Online USA Class FAQ  (European class FAQ – use that link)

Basic info on the program:

  • First 3 sessions are a trial – there is no charge to participate. After 3 sessions students decide if they want to continue.
  • Students can repeat the course unlimited number of times at no extra charge.
  • Tuition is non-refundable.
  • All the sessions are recorded in case you miss a session or want to repeat that session. We are using GoToWebinar tool to run the sessions. There is no installation involved on your side.

There are 2 modules in the program:
          QA MODULE – 50 hours
– Software QA Methodology – 18 hours
– Job Search – 4 hours
– Testing Mobile Applications (project included) – 12 hours
– Testing Web Application Project – 12 hours
– REST API testing  – 4 hours         

          TECHNOLOGY MODULE – 50 hours
– Test Automation (Webdriver, Java, Cucumber) – 20 hours
– Backend testing (SQL & LINUX) – 16 hours
– Advanced Mobile testing – 14 hours

  • In QA Module we have 3 live sessions a week – Mon, Tue, Thu – 6-7 or 6-8pm California (PST) time (50 hours in total).
  • In TECHNOLOGY Module we have 4 session a week 6-8pm/7-9pm for automation
  • To start the session teacher sends a link to the group chat in Skype. Students click on the link and there will be new window opening with teacher’s screen inside.
  • Besides live/recorded 100 hours of webinars participants have lifetime access to the School’s video library with 100+ hours of videos on QA, Test Automation with Selenium/Webdriver, JavaScript, SQL, Mobile Testing, HTML, XML, etc.
  • The school helps with your resumes, certificates, references for the projects


What to do before the class begins:

  1. Slava on Automation  – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M0V5C24m1M
  2. James Bach video    – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILkT_HV9DVU
  3. Jana Mourza  – Test Documentation: PPT    part1    part2    part3    part4    part5    part6    part7
  4. Jana Mourza on Agile Testing – Part1     Part2
  5. Bonus session on resume bullets – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12xDLTy18h0
  6. HTML by Slava   – Part1         Part2

How to prepare to the first session:

  1. Go to https://online.portnov.net/onlinehome/ page. We keep there recordings of the first 3 sessions for the most recent online groups.
  2. Scroll down to the Session 1 section and start first with the Homework part. Watch the webinar, learn the interview questions and answers, take the quiz, etc.
  3. After completing the Homework – watch the recorded webinar in the Session 1 title line.
With that work done you are ready to fully benefit from the first LIVE session on September 12, 2023


Address: 830 Stewart Drive, #132, Sunnyvale, CA 94085
E-mail: mikhail@portnov.com
Phone: 650-307-1070
Skype: portnovonline


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