Online Class FAQ

Basic info on the program:

  1. First 3 sessions are a trial – there is no charge to participate. After 3 sessions students decide if they want to continue. Those who stay will pay $1,000 by credit card, PayPal, or by mailing in a check. Students can repeat the course unlimited number of times at no extra charge. Tuition is non-refundable.
  2. 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.
  3. There are 4 major modules in the program:
    – Software QA (includes 10 hours on Job Search) – 25 hours
    – Testing Mobile Applications  – 15 hours
    – Test Automation (Webdriver, Java/JavaScript, Cucumber, Rest API) – 20 hours
    – Life Software (mobile & web application) Testing Projects – 12 hours
    – Backend testing (SQL & LINUX) – 16 hours
    – Agile/scrum (with Jira) & CI/CD – 8 hours
    – API/Postman – 4 hours
  4. In Test Automation module we have 10 live sessions (7-9pm PST) on Wednesdays (20 hours in total)
  5. For all other modules we have 3 live sessions a week – Mon, Tue, Thu – 6-7 or 6-8pm California (PST) time (100 hours in total).
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 May 18, 2021