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6 Weeks of Software QA Training
Our 6-week immersive Software Quality Assurance (QA) bootcamp will prepare you with everything you need to get your quality assurance certification. DevMountain empowers you with the skills you need to help you become a competitive candidate for junior-level software QA engineer positions. Instruction consists of instructor lectures, guest lecturers, guided projects, individual projects, group projects, and real projects with corporate clients. Students will work collaboratively with the lead instructor and mentors throughout the course. Through experience in specific languages and frameworks that are popular today, students can achieve a flexible outlook and become comfortable and eager to tackle new technologies in a fast-moving and ever-changing industry.
Optimize Your Resume
You will build your resume and portfolio with help from our experienced career coaching team. You will also work face-to-face with a counselor to develop a job search plan that works best for you.
Career & Interview Prep
Our counselors will work with you to find the perfect job for your skills and interests. You’ll go through mock interviews, pick up tips and tricks, and learn how to ace your first interview as a developer.
You’ll also get lifetime access to our exclusive “Meet n’ Hire” events, where you will be able to network with all kinds of employers who are looking to hire awesome new developers like you.
Additional Career Resources
- ACCESS TO DEVMOUNTAIN CAREER COUNSELOR
- ACCESS TO CURRENT MENTORS & INSTRUCTORS
- JOB NEGOTIATION TRAINING
- LINKEDIN TRAINING, BEST PRACTICES, & PROFILE SETUP
- FREE ADMISSION TO HIRING EVENTS
- JOB SEARCH TACTICS, TOOLS, & WORKSHEETS
- TECHNICAL INTERVIEW TRAINING
- PROFESSIONAL RESUME HEADSHOTS
- ACCESS TO RECORDED CLASSES & LECTURES
- DISCOUNT FOR ANY ADDITIONAL DEVMOUNTAIN COURSES
QA Student Schedule
The course is rigorous, but we break up our schedule with lectures, presentations, labs and project building. A typical day at DevMountain campus could look like the example day schedule below.
MON-FRI, 9AM-5PM // 600 COURSE HOURS
Previous day reviews and code exercises that strengthen concepts and skills.
Learn key objectives through guided practice, discussions, presentations, guest lectures, and activities.
Nom nom time
Continue to work through lunch. Grab a bite at a local spot, or make your own at our on-campus kitchens.
Labs & Workstation
Guided practice with on-hand mentors to work on weekly, personal, and group projects. Work on labs solo or in groups. Receive over-the-shoulder help whenever it is needed
Regular check-ins from our student success crew, employer relations team, and instructors / mentors.
Open Campus, 24/7
End of class
Many mentors live in DevMountain housing and stay on campus around the clock. Campus is open to mentors, employees, instructors, and of course students all day everyday!
What You'll Learn
Git & Github
Git, the de facto standard for source version control and team collaboration, has its own jargon, best practices, and workflows, enough to keep you busy for a while. Yet these tactics will be crucial in your contribution in the workplace and in securing, protecting and archiving code.
Developers love QA engineers who know their way around code. In this course, we will not dive as deep into JS as the immersive Web Developer course, but we’ll teach you enough to be a treasured asset to your developers.
Creating tests is an integral part of quality assurance*. We'll start you off with the basics - manual test writing. You'll learn all about the various *techniques you can use to expose application weaknesses.
You will also learn how to test software through unit testing*. Unit testing just means testing small units of a larger application as they are developed *which can help find bugs faster. This course will teach you how to create and run effective unit tests.
Throughout the course of your training, you will also learn how to create automated tests using Selenium and NightwatchJS. These are two of the most common testing automation applications out there, and as such, essential for a quality assurance certification.
Sometimes called stress testing, this kind of software testing training allows you to assess how an application behaves when placed under different levels of demand. This course will teach you about stress testing concepts and tools.
As you get your quality assurance certification at DevMountain, we’ll teach you what a REST API is and how to create tests of performance, functionality, reliability, safety and security using Postman and SOAP.
Part of being an effective QA engineer is knowing how applications are developed. Agile is one of the most common development cycle methodologies. We’ll teach you all about backlogs, scrums, and sprints and how testing fits into the software development cycle.
DevMountain cares about giving our graduates the best possible chance to succeed beyond the bootcamp. To get a quality assurance certification — one that has real value in the world of work — it is important to have concrete experience to draw on, and to show to potential employers. One of the most unique things about this course is that we’ve worked with corporations to have our QA students work on actual software applications. Our QA training and placement program prepares our students with meaningful real-world know-how, hands on experience working with a development team, and a chance to sharpen their skills.
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