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QA Engineering Bootcamp
4-month part-time online program for beginners
QA Engineering Bootcamp
4-month part-time online program for beginners
Anyone can become
a Quality Assurance engineer
Great opportunities
The fastest way into tech
No math required
You don’t need any kind of technical background to get started
Learn the skills of a QA engineer in just 4 months and land a job with our professional support.
An in-demand profession with good pay, rapid growth, promising career paths, and lots of remote positions.
Your future job title
You will learn
to break software and
document the results
What you will get with Practicum
Charles
Postman
Console
Playwright
Jira
SQL
JavaScript
Job-search strategy
LinkedIn profile
Real projects
Mock interviews
Cross-browser testing
Test cases
Regression testing
Mobile testing
API testing
Web application testing
Manual testing
Bug reports
Automation testing
Agile
Average QA engineer__salary:
$67,000
Practicum is the best coding bootcamp 3 years in a row
graduates
find a tech job after 6 month
See what goes into these numbers in our
H2 2021 Graduates Outcomes Report
1k+
87%
100% refund if you
don’t get a job within
6 months
The only bootcamp
with its own interactive platform
Flexible, part-time schedule to fit around your life
Learn in a work-simulated environment
Interactive platform
Our curriculum breaks down real cases from real companies. Concepts and skills come in short, digestible, interactive lessons that prep you to get and perform the job.
Sprints
Week 1 — Theory + Practice
The learning process is divided into sprints, or two-to-three week long work intensive periods. Most tech companies work this way, so you will come prepared. Each sprint consists of interactive lessons and features a project with a deadline.
Weeks 2 & 3 — Work on project
5 portfolio projects
You are going to perform real-life projects from day one. In 4 months, you’ll have built a solid portfolio to demonstrate your applied skills in quality assurance and manual testing.
Study is challenging but we’ll help you
Learning a new profession can feel daunting — that’s why we dedicate hours of support to help you with your specific needs. We are here to cheer you on, provide advice, and help with coding tasks.
Web Application Testing
SQL
Cross-Browser Testing
Regression Testing
Mobile Testing
Jira
Test Cases
Don’t give up!
You’re surrounded
Community Managers
Make group learning fun
Code Reviewers
Give you feedback
Tech Support
Solve technical issues
Career Coaches
Get you employed
Senior Students
Provide you guidance
Tutors
Teach you skills
Our job is to make sure you find a career you enjoy
Career Prep Course
Learn how to write a standout resume and a cover letter, create LinkedIn and GitHub profiles, make a professional portfolio, and other employment pro-tips.
4+ free hours of mock interviews will give you the confidence to nail a real one
One-to-one sessions with a career coach to develop a job-search strategy.
Career coaching
Support beyond graduation
We stay in touch during the first two months of employment, to make sure you are confident in your new position.
4.8 out of 5 rating based on 330+ reviews
Enyel Sequeira
While you are learning, you are also learning Agile methodology, which is used for most companies out there.
Nathanael Anderson
Along the way I had a ton of fun, participated in group projects and Hackathons, went to talks, worked in sprints, and learned a TON.
Jake McCambley
Learning to collaborate with others, and learning to build real projects gave me a massive leg up in the interview process.
Pinwei Wu
It's what Practicum does best — they help you build a portfolio, so you can show anybody that you really know how to do it.
Linda Kovacs
The mentors, community managers and support staff are top-notch and care greatly about student advancement and, ultimately, success.
William Schutte
The entire team is so caring and thoughtful, and are willing to help in any way they can. They really make the program feel personal.
Alvin Wong
Worked in pharmacy
It was helpful to convert my non-tech related resume into a more tech-focused one.
Yuliya Khilko
The best part about Practicum is the project-based learning approach. All projects that I've completed were a great addition to my portfolio.
CSP Lead agent at TTEC
Loannis Psichias
The code review is an important part of the course, it's proved vital to both understand the nitty-gritty, and apply best practices when writing code.
Makenzie Wells
The projects are modeled from real-world scenarios, which made them quite interesting to work on and solve.
Jackie Lu
At Practicum I was glad to have recourse to the career program, where students review each other's resumes and provide moral support.
Chukwuemeka Okoli
My favorite part of the program is the project and code review. At the end when your project is approved, there is that satisfaction that comes from achieving a feat.
Rachelle Perez
We are part of a group trying to achieve something together despite working individually, helping each other when needed and celebrating each other’s win.
Thao-Vy Vuong
Practicum is a very good way for students to comprehend and practice our skills. That helps a lot for a person with no prior coding skills.
Jaylen Gentry
If you’re looking for a detailed bootcamp with great support from a big name in data science you can’t do much better than Practicum.
Former physics & statistics professional
Developer at Workbay
Former Petroleum engineer
ML engineer at Leidos
Former B.S., University of Florida
Data Analyst at Tesla
Former Technical Engineer Research
Full-stack Software Engineer at Cove.tool
Former molecular Biology and Chemical Engineering research fellow
Junior React Developer Contractor at Lululemon
Former Bis Dev at a diabetes startup
Sr Director of Technical Operations at Remind
Worked in Journalism
Software Engineer at Accenture
Former bartender
Web Developer at Neurogazer
Worked in pharmacy
Remote Junior Software Developer at Expression Networks
Worked in International Development
Clinical Data Analyst | Population Health Research at ResMed
Worked in Tourism Sales
Associate Data Scientist at Spotify
Worked in Mental Health and Outdoor Recreation
Full-Stack Software Engineer at Zencare
Teaching Assistant
Automotive technician
Program structure
Testing Basics
10 hours
This introductory module will give you a taste of what it’s like to be a tester and help you decide whether you enjoy this career path. The module consists of several lessons with a storyline in which you join a fictional department as an intern. Your new colleagues will help you to write reports on test results, find errors in web services and understand their structure, and conduct manual product testing.
Test Design
3 weeks, 45 hours, 1 project, 3 webinars
In the first full module of the program, you will learn how to analyze and decompose product requirements, identify gray areas, and implement test design techniques. You’ll also learn about how testers function within a team, including whom they interact with and how they deliver feedback using written communication. In the final project at the end of the module, you will create test documentation for a routing application.
Web Application Testing
3 weeks, 45 hours, 1 project, 3–4 webinars
This module covers the basics of web application structure, including client-server architecture, front-end, back-end, URL, and HTTP. You'll compile a checklist of tests for the interface elements and learn how to work with industry tools such as Figma, DevTools, and Charles. At the end of the module, you will test a new routing interface.
Mobile Application and API Testing
3 weeks, 45 hours, 1 project, 3–4 webinars
In this module, you'll learn how to test mobile applications, work in the Android Studio emulator, practice setting logs, and get to grips with testing on a real device. You will also learn how to test APIs using Postman. At the end of the module, you'll test the Metro mobile application and the Counter API.
Database Basics
3 weeks, 45 hours, 1 project, 3 webinars
The fourth module of the program will introduce you to the browser console and cover the basics of databases. You’ll get to practice writing SQL queries and working with tables. You’ll combine all this knowledge and put it into practice in the module’s final project.
Test Automation Basics
2 weeks, 30 hours, 2 webinars, peer-to-peer learning
This is the final module before the graduation project. In it, you'll learn the basics of JavaScript, work with the Puppeteer library, and write your first automated tests. You'll also prepare for the final project using peer-to-peer learning, which means that you and your classmates will review each other’s previous projects and incorporate feedback on them.
Graduation Project
10 hours
This is the capstone project for the QA Engineering bootcamp. It will allow you to showcase your skillset to employers by incorporating everything you’ve learned throughout the program. To round off your education, you'll test the web and mobile versions and the API of the Scooter app, design and perform checks, and submit bug reports.
Career Prep Course
6 weeks
If you want some guidance on landing your dream job after completing the main program, the Career Prep Course has all the information you need. First, you'll cover some of the groundwork needed before you can start applying for jobs. This includes learning how to write resumes and cover letters, building an online presence on LinkedIn and GitHub, and growing your professional network. Once that's done, you'll focus on the different stages of the job application process, from job search strategies to interviews, all the way to negotiating an offer.
Career Acceleration
Up to 6 months
Prepare for real-world interviews and gain experience through authentic practice. This program is designed to help you find a job and also provides extra work with technical skills. Attend mock interviews, get your career documents reviewed, and receive 1:1 career coaching that will take your job search to the next level.
Testing Basics
10 hours
This introductory module will give you a taste of what it’s like to be a tester and help you decide whether you enjoy this career path. The module consists of several lessons with a storyline in which you join a fictional department as an intern. Your new colleagues will help you to write reports on test results, find errors in web services and understand their structure, and conduct manual product testing.
Test Design
3 weeks, 45 hours, 1 project, 3 webinars
In the first full module of the program, you will learn how to analyze and decompose product requirements, identify gray areas, and implement test design techniques. You’ll also learn about how testers function within a team, including whom they interact with and how they deliver feedback using written communication. In the final project at the end of the module, you will create test documentation for a routing application.
Web Application Testing
3 weeks, 45 hours, 1 project, 3–4 webinars
This module covers the basics of web application structure, including client-server architecture, front-end, back-end, URL, and HTTP. You'll compile a checklist of tests for the interface elements and learn how to work with industry tools such as Figma, DevTools, and Charles. At the end of the module, you will test a new routing interface.
Mobile Application and API Testing
3 weeks, 45 hours, 1 project, 3–4 webinars
In this module, you'll learn how to test mobile applications, work in the Android Studio emulator, practice setting logs, and get to grips with testing on a real device. You will also learn how to test APIs using Postman. At the end of the module, you'll test the Metro mobile application and the Counter API.
Database Basics
3 weeks, 45 hours, 1 project, 3 webinars
The fourth module of the program will introduce you to the browser console and cover the basics of databases. You’ll get to practice writing SQL queries and working with tables. You’ll combine all this knowledge and put it into practice in the module’s final project.
Test Automation Basics
2 weeks, 30 hours, 2 webinars, peer-to-peer learning
This is the final module before the graduation project. In it, you'll learn the basics of JavaScript, work with the Puppeteer library, and write your first automated tests. You'll also prepare for the final project using peer-to-peer learning, which means that you and your classmates will review each other’s previous projects and incorporate feedback on them.
Graduation Project
10 hours
This is the capstone project for the QA Engineering bootcamp. It will allow you to showcase your skillset to employers by incorporating everything you’ve learned throughout the program. To round off your education, you'll test the web and mobile versions and the API of the Scooter app, design and perform checks, and submit bug reports.
Career Prep Course
6 weeks
If you want some guidance on landing your dream job after completing the main program, the Career Prep Course has all the information you need. First, you'll cover some of the groundwork needed before you can start applying for jobs. This includes learning how to write resumes and cover letters, building an online presence on LinkedIn and GitHub, and growing your professional network. Once that's done, you'll focus on the different stages of the job application process, from job search strategies to interviews, all the way to negotiating an offer.
Career Acceleration
Up to 6 months
Prepare for real-world interviews and gain experience through authentic practice. This program is designed to help you find a job and also provides extra work with technical skills. Attend mock interviews, get your career documents reviewed, and receive 1:1 career coaching that will take your job search to the next level.
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If you don’t get a job within six months of graduating Practicum, we will refund 100% of your tuition. Read more in the  Terms of Use
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FAQ
How does the learning process work?
We combine self-paced practice on the Practicum interactive platform, live feedback from tech professionals, help from our community managers, and guidance from senior students.
We introduce sprints, or three-week periods of work, with a number of tasks to complete by a deadline. Most professional IT development takes place in sprints, so this helps prepare you for the workplace.
Will I get a new job after graduation?
We believe that anyone can have a sustainable and enjoyable career in tech. We help our students find high-paying jobs in a company they like. More than half of our students receive attractive job offers within two months of graduating.
Practicum’s employment rate exceeds 80%.
What if I don’t get a new job?
If you don’t get a new job in tech within 6 months of graduation, we will refund 100% of your Practicum tuition.
There are several conditions that apply to the refund:
— You must complete the program, including the Career Prep course and Career Acceleration program.
— You actively participate in a job search, applying to relevant positions and going through interviews.
— You need to be a U.S. resident.
More details can be found in the Terms of Use.
What career services do you offer?
We are on a mission to prepare you for a job search and to meet the highest standards and best practices in career coaching:
  1. You’ll learn how to write a compelling resume and cover letter;
  2. You’ll graduate with a show-stopping portfolio of real-life projects that count for work experience;
  3. We’ll help you represent your best self in tech and behavioral interviews;
  4. We’ll boost your soft skills and make sure you feel confident in your new position;
  5. We’ll search for positions and openings which are relevant to you.
How does the learning process work?
We combine self-paced practice on the Practicum interactive platform, live feedback from tech professionals, help from our community managers, and guidance from senior students.
We introduce sprints, or three-week periods of work, with a number of tasks to complete by a deadline. Most professional IT development takes place in sprints, so this helps prepare you for the workplace.
Will I get a new job after graduation?
We believe that anyone can have a sustainable and enjoyable career in tech. We help our students find high-paying jobs in a company they like. More than half of our students receive attractive job offers within two months of graduating.
Practicum’s employment rate exceeds 80%.
What if I don’t get a new job?
If you don’t get a new job in tech within 6 months of graduation, we will refund 100% of your Practicum tuition.
There are several conditions that apply to the refund:
— You must complete the program, including the Career Prep course and Career Acceleration program.
— You actively participate in a job search, applying to relevant positions and going through interviews.
— You need to be a U.S. resident.
More details can be found in the Terms of Use.
What career services do you offer?