SQA Solution

Boot camp from Categories San Francisco

SQA Solution is a 6 weeks long Software Quality Assurance (SQA) school in Daily City, CA. You’ll want to come to class eager to learn and prepared to work. At the end of six weeks, you’ll walk out of class as a new person. You are now qualified for your first QA or Tester position, and you’ll have a Certificate and Portfolio to prove it!
During this course,  you’ll learn Java, WebDriver, Selenium IDE, Frameworks, Linux, SQL, TDD and more! We provide 123 hours of classroom instruction and hands-on project training.

Training Modules

CLASS 1 (6 Hours of Lecture) CLASS 6 (8 Hours of Lecture)
Introduction to Java Library file( with keyword ‘extends’ in test class files)
Introduction to Object oriented
Install Java Practical Test (3 Hours)
Java Features
Install Eclipse CLASS 7 (8 Hours of Lecture)
Eclipse Overview JUnit vs. TestNg on Selenium
Creating first Eclipse project Close, quit
Creating first Java program Multibrowser
What is a class file HTMLUnitDriver
Data Types Firebug, Firepath
Strings Links
IF Statements XPATH
Conditional and concatenation operators Web Elements
LOOPS Radio buttons
Practical Test (3 Hours) Create your own xpath
Practical Test (3 Hours)
CLASS 2 (6 Hours of Lecture)
Arrays CLASS 8 (5 Hours of Lecture)
Functions Dynamic Objects (including starts-with / contains usage)
Variables Capturing screenshots
Objects, Object References, Call by reference and Value Popups
Static Variables
Constructors Pause, Wait
HTML Overview Handling JavaScript alert messages with Selenium
XML overview Simulating Keyboards (Enter, ESC, keystrokes, etc.)
JavaScript Overview Web table – How to work with it and how to extract data
Practical Test (3 Hours) Mouse Movements
Working with AJAX
CLASS 3 (6 Hours of Lecture) Timeout
Inherit Frames
Encapsulation and Polymorphism Cookies
Interface Back and Front Buttons
Abstract Files
Packages Listeners – Using WebDriverEventListener
Accessing modifiers – Public, Private, Default, Protected Right Click
Exception handling Find Coordinates
Error handling Action Class
Throwable Class Working with drop-down lists
Final and Finally CSS
Throw and Throws JavaScript executor
Collection API Practical Test (3 Hours)
Log4J CLASS 9 (8 Hours of Lecture)
Practical Test (3 Hours) Build Data Driven Framework
Practical Test (3 Hours)
CLASS 4 (8 Hours of Lecture)
Install and Configure JUnit on Eclipse CLASS 10 (8 Hours of Lecture)
Creating a Test XLS (X) Reader (using Apache POI)
Assertion / Verification Build scripts based on data driven framework
Error Handling Practical Test (3 Hours)
Running a Test
Skipping a Test
Parametizing a Test CLASS 11 (8 Hours of Lecture)
Difference between JUnit and TestNG Hybrid TestNg
Install and Configure TestNG on Eclipse Practical Test (3 Hours)
Build a Framework based on TestNG or JUnit
Practical Test (3 Hours) CLASS 12 (8 Hours of Lecture)
CLASS 5 (8 Hours of Lecture) SQL
Introduction to Selenium Linux
What is Selenium IDE Agile/Scrum
What is Selenium RC Email Test results
What is Selenium WebDriver File archiving (.zip)
Install WebDriver in Eclipse ANT deployment (also xslt reports): running tests outside of IDE environment
Why Java with Selenium Networking Protocols
WebDriver Interfaces Practical Test (3 Hours)
Arrays  Jenkins
Objects  Maven
Inheritance  ANT
Exception and Error Handling  CI Overview and Tools
Reflection API
Properties files (configuration & object recognition)
Log 4J
Practical Test (3 Hours)


 Weekly Schedule


Meet Our Instructors

Fuad Mak

Fuad Mak is a Test Architect and QA Manager at SQA Solution. He has over 16 years of experience in Quality Assurance, and 9 years of experience in QA Management. Fuad is a successful Quality Assurance leader with a diverse background in multiple industries.

Fuad Mak has a thorough understanding of QA methodologies, automated testing, and the iterative software development processes. His background includes responsibility for eCommerce sites, Life science and Pharma validation, Client Relationship Management (CRM) strategy and systems, SAP, Mobile, and Retail solutions. His expertise covers a myriad of testing tools and processes in the software testing industry. Here are just a few: Test Director, QA Partner/Silk Test, Silk Performer, MS Test, Visual Test, Win Runner, Bounce Checker, Star Team, Track Record, BugZilla, Web Defect Manager, PVCS, Web Load, PVCS Tracker, Net Mechanic, Compuware, Scrum, Selenium, and many more.

Lesya Turanscaia

Lesya is a Software Professional with 14 years of core expertise in Automation, Manual, Database, and Web-Service Testing. Lesya has experience Planning, Designing, Building, and maintaining complex Test Automation Frameworks (Data-Driven, Keyword, and Hybrid). She is an Expert in Selenium, WebDriver, and SilkTest Automation. She is also proficient with Java, has a deep knowledge of JUnit and TestNG unit testing Frameworks, and has real-world experience with many other testing tools and technologies.

Jean Nepton

Jean is an expert in planning, designing, building, and maintaining complex Test Automation Frameworks (Data-Driven, Keyword, and Hybrid). His expertise covers Selenium, WebDriver, and SilkTest Automation. He is also proficient in Java, has a deep knowledge of JUnit and TestNG Unit Testing Frameworks, and real-world experience with many other testing tools and technologies.

Our Philosophy

Anyone who is motivated can learn!

Yes, you can learn Java and Selenium WebDriver, and Become a Qualified Automation Tester in 6 Weeks! We have structured this course to be streamlined and project oriented. In addition, we provide lots of guidance in a supportive environment. This helps keep you motivated, and helps you learn exactly what you need to know to get a good job, and to excel at it.

Hands-on training is the best way to learn.

At SQA Solution, we teach you how to think outside the box so that you can quickly discover bugs. We also provide you with problem solving techniques so that your input can assist in providing resolutions. After taking this course, you will enter the workplace eager to discover new challenges, knowing that you’ll have the tools to effectively handle them.

Our Program

Our Objective:
You’ll want to come to class eager to learn and prepared to work. At the end of six weeks, you’ll walk out of class as a new person. You are now qualified for your first Test Automation position, and you’ll have a Certificate and Portfolio to prove it!

Our Curriculum: The processes and expectations for Test Automation and White Box Testing have undergone significant transformation. Our course is based on the new standards for web testing: robust, scalable, and trackable. You’ll build test scripts using Java, Flash, UI, DataDriven, and more. You’ll learn the same testing practices and tools that you’ll use on the job, like Ant and Maven. Following are some of the tools we’ll teach you to use:

Detailed Schedule: SQA Solution classes run from 6pm to 10pm, 3 evenings a week, and 9am to 6pm on Saturdays. Classes vary between structured intros to exercises or projects and full day Testathons. During a Testathon, you may finish the previous day’s projects, or test and code a new project or exercise. Following is how a structured day will look:

  • Saturday only, 9am: Breakfast. We’ll discuss technology and testing over breakfast in the classroom.
  • Saturday 9:30am or Weekday at 6pm: Coding with our Instructors. We’ll introduce your next project or exercise. We’ll explain the concepts of how to perform the work, and then we’ll discuss how to work out the stuff you don’t already know. We want you to participate by asking questions—that’s how you’ll learn best.
  • Saturday at 10am or Weekday at 6:30pm: Hack and Test. You’ll be working either in pairs or small teams on real-life projects. If you have questions, just ask an instructor and they’ll be happy to help get you resolve them by offering different approaches for resolution.
  • Saturday only, 12pm: Lunch. There are many great places for lunch within walking distance.
  • Saturday at 1pm or Weekday at 7:30pm: Learn, Code, Test. Again, we’ll introduce you to new concepts by starting a brand new exercise or project together, and then allowing you to continue working on it within your team.
  • Tuesday only, 6:30pm: Special Events. We hold different types of events. You can ask our guest instructors about their job experiences, go to meetups, practice interviewing, or just work on projects. The program ends at 8 p.m. However, you may want to continue working much later.

Weekly Overview:

  • Weeks 1 – 2 include teaching the basics of Test Automation and programming.
  • Weeks 3 – 6 focus on project-oriented learning, both in groups and individually. This covers working on new projects from scratch and working on existing codebases. During this time, you’ll be creating your portfolio.
  • During the course, we’ll be guiding you through practice interviews so that you’ll feel prepared and confident about what you’ve learned and what you can offer a new employer.

Financing: SQA Solution School is not participating in any federal, state, or other government financial aid program. However, we understand that motivated students might have different financial backgrounds. Students are encouraged to borrow money for tuition using a 3rd party crowd funding platform WeFinance: wefinance.co/sqa


Note: SQA Solution is not affiliated with WeFinance; the loan you receive from WeFinance becomes your own full responsibility.

Housing: If you don’t already live in the San Francisco area, we may be able to help you with arranging housing. We know of some student housing, and we’ve contacted a nearby hotels that has agreed to house our students at a reduced rate. (You will be responsible for the costs of your own housing)

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