TESTIMONIALS

Two months after graduation I received an offer to one of the leading companies in Silicon Valley

I am sincerely glad that I have chosen Portnov Computer School among all schools! Two months after graduation I received an offer to one of the leading companies in Silicon Valley. Not even a year ago I could not dream of such a job. I did not have any skills in fields related to computer technology before I started class. In Ukraine I worked as an economist at a Scientific and Design Institute.

The main plus is the ideal training program in accordance with the labor market. First, we study basic and theoretical knowledge, then – difficulties, practical exercises and real projects. In the first few months, we’ve already learned manual testing. Then we studied mobile testing and used our knowledge on a real project. At the end we had an internship with a practicing QA manager. We worked with Jira, backend, API automation, Selenium WebDriver with Java language, GitHub. So grateful to all our instructors, who constantly supported, suggested and pointed out our mistakes.

After graduation began a very important period of job search and interviews. I really want to express my gratitude to Director of Operations Sofia Pravdina, her support and advice was very valuable to me.

Studying at Portnov Computer School is the best solution and investment here in the USA!
Thank you so much Mikhail Portnov, thank you to the team of instructors and managers for such an opportunity to get a new profession and start a new career during these difficult times.

Facebook icon Irina B. August, 2021

Our Hardwork+Portnov support= SUCCESS GUARANTEED

Portnov truly works!
I have always been looking for an entry point into the IT industry and it was finally possible with the help of Portnov.

If you have Gaps in your career , looking for a career change, don’t know where to start, want to have a reliable source, want to have career guidance, knowledgable training, real-time experience, resume /interview prep, placement support Portnov is the place you want to be.

Our Hardwork+Portnov support= SUCCESS GUARANTEED

Portnov is equipped with experienced instructors and a great operations team to help with placements.

My special thanks to my wonderful instructors(Janna, Olga, Tanya, Sofia) and Sofia Pravdina for helping me with placement opportunities.
Overall it was the best decision to opt for Portnov and I highly recommend Portnov to everyone who is really serious about their career.

Thank you.

Geetha August, 2021

Studying at this school opened the doors to a new world for me

Studying at this school opened the doors to a new world for me, they led me to all the necessary rooms. You will absolutely not regret the money invested. Don’t look for cheaper, this is what you need. And finally, you will get a great internship with practice in automation. And teach, complete assignments, listen. Ask, you will always be answered in a friendly way. Big Thank You to Sofia, Olga, Zhanna, Hannah.

Viktoryia I. August, 2021

Thank you so much for your support during the training and with the job search. 

I am really grateful to the Portnov school for the great educational program and the best instructors ever. I wish the Portnov computer school many talented students.

Julia August, 2021

Two months after graduation I received an offer to one of the leading companies in Silicon Valley.

I am sincerely glad that I have chosen Portnov Computer School among all schools! Two months after graduation I received an offer to one of the leading companies in Silicon Valley. Not even a year ago I could not dream of such a job. I did not have any skills in fields related to computer technology before I started class. In Ukraine I worked as an economist at a Scientific and Design Institute.

The main plus is the ideal training program in accordance with the labor market. First, we study basic and theoretical knowledge, then – difficulties, practical exercises and real projects. In the first few months, we’ve already learned manual testing. Then we studied mobile testing and used our knowledge on a real project. At the end we had an internship with a practicing QA manager. We worked with Jira, backend, API automation, Selenium WebDriver with Java language, GitHub. So grateful to all our instructors, who constantly supported, suggested and pointed out our mistakes.

After graduation began a very important period of job search and interviews. I really want to express my gratitude to Director of Operations Sofia Pravdina, her support and advice was very valuable to me.

Studying at Portnov Computer School is the best solution and investment here in the USA!
Thank you so much Mikhail Portnov, thank you to the team of instructors and managers for such an opportunity to get a new profession and start a new career during these difficult times.

Facebook icon Irina B. August, 2021

Portnov truly works!

I have always been looking for an entry point in to IT industry and it was finally possible with the help of Portnov.

If you have Gaps in your career ,looking for a career change, don’t know where to start, want to have a reliable source ,want to have career guidance, knowledgable training, real time experience, resume /interview prep, placement support Portnov is the place you want to be.
Our Hardwrok+Portnov support= SUCCESS GUARANTED

Portnov is equipped with experienced instructors and great operations team to help with placements.

My special thanks to my wonderful instructors(Janna,Olga,Tanya,Sofia) and Sofia Pravdina for helping me with placement opportunities.
Overall it was a best decision to opt for Portnov and I highly recommend Portnov to everyone who is really serious about their career.

Thank you.

Geetha Gopisetti August, 2021

Greatest teachers, greatest knowledge, and absolute support.

Thank you, Sofia, and Portnov Computer School! Greatest teachers, greatest knowledge, and absolute support. I wasn’t believing in myself as much as every teacher believed in me. I am forever grateful :сердце:

Sofiia N. August, 2021

Program is intense, but you get all support from teachers

I really liked studying at Portnov school. Program is intense, but you get all support from teachers. They do care about each student to succeed.

Do you want to know the secret? If you learn at least what you are given during classes, you will get a job. You will get a job if you are passionate, curious and proactive.

I came to school in the hardest time, when Covid hit and market went down. Despite pandemic, school never left me behind and I got internship with their help. I am very happy my career in QA officially stated.

The only thing I regret is that I didn’t come to school earlier.

Yelp icon Ann O. July, 2021

This training was really career-life-changing

I am very proud of being a student of Portnov school. This training was really career-life-changing and I am very excited because I found a job at a well-known company right after graduation. I need to mention that I did not have an IT education and I am much older than 40 years old. So that is my milestone what I went through with the help and support of Sofia Pravdina who is the Director of Operations. There is an amazing team of instructors who cares about the success of the graduates.

Thank you.

Julia S July, 2021

Best opportunity EVER

Best opportunity EVER! “Intro to Python Programming” course with Marina Lietman can help you land your first automations job. Before I took the course, I didn’t know much about automation, nor was I ever exposed to Python. However, that was not an issue, as the program is designed for the beginners, and provides you with all the basic knowledge you need to start a career in automation. Upon completion of the course, I went through the interview process with Marina (and yes, anyone who would like a shot at a job WILL get an interview!) And as a result, got a job that love and enjoy. Thank you to Portnov school and Marina Lietman for this amazing opportunity!!!

Irina I. July, 2021

The result is stunning.

I highly recommend the school. I was very lucky that I studied with teachers who really know how to teach the material so that it was easy to complete the tasks and pass the interviews. A few days ago I received a job offer after the courses. And I finished the course a month ago. The result is stunning.

I highly recommend the Portnov School to those who want to work in IT.

Facebook icon Ion Bota July, 2021

When you want to learn and excel you should do it from the BEST and the best is PORTNOV

When you want to learn and excel you should do it from the BEST and the best is PORTNOV .Living a few blocks away from the school I would everyday take a walk down the street near Portnov not aware of what it was all about, when one day my son ran towards the school and me after him, thats when I happen to just casually ask a student what they were learning there and I was told a lot of interesting things. And finally when I decided to restart my career I knew where I had to go .. Portnov it was ! In 2019 I joined the evening classes nd within no time of completion of my course I had an internship offer in hand with one of the best company in the Bay Area. And ever since than theres no looking back , Im glad I took that leap of faith and decided to change my career . Something totally different than what I doing in my previous jobs. Portnov helped me change my career and most importantly made me realize what I was meant to be doing .

The teachers here are fantastic .I have to mention teacher Janna , she is one of the best teachers I have come across so far. Very patient and approachable. Her way of teaching is fantastic!
Also, each student gets personal attention and hands-on training with the right guidance . They are bang on with the latest technology and polish you well for interviews. You can expect a plethora of opportunities coming your way for you to grab on .Besides that , the door of the school is always open for all the students and ex-students.

A very very special mention- Sofia who is one of the strongest pillar of the school goes out of the way to make sure that every student has a job . She’s so very supportive throughout your journey right from the moment you enroll in school till you are independent and established in your field and beyond.
My experience has been wonderful with this school and everyone here. So, it’s a promise of great experiences with an excellent faculty team and administration. While you are here, build networks, take chances and compete with yourself , push yourself higher and you will be rewarded with the Best!!

I highly highly recommend this school to everyone who wish to make a great career.

Lorraine July, 2021

The school gives everything for the start and further self-development

Hello everyone! To everyone who is considering Portnov Computer School to gain knowledge in the field of Software Testing!

I highly recommend this school for the following reasons:
– Basic knowledge of theory in Software Testing!
– Practical and homework!
– Familiarity with many tools and technologies!
– The school can organize practice on several real projects and in my opinion this is the most valuable thing that I got in this school!
– Help and support when looking for a job!

Let me draw your attention once again to: The school provides basic and structured knowledge and this means that in any case it will be necessary to improve many topics on your own or take additional courses.
It all depends on what you like or where you feel there are gaps.

But!!!!! This is not a bachelor’s degree in computer science !!!!!
The school gives everything for the start and further self-development !!!!!

In general, the school is worthy of attention and I do not regret that I chose it some time ago!

(And here’s another thing, since the school has existed for more than a dozen years, Mikhail and the teachers have a large number of friends in a huge number of companies where you can get to practice, as was the case in my case)

If my wife decides, I will definitely send her to Portnov School!

Thanks a lot from me: Michael, Janna, Olga, Sofia, Sofia Pravdina, Galina, Anna Mazur and of course Galina Ilchenko (the best mentor in my life !!!)

Facebook icon Evgeniy July, 2021

All the courses are very practical, hands-on, and close to the job markets in the IT industries.

Whether you are thinking to change your career path to SW QA, or polish your SW QA skills for the coming job interviews or your daily job challenges, Portnov Computer School is the best school to help achieve your goal and your dream.

All the courses offered at Portnov are very practical, hands-on, and the most important are so close to the job markets in the IT industries.
All teachers have years of industrial experience in IT, they were/are engineers themselves, they went through the same challenges you are encountering these days.

Each staff in this school is willing to help each student, they treat the students as a family member, they do all they can to help students. At this school, you not only learn the knowledge but also learn the interviewing skills. The best of the best is at the end of the SQA, the school provides the boot camp to simulate the real job environment, and also help you find an internship in the industries.

I don’t think no one else can do this and do it to this level. I highly recommend Portnov Computer School to everyone. When you finish the training at Portnov Computer School, I have 200% confidence that you would agree with me.

Richard June, 2021

Portnov School trained me with all the new technologies and made me ready for the IT jobs in the market

I had a wonderful Experience with Portnov computers. My friend refereed me here and the course was very helpful. I started training myself after 15 years and was very new to the market, but Portnov School trained me with all the new technologies and made me ready for the IT jobs in the market.

The teacher’s named Olga , Janna, Tanya are excellent. They train you with their experience and share as much knowledge they can which helps you to be confident when you are searching for Jobs in the Market. They are friendly, excellent, Marvelous teachers. And Mrs.Sofia Pravdina is very very helpful, she guides you to do proper internships according to your skills.Special thanks to her who makes wonders with internship/job placement. Student might not even know, but she does a huge work to find a best match for each student.She has been very helpful in the whole process.

The school gives you up-to-date information about the current job market trends and all the skills & technologies you need to successfully get the job. Online training, internships with school are excellent and very helpful. It was a great opportunity to learn in Portnov computers. It made my dream of working in IT company came true!

Elizabeth June, 2021

After being a stay at home mom for a decade, I decided to return to work and explored a new career

After being a stay at home mom for a decade, I decided to return to work and explored a new career. My friend recommended me to Portnov Computer School after her success in her new career in SQA. I took the courage to go for it despite my old age and commitment to my family. After all the perseverance and encouragement, I did it.

I honestly had a great time learning at Portnov. The teachers (Janna, Olga, Tanya, Galina and Sofia) are all wonderful and full of passion. They not only gave us extra classes to complete the course but also gave me one-on-one attention from their personal time. They not only taught me the technical skills that are needed to be a SQA Engineer, they also taught me how to ace the interview.

I also wanted to thank Sofia Pravdina who helped me with job placement. Right after the SQA course, I was given multiple internships/projects where I could work in a company to gain real working experience.

Last but not least, I want to thank Mikhail Portnov. He gave me personal attention on how to improve my resume and jobsite profile. He even gave me good advice when I had multiple offers.

I highly recommend Portnov Computer school to my friends. Everyone there is so supportive and they have lots of resources for me to further my skills too. I will never stop learning and I am going to take an advanced course (in Test Automation) there.

Facebook icon Grace Loo June, 2021

Looking back now, the decision to change a career and the fact that I chose Portnov Computer School for that is one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life.

Deciding to change a career and start a path in a completely new industry was one of the hardest decisions that I made and to say that I was not skeptical at first would be a lie. Like anyone who has been working in a different profession and jumping into a new path, I had so many doubts, so many questions, would I understand it? Would I ever be successful? Would I get a job? … a lot of questions.

Looking back now, the decision to change a career and the fact that I chose Portnov Computer School for that is one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. This school has changed my family’s life to the better. My sister studied here 5 years ago, and she is currently a senior QA engineer in a big company in the Bay area.

Up to date curriculum, flexible schedule, incredibly supportive and talented teachers, information on current market trends, guidance and follow up until you land a job is only a few of the reasons why I feel so strongly about this school. Every single one of the teachers here are skilled and know their stuff incredibly very well. I would like to thank Janna, Olga, Tanya and Sofia for supporting me through this Journey. Special thanks to Sofia Pravdina who makes wonders in matching everyone with an internship either internal or external. The school’s good relationship with a lot of companies in the Bay area and across the country is also an asset. The external internship position that I just landed on is a great example for that. I am beyond grateful for what I have got from Portnov .

Eskedar June, 2021

Even before completing my internship I got two offers. Portnov is really doing great in mentoring the students.

If you are looking for chabge of career i. Software as a QA Engineer, then this is the right place. I highly recommend Portnov school. Even before completing my internship I got two offers. Portnov is really doing great in mentoring the students. The Mentors here are amazing. They teach us all techniques. I would say, they teach us beyond what a QA should know. Even a 10 years of experienced QA Analyst are not aware of most of the techniques that we learn here. So I would say, please make use of this platform and sure you will end up with a good amazingly paid jobs. I really thank the school for providing me this amazing opportunity and exposure to the QA world with real time experience(Internships). And also I would like to Thank the mentors here, who take special care on each and every students in improving the skills.

Shopana June, 2021

Portnov Computer School is a perfect place for people who are looking for a job in the IT industry.

Portnov Computer School is a perfect place for people who are looking for a job in the IT industry. Besides of excellent Software Quality Assurance teaching methodology, the school also teaches a lot of helpful technical skills (Linux/Unix, SQL, HTML, CSS, JS, API, test automation, etc.), gives a practical experience with real projects, and provides a lot of support by preparing you for job searching. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to start my new job in the IT industry. Six months ago, before my decision to choose this school, I couldn’t even dream about that. What is most important is that this school has a team of great people led by a guru in this field Mikhail Portnov. The school really cares about each of its students if this student is ready to learn, practice, and follow school’s instructions.

Thank you so much.

Ilmira June, 2021

I got a job right after my internship!

If you want to start a career in the IT field, Portnov Computer School is the place to go for training. The SQA course at Portnov has been a life-changing experience. I got a job right after my internship! All of the classes are designed to give you the best understanding of SQL, SQA, Unix/Linux, API, Automation, Mobile testing, and more.

Like nowhere else, teachers care about students and they are very supportive. My basic knowledge and technical skills improved greatly. The school prepared my resume and provided excellent counseling on how to answer interview questions and ways to project myself in the job market. Great school, great internship opportunities, and great instructors (Janna, Olya, Sofia, Tanya, Hanna, Galina, Anna). It is always a pleasure to hear Irina’s voice when I call the school.

A special thanks goes to Sofia Pravdina. She is an amazing, helpful and encouraging person. Another special thanks to Luiza, the director of the school, for support and guidance. I would definitely recommend Portnov Computer School to anyone looking to jump-start their career

Olga S. May, 2021

This school really able to help your dreams come true!

I highly recommend Portnov Computer School for anyone who is interested in changing a career in software testing. The school gives you up-to-date information about the current job market trends and all the skills & technologies you need to successfully get the job.

You will get all necessary support and guidance from the teachers and staff. Apart from the academics, you will also have interview preparation classes as well, which helps to increase your confidence to face the real interviews. I would like to thank all school instructors for supporting and encouraging me on this way.

I especially appreciate Sofia’s help in the job placements. She does her best to give the students chance to get the great opportunities. This school really able to help your dreams come true!

Facebook icon Kateryna May, 2021

Good material, will teach you from the scratch everything, don’t have to have some experience in this domain

I highly recommend Portnov Computer School! Good material, will teach you from the scratch everything, don’t have to have some experience in this domain. Flexible with the schedule, can combine school with your work. Thank you for the opportunity.

Facebook icon Alexandrina May, 2021

Portnov is the best school to begin or change your career as a QA engineer.

Portnov is the best school to begin or change your career as a QA engineer. The curriculum teaches different aspects of software testing and new technology in the field. The school also provides an internship which helps you gain practical experience. They are up to date with the current job market and also prepare you for the interview. After graduating from Portnov, I was hired as an automation engineer!

Sibi May, 2021

Flexible schedule, affordable prices, best teachers and speakers.

I highly recommend Portnov Computer School! Flexible schedule, affordable prices, best teachers and speakers. Mr.Portnov himself started to help people to change carrier path/upgrade skills before my birthday, should I continue?
Facebook icon Sultan May, 2021

If you are looking for a career path in the QA field, you found the best school!

If you are looking for a career path in the QA field, you found the best school! Portnov school has WONDERFUL instructors who provide you with tons of knowledge that came from years of experience in the QA field. The entire staff is 100% dedicated and committed to YOUR success!!!
I have done an extensive research before going to Portnov, checked out their competitors, and finally came to the conclusion that there is really NO ONE out there that would give you the same knowledge, provide you with hands-on experience, and set you up for success! Portnov school has changed my life! And after just several months, I was able to get my first job in the QA field! THANK YOU!!!

Irina I. April, 2021

Portnov school played a major role in my career change goal.

Portnov school played a major role in my career change goal. I not only enjoyed learning software testing basics here but was also able to enrich my knowledge through one of the internship programs. The internship program introduced me to a real world software testing field, where we operated in an Agile/Scrum work environment, performed different types of testing, and used various testing tools (including a test automation tool). Another huge advantage of doing the internship was our job interview practice!
Keep in mind, the school will definitely equip you with all necessary knowledge and required practice in the Quality Assurance field, however, what will get you the actual job is going to be your efforts and determination.
I have been recently offered a full-time position as a Quality Assurance Engineer and I am beyond grateful to Portnov school for showing me the way and even leading me to my desired professional role. I recommend Portnov school to all those people who are ready for the next step up in their career!

Nazima.B April, 2021

It is evident that choosing a boot camp is a big decision that can change the course of your life

It is evident that choosing a boot camp is a big decision that can change the course of your life, so who better to get advice from than learners who have been right where you are? This is Eyob who wants to vouch for Portnov Computer School to all who wants to start their career in IT with or without any prior experience.
Coming from a non-IT background, I was a bit skeptical whether I can really make a career in this field but as I started attending the classes for Software Quality Assurance, I quickly realized that the teachers: Michael, Janna, Olga, Sofia, Galina and Tatiana go above and beyond to prepare everyone for the long run. They deliver an up-to-date curriculum that suits the market needs and provide students with hands on software training with top leading and efficient programs such as Java, Selenium, Cucumber, SQL, Linux, API, Networking, Mobile testing etc.
Not only that, at the completion of the course the school will provide internship opportunities and an intensive boot camp training where the mentors go out of their way to assist with resume building and job applications. Going through this program was significant in helping me make a career change and I am very much pleased to share you that I managed to land in a decent job in the Bay area.
Hence, I would strongly recommend anyone looking to get a career in IT to not think twice about enrolling in Portnov’s program. Kudos to Michael for creating such a life changing program and to Sofia in helping us find such decent jobs.

Eyob A. April, 2021

Portnov school will teach you what you need to change your career

Portnov school will teach you what you need to change your career. They will also give you the sources so that you can continue educating yourself. The support is there until you find a job. What more could anyone want? I definitely recommend the school!

Mariana April, 2021

I started studying at Portnov School because three of my friends recommended it to me

I started studying at Portnov School because three of my friends recommended it to me, and now, when I graduated and found a job, I will recommend it to my other friends too! I actually already have some friends who are studying or just graduated as I did.
When I was studying at Portnov School I regretted starting it, because often there were times when I had difficulties understanding some things (especially Java) or just finding enough time to complete homework and catch up with others. Now, when I got 2 job offers (and lots of final interviews canceled because of already having 2 great offers), there is only 1 thing I regret: I regret that I hadn’t started studying much sooner! 95% of all questions that I got on interviews were discussed during our classes and internship so I was very well prepared to answer them, thanks to our teachers. I really appreciate the hard work of all the teachers! I got lots of phone calls from recruiters because my job market resume from the school was very well polished! I am excited to start my job soon and I highly recommend taking this course ASAP if you want to change your life and get a better job!

Natalia Z. April, 2021

It is evident that choosing a boot camp is a big decision that can change the course of your life

It is evident that choosing a boot camp is a big decision that can change the course of your life, so who better to get advice from than learners who have been right where you are? This is Eyob who wants to vouch for Portnov Computer School to all who wants to start their career in IT with or without any prior experience. Coming from a non-IT background, I was a bit skeptical whether I can really make a career in this field but as I started attending the classes for Software Quality Assurance, I quickly realized that the teachers: Michael, Janna, Olga, Sofia, Galina and Tatiana go above and beyond to prepare everyone for the long run. They deliver an up-to-date curriculum that suits the market needs and provide students with hands on software training with top leading and efficient programs such as Java, Selenium, Cucumber, SQL, Linux, API, Networking, Mobile testing etc. Not only that, at the completion of the course the school will provide internship opportunities and an intensive boot camp training where the mentors go out of their way to assist with resume building and job applications. Going through this program was significant in helping me make a career change and I am very much pleased to share you that I managed to land in a decent job in the Bay area. Hence, I would strongly recommend anyone looking to get a career in IT to not think twice about enrolling in Portnov’s program. Kudos to Michael for creating such a life changing program and to Sofia in helping us find such decent jobs.

April, 2021

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