Everything I have, I owe to Portnov Computer School. I am a second generation Portnov Computer School Alumn.
My father became certified here a long time ago when we came to the United States from Russia, and has been working in the field for more than a decade. I too have followed in his footsteps. I started my journey in June of 2022 and have completed a very comprehensive course, as well as an internship with the school. The covers all the bases, which included understanding test methodologies, creating test cases, using web technologies for testing, API, command line, database verification, introduction to automated test scripts, mobile app testing and most importantly: the course offers a look into a real software development environment, with necessary resources to make you job market-ready. I have completed the course and have started working at a company in the medical/biotech field called Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions and have been there since February of 2023. I believe that PCS offers the most insight to become a certified Software QA and your success story may just start here too, same as it did for my father and same as it did for me!
Ivan VMay, 2023
During the course, I’ve gained practical, hands-on experience in various testing methodologies
For several years, I’ve been contemplating a career switch and whether I should take the QA course at Portnov School, and now I’m glad that I did. During the course, I’ve gained practical, hands-on experience in various testing methodologies such as manual and automated testing that I can apply in real-world scenarios. The program is both rigorous and very comprehensive which made it challenging for me at times, but the rewards are definitely worth it!
The school staff and the instructors are very knowledgeable, patient and dedicated to ensure that their students receive the best possible education. That being said, I’m particularly grateful to Janna Spector and Olga Chekhanovskaya for their experience based insights, support and encouragement during the times of doubt – it made a huge difference. They are truly great instructors! I would like to express my appreciation to Julia for her prompt responses and assistance whenever I had questions. Also, a big thanks to Sofia Pravdina for helping me to find the internship.
Overall, I had a very positive experience with the QA course and I’m excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for me in my new career path.
Dinara BApril, 2023
The School gave me precisely what I was looking for – the necessary knowledge and experience
The School gave me precisely what I was looking for – the necessary knowledge and experience. I landed an internship within the first week of graduation, and this is only the beginning!
The Course covered so many subjects – from Manual to Automation and was the best overall study material I could find online – I tried Udemy and LinkedIn before and was just confused and overwhelmed. The School provided a comprehensive structure and real teachers who currently work in the field and went through what I am going through – having a live tutor so that I can ask questions and hear their first-hand experience is simply priceless. The best part is that they also teach you how to pass the interview itself – there are so many parts to getting a job in the field that you are exploring, and a lot of times we don’t concentrate on that part – the School knew that we would need guidance and was happy to provide it to us.
Sofia K.April, 2023
If you want to get a job in tech, join Portnov Computer School!
I have known about this school for many years, I’ve heard only good things about it and knew several people who went through it personally. It took some courage for me to make a decision and change my career path, but when the time came, Portnov Computer School was my first choice. I signed up for QA classes and did my best attending sessions and learning new things. In the end it all paid out – I got a job as a QA Engineer! I could not do it without my teachers who shared their valuable knowledge and were always there for me and my classmates. I recommend this school to anyone who wants to start their career in tech industry. Thank you Portnov Computer School!
Sergei C.April, 2023
Thanks to QA School, I was able to land a job as a software tester shortly after completing the program
I recently completed the QA course at Portnov Computer School and I have to say it was an excellent experience. Before I started the program, I didn’t have any knowledge about software testing and IT in general.
However, the program was so well structured, the curriculum was well designed and comprehensive, and all the instructors were very knowledgeable and experienced.
I want to thank all my teachers and office administrators, who helped me, supported my path and motivated me. Special thanks to Janna Spektor and to Sofia Pravdina who helped tremendously with my job search.
I would highly recommend QA School to anyone looking to break into the field of software testing. The program is top-notch and as I said the instructors are fantastic. I am grateful for the skills and knowledge I gained through this program and I am excited to start my new career in QA.
Thanks to QA School, I was able to land a job as a software tester shortly after completing the program. It was a truly life-changing experience for me.
Alina April, 2023
This was a great experience for me that changed my whole life!
I wish I knew about this school like 10 years ago. It gave me everything to start my journey to my bright future in Шею Some teachers are extremely helpful! Very happy with this choice.
I am happy to land in Disney with a new role as Automation testing Engineer
I am very busy with my new job, but I am happy to be busy. I would like to drop some messages for you. Being in this job around 3 weeks including today, I am happy to land in Disney with a new role as Automation testing Engineer. I spent 10 -12 hours every day learning new stuffs and I try to catch up the speed of team. Thank you for your help and thank Portnov Computer School providing enough knowledge to be successful in QA test career.
Crucial Decision to Change Career.
Now, when taking a look over my shoulder at February 2022, I realize how crucial the decision to join Portnov Computer School was for the change of my career. Enormous support from the school and its teachers as well as lots of studying and interaction with group mates do not leave a single PCS student behind in the learning process. Throughout the whole course, I always knew that whatever technical or course-related questions I had, I could always get clear and professional responses from the school and our teachers, who are real professionals with many years of experience in QA and IT. I’d like to extend special thanks to Janna, Olga, Mike, Artem, Luiza, Sofia, Yan, and Galina for their patience, professionalism, and support I was receiving during and after the completion of the course. So, now a year has passed by, and I work as a QA engineer, am advancing my test automation skills at PCS’ boot camp, and continue to progress with learning Java, fundamentals of which I learned in our technical classes at PCS. I have and will certainly recommend this school to my friends and those who are ready to work hard to start their careers in QA.
Oleg P. February, 2023
I got a job offer!
I would like to thank you sincerely for your help and big supportive assistance in my educational journey! I started studying at Portnov Computer School on 06/24/2022. Today, 01/17/2023, I got a job offer! For such a short period of time, my instructors were able to give me all the tools and information I needed in order to succeed. I want to thank Janna, for the wonderful lectures, and for her heartfelt educational approach. She explained thoroughly and understandably! I want to thank Artem, for being professional and patient, which meant a lot to me. He explained difficult techniques in simple-minded ways. I want to thank Galina R, for her help and kindness. I had Job Clearance with Galina, and she was able to create a very welcoming atmosphere.
It was very pleasant and easy to talk to her. She was always interested in my success, and took the time to consult me through my interviews. Some of it was done on her free time. It allowed me to gain confidence, and helped me get my job offer!
I suggest that every student meets with Galina!
I want to thank Sofia a lot, along with all of the administrators.
Michael Portnov, thank you for this wonderful school!
You aren’t just leading courses, you are helping people change their lives!
Daria P.January, 2023
It was the best decision
It was the best decision to pick Portnov Computer School as a starting point in my career change. I truly appreciate all the knowledge and support I got from school. And I am very thankful to all our instructors that lead us in this way to IT. All materials at school are up to date, instructors have real work experience in this field. And also school gives an opportunity to get hands-on experience of working in real projects.
Great teachers and plenty of practice and support during the entire course
I wanted to thank Portnov Computer School for providing all the necessary information and resources to get my first job in the IT industry. Great teachers and plenty of practice and support during the entire course. I specially wanted to mention the internal internship with Sofia – which was an amazing opportunity to experience the day-to-day tasks of a professional QA Engineer and prepare for the interview – as a result I got a job 2 weeks after graduation! Janna, Olga, Artem, Sofia and Michael – the effect you had on my life is mind-blowing and I can be more grateful. Thanks again!
Choosing Portnov Computer School was easily one of the best decisions I made in my life; no other investment of my time and effort paid off as quickly and as obviously as the few months it took me to complete the Full Time program. The school helped me through every step of the way, solved all of my problems, gave answers to all of my questions; I personally know dozens of Portnov graduates who can say the same. I want to extend my gratitude personally to Sofia, Janna, Olga, Galina, and everybody else who helped me along the way; and, of course, special thanks to Michael Portnov himself for everything he’s done for me and others like me. If you want to become a working QA professional within months, the school is by far the best choice you have, I will never miss the chance to mention the school in any remotely relevant conversation about the software industry and recommend it to everybody I can.
Portnov Computer School was there for me from start to finish
I was feeling stagnant in my life and previous career path, so I decided to give Portnov Computer School a go after an acquaintance recommended it to me as a good program. As someone who came in with zero knowledge of coding and software testing, I never dreamed I would be able to get into the tech industry that fast. After just seven months learning persistently and following all the steps that the instructors laid out for us, I landed my first job as a Quality Assurance Engineer. Portnov Computer School was there for me from start to finish and I would most definitely recommend this program to anyone looking to make a change or improve their quality of life. These guys are the real deal!
Portnov has not only figured out the formula to get you hired but also WHO to use to get you there.
I highly recommend Portnov. I utilized their QA Express program and I could not imagine being successful in the QA market right now without what I learned. More than that, I could not have been successful in learning any of it without instructors like Janna. There were many times I felt like I should quit or that perhaps I wasn’t doing that well, and she was always patient with the class. She always took the time to demonstrate and thoroughly explain what was being taught. So even though, as she always reminded us, I was successful because of the work I put in, I could not have made it to the end without her wisdom, knowledge and guidance every step of the way. If you are considering a job in the QA world GO HERE! You will not be disappointed.
The best way to switch career to Testing/Automation Testing
I was looking to find a job in Testing/ Automation Testing, and one of my friends recommended me to join Portnov Computer school which turned out to be one of the best decisions taken by me. Thank you, Portnov, for preparing/teaching me with really high-quality job market-oriented skills. Big thanks to Janna, Olga, Sofia, Luiza, Marina and all the school members. The school was very easy to reach out, and I always knew that if I have issues or questions, I can always call and they would help me. The most important highlight of Portnov School is that, if you have will, even if you have no knowledge of Software/Testing basics the staff members of the school would prepare and guide you well enough to compete in the job market.