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QA manual course

Live classes during evening hours
2 months, 3 times per week
Up to 15 students per class
Course materials and classes are in English

Our graduates work in 700+ companies worldwide

Your future skillset

Trainee / Junior QA manual
Knowledge of SDLC and STLC and the basics of Scrum, Waterfall, and Kanban development methodologies;
Understanding of the testing fundamentals
Experience with test documentation, namely test cases, checklists, bug reports, test plans;
Manual testing of web and mobile applications: practical skills of finding bugs and creating bug reports;
Basic skills of working with Git and command line;
Understanding of test design techniques; particularly Black Box (boundary value analysis, pairwise testing);
Knowledge of test management systems: TestRail, Azure DevOps;
Basic knowledge of SQL queries and MySQL database;
Understanding of the rules and principles of task estimation;
Knowledge of bug tracking and workflow management tools; working with Jira;
Understanding of client-server architecture and API principles;
REST, SOAP testing with Postman and SoapUI;
Knowledge of automation basics (Selenium IDE, Jmeter).
Example of projects

Your Build a job-ready portfolio like our graduates portfolio

In just 2 months, you will be fully equipped to start a career in QA Manual. To give an idea of what you’ll achieve, here’s our graduate’s first-hand experience. Meet Denys and his portfolio presentation. Now he’s ready for real-world projects — and so will you!
Приклади проєктів

А ось так може виглядати твій майбутній проєкт

Фактично, стандартною “рибою” аж з XVI сторіччя, коли невідомий друкар взяв шрифтову гранку та склав на ній підбірку зразків шрифтів. “Риба” не тільки успішно пережила п’ять століть, але й прижилася в електронному верстуванні, залишаючись по суті незмінною.
Technologies and software you will add to your toolbox
Find out more about career in QA manual
Get a comprehensive guide on what working in QA manual is like
Only useful. We promise!
Вибач, це технічна помилка. Спробуй ще раз!


Fundamental testing theory and its application. Test management and bug tracking systems
24 hours
12 topics
Get to know everyone
Introduction to IT. Companies and projects. The concept of testing. The main ISTQB standards
SDLC and STLC. Software development methodologies
Working with requirements: their analysis and compilation
Test documentation
Levels and types of testing
Project and Test management systems. TestRail and Azure DevOps
What is a bug? Bug tracking systems, acquaintance with Jira
Test design techniques. White Box techniques
Black Box test design techniques practice. Pt.1
Black Box test design techniques practice. Pt.2
Estimation. Practice creating test documentation
Testing web applications, web services, and mobile apps
14 hours
7 topics
Web basics (HTML, CSS). Xpath and СSS selectors. Character Encoding
Testing user interfaces (GUI) and web applications
Basics of testing mobile apps
API testing with Postman
API testing with SoapUI
Git and working with command line
Databases. Intro to SQL
6 hours
3 topics
Relational databases. SQL query language. SELECT operator
Comparison predicates, aggregate functions in SQL
Join operations and nested requests
Load testing and QA automation basics. Getting ready for job interviews
10 hours
5 topics
Load testing basics with Apache Jmeter
QA Automation basics (Selenium IDE)
Preparing for job interviews
Bonus: AI skills for a future-proof career
14 hours
6 topics
What is AI?
○ Why AI is important?
○ What does AI mean, and how does it work?
○ What AI can and cannot do?
Useful tools and use-cases: Deepl, ChatGPT, Bard, Grammarly,, Adobe Firefly, Photoshop,
How to use AI to find the job that suits you
○ Job boards with AI elements
○ Improving your resume and CV
○ Examples of effective CV and cover letters
○ Preparing for an interview
Useful AI tools to finding a right job: Bard та ChatGPT, Kickresume,,, Jobscan, Yoodli,, Interview Warmup,
Additional articles to help expand and deepen the topic (articles, videos, and free courses)
AI Dos and don’ts
AI basics and potential in the field of quality assurance (QA)
Applying AI at different stages of testing
Overview of the main AI tools for QA professionals and recommendations for educational resources
Limitations and legal cases
Bonus. Career counselling
2-hours meeting with a professional recruiter
4-hours self-studying of theoretical materials
Create a competitive CV and cover letter and get a personal feedback on them from a professional recruiter
Prepare for typical interview questions and hidden pitfalls
Craft a top-notch LinkedIn profile
Discover where to find cool vacancies and how to apply for them

Free individual consultation

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Admission process

Step 1
Entry test
Sign up and take a test to see if you’re well equipped for our course
Step 2
Talk to us
After successful test results, you’ll have a chat with our educational advisor
Step 3
If we're a good match, prepare for intensive studies and start your dream career in Tech

Admission fee

We offer flexible payment options to help you start a new career. Pay in one transfer to get a discount or split the price into monthly instalments.
🌷 Spring discount on full payment
-25% тільки до 3 січня
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2 payments
🌷 Spring discount on full payment
-25% тільки до 3 січня
Or monthly price
2 payments
54 hours
Classes with the teacher
70+ hours
theoretical and homework
Electronic certificate with confirmation
Portfolio of work after the course

Як ми навчаємо

Ми надаємо більше, ніж просто якісну освіту. Beetroot Academy підтримує своїх студентів на кожному етапі. Ось як:
Перевернутий клас
Вивчай теорію вдома та зосередься на практиці на заняттях.
Живі заняття
Навчайся в Zoom з експертом галузі — до 18 студентів у класі та у вечірній час.
Отримай необхідну допомогу, щоб розпочати нову кар’єру.
Навчайся в командах під керівництвом викладача як тімліда.
Отримай інструменти та знання, необхідні для першої співбесіди.
Глобальна спільнота
Стань частиною екосистеми Beetroot. Це випускники, ІТ-компанії та партнери по всьому світу.

How we teach

In the 9 years of our work, over 12,000 students have trusted the Academy and joined 700+ companies worldwide after completing our courses. But not only numbers speak of our services. We're honored to be accredited by Almega, a European organization acknowledging education providers. We meet the Swedish quality standards for adult education, and here's what we offer:
Живі заняття з викладачем
Ти вивчатимеш теорію в зручний для себе час в нашій LMS, а на онлайн-уроках сфокусуєшся на отриманні практичних навичок під наглядом експерта в галузі
Кар’єрне консультування з професійним рекрутером
Ти створиш резюме, супровідний лист і профіль в LinkedIn. Досвідчений рекрутер їх перегляне та порадить, що покращити аби отримати роботу мрії.
Програма створена senior-експертами
Наші курси створює та оновлює група senior фахівців-практиків, які поза роботою викладають в Академії. Завдяки цьому наша програма завжди відповідає вимогам ринку.
Затишна спільнота на заняттях
Оскільки ми навчаємо в невеликих групах до 18 осіб, ти навчишся працювати в команді. Допомагай, отримуй допомогу та відточуй софт-навички з перших днів навчання.
Підтримка координатора групи
Твій координатор буде поруч впродовж всього курсу й допоможе з мотивацією та організаційними питаннями. Так твоя освіта буде максимально комфортною й ефективною.
Live classes with a teacher
Study theory in our LMS anytime and focus on practice during live classes led by an industry expert.
Career coaching with a professional recruiter
Create a CV, a cover letter, and a LinkedIn profile. An experienced recruiter will review them and advise you on what to improve to get your dream job.
Course curriculum from senior experts
Our courses are created and updated by a group of senior specialists who also teach at the Academy outside of work. They ensure our program always meets the market requirements.
Cozy community in the classroom
We teach in small groups of up to 15 people, so you’ll add teamwork to your skillset, too. Help others, get help yourself, and build your soft skills from day one of studying.
Support of the group coordinator
Your coordinator will have your back throughout the course and will help you stay motivated and organized. Their goal is to make your education as comfortable and effective as possible.

Your tech career starts here

Sign up for the course and go through all the admission stages to embark on a new career journey in less than half a year.


I'm a complete beginner and have zero testing experience, is this course suitable for me?
Absolutely, this course is tailored for tech beginners with no prior experience. To start your journey, you'll need the proficiency of a competent PC user, a clear understanding of the profession that interests you, and most importantly, a strong drive to learn and excel in the tech field. Your dedication during your studies will be crucial, ensuring that you engage in learning and completing assigned tasks.
Will I have a portfolio after the course?
At the end of the course, you will defend a graduation project that you can include in your portfolio to show the future employer. This is a project with real tasks that you solve during training. You will build a portfolio of homework assignments that encompass checklists, test cases, bug reports, test plans, and automated test cases.

By completing all homework assignments, which are graded based on three different difficulty levels, you can build a portfolio that includes 2 checklists, 2 test plans, over 20 test cases, and 5+ automated test cases.Additionally, you have the freedom to create more examples of test documentation as you progress through the course. Also, your teacher will be happy to advise you which of the practical or homework assignments can be included in the portfolio.
Do you help with employment?
We do not guarantee 100% employment, but we do everything we can to increase your chances of getting a job. We provide career counseling, where you will learn how to create an effective CV, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile. A professional recruiter will review your work and provide feedback on how to improve it. Moreover, our curriculum is developed by senior authors who also teach and see in practice what junior specialists need to get a job.

Learn more about what we do to make sure your education ends with a job offer on our website.
Where can I find testimonials about the Academy?
Explore our graduates' reviews on popular feedback platforms like Course Report and Trustpilot. Also, find out more about their experience on our website.
How do you keep your courses relevant?
To ensure our courses remain up-to-date and relevant to the ever-evolving tech industry, we update our curriculum on a regular basis.We also employ industry experts as instructors, ensuring that our students receive the latest insights and tools from professionals who are actively shaping the tech landscape. In addition to our internal updates, we also actively seek feedback from our students and teachers.
Will I receive a certificate of completion?
Yes, your digital certificate will look like this. Our graduates add certificates to LinkedIn and other social networks to verify their skills. But most importantly, you will gain practical knowledge directly from a middle+ level specialist, create a portfolio, improve your soft skills by working side by side with other students, and prepare your CV, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile for job search in a new field.

Online software testing course

Course description

Jump into a fulfilling QA career that doesn’t require coding. Our QA Manual course equips you with the skills to protect product quality and team success.

Even without tech knowledge, you'll master QA fundamentals: identify defects, write bug reports, create test cases, checklists, and test plans.

You'll get skilled at risk assessment, work estimation, and the basics of automated testing. Upon completion, you'll become fluent in QA terminology, build a strong portfolio, and prepare for job interviews, paving the way for your first QA Manual career.

Requirements for students

- Clearly defined goals and motivation for taking the course
- Ability to allocate ~15-18 hours per week for studying
- Sufficient English proficiency to read theoretical materials
- Effective internet search skills to find and extract the main points from information online
- Ability to assess the accuracy and relevance of information from online sources
- Basic proficiency in using a computer, including Task Manager and Zoom installation

Why QA?

- The demand for QA professionals is on the rise, making it a thriving career option in the tech industry
- You can enter the QA field without a formal tech background; specialized courses and a passion for technology are sufficient to get started
- Testing skills open up doors to further career growth in business analysis, project management, or programming