I joined Portnov Computer School in mid February and got my internship by the end of April!!! Thanks to all great people at the school!!! You do have to study and do your home work in order to achieve your goals. Portnov Computer School leads you through the process of you getting on the right track in career path. I learned all aspects of the Software tester profession as well as how write good resume and how to be great on interviews. I highly recommend Portnov Computer School!
Looking for a career change, I got into
Portnov, through a friend's recommendation. I decided to take the leap and registered. Looking back, I am very happy at the turn of events.
The school has a great program geared towards exposing students to all relevant and required coursework needed to get into the QA industry.
Yana, David, Michael, Yan, Alex and Vlad gave us a great exposure to different aspects of QA . Thanks to all the instructors for that.
A big Thank you to Sofia for coordinating and planning the interview process, based on our specific strengths and needs.
Olga C and Olga K were amazing in ensuring that we were ready to leave the school and get out in the real world.
A huge plus point is the guaranteed placement program that Portnov offers. They have an incredible list of firms which come in to interview and take in as interns.
thanks to the program I was placed just weeks before my course ended.
I would definitely recommend this school to anyone looking to get into the QA industry.
When I started off to look for an
institute to get training in QA, I went through few institutes in the Bay Area. I had few considerations – Course Content, Reviews on the institute, Placement facility etc. After a considerable amount of self-analysis and discussion with friends, I voted for Portnov Computer School. Looking back, I can now confidently say, I did a great choice!
The program covers all the latest technologies that are expected by the industry from a QA professional. Portnov staff members are very knowledgeable and helpful. One of the impressive points about Portnov is that they lead the path in a structured way from training to interview preparation and eventually the placement! They enable us to undergo mock interview and clearance interview that have a bar set and all candidates are expected to meet the bar before they go on actual interviews. This hardening phase is very beneficial and this phase strengthens confidence in students. Olga K and Olga C did a splendid job in ensuring that the students are ready to face the real world.
Mikhail, Lana and Yan gave us a very good exposure to QA processes. Sophia is an amazing coordinator. She precisely maps the needs of students with the job requirements from prospective employers. Above all, she is very committed and extremely professional.
I highly recommend Portnov Computer School for all those who aim to become a great Software QA professional.
First of all I want to say thanks to
all teachers (Olga K., Olga C., Yana M., David S., Ivette D., and others) and special thanks to Mikhail and Sofia. You are the best with your unique teaching methodology. It was very helpful for me, it is the best way to change career.
I highly recommend this school for everyone. Thank you!.
I joined Portnov School in Nov 2012. I got done with my intense classes and studies on Feb 15th and by first week of march I got my internship offer. Portnov School works really hard in providing with quality training and placement. I cant thank Sofia enough for really being so committed on placing me. She also considers students' location preferences. I would highly recommend Portnov Computer School
When I joined Portnov Computer School I
was completely lost and frustrated. But after talking to the instructors I found much needed encouragement and support. Since then I have never looked back. To me it was the best decision of my life and I will always be thankful to Portnov Computer School Staff.
Mikhail, Sofi,Olga K,Olga C, and the staff was always there for me. I can't thank you enough to Olga. C for her invaluable support. It was her who told me to stop crying and buck up. Nothing is easy in life.
Courses are designed to give you the core of the SQA so when you go to interview you don't feel at lost. You must be 100% committed, otherwise you will have difficulties to grasp the concepts. But one thing for sure once you start getting the process then it becomes easier. Teachers are actually in the field, working as QA, so the input I got was very valuable.
I highly recommend to any one who is thinking to get in IT to go the school. At least spent few hours in one of the Olga's session and get the feel of it. Trust me it is worth it.
School has given me the right kind of education, and for that I will be thankful for the rest of my life.
Portnov has THE BEST and FASTEST QA
program to get you into this filed. Period.
The best part of the program is the internship, where the school sends you to companies in the area. This is almost guaranteed. Many students turn full time after their internship, some of them found better job and move forward
The staff in the school is really nice, like the family for students. Everyone is involved in teaching the students useful stuff and help them find job.
I just started my internship with a company in Sunnyvale, and my boss has only one word for the interns in week one: “Impressed!” . Portnov School has prepared us so well that we started cracking down bugs, solving problems since day one, and get our product ready for release soon. Thank you Portnov School!
I decided to join QA program at Portnov
School after a long break from my last technical IT position. In my mind the most valuable aspect of their program was a guaranteed internship placement, which no other school offered. I took their standard QA Flex program and started going to internship interviews right at the completion of the courses. After only few attempts, I was able to score not just an internship but a full time QA Engineer position with a pretty decent salary!
The school offers variety of courses and has a very helpful staff, which will go out of their way to help you. For best results, however, students must invest a lot of their own time to study the material. That would greatly help them down the road. I would like to say special thanks to Sophia, who was patient with me all the way through the interviewing process and treated me like one of her family. I would also like to thank Ellie for a great experience I had in her Selenium class.
Life threw some punches at me, but Portnov School let me get back on my feet. Thank you!
When I started my program at Portnov, I
decided to save my review for this special day, the day I signed my first contract.
I started in the Summer. In October I got a 12-week internship. Today I started working for a company that produces risk management software.for Global 5000 enterprises.
This school gives you everything to start out as a software tester even if you don't have any IT background. I am, for instance, a former media professional.
The program is very short, so prepare to study a lot! Don't relay on in-class activities. Learn on your own, search, explore - do your homework. You'll be given all the necessary resources for that.
You'll love this school and its staff: your instructors - Olga C., Olga K. and Mikhail; Galina, who will be helping you with your internship resume; Sofia, who - (be sure!) - will place you for an internship. When your program is over, you won't want to leave:)
I am still at Portnov, taking two advanced automation classes. I am also taking online programming classes at city college of San Francisco since I am planning on being an automation engineer. It is the Portnov school that helped me to define my long-term career goal.
Thank you very much for your help and support!
I started Portnov School in September 2012. The classes were very intense to cover lot of information in short time. I wanted to change my career and to start to work in IT field. The school does it's job perfectly. After, I finished course, they send me to couple interviews, and the third one takes me. I am very happy that I came to school, because it helps me to get closer to what I want. Thank you Portnov School in general, and to every employee in particular.
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