1580 W El Camino Real Ste 12, Mountain View, CA | Directions 9404037.387352 -122.086963
Neighborhoods: Old Mountain View
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Are you looking for a career change? Whatever your previous professional and educational background, there is a good chance that within 4-6 months you will be working in the Software QA field after completion of our classroom training and after doing an internship.
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.
I won a green card and at first I tried to find a job as an controls engineer ( I was an controls engineer in Russia) but it was difficult, there are not so many vacancies in this field and licenses are required. So I decided to turn my career in other direction. As I already was familiar with some programming basics I decided to turn my career into IT field.
A friend of mine already graduated from Portnov Computer School at that time so I had an example of successful employment. The school gives unique set of knowledge and provide an internship which gave me real work experience in the USA. I was studying for 2 months as a full-time student and then got 3-month internship program. Solid combination of theoretical and practical knowledge was enough to find a job. Full time classes also helped me to improve my English.
Portnov Computer School gave me a unique chance of adaptation in the USA.
Special thanks to Sofia and Mikhail.
If you want to change your career, Portnov Computer School is the best way to do it. They have great classes and instructors that help you to start off your new career on the right path. The staff is wonderful, they work hard to help you to succeed and they truly care for each individual student.
Special thanks to Sophia, Marina, Michael and all the staff at Portnov. Without you, I would not have been able to make it on my own.
This school is like a Mecca for the people who want to change their career or come back in industry after a gap.They make you capable to stand up by helping and guiding genuinely for our career growth.The staff is very hardworking and they leave no stone unturned to give you a good chance to step into the job market .I am so obliged for all their help.
I started my education at Portnov Computer School in August 2012 and finished the QA Express Program after 2 months. Right after the Final test I was invited on the internship interview in one of the IT-company in Silicon Valley. Next day I got the temporary internship contract.
Portnov computer school is an excellent place for people with different background (IT and non-IT). Mikhail Portnov and school’s team inspire and transform my QA career dream to reality.
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