Become a full-stack QA

QA Academy

Dive into the quality assurance world and learn how to validate complex applications. Join MentorMate QA Academy – a free online training program.

Overview

What’s in it for you?

MentorMate QA Academy will provide you with the tools and knowledge to land a job in the QA field. Our top experts with more than 40 years of combined experience will help you understand both manual and automation testing techniques. Engaging lectures, practical assignments, and exercise activities will prepare you to become a real QA expert. MentorMate will offer the best among you a job in the company at the end of the program.

QA Academy Details
  • Price: Free
  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Start date: May 18
  • Class start time: 18:00h
  • Class duration: 2h 30 min
  • Frequency: Twice a week
  • Recorded sessions
requirements

You Need to Have...

  • Technical background (University degree, High school diploma, Programming/QA course)
  • Basic knowledge in any programming language as well as a passion for learning and working in the QA field
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, along with good communication and teamwork capabilities
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Ambition to take ownership of your work
  • Enthusiasm to take on new challenges
Overview

The Academy Trainers

Stefan Shopov

QA Manager
Sofia, Bulgaria

Dimitar Tarkalanov

Senior Automation QA
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Ekaterina Stamatova

Senior QA Analyst
Sofia, Bulgaria

Iliya Yanev

Senior Automation QA
Sofia, Bulgaria

Kiril Ivanov

QA Lead
Sofia, Bulgaria

Umugul Kyazimova

Senior QA Analyst
Ruse, Bulgaria

Velislava Minkova

Senior QA Analyst
Varna, Bulgaria

Yoana Lalova

Senior QA Analyst
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Iva Nakova

QA Specialist
Varna, Bulgaria
overview

QA Academy Lecture Schedule

Schedule

  • 01

    Introduction and Soft Skills

    Presented by: Stefan Shopov

    18.05.2021 Tue
    18:00h - 20:30h
  • 02

    Theory of Testing

    Presented by: Yoana Lalova

    20.05.2021 Thu
    18:00h - 20:30h
  • 03

    Project Phases and Scrum

    Presented by: Ekaterina Stamatova

    25.05.2021 Tue
    18:00h - 20:30h
  • 04

    Stories, Issues & Jira

    Presented by: Umugul Kyazimova

    27.05.2021 Thu
    18:00h - 20:30h
  • 05

    Testing Documentation Part 1 - Test Cases, Test Suites, and Test Plans

    Presented by: Iva Nakova

    01.06.2021 Tue
    18:00h - 20:30h
  • 06

    Testing Documentation Part 2 - Prioritizing Test Cases, Writing Test Strategy and Test Reports

    Presented by: Velislava Minkova

    03.06.2021 Thu
    18:00h - 20:30h
  • 07

    Web Services Testing

    Presented by: Kiril Ivanov

    08.06.2021 Tue
    18:00h - 20:30h
  • 08

    Web Testing

    Presented by: Velislava Minkova

    10.06.2021 Thu
    18:00h - 20:30h
  • 09

    Mobile Testing

    Presented by: Iva Nakova

    15.06.2021 Tue
    18:00h - 20:30h
  • 10

    Usability Testing & Time Zone Testing

    Presented by: Yoana Lalova

    17.06.2021 Thu
    18:00h - 20:30h
  • 11

    Basic jMeter & Performance Testing

    Presented by: Stefan Shopov

    22.06.2021 Tue
    18:00h - 20:30h
  • 12

    MSSQL Testing

    Presented by: Umugul Kyazimova

    24.06.2021 Thu
    18:00h - 20:30h
  • 13.1

    Practical Task

    01.07.2021 Thu
    /no meeting/
  • 13.2

    Practical Task Review

    Presented by: Ekaterina Stamatova

    08.07.2021 Thu
    18:00h - 20:30h
  • 14

    Automation Basics & UI Testing

    Presented by: Dimitar Tarkalanov

    13.07.2021 Tue
    18:00h - 20:30h
  • 15

    Automation Web Service Testing

    Presented by: Iliya Yanev

    20.07.2021 Thu
    18:00h - 20:30h
  • 16.1

    Theory Exam

    Presented by: Ekaterina Stamatova

    29.07.2021 Tue
    18:00h - 20:30h
  • 16.2

    Practice Exam

    Presented by: Ekaterina Stamatova

    05.08.2021 Tue
    18:00h - 20:30h
How to join the program

Application Process

Our goal is to find the best young talents and help them start their career in the QA field. Therefore, we’ve created a well-structured and competitive hiring process where 5% of applicants enter the program. This application process allows you to prove your motivation, communication skills, technical background, and English command. Your first task will be to shoot a short video presenting yourself and your drive to join the QA Academy. If you pass this stage successfully, you will participate in an online test. Then, the best candidates will have to complete an online interview. We will announce the final group of participants in May.

    phase
    01
    OPEN APPLICATION PROCESS
    29 MAR- 16 APR
    phase
    02
    Video assignment
    TO BE SENT WITHIN 3 DAYS after application
    phase
    03
    Online test
    1ST GROUP 12 – 16 APR
    2ND GROUP 19 – 23 APR
    phase
    04
    Online interview
    1ST GROUP 16 – 23 APR
    2ND GROUP 23 – 29 APR
    phase
    05
    Final group announcement
    10 – 14 MAY
    phase
    06
    Start
    18 MAY

Applications are now closed.

Good luck!