***UPDATE (3/12/2020): I’m going to start holding LIVE sessions that will help you become a Sofware Tester in 2020. My first cohort will start early April, 2020.

What’s the difference between this pre-recorded online course and the new live program? The live program will have:

✅A private Q&A community for the students
New lessons learned that apply to Software Testing in 2020
✅More lessons, including understanding Test Plans, Test Strategy, the STLC and more.
much simpler explanation of the concepts
A better way to create a “master” resume
✅Better ways to market yourself in 2020

To get started, click here to schedule a quick call with me.

P.S. – If you’ve already joined the pre-recorded course you see here, please email me at vic@dubata.com. I got something for you!


(Course also includes: A coupon code to get my Basic Computer Functions course for free. The code is in one of the early lessons).


It’s time to learn a valuable job skill & change your life!

Let’s start your journey towards a new high-growth career in tech, without learning how to code.

ISTQB (or ASTQB) Certification

Although it isn’t a requirement to get a job, the skills and knowledge in this class follow the ISTQB (or ASTQB) certification exam track, which you can take separately.

The fact that we follow this track ensures you’re getting the latest knowledge required to excel as a Software Tester.

Great job salary

QA Analysts / Testers earn an average *starting* salary of around $50,000/yr and up. How’s that for a come-up?

No prior experience necessary

Vic, the course teacher, personally started with a starting job salary of $55,000/yr. His previous highest job salary was $24,000/yr, and he had no prior job experience in that field. You don’t even need a college degree to join as well (a minimum High School degree is necessary).

Around 40-Days

That’s how long it will take to complete this course, fully online. We even have a winning guide that’s included in the very first lesson of the course to guide you.

Learn anywhere: computer, tablet or mobile

That’s right. You can learn using your computer, tablet, or mobile device.


You can’t advance to the next lesson without completing the current lesson you’re watching. You also can’t advance past a quiz until you pass. There are 195 video lessons and 20 quizzes in this bootcamp.

Resume & Interview Prep

We will show you a unique way to prepare your resume — which include the skills you learned from this course. In addition, there are sample interview questions we’ll prepare you when you finally get your QA job interview.

Q&A Forum

If you have any questions, feel free to post on our Q&A Forum, located in the Course Menu above (only visible for course students, only).

Pre-questions for the teacher?

Once you add me as a contact (click here) — and I accept — a Message+ button will appear right under my profile pic. From there, I will personally answer your questions.

The time it takes to get a job

After completing your course, it will take anywhere from 1 month to 1 year to fully secure a job. As long as you’re always applying to new positions as they appear, you will be alright.

Enjoy the course

Don’t worry. You will do fine. Enjoy the course. Learn a new, valuable skill in the tech field. No coding skills necessary. Change your life starting today.

For more Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), scroll below.

The Curriculum

PART I: Section 1 - Getting Started
A letter to all course takers 02:00
A real-world test example FREE! 04:20
The 4 Levels of Learning FREE! 05:00
Where Software Testing fits in a departmental structure FREE! 04:57
Before you continue this course… 01:16
Section 2 - Testing Overview
What is the point of testing? FREE! 05:09
The 2 Testing Life Cycles FREE! 03:25
Test Fundamental Process FREE! 06:05
The "process" of testing
Quick Overview FREE! 04:57
Section 2 Quiz 09:00
Section 3 - Models Used to Develop Software
What is the SDLC? 05:44
Parts of the SDLC Method 11:19
The Waterfall Model 03:08
And the problem with it..
The Cost of Defects 10:13
V-Model Approach 10:14
The Iterative Models 10:10
Agile Model (A Preview) 04:52
Section 3 Quiz 06:00
Section 4 - Agile Development Model (pt 1)
Agile Scrum Explained 05:39
Members of a Scrum Team 09:35
Creating a website example 06:59
Creating User Stories 06:59
The Product Backlog 04:06
What is a Release? 05:38
The Release Backlog 06:33
Prioritize Items 05:22
Time-Box Items 06:19
Understanding Sprints 10:23
The Sprint Planning Meeting 28:18
Section 4 Quiz (pt 1) 15:00
Section 4 - Agile Development Model (pt 2)
The Daily Standup 08:30
The Burndown Chart 08:08
Demos 09:13
aka the "Sprint Review"
The Sprint Retrospective Meeting 04:38
aka the "Sprint Retro"
End of all Sprints 08:34
An Important Sprint-Fact 02:49
Regression and Performance Period 06:45
Why Developers shouldn’t test the product they built 07:30
User Acceptance Testing (UAT) 05:57
Alpha and Beta Testing 09:01
Agile Process Review 15:25
Section 4 Quiz (pt 2) 15:00
Section 5 - Gotta Understand Test Levels
Test Levels Overview 06:34
Unit / Component Testing 05:03
Integration Testing 06:36
System Testing 04:40
User Acceptance Testing (Levels) 05:03
Section 5 Quiz 10:00
Section 6 - Main Testing Types
Smoke / Screen Testing 04:55
Functional / Black-Box Testing 05:23
White-Box / Source Code Testing 04:46
Regression Testing (Type) 01:03
Non-Functional / Performance Testing 03:24
Load Testing 03:46
Stress Testing 02:34
Spike Testing 02:35
Usability Testing 02:42
Exploratory and Experience Testing 03:24
Ad-Hoc Testing 04:48
Section 6 Quiz 10:00
Section 7 - Builds, Regression Testing, Maintenance, and Exit Criteria
What is a ‘Build’? 13:03
Definition of ‘The Changelog’ 10:22
The Regression Testing Process 12:10
The difference between ‘Regression’ and ‘Retest’ 02:51
When do we stop testing? 01:08
An ‘Exit Criteria’ Example 05:55
How Maintenance and Regression Testing work together 05:43
Section 7 Quiz 04:00
Section 8 - Requirements
What are ‘Requirements’? 04:50
Requirement examples 11:23
Section 8 Quiz 04:00
Section 9 - Writing Test Cases
3 Main Phases of Test Development 05:01
A Sample Test Plan 13:51
The Test Scenario and Test Case Overview 09:45
Most Common Testing Tools 04:45
Parts of a Test Case 18:17
Creating Test Cases 16:22
More Test Case Examples 31:47
A ‘Testing Tool’ and Test Suites 30:45
Running Test Cases and a 2nd ‘Test Tool’ 34:59
Test Cases Overview 05:40
Section 9 Quiz 12:00
Section 10 - Dealing with Defects (aka Bugs)
Why we look for defects 05:32
Best time to find a defect 02:52
I found a defect. What’s next? 07:25
The Most Common Defect Tools 02:20
Items in a Defect Log 11:01
Priority vs. Severity examples 13:09
Screenshots as Attachments 10:30
The Defect Life Cycle 13:20
Retest, not Regression 02:38
What if Developers and Testers don’t agree? 04:13
What is ‘Root Cause Analysis’? 04:43
A look at some Defect Tools 17:46
Section 10 Quiz 12:00
Section 11 - Traceability Matrix
Traceability Matrix explained 04:50
Section 12 - The 7 Software Testing Principles
The 1st Testing Principle 05:43
The 2nd Testing Principle 03:40
The 3rd Testing Principle 04:03
The 4th Testing Principle 01:36
The 5th Testing Principle 03:26
The 6th Testing Principle 01:24
The 7th Testing Principle 03:14
Section 12 Quiz 05:00
Section 13 - Manual vs. Automation Testing
Manual vs. Automation differences 05:13
Manual and Automation Testing Tools 05:16
Sample Automation Scripts 10:49
For informative purposes...
When to do Manual and Automation testing 04:28
Section 13 Quiz 03:00
Section 14 - Team Tracking
Most common team tracking tools 05:45
Full list of common tools 05:36
Including Test, Defects, Team, plus UAT Explained
Code Collaborator for testers 08:17
Section 15 - Test Management Hierarchy
Who does what, and who does a tester report to? 09:51
Section 16 - Putting the Sprint Release Together
Agile Overview pt 1 09:16
Agile Overview pt 2 07:57
Agile Overview pt 3 13:58
Agile Overview pt 4 16:44
Agile Overview pt 5 18:00
Section 16 Quiz 06:00
Section 17 - Your Testing Environment (The Other Side)
What’s a ‘Test Environment’? 06:41
Local vs. Remote Server 04:06
Pushing / Pulling Files… 12:37
Getting Files for Tester’s Environment 07:36
Building your ‘Local’, and ‘Git’ explained 12:23
For informative purposes...
Full process from Local to Production 15:03
What are ‘Virtual Machines’? 05:53
Section 17 Quiz 12:00
Section 18 - Understanding SQL
The Database in a website structure 05:47
Getting data from the database + tools 08:04
What is SQL? 02:15
The point of SQL for Testers 09:06
SELECT Queries 13:21
The most common SQL keywords, explained 05:03
WHERE, AND/OR/NOT keywords 10:49
ORDER BY keyword 05:38
INSERT / UPDATE / DELETE keywords 13:37
JOINS explained 05:54
SQL Recap 06:16
Section 18 Quiz 15:00
Section 19 - Mobile Testing Basics
Mobile Testing Overview 02:12
Web-Based Mobile Testing 06:05
App-Based Mobile Testing 05:09
Mobile Testing Tools 03:41
Section 20 - Web Service Testing Overview
What is a ‘Web Service’? 04:04
How a Web Service works 10:08
Soap UI – The Main Tool 14:44
A sample XML file 08:12
Section 21 - Know The Tech 'Lingo' + Keywords
Web-Based Applications vs. Client-Server Applications 03:57
Meaning of ‘Deploy’ 01:32
What’s a ‘Use Case’? 02:03
Meaning of ‘Code Coverage’ 02:34
Meaning of ‘Impact’, ‘Implement’ and ‘Feature’ 02:14
What’s an ‘End-User’? 02:19
Use the word ‘Successfully’ 01:00
Don’t say ‘old’, say ‘existing’ or this… 02:06
How tech people write filenames 02:52
Whats is an ‘LDAP’? 01:15
‘Definition of Done’ 03:24
Whats is a ‘GUI’, ‘UI’ or ‘UX Designer’? 04:34
Understanding API’s 07:08
‘Linux’ explained + ‘UNIX’ commands 17:08
Section 22 - Putting It All Together
The Complete Rundown 15:42
Section 22 Quiz (The Rundown Quiz) 20:00
Section 23 - More Things to Learn (if you want to be ISTQB Certified)
What is ‘ISTQB’? 04:47
State Transition Testing 09:35
Boundary Value Analysis 07:21
Interoperability Testing 01:37
Negative Testing 04:43
Cross-Browser Compatibility Testing 07:06
End-to-End Testing 05:43
Section 23 Quiz 06:00
Section 24 - Resume Preparation
You made it this far! 04:00
10 things to add to your resume 16:30
…and remove these 10 things from your resume 11:23
Creating / Updating your resume 21:44
Focus on ‘Keywords’ 06:17
Section 25 - Contacting Companies & Getting Noticed!
Applying to Big vs. Small Companies 06:07
Who are ‘Recruiters’? 06:40
Contract vs. Full-Time Positions 10:04
How to get the salary you DESERVE! 07:14
Recruiter ‘Contracts’ + Representation 11:25
How to apply to jobs on Dubata 03:18
The only question you should ask… 02:18
Section 25 Quiz 06:00
Section 26 - Mock Interview
What to wear to an interview 02:57
Remember, an interview is a… 02:56
Find common ground 02:31
The interview intro & walk-in 07:49
Let’s check out a job description FREE! 10:13
Tell me about yourself… 06:22
Most Common Interview Questions 20:58
Questions you SHOULD ask 11:24
Questions you should NEVER ask 06:11
What happens after an interview? 07:24
Section 26 Quiz (The BIG One!) 15:00
Section 27 - Some Cold-Hard Truths About Trying To Get The Position
The ‘secret’ I was told, then I was undefeated 05:48
The ‘Sports Draft’ example 04:59
Social Media may be your downfall… 02:11
Resume – meet Interview. Interview – meet Job. 04:22
Phone vs. Skype vs. In-Person interview 07:47
Working in a Small City vs. Big City 04:55
The fear of the 1st Interview 01:36
References + the overrated ‘background check’ 03:53
The ONLY way to become a great interviewer 03:23
How to get the best offer 05:14
DON’T GET THIS TYPE OF POSITION if this your first time 02:48
Section 28 - How To CORRECTLY Upload Your Resume
Uploading your resume to the 4 (four) sites 23:14
Section 29 - Life In The Workplace
The first day at work. 06:16
A typical work day 07:41
A tip about co-workers and team-members 02:05
Who to ask questions if you are unsure… 02:00
The Exit Strategy (if needed) 05:26
The Last Quiz. 06:00
Section 30 - FIN.
Vic’s Final Words 02:55


What Will I Learn

Modern testing tools & processes we will learn include:

  • Exactly how Software Testing fits in the tech industry
  • How to find your true footing
  • Manual testing
  • Agile Development Model
  • JIRA
  • HP Quality Center
  • HP ALM
  • MTM (Microsoft Test Manager)
  • Excel (to create test cases & defect reports)
  • How to really develop your resume
  • Secrets of the interview trade
  • Skills to be ISTQB (or ASTQB) certified
  • …and so much more


Answers to the top questions you may have:

Q. Is this online bootcamp for me?
A. If you want a change in your career, want to learn in your own time, earn a respectable starting salary, and get into the tech field — then yes.

Q. Why the “affordable” price? Is this legit?
A. The knowledge & the ability to get a great paying job here typically require you to pay more than $5,000 – $10,000 at a traditional school. We wanted people from all walks of life to be able to afford this course — no matter your situation.

Q. Will I get a job afterward?
A. It depends on how jobs you apply for. Our job is to teach you how to learn the skills to become a software tester.

Q. What’s the starting salary for a Software Tester?
A. It depends on your city & current market value, but salaries for Software Testers (aka QA Analysts) range from around $45,000 per year to around $75,000 per year.

Q. How long is this online bootcamp?
A. This course was created to last 40 days. Once you join, you’ll get access to our unique “40-day path to success” form, which you can use as your course guide.

Q. Is this course online?
A. Yes! You can access it remotely at your own time, using your computer, tablet, or mobile device.

Q. Why should I listen to you?
A. Great question! I have over 2 years of software testing experience, and worked for Xerox (a Fortune 500 company) and well as a few others. I have been through the ins-and-out of learning the skill, going through the interview process (failed 11 of them before getting my first job), and succeeding in this field.

My job is to give you the real on how it is as a Software Tester. Simple as that.



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  1. YES! Took the course and I always find myself coming back to polish my QA knowledge!


    This course has been magical.
    When I am ready to start an interview process I always come back to this course.
    When I am lacking in my SQL knowledge I come back to this course.
    When I needed some basic questions to ask potential employees I came here.

    Moral of the story, this course is worth every penny because you will find yourself coming back.

  2. Excellent Course!


    Great! I’m really impressed with the valuable tips given regarding IT office work. Your description of the first day at work is also valuable to all job seekers.
    Overall, this is a good course for all; particularly new graduates just going to work for the first time. I highly recommend the course.

  3. I'm FINISHED!


    This was a great course and recommend anyone tired of doing the same old, same old, and looking for a change! Change your lives today with this course! Thank you Vic!

  4. Enjoy this course!


    Take your time with this course. It’s a lot of info, but once you get it, YOU GET IT. Plus it’s a skill you can take with you for the rest of your life!

    If you have any questions, feel free to visit the course ‘Q&A Forum’, located in the course menu bar (visible to course students, only).

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