Imagine getting the newest game, toy or even a car and finding a flaw in it? You would probably blame the manufacturer but the truth is – not a good quality assurance was done.
Everyone likes finding a flaw in someone’s work but at Cinnamon you’ll be learning how to make a product work as it should and also provide great ideas for the development team on how to improve the application.
Why learn about Quality Assurance?
Have you ever wondered why the application you’re using works smoothly?
Quality assurance engineers are the ones that check the application works as expected but is also user-friendly.
At Cinnamon, our QA testers come from all walks of life and this course will give an insight into the QA world in IT.
QA skills and tips are something you won’t be able to learn in schools nor colleges etc. and this course will provide a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in assuring quality of web and mobile applications.
What are the details?
- WHERE? Our office in Zagreb, Slavonska Avenija 6a
- WHEN? Each Tuesday and Thursday from 6 – 8 PM
- WHO? 10 participants with motivation and affinity for Quality Assurance
- HOW TO APPLY? CV, Motivation letter and short audit of Cinnamon web is mandatory! More on FAQ
I am glad I decided to apply!
Cinnamon has lovely mentors who are dedicated to helping attendees. I love the fact that they are open to conversation and tend to push you through challenges.
My experience at Cinnamon has been great so far, with lots of good-hearted people and an amazing office interior design!
Design Course Student
I enjoy Cinnamon Agency’s approach and mindset!
“Cinnamon’s experience and people are great.
Our mentors helped us with assignments. So far, I’ve learned a lot, which encourages me to keep learning after college. “
I can already see myself getting better throughout this course.
“It was really fun. People are great and welcoming. They are really fun to talk to, and they will answer any question you have. The office is beautiful, and the atmosphere is really chill. “
Our mentors are with us through every step
I am happy that we got such amazing, engaged mentors who guided us through each step of our product design task and didn’t mind us picking their brains, all in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
Design Course Student
Meet the mentors
All of the tutors have been in the quality assurance world for years, and not only do they know the ins and outs of the QA mindset, but they are also awesome at passing on the knowledge to juniors.
Welcome, participants! In the first week, you’ll be introduced to Cinnamon as a company, you’ll meet the mentors, learn about the tools, QA and development processes, your task and get a grip on a course overview, curriculum, and classes. We’re just warming up!
After you’re all set, we move on to introduction to QA as part of the development process. You’ll find out how the QA theory is applied in a real testing environment. We’ll go through methods, processes, and testing tools. You’ll learn how QA plans testing, what are test cases, how to report a bug etc.
In your second week, you’ll start testing on real mobile application using the theory and tools you’ve learned in the first week. Once you get familiar with QA processes specific for mobile testing, you’ll be assigned your first tasks that you’ll need to finish by the end of the course. You’ll review mobile design and compare it with the real application, prepare test cases, and do functional testing on both Android and iOS platforms.
Your third week will be focused on web testing and getting to know some interesting tools that are being used for web QA. We won’t be looking only into UI but also into what goes on behind the website: Network, Performance, Speed etc. Here you also might get some homework to do 🙂
Getting to know test automation tools and insight into Cypress for web testing. You’ll get an overview of different tools that can be used for automating tests and see how tests for web sites work and are set with Cypress.
Just a few things, CV, Motivational letter, and a short assignment!
For the assignment, you must write a review of Cinnamon Agency’s website (no longer than one page) in PDF document that you will add to your application. Review can include comments about the user interface and user experience of the website, how as a user you would inspect the website, etc.
Any bugs found get you kudos from your mentors and a high 5! 😀
Applications without assignment won’t be taken into consideration.
Attendance is mandatory, and if the participant misses any class, he will not be able to complete the course. Course is organized in a way that every class lesson is independent.
Yes and no. You’ll need your personal laptop for tasks and web testing. Regarding mobile, you’ll be provided with mobile phones with pre-installed applications
The courses are conducted face-to-face in our Zagreb office.
The reason is the provided equipment can only be used in the office. Also, we believe that face-to-face classes are more efficient and more fun with mentors and colleagues.
Homework is mandatory because the tasks you’ll be given are an essential part of a QA job. The homework is necessary for getting a course certificate. But don’t worry, it won’t be like in high school. 🙂
You don’t need any prior QA experience but if you are a person with an eye for details, and finding flaws in other people’s work, then QA might be just for you.
Every graduate from Cinnamon College gains knowledge and experience in working on real projects.
Also, the college introduces you to the company environment and leaves the opportunity for potential internship and/or hiring.