Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I studied here, and I like the school very much

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I studied here, and I like the school very much. It is great, and unique in several aspects.

First, it is reliable and trustworthy. You can be sure that nobody will try to cheat you there. Portnov and his staff do even more than they actually agree initially. If they have a way to do something they can to help you, they'll do that, sometimes in their own time, not paid. You can rely on them, just make sure you also keep to your side of agreement.

Second, their experience and professional level is surprisingly high. I was taught by the people that actually work at solid technical positions in the well-known companies of the Bay, who at the same time have ability and willingness to teach.

Third, the school (besides the professional subjects) actually teaches you how to find and get a job. Not the smart ass advises where you should boast and behave like you are the best, and mask some weird advantages when you're asked about weaknesses -- but actual practical advise, backed with years of experience and common sense (which is rare in this field :)).

Fourth, the school staff really cares about you. Yes they do. Not that they come and do for you all you have to do yourself. They really want you to be able to become independent. And if you want to refresh your knowledge, you can come back and take same courses again free!

So, the school provides you with information, equipment and opportunities. It's up to you to use them right.

I personally wasn't the brightest student and intern, but still was able to get what I needed from them -- professional knowledge, practical advices, internship experience, as well as useful tips for the job search. Now I work full time at a great company, and I'm sure that this is substantially thanks to Portnov school.

Portnov Computer School ROCKS!

I have been a QA engineer for over 10 years. I have experience testing manual and some automation. I needed to upgrade my skills with updated practices and industry standard tools.

I found Portnov online and went to the school. I met with Sofia. She and I discussed what I needed to bring my skills to a more marketable level. The classes I took were exactly what I needed! The school offered instructors who are working in the software development industry as QA managers. These are instructors who are recognized as industry gurus. My instructors were able to give me new best practices and upgraded tools that I was able to parlay into a well paying position.

Thank you, Mikhail, Sofia, Olga, Vlad, Lena, and of course, Tatyanna! Without the training I got from Portnov, I would not be moving on in my career. I would be stuck or worse, left behind. Much respect should be paid to this school. They offer classes that reflect what's going on with the software development industry. This industry is ever evolving.

Portnov offers classes that will get you into the job market and remain competitive. You guys totally rock! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Portnov Computer School changing lives of many in Silicon Valley!!!

I heard about this school from my friends who started their career at Portnov। The school’s reputation motivated me to enroll in the program। Thank you Sofia, Mikhail for making my career change a breeze. Especially Sofia for setting up interviews for me right away after I am done with my classes till I got one.

She encouraged me through out the process। I have been placed as an intern in a company after four interviews. The professors are good at teaching to the point and the project was very helpful. Mikhail’s tips to get through the interview and getting a job are very helpful.

Portnov Computer School did really help me start a new career.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Decided to change my career and become a QA Engineer

Decided to change my career and become a QA Engineer that's when I came across Portnov Computer School. Was very nervous of leaving a paid job considering the economy and starting as an intern.

Mikhail assured me that this is the right time to do it. Started taking classes and before I could even finish my course Sofia placed me in a very good company as an intern. Mock interview done by Olga really helped me to prepare for the interview.

So a big thank you to Mikhail, Sofia and Olga for making my transition so smooth. I would highly recommend Portnov School to anybody who want to change their carreers.