Monday, September 26, 2011

Thank you Portnov Computer School for giving me this unique lifetime opportunity!

When I came to the USA 8 years ago I had a dream. The dream was to find a job that I will enjoy to do, the job that will help me express my personal and professional skills and abilities. I was working as a property manager, Real Estate assistant, and also had my own Real Estate investment company. After the collapse of the Real Estate market I realized that changing my profession would improve my life.
My friend gave me the idea to become a Software tester. I did a lot of research about a Software testing and ended up being involved in Software testing training program at Portnov Computer School. After successfully completing the training, I was placed as an intern in DemandTec - a great company with an opportunity to get a permanent position. As of today, I know for sure that Software testing is my long-term career commitment and it is my goal to become someone who makes a difference in Software testing.
I really enjoyed being a part of a big Portnov's family. The entire staff of Portnov Computer School is a very intelligent team of professionals. They're making sure that every single student of Portnov Computer School succeeds.
Thank you very much, Mikhail, Sofia, Yana, Olga and others for giving me this unique lifetime opportunity!

Andrey P.

Portnov made a difference in my life

Thank you Mikhail, Sofia, Yana, Marina, Olga for making a difference in my life.

I was recommended by my friend to join this school and it was a wise decision. The school offers all the knowledge you need to start with and they train you with real time projects and mock interviews. The instructors are very friendly and knowledgeable.

After I finished my course, I joined as an intern in Zephyr and later got a job in the same company.

Magic happens at Portnov

Thanks to Mikhail, Sofia and school staff, I got my job (not an internship) within a week after graduation. When the project ended after 4 months, and I was having difficulty to find a job. I went to see Sofia if she knows anyone looking for hiring a QA. The magic happened again. Within a week, I got a phone call from QA manager in Foster City and asked me if I'm interested in the QA job.
Just keep up with what Mikhail taught us how to market ourselves, and you will definitely find a job. It happened to me twice already. Portnov Computer School is real and excellent. They help students to find a job.


Portnov is 100% real, its not an advertising or just a business to making money!!!


I just want to share about what I've been through for the last couple months in my life I have accounting degree, and also hotel and tourism management degree. I've been working in Accounting field for 4 years as well as hotel field, but recently I'm not really happy with what I was doing. I feel that I got less pay for what I did.
I was talking to my friend about this, and he mention that there is a school in California for QA called "Portnov". The first time I heard, I dont have a brave to do it, because I have to quit my job, everything that I have now, but then I was talking to several people who also doing QA job, and they all enjoy working as a QA.
Finally, I decided to contact Portnov School and they replied my email really fast. I was a full time student in Portnov, within 5 weeks I gain so much knowledge. Mikhail, Sofia, Yana, and everybody is really nice and encouraging me. The first 2 weeks is hard, but I need to really work on it. They prepared all material but we also need to do our effort.
I tried to get the internship, but finally I ended up getting a real job Now I'm working as a QA in one of Banking Company. I am so happy for this because my goal is fulfill in 3 months. Thank you to PORTNOV COMPUTER SCHOOL for everything!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I am very happy that I went to Portnov!

I am so happy that I went to Portnov school. I was suprised to see how much the school cared about me and they treated me like family. As long as you do your best, they will do their best to support you through the process of school, internship, and looking for a job. About 8 months ago, I started working as a software QA but I had no experience and I didnt know what I was doing. My co worker told me that he went to Portnov school and he learned alot so I decided to go and now that I have completed the SQA course, I am very happy that went to Portnov. I learned so many things about the software development process and more.

Since I learned so much at Portnov, I plan to find another job which pays more. I loved it when Mikhail taught the classes because I knew right away that he is a very smart guy. Not just with SQA but with life in general. I can tell he has ALOT of knowledge about life from his experiences and he is will willing to share that with his students! And Sofia is great, she really cares about the students and wants to see us succeed. Portnov really gave me the tools I need to get a good job doing SQA and most importantly, after I finished the SQA class at Portnov it gave me alot of confidence! Thank you to everyone at Portnov, you are the best!