Last year at this time, Damir was working in a real estate agency. He knew only the basics about the QA engineer position and the IT industry, and had never written a single line of code until then.
Also, last year, the call for the first round of QAmp was announced. This education aims to help those wanting to change their careers and enter the IT world. Atlantbh experts have created an entirely new training program in which people without prior knowledge can become competitive in the IT market after three months of education.
Change of career in just three months
During the selection process, he did a lot of research about this position, but it seemed almost impossible to him that he would have the skills of a QA engineer in three months. However, with the beginning of QAmp, that changed very quickly.
“In a period of about three months, I gained a large amount of knowledge and new skills thanks to the lecturers and the well-designed program of QAmp. In addition to acquired knowledge about the IT industry and the QA engineer position itself, what initially seemed impossible became a reality – I started writing scripts for testing web applications,” says Damir about his experience.
Advantages of QAmp
What Damir points out as an advantage of QAmp is that the lecturers are not just transferring the information, but have also shared their many years of practical experience with QAmpers. Because of working on large and challenging projects, they know what it takes for someone not only to become a QA engineer, but to do that job well and with quality.
“Practical advice, which relates not only to technical skills, but also to working on projects, is impossible for you to learn on your own. It is even more difficult to find courses and trainings that will provide different profiles of lecturers, and someone who has actually worked in practice for many years and knows how to do things properly,” continues Damir.
A message to future QAmpers
Damir says that the process itself was not easy for him. Sometimes, he doubted whether he could spare time for studying, in addition to working full-time and having a family. However, he set aside all his free time for study and work, and with the instructions and help of the lecturer, he acquired new knowledge and skills. He wants to tell future QAmpers that it takes a lot of persistence, work, learning and the desire to research, and that when you think you can’t master something – don’t give up. Damir did not give up, and today he is a QA engineer at Atlantbh, and the lecturers he learned from are now his colleagues. The only thing that hasn’t changed is that the learning hasn’t stopped even though he is now an Atlanter. Every day he absorbs new knowledge related to the technologies he works with.