Student Testimonials – VLSI ASIC Verification Training

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Student Testimonials about VeriFast VLSI ASIC Verification Training

Aby Abraham – FPGA Verification Engineer, VSS Monitoring

  • Jumpstart Program offered by Verifast Technologies was a big turning point in my life. After my Masters program I had struggled to get placed in a job. During my Masters program I had learned only VHDL and I did not have any knowledge of Verilog or SystemVerilog. I had my doubt joining the JumpStart VLSI Training initially but once the course started I got a clear understanding of how the industry works, importance of verification, different methodologies, scripting etc. I started gaining interest in Verilog SystemVerilog and gave my 100% in the course. The homework and assignments during the course kept me in track as well. The more interest I showed, the more help I gained from faculty. The faculty staff were all top professionals in the industry.   Additionally, Jumpstart Verification from Verifast was a great add on to my resume after my graduation. It helped me get several interviews and I am currently a Verification Engineer in a reputed firm in Bay Area. I am really thankful to Verifast Technologies for offering the training program and I definitely recommend the program for fresh grads who are currently in the job market.

Chong Yao – ASIC Verification Engineer, Atrial Logic / Cisco Systems

  • The JumpStart ASIC/FPGA verification program is very good for furthering career growth.  The experienced tutors in JumpStart guided me in the practical use of Verilog, SystemVerilog and even introduction of UVM and cutting-edge EDA tools. Through the hands-on projects in Verilog and SystemVerilog I received a profound understanding on these languages which were never taught in my university.  This experience was definitely worth it and helped me a lot in finding a job at Atrial Logic (consulting as Cisco).

Mehul Patel – ASIC Verification Engineer, Synaptics

  • I enrolled in the JumpStart verification training program along with graduate classes in digital logic specialization.  My graduate classes, assignments and projects weren’t sufficient enough to crack any verification interviews.  Through the JumpStart training program my basics got more clear.  The class sessions, projects and assignments gave me an idea of industrial environment which eventually helped me crack the interview.  Today, I am working as an ASIC Verification Engineer and I strongly recommend JumpStart to students who are looking to start their career as a verification engineer.  Thank you VeriFast!

Jayakrishnan Muraleedharan Nair – ASIC Verification Engineer, VSS Monitoring

  • VeriFast’s JumpStart ASIC Verification training program is a kick-starter for design verification (DV).  The program is structured to provide “real world work experience”.  The program starts with Verilog for digital design, also covers perl and shell scripting.  SystemVerilog for verification is covered in-depth, and introduces UVM.  This training helps new grads to gain 500+ hours of experience in the DV field.  I joined JumpStart in 2013.  I am fully happy with the program.  I can certainly state that this program played a major role on the interviews that I attended.  It also helped me to start my job with very little training or help from my colleagues at work.

Akshay Brid – ASIC Validation Engineer, Intel

  • I took the VeriFast JumpStart program in June 2013. The class was thorough and focused. The JumpStart team brought in decades of industry experience in the field of ASIC Design and Verification. The concepts of RTL design, Verification and Simulation were based on the most current industry standards.

  • The entire training process was beneficial in adding weight onto the resume since it increased the scope of job opportunities and also raised my place in the talent pool. The course material and tools were available (for limited time) post completion of the training helped in brushing up concepts while preparing for any upcoming interviews.

  • The JumpStart team was helpful in understanding the background and the main focus of each student and answered every query from us in a timely manner. Overall, the VeriFast JumpStart program was really a good experience.

Dhaval Bhavnagari – Student, San Jose State University

  • VeriFast is great at teaching jump start course because it not only teaches you the concepts about design and verification but also does code reviews which are very helpful. You get one-on-one time with your instructor regarding any doubts which also proves very beneficial as you can get any concept cleared in great detail.

Khushbu Akabari – SoC Design Engineer, Intel

  • Verifast’s extensive training in verification gave me full insight of why design verification is necessary. This course gave me good understanding and hands on experience of Verilog/SystemVerilog/Perl languages. This course was conducted by industry experienced working professionals.

  • I learnt how to write a test-bench from scratch, this is huge plus point to get the interview calls and probably get the job. I learnt how to write scripts for simulation post-processes.

  • Because, mostly for recent grads, interview questions will be on above mentioned area with language constructs.

Apurva Thaker, Graphics Hardware Engineer, Intel

  • JumpStart ASIC Verification program from VeriFast Technologies not only helps you get an understanding of ASIC verification, as viewed in industry, but also helps you get hands on experience through tools that are used for lab work.  Coming out of college, I had some understanding of ASIC Verification but this JumpStart program (especially the lab exercises) really helped me grasp all the concepts of ASIC Verification and how to get it done.  The experience that you get through this program is close to industry level requirements, mainly because of the well-developed lab exercises and highly efficient instructors (who have many years of experience working in the same industry).  I truly believe that this course is well developed to get you started in the field of ASIC verification and I recommend it to anyone (student or professional) who wants to launch their career in the same.