JIRA Tutorials: from Beginner to Expert – Part 2

June 6, 2017
#How To#Jira
8 min

Last time we told you about the useful Atlassian sources for JIRA beginners and provided you with the list of the books written by Atlassian Experts about JIRA.

We recommend you to use several resources to constantly improve you knowledge of JIRA. And this time we want to concentrate your attention on video courses and quick JIRA tutorials.

Video Courses

Sometimes text alone can be difficult to understand especially for beginners. In this case video courses can be a good alternative because you usually receive a step-by-step guidance and can perform the actions together with the teacher. Video tutorials help you to grasp information a bit faster than while reading a book.

We prepared a list of JIRA video courses that might help you understand the JIRA basics.


This online learning platform helps learn business, software, technology, and master skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Lynda’s library contains two JIRA courses:

This one-hour course will help you to understand the basics of JIRA. You will learn how to create tickets, edit and search for issues, track your work, run reports, and more.

The second video course we added to our list is more profound because it highlights more topics about JIRA. You will get a brief overview of JIRA, learn about its installation and configuration. This video tutorial also provides information about JIRA add-ons and making your JIRA agile.

To take any of the above courses you need to sign in. After that you can choose the package that suits you best.


Udemy is an educational platform that enables anyone to learn any new skill online whether it relates to your personal development or new work skills.

Learn everything about JIRA with real-world Examples is a video course by Kosh Sarkar. It consists of 56 lectures exceeding 8 hours of training. The author of this tutorial scoured the Internet to understand the key JIRA administration concepts that new users struggle to grasp initially. So he incorporated this feedback into his course and concentrated on the JIRA basics to help the beginners to better understand them.

You can preview 6 lectures for free. While watching you will see that the information is explained in clear English, you just need to concentrate on the screen of your computer.

The regular price of the course is $50.00. However, Udemy sometimes offers discounts up to 80% off.

Quick JIRA Tutorials

Additionally there are a lot of different JIRA tutorials and JIRA courses on the Internet offered either by various enthusiasts in their personal blogs or by online schools. It can be hard to choose among so many options. For that reason we have selected several resources considering the amount of positive reviews from users. So here’s a list of quick JIRA tutorials.

Complete Atlassian JIRA Tutorial Series | Introduction To JIRA – An Issue And Project Tracking Tool

Free JIRA tutorial series of 14 articles by Software Testing Class.

This blog is one of the most popular ones focusing on software testing and quality assurance topics with 1.5 million+ monthly page views.One of the reasons why we recommend this blog is that here you can find both introduction to JIRA and JIRA installation guide in contrast to other free resources. Moreover, Software Testing Class is quite popular among JIRA beginners because they write in a language you can understand on the fly. Information is well-organized and the authors highlighted JIRA essentials which are so vital for every beginner.

Atlassian JIRA Introduction to JIRA Issue and Project Tracking Software


This blog by Software Testing Help contains 6 free tutorials. In comparison with the previous resource this one is less detailed but still very informative and up-to-date (last updated: April 17, 2017).

Tutorials of this self-study course have useful tips, examples, and clear, consistent explanations with screenshots. Software Testing Help shows simplicity of the tools that might seem complicated at first and gives the right direction to the new users of JIRA. Plus you can ask questions in comments after each tutorial and receive prompt replies from the authors and users.

JIRA Tutorial: A Complete Guide for Beginners

This tutorial covers 8 basic topics for beginners. For your convenience it is full of informative screenshots and has several step-by-step guides. You will learn about JIRA issues, issue types, and components. You will find some key information about system administration and reports in JIRA. Top 34 JIRA Interview Questions & Answers is a nice bonus for beginners to check what they have learned in this course.

Of course, it’s up to you to decide which of the options to choose.

We hope that this blog post will help you to start your successful JIRA experience. It will be much appreciated, if you share information about your favorite JIRA courses in comments below.

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