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I have 2 years of experience in manual testing, and I am currently learning automation testing in my spare time. Great, try and implement some of the techniques you are using in your spare time at your work too. This will lead to a great deal of success at learning and speed up your manual testing process drastically. My primary cause for Automation at most ...


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Testing certifications are crap. Suck it up and do a Comp Sci degree as it will leave you with far more tech related options than QA. What if you decide you don't like QA?


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Well to learn about testing I would suggest not to go for any certification. It won't do much good. Rather read blogs and articles about testing. Follow expert testers like Scott Barber, Cem Kaner, Jerry Weinberg, James Bach, Michael Bolton, Brad Pettichord and many others. Read their blogs and books written by them. Read about psychology. Practice testing ...


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First, please feel free to use whatever terms you like to describe what you do or what you want to do. (I happen to like the term tester - I think it's more accurate). Second, you've got some research to do. Start with articles online about software testing, look into buying a few books like Testing Computer Software by Cem Kaner, and think about taking ...


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What kind of certification are you talking about? You wrote something about foundation certification, I'm assuming it to be ISTQB. Well I have one of those and it didn't help me in any way. I didn't learn anything that I didn't already know before it. I didn't get promoted. My pay scale is still the same. If you are looking to widen your skill set, then ...


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Because we don't know you, your skills, your other options, and your job market, we have no way to give you good valid advice, beyond "it depends". Also, responses given here in stack exchange sites should be usable by other people who would find it. This, by definition, cannot be true for a personal career advice. For that reason, career advice like you ...


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To determine if any certification is an aid to gaining employment, here's a method I used in the past, that you could use too: http://www.allthingsquality.com/2010/04/software-qa-certifications-aid-to.html Go to a jobs website (like Monster.com) Search for "Software QA" Note the number of jobs returned Add a search term for the certification of interest ...


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Greatly depends on the location you are in the world. I have the feeling ISTQB is the certification that is most respected worldwide. Here in the Netherlands ISTQB and TMap Next are the two popular certifications. I can only guess that in other parts of the world this could be totally different. The only way to determine what qualification is in demand for ...


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You don't mention where you are - in some countries employers are more likely to want certifications, in others not so much. As Merch says, you definitely want to explore your options more. If you can switch some of your electives to comp sci courses, I'd recommend doing that in your next semester to give you a better idea if this is where you want to be. ...



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