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the action of teaching a person skills or tools related to software testing.

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How to teach test automation engineers to use a debugger

Context: It seems a lot of test engineers do not know how to use a debugger. This is based on the fact that we get a lot of null-pointer exception questions that can easily be solved if you know how ...
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How much help to provide someone who will not learn on their own

I have learned a lot about Selenium by reading Selenium Guidebook, and then spending over two years writing tests, researching issues, and finding ways of doing complex things. I have tests that are ...
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Training QA generalists

For us, QA generalists are roughly professionals who can work in the variety of quality assurance disciplines, have experience in a broad range of products, industries, and tools, have an ...
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Strategy and resources for training Quality Assurance engineers

I'm working with a start-up on providing training material for their staff. Their QA staff consists of individuals who have CS degrees but no/little software development experience, or QA training for ...
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How do I train a new manual tester?

We're looking to promote one of our customer service agents into a testing role. Right now they roughly go through our deploys in a staging environment prior to it going live. They've requested more ...
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“WebGoat” or DVWA analogs for web QA specialists [closed]

For security professionals there are practical applications for training (WebGoat, DVWA ). Is there a similar application for QA web testers?
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QA/testing training and practice

As a beginner, what is the best way to practice software testing/QA skills? I've been reading books (Kaner, Myers, Bach) and reading blogs but none of those gave me a practical preparation for what i ...
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Searching for a program to test bug finding

I've been searching the internet for the last two hours and wasn't able to grasp any useful information. I'd be looking for a program where trainees are able to search for bugs in e.g. a client or ...
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Training a non-QA employee to do QA

I have just started working for a company as a QA Automation Lead, and have been informed that someone will be joining me to start the testing efforts here at this company. I have just found out who ...
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Universities teaching Software Quality Assurance & Testing?

I found that starting in software testing often requires a degree in a computer science related subject, but I can't find any QA only degrees. I understand the importance of prior computing knowledge (...
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Trainings about mobile app testing

I'm not familiar with trainings about testing because I learned everything my own, but there are - I have - options to attend on different trainings, especially about mobile app testing. Do you know ...
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Testing a tester with example projects

I'm currently going through the stages of hiring a new junior tester into my team. I would like to give some of the potential candidates who don't necessarily have much of a testing background an ...
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Changing course from Pre-Med to SQA engineering…what should I do?

I'm in my second semester as junior in college, and until recently, I've been on the pre-med track. Long story short, I realized that I wasn't planning on going to medical school because of my passion,...
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Training recommendations for Continuous Integration and TestComplete

At my company we use a lot of custom built tools, our Continuous Integration is also custom built and my job is it to drive the development further and to implement automated tests in TestComplete for ...
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Testing training required for people switching from development to testing

I have total 10 years of experience in testing. I am switching to Corporate Training now. I have been told to teach manual testing to a batch of developers who want to switch to Testing. I have not ...
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TestComplete On-Demand Video Training [closed]

SmartBear, the vendor for TestComplete automation tool, have over a 90 on-demand training videos available covering various subjects. However, it costs $349 for a years access. Has anyone watched ...
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What do I need to start from zero in automated testing?

I am new to testing. I need to learn because I have an opportunity to work in this field in the the future. I would like to know what I need to get started. Preferably, I would like to study automated ...
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What is the general opinion H2K information systems? [closed]

My mom has recently signed up for a QA training course with http://www.h2kinfosys.com, and I'm not sure if this center would be respected by the industry. They say that the center will help with job ...
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SQL “sandbox” for new QA staff training: DB structure, approach, deployment and maintenance?

Complex DB solutions are not rare nowadays, so I have an idea to deploy a SQL "sandbox" for staff training before real projects come. Mainly I interested in 2 things to have: Oracle 11+ DB instance. ...
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Complex registration forms examples for test cases creation practicing

Could you please suggest some non-trivial web forms for test case preparation training? The form should concern different field validation warnings, number autocomplete, dynamic fields, etc. Nice ...
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What is a good training to signup for to get training for my SQA department?

I would like to sign up my whole QA department up for some SQA training in testing. Not sure of any good places/organizations to look at for providing the training though. Any one do any training and ...
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Courses for non-IT people to study testing?

I am a non-IT student, but I want to enter into the IT world. Which courses do I have to study to get job in testing? What is the difference between QA tester and ISTQB tester? Which is the best ones?
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Fundamental Requirements For an Entry Level QA Engineer

I'm in a dilemma I'm sure most of you were at some point in the beginning of your careers. I'm about to start my Junior year in college this fall and I major in Information Systems. I currently work ...
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What are the Best Free HP QTP / UFT Advanced eLearning Training Videos & Tutorials?

I am new to HP QTP / UFT Automation tool. Could you please suggest some free good websites that provide elearning, training, tutorials, and videos for mastery of HP's QTP software. What is QTP? HP’s ...
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I am looking for online Training or Books or online resources on selenium automation testing [closed]

I am looking for training on selenium automation testing. I would like expertise on selenium. I have walk-through following books but all are very beginner Selenium 1.0 Testing Tools: Beginner's ...
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What online games (ideally with a bunch of glitches) would make for a good software testing training exercise?

I'll be giving a 3-day course on software test design later this month with lots of hands-on exercises. I'd like to include one or more exercises that would involve testing an online game for ...
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Looking for a faulty application for training

As part of training for new QA resources, I would like to have them practice testing against an application with known issues. I know there are security examples of this type of application (i.e. ...
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How can I better educate testers about context driven testing?

One of the more interesting dichotomies for testing is the contrast between trying to get standardisation across individual testers vs. applying context driven techniques that allow testers to apply ...
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Unix Performance testing - training content

My company is involved with performing performance testing and now they want to perform couple of training related with executing those tests on the servers based on Unix systems. We will test ...
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Do ISTQB/ISEB Testing Certificates prove that someone can test?

I have passed the foundation level exam, and to be honest, I'm pretty sure that anyone could pass that exam with a couple of days of studying. My question is are these certificates really of value to ...
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Where can I find some insightful cartoons and/or humorous content about software testing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find some amusing cartoons about software testing? As Leo Rosten eloquently stated, "Humor is the affectionate communication of insight." Here is one such example ...
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Where can I find some amusing cartoons about software testing? [closed]

I came across this Dilbert cartoon this week that I thought was pretty funny. What other good software testing related cartoons are out there?
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Developers have code kata to practice skills. What test equivalents are there?

Deliberate practice is key to developing mastery of a skill. If you want to practice your programming skills, there are a wealth of resources like code kata. What are the equivalents for test design? ...
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Security testing resources

Can anyone recommend any good security testing resources? Although I have a basic security skillset, I'd like to improve this. Some of the training I've seen online however seems kind of sketchy. ...