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How do I train a new manual tester?

Have them learn about: Unit vs. Integrated vs. User Acceptance vs Performance testing* Boundary Value Testing - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boundary_testing Security Testing - https://en.wikipedia....
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What do I need to start from zero in automated testing?

You need to learn many things before being able to work in test automation. The skills are ordered from 1 to 13 so that it is easy to understand how they develop: 13 Test Automation (basic skills) ...
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How much help to provide someone who will not learn on their own

I wouldn't want his advice to be create unnecessary work. First of all I would ask your mate to give me a vision on what would be the value of the changes, since Maven or TestNG vs JUnit issues are ...
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Fundamental Requirements For an Entry Level QA Engineer

In my experience people that started as SQA, as an entry point for being a developer, has failed. The best SQA I ever met were people that started their careers as developers and then moved to SQA for ...
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Fundamental Requirements For an Entry Level QA Engineer

Getting your 'feet wet' with QA Yeah, let's do that. Because every team wants to hire someone who doesn't want to be there? (Sarcasm not directed towards you) This is a growing pandemic in the QA ...
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How to teach test automation engineers to use a debugger

Excellent question. Debugging is a basic skill programmers should have. Many testers lack programming skills because companies throw people with no or only little programming experience into test ...
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Strategy and resources for training Quality Assurance engineers

First, it's good to have some vocabulary: The ISTQB Guide can help you with that. I recommend reading the Chapter 1. If you are not familiar with the agile approach, a fast reading for the is also ...
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Fundamental Requirements For an Entry Level QA Engineer

As a beginner, you most importantly should have the desire to excel as a tester. You should be self motivated. You should be mad about testing. You should not feel discouraged with one or two (or more)...
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QA/testing training and practice

There will be longer and doubtless more complete answers but I think that if you understand the core principles of testing, you'll be fine. Know what the product is supposed to do. Determine if it ...
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Training a non-QA employee to do QA

As the new person is from customer service, we can safely assume manual tester (no programming/automation skills), but knows well the application to be tested. Should be excellent explorative tester! ...
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Training a non-QA employee to do QA

I will say that you can start in the following way: Take an initial interview of the person, not for rejection or selection but just to know the skillset of the person. I generally ask analytical ...
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Fundamental Requirements For an Entry Level QA Engineer

Unless you can bring a lot of experience or a portfolio of projects to the table you may be out of luck for a development or QA job. Perhaps an internship. Square one is probably tech support. I know ...
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Trainings about mobile app testing

The iSQI GmbH provide trainings for Mobile App Testing. The most of them in Germany. For more information click on the following link. - https://www.isqi.org/en/mobile-app-testing.html
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Universities teaching Software Quality Assurance & Testing?

No, no UK-based university offers a degree exclusively in software testing. If there were such a degree plan, you would find it in Google search results, along with all other degree plans at UK-...
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Strategy and resources for training Quality Assurance engineers

If the QA team has a little or no experience, I would suggest the following plan/materials : Basics Objective : Make sure that all the individuals have the minimum knowledge of QA basics and share ...
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Training QA generalists

If you want people to be able to handle a wide variety of situations, and tools, and so on, you need to give them exposure to a wide variety of situations, and tools, and so on. And, crucially, you ...
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Do ISTQB/ISEB Testing Certificates prove that someone can test?

Certifications can only prove that certified personal has knowledge. But In order to be a good tester , we need to apply knowledge. ISTQB certification test only knowledge but not on how to apply ...
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How to teach test automation engineers to use a debugger

Debugging in terms of Lay man's(i.e. manual tester) language is to find the root cause of any issue/bug by following the steps or by observing the screenshot, GIF or video provided. So, in the similar ...
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How to teach test automation engineers to use a debugger

Show the benefits I think the problem is frequently the incentive (I mean personal one not compensation) is not clear. When you make the incentive(s) clear the case makes itself, and the motivation ...
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Training QA generalists

Rotate, let them experiment with Ideas. Rotate people between different technology teams and let them come up with new creative ideas together in the form of prototypes/PoCs to solve existing team ...
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Training QA generalists

If you want people that have worked on a variety of different projects, then you need to rotate people to work on different projects. This can be painful in the short term as you are assigning people ...
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Strategy and resources for training Quality Assurance engineers

For manual testing training you can refer the following site. Software Testing Training: End to End Training on a Live Project End to end real time software project testing is explained very ...
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QA/testing training and practice

I think you could follow all the answer you can see on your post. I will also recommend you that start by learning a programming language (which you feel more confortable) and then start using ...
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Searching for a program to test bug finding

At my employer, we write our own code fragments to use in test engineer interviews. It isn't hard to use your bug tracking system and your version control system to identify buggy code fragments.
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Searching for a program to test bug finding

I do not think that anyone releases intentionally buggy software (with easy-to-find bugs), with possible exception of first version of any MicroSoft software :-), or some obscure open-source project ...
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Training a non-QA employee to do QA

Avoiding philosophical answers, I'd say that you should decide which developing\testing methodology you are going to follow. Then, you should clearly understand the skills and background of this guy ...
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Trainings about mobile app testing

I would suggest you to read a book, "Tap into mobile application testing" (https://leanpub.com/testmobileapps) by Jonathan Kohl, that I think could help you step into mobile application testing area. ...
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Testing a tester with example projects

Parking Calculator as said above is an excellent website. Apart from that below are few websites (some belonging to automation tools). I believe these can be used for dummy testing: There is a book ...
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What do I need to start from zero in automated testing?

I think the first thing you should do is some research about general testing principles. Here is a reliable source for your reference: Software Testing News: http://www.softwaretestingnews.co.uk/ ...
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What do I need to start from zero in automated testing?

First learn about all the types of testing and what are they. first start your testing manually and then learn about automation testing.for automation testing coding knowledge is must.At least have a ...
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