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I am having 7 years of development experience in java/j2ee.
but for last 2 years i had taken a brake for some personnal reason.
now i want to restart my career in Quality. So what i need to do? which examination i need to give?
Please revert with detail information.
Thanks & Regards,
If you've got the Java development chops. Why not dive into white box testing?
Take a look at building test harnesses and tools based on Frameworks like Fitnesse/TestNG and other open source tools.
Then take a look at some basic software test theory coupled with Agile methodologies.
Another good transition would be into the role of a Performance Test Engineer. If you did some work with profiling applications in the Java world, then much of that experience could be highly advantageous in being a performance test engineer! Understanding how the Java GC works, sizing JVM heaps, understanding threading and which type of design patterns to use can go a long ways in making you a capable performance analyst and not just a glorified script runner.
Software Testing isn't just a dumping ground for bad developers, though. It might use a different mindset in many areas. But in many ways, today's Test Engineers need to have more Development, DBA and Admin type skills than in the past.
There's always certification from the American Software Testing Qualifications Board...and it might actually be very beneficial for someone who already has the technical background of a developer. You might want to check that out: http://www.astqb.org.
Thanks alot for your useful reply