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New career Software Qa tester questions
i live in los angels California and im trying to get in to the QA tester field i wanted to get some information where do i need to start what classes or certificates would i need and is it easy to get a job i donít have any experience in the field please give me some info from personal experience what are some ways i can get enetery level job just to start Please share some of your experience and how you like the job Thanks for reading
A computer science or MIS degree would be best. Failing that, some programming classes. There are various certifications out there but I've yet to run into an employer that valued them, at least here in the U.S. I know that can be different overseas.
A good entry level qa related position with low requirements is actually an IT related help desk. When you spend all day fielding customer problems you get a lot of exposure to production bugs and learn how to be a customer advocate to prevent them.
What's your background? What education do you have? What software experience do you have?
What about testing appeals to you? What have you learned about it so far, and how?
I just transferred someone from our hep desk to my QA team. He has the software knowledge that I need on the team, and I can now concentrate on teaching him about QA.
Hi Joe ,
My backround Most of would be sales but i am familiar with computers and softwares ive worked with some stuff but i want to change my career to Qa tester , the thing about testing that appeals to me its very easy for me to find problems with something thats not functioning right way. Ive done research on qa and watched some videos i think i have preety good idea of how it works.
I agree that getting a computer/CIS degree is what you need first. There are some great technical institutes where you can get such a degree in a short amount of time if you 1. have the money/loan and 2. bust your you-know-what. In terms of software testing certifications, Software Testing Certification ISTQB ASTQB | ISTQB Software Testing Certification in the U.S. is a good resource - I used this. Good luck!