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    How can one work as a Beta tester ?

    Hello,

    I would like to know any websites or information as to how one can work as a beta tester. Can one volunteer to work as a beta tester for any company? Can this job be done online?

    Thanks in advance

    Anupi

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    Re: How can one work as a Beta tester ?

    Look for a project out on sourceforge that might need help in testing and contact the development group that way. It would probably be the easiest way to find ap roject to help on. I am sure any of those projects would be more than happy to have someone involved to dedicate what time they can to testing.
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    Re: How can one work as a Beta tester ?

    Anupi,

    1) http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...+opportunities

    2) Yes, you could volunteer. Most companies wouldn't accept random volunteers, though.

    3) Sometimes.
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    Re: How can one work as a Beta tester ?

    Depends what you mean by "work" as a beta tester. You can certainly volunteer to do beta testing.. I see lots of companies and open source projects looking for beta testers all the time.. they will sometimes include perks like a complimentary license to the software.

    But if you are looking get paid and create income doing beta testing, I have never heard of that.
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    Re: How can one work as a Beta tester ?

    Wait a minute. Isn't the testing work that all of us do really beta testing?

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    Re: How can one work as a Beta tester ?

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    Isn't the testing work that all of us do really beta testing?

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    I definitely don't.. can't speak for others.
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    Re: How can one work as a Beta tester ?

    Rational currently has an open Beta for their SOA plugin to RPT 7.

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    Re: How can one work as a Beta tester ?

    Quickest ways to become a beta tester:

    a) Buy/install Vista
    b) Repeat for version 1.0 of anything

    If your intent is to be paid for those efforts, you pretty much have to get a job and demonstrate testing skills at one of the producers of a) or b) above.

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    Re: How can one work as a Beta tester ?

    Guys,

    Thanks for your prompt replies.

    To be honest, I am kind of stuck as to how to go about in my career as a software tester after a gap of 3 years. I did pose a question under the topic Trng and Cert.

    Looks like if I want to get back in the loop either I need some certification else I have gain entry in a company as a Junior tester. I was exploring the opportunity of working as a beta tester.

    Well, I have a book by the name of software testing by Ron Patton. I just love this book and in here he talks about working as a beta tester.

    If you all could throw more light on te above, I would be grateful.

    Thanks,
    Anupi

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    Re: How can one work as a Beta tester ?

    Anupi:

    You could probably volunteer for one of the many open source projects on the web (such as Mozilla or something like that), but ultimately, that will show only that you're willing to do so. I'd still think that your best bet would be to look for a junior position first and try to work your way back in from there. How much experience did you have before your 3 year break? Were you working doing something else? These are things that might be important to a prospective employer as well.
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