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Getting Started In QA
I've been wanting to ask the QA guys and gals here for a while after lurking here for so long...
I have a BS in Business Administration but have always had a passion for using software, computers and simply being the end user. But I don't know coding or any languages.
I'm looking into a career in the QA field but was wondering what the current prospects and future prospects look like. Also how would I be able to land an entry level job/interview (what skills would I need and how do I go about getting them).
I talked to somebody in the field with about 10+ yrs. exp. and she said she does private classes with students. Her class would last about 6-8 months and go over the basics to manual testing to automated testing for about $4K.
I'm wondering is it better to go with the private tutoring or simply learn on my own and simply how to get in the field.
Thanks and I look forward to your responses.
Re: Getting Started In QA
First welcome to the forum.
Second, have you asked this person/tutor for some sort of syllabus for her 6-8 months of tutoring?
We as QA professionals on this website are asked the "how do I get started" question often and the best way is to be proactive in gaining knowledge. Search the Newbie section in this forum. Here's one link that might help: http://www.sqaforums.com/showflat.ph...e=0#Post242858
In this "General Discussion" forum, you'll see a sticky that states "Books and Key Topics Link" which also contains fantastic information.
SQA is a lot of work and effort on the person's part. You need to be willing to research, read and disseminate information. We'll be happy to help with questions you didn't understand. But this field is not for those looking for easy answers. Know what you're getting into and be prepared to do a ton of work.
Best of luck!