Looking at those posts, it does seem that the best course would be NOT to focus on automated testing and take a step back to learn programming in general. That is once you have made sure the basics of QA have been learned and used in practice.
Sounds like the very basics aren't there before trying to jump into a more specialized field/aspect of it.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results
If you want to move from your current job into automated testing, learning a no longer used tool will be of little use. Not understanding programming will be a big disadvantage. Not understanding what testing is may also be a hindrance.
Position yourself for success.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work" --Thomas Edison
If you want to move from your current job into automated testing...
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Nishat, your bio states you're in Technical Support. Think you need to start with the basics of <u>testing</u> first. Then once you have a good understanding of this, step up to learning code and automation.
I too started in Tech Support - is a good background but you've gotta learn how to think/work like a Tester before you can automate tests.