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    Where to start?

    Hi guys,

    I've been a QA for 1 year now and find it frustrating that the company I work for won't offer or send me to any training. Even when I ask.

    So, as I've been in IT for the same amount of time and have no programming knowledge I need to know where to start. I don't even think I am a QA, just someone with that title.

    So far I have done mainly front end web application testing using excel spreadsheets as test cases and defect tracking. I have started to learn SQL for database queries and that's about it.

    Would anyone be able to send me in the right direction on where to look for training in this field if there is any?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Where to start?

    Will your company buy you books ?
    Get a couple of good books, read them and then you might have a better idea on what sort of training you might need

    And a question for you - are you QA or are you a tester ?
    or both ?
    or dont you know the difference ?

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    Re: Where to start?

    Cool thanks. Any recommendations?

    I'm titled as a QA, but the work I do I'm sure is UAT.

    Do you mind outlining the differnce so I can get a better understanding at all?

    Thanks

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    Re: Where to start?

    Check out the testing cliches post I made on my blog - lots of examples from other blogs about the difference between QA and QC

    basically, QA means you are involved in the processes of producing software ( are the programmers using source control, are there code reviews, is there a defect lifecycle process ect etc ), testing is simply testing the program and providing information

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    Re: Where to start?

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    Hi guys,
    I've been a QA for 1 year now and find it frustrating that the company I work for won't offer or send me to any training. Even when I ask.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I've always found it very hard to get training, best bet is to get your request in just before the budgets come out and keep pushing it. Strong business case for it is a must too.
    [ QUOTE ]

    So, as I've been in IT for the same amount of time and have no programming knowledge I need to know where to start. I don't even think I am a QA, just someone with that title.


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    What are you actually trying to achieve? Couple of sites for you to check out:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/coding4fun/pages/1994662.aspx
    http://www.alice.org/
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/devlabs/cc950524.aspx

    There are many many, way too many to list, books for you to have a look at. Here's a start: http://www.qalinks.com/Books/Software_Testing/
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    Re: Where to start?

    You have experience in testing web applications, and you have started gaining some knowledge of database queries. Based on that the one thing that immediately pops up on my mind is PHP.

    I would recommend learning how to program in PHP, and how PHP works with MySQL.

    Or you could go down the automation route and start learning how to use Selenium.

 

 

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