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Srinivasa Maddi
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Joined: Apr 18, 2007
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Hi there,

I need some of your valuable suggestion in my career move. Currently i am a Java guy having 3+ exp. Now i am very much interested to continue my career in Testing. Reason is so far whatever the projects i had involved i din't get a chance to work on a gud development proj where i am lacking behind in Java. Though for the nameshake i am a Java guy , frankly speaking i dont have a gud touch on this skill. Moreover my exp gave me a gud knowledge on manual testing as my earlier projects demanded me to work in that area. Henceforth i want to move to Testing. So guyz what should i set my longterm goals to be successive in Testing. Please suggest me and tel me how to approach for this decision. Any alternative suggestions also appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Maddi
arulk pillai
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Joined: May 31, 2007
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Become a domain expert in testing applications in sought-after areas. When the market improves, have a look at finance and insurance domains. I have seen good testers transitioning into business analyst roles. Also, get experienced in sought-after testing tools, writing use cases, producing test strategy documents, generating automated scripts, etc. Good luck.


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Srinivasa Maddi
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Joined: Apr 18, 2007
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Thank you for you time. Currently i am into finance domain only. Does it make any sense if i ask my manager to move me into testing and what automation tools should i learn. By the way would you mind if i ask which competency do you belong to
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arulk pillai
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I am in Java/JEE architecture, design, and development.

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Anna Baik
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Joined: Dec 08, 2006
Posts: 9
Hi Maddi,

I'd recommend looking at:


http://www.softwaretestingclub.com/

and I've also heard very very good things about the BBST course, which I intend to do at some point: http://www.testingeducation.org/BBST/
http://www.associationforsoftwaretesting.org/drupal/courses/foundations

Though do be warned, as it seems that being a great tester can sometimes get you fired: no, really - read this.
Srinivasa Maddi
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Joined: Apr 18, 2007
Posts: 60
Thank you very much Baik.
 
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