How to improve career in Software Testing / Software QA?

1. Learn to love your job

2. Many people come without computer background. Better to read at least this book.
Software Engineering: A Practitioner’s Approach [Hardcover]
Roger Pressman (Author)

3. Understand tools we use day to day
Example: Putty, Shell Scripts, PERL Scripts, Unix Commands, FTP
SOAP UI, JMeter for Web Service Testing, Load Testing
Other UI Testing Tools like Charles, YSlow, …etc

4. Learn about Agile Methodology.
Familiar with JIRA, Bug Tracking Tools

5. Get certified
http://www.istqb.org/exams-root.html
http://www.istqb.org/
http://asq.org/
http://www.isixsigma.com/

6. Familiar your self with SEI CMM Process
http://www.sei.cmu.edu/

7. Attend local Meetup Groups.
http://www.meetup.com/

8. Improve communication skills by attending Toast Masters
http://www.toastmasters.org/

9. Familiar with technologies of project

10. Get certified in domain knowledge
http://www.healthcareguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/healthcare-domain.pdf

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