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Career in Qualty

By prasannakumar ·
Hi everyone,
I am a Software Engineer Trainee.
I am new to the IT field as my background was Electrical & Electronics.
Now, I was put into "Quality Assurance Group" in our Organisation. I have no prior experience in any kind of Software development. Is it going to be a hurdle for me? How can I prosper in Quality Group? What care should I take to make my identification strong in our Organisation? What certifications can make me a better Quality Analyst?

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QA and software

by JamesRL In reply to Career in Qualty

You don't have to be able to code to be a good QA person. You do have to understand the Software Development life cycle (SDLC) very well.

Understanding the phases of a software development project is very important. You might want to look at the Project Management Book of Knowledge from the Project Management Institute ( give you an understanding of the principles. To do a good job of testing, you have to base your testing plan on the requirements.

You also have to take into account what the risk management plan says - that will help identify your testing objectives and priorities. You can't test everything, but you need to test the right things.

You might want to look at some testing courses. I have taken a couple of course from Software Quality Engineering ( - I recommend the STEP course highly (Software Testing and Evaluation Process).

There are related fields like process assurance you may want to familiarize yourself with as well.

I would rush into certifications - get your feet wet, get some experience and then think about whether it makes sense to go for a certification.

Let me know if you have any further questions.



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