Software Testing & Quality Assurance Career Planning

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I completed MCA in 2008 and presently working in Non-IT Automotive for the past 6 months. I want to enter IT industry and want to pursue a career in Software Testing & Quality Assurance. I dont have any IT related experience. I want to do either ISTQB or CSTE certfication and confident of clearing it. Should i do any Testing course? My age is 26 and i reside in Chennai. Will the employers prefer me? Is it possible for me to enter the field at this stage? Please pour in your suggestions regarding the same. Thank you !

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Hi Rg10-

I’m not familiar with the CSTE, but outside training is not required to take the ISTQB Foundation test. To pass, you need to be very familiar with the syllabus: http://www.istqb.org/download.htm
You can achieve that by self study, but since you don’t have any IT experience, a class would help. With your MCA, it shouldn’t be hard for you to follow the syllabus. Passing a certification test would show a potential employer that you are serious about your career move. You may have to start as a tester (executing tests that someone else wrote), before moving up to being able to write tests. Good luck!

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