I intend to become a software tester in the next 6 months or so. Currently, I work in the software support team and now looking to move into software testing as a next step up. I have undertaken a small amount of UAT and have basic knowledge of ReadyAPI. Like many industries, a foundation certification would probably help to get a foot in the door which is the ISTQB Foundation in this case.
In addition to the official syllabus, I’ve read majority of “Foundations of Software Testing ISTQB” book by Dorothy Graham, Rex Black, Erik van Veenendaal. I must say some topics in the book were overwhelming, too theoretical and too detailed. I appreciate ISTQB syllabus is entirely theoretical but I am not sure if I have achieved a lot from this book. I then purchased a course on Udemy, which proved to be average but gave me a good insight.
I am looking for a mentor who can help me by providing me with an outlook of the actual testing world as I believe that will help me to understand things better than relying completely on books or study materials.
I am committed to make this happen! I would appreciate any help, guidance or point in the right direction.
Thank you for your time, Happy Testing!