The Only 150 Words Advice You Should Read Today to Start Taking Action

Taking action is the key to success. Do you know the secret of taking action? Ask this question to yourself: What is the smallest step I can take towards my goal, right now?

No matter how much you read, if you don’t get into action, you’re wasting your time.

Today, I’m cutting this post very short and asking you to do something right now. This could be anything like: start looking for a better career, start learning any automation tool, learn basic SQL and UNIX commands, learn basics of scripting and HTML or do something that will improve your life and help you achieve your goals! All these are high level goals. You need to break it into smaller steps and start with a smallest step which can be completed within next 30 minutes, and so on..

Leave me a comment of what you are about to do and how much you succeeded in that!

Good luck for your new endeavor!

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74 comments ↓

#1 Arjunan

I have been learning asp.net and C#..

#2 lavanya

i am preparing for testing certification…

#3 Ashish Sharma

I have done C Language & currently working on a databse project on C.After that i will proceed to C++ & Java.

Is that sufficient or should i do more.

I want to become a software development engineer…

Am a computer geek also..

#4 Madhu

great idea. i am planning to improve communication. today started preparing for GD topics from your website. I will keep posting on mu status.

#5 chandru

Hi lavanya,
preparing for which certification…….

#6 Kanif

My question to Vijay that “Is certification is mandatory in testers carrier?”

#7 SKP

Great Words and Very true.

TO answer Kanif question, Certification is not mandatory for Testing. But it’s helpful to know the testing better if you go for certification. Few companies also keep their entry criteria.

Thanks
SK

#8 ram

Now i want to learn some unix command.could you help me to learn some important command those are always asked in interview.

#9 Nagarjun.Pv

I am looking into Game Testing as my career and i completed Software Testing course and i am brushing it to make better understand ….

#10 AKK

Am going to start learning selenium+python and as first step im learning python.

#11 lavanya

Hi Chandru..Preparing for ISTQB..

#12 paramesh

now am preparing for certification in Testing.

#13 Prasun

i want to learn php and any testing tools like QTP,selenium .

#14 Andrii

Passed ISTQB FL. I’ve started to code in python

#15 Vijay

Hi friends. great to see so many positive responses and willingness to take action. Please carry on with your decided task from right now and make sure you finish your plan rather just finishing the schedule.

#16 Vijay

@ Ashish Sharma – Your end goal is clear but to achieve that you need to create and follow the concrete plan. Create such a plan and start to follow it from today.

@ Kanif – Certifications are not mandatory. Though it will help you understand the concepts if you take one.

@ Ram – Below are some posts to get started:
http://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/unix-basics-for-software-testers/
http://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/advanced-unix-commands-with-examples/

@ All- all the best for for your future endeavors. Don’t forget to take action and start right now!

#17 Tory

Dear friend,

I’d like to get a testing certification. do you know where/which is best certification online in USA ?

May I have you suggstion? Thank you in Advance!

Tory M

#18 Mike V.

Today I joined a gym. I will continue to lose weight (50 pounds so far). I hope to one day be reconciled with my wife. She currently hates me.

#19 ela

I want to find a automation testing position to join a foreign company,so I begin learning the automation tool and script language,and learn oral English.I also learn Linux command and basic SQL .

#20 ela

I should break these into smaller and many steps to finish,now I have not breaken them into smaller,so I feel I finish not very well,everyday have no plan.So I should take actions at once.

#21 chandru

Hi lavanya,
Are you working ah….preparing by your own…or going to any institute.

#22 Maniksidha

Hi,
Dis is Sidh hear planning to take in career in IT industry, to begin wid I would start my career in it as software testor not because it can be done by anyone but it requires certain skills like going in for details of things to be done by a testor. Basically what I have understood it as is it requires effects to understand what d job is about, what is require by the process & why d testor is required in d whole process. It makes very important that the work is done in particular manner prescribed by the vendor and in particular time frame with all d details for the product or services being testor by the Vendor. This also requires help of team of Developer & testor to give a successfull product or service to be tested or passed.

#23 Binoy

Hi Vijay,

I have been working in Manual Testing for 3 years.
Want to learn Automation,so from were should i start using which tool, language?

Also what are the additional skills needed for Security testers apart from basic skills?

#24 Vinayak

Hi,

I have 5.6 years of experience in manual testing with domain experience on e-commerce, m-commerce,media and mining domain. Currently working as senior test engineer. Have basc knowledge of QTP. Would like o know what are the best possible career paths to choose. Do i need to go for any certification? Currently I am ISTQB certified. I have less programming exposure.

Not sure whether to go on Quality Assurance, Software Business analyst, Testing, auditing or ITI.

Please Suggest. Thank you.

#25 Ravi

Hi, I want to learn SQL, how to start learning those things..is there any specific link in this site and i want learn from basic..

#26 mani

thanks sir, it is motivating

#27 Shiv

HI,
I feel security testing is attractive nowadays and have passion towards professional hacking and social engineering. Anyone has suggestions to how to start this with.
Currently I am a test Consusltant and have expertise in SQL injection and DWH tetsing

#28 Rajesh

I have undergone Selenium training. Training helps us in understand the concepts. So, i have started working on those concepts to get the practical experience of writing scripts.

#29 RITs

I have done Engg. from Electronics & communication in 2008 after that i have done lectureship at Engg. college now i want to start my carrier in IT field and i am also doing Testing certification course. please help me how to get jobs in Testing field.

#30 Faida

I am learning JAVA basics for Junit testing

#31 Vijay

@ Tory
You can take ISTQB certification. This is preferred by most of the US and UK employers. More details about it http://www.istqb.org/
You can also read various posts under our certification category to get more idea: http://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/category/qa-certifications/

@ Mike V.
That’s Awesome! I’m sure she will soon start loving you 😉

@ Binoy
You should start with QTP and Selenium automation tools. For QTP you can take any professional course.
security testing is itself a vast topic. From the QA perspective you can learn XSS, SQL injection, DB security methods and vulnerability scanning tools. Practicing security while learning is very important to learn security testing.

@ Vinayak
I would rather suggest to stick with testing and advance your skills. Other career path you mentioned are the best options but you will have a big learning curve for those. Finally it depends on your interest and area where you are passionate to work.

@ Ravi
Start with basic SQL commands. You can refer various tutorials on http://www.w3schools.com/sql/default.asp

#32 paris

I have learned Java for many years and now use Junit and instrumentation to excute the white testing

#33 chandru

Hi,
i had a doubt,in QTP how dot net application should be tested..

#34 pardeep sharma

i have start to learn QTP now. i am working in manual testing now, good knowledge in sql. right now i am try to improve my communication skills.

vijay i want to know i have goood experience in manual testing but i have not got any good offer right now. what i do now for getting good offer?

#35 Rajkumar

i have learned QTP tool in an istitute…now i will start practising it..

#36 chandru

In sql how DBA testing should be done……we want to test only the back end or want to write queries and from that want to test…….

waiting for replay…

#37 Aparna

Hi Vijay,
I want to learn QTP.Can u let me know the best way to learn it.
Also pls share any document for QTP which is good for beginners like me.

Thanks in Advance!!
aparna

#38 satyajeet

Hey aparna
Please check out YOUTUBE for qtp.you will get ample of material.
YOUTUBE is best for learning things..

#39 zakee

i am learning vb.net 2010 … please help me.
programming coding and sql 2008 r2.
zakee1900@rediffmail.com

#40 Dhanu

Hi Vijay,

I want to start preparing for ISTQB. Started reading the FL-syllabus pdf. I wanted to pass that mandatorily. Because i am doing it for myself. No company is paying me for that.. Please tell me some guidance.
And thanks for this Great words posting here, and after reading this everybody will think it for a while and take the 1st step to achieve their goal.

#41 girish

hi vijaya,
how to test build with different testing methods and explain with examples

#42 Chandra Tiwari

Thanks For providing us nice motivation, I am very impressed, now i am going to take the classes of QTP, will you please suggest me about good institute in Delhi

Thanks

#43 vignes

i’m not into the software industry till now..i just completed my engg this yr ,going to join IT company on dec 2012..so till then what i can learn utilising these free time…can anybody help me out??

#44 ratna

I am working in testing for past 6 months ,i don’t have any programing knowledge (i know the basics of C, C++ )Know i wanted to learn automation testing ,to learn automation testing what are the programing languages i should learn initially.

#45 raghu

hi i m planning my career in testing ….
as i m 4m the science background…. let me know the scope of testing and the career prospective of testing ….
can i build my career in testing
kindly suggest me….
thanks

#46 SilverLining

The best step, i think, u took which results u within next 30 minutes that is posting such waste post and ask for others to comment on it so that u can make some money..ahhhh..take my comment and it will surely let u earn some more penny..

#47 saki

apart from learning those concepts of testing i want to test a software practically….any one pls guide me to implement these testing concepts practically….bt my bad luk i don’t even have little idea abt thz..i’m a fresher to thz topic….plss any one hlp me…

#48 Chandrakant

I want to learn Selenium

#49 Sujit

Sir, I have done my Engineering i.e B.E(Information Technology) from Mumbai University,India with I Class.I have 7 months of Website Maintainence Experience on Government’s Server(Not Pure Dvelopment,but Support & Enhancement of code).But I am not much interested in pure coding.Should I switch to Software Testing.Please guide.Awaiting reply at the earliest.

#50 MohanRaj

You are realy great dude, till this time, I was wasting my time by gathering the notes for testing. But not started to use it in a way , that will nourish my carrer. You are a unknown well wisher… Thank you. I am planing to refresh my automation qualities, from today.

#51 Kesav

I am working on mobile app testing(manual). What are skill i want to learn for my QA future. Please guide me. Awaiting reply at the earliest.

#52 Tshepo

I’m refreshing my skill in SQL. Haven’t done it in over 3 years.

#53 navjeet kaur

I hve done istqb certification. I want to get job in it industry. My communication skills are ok. I cnt understand where to start.

#54 navjeet kaur

I hve 2 yrs of exp in teaching computer application. I hve knowledge in qtp and qc. But most of d cmpy they prefer selenium and python. Cn u guide me abt scripting lang

#55 Muklesh

I have to start Selenium . Have to learn perl .

#56 Balaji

hai every one,
i am balaji, i am a software testing trainee in covalense compeny i want to how to improve the manual testing and what conditions should be fallow the manual tester pleas tell me.

#57 Faisel

Hi Friends,

I have 3 years of experience and wish to be a Performance Test Engineer with Functional Test automation skille.
I have learned Jmeter , planning to learn more about performance testing.
I have started learning Selenium to learn Functional Test Automation.
Hope that Scripting will be covered while learning these tools.

I feel that learning Jmeter and Selinium might give better carrier opportunity.

#58 deepthi

hi friends,
i’m deepthi. i completed my mca in 2011. most of the mnc’s are asking for 2012 passed outs and the aggregate from 10th to mca will be above 60% but i have 48% in 10th and 54% in inter.

#59 deepthi

i am intrested to learn testing. can u guide me about testing?

#60 Efsun

Started to learn c#for unit testing. Good luck all testers:)

#61 kumar

Hi.I am from chennai and planning to take ISQTB Certification. Please advice me whether i need to undergo training in any institutes or can learn myself through net.

#62 Megha

Hi, I want to learn software testing, how to start learning those things..is there any specific link in this site and i want learn from basic..

#63 N.Balaji

Hii vijay i am a software tester trainer i want to how to prepare the effective SRS document and how to develop the testing side please give me some suggestions i can fallow that rules.

#64 Efsun

KUMAR if u want to get certification download ISTQB syllabus and notes and read carefully thats all. but certificate notes not enough to learn testing. U can read lots of lots books. there is some good books. Also try to practise and think dummy @ pc:) u can find some bugs when u think dummy :) also start from blackbox techniques that is first thing to start line of testing.

#65 Govardhan Reddy M

@ deepthi,
Hell lot of companies, Hell lot of opportunities, Hell lot of applications, Hell lot of clients, Hell lot of customers….so on.

Just least worry about the companies, Who just look for cut off scores. If not 25k salary, Lets take 10k salary. I mean to say, If not big companies, Lets move on small companies. What’s wrong?

Just search in naukri. You run out of the limit for applying jobs! :-)

How much you scored in 10th? This doesn’t matter much. May be hell lot of genuine reasons behind your less scores! But now time is there and it is up to you, How you’re going to deal with it.

Get job in a small company. Small package. But don’t look at salary. But take the opportunity that you’ve got to admit mistakes and learn the job in your area of interest. Take the benefit out of it!

Once you gain experience, Then you can list out your dream companies to work! This definitely works in long run.

Good luck.

Regards,
Govardhan Reddy M,
QA Engineer.
“We don’t have the choice to hold a minute from passing, But we do have the choice to make tat moment magical”

#66 jffun

I’m starting learning c language!

#67 Santosh

Hi,
I’m working as a support Engg from last 4 years and now i planned to learn testing for better carrier.
I have completed Diploma (in 2008), need your inputs for my decision.

Regards,
santosh

#68 Kalpana Vinay

Hi,
I am Kalpana Vinay. I have done my BE in E&C with 60% in the year 2008. And, i have done Embedded Systems and Software Testing course. Well, Now I am looking to make my career in Software testing field. But as a fresher I am not getting any good opportunities.
So, can anyone please suggest me how to get the job opportunities on Software testing? I have very good technical knowledge on C, C++, SQL, VB, Manual Testing and basic knowledge of QTP & QC. Thankyou..

Regards,
Kalpana vinay

#69 Anshu

Dear I am looking for job in software testing. I have done MCA and my Professional experience is as Lecturer (IT) till now. Recently I have cleared ISTQB Certification and now I want to work as software tester. How could I enter into corporate as I am not having corporate experience?

#70 yogeesh

as i am fresher 2013 output,,,at present i mean last 2 month back i am working as a software devloping on dot net base in one small compony( tryning period is going on),,,i felt like it dificult for me,,,even i was CS student in my BE life,,,so i decided to leave this job and go to softaware testing,,please any one advise me. what should i do??????????????

#71 priyanka

hiii….i m a fresher 2013 passout….completed my btech in electronics and communication n wanted to switch my career to IT field….for that i have done a diploma course in testing.but still finding difficulty as i don’t have proper grip on programing languages except the basic knowledge C n C++…really in a great need of job..plzzz tell me what i must do to fetch a good job as soon as possible..n i also secured good marks in my acamedics..so plzzz help me out

#72 Anu

I learnt basic HTML & CSS in this site codeacademy.com
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#73 MANJU PRAKASH

Please can u post “PROTOCAL TESTING” Help material.

#74 Pooja Dutt

Hi All,

Looking for a urgent job that I can join immediately. I have 5+ years of experience and due to one or the other reasons I have instability in career due to which I am facing problems. It’s been 5 months am on break. I am into Manual Testing. Have knowledge of Database testing using sql queries and also of security and performance testing but never worked on Automation. I am looking for new job in Chandigarh or in Gurgaon. Please help me getting new job.
Thanks & Regards,
Pooja

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