7 Testing Courses Worth Trying: Unlocking Real Tricks of the Trade

Are you tired of the testing courses that only teach you vocabulary and leave you feeling unprepared for the real world of software testing?

Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! As a testing student and continuous learner, I’ve curated a list of 7 courses that have helped me navigate the chaos and truly elevate my testing skills. Let’s dive in and discover these hidden gems that are worth trying out!

  1. Rapid Software Testing by James Bach and Michael Bolton

If you’re looking for a course that teaches you the true meaning of testing, look no further. Rapid Software Testing focuses on exercise and feedback-driven learning, allowing you to hone your skills through practical application. It’s available both online and offline, giving you flexibility in how you learn. Know more about my experience with RST here: Rapid Software Testing (RST): Experience Report – Rahul’s Testing Titbits

RST Website: Home – Rapid Software Testing (rapid-software-testing.com)

2. The Testing Lab Advanced by Ajay Balamurugadas

Organized via The Test Tribe, The Testing Lab Advanced is an exercise-driven course that covers testing basics to advanced concepts. It’s designed to help you improve your day-to-day testing skills, providing you with practical knowledge that you can apply in your testing projects.

3. Selenium C# Automation by Karthik K.K

For those interested in automation testing, Selenium C# Automation by Karthik K.K is a must-try course. Focusing on basics and important concepts, this course is available for free on YouTube and at a minimal price on Udemy, making it accessible to those on a budget.

4. Testing Foundations by Dr. Cem Kaner

If you’re looking for an in-depth understanding of foundational testing concepts, Testing Foundations by Dr. Cem Kaner is a great choice. This course provides good reference material and opens your mind to the world of testing, helping you develop a solid testing foundation. I created a free summary ebook based on this course. Grab your free copy here: Testing Foundations by Rahul Parwal [Leanpub PDF/iPad/Kindle]

Course Link: Foundations – AST Teaching Material (ast-bbst.org)

5. Bug Advocacy by Dr. Cem Kaner

Testing is not just about finding bugs, but also about effectively reporting and advocating for them. Bug Advocacy by Dr. Cem Kaner teaches you the art of good reporting and advocacy, which is crucial for testers who want to be influential in their organizations. This course was previously available for free at TestingEducation Dot Org and is now available at AST Docs. I created a free summary ebook on this course here, Grab your free copy: Bug Advocacy by Rahul Parwal et al. [Leanpub PDF/iPad/Kindle]

Course Link: Bug Advocacy – AST Teaching Material (ast-bbst.org)

6. The Whole Team Approach to Continuous Testing by Lisi Hocke

As testing becomes more collaborative in modern-day development practices, The Whole Team Approach to Continuous Testing by Lisi Hocke is a valuable course to consider. It covers important concepts for testers in a collaborative testing environment and provides plentiful ideas on how to work effectively with the entire team. The best part? It’s available for free on Test Automation University! Here are my notes on this if you want a quick glance: The Whole Team Approach to Continuous Testing: Study Notes | Synapse QA (synapse-qa.com)

Course Link: The Whole Team Approach to Continuous Testing (applitools.com)

7. Variables in Test Design by Robert Sabourin

Test design is a critical aspect of testing, and Variables in Test Design by Robert Sabourin is a course that delves into this important concept. Through examples and practical exercises, this course teaches you how to identify the right variables in your testing efforts, opening up your mind to the wide possibilities in testing. It’s available at a minimal price on The Test Tribe Courseware. Here is my mindmap summary on one module from this course: https://www.xmind.net/m/pyUinL

Course Link: “Revealing Most Important Variables To Design Better Tests” – The Test Tribe

In conclusion, these 7 testing courses are not just about vocabulary, but about practical application, exercise-driven learning, and unlocking your creativity in software quality assurance. They cover various aspects of testing, from foundational concepts to automation, bug reporting, collaborative testing, and test design. So why not give them a try and take your testing skills to the next level?

Bonus Course:

I have recently launched a course on Bug Advocacy & Beyond.

I have condensed a lot of real tricks of the trade (that work) into this course that I have created with The Test Tribe.

Check it out here: https://www.thetesttribe.com/courses/bug-advocacy-course/

Discount Code: RAHU10

Happy testing!

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