If you want to have a successful career in software you can’t stop learning. Along with development, software testing is a changing field. I have had to continue to learn grow and evolve throughout my career as a tester and I want to help other testers along this journey. In many ways testing is becoming more technical and I am seeking to do my part in helping testers learn and grow the skills they will need to be successful in their careers.
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I have several courses published through the LinkedIn Learning platform. If you want to view them in their entirety you will need to have access to a subscription to that platform.
My Scripting for Testers course helps you get started with some basic scripting in python. It does so using actual examples that are relevant to things testers need to do. It also approaches this from a mindset of figuring out how to do what you need to and not from the perspective of learning computer science concepts. It is very much targeted at helping testers learn how to leverage automation to make their lives easier.
My API Testing foundations course introduces you to API testing, how to think about it, and gets you started on actually doing it and putting it into practice. APIs are everywhere and their use is only increasing as time goes on, so this is an important skill for testers to master.
My SoapUI For API Testing course helps you get started with using the free version of SoapUI. API testing requires tool and although SoapUI is a quite powerful tool it has a bit of a steep learning curve. This course is intended to help you get over that curve and start using it effectively.
My Exploratory Testing course guides you in one of the fundamental activities of testing. It helps you out with getting started with using exploratory testing techniques and give you the structure and strategies that you need to be able to us these powerful techniques in almost any context.
My Performance Testing Foundations course helps you get started with performance testing. If you are looking to get a basic grasp of performance testing and learns some of the tools that can help you, this is the course for you.
I also have published courses on other platforms as well.
Ministry of Testing
The Ministry of Testing Dojo is a great place for testers to go and learn. All the resources on there are directed towards helping testers get better at their jobs. A paid subscription to the platform is required to access the course.
My course Introduction to Python for Software Testers has everything a software tester needs to get started with using Python. It’s made in a nice modular fashion, so if you need to start from the basics and learn the foundations of the language from the ground up you can do that, but if you already know some of the basics, you can just jump right into the activities that help you get started with using python in your day to day life as a tester.
My course API testing with Postman helps you learn how to effectively use the powerful API testing tool, Postman. This tool is quite easy to get started with and so this course helps you get up to speed quickly and then dives into some complex workflows like using it for data driven testing and running it with Newman.
I have also published a book on API Testing and Development with Postman. This book, as the subtitle says, is a practical guide to creating, testing and managing APIs for automated software testing. You will of course, learn how to use Postman, but in this book I also seek to lay out general principles that you can use for effective API testing. I also try to keep things practical and give lots of examples and chances for you to try things out on your own.
I also have a tutorial series on the TestProject about getting started with Postman. If you are looking to get started with API testing and learn a tool at the same time, this is a great place to start! Check it out on their blog here.