What knowledge I need to acquire to switch to software or hardware testing

Hi Thanh,

Hope you are doing good.
I am working as a system admin on Linux operating systems since 10 years.
I want to switch to software or hardware testing , or basically testing is what I want to do.
What knowledge I need to acquire before I make a move. Does it need any testing certification. How much the certification would help me in my career switch. Please provide with info which would help me get a good idea of the field.

Thanks & Regards,
Ashish Zankar

1 Comment

  1. Thanh Huynh

    Hey Ashish,

    Thanks for your question.
    You didn’t share why you decided to switch your career to software testing after 10 years of experience as system admin of a Linux system. Deciding to switch job may or may not a good idea and I can’t tell you because I don’t know you in person, your context, your goal, etc.

    Anyway, if you want to move to software testing, I think there would be no problem to get started because you had experience in computer before. I share detailed guide in one of my post: https://www.asktester.com/how-to-become-a-software-tester/. You can take a look.

    Hope I can helps and keep me posted on how your journey is going

    -Thanh

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