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  • Rick Hefner

    Rick Hefner

    Caltech CTME, Executive Director

    Dr. Rick Hefner serves as the Executive Director for Caltech’s CTME, where he develops customized training programs for technology-driven organizations. He has over 40 years of experience in systems development and has served in academic, industrial, and research positions. 

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Software-Testing Learner's Reviews

  • Daniel Altufaili

    Daniel Altufaili

    IT infrastructure oprations

    Upon finishing the QA automation course, I received fresh assignments at my job owing to my heightened proficiency in IT, IoT, and ML. In addition to this, I earned a promotion and 20% salary increase. This course significantly expanded my expertise and motivated me to continuously enhance my skills through ongoing upskilling efforts.

  • Madina Tleubayeva

    Madina Tleubayeva

    After the course, I secured a job at PSI Corporation in the Test Automation domain with a 20% hike in my salary. I can implement all the skills I gained in my current position.

  • Farzhana K A

    Farzhana K A

    Embedded Software Engineer

    I had an excellent experience with the instructors during my QA Automation course. They made learning effortless, breaking down complex concepts into easily understandable parts. Thanks to this Automation Testing course, I secured a new position at Xpheno, accompanied by an impressive 80% salary increase.

  • Raj Kurup

    Raj Kurup

    Simplilearn team is the best. I love the format and logistics of Simplilearn so much that I would choose them for future courses at any cost rather than take anything else. Awesome guys.

  • Himanshu Sukhija

    Himanshu Sukhija

    I had enrolled in this training. The content is very informative. The trainer is knowledgeable and his skills of explaining the concepts are awesome.



  • What are software testing courses?

    When attending software testing courses, students are introduced to the world of testing, its fundamental concepts and theories, and various functional areas. The courses also introduce students to the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and its different models. These courses provide the knowledge and skills necessary to become a professional software tester. The most vital areas that are covered in the courses are:

    • Automated Testing

    • Software Testing Concepts

    • Software Testing Life Cycle

    • Mobile And Web Testing

    • Unit Testing

    • Integration Testing

    • Software Development Life Cycle

    • Functional Testing And Performance Testing

    • Load Testing

    • Mobile Automation

    • Different Test Cases And Software Testing Techniques

    • Non-functional Testing

    • Automation Testing And Automation Tool

    • Stress Testing

    • White-Box And Black-Box Testing

    • Interface Testing

    • Integration And System Testing

    • Acceptance Testing

    • Manual Testing 

  • Is a software testing course difficult to attend?

    Learning software testing training is easy if students have acquired a degree in computer science, computer science engineering, or any other similar course and have coding coverage. If they have acquired a bachelor's degree, they are already familiar with some of the fundamental areas of software testing. 

    For those without computer science or software testing, the course might be difficult to follow. With proper computer science and coding knowledge, it is easier to follow software testing courses

  • What are software testing courses for freshers?

    Software testing courses for freshers are designed programs where job aspirants acquire the skills and knowledge needed to establish a career. These short-term courses aim to educate learners about their chosen career path and help them understand the roles they will be responsible for. Software testing courses cover fundamentals, automation tools and their functions, and other key sections that learners need to specialize in to secure a job.

  • What are the different types of software testing?

    Software testing is a vast domain and has several branches of testing. This is also one of the reasons why software testing is a field with plenty of career scope. The different types of software testing that the learners will come across are:

    • Unit Testing

    • Automated Testing

    • Software Performance Testing

    • Regression Testing

    • System Integration And Acceptance Testing

    • Gray-Box, Black-Box, And White-Box Testing

    • All-Pairs Testing

    • Stress And Sanity Testing

    • Smoke And End-To-End Testing

  • What are the best software testing courses?

    The some of the top software testing courses that students can pursue are:

  • Which are the best tools for software testing?

    The best tools used by professionals in software testing are:

    • Tusker

    • Testim

    • Test Sigma

    • LambdaTest

    • TestRail

    • The Kalaton Platform

    • Selenium

    • Eggplant

    • Tosca

    • SpiraTest

    • Testmo

    • Watir

    • TestComplete

    • BrowserStack

    • UserTesting

  • Can you learn software testing online at home?

    Yes, it is the easiest to learn software testing at home by attending online courses on leading platforms like Simplilearn. These online courses help learners understand the basic concepts of software testing and learn professional skills to get ready for the job industry. The online courses can be completed at the comfort of homes and learners can progress at their own pace.

  • What qualifications do you need to become a software tester?

    To become a software tester, it is necessary to hold a degree in either of these fields, such as computer science, mathematics, or engineering. Learners must also attend any coding boot camps , and certifications to be familiar with programming languages like SQL, Java and automation tools like Linux. They must have an in-depth understanding of codes and automation tools to become a successful professional.

  • What is the highest salary for a software tester in India?

    Usually, worldwide, software testers are paid on an hourly basis, and in India, they usually have an annual salary package. According to various sources, the average salary package of a software tester in India is about INR 3.3 Lakhs

  • When you attend a software testing course, what skills do you learn?

    In software testing certifications, students learn many hard and soft skills necessary for real-world testing. These skills help them in breaking complex software systems and get reports. The types of skills that they usually learn are:

    • Reporting Skills

    • Analytical Skills

    • Problem-Solving Skills

    • Integration Testing 

    • Automated Software Testing Skills

    • Mobile Testing And API Testing Skills

    • Familiar With Testing Tools And Testing Methods

    • Ability To Interpret Linux Commands

    • Advanced Random Testing Skills

    • Technical Skills

    • Work With Automation Tools

    • Tracking Testing Issues

    • Critical Thinking

    • Logical Reasoning

    • Time Management

    • Computer Programming Skills 

  • What does a software tester do?

    The sole purpose of a software tester is to run the software and test it to determine the underlying errors. A software tester tracks the performance of software and detects and analyzes the faults that affect the overall functioning.

    In other words, a software tester provides quality assurance to web developers and ensures the software applications run error-free. They give developers insights to enhance the software's functioning and find ways to avoid future errors. This is also a reason why software testers are an integral part of the software development team.

  • How long will it take to learn software testing?

    Suppose learners hold a degree in computer science, engineering, or mathematics and are aware of coding languages and automation testing tools. In that case, they can attend one of the best software testing courses and acquire the skills in 2 to 3 months. The duration of the course also decides the intensity of the topics covered.

    A four-month course is a great option if learners already have enough knowledge and experience and are only seeking software testing certifications to add to their career achievements. To cover fundamental concepts and skills in-depth, they must opt for longer-duration professional programs.

  • Can software testing be considered a good career choice?

    Even if it is not the easiest job, software testing is a great career choice because it is a lucrative field with plenty of scope for growth. By choosing software testing as a career path, job aspirants can apply for several testing positions that are always in demand in software development organizations.

  • Is software testing in demand these days?

    As long as there is software and a need to develop more of them, there will always be high demands for software testers. It is right to say that software testing is a vast domain with long-term requirements; therefore, one can enjoy a plethora of growth and development opportunities.

  • What are the highest-paying career options after attending a software testing course?

    There are, in fact, a lot of career options available right after completing the software testing training. Learners can apply for the following job positions:

    • Testing Engineers

    • Senior Software Testers

    • Senior Testers

    • Cloud Solutions Architects

    • AI Engineers

    • Data Scientists

    • Big Data Engineers

    • Blockchain Engineers

    • DevOps Engineers

    • Test Execution Analysts

    • Cybersecurity Analysts

    • QA Leads

    • Technical Testing Lead 

    • QA Managers

    • QA Analysts

    • Security Testers

    • SCM Analysts

    • Automation Engineers

    • Test Architects

  • Which software testing is easy?

    Comparing all the software testing methods, QA testing is considered the easiest by industry experts. This is because QA testing does not require intensive coding knowledge and is also the easiest to learn.

  • What type of skills are necessary for becoming a software tester?

    Since software testing is a complicated yet very significant job role, it requires learners to possess some essential skills. If anyone wishes to become a software tester, they must have the following skills:

    • Analytical And Problem-Solving Skills

    • Communication And Project Management Skills

    • Strong Interpersonal Skills

    • Ability To Work Under Pressure

    • Logical Reasoning

    • An Expert In Test Preparation

    • Familiar With Linux Commands And Coding Languages

  • Which programming language must you master to perform software testing?

    To perform software testing, Python is the most commonly used programming language. Since Python is open-sourced and widely used in software development, it becomes easy to perform QA automation testing with the same language. Python is also one of the most secure programming languages for coding and offers much more user-readability than other programming languages. 

  • Is software testing a coding job?

    Yes, software testing is a coding job because it majorly depends on codes and commands. One must be familiar with programming languages like Python and the function of automation tools to become a successful tester.

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