Many QA engineers are passionate about their career dream of working for a product company one day — you should know that you do need to pull your socks up and spend the next few moments running down this entire story and then the next six months.
One way to attain your dream is by learning from failed interviews, and the other way is to design and execute an innovative study plan.
You’ve got to be wise, which will set you apart from the hundreds of competitors appearing for the same position as you.
Regarding the extended content to cover for preparation, working hard is not the best solution; you need to be smart enough to design the best preparation strategy. Which one do you prefer?
Why Product Company?
Most product companies hire smart, creative people and treat them well. Also, they reward rights, encourage new ideas, and give employees the freedom to work.
The 1–2–3–4–5–6 Month Study Plan
Disclaimer: This study plan is for the average skilled resource with about 60–80 hours a month for preparation.
Tip 1: Create your own GitHub public repository and keep driving your daily learnings with a proper readme document; and this repository can refer to in your resume.
Tip 2: Practice your coding on online platforms like HackerRank, LeetCode
Tip 3: When you learn a concept, practice with different possible problems in that concept. Most of them solve from GeeksForGeeks based on company-wise questions.
Month 1: Focus on any one programming Language
What programming language is best for the SDET role? There is no hard and fast answer for this as it is different for every person according to several personal factors —but look at the recent Job description of your preferred organization and make a choice for yourself.
Many free courses on Udemy, Coursera, Pluralsight and Codecademy are the best resources for learning your new language. You can reach out to TestLeaf if you need additional support in learning.
Month 2: Focus on Data Structures & Algorithms
Month 3: Focus on Problem Solving & Testcase Enumeration
Month 4: Focus on any one UI automation tool
Month 5: Focus on any one Services automation tool
Month 6: Practice, Practice, and Practice.
Finally, if you don’t get your job in your desired Product Company after six months?
Indeed, it won’t be the end of the world. Your learning can still be with the skills and knowledge required to work as a software automation engineer. Testleaf’s automation testing courses have been excellent in the field, with a maximum success rate.