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Chandan Rastogi
Chandan Rastogi

Chandan Rastogi




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Could you tell us briefly about your family background?
I belong from a middle class family. My father is business man and my mother is a teacher. I have two siblings, one elder brother who is also a business man and a elder sister who is an officer in a nationalized bank.
Advice for upcoming professionals
Always try to learn as much as you can.
Intellectual Recommendations
There are many books available in the market but I rather prefer websites for any updates and information like and Similarly prefer to learn from the documents available and have discussion with the experienced people.
Additional Certifications
It's good to get some certifications like ISTQB and CAST particularly for testing. But at last it is one's willingness to learn and performance that boosts career and knowledge.
Excellence of Testing Professionals
Keen learning and lateral thinking makes a good Software Test Engineer.
My Road map Ahead
I see myself as a QA Lead/Test Lead in 5 years from now.
Starting Differently Again
I will make an application that will help children in getting knowledge about various fields like IT, Personality Development, Society etc that will be free of cost.
Upcoming trends
There are many IT firms having more QA/Testers than developers just to make sure that the end product is up-to the mark. These scenarios have came up with new requirements to test any product/application and this will definitely help in learning the new technologies and boosting our career.
Involvement in the Industry
I got to work on a LINUX project about which I had no knowledge and I had to finish the entire testing within 3 weeks on my own. At that time I gave my whole effort to learn LINUX and successfully complete my task within specified time that got me appreciation from my seniors in the organization.
Challenges with QA domain
Firstly, it is necessary that one should keep himself/herself aware about emerging technologies. Secondly, a person should be a lateral thinker.
Your success mantra
Successful word has a broad meaning with no limits. As far as I know, I am on my way to become a successful person. But most important thing is that I am satisfied with my enthusiasm and passion towards my work.
Changes in professional environment
I joined as a fresher and with no real time work experience. But I always had one thing in my mind that I have to give my best. As soon as you work more and more you'll feel that now people see you with a different attitude. Now people expect a lot from you and they have faith in you which is good.
Situation where you played important role as a team player
Once during a live football event at 2 am in the night there was some issue with video highlights. Although it was not my project but I gave the resolution for the issue within couple of minutes as the colleague who had to look into that issue was unwell.
Growth Initiatives
I have been continuously reading new articles and books through various websites. And always try to get knowledge from my colleagues.
Decision Breakthroughs
When I started my career I was offered to work in Ad Operations for 2 months in spite of the fact that I was a Software Tester. Now I realize that taking that opportunity was a career booster for me. Now I work as a software test engineer and have a good knowledge about mobile advertising as well.
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