7 - Time Management tips for students

1) What do you have to do?
The first stage of improving your time management is to list absolutely everything that you have to do. This may sound obvious, but speaking from experience, most students tend to leave important tasks until the last minute, which can impact on the quality of their work and their overall grade.

Include any university deadlines as well as any shifts you work on the list, and make a note of how much time each priority will take out of your schedule.

2) Create a life schedule
Whether it’s a pin-up planner, a timetable or a calendar on your phone, find an organizing tool that works well for you and add your list of priorities to it. Also, think about when you are most alert, so that you can plan your study periods around these times.

Find time for socializing, but also make sure that you get enough sleep. Most people need between 7 to 8 hours sleep every night to remain focused and alert during study periods.

3) Be flexible but realistic
Typically, allow around 8-10 hours a day for working, studying, socializing and anything else practical you need to do.

As a full-time student, you’re expected to dedicate 35 hours a week to university studies, including the time you spend in seminars and lectures. If you only spend 15 hours a week attending tutor-led learning, you should use the extra 20 hours for independent study.

It’s also important to remember that things often take longer than expected. So, allow a little extra time in case you spend longer on a task than you thought you would.

4) Allow time for planning to avoid repetition
Taking the time to research, plan and think about your work is crucial for good time management. Allow yourself the time to process new information and plan how you are going to use it, as this can help you to avoid having to re-read and repeat any research.

One way of effectively planning before researching is to make a list of everything you want to find out, so that you can make notes below each subheading as you go.

5) Avoid procrastination and distraction
One way to avoid procrastination is to think about the different places you have been when studying – where were you the most focused? Where were you most distracted?

Remember, what works for one person might not necessarily work for you.  For some, studying with friends can limit their productivity. But for others, studying in groups can help to increase motivation and avoid procrastination.

6) Exercise to clear your head in between study sessions
Believe it or not, exercise works in the same way sleep does. It can focus your state of mind, helping you to clear your head in between study sessions. If you’re new to exercise, aim to fit in a 10-minute run here and there, steadily increasing the amount you do as you go on.

7) Has your organization been effective?
Constantly reviewing and reassessing your schedule can help you to recognize whether you need to make any changes in order to help you complete any university tasks and also have time to relax and spend time with friends and family.

Courtesy : Topuniversitites.com

Benefits of Single page Resume

 Recruiters and Managers have a Short Attention Span

 It makes you feed only Meangingful Information

 You are able to Secure a Clear Format of Writing

 Limitation makes You Write Better

 It helps you to Avoid Making Mistakes

 You can list down only your strengths

 Your Job target keywords are easily noticeable

 It makes you appear clear and concise about your career

 You are easily able to drag recruiter’s attention towards important information about yourself

 You are efficiently able to showcase your values

 It makes you appear more organized

 The recruiter understands that you believe in delivering important information only

 Some recruiters consider one page resume a save of time

 A single page is enough to create an impression over others

 It helps you avoid including fluff or unimpressive information

 It appears more understandable and factual

 Your accomplishments become easily visible

 It does not become boring

 It implies that you are not overselling yourself

 It shows that you understand how to be brief

 It is time saving for you as well

 The Two Page resume is worth only when you have lots of important information to share

 One page resume is more easy and convenient to write

 It portrays your professional intelligence

Author: Krishna Reddy, Senior HR consultant, Lithan/SG

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Case Study QTP/UFT - Metaforum Technologies - Software Testing

Project Description: Insurance domain

Students will build applications that will ensure claims are processed quickly and efficiently.

                     Operator flexibility is the key, and it is important to improve operator productivity while processing claims.

                     Real-time status for quick re submission and faster reimbursements.

Objective of Testing Live in Environment 

                     Create Data driven, Keyword driven and Hybrid test framework.

                     Performing Regression Testing ,Endurance Testing,

Functional and Non Functional Testing ,Batch Test….

                    Reporting mechanism in Structured Organization.

Case Study - Manual Testing course - Software Testing

At the end of this course, Students will be working in a live project like this

Project Description:

A company wants to develop a Human capital management that can be used and modified by SMEs located in a specific country and internationally

It has couple of versions

1. Professional
2. Enterprise. Its features include personal information management.  When managers or customers needs to get into online or modifies on the already existing site or application, a solution is necessary, which is a few lines of code. A customer then reaches out to a software service provider to make this software feasible.  This is when software project inception begins..

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Why Selenium?

Selenium is primarily a testing tool that automates browsers and web applications. It is an open source technology that provides a portable software testing framework to software testers. Since its inception in 2004, the Selenium functional testing tool has come a long way and is currently one of the leading free testing tools available in the industry. Due to its open source nature, programmers from all over the world can and do improve the code continuously. Selenium is available for all major platforms (Windows, Macintosh, and Linux) and works on major browsers.
In this blog post, we will discuss Selenium IDE, Selenium WebDriver, and why Selenium is a good option for software testers

Selenium IDE

Selenium IDE is a Firefox add-on that is used for recording, creating, and enhancing scripts. It is used to record your interactions with the browser and play them back. IDE stands for integrated development environment.

Selenium IDE records scripts in a special scripting language called Selenese. This language makes it easier for the tester to provide commands to the browser, such as automating the browser to select an option or to click a link. There are also commands for retrieving data from pages. The commands can be moved around quickly and there is auto completion support for editing them. Scripts in Selenese may also be recorded automatically.
Selenium IDE is popularly used for creating bug reproduction scripts and exploratory testing scripts. Selenium training in Chennai The best thing about Selenium IDE is that Selenese is easy to understand and anyone with a basic knowledge of web application testing can learn Selenium IDE in a few days.

Selenium WebDriver

The Selenium WebDriver drives a browser natively as a user would. It uses the Selenium Server and is a major advancement in browser automation technology. The Selenium WebDriver has rendered the Selenium Remote Control obsolete, and is commonly referred to as Selenium 2.0.
The Selenium Remote Control had a few limitations. It had a single host origin policy, and the file upload, download, dialogs, and pop-up functions affected the functional test coverage. The Selenium WebDriver does not have such limitations and supports Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, iPhone, Android, and all major browsing platforms effectively.
Selenium 2.0 does not require a special server and can start and control a browser directly. If the tests are being conducted on remote systems, the Selenium grid can be used. Selenium 2.0 is supported by C#, Ruby, Python, and Java.
The Selenium WebDriver has two aims:
1.       To become the WebDriver standard in major programming languages
2.       To enable developers to build their own domain specific language
With such aims and the technology to achieve them, Selenium 2.0 will be popular among testers who want to scale and distribute scripts across multiple environments. Selenium is an ever evolving technology and the sooner you start learning it the sooner you can benefit from it.

Advantages of Learning Selenium

There are many advantages of learning Selenium, especially if you are looking to enhance your career options in the testing industry. In every field you have to keep learning and evolving with time if you want to prosper. This holds especially true for the IT industry. If you are a web application tester and are still using manual testing, Selenium will change your career dramatically.
By learning how to automate testing through Selenium, you will be able to accomplish more in less time, and will be able to offer your services to more clients. Given that Selenium is a rapidly growing technology, it is extremely important for anyone in the testing industry to at least gain basic knowledge about it. Learning Selenium is a wise option for those looking for a thriving career in the testing industry.
Selenium 2.0 supports all major browsers, all major operating systems, all major programming languages, and easily runs multiple tests simultaneously. It is a few improvements away from becoming a universal testing standard. When such a technology is available freely at your disposal, learning how to use it is a no-brainer.
More and more companies are looking for skilled Selenium resources and there are plenty of opportunities for someone good at this open source tool.
As with any other open source technology, you have to read the literature and have to stay updated with the latest changes being introduced. We recommend using the official Selenium website to keep up with the latest Selenium news. In short, if you test web applications for a living, learn Selenium, it will make your life easier.
We hope this blog post helped you gain a basic understanding of Selenium and why you should try a Selenium Tutorial.
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