Our company has 6 years of experience in the education specifically in the field of software testing, including preparation for the ISTQB certification. With extensive experience of teaching in groups, we are faced with the fact that one of the biggest problem is lack of time. It is very difficult to find time to practice, which will be convenient for all group members.
Mostly everyone noticed already that changing and evolving of modern IT industry is happening so quickly that it became harder to keep up with it. It feels like even if you’re studying all new technologies they seem mushrooming too much. And also the rate of appearance is approximately equal to a disappearance of them for the majority forever.
Most people think that time spent in traffic jams or on long trips is kind of lost time, but now a lot of new things appeared to make use of that “waiting” time. For IT-specialists the most interesting and useful occupation will be podcasts. Let's see what podcasts are there on IT-topics, which may be interesting to professional audiences, both developers and managers, system administrators and the rest of IT-specialists.
Once, when I was working in one small company, I was offered to conduct an interview with a candidate for the QA engineer position. At that time I did not have experience in that, and naturally, the first thoughts were "What to ask? It is necessary to re-read urgently all the literature on testing! What to do?"