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Introduction to Performance Testing

Course Duration: 1 days

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Course Overview

This ‘Private-Only’ course is designed for beginners as well as testers with previous non-functional testing experience, it explains the different types of performance testing and why it is important. software & hardware requirements are discussed, how to design effective performance tests, test execution and analysis. This is a non-tool specific course.

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The course is delivered over two days, and is instructor-led. A comprehensive e-workbook is also provided.

Who is it for?

Recommended to anyone new to Non-Functional Testing

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Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for this course.


There is no exam requirement for this course.

  • Understand the key principles of Non-Functional Testing
  • Understand how to plan for an effective performance test
  • Understand the team responsibilities in performance testing
  • Learn how to design the test and execute it
  • Look at analysis tools and how to identify bottlenecks in the System Under Test

Syllabus – Key points

Course Contents


What is Performance testing. Types of Performance Tests, understanding workload, alternatives to performance testing, considerations before engagement.


Software & Hardware

Hardware, Software, Resources requirements, Virtual Users, The Controller, the Analysis component. System Architecture, testing through Firewalls, Geography specific testing


Planning an Effective Performance Test

Understanding workload and the ‘Peak Hour’, application concurrency, data requirements and monitoring strategy


Execution & Reporting

A look at Hardware & Software monitors, Network delay information, protocol specific information. The different kinds of Scenario Profiles. Reporting – what to report, what is a pass/fail


 Analysis & Investigation

Understanding Transactional response times and transaction pass/fail numbers. Identifying high risk transactions. Improvement and re-runs.


Conclusion & Demo

See what the theory looks like in practice, a demo using one of the most popular Performance Testing Tools.


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