Explains why we need to do performance testing. What are the basic principles and how LoadRunner helps us meet them.
Planning an effective load test
The information and resources we need to gather so we can execute a realistic performance test. How to use the collated data to plan your testing scenarios.
The components of LoadRunner and how to install them to support our effective performance test. Overview of the different protocols supported by LoadRunner.
Introduction to the Virtual User Generator (VuGen)
Introducing the first LoadRunner component that allows us to create virtual users. How to use record & replay to create a basic script.
Parameterizing Virtual Users
Here we learn how to link data files to our virtual user, creating a more realistic emulation whereby virtual users use a variety of data values.
Controlling Virtual Users through Run-Time settings
Setting the way a user behaves during execution allowing us to emulate correct “real user” behaviour.
How to overcome the problems of dynamic data such as session IDs in web testing. We will learn to Handle dynamic and calculated values in our virtual user and explores the new Design Studio.
TruClient & Web 2.0
How to use TruClient to script against asynchronous web applications that use AJAX and newer Web 2.0 technologies.
Introduction to the Controller
The second component of LoadRunner – the Controller. Allows us to design a performance test using multiple instances of the different virtual users we created using our virtual user generator. Explores how to create your real-world scenario.
Executing & Monitoring a Scenario
Executing a load test and monitoring user and back-end performance.
Analysing & reporting results
The last component of LoadRunner – The analysis tool. Helps us to graph, slice and analyse the results of our performance test.