This course covers all aspects of using LoadRunner, from planning your load test scenarios,
through to developing your VuGen scripts, executing your scenarios and finally analyzing your
The course covers real-world best practices for effective use of the software
Throughout the course practical examples are demonstrated, and the delegates get to practice
what they have learned in each chapter with hands-on exercises
An optional 1 day lab-based practical is also offered, which gives you the opportunity to plan
and execute a performance test project from start to finish
The course is intended for anyone that is new to LoadRunner
You will learn
Why do we need performance testing?
Gathering information for an effective performance test.
The LoadRunner software components.
The basic performance testing creation flow
How to create Virtual Users using LoadRunner VuGen.
LoadRunner scenarios and how to use them to test your
How to execute a LoadRunner scenario.
How to Monitor and analyze your tests results.
Explains why we need to do performance testing. What are the basic principles and how LoadRunner
help us meet those
Planning an effective load test
The information and resources we need 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 and 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"
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
We will examine the wizards and other automatic elements of the Virtual User Generator that can
speed up the testing process
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 and Monitoring a Scenario
Executing a load test and monitoring user and back-end performance
Analyzing and reporting results
The last component of LoadRunner - The analysis tool. Helps us to graph, slice and analyse the
results of our performance test
If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting
aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your
business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.
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