3 Day(s)


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 results

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

Skills Gained

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
  • application.
  • How to execute a LoadRunner scenario.
  • How to Monitor and analyze your tests results.

Course Specifics

Course Outline


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

LoadRunner installation

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" 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

LoadRunner Wizards

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

Thinking about Onsite?

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.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

Upcoming Dates

Course Location Days Cost Date
3 1500 £1500 2018-09-12