5 Day(s)


This five-day course introduces students to LoadRunner 11. The course covers topics for the VuGen, the Controller, and Analysis tools. It also includes a final one day, hands-on lab

LoadRunner is an automated load testing tool that allows you to test your application before, during, and after deployment. This course is designed to give you a firm foundation in basic load testing tasks

The Virtual User Generator (VuGen) is a scripting tool used to record and run user actions on the application to be load tested. You will plan, create, and enhance VuGen scripts in the Web nevironment. The Controller tool is used to execute scripts created in VuGen. You will create and run load test scenarios using the Controller. The Analysis tool is used to analyze load test results. You will learn to work with the graphs to display data after a test is executed

Hands-on labs are designed to provide you with the knowledge necessary to create scripts in VuGen, execute scenarios in the Controller, and view the results in the Analysis


  • Quality Assurance and Performance Engineers
  • Users of LoadRunner who need to create scripts to load test their Web applications
  • Executives involved in any aspect of the load testing process

Skills Gained

At the end of the course, you should be able to

  • Identify information that needs to be gathered for load testing
  • Identify the components of LoadRunner
  • Record scripts in the Web environment using VuGen
  • Measure steps and business processes using transactions
  • Parameterize scripts to vary user input data
  • Customize scripts by adding VuGen and basic C functions
  • Correlate scripts to process server-generated data
  • Apply the workflow recommended for creating a basic scenario
  • Assign scripts, run-time settings, performance monitors, load generators and Vusers to a scenario based on your load testing goals
  • Load test your application by executing a scenario
  • Use the Analysis tool to view the results of a scenario


Working knowledge of

  • Windows
  • Web sites and browsers
  • Fundamental understanding of C programming is helpful, but not required

Course Specifics

Course Outline

Major Topics - VuGen


  • Define VuGen
  • Identify the main components of the VuGen interface

Recording for the Web

  • Create a VuGen script by recording user steps with VuGen in the web environment
  • Describe the basics of HTML and URL recording levels


  • Identify and configure the appropriate web run-time setting for replay
  • Replay the script in VuGen to verify script functionality
  • Recognize the debugging tools available in VuGen


  • Explain the function of a transaction in a script
  • Insert a transaction in a script during and after recording


  • Explain what parameters are and how they work
  • Solve playback problems with parameterization
  • Parameterize a script for load testing

Auto Correlation After Recording

  • Define Correlation
  • Correlate dynamic values found by using the Auto Correlation tool


  • Recognize why and when to use verification
  • Identify visual cues to check for during load testing
  • Add Text Checkpoints during and after recording


  • Create multiple Actions for a web script
  • Configure Actions to achieve load testing goals

Introduction to Script View

  • Identify when Script view is necessary
  • Send customized output messages to the Replay Log
  • Identify basic C code including statements, variables, and functions
  • Apply basic debugging techniques in VuGen

Advanced Scripting Techniques

  • Recognize general LoadRunner functions
  • Recognize protocol specific functions

Manual Correlation

  • Determine when manual correlation is required
  • Correlate dynamic values using the create parameter option

Auto Correlation During Recording

  • Create correlation rules to auto correlate during recording
  • Import and export correlation rules

Major Topics - Controller and Analysis


  • Explain the need for load testing
  • Describe various types of performance test objectives
  • Identify the steps of the LoadRunner methodology
  • Define the term "scenario" in the context of LoadRunner
  • Identify strategies for creating effective scenarios

Planning an Effective Load Test

  • Define measurable goals for testing
  • Gather information before testing
  • Document and organize system information

LoadRunner Installation

  • LoadRunner architecture
  • Where to install LoadRunner components
  • Identify hardware and software needs for installation

Introduction to Scenarios

  • Explain elements of LoadRunner scenario
  • Identify different types of scenarios
  • How to choose the scenario
  • Present the basic steps for creating a scenario

Using Run-Time Settings

  • Script and Scenario Run-time settings
  • Configure Run-time settings in the Controller

Scenario Execution

  • Prepare for a scenario run
  • Identify techniques to efficiently run a scenario

Scheduling Scenarios

  • Explain Scheduling by Scenario and by Group
  • Configure Scenario Start Time
  • Explain a Real-world Schedule and a Basic Schedule
  • Manage schedules through the Actions grid
  • Manage schedules through the Scenario Interactive Graph

Performance Monitors

  • Explain the value of performance monitors
  • Select performance monitors to achieve load test goals
  • Add measurements for performance-based goals
  • Review of the Sitescope monitor


  • Explain the value of analyzing results
  • Work with the graphs to display data
  • Review Analysis Reports

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.

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Upcoming Dates

Course Location Days Cost Date
5 2250 £2250 2018-09-12