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Introduction to Performance Testing

Introductory course that takes you from beginner through to writing effective Performance Tests.
Recommended for anyone new to Non-Functional Testing.

This comprehensive course covers all the essential principles of Performance Testing.
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, how to design effective performance tests, test
execution and analysis. This is a non- tool specific course, but demos are shown using a popular performance tool to aid
understanding.
Throughout the course practical examples are demonstrated, and the delegates have exercises at the end of every chapter to aid
comprehension.

Learning Objectives

Course Objectives
•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

Pre-Requisites

None

Course Content

Introduction to Performance Testing
Key Points
Introduction
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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