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Optional LoadRunner

An optional 1 day lab-based practical course, which gives you the opportunity to plan & execute a performance test project from start to finish. The course is intended for anyone that is new to LoadRunner and follows on from the Complete LoadRunner 12 course

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Learning Objectives

  • 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.


This course is designed as a follow on from the Complete LoadRunner 12 course

Course Content


Explains why we need to do performance testing. What are the basic principles and how LoadRunner helps us meet those. 

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. 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 & 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. 

Correlation 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. 

Analyzing & reporting results 

The last component of LoadRunner – The analysis tool. Helps us to graph, slice and analyse the results of our performance test.

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