LoadRunner 9.5 & PerformanceCenter 9.5 FAQ & Course detailsWhy LoadRunner? • #1 in Performance testing tools and has 68% market share in the load testing market in the world • High pay compared to manual and other tools • Easy to get a job because of less competion in the job market • Full time job oppertunitiesLoadRunner is tough to learn? • It is tough if you want to learn on your own, without knowing real time scenarios • YES • It is tough if the faculty does not have real time experience and teaches in 2 days • It is tough if you don’t have computer basics • Not at all, and it is like other testing tools • NO • All you need is Basic computer knowledge with hard working & confident approach • Easy when you learn every concept with real time demo What is the difference between LoadRunner and Performance Center? • LoadRunner: It is normally called LoadRunner classic. LR Classic works on Client/Server technology. • Performance Center: This works on web based architecture.Most of the big companies are using this web based tool for their Enterprise testing architectures. What about LoadRunner Job opportunities? • Most of the companies have included Performance testing in their application’s Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to maintain their software development standards • As stated above there are very less skilled professionals available in the job market, obviously maintaining less competition • Since the billing rate per hour is high, most of the positions would be contract to hire or Full time • If you are willing to relocate any where in USA, then it is very very easy to get a LR projectWhat about Performance center Job opportunities? • Performance center is advance version of Loadrunner. You might have seen some requirements are specifically asking for PerformanceCenter. There are very less professionals available with Performance Center skillset. You will have better chances of getting selected if you have LoadRunner and PerformanceCenter.
What are the pre-requisites to attend LoadRunner training? • Good Communication skills • Concepts of operating system, Internet and different applications domain knowledge. • Trouble shooting skills • Willing to read and work 2 to 3 hours a day on home work exercisesWhat are the highlights of this Training and Placements? • Opportunities to enable the candidate to acquire the skills needed to do the job in the workplace. • Regular Assessments: Weekly quiz / self-evaluation tests, mid-term and final exit exam • The instructions are conducted by industry experts in an environment that provides access to technical resources equivalent to those found in the actual work environment • Support candidate in resume preparation, interview preparation and self-evaluation test • Mock-interviews with our senior consultants or SMEs from real time • 100% Placement assistance LoadRunner 9.5 PerformanceCenter 9.5 As Performance Center UserI. Planning an Effective Load Test I. Centralized load testing with Performance Center • Define measurable goals for testing • Gather information before testing • Over view of PC 9.5 • Document and organize system information • Performance Center architecture • Performance Center communicationII. LoadRunner Installation II. Accessing user site • LoadRunner architecture • Where to install LoadRunner components • Performance center Privileges and roles • Identify hardware and software needed for • Viewing project data installation III. Creating and configuring load testIII. Introduction to Scenarios • Uploading scripts • Explain elements that make a LoadRunner • View/Modify existing scripts scenario • Configuring general settings • Identify different types of scenarios • How to choose the scenario IV. Scheduling test runs • Present the basic steps for creating a scenario • Reserving time slots • Selecting Load Generators (Hosts)IV. Using Run-Time Settings • Adding monitor profiles • Viewing graph data at run time • Script and Scenario Run-time settings • Reading output at run time • Configure Run-time settings in the • Isolating top transaction responses Controller • Best practicesV. Scenario Execution V. Using project Dashboard • Prepare for a scenario run • Viewing Transaction tables
• Identify techniques to efficiently run a • Populating the project dashboard scenario • Configuring the load criteria • Publishing analysisVI. Scheduling Scenarios As Performance Center Admin • Scheduling by group and by scenario • Prepare VuGen User (Vuser) initialization VI. PC Administration over view • Configure duration scheduling • Configure scenario ramp up and ramp down • Administration scope • Administration site mapVII. Performance Monitors • Host management • Performance center team members • Value of Performance Monitors • Select Performance Monitors VII. Creating and Managing Projects • Add measurements to Performance Monitors • Administration scopeVIII. Results Analysis • Administration site map • Creating Host pools • Value of root cause analysis • Adding project and managing resources • Diagnose errors with LoadRunner • Meaningful interpretation of LoadRunner VIII. Privilege levels and users graphs • Understanding privilege managementIX. Introduction • Configuring access lists • Best practices for Managing user accounts • What is VuGen? • How does VuGen record? IX. Troubleshooting • Navigating the workflow and tasks in VuGen. • Errors/Even logs • Introduction to Tree View • Best practices • Accessing online help filesX. Recording • Structure the script based on planning • Use VuGen to record a script for Web environment • Discuss recording options: • Describe HTML and URL recording levels • When to use HTML and/or URL recording levelsXI. Replay • Replay the basic scriptXII. Transactions • Introduction to Transactions • Add Transactions to measure response times (After recording and while recording)XIII. Parameters
• Solve playback problems by parameterizing the scriptXIV. Auto Correlation – After Recording • Correlate dynamic values found by using Scan for • Correlation linkXV. Checkpoints • Identify visual cues to check for during load testing • Add Text Checkpoints during and after recordingXVI. Actions • Introduction to Actions • Create multiple actions in a scriptXVII. Intro to Script View • Differentiate Tree and Script View • Basic C in VuGen Scripts • Employ C statements, variables and functions • Apply debugging techniques in VuGen (breakpoints and step)XVIII. Advanced Scripting Techniques • Recognize Protocol Specific Functions • Send customized output messages • Add error handling and business logic to the scriptXIX. Manual Correlation • Distinguish between available correlation methods • Correlate dynamic value using the create parameter optionXX. Auto Correlation – Before Recording • Define rules for correlation in Recording OptionsXXI. Advanced Error Handling • Create global verification points with
ContentCheck • Use "logging on demand" • View error snapshots in the ControllerXXII. Prepare for Load Testing • Verify script functionality in VuGen • Identify and configure the appropriate Run- time settings for your load testing goals • Add files to script optionXXIII. Appendix - Manual Correlation AdvancedCorrelate a script for dynamic valuesContact : Ram Chittoor 214-213-9337