Course ID 00405986
HP product number LR120
Course format ILT,SCA
Course length 5 days
Delivery languages English
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Course description

This course introduces you to LoadRunner 11.5. The course covers topics about the Virtual User Generator (VuGen), Controller, and Analysis tools. It also includes a final one day, hands on lab. This course is designed to give you a foundation in basic load testing tasks. You create and run load test scenarios using the Controller. The Analysis tool is used to analyze load test results. You learn to work with the graphs to display data after a test is executed. The 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 tool.

Who should attend

• 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

Prerequisites

• Working knowledge of Windows, websites and browsers
• A fundamental understanding of C programming is helpful, but not required.
For complete prerequisites and requirements to achieve any of the related certifications or upgrade paths, see the certification description on the HP ExpertOne website.

Topics

  • Controller and Analysis Module 1: Introduction
    • 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
  • Controller and Analysis Module 2: Planning an Effective Load Test
    • Define measurable goals for testing
    • Gather information before testing
    • Document and organize system information
  • Controller and Analysis Module 3: Installation
    • LoadRunner architecture
    • Where to install LoadRunner components
    • Identify hardware and software needs for installation
  • Controller and Analysis Module 4: Scenarios
    • Explain elements of LoadRunner scenario
    • Identify different types of scenarios
    • How to choose the scenario
    • Present the basic steps for creating a scenario
  • Controller and Analysis Module 5: Using Run-Time Settings
    • Explain the difference between script and scenario run-time settings
    • Configure run-time settings in the Controller
  • Controller and Analysis Module 6: Scenario Execution
    • Prepare for a scenario run
    • Identify techniques for running a scenario efficiently
  • Controller and Analysis Module 7: 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
  • Controller and Analysis Module 8: Performance Monitors
    • Explain the value of performance monitors
    • Select performance monitors to achieve load test goals
    • Add measurements for performance-based goals
  • Controller and Analysis Module 9: Analysis
    • Explain the value of analyzing results
    • Work with the graphs to display data
  • VuGen Module 1: Introducing VuGen
    • Define VuGen
    • Identify the main components of the VuGen interface
    • Experience the new look and feel of VuGen UI
  • VuGen Module 2: Recording for the Web
    • Describe the main VuGen UI
    • Use the Protocol Advisor
    • Create VuGen scripts by recording user steps
    • Identify the differences between the HTML and URL recording levels
    • Save scripts
    • Create Business Process Reports
  • VuGen Module 3: Replaying Scripts
    • 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
  • VuGenModule 4: Inserting Transactions
    • Explain the function of a transaction in a script
    • Insert a transaction in a script during and after recording
  • VuGenModule 5: Parameterzing a Script
    • Explain what parameters are and how they work
    • Solve playback problems with parameterization
      Parameterize a script for load testing
  • VuGen Module 6: Verifying Scripts
    • Recognize why and when to use verification
    • Identify visual cues to check for during load testing
    • Add Text Checkpoints during and after recording
  • VuGen Module 7: Creating Actions
    • Create Actions for a web script
    • Configure Actions to achieve load testing goals
  • VuGen Module 8: Using the Editor
    • Work with the editor
    • Send customized output messages to the Replay Log
    • Identify basic C code including statements, variables, and functions
    • Apply basic debugging techniques in VuGen
  • VuGen Module 9: Advanced Scripting Techniques
    • Recognize general LoadRunner functions
    • Recognize protocol specific functions
  • VuGen Module 10: Auto Correlation After Recording
    • Work with Correlation Studio
    • Correlate dynamic values found by using the Auto Correlation tool
  • VuGen Module 11: Manual Correlation
    • Manually insert the web_reg_save_param_ex correlation function
    • Parameterize the dynamic value in a script
    • Correlate a script manually by using Wdiff
  • Lab 1: LoadRunner Hands-On Lab
    • Identify LoadRunner’s load testing components and process
    • Identify the scenario execution process
    • Create a baseline script with multiple action sections
    • Create transactions in a script
    • Create checkpoints in a script
    • Define lab and script requirements
    • Define steps
    • Calculate the load test
    • Execute scenarios
    • Analyze the results of a full load and scalability test

Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
  • 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
  • Correlate the script using new correlation studio that hosts all correlation functionality in one place: record based correlations, replay-based correlations, correlation rules and correlation from snapshot
  • Organize and manipulate multiple VuGen scripts packaged under a Solution Explorer, such as Action, Parameters, Run-time settings, Script Replay, and External Files,
  • Describe the features of the new custom VuGen layout
  • Apply the workflow recommended for creating a basic scenario
  • Assign scripts, run-time settings, performance monitors, load generators, and users 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

How to register

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