Exam ID HP0-M48
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 1 hour 45 minutes
Exam length 62 questions
Passing score 72%
Delivery languages English, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean
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Exam description

This exam tests your skills on Load test planning, LoadRunner installation, scenario configuration and scenario execution.

Who should take this exam?

Technical personnel who demo, perform Proof of Concept, and under supervision of a senior consultant plan and execute load tests and performance validation using HP LoadRunner 11.x Software.
It is recommended that you have at least three months experience with HP LoadRunner 11.x Software. Exams are based on an assumed level of industry standard knowledge that may be gained from the training, hands on experience, or other prerequisite events.

Exam contents

This exam has 62 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)
  • Drag-and-drop

Tips for taking this exam

These tips will help you while taking the exam.

Take the time to read the entire question and consider all of the options carefully before you answer. If the question indicates that it features an exhibit, study the exhibit and reread the question. Make sure to select the answer that correctly responds to the question that is asked — not simply an answer that includes some correct information. If the question asks for more than one answer, remember to select each correct answer. You will not receive partial credit for a partially correct answer.


This exam validates that you can successfully perform the following:

Load test planning

  • Define measurable goals.
  • Identify system components and configuration.
  • Identify the Application Usage model.
  • Plan a scenario run.


LoadRunner installation

  • Describe the LoadRunner environment and architecture.
  • Explain how to install the Controller.
  • Explain how to install VuGen.
  • Describe the requirements and considerations for installing a Load Generator.
  • Explain requirements and considerations for installing the Analysis tool.


Scenario configuration

  • Configure different types of scenarios.
  • Define a load test schedule using the Scheduler.
  • Set up a Service Level Agreement.
  • Set up Performance Monitors.
  • Configure Scenario options based on test requirements.
  • Configure additional features.


Scenario execution

  • Identify steps within the Scenario Execution Process.
  • Work with the Controller Run tab.
  • Describe results collation.


Results analysis

  • Use Root Cause Analysis to determine the likely cause of a bottleneck.

  • Analyze information on available graphs.

  • Use Drill-Down to determine lower level details.

  • Use Auto Correlation to identify probable cause.

  • Use filtering, set granularity to analyze results.

  • Compare or merge graphs to analyze results.

  • Describe the uses of the SLA and Analyze Transaction feature.

  • Describe Analysis module features under Options.

  • Describe how to use cross-scenario analysis to evaluate impacts of application.

  • Explain the reporting solution.

  • Identify diagnostic graphs.