Performance Center 12.x Essentials (PC120)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline
 

Course Overview

This five-day course introduces students to ALM Performance Center 12.0 and the Virtual User Generator (VuGen) application, which is a scripting tool used to record and run user actions on an application to be load tested. The topics include how to schedule tests, run tests, and analyze test results. Students learn how to effectively and efficiently plan, create, schedule, and run a simple test based on the goals determined at the planning phase and to interpret analysis graphs and achieve set performance testing goals. They also focus on planning, creating, and enhancing Virtual User (Vuser) scripts using VuGen in the web environment. All topics are supported by hands-on labs, designed to provide you with the knowledge necessary to create scripts in the web environment. The class is appropriate for both experienced and new product users and others responsible for or involved in performance testing with Performance Center and/or VuGen scripting. The course consists of focused, task-oriented lectures, text, and a series of detailed hands-on labs to teach the course material to the student. The hands-on labs use version 12.5 of the software

Who should attend

This course is intended for:

  • Quality Assurance and Performance Engineers
  • Users of ALM Performance Center who need to create scripts to load test their web applications and run those scripts in the ALM Performance Center environment
  • 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

To be successful in this course, you should have the following pre-requisites or knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of Windows, web sites, and browsers
  • Fundamental understanding of C programming is helpful, but not required

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the Performance Center (PC) architecture
  • Manage user accounts
  • Assign user privileges
  • Manage multiple projects
  • Oversee server resources
  • Manage test executions
  • Monitor and analyze error information using various reports
  • Plan effectively for load tests
  • Describe the user site’s functionality
  • Create, configure, and execute load tests
  • Use analysis graphs to determine whether the test achieved the set goals
  • Record scripts in the web environment using the Virtual User Generator (VuGen)
  • Measure steps and business processes using transactions
  • Parameterize scripts to vary user input data
  • Customize scripts by adding VuGen and basic C language functions
  • Correlate scripts to process server-generated data
 

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