Performance, Load, and Stress Testing 2 Day Bootcamp

Performance, load and stress testing have different goals and different methods. Learn from software testing experts what these tests are and how they should be approached.

This course provides an introduction to the complexities of software performance testing and delivers testing skills that participants can immediately apply back on the job. Using a real-world case study, you will encounter issues, decisions, and testing experiences comparable to those in your own work environment. Working through a series of discussion-based exercises—individually, in small teams, or as a group—you develop a workable strategy for performance testing an application/system. The focus of the exercises is on analysis of a situation and understanding the planning and design issues associated with performance testing. This course is focused on using a cloud based load testing tools.

  • Understand the performance testing process: planning, preparation, execution, and reporting
  • Relate performance testing to the development process
  • Understand performance goals and objectives
  • Learn how to deal with environment and architecture issues
  • Define operational profiles and load definitions
  • Understand and select the various types of performance tests
  • Define and select appropriate measurements
  • Create a Load Testing Script
  • Execute Load Testing
  • Analyze Test Results

Course Outline

Day 1

Fundamentals
Imperative to performance test
Performance testing track record

Performance Testing Process
Understanding how performance testing fits the development process
Approaches to the performance testing process
Costs of performance testing
 
Identify Performance Goals and Business Goals
Gather background information on the situation
Develop an understanding of the situation
Validate the test project need and feasibility
Exercise: Understanding Goals

Infrastructure and Architecture
What must be part of the test?
Target platform and systems
Network configuration
Scalability and extrapolation
Exercise: Assessing Infrastructure Issues

Day 2

Designing the Test
Defining the workload
– Transactions to be simulated
– Analyze factors affecting the load definition
– Exercise: Calculating Load Characteristics
Types of performance tests to be run
Exercise: Selecting types of Tests to Run
Refining measurements
Response times, resource usage, etc.
 
Test Preparation
Set up the test infrastructure/architecture
Acquire the test scripts and data
Set up the tools
 
Test Execution
Validate the tests and the tools
Prepare for the test execution
Execute the tests and collect the data
Present conclusions and recommendations
Assist the technical team after tuning and
Debugging
Reporting Performance Test Results

 Who Should Attend

System testers, system designers, system tuners, software engineers, quality assurance professionals, and project leaders who are involved in systems testing can benefit from this course. A working knowledge of system testing and quality assurance fundamentals is assumed, but no specific technical background (e.g., UNIX, TCP/IP) is required. This course is for beginning to intermediate skill levels relating to software performance testing.

Class Daily Schedule

Sign-In/Registration 8:30–9:00am

Morning Session 9:00am–12:00pm

Lunch 12:00–1:00pm

Afternoon Session 1:00–5:00pm

Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.

Training Course Fee Includes

  • Tuition
  • Course material
  • Free Load Testing Account
  • Certificate of completion

 

 

FREE After-Course Instructor Coaching

Your training with SQA Solution continues after your course is over!

After-Course Instructor Coaching is one of many practical benefits that SQA Solution course attendees receive. Once you’ve completed a course, your instructor will be available to help you apply your newly gained knowledge, overcome any start-up hurdles, and offer guidance on specific applications.
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