Load Tester™ Training
Load Tester PRO™ training will quickly teach users how to use the most critical features of Load Tester, allowing them to start designing and running tests immediately. The class is taught live, where students teleconference with
our experienced structors to get customized, hands-on training. The class typically takes between 6 and 8 hours, and is usually split into two days. The cost is $1,400 per person.
How to go about load testing the Load Tester way: an overview of How Load Tester™ is designed to work.
- User Interface. Briefly discuss each view in the UI: Navigator, Testcase Editor, Content, Fields, Headers, Actors, Errors, Engines, and Servers.
- Quickly run through recording, configuring, and running a very simple load test in five minutes.
Test Case Design
The first step in getting accurate test results is learning how to design test cases. This part of the class starts with the theoretical basis of test case design, and then moves into the specifics of how to configure Load Tester PRO™ test cases in a wide variety of cases.
- Theory of good test design.
- How to record simple test cases with Internet Explorer.
- How to use other web browsers such as Firefox, recording with SSL
- How to configure "think-time" and performance goals.
- How to record and configure a testcase that consumes data from a dataset.
- How datasets work.
- Data replacement in the Fields View.
- Redirecting a testcase to a different hostname.
- Setting good validators on each page.
- How to record and configure a testcase that requires extraction of data to be injected later in the testcase.
- Identifying fields that need special attention.
- Configuration of wtring-delimited extractors.
- Configuration of regular-expression extractors.
- Optional discussion of other advanced features based on customer need.
- How to combine multiple testcases into a complete load test.
- How to design a test plan.
- How to examine data while a test is in-progress.
- Tips on how to configure the load test which includes; test duration, virtual user count and user ramp up.
- Explanation on how to set up load engines whether physical or cloud engines.
- Explanation on how to set up server agents.
- Actual test run.
Analyzing Test Results
- Overview of the loadtest report and its major sections.
- Tips on how to interpret the test results.
- Pointers on the most common bottlenecks on a site.
If there's time, the training session ends by running a real load test against the client's site and using what was learned in the class to find bottlenecks.