LoadRunner 11.0 Essentials

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This five-day course introduces students to LoadRunner 11.0. The course covers topics for the VuGen, the Controller, and Analysis tools. It also includes a final one day, hands-on lab. LoadRunner is an automated load testing tool that allows you to test your application before, during, and after deployment. This course is designed to give you a firm foundation in basic load testing tasks. The Virtual User Generator (VuGen) is a scripting tool used to record and run user actions on the application to be load tested. You will plan, create, and enhance VuGen scripts in the Web environment. The Controller tool is used to execute scripts created in VuGen. You will create and run load test scenarios using the Controller. The Analysis tool is used to analyze load test results. You will learn to work with the graphs to display data after a test is executed. 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.
Working knowledge of:
Web sites and browsers
Fundamental understanding of C programming is helpful, but not required
At the end of the course, you should be able to:
Identify information that needs to be gathered for load testing
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
Apply the workflow recommended for creating a basic scenario
Assign scripts, run-time settings, performance monitors, load generators and Vusers 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
Define VuGen
Identify the main components of the VuGen interface
Recording for the Web:
Create a VuGen script by recording user steps with VuGen in the web environment
Describe the basics of HTML and URL recording levels
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
Explain the function of a transaction in a script
Insert a transaction in a script during and after recording
Explain what parameters are and how they work
Solve playback problems with parameterization
Parameterize a script for load testing
Auto Correlation After Recording:
Define Correlation
Correlate dynamic values found by using the Auto Correlation tool
Recognize why and when to use verification
Identify visual cues to check for during load testing
Add Text Checkpoints during and after recording
Create multiple Actions for a web script
Configure Actions to achieve load testing goals
Introduction to Script View:
Identify when Script view is necessary
Send customized output messages to the Replay Log
Identify basic C code including statements, variables, and functions
Apply basic debugging techniques in VuGen
Advanced Scripting Techniques:
Recognize general LoadRunner functions
Recognize protocol specific functions
Manual Correlation:
Determine when manual correlation is required
Correlate dynamic values using the create parameter option
Auto Correlation During Recording:
Create correlation rules to auto correlate during recording
Import and export correlation rules