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HP LoadRunner 12 Essentials

Learn how to use HP LoadRunner to load test different types of applications and to generate reports.

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Course Overview


HP LoadRunner is a load software testing tool, measuring end-to-end system performance. This path will demonstrate how to use it to load test different types of applications. The series will begin with an introduction to performance testing and test plans, and an overview of LoadRunner and its installation. It will then cover use of the LoadRunner Virtual User Generator, Protocol Advisor, transactions, script recordings and replay, and VuGen runtime settings. The series will cover data parameterization, correlation, and error handling in addition to how to use the Controller to create and execute scenarios, and finally how to use the Analysis tool to analyze load test results and generate reports including graphical reports.


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What You'll Learn

  • Working with VuGen
  • Enhancing Vuser Scripts
  • Working with Controller and AnalysisData Factory with Pig
  • Data Factory with Oozie and Hue
  • Data Flow for the Hadoop Ecosystem


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HP LoadRunner 12 Essentials: Working with VuGen

  • Describe performance testing
  • Describe the features of LoadRunner
  • Plan for a load test
  • Identify system requirements and supported environments for LoadRunner 12.5
  • Install Loadrunner components
  • Describe the purpose of VuGen and the VuGen interface
  • Describe Vuser types, protocols, and steps in Vuser script development
  • Use the Protocol Advisor to find the most suitable protocol for a Vuser script
  • Create a Vuser script
  • Record a Vuser script
  • View Vuser scripts in VuGen
  • Convert a Vuser script to a business process report
  • Replay a Vuser script
  • View, filter, and print test results
  • Work with snapshots and add a text check for a Vuser script from a snapshot
  • Describe the purpose of runtime settings, explore the runtime settings views in VuGen, and describe runtime setting value validation
  • Export and import runtime settings
  • Troubleshoot replay problems for a Vuser script
  • Practice developing Vuser scripts in LoadRunner's VuGen

HP LoadRunner 12 Essentials: Enhancing Vuser Scripts

  • Describe, insert, and display transactions in a Vuser script
  • Describe the purpose of rendezvous points and include them in Vuser scripts
  • Use general and protocol-specific Vuser functions in Vuser scripts
  • Describe the purpose and types of steps and insert steps into a Vuser script
  • Describe the purpose of parameters and parameter types, and create a parameter for a value in a Vuser script
  • Work with existing parameters specified for a Vuser script
  • Describe the purpose of correlation and contrast it with parameterization and correlate Vuser scripts using Design Studio
  • Show how to search for values that need correlation and manually correlate Vuser scripts
  • Manually program a Vuser script using the VuGen editor
  • Run Vuser scripts without using the VuGen interface
  • Practice enhancing LoadRunner Vuser scripts by using features such as transactions, Vuser functions, parameters, and correlation

HP LoadRunner 12 Essentials: Working with Controller and Analysis

  • Describe purpose of the Controller and describe the Controller interface and scenario types
  • Create a LoadRunner scenario
  • Use the LoadRunner Controller to modify Vuser script details
  • Use the LoadRunner Controller to configure load generators to generate a load on a system, describe how load balancing is implemented and monitor the CPU use of a load generator
  • Use the Scenario Schedule options in LoadRunner Controller to emulate real load behavior
  • Use the LoadRunner Controller to emulate different types of users
  • Use the LoadRunner Controller to set up monitors to monitor the system under load
  • Describe service-level agreements (SLAs) and define SLAs in the Controller
  • Describe the LoadRunner Controller Run view and use the Controller to run and monitor a load test scenario
  • Use rendezvous points during a scenario run and generate a Vuser script log
  • Use the Controller's graphs to Identify application errors and performance issues during a test
  • Collate load test results in preparation for analysis and use the LoadRunner Controller to modify a load scenario during a test by increasing the load
  • Practice creating and executing LoadRunner scenarios
  • Create an Analysis session and describe the LoadRunner Analysis interface
  • View load test scenario information in LoadRunner Analysis
  • Use LoadRunner Analysis to graphically view performance and customize graph display
  • Work with cross result and merged graphs in Analysis
  • Generate a custom graph in Analysis
  • Access results of an analysis session in a summary report and describe its components
  • Publish results of an analysis session in an HTML report and describe its components
  • Create a transaction analysis report and SLA report and describe their components
  • Practice creating an analysis session and generating a report



Software testing is critical to the development of quality software applications. This path describes the different testing methodologies, and the steps involved in creating, managing and automating software tests. This learning path covers the objectives for the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exam 98-379, Software Testing Fundamentals.

Software systems are increasingly ubiquitous in all aspects of our lives. Failures in these systems can be costly in terms of money, time, and business reputation. Some software failures can even result in personal injury or death. Effective software testing is integral to mitigating harm caused by software failures and providing confidence in software systems. This path of courses introduces the objectives, principles, psychology, ethics, and fundamental processes associated with software testing. It covers testing throughout the software life cycle, static techniques, and test design techniques including black-box and white-box testing. You'll learn about test management, including planning, configuration, monitoring, and risk management. Finally, you'll learn about the tool support for testing – the types of tools available and how to introduce tools to your organization. This learning path is intended to align with the Certified Tester Foundations Level Syllabus (the 'Syllabus'). The authors, Thomas Muller (chair), Dorothy Graham, Debra Friedenberg, and Erik van Veendendal, and the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) are the source and copyright owners of the Syllabus. The path is intended to help learners prepare for the Foundation Certificate in Software Testing exam (BH0-010), which is provided by the Information Systems Examination Board (ISEB), a globally recognized testing body providing software testing certification. SkillSoft makes no claim to any approval or endorsement of this course by any of the aforementioned parties or other third party.

Who Should Attend


Performance engineers and others who are responsible for performance testing of software solutions and wish to learn how to use HP LoadRunner 12.5.

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