Essentials of IBM Rational Performance Tester

Course Summary

This introductory course is designed to familiarize testing professionals with the basics of the IBM Rational performance testing tool. Testers can build, enhance, and run scripts in a full-function Java Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that integrates with IBM Rational Software Development Platform products. In addition to class lecture, you will be asked to complete labs to reinforce critical concepts and tool functionality. The focus is on the practical application of Performance Tester to resolve common performance testing challenges. This course focuses on getting started with Performance Tester.

Intended Audience

  • Testers

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Recall performance testing basics and document your plan for performance testing using a Workload Analysis Document
  • Explore a training application (system under test) and exercise it in conjunction with Rational Performance Tester
  • Create, run, and modify performance tests
  • Manage test data using datapools and data correlation
  • Enhance tests with verification points, loops, and custom code
  • Design and enhance workload scenarios and schedules
  • Monitor test execution and analyze results
  • Testing process and testing concepts
  • Introduction to performance testing
  • Recording and playing back tests
  • Datapools and data correlation
  • Creating and monitoring test schedules
  • Analyzing test results
  • Large system test considerations
  • General understanding of Java and Web applications
  • General understanding of applications for the Microsoft Windows operating system

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