Performance Testers or Performance Test Engineers conduct systemperformance testing to ensure system reliability, capacity and scalability. They also play a important role when suggesting new tools and techniques to improve testing efficiency. They play an integral role in project planning, scheduling, budgeting and tracking activities.
ISTQB® Performance Tester certification complements the core foundation level as a specialist module. It provides an theoretical background for testers working to support the quality and performan of software.
Chapter 1: Basic Concepts of Performance Testing
Principles and Concepts
Types of Performance Testing
Testing Types in Performance Testing
The Concept of Load Generation
Common Failures in Performance Testing and Their Causes
Chapter 2: Performance Measurement Fundamentals
Typical Metrics Collected in Performance Testing
Why Performance Metrics are Needed
Collecting Performance Measurements and Metrics
Selecting Performance Metrics
Aggregating Results from Performance Testing
Key Sources of Performance Metrics
Typical Results of a Performance Test
Chapter 3: Performance Testing in the Software Lifecycle
Principal Performance Testing Activities
Performance Risks for Different Architectures
Performance Risks Across the Software Development Lifecycle
Performance Testing Activities
Chapter 4: Performance Testing Tasks
Deriving Performance Test Objectives
The Performance Test Plan
Communicating about Performance Testing
Analysis, Design and Implementation
Typical Communication Protocols
Identifying Operational Profiles
Creating Load Profiles
Analyzing Throughput and Concurrency
Basic Structure of a Performance Test Script
Implementing Performance Test Scripts
Preparing for Performance Test Execution
Analyzing Results and Reporting
Chapter 5: Tools
Testers, Test Analysts, Test Engineers, Test Consultants, Test Managers, User Acceptance Testers and Software Developers.
Have successfully passed the ISTQB® CTFL Certification exam and hold the certificate.
First experience in performance testing is recommended, but not required.
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