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     SilkPerformer Foundations - Modeling & Implementing Load Tests

 

This course is the official Segue Software course designed for online training and comes with many features. This course helps you in passing the Segue Certified SilkPerformer Engineer exam (SCSPE). This course is not only designed for companies, but for individuals who do not have access to the tool. By signing up for this course you get to download an evaluation version of SilkPerformer to install on your desktop and perform the lab exercises.

Level
Introduction - Intermediate
 
Intended Audience
It is intended to teach new users to SilkPerformer. By the conclusion you will know how to develop a fully functional performance test suite that can benchmark test a web based application. It will also help you get a grasp on understanding the tool and getting you started with performance testing.
 
Duration
Note: This course is not a take on demand course, it has a fixed start and end dates. The start dates are on the 10th of every month, so you have to be enrolled ahead of time in order to take it on that date. This is a self-paced training course. You will be provided with several presentations, quizzes and labs to perform in order to get some hands-on experience. Estimated time to take the presentation and labs is anywhere from 36 hours to 48 hours. You get 30 days from the start date to finish the training materials.
Prerequisites
Basic testing knowledge and programming background
Training Requirements
- Internet connection (DSL is not required for this course)
- Internet Explorer 5+
 
Lab Exercises
Provided in the self-extracting download that will explain the lab work. And the lab environment will be provided for you to download and install locally on your system
Course Outline
The course outline includes the following training chapters or activities:
 
  • Implement internet load testing methodology steps
  • Identify components of an internet infrastructure
  • Create a test plan
  • Configure and record a test script
  • Compile and try script
  • Utilize the True Log Explorer to troubleshoot scripts
  • Randomize data to create realistic loads
  • Modularize code through functions and transactions
  • Create profiles to vary connection speeds and browser types
  • Establish and confirm a Baseline
  • Explain and execute all six workload models
  • Monitor agents to ensure a valid test
  • Use the Performance Explorer and Results Repository to explore results
  • Interpret basic load test results
  • Apply the most recent features of the software
 

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