Essentials of IBM Rational Performance Tester V8.2

Essentials of IBM Rational Performance Tester V8.2

Course overview

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 IDE that integrates with IBM Rational Software Development Platform products. In addition to class lecture, students 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.

Target audience

Testers with limited coding skills

Testers with limited test automation experience

Testers who are generally new to performance testing

Testers who are responsible for planning performance testing projects and activities

Testers who are responsible for designing performance tests

Testers who are responsible for implementing or executing performance tests using automated test tools


Understand 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

Use Rational Performance Tester to: Create, run and modify performance tests

Manage test data using datapools and correlation

Enhance tests with verification points, loops, and custom code

Design and enhance workload scenarios and schedules

Monitor test execution and analyze results


General understanding of Java and web applications

Familiarity with system administration

Familiarity with network administration

Familiarity with web administration

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