Basic Concepts

  • Principles of Performance Testing
  • Types of Performance Testing
  • Testing Types in Performance Testing

Performance Measurement Fundamentals

  • Typical Metrics Collected
  • Aggregating Results
  • Key Sources of Metrics
  • Typical Results

Performance Testing in the Software Lifecycle

  • Principal Performance Testing Activities
  • Categories of Performance Risks for Different Architectures
  • Performance Risks Across the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Performance Testing Activities

Performance Testing Tasks

  • Planning
  • Analysis, Design and Implementation
  • Execution
  • Analyzing Results and Reporting


  • Tool Support
  • Tool Suitability

Intended Audience

  • Software Testers
  • IOS Application Developers
  • Android Developers
  • Test Automation Experts
  • Test Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Software Developers
  • Project Managers
  • Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches

Course Duration: 2 days

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ISTQB® Performance Testing

    About the Course 

    The ISTQB® Performance Testing (CT-PT) certification provides knowledge of the principal aspects of performance testing, including technical aspects, method-based aspects, and organizational aspects. Specifically pertaining to performance testing, it covers areas such as basic concepts, measurements, activities, tasks, and tools.

    Business Outcomes

    The following are the business outcomes that a Foundation Level Performance Testing certification holder is expected to achieve:

    • Understand the fundamentals of performance testing and performance efficiency.
    • To meet stakeholder needs and expectations, define performance risks, goals, and requirements.
    • Learn how to collect performance metrics and how to interpret them.
    • Create a performance testing strategy for meeting the stated objectives and requirements.
    • Design, build, and run basic performance tests conceptually.
    • Analyze the findings of a performance test and communicate the ramifications to different stakeholders.
    • Explain the process, rationale, results, and implications of performance testing to various stakeholders.
    • Understand the many types of performance tools, as well as the criteria for selecting them.
    • Determine how performance testing fits within the software development lifecycle.