Training About ALPI Consulting Products News & Events Careers Contact

Course Catalog

Choose ALPI and Get Peace of Mind with our "Free Refresher Guarantee!"

ALPI training courses are uniquely effective at building better testers. We're so confident about our course quality that we'll even let you retake the course for FREE within four months! Need other reasons to choose ALPI? We have many!

• Our trademark Interactive Learning Method™ incorporates your workplace challenges into the classroom as teaching examples so you can see the concepts come to life.

• Our live instructors can answer your questions about how to apply the material to your real-world projects. This is just one of the reasons our courses are better than online courses - see the 4 reasons ALPI courses are better than online courses.

• Our courses are designed around you, so you gain practical skills that are ready to use as soon as soon as you get back to work.

Get peace of mind with ALPI and our "Free Refresher Guarantee!" Contact us for details on this outstanding ALPI-only benefit! Register now, as courses fill quickly.

printer-friendly version

Performance Center Training Foundations
Course Description Why choose ALPI for Performance Center training?
  • We use live instructors in both our in-person and virtual classes so you can ask questions and get answers right away.
  • We focus on real-world examples.
  • We teach using interactive, hands-on exercises.
  • And only ALPI offers our free refresher guarantee so you can re-take a course within 4 months at no additional charge. Contact us for information about this unique benefit that gives you peace of mind.


Master ALM Performance Center and the Virtual User Generator (VuGen) application in order to develop, execute, and analyze performance test results. Learn how to develop a performance test plan that can be executed with Performance Center. Topics covered include planning, scheduling, script development and debugging, with heavy emphasis on hands-on labs. Learn how to develop tests that monitor and measure SLAs and find out which reports and graphs are most useful in addressing—and correcting—system performance. This course is divided into two parts, as follows:

Part 1 (2 days) Using Performance Center Concepts

Learn how to create, run and analyze tests in Performance Center.

Part 2 (3 days) LoadRunner Scripting for Performance Center

Learn how to use VuGen for planning and recording of test scripts, enhancing tests, and adding custom code through advanced scripting.

Duration 5 day(s)
Time 9 - 5 pm
Price $3,675
Labs Approximately 70% of the class is devoted to lab exercises.

Intended Audience
  • Quality Assurance Engineers
  • Performance Engineers
  • Software Engineers
  • Experienced users who want to enhance their LR skillset and who use Performance Center

  • High level knowledge of Web Application System Architecture
  • Knowledge of Windows Platforms
  • Understanding of Programming Concepts
  • Some Programming Knowledge of C or Java

Outline Part 1 - Using Performance Center
    Performance Center Overview
  • HP ALM Performance Center architecture and functionality
  • Identify the steps of the load testing process
  • Describe the administrator and user functions

    Prepare load tests
  • Upload scripts, create performance tests

    Run load tests
  • Create test sets, run load tests
  • Analyze run time data
  • Manage load test status (view errors/Vuser logs)

  • Creating monitoring profiles, View monitoring data

    Service Level Agreements
  • Define SLA

  • Manage timeslots

    AUT hosts
  • Define AUT hosts, AUT host pools, Topologies

    ALM Analysis
  • SLA Report, Analysis View, Dashboard, Trending
  • Using the Analysis tool

    My Dashboard
  • View test execution information, Set up custom views, trend reports

Part 2 - Performance Center Scripting
    Planning a Script Planning a Script
  • Determining what steps to perform
  • Consider data and data usage

    Recording a Script
  • Recording Options – HTML vs. URL recording
  • Recording the test case

  • Add Transactions during recording
  • Add Transactions after recording using the transaction workflow tool, and manually via the keyword view.

  • Why is a verification point necessary
  • Add a verification during recording
  • Add a verification after recording using the keyword view screenshots
  • Global Verification Points

    Run-Time Settings
  • Setting appropriate logging option
  • Controlling the number of iterations to playback
  • Think times and Pacing settings
  • Other settings

  • Adding Parameters in the keyword view, and in the script view
  • Create a file type parameter
  • Examine other parameter types, e.g. Random type, date time type
  • File parameter access methods
  • Update Parameter value settings
  • Simulate Parameter Usage

    Correlation After Recording
  • Required Settings
  • Run the test, examine errors
  • Use the Scan for Correlations tool
  • Determine which values to correlate
  • Correlate
  • Review the correlation functions added to the script

    Manual Correlations
  • Required settings
  • Run the test and examine the errors to determine which commands to focus on
  • Determine which of the values is the dynamic one
  • Determine where the server sent the dynamic value
  • Determine appropriate left and right boundaries and ordinal values
  • Add the web_reg_save_param function
  • Replace hard-coded dynamic values with the new parameter
  • Run the test to validate

    Correlation during Recording
  • Add a rule to the recording options
  • Test the rule
  • Record the script
  • Use of the regenerate script option

    Intro to Advanced Scripting
  • Condition statements and loops
  • Variable declarations
  • Common string manipulation functions
  • Data conversion functions
  • LoadRunner specific functions (lr_eval_string, output messages, lr_save_string)

    Custom Checkpoints
  • Examining the web_reg_find savecount option
  • Capturing data using the web_reg_save_param function

See the currently scheduled public and virtual live course dates below and click on the "Register Now" button.

If you have 6 or more students, save time and money with our on-site instruction at your facility. Learn more by calling us at 301 654-9200.

Class Dates
Start End Location
Monday, March 11, 2019 Friday, March 15, 2019 Virtual Live
Monday, July 15, 2019 Friday, July 19, 2019 Virtual Live
Monday, December 09, 2019 Friday, December 13, 2019 Virtual Live

      4 REASONS

1. ALPI has been helping software testers since 1993. Our experience assures you of quality training.

2. You have the opportunity to re-take the same course at ALPI for FREE within four months of the original class date.

3. Our Interactive Learning Method™ offers a richer training experience that gives you skills you can apply right away.

4. Our instructors have real-world experience so you learn concepts - and how to apply them.