JMeter Training—Performance Testing Workshop

Course Description

Why choose ALPI for JMeter training?
  • We use certified 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.
  • This ALPI course is eligible for a free refresher guarantee so you can re-take the course within 4 months at no additional charge. Contact us for information about this unique benefit that gives you peace of mind.

The Apache JMeter™ application is open source software, a 100% pure Java application designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance. This workshop teaches you how JMeter is used to test performance both on static and dynamic resources, and Web dynamic applications. In class you will simulate load on a server, group of servers, network or object to test its strength or to analyze overall performance under different load types. The workshop format provides a rich interactive learning experience with incremental lessons and labs that build upon one another.

Upon successful completion of the workshop, the candidate will receive a Certificate of Achievement.


4 day(s)


9 - 5 ET




50% of class time is dedicated to hands-on labs.

Intended Audience

The target audience for this course includes:
  • Software Testers
  • Test Engineers
  • Performance Testers
  • Performance Engineers
  • Test Leads
  • Operational Support Personnel


  • Knowledge and understanding of Java
  • One or more years of programming experience
  • Understanding of HTTP protocol
  • Performance testing concepts
  • Understanding of system architectures

  • Outline

    Day 1:

    1. Module 1- Introduction
      1. Intro to performance and load testing
      2. Intro to JMeter
      3. Resource installation, configuration, and Java version requirements
      4. Minimum hardware requirements, configuration best practices
      5. Examples of JMeter Installation Topologies
    2. Module 2 - Overview of JMeter functionality
      1. HTTP Proxy setup
      2. Record and Playback
      3. Application Testing and Analysis
        1. Thread Groups
        2. Controllers ? Samplers & Logic Controllers
        3. Listeners
        4. Assertions
        5. Timers
        6. Pre-processor, Post-processor and Configuration Elements
      4. Analyzing Metrics and Reporting

    Day 2:

    1. Module 3 - How test planning is accomplished in JMeter
      1. Planning a Scenario
        1. Determining which test cases to perform
        2. Gathering information on number of users completing each business process
        3. Determine rates of business process usage
      2. Scheduling
        1. Ramp-ups
        2. Run-lengths
        3. Ramp-downs
      3. Running a Scenario
        1. Start the run manually
        2. Start the run to follow the schedule
        3. Viewing the logs during the test run
    2. Module 4 - Web Test Plan
      1. Web Test Plan Example
        1. Dynamic Response
        2. Correlation and analysis, scripting techniques
        3. Regular Expressions and parsing Responses
        4. HTTP Cookie Manager
        5. HTTP link parser

    Day 3:

    1. Module 5 - Database and Webservice Test Plans
      1. Database Test Plan Example
        1. mySQL database
        2. Data Tables
        3. Logical Operators
        4. Regular Expressions
      2. Webservice Test Plan Example
        1. REST API Load Testing
        2. Fundamentals of REST
        3. Test case development
    2. Module 6 - Monitoring with JMeter
      1. Stress testing and system management analysis
      2. Server performance and response time on the client side
      3. Monitor multiple servers from one console

    Day 4:

    1. Module 7 - Beanshell Scripting
      1. Beanshell Scripting Basics
      2. Functions and Variables
      3. Generating Dynamic Values
      4. Post processor validation
    2. Module 8 - Advanced Topics
      1. Listeners - Saving and loading response data
      2. Scripting and Fundamentals of Regular Expressions
      3. Fundamentals of Data Driven Testing
      4. JMeter Functions and Variables
      5. Distributed Testing in JMeter