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.
The 2018 Foundation Level qualification is suitable for anyone who needs to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of software testing including people in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers.
The Foundation Level syllabus forms the basis of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) Certified Tester Scheme.
ISTQB Foundation Level is relevant across software delivery practices including Waterfall, Agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery.
Principles and Concepts
Types of Performance Testing
Testing Types in Performance Testing
The Concept of Load Generation
Common Failures in Performance Testing and Their Causes
Typical Metrics Collected in Performance Testing
Aggregeting Results from Performance Testing
Key Sources of Performance Testing
Typical Results of a Performance Test
Principal Performance Testing Activities
Performance Risks for Different Architectures
Performance Risks Accross the Software Development Lifecycle
Performance Testing Activities
Analysis, Design and Implementation
Analyzing Results and Reporting
The Performance Testing exam comprises 40 multiple choice questions, with a pass mark grade of 65% to be completed within 90 minutes.
Participants that take the exam not in their spoken language, will receive additional 25% more time (an additional 23 minutes), for a total of 113 minutes.
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