ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level - Performance Testing

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Performance efficiency (or simply “performance”) is an essential part of providing a “good experience” for users when they use their applications on a variety of fixed and mobile platforms. Performance testing plays a critical role in establishing acceptable quality levels for the end user.

The CTFL-PT syllabus considers the technical aspects, method-based aspects, and organisation aspects of performance testing.

The Foundation Level qualification is aimed at anyone involved in software testing who wishes to broaden their knowledge of performance testing or anyone who wishes to start a specialist career in performance testing. The qualification is also aimed at anyone involved in performance engineering who wishes to gain a better understanding of performance testing

Value for Organisation

  • Define performance risks, goals, and requirements to meet organisation needs and expectations
  • Understand performance metrics and how to collect them
  • Develop a performance test plan for achieving stated goals and requirements in software development teams
  • Align performance testing activities with the software life-cycle in the organisation

Value for Candidate

  • Understand the fundamentals of performance testing (concurrency, load profile, load generation, operational profile, ramp-down, ramp-up, system of systems, system throughput,  think time, virtual user) and different types of performance testing (Load Testing, Scalability Testing, Stress Testing, Spike Testing, Endurance Testing)
  • Conceptually design, implement, and execute basic performance tests
  • Analyse the results of a performance test and state performance efficiency implications to various stakeholders
  • Explain the process, rationale, results, and implications of performance testing to various stakeholders
  • Determine how performance testing activities align with the software life-cycle
  • Understand categories and uses for performance tools and criteria for their selection

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