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ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level Performance Testing (CT-PT) Practice Exam

ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level Performance Testing (CT-PT) Practice Exam

About ISTQB® Performance Testing (CT-PT) Exam

The ISTQB® Performance Testing (CT-PT) exam has been developed to assess the 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.

Who should take the exam?

ISTQB® Performance Testing (CT-PT)  is suitable for professionals involved in software testing who wishes to upscale their knowledge of performance testing and someone who wishes to start a specialist career in performance testing. The certification is suitable for people involved in performance engineering who wishes to have a better understanding of performance testing.

Exam Details

  • Total Questions: 40 
  • Passing Score: 26
  • Exam Duration: 90 mins (+25% Non-Native Language)

Skills Acquired

  • Understanding the basic concepts of performance efficiency and performance testing;
  • Determine performance risks, goals, and requirements to meet stakeholder needs and expectations;
  • Learn performance metrics and how to collect them;
  • Create a performance test plan for achieving stated goals and requirements;
  • Learn to conceptually design, implement, and execute basic performance tests;
  • Analyze and interpret the results of a performance test and state implications to various stakeholders;
  • Determine the process, rationale, results, and implications of performance testing to various stakeholders;
  • Learn and understand categories and uses for performance tools and criteria for their selection;
  • Define how performance testing activities align with the software lifecycle.

Course Outline

The ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level Performance Testing (CT-PT) -

Domain 1 - Understand Basic Concepts  (60 mins.)

1.1 Learn Principles and Concepts

  • 1.1.1 (K2) Understand the principles of performance testing

1.2 Learn Types of Performance Testing

  • 1.2.1 (K2) Understand the different types of performance testing

1.3 Learn Testing Types in Performance Testing

  • 1.3.1 (K1) Recall testing types in performance testing

1.4 Learn the Concept of Load Generation

  • 1.4.1 (K2) Understand the concept of load generation

1.5 Learn Common Failures in Performance Testing and Their Causes

  • 1.5.1 (K2) Give examples of common failure modes of performance testing and their causes 

Domain 2 - Understanding Performance Measurement Fundamentals  (55 mins)

2.1 Learn Typical Metrics Collected in Performance Testing

  • 2.1.1 (K2) Understand the typical metrics collected in performance testing

2.2 Learn Aggregating Results from Performance Testing

  • 2.2.1 (K2) Explain why results from performance testing are aggregated

2.3 Learn Key Sources of Performance Metrics

  • 2.3.1 (K2) Understand the key sources of performance metrics

2.4 Learn Typical Results of a Performance Test

  • 2.4.1 (K1) Recall the typical results of a performance test 

Domain 3 - Understanding Performance Testing in the Software Lifecycle (195 mins)

3.1 Learn Principal Performance Testing Activities

  • 3.1.1 (K2) Understand the principal performance testing activities

3.2 Learn Performance Risks for Different Architectures

  • 3.2.1 (K2) Explain typical categories of performance risks for different architectures

3.3 Learn Performance Risks Across the Software Development Lifecycle

  • 3.3.1 (K4) Analyze performance risks for a given product across the software development lifecycle

3.4 Learn Performance Testing Activities

  • 3.4.1 (K4) Analyze a given project to determine the appropriate performance testing activities for each phase of the software development lifecycle 

Domain 4 - Understanding Performance Testing Tasks (475 mins) 

4.1 Learn about Planning

  • 4.1.1 (K4) Derive performance test objectives from relevant information
  • 4.1.2 (K4) Outline a performance test plan which considers the performance objectives for a given project
  • 4.1.3 (K4) Create a presentation that enables various stakeholders to understand the rationale behind the planned performance testing

4.2 Learn Analysis, Design and Implementation

  • 4.2.1 (K2) Give examples of typical protocols encountered in performance testing
  • 4.2.2 (K2) Understand the concept of transactions in performance testing
  • 4.2.3 (K4) Analyze operational profiles for system usage
  • 4.2.4 (K4) Create load profiles derived from operational profiles for given performance objectives
  • 4.2.5 (K4) Analyze throughput and concurrency when developing performance tests
  • 4.2.6 (K2) Understand the basic structure of a performance test script
  • 4.2.7 (K3) Implement performance test scripts consistent with the plan and load profiles
  • 4.2.8 (K2) Understand the activities involved in preparing for the performance test execution

4.3 Learn Execution

  • 4.3.1 (K2) Understand the principal activities in running performance test scripts

4.4 Learn Analyzing Results and Reporting

  • 4.4.1 (K4) Analyze and report performance test results and implications

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