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 following are the business outcomes that a Foundation Level Performance Testing certification holder is expected to achieve:
Understand the fundamentals of performance testing and performance efficiency.
To meet stakeholder needs and expectations, define performance risks, goals, and requirements.
Learn how to collect performance metrics and how to interpret them.
Create a performance testing strategy for meeting the stated objectives and requirements.
Design, build, and run basic performance tests conceptually.
Analyze the findings of a performance test and communicate the ramifications to different stakeholders.
Explain the process, rationale, results, and implications of performance testing to various stakeholders.
Understand the many types of performance tools, as well as the criteria for selecting them.
Determine how performance testing fits within the software development lifecycle.