Which is more simply JMeter or LoadRunner


Apache JMeter

An inexpensive alternative

In addition to commercial performance testing tools, there are now numerous freeware products that usually have a smaller scope of functionality and ease of use, but in many cases represent a cost-effective alternative.

One such freeware tool is the one available at http://jmeter.apache.org JMeter. The main task when using this tool is to create Test plans, i.e. in combining different elements such as Thread groups, samplers, logic controllers etc., through which the specific course of the tests is controlled. Thus, the test plans correspond to the scripts through which the behavior of the virtual users is controlled with the HP LoadRunner.

The advantages of the Java-based JMeter tool include its platform independence, the support of many Internet, middleware and database protocols and its relatively easy handling, even if the underlying concepts take some getting used to in some places.

This training deals with the basic technical knowledge that is required for the efficient use of the JMeter. In addition, fundamental methodological aspects for planning, executing and analyzing performance tests are conveyed because they are decisive for the interpretation of the test results.

target group

The course is aimed at performance engineers who want to learn more about the functionality and operation of the Apache JMeter.


  • Structure of Apache JMeter
  • Property files
  • Logs
  • Test plans
  • Local & distributed testing

Elements of test plans
  • Thread Groups
  • Samplers
  • Logic Controllers
  • Listeners
  • Configuration elements
  • Assertions
  • Timers
  • Pre & Post Processors
  • Reports

Creation of test plans
  • Capture & Replay
  • Configuration of elements
  • Built-in functions

Test execution
  • Master slave model
  • GUI & Command Line Mode
  • Tests from the cloud

Test analysis
  • Metrics & Graphs
  • Reports
  • Data export

Practical examples
  • Web test plans (http / https)
  • Dynamic content
  • Content checks
  • Test scenarios
  • Tips & Tricks

Methodological aspects
  • Questions & goals
  • Performance-relevant parameters
  • Design & process
  • Analysis & Interpretation


Course participants should have a solid basic understanding of performance engineering, for example through completing our performance engineering and performance testing courses. Knowledge of Java is also desirable.

Duration and registration

The course can be booked as a 3, 4 or 5 day event (in-house or out-house). Further information can be found under Dates & Registration.
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