Loadrunner Software Testing Quiz

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  • 1. 

    When running a Dry run, what should you be looking for?

    • A.

      .system performs as expected under load

    • B.

      No errors pertaining to running the load test

    • C.

      All server CPU and memory utilization below 50%

    • D.

      Transaction response times that are higher than expected

    Correct Answer
    B. No errors pertaining to running the load test
    Explanation
    During a dry run, the main focus is to ensure that there are no errors related to running the load test. This means that the test should be executed smoothly without any technical issues or glitches. The purpose of a dry run is to identify and resolve any potential problems or errors before conducting the actual load test. By ensuring that there are no errors during the dry run, it increases the chances of a successful and accurate load test execution.

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  • 2. 

    What is the first stage of the load testing process?

    • A.

      Plan the Load Test

    • B.

      Create the Scenario

    • C.

      Execute the Scenario

    • D.

      Create VuGen Scripts

    Correct Answer
    A. Plan the Load Test
    Explanation
    The first stage of the load testing process is to plan the load test. This involves defining the objectives, determining the test environment, identifying the key performance indicators, and establishing the test strategy. Planning helps in setting clear goals and objectives for the load test, ensuring that the test is aligned with the project requirements. It also helps in determining the resources and tools required for the test, as well as identifying any potential risks or challenges that may arise during the testing process.

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  • 3. 

    What instructs LoadRunner to prepare the Vusers so they are in the ready state

    • A.

      Real-life B.initialize C.duration D.start Vusers real-life B.initialize C.duration D.start Vusers real-life

    • B.

      Initialize

    • C.

      Duration

    • D.

      Start Vusers

    Correct Answer
    B. Initialize
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "initialize". In LoadRunner, the initialize function is used to prepare the Vusers so they are in the ready state. This function is typically used to set up any necessary variables or resources needed for the Vusers to execute their tasks. By calling the initialize function, LoadRunner ensures that the Vusers are ready to start their performance testing activities.

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  • 4. 

    What allows you to gather performance metrics for a variety of major backend system components including firewalls, application servers, and database servers?

    • A.

      Monitors

    • B.

      Scenarios

    • C.

      Transactions

    • D.

      Service level agreement

    Correct Answer
    A. Monitors
    Explanation
    Monitors allow you to gather performance metrics for a variety of major backend system components including firewalls, application servers, and database servers. Monitors are tools or software that continuously observe and collect data on the performance of different components of a system. They provide insights into the health and efficiency of the system by measuring various parameters such as response time, CPU usage, memory utilization, and network latency. By monitoring these components, you can identify bottlenecks, troubleshoot issues, and optimize the performance of your backend system.

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  • 5. 

    What is the first indication of a performance problem?

    • A.

      The network delay time is above 15ms.

    • B.

      The DNS is not resolving the machine name.

    • C.

      The Web servers available memory drops below 1 GB.

    • D.

      The end user experiences higher than expected response times.

    Correct Answer
    D. The end user experiences higher than expected response times.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The end user experiences higher than expected response times." This is because the performance problem is directly related to the end user's experience. If the end user is experiencing higher than expected response times, it indicates that there is a performance issue. The other options may also be indicators of performance problems, but they are not the first indication.

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  • 6. 

    Which performance test determines whether the system handles anticipated real-world load?

    • A.

      Load test

    • B.

      Volume test

    • C.

      Scalability test

    • D.

      Component test

    Correct Answer
    A. Load test
    Explanation
    A load test is a performance test that determines whether a system can handle the anticipated real-world load. It involves simulating a high volume of users or transactions to evaluate the system's response time, throughput, and resource utilization. By conducting a load test, organizations can identify any performance bottlenecks or issues that may arise under normal operating conditions. This test helps ensure that the system can handle the expected workload without any degradation in performance.

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  • 7. 

    Which LoadRunner component runs the Vuser that generates the load?

    • A.

      VuGen

    • B.

      Analysis

    • C.

      Controller

    • D.

      Load generator/host

    Correct Answer
    D. Load generator/host
    Explanation
    The load generator/host is the component in LoadRunner that runs the Vuser that generates the load. It is responsible for executing the scripts created in VuGen and simulating the user actions on the system under test. The load generator/host distributes the load among multiple Vusers and collects the performance data during the test execution. It plays a crucial role in generating the desired load on the system and measuring its performance.

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  • 8. 

    Which step comes after scenario execution in the load testing process?

    • A.

      Analyze Results

    • B.

      Rerun the Scenario

    • C.

      Record the Process

    • D.

      Fine Tune the System

    Correct Answer
    A. Analyze Results
    Explanation
    After executing the scenario in the load testing process, the next step is to analyze the results. This involves examining the data collected during the test to identify any performance issues, bottlenecks, or areas for improvement. By analyzing the results, testers can gain insights into the system's performance under different loads and make informed decisions on how to optimize and fine-tune the system.

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  • 9. 

    Which LoadRunner tool captures the communication between the browser and web server?

    • A.

      VuGen

    • B.

      Analysis

    • C.

      Controller

    • D.

      Load generator

    Correct Answer
    A. VuGen
    Explanation
    VuGen, or Virtual User Generator, is the LoadRunner tool that captures the communication between the browser and web server. It is used to record user actions and generate scripts that simulate real user behavior. These scripts can then be used for load testing and performance testing purposes. By capturing the communication between the browser and web server, VuGen helps in identifying and analyzing any performance bottlenecks or issues in the application under test.

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  • 10. 

    Which file type has an extension of .lrr?

    • A.

      Script

    • B.

      Results

    • C.

      Analysis

    • D.

      Scenario

    Correct Answer
    B. Results
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "results" because the question is asking for the file type that has an extension of .lrr. Since the extension .lrr is not commonly associated with script, analysis, or scenario files, the most likely file type with this extension would be "results".

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  • 11. 

    What is the LoadRunner term that describes the time a user pauses between steps?

    • A.

      Pacing

    • B.

      User delay

    • C.

      Think time

    • D.

      Navigation time

    Correct Answer
    C. Think time
    Explanation
    Think time is the correct answer because it refers to the period of time that a user pauses or delays between steps while using LoadRunner. During this time, the user is thinking or considering their next action, which simulates real-world user behavior. This pause allows for more realistic load testing and helps to accurately measure system performance under normal usage conditions.

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  • 12. 

    Which file defines the Vusers to execute, the number of Vusers to run, the goals of the test, the computer that hosts the Vusers, and the conditions under which to run the load test?

    • A.

      Script

    • B.

      Group

    • C.

      Session

    • D.

      Scenario

    Correct Answer
    D. Scenario
    Explanation
    The scenario file defines all the necessary information for executing a load test, including the Vusers to run, the goals of the test, the host computer for the Vusers, and the conditions under which the test should run. It serves as a blueprint for the load test, specifying the specific parameters and settings required for the test execution.

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  • 13. 

    Which section in a VuGen script is executed only one time, during Vuser initialization?

    • A.

      Login

    • B.

      Action

    • C.

      Vuser_init

    • D.

      Vuser_end

    Correct Answer
    C. Vuser_init
    Explanation
    The vuser_init section in a VuGen script is executed only one time, during Vuser initialization. This section is responsible for performing any necessary setup or initialization tasks before the main actions of the script are executed. It is typically used to log in to the application or perform any other tasks that need to be done only once at the beginning of the script execution.

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  • 14. 

     What is the purpose of the strcat function?

    • A.

      Joins two strings

    • B.

      Compares two strings

    • C.

      Returns the length of a string

    • D.

      Copies one string to another string

    Correct Answer
    A. Joins two strings
    Explanation
    The strcat function is used to join two strings together. It takes the first string as a parameter and appends the second string to it, resulting in a new string that contains both strings combined. This function is commonly used in programming to concatenate strings and create longer strings by merging multiple smaller strings.

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  • 15. 

    Which function allows you to register a search for a text string for the next Action function?

    • A.

      Web_reg_text

    • B.

      Web_reg_find

    • C.

      Web_reg_save_find

    • D.

      Web_reg_save_param

    Correct Answer
    B. Web_reg_find
    Explanation
    The function "web_reg_find" allows you to register a search for a text string for the next Action function.

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  • 16. 

    This helps us to compare the results of multiple load test runs.

    • A.

      Filtering result

    • B.

      Merging result

    • C.

      Drill Down result

    • D.

      Cross with result

    Correct Answer
    D. Cross with result
    Explanation
    The "Cross with result" option allows us to compare the results of multiple load test runs. It enables us to analyze and identify any variations or trends across different test runs. By cross-referencing the results, we can gain insights into the performance of the system under different conditions or configurations. This helps in identifying potential bottlenecks or areas for improvement in the system.

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  • 17. 

    This option superimposes the contents of two graphs that share a common x- axis.

    • A.

      Tile

    • B.

      Overlay

    • C.

      Correlate

    • D.

      Superimpose

    Correct Answer
    B. Overlay
    Explanation
    Overlay is the correct answer because it refers to the action of superimposing or combining the contents of two graphs that have a common x-axis. This means that the data from both graphs is displayed together, allowing for easy comparison and analysis. Overlaying graphs is commonly used in data visualization to visualize relationships or patterns between different datasets.

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  • 18. 

    This option is used to control transactions per hour.

    • A.

      Think time

    • B.

      Pacing

    • C.

      Hits per second

    • D.

      Transactions per second

    Correct Answer
    B. Pacing
    Explanation
    Pacing is the option used to control transactions per hour. It allows the user to set a specific rate at which transactions are sent or processed. By setting the pacing option, the user can regulate the flow of transactions and ensure that they are executed at a desired rate. This helps in maintaining the performance and stability of the system by preventing it from being overwhelmed with a sudden surge of transactions.

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