ISTQB® Certified Tester Performance Testing (CT-PT)



Duration 2 days
Course Time 9.00am - 5.00pm
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This course is delivered by Processworks.

The ISTQB® Performance Testing (CT-PT) certification provides knowledge of the principal aspects of performance testing, including technical aspects, method-based aspects, and organisational aspects. Specifically pertaining to performance testing, it covers areas such as basic concepts, measurements, activities, tasks, and tools.

Course Objectives

Foundation Level Performance Testing candidates who have passed the Foundation Level “Performance Testing” syllabus exam should be able to accomplish the following Business Objectives:

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

Key Takeaways

Key Takeaways

At the end of this course, the participiants will be able to:

  • Have an independent, internationally recognised certification as proof of expertise in the field of software testing with a specialisation in performance testing
  • Conceptually design, implement, and execute basic performance tests
  • Define performance risks; monitor and capture performance statistics

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

The Performance Testing certification 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.


A candidate aspiring to take Performance Testing certification must have successfully completed the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) which also known as ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing.

There are no pre-requisites to attending the course only for education and knowledge purposes.

Training and Exam Duration

Training: 2 days

The course material shall be issued on the first day of the course during registration.

Exam: 90 minutes duration

Exam Pattern

The Foundation Level Performance Testing exam is comprised of 40 multiple-choice questions, with a pass mark grade of 65% to be completed within 90 minutes. Participants that take the exam not in their spoken language, will receive additional 25% time.

ICT and SS Competency Framework

ICT and SS Competency Framework

As part of the ICTCF, this course falls under the Apps Management functional cluster and tagged to the following competencies:
  • Apps Management: Application Testing Assessment & Management
The course is mapped to the following job roles:
  • Digital Business Analyst

Course Structure

Course Structure

This course is delivered via Virtual Instructor-Led Training, covering the following topics:

Basic Concepts

  • Principles of Performance Testing
  • Types of Performance Testing
  • Testing types in Performance Testing
    • Static testing
    • Dynamic testing
  • The Concept of Load Generation
  • Common Performance Efficiency Failure Modes and Their Causes


Performance Measurement Fundamentals

  • Typical Metrics Collected in Performance Testing
    • Why Performance Metrics are Needed
    • Collecting Performance Measurements and Metrics
    • Selecting Performance Metrics
  • Aggregating Results from Performance Testing
  • Key Sources of Performance Metrics
  • Typical Results of a Performance Test


Performance Testing in the Software Lifecycle

  • Principal Performance Testing Activities
    • Deriving Performance Test Objectives
    • The Performance Test Plan
    • Communicating about Performance Testing
  • Categories of Performance Risks for Different Architectures
    • Typical Communication Protocols
    • Transactions
    • Identifying Operational Profiles
    • Creating Load Profiles
    • Analysing Throughput and Concurrency
    • Basic Structure of a Performance Test Script
    • Implementing Performance Test Scripts
    • Preparing for Performance Test Execution
  • Performance Risks Across the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Performance Testing Activities


Performance Testing Tasks

  • Planning
  • Analysis, Design and Implementation
  • Execution
  • Analysing Results and Reporting


  • Tool Support
  • Tool Suitability

What You Need
The devices being used by the attendee should be able to access the below applications:

For Course Participation:

  • Zoom ( as the course participation platform.
  • to access the course notes.
  • PDF reader for any documents provided.

For Online Proctoring Exams

  • Sentinel Secure. Click HERE for details.





Full Fee

Full course fee


7% GST on nett course fee


Total nett course fee payable, including GST S$642

This course does not include the certification exam. Participants who are interested to take the certification exam after completing this course, please email

Upcoming Classes

Upcoming Classes

Class 1

Duration: 2 days

23 Mar 2023 to 24 Mar 2023 (Full Time)

When :
23, 24

Time : 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

How To Register

How To Register


Step 1 Apply through your organisation's training request system.

Step 2 Your organisation's training request system (or relevant HR staff) confirms your organisation's approval for you to take the course.

Your organisation will send registration information to the academy.

Organisation HR L&D or equivalent staff can click here for details of the registration submission process.

Step 3 The Digital Academy will inform you whether you have been successful in enrolment.