Abstracta and BlazeMeter Launch Performance Testing Coursework and Certification
April 27, 2016

Abstracta launched a new performance testing training and certification program featuring the BlazeMeter Performance Engineering Platform.

The first group of students completed their four-week training this week, culminating in a certification in JMeter and BlazeMeter. The course saw a diverse enrollment of testers and developers from the Czech Republic, Chile, Mexico, Uruguay, and the United States.

"Abstracta Academy does an excellent job in breaking down the mystery and complexity surrounding performance testing,” said Channing Luden, a student from the first Abstracta Academy. “Their course on performance testing with JMeter provides a great entry point for testing professionals looking to start their journey into the performance testing world. The course mixes in-depth video tutorials with detailed lesson plans that anyone, even someone unfamiliar with JMeter or performance testing, could follow. This course was one of the more enjoyable learning experiences I've had during my professional career. Abstracta Academy professors are responsive, helpful, and knowledgeable. I seriously recommend this course to anyone looking for an introduction to JMeter and performance testing."

The course incorporates a mix of personalized sessions from expert speakers, supported by multimedia, live chat access to course instructors and online exercises to make testing engaging and entertaining. Each brief, typically 1-4 minute, segment is focused on a single topic along a developer’s learning path, allowing novice testers to make progress in a short period of time. The inaugural course completed with a 100 percent recommendation rate, and 85 percent of attendees gave it 5/5 stars.

“I'm very proud of the students we had in this first edition of our certification in JMeter and BlazeMeter,” said Ph.D. Federico Toledo, Director at Abstracta Academy. “Not only did they finish their assignments on time and with high quality, but they also actively participated in the forum, helped each other, shared tools and tips, making the entire learning process something that is part of a learning community. I’m proud to be a part of a course with a high-quality product, combined with the passion and effort to educate a new generation of testers on the importance of planning and creating performance tests. Students learned how to generate HTTP/S traffic at the protocol layer that is representative of the real browser sessions the performance test is modeling. Having the BlazeMeter platform available, with it’s 100% compatible with JMeter design, made designing a comprehensive course from the ground up to full scale testing possible.”

“As the interest in performance testing continues to rise, so does the need to develop coursework and training that empowers developers and functional testers to get started,” said Dave Karow, Director of Product Marketing, BlazeMeter. “We’re excited to support Abstracta Academy because it provides an engaging and productive window into what performance testing is all about. We believe that anyone looking to add performance testing skills to their repertoire will find great value from taking this course.”

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