Do you have it in you to become a performance tester?

I found an interesting article by Scott Moore titled What makes a good Performance Engineer? According to the article the bare minimum technical skills required learnloadrunnerform a good performance engineer are:

  • Network Basics: Knowledge of OSI, TCP/IP stack, DNS, DHCP, WINS, Routers.
  • Protocols: Knowledge of Winsock, COM, HTTP, and Citrix.
  • Programming/Scripting Languages: Knowledge of HTML, ASP, JSP, Java, C

Also required is a good working knowledge of SQL to find behind the scenes database related problems. Well, this is not to scare you off but to let you understand what goes into making a good performance engineer. You can read the full article here


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