I am new to testing and started learning the tools winrunner and loadrunner . could please tell me if there might be lot of difference between the versions. Right now i am learning loadrunner 6.5 but the present version is different ,so with 6.5 knowledge can i proceed on for the interviews as i only have 6.5 software
Thanks in advance
How in the world did you get 6.5? It hasn't even been sold in close in close to three years. Whoever has provided it to you has done you a disservice to train you on something so out of date. Not only that, but if this is a pirated copy they may have left you holding the bag for potentially hundreds of thousands of US dollars in damages. US Law allows a client to demand purchase of a valid license and up to three times the amount in damages. LoadRunner isn't cheap in the least.
Pragathi, its not about learning the tool (and yes 6.5 v's 7.8 is like comparing Basic with VB) it's the whole performance testing experience. This cannot be learned from a book, this is earned by being on-site at 02:00am trying to find the cause of a failed performance test.
It's hard enough trying to get into performance testing thru the "front door" and virtually impossible via your method "back door". Should you succeed in bluffing past an interview you will get found out within a week...... I guarentee it.
Why don't you get a post as a system tester (I'm assuming your are a tester) with a reputable company and express an interest in performance testing to the performance test manager