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Guaranteed Training to Pass the Systems Engineering
The INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP)
rating is a useful and coveted milestone in the career of a systems
engineer, demonstrating knowledge, education and experience that
is of high value to systems organizations. The certification requires
passing an extensive examination based on the INCOSE Systems Engineering
Handbook v3.2.2. This two-day course provides you with the detailed
knowledge and practice that you need to pass the CSEP examination.
This course walks through the CSEP requirements and the INCOSE
Handbook to cover all topics that might be on the CSEP exam. Interactive
work, study plans, and three sets of sample examination questions
help you to prepare effectively for the exam. Participants leave
the course with solid knowledge, a hard copy of the INCOSE Handbook,
study plans, and a sample examination.
NOTE: This course is being revised to
align with the INCOSE Handbook v4.0. The INCOSE examination
changes in January 2016; exams on the new version are available
by request as early as July 2015. Our July 2015 delivery is 2 days
in length and is aligned with Handbook v3.2.2; deliveries September
2015 forward will be 3 days in length with additional exercises
and greater time to cover the new Handbook version.
Register here to receive more
information on our courses.
What you will
- How to pass the CSEP examination!
- The key processes and definitions in the INCOSE language of
- Your own strengths and weaknesses, to target your study
- Five rules for test-taking
is aimed at
- Qualified systems engineers who wish to attain the CSEP certification
- Design engineers and systems engineers in training, who wish
to attain the ASEP certification
- (Prerequisite: This course assumes a working knowledge of systems
Introduction – What is
the CSEP and what are the requirements to obtain it? Terms and definitions.
Basis of the examination. Study plans and sample examination questions
and how to use them. Plan for the course. Introduction to the INCOSE
Handbook. Self-assessment quiz. Filling out the CSEP application.
Systems Engineering and Life Cycles
– Definitions and origins of systems engineering, including
the latest concepts of “systems of systems.” Hierarchy
of system terms. Value of systems engineering. Life cycle characteristics
and stages, and the relationship of systems engineering to life
cycles. Development approaches. The INCOSE Handbook system development
Technical Processes – The
processes that take a system from concept in the eye to operation,
maintenance and disposal. Stakeholder requirements and technical
requirements, including concept of operations, requirements analysis,
requirements definition, requirements management. Architectural
design, including functional analysis and allocation, system architecture
synthesis. Implementation, integration, verification, transition,
validation, operation, maintenance and disposal of a system.
Project Processes – Technical
management and the role of systems engineering in guiding a project.
Project planning, including the Systems Engineering Plan (SEP),
Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD), Integrated Product
Teams (IPT), and tailoring methods. Project assessment, including
Technical Performance Measurement (TPM). Project control. Decision-making
and trade-offs. Risk and opportunity management, configuration management,
Enterprise and Agreement Processes –
How to define the need for a system, from the viewpoint of stakeholders
and the enterprise. Acquisition and supply processes, including
defining the need. Managing the environment, investment, and resources.
Enterprise environment management. Investment management including
life cycle cost analysis. Life cycle processes management standard
processes, and process improvement. Resource management and quality
Unique technical disciplines used in the systems engineering processes:
integrated logistics support, electromagnetic and environmental
analysis, human systems integration, mass properties, modeling &
simulation including the system modeling language (SysML), safety
& hazards analysis, sustainment and training needs.
After-Class Plan – Study
plans and methods. Using the self-assessment to personalize your
study plan. Five rules for test-taking. How to use the sample examinations.
How to reach us after class, and what to do when you succeed.
Continuing Education: This course qualifies for 1.4 CEUs or 14
Eric Honour, CSEP, INCOSE Fellow, and former INCOSE President,
has been in international leadership of the engineering of systems
for nearly 20 years, part of a 40+ year career of complex systems
development and operation. His energetic and informative presentation
style actively involves class participants. He was the founding Chair
of the INCOSE Technical Board in 1994, and served as Director of the
Systems Engineering Center of Excellence (SECOE). He was selected
in 2000 for Who’s Who in Science and Technology and in 2004
as an INCOSE Founder. He is on the editorial board for Systems
Engineering. He has been a successful entrepreneur, systems engineer,
engineering manager, and program manager at Harris Information Systems,
E-Systems Melpar, and Singer Link, preceded by nine years as a US
Naval Officer flying P-3 aircraft. He has led or contributed to the
development of 17 major systems.. Dr. Honour has a BSSE (Systems Engineering)
from the US Naval Academy, MSEE from the Naval Postgraduate School,
and PhD from the University of South Australia based on his ground-breaking
work to quantify the value of systems engineering.
William "Bill" Fournier (CSEP) is a Senior Software
Systems Engineer with 30 years experience, the last 11 for a major
defense contractor. Mr. Fournier taught DoD Systems Engineering full
time for over three years at DSMC/DAU as a Professor of Engineering
Management. He has taught Systems Engineering at least part time for
more than the last 20 years. Mr. Fournier holds a MBA and BS Industrial
Engineering / Operations Research and is DOORS trained. He is a certified
CSEP, CSEP-ACQ, and PMP. He is a contributor to DAU/DSMC, defense
contractor internal Systems Engineering courses and process, and INCOSE
Glen Francisco (CSEP, PMP) has over 17 years of experience
developing new technologies, service, products, and applications for
both private and government uses. He has a personable, engaging teaching
style that keeps a class alive with information. He has worked as
an engineer, Lead Systems Engineer, Project Engineer and Program Manager
for a number of military & commercial companies to include Boeing
(McDonnell Aircraft Company), Lockheed Martin (Martin Marietta), Texas
Instruments, Raytheon, ELCAN Optical and DRS Technologies. His product
systems have supported security surveillance, paramilitary (fire,
police & EMS), automotive and industrial markets using passive
thermal imaging technologies and other wavelength illuminated electo-optical
imaging laser radar technologies. He was selected in the 2006 Marquis
Publication of Who’s Who in America. Glen has presented over
a dozen papers at security & defense symposium. He holds multiple
patents in active terminal guidance missile trajectory control and
low cost plastic thermal management. He is a firefighter, emergency
medic, firefighting instructor, and private pilot. He developed &
introduced Thermal Imaging Cameras into the firefighting market in
2001, technology saving hundreds of lives and millions of dollars
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