Introduction – What is
the CSEP Acquisition and what are the requirements to obtain it?
Terms and definitions. Basis of the examination. Study plans and
sample exam questions and how to use them. Introduction to the DAG.
Differences between CSEP and CSEP Acquisition
Exams – Terminology, philosophy, policy, and approaches
between the DoD DAG Chapter 4 and INCOSE V3.1 and 3.2 SE Handbooks.
DoD Systems Engineering Overview
– From user capability needs to system specifications to system
deployed and eventually disposal. This section covers section 4.0
Systems Engineering in DoD Acquisition
Process - The DoD processes that take a system from concept
to operation, maintenance and disposal. Stakeholder requirements
and technical requirements, including concept of operations, requirements
analysis, requirements definition, requirements management. Later
SE deals with architectural design, including functional analysis
and allocation, system architecture and synthesis. Finally SE includes
implementation, integration, verification, transition, validation,
operation, maintenance and disposal of a system. This section covers
4.1 in the DAG.
SE Process Implementation and Activities
- 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. This section covers
4.2 in the DAG.
SE in System Life Cycle Phases
- DoD Life Cycle phases and what activities should happen in each
phase and prior to the next milestone. This is the exam largest
area and section covers 4.3 in DAG.
SE Decisions - DoD Systems Engineering
decisions and design considerations like Open Systems, Human System
Integration, RMA, Supportability, COTS, ESOH etc. This section covers
4.4 in the DAG.
SE Execution - It includes technical,
cost and schedule oversight methods and techniques. Also covers
general knowledge management. This section covers 4.5 in the DAG.
SE Resources - This provides
links to resources in government, industry and academia. This covers
section covers 4.6 in the DAG.
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 0.7 CEUs or 7 PDUs