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1 CSEP 1 Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. INCOSE Certification of Systems Engineers Program Program Status Report Eileen Arnold, CSEP October 2007

2 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 2 INCOSE Copyright Notice Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, subject to the following restrictions: Author Use. Authors have full rights to use their contributions in a totally unfettered way. Abstraction is permitted with credit to the source. INCOSE Use. Permission to reproduce and use this document or parts thereof by members of INCOSE and to prepare derivative works from this document for INCOSE use is granted, with attribution to INCOSE and the original author(s) where practical, provided this copyright notice is included with all reproductions and derivative works. External Use. This document may be shared or distributed to non-INCOSE third parties. Requests for permission to reproduce this document in whole are granted, provided it is not altered in any way. Requests for permission to prepare derivative works of this document for external and/or commercial use will be denied unless covered by other formal agreements with INCOSE. Copying, scanning, retyping, or any other form of reproduction of the content of whole pages or source documents is prohibited except as approved by the INCOSE Central Office, 2150 N.107th St., Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98133-9009. Electronic Version Use. Any electronic version of this document is to be used for personal use only and is not to be placed on a non-INCOSE sponsored server for general use. Any additional use of these materials must have written approval from INCOSE Central. Permissions. INCOSE has granted permission to member companies of the INCOSE Corporate Advisory Board to post and use this document internally, subject to the external use restriction. Technical Data. This data was prepared by the Hampton Roads Area (HRA) Chapter of INCOSE for information only. It is has been released by that Chapter as INCOSE Technical Data. It is subject to change without notice and may not be referred to as an INCOSE Technical Product.

3 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 3 Topics Introduction Benefits Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) Requirements Certification Process Program Accomplishments Path Forward Communications

4 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 4 What Is Certification? Certification is an occupational designation issued by an organization that provides confirmation of an individual's qualifications (specific knowledge and/or skill level) in a specified profession or occupational specialty. Certification is voluntary. That means it is neither a barrier nor a gate to entering or exiting a job. However, it may be used as a qualifier in placement.

5 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 5 What Is Certified? Individual has Basic Skills to Perform Fundamental SE Tasks and is able to make a Productive Contribution in most work situations. Initial Certification is at SE Foundation Level

6 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 6 Topics Introduction Benefits Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) Requirements Certification Process Program Accomplishments Path Forward Communications

7 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 7 Benefits of CSEP Certification Formally Recognizes Your SE Capabilities Distinguishes You from Others within Your Professional Field Provides Competitive Advantage to You and Your Company Furthers Your Professional SE Development Helps Advance the State of the Art and Practice of SE

8 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 8 Everyone interested in being recognized formally for their systems engineering capabilities Who Is Certification for?

9 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 9 Is CSEP Certification for INCOSE Members Only? No, Certification Is Open to Everyone Participation Is Voluntary INCOSE Members Receive Reduced Rates for Initial Certification and Renewal

10 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 10 Topics Introduction Benefits Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) Requirements Certification Process Program Accomplishments Path Forward Communications

11 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 11 INCOSE membership not required to participate in program Requirements for Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP)* 1.SE Experience - 5 years minimum in multiple SE disciplines 2. Education – Bachelors degree/equivalent in technical field (Additional experience must be substituted for non-technical degree) 5 more years of engineering for non-technical Bachelors (total 10 years) 10 more years of engineering if no Bachelors degree (total 15 years) 3. Experience confirmation & recommendations from at least 3 Colleagues/Peers/Managers who are knowledgeable in SE 4.Pass Certification Exam * Application and Fee Submittals Required Application requires copy of degree transcript or diploma Application fee is $400 – discounted to $300 for INCOSE members Test fee is $80 payable to Test Organization when scheduling exam

12 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 12 SE Disciplines Qualifying for SE Experience Requirements Engineering Risk and Opportunity Management Baseline Control Technical Planning Technical Effort Assessment Design Development Qualification, Verification, and Validation Process Definition Tool Support Training System Integration Quality Assurance Specialty Engineering Other

13 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 13 Exam Information Exam is based on current INCOSE SE Handbook Version 3.1 which is available to members on the INCOSE web site SE Handbook Version 2A can be used through June 2008 Current exam is 2 hours in length Current exam has 120 questions (98 scored, 22 Beta questions) Pass/Fail results provided immediately upon exam completion Candidates eligible for two re-tests within one year of application submittal Exam cost is $80 per attempt Exam is being updated for SE Handbook Version 3.1. INCOSE eNote notification of transition to exclusively use the SE Handbook 3.1 as of July 2008.

14 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 14 Exam Question Format Which are three justifications for Configuration Management? (Choose three) A. Facilitates communication B. Encourages requirements changes C. Prevents requirements changes D. Forces change evaluations E. Control requirements changes This question IS NOT from the INCOSE Certification Exam. The format and content (based on SEHv2a) are similar to exam questions. X X X SEHv2A Ref. Pg 48, ¶1 Pg 46, ¶2

15 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 15 Exam Materials SE Handbook Copies of the current version of the Systems Engineering Handbook may be obtained from INCOSE. A soft copy may be downloaded free by INCOSE members at www.incose.org. Printed copies may be obtained for a fee of $20 US by members and $60 US by non-members.www.incose.org Books, tablets and electronic devices are not permitted during an examination Practice Exams are not currently available Sample questions may be made available in the future when current questions are retired and replaced by others in the examination.

16 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 16 INCOSE Handbook Version 3.1 3 Generic Life Cycle Stages 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Life Cycle Characteristics 3.3 Life Cycle Stages 3.4 Development Stage Approaches 3.5 Introduction to three cases 4 Technical Processes 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Stakeholder Requirements Definition Process 4.3 Requirements Analysis Process 4.4 Architectural Design Process 4.5 Implementation Process 4.6 Integration Process 4.7 Verification Process 4.8 Transition Process 4.9 Validation Process 4.10 Operation Process 4.11 Maintenance Process 4.12 Disposal Process

17 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 17 INCOSE Handbook Version 3.1 5 project processes 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Project Planning Process 5.3 Project Assessment Process 5.4 Project Control Process 5.5 Decision-Making Process 5.6 Risk and Opportunity Management Process 5.7 Configuration Management Process 5.8 Information Management Process 6 Enterprise and Agreement Processes 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Enterprise Environment Management Process 6.3 Investment Management Process 6.4 System Life Cycle Processes Management Process 6.5 Resource Management Process 6.6 Quality Management Process 6.7 Acquisition Process 6.8 Supply Process

18 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 18 INCOSE Handbook Version 3.1 7 Enabling Systems Engineering Process Activities 7.1 Decision Management 7.2 Requirements Management 7.3 Risk and Opportunity Management 8 Systems Engineering Support Activities 8.1 Acquisition and Supply 8.2 Architectural Design 8.3 Configuration Management 8.4 Information Management 8.5 Investment Management 8.6 Project Planning 8.7 Quality Management 8.8 Resource Management 8.9 Validation 8.10 Verification

19 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 19 INCOSE Handbook Version 3.1 9 Specialty Engineering Activities 9.1 Design for Acquisition Logistics – Integrated Logistics Support 9.2 Electromagnetic Compatibility Analysis 9.3 Environmental Impact Analysis 9.4 Human Systems Integration 9.5 Mass Properties Engineering Analysis 9.6 Modeling, Simulation, and Prototyping 9.7 Safety & Health Hazard Analysis 9.8 Sustainment Engineering Analysis 9.9 Training Needs Analysis

20 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 20 Requirements for CSEP 3-Year Renewal* INCOSE membership not required to participate in program Continuing Education during Prior 3 Years - 120 Professional Development Units (PDUs) * Renewal Application and Fee Submittals Must be submitted before current certification period ends Continuing education log submittal required Renewal Fee is $100 – discounted to $50 for INCOSE members

21 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 21 Education ActivityCredit 1 College or unit semester hour45 PDU 1 College or unit quarter hour 30 PDU 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)10 PDU 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH)1 PDU 1 hour of teaching of professional development coursework. Teaching credit is awarded for teaching a course/seminar for the first time only. Not applicable to full-time faculty. 2 PDU Authoring published papers, articles or books in any area relevant to practice10 PDU 1 hour of participation in professional and technical society working groups/management 1 PDU Patents 10 PDU 1 hour of professional development in coursework, seminars, or professional or technical presentation made at meetings, conventions, conferences, or exam preparation 1 PDU Continuing Education Credits for Certification Renewal

22 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 22 Topics Introduction Benefits Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) Requirements Certification Process Program Accomplishments Communications

23 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 23 Certification Process Diagram INCOSE SE Handbook Version 3.1 Study Notify Applicant Two weeks $ Submit Completed Application And Fee INCOSE Application Center INCOSE Evaluation Four to six weeks Applicant has up to one year to pass the test (three tries 3 months apart). Test is scheduled directly with Thompson-Prometrics. Application Development 1. Verifiable Education 2. Verifiable Experience 3. Applicants Advocates (three references knowledgeable about SE) Applicants own pace Timeline Pass 3 year Certification Notify Applicant Pay test fee Schedule & Take Exam (Prometrics Test Center) Applicants own pace

24 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 24 How Long Will It Take Me to Become Certified? There is no one answer. Much depends on the applicant. Time Applicant Downloads information from INCOSE web page Collects information Fills out and submits forms via e-mail Pays fee on-line A. ?????? INCOSE Receives application & fee Checks completeness of submittal Notifies applicant by e-mail that application was received and is complete or has missing material B. < 2 weeks References submit recommendations via e-mail to INCOSE. Applicant submits missing material. C. Averaging 50 days INCOSE sends CSEP certificate via postal mail to applicant F. < 2 weeks Applicant Schedules exam with test organization Takes exam at test site Receives results immediately Schedules another exam if needed E. Averaging 62 days INCOSE Receives recommendations from references and missing information Evaluates education and experience Notifies applicant of evaluation results. If minimum requirements are met, authorizes exam D. Averaging 21 days Time for Steps B-F: Shortest is 37 days, Average is 147 days

25 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 25 CSEP Courses Available Several Choices (We are not advocating one over another) Hampton Roads Chapter (John Clark) INCOSE Technical Product Two-day tutorial at INCOSE Symposium On-Line tutorial (Oct 5, 11 weeks, $100) Center for Systems Management The course is delivered over three days and includes two parts. Part one includes a one-day workshop (creating a strong CSEP application) Part two focuses on the SE Handbook in which the CSEP exam is based and includes pre-practice tests. Students are provided a study guide

26 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 26 Topics Introduction Benefits Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) Requirements Certification Process Program Accomplishments Path Forward Communications

27 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 27 Recent Accomplishments Full Email Processing & User-Friendly Forms 154 CSEPs Company Group Discounts Offered

28 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 28 Certifications by Company* *51 Companies Have 1 CSEP. Data as of 1 October2007

29 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 29 Certifications by Region* (2 or more) *11 States Have 1 CSEP. Data as of 1 October 2007

30 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 30 8 Certifications Outside of USA Australia Belgium Canada (2) India Norway (2) Republic of Korea

31 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 31 Group Discounts Available to INCOSE Corporate Advisory Board Organizations Minimum of 10 Employee Names in Group Package Submittal with Fee Discount is 10% of Normal Application Fee Applies to Non-INCOSE Employees Not Applicable to Exam Fee

32 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 32 Topics Introduction Benefits Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) Requirements Certification Process Program Accomplishments Path Forward Communications

33 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 33 Path Forward – What is coming Exam transition to SEH V3.1. July, 2008 V3.0 shifted in paradigm toward global industry application consistent with the Systems Engineering Vision. V3.1 retains the global industry flavor. US DoD/DAU Acquisition Extensions to the CSEP Targeted towards DoD Acquisition professionals Entry-Level (Associate) Certification Exam-only variant for those lacking 5 years of SE experience Senior-Level (Masters) Certification Reference-only variant for those with significant SE experience Registered Education Provider Initiative INCOSE endorsement of CSEP-related education and training

34 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 34 Topics Introduction Benefits Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) Requirements Certification Process Program Accomplishments Path Forward Communications

35 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 35 INCOSE Certification web site at http://www.incose.org Where Do I Find More Information? 154 CSEPs to Date 154 CSEPs to Date Forms & Processing Via Email

36 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 36 Posted Certification Program Details INCOSE Certification Web Area at http://www.incose.org/educationcareers/certification/index.aspx Introduction and Overview Briefing Certification Requirements Certification Renewal Requirements Certification Fees Online Payment Certification Exam Continuing Education Experience Applicable to Certification Colleagues/Peers Used for References Certification Forms Ethics Statement Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs - 51) Possible Future Levels of Certification Certification Reconsideration Appeal Certified Systems Engineering Professionals (154)

37 CSEP Copyright (c) 2007 by INCOSE, Subject to Restrictions on Slide 2, INCOSE Copyright Notice. 37 Any Questions? Additional Contacts: Certification Office: secert@ incose.org Dave Walden, CSEP Certification Program Manager: David.Walden@incose.org


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