Certified Systems Engineering Rapid Exam Prep

Engineering is an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems.

Florida Tech offers INCOSE and CSEP program training and includes study tips, application guidance, certification requirements and other details on the certification process. Why get certified?

  • Certification is a formal recognition of your Systems Engineering capabilities

  • Certification is a discriminator that can aid in obtaining your next job

  • Certification provides a competitive skillset, giving you the advantage in your career

  • Provides a Systems Engineering certification that is recognized in the industry across the country

Students begin reviewing the Handbook chapters including Life Cycle stages and the technical processes from requirements to architecture and IV&V. Continuing with the Handbook review including Project, Agreement, and Organizational Enabling Processes, Tailoring Approaches, and Specialty Engineering Analyses, sample exam questions, study exercises, and industry examples this 2-day program will prepare Systems Engineers to excel at their examinations.

 


INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional

Florida Institute of Technology is offering a two-day intensive training program for those with a systems engineering background who desire CSEP certification.

The 2-Day CSEP Exam Prep course provides an in-depth review of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook version 3.2.2 which became the official basis for the certification exam in January 2011.*

  • Understand the INCOSE CSEP certification process, application requirements, and renewal steps
  • Study sample CSEP exam questions and create their own sample exam questions for continued study
  • Write resume experience description segments of the CSEP application
  • Understand the INCOSE Handbook v3.2.2 layout, contents, and methods to study the information with regard to exam structure
  • Link INCOSE Handbook v3.2.2 topics to real-life experience examples

Participants are expected to utilize the knowledge gained from the tutorial including study tips and sample exam questions to enhance their detailed study in preparation to sit for the exam.

  • Participants will begin reviewing the Handbook chapters including Life Cycle stages and the technical processes from requirements to architecture and IV&V.
  • Day 1: introduces INCOSE and the CSEP program and includes study tips, application guidance, certification requirements and other details on the certification process.
  • Day 2: continues with the Handbook review including Project, Agreement, and Organizational Enabling Processes, Tailoring Approaches, and Specialty Engineering Analyses.

*Additionally included in the course is an optional two-day study group led by the instructor so that students may follow up on any study or exam questions they might have.
The study group is held two weeks after the course and is optional.

Cost, Payment:

Space is limited and seats are reserved in order of payment. Register today to reserve your spot!

Registration Fee: $1,195

Registration Information:

To pay by Personal or Company Check. Please fill out and sign our registration form and

Fax to (321) 674-7050

Or mail to (with check attached):
Professional Development
Continuing Education
Florida Institute of Technology
150 W University Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901

Stephen D. Poindexter

Stephen D. Poindexter

Stephen D. Poindexter is a highly motivated Engineering and Program Management professional with a diverse background in Systems Engineering and Acquisition. As a graduate of Florida Institute of Technology, he possesses an extensive educational background focusing on Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Technical Management.

With proven experience in every phase of Life Cycle Management, his professional responsibilities include successfully leading and managing activities involving non-recurring design and development as well as recurring manufacturing and sustainment activities on large, complex systems for spacecraft, aircraft, ground vehicles, and commercial applications. He has over 10+ years of leadership and experience in the defense contracting industry providing his employers a competitive edge to ensure programs and projects meet all budget, schedule, and technical performance requirements established by their customers.

Military, commercial and medical systems Mr. Poindexter has provided management, substantial technical contributions and oversight for include the following:

  • Configurable Integrated Surveillance System (CISS) – Highly integrated system for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner combining weather detection, traffic alert and collision avoidance, Mode S surveillance and terrain awareness and warning functions into a single system.
  •  Geophysical Field System (GFS) – The GFS is a network of globally located seismic stations consisting of data acquisition, processing, and authentication systems used to acquire and transmit geophysical signals of interest in accordance with monitoring requirements of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
  •  Target Acquisition Designation Sight (TADS)/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (PNVS) – Apache helicopter advanced electro-optical fire control system used for target acquisition/designation and safe flight in day, night or adverse weather conditions.
  •  Driver Vision Enhancer (DVE) - Provides combat and tactical-wheeled vehicle operators with unparalleled flexibility to conduct day/night operations or maneuver in severely degraded visual conditions caused by smoke, fog, dust or other battlefield obscurants. DVE provides situational awareness, vehicle tracking, support elements for the combat force, and gives an operator the ability to detect targets or ambushes.
  •  Thermal Weapon Sight (TWS) – Increase soldier operational effectiveness with affordable, lightweight, reliable and soldier-friendly infrared electro-optic sights while ensuring high performance and supportability.
  •  High Power Multi-Band Laser (HPMBL) – The HPMBL is an electro-optic assembly designed to generate multi-band laser radiation as a primary output under command and control from the host controller used to defeat enemy missile threats.
  •  ALCON LADARVision – FDA approved excimer laser system used for corrective eye surgery. The system offers micron size reshaping of the cornea resulting in an extremely smooth surface. LADARVision’s ability to use a larger optical zone for treatments significantly reduces potential nighttime side effects of glare, halos, and starbursts.

 

Additionally, during the course of his professional development Mr. Poindexter has acquired the following academic and industry credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science – Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Science – Systems Engineering
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) – Project Management Institute
  • Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) – International Council on Systems Engineering
  • Air Force Project Officer – United States Air Force
  • IPC-A-610: Requirements and Acceptance for Electronic Assemblies
  • IPC-A-620: Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies
  • RAMS Certification Program – Reliability and Maintainability Symposium

Overview:

Established by INCOSE in March 2004, the Systems Engineering Professional provides a formal method for recognizing the knowledge and experience of systems engineers. The certification helps serve as a discriminator for employment progression, can provide a competitive advantage in career advancement, and provides a portable Systems Engineering designation that is recognized across industries.

There are multi-levels of base credentials:

  • INCOSE Associate Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP) - Entry Level
  • INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) - Foundation Level
  • INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP) - Senior Level
  • INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional Acquisition Extension - Extension

For each certification level the requirements, application, and fees vary.

Associate Systems Engineering Professional

  • Targeted towards Systems Engineers with limited work experience
  • Ideal for junior/emerging Systems Engineers and recent college graduates
  • ASEPs are certified against education and knowledge
  • Application fee is $150
  • Examination fee is $80 (testing held at a Prometric site)
  • Renewal fee for certification is $100 every 5 years
  • This level of ASEP certification must maintain INCOSE membership to maintain certification

Certified Systems Engineering Professional

  • Targeted towards Systems Engineers with 5 or more years work experience
  • CSEPs are certified against experience, education, and knowledge requirements
  • Applications must be substantiated by 3-5 references that can vouch for the applicants system engineering experience
  • Application fee is $300 (which includes membership fee), without a member ship the application fee is $400
  • Examination fee is $80 (testing held at a Prometric site)
  • Renewal fee for CSEP certification is $100 (if a member of INCOSE) every 3 years, without INCOSE membership renewal is $150 every 3 years
  • This level of CSEP certification does not require an individual to maintain INCOSE membership, however by doing so fees are lowered for the application and renewal

Expert Systems Engineering Professional

  • Targeted towards Systems Engineers with significant work experience and demonstrated systems accomplishments
  • ESEPs are certified against accomplishment, experience and education requirements
  • Interviews are used to validate significant systems and accomplishments
  • Application fee is $550
  • Examination fee is not applicable as interviews are used in place of filling out the application
  • There is no fee for renewal for the ESEP, however the individual must maintain membership
  • This level of ESEP certification must maintain INCOSE membership to maintain certification

Certified Systems Engineering Professional Acquisition Extension

  • Targeted towards Systems Engineers who support or work in a US Department of the Defense acquisition environment
  • Same core CSEP experience, education and knowledge requirements
  • Additional acquisition knowledge items tested
  • Application fee is $200
  • Examination fee is $65 (testing held at a Prometric site)
  • Renewal for the CSEP Acquisition Extension is an additional $50 (non-INCOSE members) and $25 (for INCOSE members) inclusive of the CSEP renewal fee, every 3 years

Additional information about CSEP certification may be found on the INCOSE Web site.

Registration Information

Cost, Payment:

Space is limited and seats are reserved in order of payment.

 

Regular Registration Fee
$1,195.00


Registration Information:

Payment by Check - Please complete the Registration Form and mail with payment:

Professional Enrichment/Development
Continuing Education
Florida Institute of Technology
150 W University Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901


What is the Refund Policy?

A student who has paid for a course and withdraws prior to the start date of the course will receive a refund of any course fees paid, less a $150.00 cancellation fee. There are no refunds given one week prior to the course start date.

If circumstances arise and you are unable to participate in this offering, you may defer your registration up to one week prior to the course start date to the next offering for a $150.00 processing fee. For more information please contact 321-674-8382, Option 2 or email pdpregistration@fit.edu.