Certified Systems Engineering Rapid Exam Prep

Florida Tech offers training for the INCOSE and Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) exam. This two-day course includes a review of the source material (the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook) for the exam, study tips, CSEP 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 distinction that can aid in obtaining your next job.
  • Certification provides a competitive skill set, giving you the advantage in your career.
  • A systems engineering certification is recognized throughout the industry and 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.

Onsite Schedule

Next session: Dates to be determined.

 


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 INCOSE Systems Engineering (SE) certification program offers preparation for both the associate SE professional (ASEP) certification for junior-level systems engineers and the certified SE professional (CSEP) certification for experienced systems engineers. Both certifications are achieved by passing the INCOSE ASEP/CSEP exam based on the INCOSE SE Handbook.

  • Key topics from the SE Handbook, including information on system life cycles, requirements engineering, risk management, system architecture, system verification, etc.
  • Minimum ASEP/CSEP qualifications
  • The certification application process
  • The ASEP/CSEP exam, including sample questions, and study tips

Dates: To Be Determined

Cost, Payment:

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

Early registration fee: $995 (No later than 1 month prior to the start of course)
Regular registration fee: $1,195 (No later than 2 weeks prior to the start of course)
Late registration fee: $1,495 (Last 2 weeks before the start of course.)

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 included):
Professional Development
Continuing Education
Florida Institute of Technology
150 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901

Joseph Elm

Instructor Biography

Joseph Elm

Joseph Elm is the program integration manager for the software solutions division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. In addition to assisting DoD and other government agency programs with their program management, systems engineering and software engineering challenges, Mr. Elm has been engaged in the development of measures of systems engineering effectiveness since 2003.


Mr. Elm’s career has included engineering, project management, technical management and executive management positions in companies within the aerospace, defense and transportation industries.


Mr. Elm holds a BSEE degree from Carnegie Mellon University and an MSEE degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He is certified by the Project Management Institute as a project management professional, and by the International Council on Systems Engineering as an expert systems engineering professional.

 

Overview:

Established by INCOSE in March 2004, the systems engineering professional certification 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 multiple 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 toward systems engineers with limited work experience
  • Ideal for junior or 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 toward systems engineers with 5 or more years work experience
  • CSEPs are certified against experience, education and knowledge requirements
  • Applications must be substantiated by 3 to 5 references that can vouch for the applicants system engineering experience
  • Application fee is $300 (which includes membership fee); without a membership 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 toward 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 toward 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 website.

Registration Information

Cost, Payment:

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

Early registration fee: $995 (No later than 1 month prior to the start of course)
Regular registration fee: $1,195 (No later than 2 weeks prior to the start of course)
Late registratio fee: $1,495 (Last 2 weeks before the start of course)


Registration Information:

Payment by credit card, please visit our Online Registration Site

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 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 processing fee. For more information, please contact 321-674-8382, option 2, or email pdpregistration@fit.edu.