March 23, 2021

2021 SEP Certification Cohorts Sessions (offered by the LA and SD chapters)

2021 Proposed SEP Certification Group Study ‘Cohorts’ Sessions

WELCOME!  The LA and San Diego chapters are considering group study (‘cohorts’) sessions for SEP certification this Spring and Summer, 2021. This would be a weekly meeting where the cohorts virtually meet to discuss, present to the team, and interact on the INCOSE Handbook, Version 4. This handbook is the basis for the Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) test. Below is the following draft information which will be rounded out this Spring.

PLEASE CONTACT US at info@sdincose.org for more information.

♦ (Proposed/draft) 12-Week Cohorts Session

Proposed dates: May 26 – Aug 18

Proposed meeting day: Wednesday between 12 and 1 pm, Pacific Time, OR an evening meeting, between 7 and 8:30pm one night a week (exact day TBD).

Proposed format: Each cohort is assigned one INCOSE Handbook topic area. If many sign up, then multiple cohorts will be assigned to the same area. Each week, a cohort team will present their assignment. Slides will be sent out NLT 24 hours beforehand (e.g., Tuesday at noon).

Note – Students will be responsible for reading Chapter 2, Systems Engineering Overview BEFORE session 2. They are also responsible for reading Chapter 6, Agreement Processes (5 pages), on their own.

Proposed Schedule:

Session 1 —– Welcome, organization of Cohorts session.

Session 2 —– Chapter 3, Generic Life Cycle Stages

Session 3 —– Chapter 4, Technical Processes, Part 1

Session 4 —– Chapter 4, Technical Processes, Part 2

Session 5 —– Chapter 5, Technical Management Processes, Part 1

Session 6 —– Chapter 5, Technical Management Processes, Part 2

Session 7 —– Chapter 7, Organizational Project-Enabling Processes

Session 8 —– Chapter 8, Tailoring process and Application of Systems Engineering

Session 9 —- Chapter 9, Cross-Cutting Systems Engineering Methods, Part 1

Session 10 —- Chapter 9, Cross-Cutting Systems Engineering Methods, Part 2

Session 11 —- Chapter 10, Specialty Engineering Activities, Part 1

Session 12 —- Chapter 10, Specialty Engineering Activities, Part 2

Additional study sessions could be conducted by individual cohorts prior to the test.