2022 Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) Certification Group Study ‘Cohorts’ Sessions
The LA and San Diego chapters are hosting TWO independent group study (‘cohorts’) sessions for INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) certification this Spring. These two cohorts start on Wednesday, April 20th, and Thursday, April 21st, respectively. The first cohort will meet at lunchtime on Wednesdays (Pacific Time), and second on Thursday evenings.
These will be collaborative, VIRTUAL weekly meetings, where the ‘cohorts’ (students) meet to discuss and present on the INCOSE Handbook, Version 4. Note that the handbook is the basis for the SEP test.
- Each Cohort is 15 weeks long and meets once a week. Expect each session to last 1.5 hours.
- We will offer TWO separate Cohorts: one on Wednesdays at lunchtime between 12pm (noon) – 1:30pm (Pacific Time), and the second on Thursday evenings from 7pm – 8:30pm.
- Students may register for one or both of the Cohorts. They will have the same schedule.
- Cost: FREE. However, in order to foster team cohesion and moral, we ask that you attend ALL the Cohort sessions. If you must miss a session, you are welcome to join the other Cohort group’s session that week to make it up.
- These are mostly student-run training sessions. There will be approximately two Cohort team leaders that will provide the introductions, schedule, and the Zoom sessions and resolve any roadblocks, but the students will make nearly all of the presentations. Each student will present a section of the INCOSE Handbook section to the team.
15-Week Cohorts Session (2 separate teams)
Dates and Times:
Afternoon Cohort – Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM, April 20 – July 27, 2022 (RSVP HERE)
Evening Cohort – Thursdays, 7:00-8:30PM, April 21 – July 286, 2022 (RSVP HERE)
(Note – You can sign up for one or both of the above cohort sessions)
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 2-person team will present their assignment. Slides of their presentation will be uploaded to the common document repository no later than 24 hours beforehand (e.g., Tuesday at noon).
Please 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 (a short 5 pages), on their own.
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Week by Week Schedule of Material:
Session 1 —– Welcome, organization of Session. Section Assignments + Review Chapter 1 & 2 , N2 diagram (April 20 & 21)
Session 2 —– Section 3, Generic Life Cycle Stages: Emphasis 3.2 to 3.4 (April 27 & 28)
Session 3 —– Section 4, Technical Processes, Part 1: 4.1 through 4.3 (May 4 & 5)
Session 4 —– Section 4, Technical Processes, Part 2: 4.4 through 4.7 (May 11 & 12)
Session 5 —– Section 4, Technical Processes, Part 3: 4.8 through 4.10 (May 18 & 19)
Session 6 —– Section 4, Technical Processes, Part 4: 4.11 through 4.14 (May 25 & 26)
Session 7 —– Section 5, Technical Management Processes, Part 1: 5.1 through 5.4 (June 1 & 2)
Session 8 —– Section 5, Technical Management Processes, Part 2: 5.5 through 5.8 (June 8 & 9)
Session 9 —– Section 6, Agreement Processes (June 15 & 16)
Session 10 —– Section 7, Organizational Project-Enabling Processes: Chapter 7 with relations to Chapter 5 (June 22 & 23)
Session 11 —– Section 8, Tailoring process and Application of Systems Engineering (July 29 & 30)
Session 12 —– Section 9, Cross-Cutting Systems Engineering Methods, Part 1: 9.1. through 9.4 (July 6 & 7)
Session 13 —– Section 9, Cross-Cutting Systems Engineering Methods, Part 2: 9.5 through 9.9 (July 13 & 14)
Session 14 —– Section 10, Specialty Engineering Activities, Part 1: 10.1 though 10.8 (July 20 & 21)
Session 15 —– Section 10, Specialty Engineering Activities, Part 2: 10.9 through 10.14 (July 27 & 28)
Additional study sessions could be conducted by individual cohorts prior to taking the test.
What Students Will Need:
A copy of the INCOSE Handbook Version 4.0. Either e-book or printed; however, students may find a printed version very helpful. (Getting the Handbook – download or order from the INCOSE store. This e-book is free for INCOSE members.)
Ability to log in and participate in the weekly Zoom sessions.
A strong desire to take and pass the INCOSE SEP test!