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Thursday April 18, 2024 7:30 PM PDT to 9:00 PM PDT
 

(This cohort is open to all, including non-INCOSE members. Non-members will need to purchase their copy of the INCOSE Version 5.0 Handbook – see information below.)

 

 

Welcome!

The Los Angeles and San Diego chapters are once again hosting independent group study (‘Cohort’) sessions for the INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) certification this Spring.

This registration page is for the Thursday Evening cohort hosted by the Los Angeles chapter, and starts on Thursday, 18 April 2024.  This Cohort will meet between 7:30 and 9pm Pacific Time for 10 weeks.

This Cohort will be primarily hosted by the Los Angeles chapter of INCOSE.

Important Information:

  • The Cohort is 10 weeks long and meets once a week using Zoom. Expect each session to last at least 1.5 hours.
  • This Cohort is for the evening sessions, 7:30-9pm, Pacific Time, and starts on 18 April 2024, ending on 20 June 2024.
  • We may limit this class to 50 students. Please sign up immediately if you are interested, and only if you are serious about attending.  You should also be seriously considering taking the INCOSE SEP exam.
  • The San Diego chapter will also offer a morning Cohort on Fridays from 8-10am Pacific Time, if this better suits your schedule.  You may instead register for it here. Both Cohorts present the same material each week.
  • Cost: $100. However, 50% of the registration cost will be refunded to each student who fulfills their obligation to participate, including creating a slide deck and presenting to the Cohort. Everyone must present in order to receive a refund – no exceptions.  Depending on how many students sign up, this may be done as part of a small team.  The remaining 50% of the registration cost will be refunded to students who provide proof of taking the exam (pass or fail) by 31 Dec 2024.
  • We will use INCOSE’s Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) ratings to adjust the cost of the course for smaller economy countries. There will be a 25% discount on the cost for PPP2 students, and 50% discount for PPP3 students.  For example, since South Africa is rated at PPP3, it will cost South African students $50 vs $100.  Please see each country’s PPP rating Here. Please CONTACT US if you have any questions: info@sdincose.org

Additional Information:

  • The Cohorts are mostly student-run training sessions. There will also be multiple Cohort team leaders (2 or so will lead each session) who will provide the introductions, schedule, and the Zoom sessions and resolve any roadblocks, but the students will present. Each student will be part of a small team and is expected to help present a section of the INCOSE Handbook section to the entire Cohort.
  • This Cohort will be based on the INCOSE Handbook Version 5. This handbook is the basis for the Version 5 SEP exam. Active INCOSE members may download it from the INCOSE store for free. Non-INCOSE members must purchase the handbook.
  • Everyone is highly encouraged to review each week’s material in advance to be prepared to follow the presentations and ask good questions.
  • Please read Ch. 1 of the Handbook, SE Introduction, prior to the first day of class!  Also familiarize yourself with the multiple Terms and Definitions in Appendix C.

 

PLEASE CONTACT US at info@incose-la.org and/or info@sdincose.org for more information.

About SEP Certification:

What is Systems Engineering Professional certification? Certification is a formal process whereby a community of knowledgeable, experienced, and skilled representatives of an organization such as INCOSE provides confirmation of an individual’s competency (demonstrated knowledge, education, and experience) in a specified profession. Certification differs from licensing in that licenses are permissions granted by a government entity for a person to practice within its regulatory boundaries. Certification also differs from a “certificate” that documents the successful completion of a training or education program. There are three types of INCOSE SEP certification: ASEP, CSEP, and ESEP. Please read more here.

What is the Systems Engineering Professional exam? The SEP test is a 2-hour exam designed to test your knowledge of INCOSE systems engineering practices and processes. Read more here.

 

What is a Cohort?

A Cohort are a mostly student-run training team which collectively prepares for a SEP exam.  Each of the students (also called cohorts) agrees to present on a particular date certain handbook material.  This may be individually or part of a small team (we expect each team to have 2-4 students).  Each team collectively creates and presents a slide to the Cohort via Zoom at the agreed-upon date.  To help organize and lead the Cohort, there will also be multiple Cohort team leaders (1 or 2 at each session) that provide introductions, the schedule, a file hosting website, and the Zoom sessions. They will also provide mentoring via email and resolve any roadblocks the class may encounter along the way. Each student will therefore be part of a small team and is obligated to help create and present a portion of the INCOSE Handbook to the entire Cohort.

Week by Week Schedule of Material (Tentative):

Session 1 — Welcome, Organization of the Cohort. Section assignments, plus Review of Chapter 1 Systems Engineering Introduction & Appendix D, N2 diagram (18 April)

Session 2 — Ch 2 System Life Cycle Concepts, Models, Processes – 2.1 Life cycle terms concepts through 2.3.2.2 Supply Process (25 April)

Session 3 — Ch 2 System Life Cycle Concepts, Models, Processes – Section 2.3.3 Organizational Project Enabling Processes (2 May)

Session 4 — Ch 2 System Life Cycle Concepts, Models, Processes – Section 2.3.4 Technical Mgmt processes (9 May)

Session 5 — Ch 2 System Life Cycle Concepts, Models, Processes – Technical Processes I, 2.3.5.1 through 2.3.5.6 (16 May)

Session 6 — Ch 2 System Life Cycle Concepts, Models, Processes – Technical Processes II, 2.3.5.7 – 2.3.5.14 (23 May)

Session 7 — Ch 3 Life cycle analysis methods – 3.1 Quality characteristics and approaches (30 May)

Session 8 — Ch 3 Life cycle analysis methods – 3.2 SE analyses and methods through Ch 4 section 4.2.4 Product Line Engineering (6 June)

Session 9 — Ch 4 Tailoring and Application Considerations – section 4.3 through 4.4.10 Transportation Systems (13 June)

Session 10 — Ch 5 Systems Engineering in Practice, & Final discussion. (20 June).

Additional study sessions could also be held by groups of individual cohorts prior to taking the test.

What Students Will Need:

  • INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook: A Guide for System Life Cycle Processes and Activities, 5th Edition,

    (an electronic version of this is available free for all INCOSE members. Non-members must purchase the handbook. Visit the INCOSE store hereImportant – you must have Version 5)

  • The ability to log in and participate in the weekly Zoom sessions.  (Please ensure your computer and/or network does not block access to Zoom.)
  • A commitment to build a slide deck and to present the agreed-upon material to the Cohort (this might be part of a small team). Presenting will result in 50% refund of the cost of registration!
  • You should have interest and intent to take the INCOSE SEP exam, though this is not mandatory. Proof of you taking the exam by 31 Dec 2024 will result in 50% refund of the cost of registration!

Recommended Course Material:

Because Version 5 of the Handbook and exam are both new, links to external study materials will be added as soon we discover them. Thanks.

 

PLEASE CONTACT US at info@incose-la.org and/or info@sdincose.org for more information.

Thank you.

– INCOSE LA and INCOSE SD

35 signed up so far.

Event date is past

Posted by Greg Bulla on March 28, 2024

Friday April 19, 2024 8:00 AM PDT to 10:00 AM PDT
 

(This cohort is open to all, including non-INCOSE members. Non-members will need to purchase their copy of the INCOSE Version 5.0 Handbook – see information below.)

 

 

Welcome!

The Los Angeles and San Diego chapters are once again hosting independent group study (‘Cohort’) sessions for the INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) certification this Spring.

This registration page is for the Friday Morning cohort hosted by San Diego chapter, and starts on Friday, 19 April 2024.  This Cohort will meet between 8 and 10am Pacific Time for 10 weeks.

This Cohort will be primarily hosted by the San Diego chapter of INCOSE.

Important Information:

  • The Cohort is 10 weeks long and meets once a week using Zoom. Expect each session to last up to 2 hours.
  • This Cohort is for the morning sessions, 8-10am, Pacific Time, and starts on 19 April 2024, ending on 21 June 2024.
  • We may limit this class to 50 students. Please sign up immediately if you are interested, and only if you are serious about attending.  You should also be seriously considering taking the INCOSE SEP exam.
  • The Los Angeles chapter will also offer an evening Cohort on Thursdays from 7:30-9pm Pacific Time, if that better suits your schedule.  You may instead register for it here. Both Cohorts present the same material each week.
  • Cost: $100. However, 50% of the registration cost will be refunded to each student who fulfills their obligation to participate, including creating a slide deck and presenting to the Cohort. Everyone must present in order to receive a refund – no exceptions.  Depending on how many students sign up, this may be done as part of a small team.  The remaining 50% of the registration cost will be refunded to students who provide proof of taking the exam (pass or fail) by 31 Dec 2024.
  • We will use INCOSE’s Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) ratings to adjust the cost of the course for smaller economy countries. There will be a 25% discount on the cost for PPP2 students, and 50% discount for PPP3 students.  For example, since South Africa is rated at PPP3, it will cost South African students $50 vs $100.  Please see each country’s PPP rating Here. Please CONTACT US if you have any questions: info@sdincose.org

Additional Information:

  • The Cohorts are mostly student-run training sessions. There will also be multiple Cohort team leaders (2 or so will lead each session) who will provide the introductions, schedule, and the Zoom sessions and resolve any roadblocks, but the students will present. Each student will be part of a small team and is expected to help present a section of the INCOSE Handbook section to the entire Cohort.
  • This Cohort will be based on the INCOSE Handbook Version 5. This handbook is the basis for the Version 5 SEP exam. Active INCOSE members may download it from the INCOSE store for free. Non-INCOSE members must purchase the handbook.
  • Everyone is highly encouraged to review each week’s material in advance to be prepared to follow the presentations and ask good questions.
  • Please read Ch. 1 of the Handbook, SE Introduction, prior to the first day of class!  Also familiarize yourself with the multiple Terms and Definitions in Appendix C.

 

PLEASE CONTACT US at info@sdincose.org and/or  info@incose-la.org for more information.

About SEP Certification:

What is Systems Engineering Professional certification? Certification is a formal process whereby a community of knowledgeable, experienced, and skilled representatives of an organization such as INCOSE provides confirmation of an individual’s competency (demonstrated knowledge, education, and experience) in a specified profession. Certification differs from licensing in that licenses are permissions granted by a government entity for a person to practice within its regulatory boundaries. Certification also differs from a “certificate” that documents the successful completion of a training or education program. There are three types of INCOSE SEP certification: ASEP, CSEP, and ESEP. Please read more here.

What is the Systems Engineering Professional exam? The SEP test is a 2-hour exam designed to test your knowledge of INCOSE systems engineering practices and processes. Read more here.

 

What is a Cohort?

A Cohort are a mostly student-run training team which collectively prepares for a SEP exam.  Each of the students (also called cohorts) agrees to present on a particular date certain handbook material.  This may be individually or part of a small team (we expect each team to have 2-4 students).  Each team collectively creates and presents a slide to the Cohort via Zoom at the agreed-upon date.  To help organize and lead the Cohort, there will also be multiple Cohort team leaders (1 or 2 at each session) that provide introductions, the schedule, a file hosting website, and the Zoom sessions. They will also provide mentoring via email and resolve any roadblocks the class may encounter along the way. Each student will therefore be part of a small team and is obligated to help create and present a portion of the INCOSE Handbook to the entire Cohort.

Week by Week Schedule of Material (Tentative):

Session 1 — Welcome, Organization of the Cohort. Section assignments, plus Review of Chapter 1 Systems Engineering Introduction & Appendix D, N2 diagram (19 April)

Session 2 — Ch 2 System Life Cycle Concepts, Models, Processes – 2.1 Life cycle terms concepts through 2.3.2.2 Supply Process (26 April)

Session 3 — Ch 2 System Life Cycle Concepts, Models, Processes – Section 2.3.3 Organizational Project Enabling Processes (3 May)

Session 4 — Ch 2 System Life Cycle Concepts, Models, Processes – Section 2.3.4 Technical Mgmt processes (10 May)

Session 5 — Ch 2 System Life Cycle Concepts, Models, Processes – Technical Processes I, 2.3.5.1 through 2.3.5.6 (17 May)

Session 6 — Ch 2 System Life Cycle Concepts, Models, Processes – Technical Processes II, 2.3.5.7 – 2.3.5.14 (24 May)

Session 7 — Ch 3 Life cycle analysis methods – 3.1 Quality characteristics and approaches (31 May)

Session 8 — Ch 3 Life cycle analysis methods – 3.2 SE analyses and methods through Ch 4 section 4.2.4 Product Line Engineering (7 June)

Session 9 — Ch 4 Tailoring and Application Considerations – section 4.3 through 4.4.10 Transportation Systems (14 June)

Session 10 — Ch 5 Systems Engineering in Practice, & Final discussion. (21 June).

Additional study sessions could also be held by groups of individual cohorts prior to taking the test.

What Students Will Need:

  • INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook: A Guide for System Life Cycle Processes and Activities, 5th Edition,

    (an electronic version of this is available free for all INCOSE members. Non-members must purchase the handbook. Visit the INCOSE store hereImportant – you must have Version 5)

  • The ability to log in and participate in the weekly Zoom sessions.  (Please ensure your computer and/or network does not block access to Zoom.)
  • A commitment to build a slide deck and to present the agreed-upon material to the Cohort (this might be part of a small team). Presenting will result in 50% refund of the cost of registration!
  • You should have interest and intent to take the INCOSE SEP exam, though this is not mandatory. Proof of you taking the exam by 31 Dec 2024 will result in 50% refund of the cost of registration!

Recommended Course Material:

Because Version 5 of the Handbook and exam are both new, links to external study materials will be added as soon we discover them. Thanks.

 

PLEASE CONTACT US at info@sdincose.org and/or  info@incose-la.org for more information.

Thank you.

– INCOSE LA and INCOSE SD

 

36 signed up so far.

Event date is past

Posted by Greg Bulla on March 28, 2024

Wednesday April 24, 2024 5:45 PM PDT to 7:00 PM PDT
 

(This presentation is open to all, including non-INCOSE members. Image courtesy of Bernard Hermant on Unsplash.)

Please join us on 24 April 2024 for a presentation on Zero Trust (ZT), an approach to the strategy, design and implementation of IT system security. This presentation will be hosted by Mr. David Voelker, the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) Zero Trust Implementation Lead.

Primary Information:

Date:   Wednesday, 24 April 2024, from 5:45-7pm PST (presentation begins at 6pm).
Location:   Filippi’s Restaurant, 5353 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123 (Google Maps)
Cost:   Free! There is an optional Italian food buffet (pizza, paste, salads, soft drinks, etc.) offered at $5 for INCOSE members and students, $15 non-members.
Webcast:   This presentation will be webcast to remote audiences using Zoom:

https://incose-org.zoom.us/j/84283758007

Synopsis:

Zero Trust (ZT) is, in short, “Never trust, always verify.”  With ZT, users and devices are not trusted by default, even if were previously verified and are located behind the security perimeter (e.g., a network firewall). ZT is implemented by establishing strong identity verification, validating device compliance prior to granting access, and ensuring least privilege access to only explicitly-authorized resources.

Implementing ZT is a key component of the Department of Navy’s (DON) Capstone Design Concept for Information Superiority. Mr. David Voelker, DON Chief Information Officer (CIO) ZT lead, looks at the way ahead for the DON from a Standards, Systems Engineering approach, and design guidance from the DON CIO. The discussion includes the DoD ZT Portfolio Management Office’s (ZT PfMO) Courses of Action (COAs), DoD Pillars, and the capabilities that have been defined as target and advanced level ZT. The talk will conclude with DON expected outcomes and identifying governance ZT Implementation Planning and Policies.

Presenter: Mr. David Voelker

Mr. Voelker enlisted in the United States Army and assigned to Fort Wainwright, Alaska in 1991 as a Paralegal.  In addition to his legal duties, he certified as an Arctic Light Infantry Solider in the same year.  His military service concluded at the Communication Electronics Command (CECOM), Fort Monmouth, NJ to attend University.  Develop the Criminal Law Forms (CRIMFOR) database application used throughout the United States Army Alaska (USARAK) and adopted by other US Army Installations for Legal Support. He received an Army Commendations Medal (two awards), Good Conduct Medal, Army Achievement Medals (three awards), National Defense Service Medal, and awarded the Army Minute Man Lapel pin.

As a civilian contractor Mr. Voelker supported the Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) at Edwards AFB.  He assisted with the construction of the F-22 Combined Test Force (CTF) Control Rooms at Ridley Mission Control Center. Supported Aircraft flight test for F-15, F-16, F-22, B-1, B-2, and Global Hawk.  His primary duties were processing telemetry, voice, and video data for aircraft flight test events.

Mr. Voelker arrived in San Diego, CA in May 2000 to start support on the Afloat Networking Program as a civilian contractor.  His roles included testing, installing, underway support, and developing networking baselines for PMW-160.  December 2012, Mr. Voelker was hired as a Navy civilian IT Specialist to continue support for PMW-160 at Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific and later became an embedded employee to support NAVWAR 5.0 SYSCOM-TA Standards development. In August 2019, he transitioned to the NAVWAR Technical Authority division as a full-time employee and became the NAVWAR Standardization Officer one year afterwards. Since October 2021, he has supported the Department of the Navy (DON) Chief Information Officer (CIO) as the Zero Trust Implementation Lead. Mr. Voelker graduated High-Tech Institute Phoenix, Arizona with a Technical Associates Degree in Computer Electronics and then attended the University of Phoenix, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. He has since earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Redlands University and is an ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

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Posted by Greg Bulla on March 29, 2024

 

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