February 27, 2022

Thursday Evening 2022 Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) Certification Group Study ‘Cohort’ Session

Thursday April 21, 2022 7:00 PM PDT to 8:30 PM PDT

Thursday Evening 2022 Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) Certification Group Study ‘Cohort’ Session

(This cohort is open to all, including non-INCOSE members)


The LA and San Diego chapters are hosting independent group study (‘cohorts’) sessions for INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) certification this Spring.

This registration page is for the Thursday evening Cohort, starting Thursday, April 21st. This Cohort will meet between 7 and 8:30pm Pacific Time.

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

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.

Deadline for registration is midnight, 19 April 2022. Please register immediately so we can get an idea on the number of interested persons. Thanks!

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


Important Information:

  • The Cohort is 15 weeks long and meets once a week. Expect each session to last 1.5 hours.
  • This Cohort is for the evening sessions, 7 – 8:30pm, Pacific Time, and starts on April 21st, 2022.
  • We will also offer a lunchtime Cohort on Wednesdays, from 12 noon – 1:30pm, if that better suits your schedule. You may instead register for it here, or, you may register for both of the Cohorts. Both 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 Wednesday lunchtime Cohort’s session that week to make it up.
  • The Cohorts 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 present. Each student are expected to present a section of the INCOSE Handbook section to the team.



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

Below are the details of the 15-Week Lunchtime Cohort Session:

Dates and Times: April 21 – July 28, 2022.

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., Wednesday at 7pm).

Please Note – Students will be responsible for reading Chapter 2, Systems Engineering Overview BEFORE the class.

Contact us – please contact us with questions you might have at info@incose-la.org and/or info@sdincose.org.

Week by Week Schedule of Material:

Session 1 —– Welcome, organization of Session. Section Assignments + Review Chapter 1 & 2 , N2 diagram (April 21)

Session 2 —– Section 3, Generic Life Cycle Stages: Emphasis 3.2 to 3.4 (April 28)

Session 3 —– Section 4, Technical Processes, Part 1: 4.1 through 4.3 (May 5)

Session 4 —– Section 4, Technical Processes, Part 2: 4.4 through 4.7 (May 12)

Session 5 —– Section 4, Technical Processes, Part 3: 4.8 through 4.10 (May 19)

Session 6 —– Section 4, Technical Processes, Part 4: 4.11 through 4.14 (May 26)

Session 7 —– Section 5, Technical Management Processes, Part 1: 5.1 through 5.4 (June 2)

Session 8 —– Section 5, Technical Management Processes, Part 2: 5.5 through 5.8 (June 9)

Session 9 —– Section 6, Agreement Processes (June 16)

Session 10 —– Section 7, Organizational Project-Enabling Processes: Chapter 7 with relations to Chapter 5 (June 23)

Session 11 —– Section 8, Tailoring process and Application of Systems Engineering (June 30)

Session 12 —– Section 9, Cross-Cutting Systems Engineering Methods, Part 1: 9.1. through 9.4 (July 7)

Session 13 —– Section 9, Cross-Cutting Systems Engineering Methods, Part 2: 9.5 through 9.9 (July 14)

Session 14 —– Section 10, Specialty Engineering Activities, Part 1: 10.1 though 10.8 (July 21)

Session 15 —– Section 10, Specialty Engineering Activities, Part 2: 10.9 through 10.14 (July 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!

If you have questions, please contact us at info@incose-la.org or info@sdincose.org.

Thank you!

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