Systems Engineering Certification Tutorial Webinar

Nov 19, 2009, 00:00 AM by INCOSE UMS
Interested in receiving your INCOSE Systems Engineering (SE) certification and becoming an INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP)? The INCOSE Hampton Roads Area (HRA) Chapter and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) are hosting a tutorial webinar to help you  prepare for the certification exam. The tutorial is taught by John O. Clark, Chief Engineer at the NGC Information Systems Sector and Director of Education & Training for the HRA Chapter. The tutorial covers the CSEP process and the SE Handbook version 3.1 (the basis for the CSEPexam). It also provides tips on filling out your application. A certificate of completion is provided.
Beginning Thursday, November 19th and running through April 2010, the tutorial consists of 16 weekly sessions, held from noon to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Time USA, for up to 125 INCOSE and 250 NGC participants on a first-come-first-serve basis. There is no cost and no need to register, just join in. Prior to each session, participants are encouraged to read the sections and appendices of the SE Handbook to be presented. Course materials include the tutorial slides (including PowerPoint Notes), sample questions, and prior-session audio recordings. The current schedule (including the specific session, section/appendix, and topic) is available at the links below.This schedule is subject to change as the course progresses. Check the links below for the course materials and to obtain the latest schedule.
  • INCOSE Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) member organization current employees. As a current employee of a CAB organization, you can access the course at no cost by using your CAB organization’s INCOSE Connect username and password to access the Connect tutorial site and course materials at To obtain the INCOSE Connect username and password of your CAB organization, contact your organization’s INCOSE CAB member representative listed at If your CAB representative does not know their organization’s CAB username and password, have them contact Connect Support at CAB member employees have full access to all INCOSE products, including this course, even if they personally are not INCOSE members
  • All other INCOSE members. You can access the course at no cost by using your personal INCOSE Connect username and password to access the Connect tutorial site and course materials at If you do not know your personal Connect username and password, contact Connect Support at
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) current employees. There are 3 ways to access this course at no cost: 1) The NGC LiveMeeting Server (;gruu;opaque=app:conf:focus:id:d4e92e1b1e964e30aac4c97a6e0bb5f3 ) and the meeting telecon number available in the LiveMeeting Shared Notes pull-down menu or at the Training Directory.If you need help, please refer to the LiveMeeting resources on the NGC portal under “My Tools” at LiveMeeting Information. There you will find installation instructions, a user guide, and FAQs. The meeting will be open 30 minutes before the start time.2) Download the course materials and schedule from the Training Directory site and follow along the telecon using the slide numbers. 3) Log-in as an INCOSE CAB member organization current employee as described above.NGC is an INCOSE CAB member and all NGC employees have full access to all INCOSE products, including this course, even if they personally are not INCOSE members. Because this tutorial is considered an external training event, each employee will need to follow their export policy and procedures in order to attend this event.
Please note you must either be a NGC current employee, a CAB member organization current employee, or an INCOSE member to participate in this tutorial. Contact if additional information is needed.
Following is the planned schedule.Note: This schedule is subject to change. Check the sites to obtain the latest schedule.
Section & Topic
For the following session, use: SE Handbook V3.1 Tutorial Introduction.ppt; Certification Overview.ppt, and Stand on the Standards Tutorial Excerpts.ppt
Nov 19
SE Handbook V3.1 Tutorial Introduction, Certification Overview, and Stand on Standards
For all of the following sessions, use: SE Handbook V3.1 Tutorial, JOC 2008-0701, 091007
Dec 3
1 - Scope, 2 - SE Overview, Appendix A - SLC Process N2 Chart
No Class
Dec 10
Dec 17
3 - Generic Life Cycle Stages, 4.0-4.4 - Technical Processes
No Class
Dec 24 & 31
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Jan 7
4.5-4.12 - Technical Processes (cont)
Jan 14
5.0 - Project Processes, 6.0 - Enterprise & Agreement Processes
Jan 21
7 - Enabling SE Process Activities
Jan 28
8.0 - 8.4 SE Support Activities
Feb 4
8.5 - 8.10 SE Support Activities
No Class
Feb 11
Feb 18
9 - Specialty Engineering Activities
Feb 25
10 - Tailoring Overview, Appendices D, E, F
Mar 4
G - SE Technical Management
No Class
Mar 11
Mar 18
H - IPPD, I - Requirements Definition Process
Mar 25
J - Functional Analysis and Allocation, K - System Architecture Synthesis
Apr 1
L - Systems Engineering Analysis Activities, M - Human System Integration
No Class
Apr 8
Apr 15
N - System Integration, Certification Overview (repeat of Session 1)
For the following session, use the following files: John Clark's CSEP and CAR Application, 090926.ppt; Form_4b, Example Reference Letter, JOC 080926.doc; and Stand on the Standards Tutorial Excerpts.ppt
Apr 22
Certification Application Help, Stand on Standards Tutorial Excerpts
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