Certified Systems Engineering Professional Training (CSEP)

Commitment 3 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
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Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


This three-day Certified Systems Engineering Professional Training (CSEP) course walks through the CSEP requirements and the INCOSE Handbook to cover all topics that might be on the CSEP exam. The INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) rating is a useful and coveted milestone in the career of a systems engineer, demonstrating knowledge, education, and experience that is of high value to systems organizations. The certification requires passing an extensive examination based on the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook v4.0 Interactive work, study plans, and sample examination questions help you to prepare effectively for the exam.

  • 3 days of Certified Systems Engineering Professional Training (CSEP) with an expert instructor
  • Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



Upon completing this Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • How to pass the CSEP examination!
  • Details of the INCOSE Handbook, the source for the exam
  • Your own strengths and weaknesses, to target your study
  • The key processes and definitions in the INCOSE language of the exam
  • How to tailor the INCOSE processes
  • Five rules for test-taking
  • We can adapt this Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Certified Systems Engineering Professional Training (CSEP) course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Certified Systems Engineering Professional Training (CSEP) course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this Certified Systems Engineering Professional Training (CSEP) course:

  • All

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) course are:

  • N/A


  1. Introduction — What is the CSEP and what are the requirements to obtain it? Terms and definitions. Basis of the examination. Study plans and sample examination questions and how to use them. Plan for the course. Introduction to the INCOSE Handbook. Self-assessment quiz. Filling out the CSEP application.
  2. Systems Engineering and Life Cycles — Definitions and origins of systems engineering, including the latest concepts of “systems of systems.” Hierarchy of system terms. Value of systems engineering. Life cycle characteristics and stages, and the relationship of systems engineering to life cycles. Development approaches. The INCOSE Handbook system development examples. Certified Systems Engineering Professional Training (CSEP)
  3. Technical Processes — The processes that take a system from concept in the eye to operation, maintenance, and disposal. Stakeholder requirements and technical requirements, including the concept of operations, requirements analysis, requirements definition, and requirements management. Architectural design, including functional analysis and allocation, and system architecture synthesis. Implementation, integration, verification, transition, validation, operation, maintenance, and disposal of a system.
  4. Project Processes — Technical management and the role of systems engineering in guiding a project. Project planning, including the Systems Engineering Plan (SEP), Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD), Integrated Product Teams (IPT), and tailoring methods. Project assessment, including Technical Performance Measurement (TPM). Project control. Decision-making and trade-offs. Risk and opportunity management, configuration management, and information management.
  5. Enterprise & Agreement Processes — How to define the need for a system, from the viewpoint of stakeholders and the enterprise. Acquisition and supply processes, including defining the need. Managing the environment, investment, and resources. Enterprise environment management. Investment management including life cycle cost analysis. Life cycle processes management standard processes, and process improvement. Resource management and quality management.
  6. Specialty Engineering Activities — Unique technical disciplines used in the systems engineering processes: integrated logistics support, electromagnetic and environmental analysis, human systems integration, mass properties, modeling & simulation including the system modeling language (SysML), safety & hazards analysis, sustainment, and training needs.
  7. After-Class Plan — Study plans and methods. Using the self-assessment to personalize your study plan. Five rules for test-taking. How to use the sample examinations. How to reach us after class, and what to do when you succeed.
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