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2021 SEP Certification Cohorts Sessions (offered by the LA and SD chapters)

  • Date:
    May 26, 2021 - Aug 26, 2021 - 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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2021 Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) Certification Group Study ‘Cohorts’ Sessions

The Los Angeles and San Diego chapters are hosting two independent group study (‘cohorts’) sessions for INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) certification this Spring and Summer, 2021. This will be a collaborative weekly meeting where the ‘cohorts’ (students) virtually meet to discuss and present on the INCOSE Handbook, Version 4. This handbook is the basis for the SEP test.

Please note that these study sessions will conclude just prior to the 2021 Western States Regional Conference (WSRC) in San Diego, California, scheduled for 17-19 September 2021. The WSRC will offer an inexpensive SEP paper test, allowing the cohorts to apply what they’ve learned almost immediately after the sessions, giving each cohort a better chance of passing and obtaining their INCOSE ASEP or CSEP certification! 

14-Week Cohorts Session (2 separate teams)

Dates and Times:

Afternoon Cohort – Wednesdays, 12-1PM, May 26 – Aug 25, 2021 (RSVP HERE)

Evening Cohort – Thursdays, 7:30-8:30PM, May 27 – Aug 26, 2021 (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 NLT 24 hours beforehand (e.g., Tuesday at noon).

Notes – Students will be responsible for reading Chapter 2, Systems Engineering Overview BEFORE session 2. They are also responsible for reading Chapter 6, Agreement Processes (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 (May 26 & 27)

Session 2 —– Chapter 3, Generic Life Cycle Stages: Emphasis 3.2 to 3.4 (June 2 & 3)

Session 3 —– Chapter 4, Technical Processes, Part 1: 4.1 through 4.3 (June 9 & 10)

Session 4 —– Chapter 4, Technical Processes, Part 2: 4.4 through 4.7 (June 16 & 17)

Session 5 —– Chapter 4, Technical Processes, Part 3: 4.8 through 4.11 (June 23 & 24)

Session 6 —– Chapter 4, Technical Processes, Part 4: 4.12 through 4.14 (June 30 & July 1)

Session 7 —– Chapter 5, Technical Management Processes, Part 1: 5.1 through 5.3 (July 7 & July 8)

Session 8 —– Chapter 5, Technical Management Processes, Part 2: 5.4 through 5.8 (July 14 & July 15)

Session 9 —– Chapter 7, Organizational Project-Enabling Processes: Chapter 7 with relations to Chapter 5 (July 21 & July 22)

Session 10 —– Chapter 8, Tailoring process and Application of Systems Engineering: Emphasis on 8.1 through 8.3 (July 28 & July 29)

Session 11 —- Chapter 9, Cross-Cutting Systems Engineering Methods, Part 1: 9.1. through 9.4 (Aug 4 & Aug 5)

Session 12 —- Chapter 9, Cross-Cutting Systems Engineering Methods, Part 2: 9.5 through 9.9 (Aug 11 & Aug 12)

Session 13 —- Chapter 10, Specialty Engineering Activities, Part 1: 10.1 though 10.6 (Aug 18 & Aug 19)

Session 14 —- Chapter 10, Specialty Engineering Activities, Part 2: 10.7 through 10.14 (Aug 25 & Aug 26)

Additional study sessions could be conducted by individual cohorts prior to the test.

Over the course of the year, INCOSE-LA hosts a series of engaging events for the systems engineering community. See our Roadmap for these events, which include conferences, speaker meetings, tutorials, and workshops. So, don't miss out on these opportunities!

We accommodate two different types of Conferences: Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER) and mini-conferences. CSER is our biggest conference event, bringing together practioners and researchers from all around the world to one central location to voice their thoughts and ideas on the subject of systems engineering. CSER subjects can range from system architectures to systems of systems. On the other end of the spectrum, mini-conferences are an abbreviated version of CSER. We host intimate one-day mini-conference events, which include a few keynote speakers, technical presentations, and a panel discussion.

Additionally, we offer Speaker Meetings, Tutorials, and Workshops. Each product is designed for a specific purpose and audience. Speaker Meetings are dynamic, educational technical presentations that can be broadcast through the web to reach a broader audience. Tutorials are skill-enhancing sessions for the participating members, who wish to expand their current systems engineering skill set. Workshops are intense sessions designed to reinforce the methods and concepts of systems engineering and empower the creative minds to transform the gained systems engineering knowledge into practice.