Over the course of 4 days (plus 1 bonus day), led by an experienced and qualified facilitator, you will be taken on a virtually delivered and immersive journey into the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook V4.

All of CTI’s training is now offered via CTI Live-Online delivery and brings the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook to life in such a way that you are well placed to pass the exam.

If you don’t pass on your first attempt, you are welcome to join in on another CTI course of your choice at no charge.

Register today!

UPCOMING COURSES

Register and pay 30 days prior to the course commencement date to receive a 10% early bird discount. Are you a full-time student? Enter the coupon code STUDENT_DISCOUNT at checkout to receive a 20% discount. Note that proof of full-time student status is required. All courses are listed as having a duration of 4 days however a 2-hour bonus session on a fifth day is available upon request. See the Timings tab on the INCOSE SEP Exam Prep Course page for details.

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This virtually delivered INCOSE SEP Exam Preparation Course combines a mixture of presentations, workshops and practice examinations. In particular the Q&A sessions ensure that any unclear topics are answered in a format that provides adequate time for the content to be mastered. This course is facilitated by world-class, reputable, qualified, expert leaders, who are highly experienced and knowledgeable in dealing with all aspects of the certification process.The course is delivered using a mixture of presentation, discussions, a variety of exercises and group work sessions. The course utilizes different adult learning techniques optimized for the type of content that needs to be mastered.
Throughout the course there is a strong focus on interaction, the social aspects of learning and integration with the learner’s existing knowledge framework. The result is a highly engaging course with a great degree of subject mastery.

CTI’s course will equip participants with the knowledge and information to comfortably sit the knowledge examination. Utilizing leading edge adult learning principles and techniques enables the participants to absorb and recall the necessary information in the fastest possible way.

The role and benefits of systems engineering within the participant’s organization will be clearly understood and communicated by the use of the internationally recognized terminology contained within the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook.

On completion of this course, participants will have the ability to use the handbook as a reference and guide not only for current but also future systems engineering developments.

Live expert instruction: The class is intended for online delivery. Everyone in your class including your facilitator is connected via a live web conference facility.

Courseware: Once you have paid for the course, you will receive a link to download the course materials in an electronic format. Any other materials intended for distribution will be sent to you throughout the course. It is highly recommended that you have a hard copy of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook available during the course. We will advise on how to purchase a copy. If you have any difficulties obtaining a copy please let us know as soon as possible and we will do our best to assist you.

Desktop sharing: The web conference facility provides learners with an up-close view of the facilitator-controlled window. Here, you will view the course content, receive workshop instructions, and share and discuss workshop results with the facilitator. You will be able to discuss notes and diagrams drawn in real-time by the facilitator while in dialog with learners.

Visibility of participants:  We encourage all learners to make use of the webcam on their device. This ensures learners and facilitators will be able to see each other and everyone will have visibility of the speaker. If the internet connection is poor, the video feature may be disabled.

Discussions: Learners can “raise their hand” virtually to get the facilitator’s attention or may contact the facilitator privately via the chat facility (we ask that you allow some time for the facilitator to respond).

Breakout Rooms: Learners will conduct some workshops in teams where they may share and discuss ideas via video, voice or text chat. Breakout Rooms enable access to a virtual whiteboard so teams can work on a shared ‘page’ during activities. The facilitator will drop into breakout rooms to assess the teams’ progress during workshops and to answer any questions from the team.

SEH* Section TOPICS – DAY 1 Start End
Module 1 8:30 10:30
INTRODUCTION
Recap and discussion of highlights from pre-reading
Summarise collated objectives
Workshop: Sharing of personal project experience
1&2 CHAPTERS 1 & 2
Workshop: What is a system?
Quiz Questions and summary of Chapters 1 and 2
Module 2 11:00 13:00
3 CHAPTER 3
Workshop: Generic life cycle stages
Life cycle approaches
Workshop: Case studies
Quiz Questions and summary of Chapter 3
Module 3 14:00 16:30
4 CHAPTER 4
4.1 Business or Mission Analysis
Workshop: Concept of Operations vs. Operational Concept
4.2 Stakeholder Needs and Requirements Definition
Workshop: Generic IPO diagram familiarization
Recap: learning points and discussion of progress against objectives.
SEH* Section TOPICS – DAY 2 Start End
Module 4 8:30 10:30
CHAPTER 4 Continued
4.3 System Requirements Definition
4.4 Architecture Definition
4.5 Design Definition
4.6 System Analysis
4.7 Implementation
Module 5 11:00 13:00
CHAPTER 4 Continued
Workshop: Linking Input Output (IPO) diagrams
4.8 Integration
4.9 & 4.11 Verification and Validation
Workshop: Verification vs. validation
4.1 Transition
4.12 Operation
4.13 Maintenance
4.14 Disposal
Quiz Questions and summary of Chapter 4
Module 6 14:00 16:30
CHAPTER 5
5.1 Project Planning
Workshop: Technical management processes
5.2 Project Assessment and Control
5.3 Decision Management
Recap: learning points and discussion of progress against objectives.
SEH* Section TOPICS – DAY 3 Start End
Module 7 8:30 10:30
CHAPTER 5 Continued
5.4 Risk Management
5.5 Configuration Management
5.6 Information Management
5.7 Measurement
Module 8 11:00 13:00
CHAPTER 5 Continued
Workshop: Measurement process
5.8 Quality Assurance
Quiz Questions and summary of Chapter 5
CHAPTER 6
Workshop: Agreement processes
Summary of Chapter 6
Module 9 14:00 16:30
CHAPTER 7
A model for the learning organisation
7.1 Life Cycle Model Management
7.2 Infrastructure Management
7.3 Portfolio Management
7.4 Human Resource Management
7.5 Quality Management
7.6 Knowledge Management
Recap: learning points and discussion of progress against objectives.
SEH* Section TOPICS – DAY 4 Start End
Module 10 8:30 10:30
CHAPTER 7 Close out
Workshop: Organizational project-enabling process
Workshop: Comparison of processes
Quiz Questions and summary of Chapter 7
Module 11 11:00 13:00
CHAPTER 8
8 Workshop: Tailoring process
Tailoring
Quiz Questions and summary of Chapter 8
CHAPTER 9
9 Brief overview of cross cutting methods
9.1 Present modelling and simulation
Workshop: Cross-cutting SE methods
Quiz Questions and summary for Chapter 9
Module 12 14:00 16:30
CHAPTER 10
10 Brief overview of specialty engineering
Workshop: Speciality engineering activities
Quiz Questions and summary for Chapter 10
20 QUESTION MOCK EXAM
IN CONCLUSION
To what extent did we meet your objectives?
Feedback forms, certificates, and summary
TOPICS – DAY 5 Start End
Module 13 8:30 10:30
Bonus session if requested
*The INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook (SEH) is the sole source upon which INCOSE Knowledge Exam is based

The primary purpose of the bonus session is for the delegates’ benefit to:

  • re-visit any topics that may need further clarity
  • have additional practice with mock exam questions
  • expand the discussion of systems engineering approaches beyond the material in the handbook
  • discuss how the learning might be applied in the workplace

The session also provides an insurance policy in the event we run behind time due to any unforeseen IT issues during the due to any unforeseen IT issues faced during the course.

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • use the handbook and training materials provided in such a way as to prepare for the accreditation;
  • use the terminology in the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook correctly and with confidence;
  • link the material, approach and methodology to their existing systems engineering knowledge to enhance their systems engineering skills;
  • explain the role of systems engineering on the basis of a project or intervention within their organization;
  • explain the elements of the system life cycle and how they play out across a project;
  • explain the different technical processes that underpin a system;
  • describe the different technical management processes and the role they play in planning, assessing and controlling a system development;
  • describe the agreement and organizational processes and how they influence the system environment;
  • understand and define the tailoring processes at organizational and project levels;
  • appreciate the application of systems engineering in different domains
  • see how cross-cutting systems engineering methods are applied;
  • appreciate the specialty engineering activities and how they support the development of a system;
  • explain how they will be assessed for the SEP accreditation;
  • integrate the knowledge gained during the course into examples from their industry or organization;
  • use the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook V4 as a reference and guide for current and future systems engineering developments;
  • evaluate current and future systems engineering projects in their organization.

With CTI Live-Online delivery, you will gain access to our premium INCOSE Knowledge exam preparation course from the comfort of your own home or office. This is achieved by maintaining a combination of high-quality course materials, expert instruction and significant interaction among all participants to make the learning process effective and enjoyable!

1. Register 

Complete our quick-and-easy registration process for the course of your choice. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with details to help you prepare for the course. You will also receive instructions on how to connect electronically to the course.

2. Setup 

Before your course begins you will be given a download link where you may access retrieve your class files, print any required documents and install and configure the web conferencing software on your device/s.

3. Pre-meeting

Prior to the course, an invitation will be sent to you for a 1-hour pre-meeting which will take place no less than 3 days before the commencement of the course. If you cannot attend this event, please let us know – we will do our best to work out an alternative time for you to connect and ensure all is in order for the course.

During the pre-meeting, we will check that your IT interconnections work as expected and help you get familiar with the learning environment. We will also provide a brief overview of the course so that you know what to expect and outline some recommended pre-reading.

If you run into any trouble, we’re here to help!

4. Join your course 

On each day of the course, you are invited to connect to the virtual conference room 30 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time Here, you will be greeted by your facilitator and the other learners. At the scheduled time, the course then commences!

The timings of the course are as indicated below:

Monday to Thursday

Session 1: 08:30 – 10:30

Session 2: 11:00 – 13:00

Session 3: 14:00 – 16:30

Friday

BONUS SESSION: 11:00 – 13:00

The primary purpose of the bonus session is for the delegates’ benefit to:

  • re-visit any topics that may need further clarity
  • have additional practice with mock exam questions
  • expand the discussion of systems engineering approaches beyond the material in the handbook
  • discuss how the learning might be applied in the workplace

The session also provides an insurance policy in the event we run behind time due to any unforeseen IT issues during the week.

Q: Does the course use pre-recorded training videos?

No, CTI Live-Online delivered training does not contain any pre-recorded training videos. The course is maximizes  the benefits of virtual learning while maintaining the value that arises from interaction between facilitators and delegates. This is unlike any other on-demand course.

Each course provides live training delivered by our expert facilitators in real-time. With CTI Live-Online delivered training, you will be in the classroom virtually, you will see and hear the facilitator, view course graphics, take notes, interact with the facilitator, ask questions, hear other learners’ questions, interact with other learners and take part in the many workshops typically in a group of three or four.

Q: Do I need to download software to participate?

Yes, you will need to download web conferencing software on your chosen device/s. The software is free to download and use.

Q: Is the platform secure?

The web conferencing software has a number of features to ensure that classrooms are secure. CTI is following best practise to ensure the security of our virtual classrooms including enabling the waiting room feature and requiring a password so that only permitted guests join the classroom.

Q: Do I need anything other than the web conferencing software installed, and an internet connection?

We recommend that you maintain a cell phone,  landline, Skype, or WhatsApp link at hand, capable of accepting domestic and international calls.  A contact number will need to be provided during the registration process .

You should also have some means of taking notes and drawing diagrams. For efficiency of time, an A4 or Letter size notepad will probably be best. If you have access to a tablet or phone that allows you to do free-hand sketching, that could be a bonus.

Q: Where is the course facilitator located?

The facilitator delivers the training course live from one of our studios worldwide.

Q: How will I participate and receive assistance?

By using  a microphone/headset or computer audio, you can listen to and speak with your facilitator, while normally being able to see each other and other learners, so getting involved is really easy. Simply ask a question using your microphone, or alternatively, if you prefer to  raise questions/  comments with your facilitator via chat or email.