Price: $2,199.00

Course Number: 915
Length: 3 Days
College Credits: 13
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CSEP Training- Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) Certification- Training Course by Experts in Systems Engineering (Updated based on  INCOSE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING HANDBOOK, version 4.x)

CSEP Training, Become CSEP Certified by attending TONEX CSEP Certification Training and get 13 PE credits. The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) is a highly sought after certification by individuals and companies and for those engineers seeking recognition in the highly competitive field of Systems Engineering for their education, many years of experience, and  skills and knowledge.

INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) Certification: CSEP focused on:

  • Foundation Level CSEP

TONEX’s CSEP Certification Training, a 3–day CSEP Exam Preparation Course goes over important concepts for the 2 hour CSEP exam based on INCOSE manuals.

TONEX’s CSEP Certification Training, an interactive course, will place you in the best position to pass your CSEP examination on the first attempt or you can attend the course again free of charge.

To obtain a CSEP you have to demonstrate your real world experience via a formal application that includes professional references and more. CSEP Certification Training will help you with this process. You also need to pass a two-hour, 120-question, multiple-choice exam. TONEX CSEP certification training course helps you to prepare  certification exam by introducing  the systems engineering principals through INCOSE SE Handbook, which is the basis for the examination. Students will also learn the requirements for a successful CSEP application.

Upon completion of the CSEP Training class, the participant will:

  • Have a good knowledge of the fundamentals of Systems Engineering, including the understanding of systems engineering management and systems engineering processes, from the INCOSE perspective
  • Be well prepared for the CSEP training exam
  • Be able to apply the INCOSE SE Handbook to a project
  • Understand INCOSE CSEP application process

Targets: INCOSE’s CSEP Training certification is targeted towards systems engineers with five or more years of systems engineering work experience. INCOSE also offers an Associate Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP), targeted towards junior/emerging systems engineers and recent college graduates with limited systems engineering work experience.

Why is Systems Engineering Important to the Industry?

Systems Engineering 101 – Role of Systems Engineering and Systems of Systems Engineering: Systems Integration issues in large complex systems: Problem Plane: Nightmare Batteries Plague Dreamliner

Students who lack the work experience required for the CSEP should pursue the ASEP. The CSEP and ASEP certifications share the same examination and application form, so our CSEP Preparation course is equally well suited for both CSEP and ASEP applicants.


Students should have a background in Systems Engineering prior to attending this course. Tonex  CSEP Training  is targeted towards Systems Engineers with five or more years work. CSEPs are certified against experience, education, and knowledge requirements. SE Disciplines Qualifying for SE Experience include:

  • Requirements Engineering
  • Risk and Opportunity Management
  • Baseline Control
  • Technical Planning
  • Technical Effort Assessment
  • Design Development
  • Qualification, Verification, and Validation
  • Process Definition
  • Tool Support
  • Training
  • System Integration
  • Quality Assurance
  • Specialty Engineering

TONEX CSEP Training provides SE professionals with knowledge and tools to prepare for the INCOSE Certification application and exam.

Our experienced instructors work with you, tailoring the Boot Camp content to your needs. We can even conduct Boot Camp onsite at your business! Using real-life examples and interactive exercises, we teach practical ways to maintain your valuable systems engineering principals needs.

TONEX assists the students in completion of the process for certification providing examples of the following forms:

  • Application for Systems Engineering Certification
  • Instruction Letter to References
  • Certification Reference Endorsement Form

Once the application has been approved by INCOSE, TONEX will schedule the course attendees for the exam at one of the Prometric locations. There are no prescheduled group examinations at any events.

CSEP Training




Which Program is Right for Me?

  • One of the benefits of enrolling in TONEX’s INCOSE Certification Training is the personalized assistance we can provide in determining the appropriate certification level based on your career level. All certification levels, with the exception of CSEP, require ongoing INCOSE membership. Below are some general guidelines about certification – contact us today to discuss your unique situation.


Certification Criteria

  • ASSOCIATE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL (ASEP): Systems engineers with less than five years of systems engineering work experience, spanning less than three functional areas.
  • CERTIFIED SYSTEMS ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL (CSEP): Systems engineers possessing more than five years of direct work experience across more than three functional areas, who have professional references that can speak to this experience.
  • EXPERT SYSTEMS ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL (ESEP): Systems engineers with at least 25 years of work experience (20 years if CSEP), professional leadership, and systems engineering accomplishments, substantiated by at least three work-related references.

For other Systems Engineering Training, check the catalog page.


  • CSEP servers the Systems engineering community to create the standard to identify and develop systems engineering professional and establishes a formal, recognized body of knowledge for the systems engineering community
  • For System engineering professionals it provides a portable standard of recognition for attainment of knowledge, education, and experience
  • and for Organizations/institutions, it will play as a universal, industry-approved measure of a professional’s knowledge–achieved through the independent evaluation of relevant tasks, projects, and programs


Upon completion of this intensive course the participants will:

  • Explain Systems and Systems Engineering Processes
  • Describe Requirements Analysis and Requirements Engineering Process
  • Identify Project Processes
  • Describe Enterprise and Agreement Processes
  • List Enabling Systems Engineering Process Activities
  • Explain Systems Engineering Support Activities
  • Explain Specialty Engineering Activities
  • Describe Training Needs Analysis
  • Explain Tailoring Processes
  • Describe Qualification, Verification, and Validation Processes
  • Explain Risk and Opportunity Management
  • Baseline Control
  • Technical Planning
  • Technical Effort Assessment


Systems Engineering (SE) Overview

  • Origin and evolution of systems engineering
  • ANSI/EIA-632 Standards
  • ISO 15288
  • Mapping the systems engineering process onto system life cycles
  • Systems engineering process
  • Systems engineering technical management
  • Risk management
  • Organizational practices
  • Requirements definition process
  • Functional analysis/allocation
  • System architecture synthesis
  • Systems engineering analyses
  • Integration, verification, and validation
  • Human systems engineering
  • Methods for functional analysis and allocation with key supporting Methodologies
  • Decision analysis technique for risk management


  • Technical Processes
  • Project Processes
  • Enterprise and Agreement Processes
  • Enabling Systems Engineering Process Activities
  • Systems Engineering Support Activities
  • Specialty Engineering Activities
  • Tailoring Overview

Technical Processes

  • Stakeholder Requirements Definition Process
  • Requirements Analysis Process
  • Architectural Design Process
  • Implementation Process
  • Integration Process
  • Verification Process
  • Transition Process
  • Validation Process
  • Operation Process
  • Maintenance Process
  • Disposal Process

Introduction to Systems Engineering Management

  • Systems Engineering Process Overview
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Functional Analysis and Allocation
  • Design Synthesis
  • Verification
  • Systems Engineering Process Outputs
  • System Analysis and Control
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Configuration Management
  • Technical Reviews and Audits
  • Trade Studies
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Metrics
  • Risk Management
  • Systems Engineering Planning
  • Systems engineering determines what SHOULD BE
  • What Systems Engineering Contributes
  • Relation to Project Management
  • Systems Engineering Discovery

Primer on Systems Engineering Activities

  • State the Problem
  • Investigate Alternatives
  • Model the Systems
  • Integrate
  • Launch the System
  • Assess Performance
  • Re-evaluate
  • Variations

Important Concepts of Systems Engineering

  • Pragmatic Principles
  • Know the Problem, the Customer, and the Consumer
  • Use Effectiveness Criteria Based on Needs to Make System Decisions
  • Establish and Manage Requirements
  • Identify and Assess Alternatives so as to Converge on a Solution
  • Verify and Validate Requirements and Solution Performance
  • Maintain the Integrity of the System
  • Use an Articulated and Documented Process
  • Manage against a Plan

Systems Engineering Processes

  • Highway Design Life Cycle Process Model
  • Vee Model of Systems Engineering Design and Integration
  • Decomposition and Definition
  • Integration and Verification
  • Tufts’ Systems Engineering Process Model
  • Plowman’s Model of the Systems Engineering Process
  • Traditional System Development Life Cycle Model of the U.S. DoD and NASA
  • Traditional Life Cycle Model Detailed
  • Competency Development of SE Practitioners
  • The SE Practitioner
  • Essential Practices
  • SE Competencies
  • SE Competency Levels
  • SE Competency Development

SE Process Capability Assessment

  • SE Process Improvement
  • Models
  • Levels of Capability/Maturity
  • Measurement of Capability/Maturity
  • Continuous Format
  • Staged Format
  • Sources of Information on Capability
  • The Frameworks Quagmire
  • Notions of Process Capability Assessment



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