The course content is based on the international IREB syllabus for the certificate “Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering - Foundation Level”. You will acquire a solid understanding and practical knowledge of the basic concepts and methods of requirements engineering and will learn basics and best practices that apply equally to all domains; e.g. embedded systems, systems critical to security or classic information systems. Great emphasis is placed on applying and practicing widely used methods for the development, documentation and testing of requirements. This course lays the foundation of knowledge needed for other, more advanced training such as CPRE Advanced Level “Requirements Elicitation and Consolidation” and “Requirements Modeling”.
Upon completion of this course, you will have gained an understanding of the basic motivation for requirements engineering and its role in the overall context of a project. You will have a sound knowledge of how to elicit, analyse, specify, consolidate, document, test and manage requirements. You will also be familiar with the main methods for each of these activities and with criteria for selecting the best approach for any given project.
The course is intended for beginners who have already come into contact with software and systems engineering in their work, but who lack basic theoretical knowledge of requirements engineering. Although participants are not required to have a degree in computer science, they should have a basic understanding for software development.
IREB CPRE Certification
Course participants have the possibility to register for the IREB CPRE Foundation Level certification exam. The exam consists of 45 multiple choice questions and takes 75 minutes. No aids are allowed during the examination. The examination is considered passed if at least 70% of the points have been achieved.
- Face-to-face certification exam
At the end of the third day, the certification exam will be conducted on-site by the Swiss Association for Quality (SAQ)
- Online certification exam
The IREB certification exam is optional and can be taken online.
Registration is the responsibility of the participants and can be done directly through the website of Swiss Association for Quality