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Requirements Engineering - Foundation Level


Certification course for the qualification of IREB „Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering - Foundation Level“.

Subjects that will be discussed:

  • System boundaries (scope) and context
  • Determine, model and manage Requirements
  • Working with Stakeholders

Course details





Certification (optional)

Certified by

Schlieren ZH 3 days CHF 2200 CHF 330 
booked through Zühlke
Online (remote live) 3 days CHF 2200 self-booking through participant SAQ (Switzerland)
ISQI  International)


Course overview

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.

Target group

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 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 can also be taken online. Registration is the responsibility of the participants.
We recommend the following certification authorities:

Switzerland: SAQ -  Swiss Association for Quality 
International: iSQI - International Software Quality Institute

Subscribe for public classes

13.09.2021 - 15.09.2021 Online

The course is based on the latest IREB syllabus - Version 3.0.

The price includes course materials and access to the online course.
Certification is extra and participants can choose which organisation they want to sign-up for the exam.

Participants outside of Switzerland can ask to be billed in EUR (actual exchange rate).
Members of selected organisations (SwissICT, etc.) benefit from discounted rates. Discounts are not cumulative.

3  Days
09:00 - 17:00


15.11.2021 - 17.11.2021 Zurich

This course is based on the new IREB syllabus version 3.0

The price includes course materials, course book, snacks, lunch and beverages.
Members of selected organisations (SwissICT, etc.) benefit from discounted rates. Discounts are not cumulative.

Certification: CHF 330.- / Swiss Association for Quality (SAQ)

3  Days
09:00 - 17:00

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