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March 16, 2011: Panel: Understanding the INCOSE SE Professional Certification Program

by Communications Team on March 18, 2011  •   Print This Post Print This Post   •   

Paul MartinThe meeting started with Paul Martin giving an overview of INCOSE’s Systems Engineering Certification program. He only got as far as explaining the various Multi-Level Certifications offered by INCOSE before Don York, Programs Director, intervened in order to provide time for the panel members to explain their experience with INCOSE Certifications.  Dave Alldredge, CSEP, and Ken Zemrowski, CSEP, both review INCOSE  Certification applications. They provided tips on creating an application to help the reviewers. Mike Berendt, ASEP, actually isn’t a Systems Engineer but an Executive level Program Manager. He took the Certification exam to show with the right preparation of class time and studying will get you through. He feels once these SE Certifications take off, in the same way the PMI Program Management Certifications have, then having a SE certification will be a real individual discriminator for a person’s career. Dave Fadeley, ESEP, explained what he did to obtain the Expert Systems Engineer designation.   Steve Sutton, CSEP, explained how his Certification differs from his Professional Engineer license.  The entire panel had great information to share and the audience of almost 50 was very appreciative of the material.

Although Paul didn’t finish his presentation you can still see what he would have shown, such as how to prepare for the Exam, by

>>Downloading his presentation HERE<<

2011 March Panelist
The Panelist included: Dave Alldredge,CSEP; Mike Berendt, ASEP; Dave Fadeley, ESEP; Steve Sutton,CSEP; and Ken Zemrowski, CSEP..

This meeting really emphasized the importance of getting an INCOSE Systems Engineering Certification, be it an ASEP, CSEP or ESEP.  So check out the INCOSE website on the Certification details and check out the Chesapeake Chapter website Education page for information on Certification exam preparation classes in the area.

In light of this month’s theme we’d like to honor those CSEPs that belong to our Chapter:

  • David Biddinger, KaRDS Cyber Solutions, LLC
  • John L. Bielat, SAIC
  • Erik R. Devito, Serco-NA, Inc.
  • Bernard F. Dittman, Northrop Grumman
  • Chery L. Garrison, Northrop Grumman
  • Lance W. Harvey, Tech Team Government
  • Kari J. Lippert, DoD
  • Paul B. Martin, Serco-NA, Inc.
  • Robert D. Middleton, DTI Associates, Inc.
  • Thomas Rosencranz, Advantage Engineering
  • Rich Schramke, Northrop Grumman
  • Stephen J. Sutton, TASC, Inc.
  • Viyaya L. Venatesh, Independent Consultant
  • Loren M. Walker, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Donald M. York, TASC, Inc


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