IREB CPRE Advanced Level Online

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10. Jul 2024
12. Jul 2024
09:00 - 17:30 (CET)
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Preparation for the CPRE Advanced Level Exam
Practitioner und Specialist

Live Online Seminar (German only)

Goals of the IREB Certification as Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (AL)

“Successful requirements engineering as a prerequisite for successful projects requires the consistent application of appropriate methods, processes and tools.”

And this is exactly where many projects fail. It is about getting the important things done in the right way. Both are equally important. The correct handling of requirements is the basis for the success or failure of projects.

Your Trainer

Rudolf Siebenhofer is the owner of SieITMCi Siebenhofer.Consulting e.U. and longtime partner of microTOOL. He has 35 years of experience in software development and project management for software and system developments in various industries (e.g. telecommunications, automotive, medical technology, energy supply, airlines). He is chairman of the association coopPSE – Association for Information Technology, lecturer at the Institutes for Applied Computer Science and Computer Systems at the University of Klagenfurt since 2003, and was CEO of Siemens PSE (Nanjing) Co., Ltd. until 2010. He is Certified Professional Requirements Engineer (AL), Certified Professional for Software Architecture, Certified Business Trainer, Certified IT Court Expert, PSD I, PSM I, PSPO I, PSK I according to Scrum.org.
Rudolf Siebenhofer

Requirements Management

Therefore, the central topic of the seminar is: How can requirements for projects and systems be managed effectively and efficiently throughout the entire product lifecycle

In this three-day seminar

  • you will learn about and apply advanced approaches for managing requirements in projects over the entire lifecycle.
  • you will learn advanced methods for attributing, evaluating and prioritizing requirements. Get an introduction to suitable processes for comprehensive and sustainable management of requirements including metrics.
  • you learn to consider suitable methods and techniques for the management of requirements changes and the traceability of requirements, as they are mandatory in certain domains – e.g. for safety-relevant systems – through standards.
  • gain insight into suitable tools for systematic requirements management.

The seminar provides you with the knowledge and competencies for certification as a “Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering” according to the training standard of the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) for Advanced Level Requirements Management.

Content

Teaching of all contents of the IREB syllabus CPRE Advanced Level Requirements Management Version 2.0 from 01.07.2022.

  • Broader view of requirements engineering compared to Foundation Level (definition, tasks, goals, benefits)
  • Processes of requirements management
  • Relevant norms/standards
  • Requirements information models representation forms/levels
  • Attribution and views of requirements (design, usage, optimizations)
  • Management of changes
  • Evaluation / prioritization of requirements
  • Version and change management (configurations, baselines, branches)
  • Management of variants/product lines
  • Reporting and key figures
  • Management of RE processes
  • Requirements management in agile projects
  • Tools and their use in requirements management

Requirements Modeling

Another main topic of the seminar is (extension of the Foundation Level): How can requirements for projects and systems be developed / described effectively and efficiently with graphical models.

In this three-day seminar you will get to know and learn to apply the extended procedures for modeling (functional) requirements in projects.

  • Introduction to the basics of requirements modeling
  • Advanced methods for requirements modeling with graphical models.
  • Different forms of context modeling – basics and data flow-oriented modeling
  • Modeling of information structures – Modeling of classes, attributes and data types
  • Modeling with dynamic views of requirements – Use case modeling, data and control flow-oriented modeling, state modeling
  • Modeling of scenarios with sequence diagrams and communication diagrams.

The seminar provides the knowledge and competencies for the certification as “Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering” according to the training standard of the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) for Advanced Level Modeling.

Content

Teaching of all the contents of the IREB CPRE Advanced Level Modeling Version 3.0 from 01.07.2022.

  • Broader view of requirements engineering compared to Foundation Level (definition, tasks, goals, benefits, fields of application, languages).
  • Benefits of requirements modeling and quality criteria.
  • Relevant norms / standards for graphical modeling – UML/SysML
  • Requirements Information Models representation forms/layers/views/diagrams/scenarios
  • Heuristics for requirements modeling.
  • Testing of requirements models.
  • Generation of documents from requirements models.
  • Simulations of models (especially for business process requirements – BPMN).
  • Requirements modeling in a team
  • Tools and their use in requirements modeling. Advantages of suitable tools compared to modeling without specific tools.

Requirements Elicitation

The third central topic of the seminar is (extension of the Foundation Level): How to effectively and efficiently elicit and align (consolidate) requirements for projects and systems with stakeholders.

In this three-day seminar, you will learn and apply the extended procedures for the elicitation and coordination (consolidation) of requirements with stakeholders in projects.

  • Concepts for the structured planning of requirements elicitation
  • Skills of the requirements engineer in the area of elicitation and consolidation (soft skills)
  • Getting to know different sources of requirements and learning the right way to deal with different sources of requirements (DIN EN ISO 9241-210:2010)
  • Different investigation techniques; questioning techniques, observation techniques, creativity techniques, other supporting techniques
  • Consolidation techniques and especially techniques for analyzing and resolving conflicts related to requirements management.

The seminar provides the knowledge and competencies for certification as a “Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering” according to the training standard of the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) for Advanced Level Elicitation.

Content

Teaching of all contents of the IREB CPRE Advanced Level Elicitation Version 3.0 from 01.07.2022.

  • Broader view of requirements engineering compared to Foundation Level (soft skills required for requirements analysts).
  • Communication models: Schulz von Thun, P. Watzlawick, F. Glasl and their application in requirements engineering when communicating with stakeholders.
  • Dealing with different sources of requirements; classification of stakeholders, persona concept, ISO 9241-210 as a user-centered process model.
  • Selecting and correctly using elicitation techniques. (Interview, questionnaire, observation, user stories etc.)
  • Consolidation techniques to align requirements and identify and eliminate conflicts.
  • Analytical consolidation techniques, utility analysis.

IREB CPRE Advanced Level Zertifizierung

CPRE Advanced Level Practitioner

The exam questions refer to the material of the Advanced Level syllabus of the respective module. The exams consist of multiple-choice questions and the exam takes 75 minutes. Upon request, the exam time can be extended by 15 minutes for non-native speakers. To pass the exam, at least 70% of the total score must be achieved.

The number of questions depends on the module:

CPRE AL Requirements Elicitation: approx. 45 questions

CPRE AL Requirements Management: approx. 45 questions

CPRE AL Requirements Modeling: approx. 20 questions

We offer this online exam together with Certible OG an. Alternatively, you can take this exam at another certification provider of your choice. For more information, please refer to the exam regulations of IREB.

For the certification by Certible OG you will receive a voucher from us. You can determine the examination date yourself. In order to be examined online, you have to agree that Certible takes your exam via webcam. You also need a stable broadband internet connection and Google Chrome or Firefox in a current version.

The examination fee is 280,- EUR plus VAT
After passing the exam you will receive your certificate from:

Certible OG

CPRE Advanced Level Specialist

The examination for the CPRE Advanced Level – Specialist consists of a written elaboration on given topics (task) of the respective module. The exam is passed if at least 60% of the total score is achieved. The written paper must be prepared independently and according to generally accepted scientific criteria.

The size of the written paper (11 pt font size, 2.5 cm margin, single line spacing, DIN A4) varies line spacing, DIN A4) varies according to the module:

Requirements Elicitation: min. 10 pages (recommended), max. 20 pages (obligatory)

Requirements Management: min. 10 pages (recommended), max. 20 pages (mandatory)

Requirements Modeling: min. 15 pages (recommended), max. 25 pages (mandatory)

We offer this online exam together with Certible OG. The paper will be assessed by an IREB accredited assessor within a maximum of six weeks. Alternatively, you can take this exam at another certification provider of your choice. Further information can be found in the exam regulation of the CPRE Advanced Level Specialist of IREB.

The examination fee is 450,- EUR plus VAT

Price

Participation fee:  1.290,- EUR (plus VAT)
per participant

Retaking the CPRE Exam Preparation

In case you do not pass the exam despite your participation in the microTOOL exam preparation for the Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering – Advanced Level Practitioner and/or Specialist, you may repeat the seminar at microTOOL on one of the future dates free of charge.

Registration for the Seminar „CPRE – Advanced Level“