ISO IEC 24773-3 pdf – Software and systems engineering — Certification of software and systems engineering professionals — Part 3: Systems engineering
5.3.2 Reference body of knowledge
The reference BOK is the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook2, which describes the followingknowledge areas (i.e., processes, methods and activities) in systems engineering:
a) Generic Life Cycle Stages
b) Agreement ProcessescTechnical Processes
d) Technical Management Processes
e) Organizational Project Enabling Processes
fTailoring process and Application of Systems Engineeringg)Cross-Cutting Systems Engineering Methods
h) Specialty Engineering Activities
Refer to Annex A-for elaboration of these knowledge areas.See Table A.22.214.171.124Alternate body of knowledge
lf the scheme contains another BOK(i.e.”alternative BOK”) other than the reference BOK identified in5.3.2, the knowledge areas of the alternate BOK identified in the scheme shall be mapped to knowledgeareas of the reference BOK. The scheme shall demonstrate that the alternative BOK covers the scope ofthe reference BOK as defined by the knowledge areas in 5.3.2, with rationale supporting any reductionin depth of coverage.
5.3.4 other technical knowledge
Where additional technical knowledge is required by the professional targeted by the scheme, beyondthe core systems engineering knowledge defined in the reference BOK, the scheme shall define it, andaddress these topics with an additional or augmented BOK.
The other elements of the scheme (statement of target professionals; their typical tasks; skills; andcompetencies) should be consistent with the expanded knowledge requirements of the scheme.
5.3.5 Domain knowledge
ln addition to the knowledge of system engineering, the scheme may address domain knowledge whichis appropriate to the defined scope of the certification. That is,when a certification scheme targetsprofessionals to be certified in systems engineering operating in a particular domain (industry ortechnical domain), it shall include knowledge items and knowledge content for that domain in thescheme’s BOK (ISO/IEC 24773-1:2019,126.96.36.199).
The scheme shall document all related domain specific knowledge and any differences or distinctionsfrom the reference BOK.
5.3.6verification of knowledge
The scheme shall document the method for verifying an applicant’s understanding of the BOK.Understanding of the reference BOK may be examined by prescribed testing or accredited coursework.
5.4.1ldentification of skills
The scheme shall identify and define the specific skills by a professional to be certified in systemsengineering.These may be drawn from the following list of skills:
a) Requirements Engineering
b) System and Decision Analysisc) Architecture/ Design Developmentd) Systems Integration
e) Verification and validation
f)System Operation and Maintenanceg)Technical Planning
h) Technical Monitoring and Controli)Acquisition and Supply
i)Information and Configuration Managementk) Risk and 0pportunity Management
l)Lifecycle Process Definition and Managementm) Specialty Engineering
n) Organizational Project Enabling Activities
Refer to Annex B-for elaboration of these skills.See Table B.188.8.131.52Assessment of skills
The scheme shall document the method for assessment of the skills identified in 5.4.1.This may includeany combination of the methods cited in ISO/IEC 24773-1:2019,5.6.
The scheme shall define measures for depth and breadth of coverage of the identified skill sets neededto be demonstrated to certify a professional systems engineer.
The scheme shall identify systems engineering specific competencies required for the target SEprofessional. These may be drawn from the competencies defined in the INCOSE Systems EngineeringCompetency Framework3 or an equivalent framework. These competencies are grouped into thefollowing competency areas: