Overview of ASQ's Certification in Software Quality Engineering (CSQE)


Quality Week 2002


2002 Quality Week Conference

Abstract: For 2002, the American Society for Quality (ASQ), a not-for-profit professional society, has restructured and updated the Body of Knowledge (BOK) used for their Certification in Software Quality Engineering (CSQE). The Tutorial describes the content of the updated BOK, highlights the changes, and covers the following topics:

  • Certification Requirements
  • Levels Of Cognition (from Bloom’s Taxonomy, 1956)

The Subject Areas of the CSQE 2002 Body of Knowledge are:

  • General Knowledge, Conduct, and Ethics
  • Software Quality Management
  • Software Engineering Processes
  • Program and Project Management
  • Software Metrics, Measurement, and Analytical Methods
  • Software Verification and Validation (V&V)
  • Software Configuration Management
  • Examples Of Performance Skill Levels
  • Mapping Of Performance Levels To Job Requirements
  • Describing Individual Performance Levels

The emphasis of the tutorial is on mapping knowledge and skill areas into performance measures. By identifying relevant skill areas and performance measures, the quality engineering team can understand what levels of performance are expected and what levels of performance are being shown. Only a brief BOK topical overview is presented, since defining of all the topics in the CSQE BOK in detail would take more time than is available in a one day tutorial.

Presented at 2002 Software Quality Week (QW)

2002 CSQE BOK Slides (6 up) floppy disk 2002 CSQE BOK Slides (2 up) floppy disk 2002 CSQE BOK Paper


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