Software Engineering Institute Courses

SEI certification exams

  1. CMMI v1.2 Upgrade Exam for Instructors
  2. CMMI v1.2 Upgrade Exam for Lead Appraisers
  3. CMMI v1.2 Instructor Entry Exam
  4. SEI-Certified PSP Developer
  5. Intermediate Concepts of CMMI v 1.2 exam
  6. Scampi LA Certification exam
  7. CMMI-SVC Authorization/Certification Exam
  8. SAPP Exam (SADA course pre-req/Software Architecture certificate)
  9. SAPP Exam for Instructor Candidates
  10. Scampi HM LA Entry exam
  11. Scampi Lead Appraiser Certification exam
  12. CMMI-ACQ Authorization/Certification exam
  13. CERT – Certified Computer Security Incident Handler Exam

Course 1: Intro to CMMI ver 1.2

AUDIENCE

  • product developers and process implementers
  • anyone interested in learning about CMMI

PREREQUISITES

  • There are no prerequisites for this course.

TOPICS

  1. Introduction
  2. Model-based process improvement
  3. Overview of CMMI components
  4. Institutionalization
  5. Process areas of CMMI-DEV models
  6. Structure of the continuous and staged representations

OBJECTIVES
Successful completion of this course will enable participants to

  • describe the components of CMMI-DEV models and their relationships
  • discuss the process areas
  • describe the model content

COURSE WORK

  • Reading homework is required the first and second evenings of the course.

Course Materials
On the first day of the course, participants will receive CMMI®: Guidelines for Process Integration and Product Improvement, Second Edition, and a course notebook with copies of the course slides.

LOGISTICS
Class Schedule
This 3-day course meets at the following times:
Days 1-3, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Course 2: Intermediate Concepts of CMMI Ver 1.2

AUDIENCE

  • candidate lead appraisers for the SCAM
  • PI Appraisal Method candidate instructors interested in teaching the Introduction to CMMI course
  • systems and sof

tware engineers, process group (SEPG, EPG) personnel and others who need more in-depth knowledge of CMMI models

PREREQUISITES

  • Before registering for this course, participants must meet the requirements documented in the Intermediate CMMI Version 1.2 prerequisites document
  • complete an SEI-authorized offering of an Introduction to CMMI course
  • successfully complete the CMMI Version 1.2 Upgrade Training (if the Introduction to CMMI course that you attended was based on CMMI Version 1.1)
  • complete a minimum of ninety days of self study following the completion of the Introduction to CMMI course
  • Be able to read, write, and speak understandable English. You will not pass this course if you cannot demonstrate this requirement. * We strongly recommend that you provide your TOEFL score as demonstration of this prerequisite.

Throughout the course, you will be required to present and discuss technical concepts in English.

  • Successful completion of this course is dependent on your class participation and presentations that will be evaluated for skill and comprehension.

NOTE: There are no substitutions for this course. Please review SEI Course Terms and Conditions at http://www.sei.cmu.edu/products/courses/terms.html regarding substitutions and transfers.

TOPICS

  1. CMMI architecture and product suite
  2. understanding and comparing CMMI model representations
  3. generic goals and practices
  4. CMMI model components
  5. equivalent staging
  6. all CMMI-DEV process areas
  7. higher maturity and capability concepts
  8. IPPD additions
  9. overview of the SCAMPI appraisal method

OBJECTIVES
This course will help participants to

  • establish links from their past model use and experiences to CMMI models
  • understand relationships among model components, including both staged and continuous model representations
  • understand how to interpret and apply CMMI models effectively
  • share, learn, and exchange ideas with other course participants

LOGISTICS

Class Schedule
This 5-day course meets at the following times:
Days 1-4, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Day 5, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Course 3: SCAMPI Lead Appriaser Training

AUDIENCE

  • software engineering managers and practitioners
  • systems engineering managers and practitioners
  • engineering process group (e.g., EPG, SEPG) members
  • process consultants

PREREQUISITES

  • Before registering for this course, participants must
  • ensure that their organizations have applied to become transition partners for SCAMPI appraisal services, have been accepted, and have signed the applicable Carnegie Mellon University/SEI agreement
  • have a signed Code of Professional Conduct for SEI Services in place
  • have successfully completed the application process to become a SCAMPI Lead Appraiser that consists of
  • participation as an appraisal team member on at least two SCAMPI A appraisals or on one SCAMPI A appraisal and two SCAMPI B or C appraisals within the prior 24 months
  • at least ten years of project management and engineering experience in systems or software engineering
  • a minimum of two years of experience managing technical personnel
  • an advanced degree in a related technical area or equivalent experience
  • have successfully completed the Introduction to CMMI course
  • have successfully completed the Intermediate Concepts of CMMI course
  • have successfully completed the CMMI Version 1.2 Upgrade Training (if the Intermediate Concepts of CMMI course that you attended was based on CMMI Version 1.1)

TOPICS

  1. using the CMMI V1.2 Product Suite
  2. SCAMPI V1.2 method requirements
  3. prerequisite knowledge for team leaders
  4. features of the SCAMPI V1.2 method
  5. skills and abilities of the team leader
  6. forming and managing a team
  7. using practice implementation indicators
  8. data collection and verification techniques

OBJECTIVES
This course will help participants to

  • practice the skills and abilities critical to success as a SCAMPI A Lead Appraiser
  • build proficiency with the methods used by SCAMPI A Lead Appraisers

COURSE WORK
Pre-work will be assigned that must be completed before the start of the course. Homework assignments are given in class, including documenting a SCAMPI appraisal plan.

Course Materials
Before the start of the course, participants will receive the SCAMPI Method Definition Document and course pre-work. On the first day of the course, participants will receive a participant's guide and a CD-based kit containing materials needed to plan and conduct a SCAMPI appraisal.

LOGISTICS

Class Schedule
This 5-day course meets at the following times:

Days 1-4, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Day 5, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Course 4: Understanding CMMI High Maturity Practices

AUDIENCE

  • Engineering process group (e.g., SEPGSM, EPG) members
  • Professionals interested in applying high maturity concepts
  • Professionals interested in how CMMI and Six Sigma complement each other
  • SCAMPI Lead AppraisersSM and SCAMPISM B&C Team Leaders
  • Appraisal team members
  • CMMI instructors

PREREQUISITES

  • Before registering for this course, participants must have successfully completed the Introduction to CMMI course (Version 1.1 with upgrade or Version 1.2)

TOPICS

  1. Introduction
  2. Context for High Maturity
  3. Statistical Thinking
  4. Enablers for High Maturity
  5. Implementing Organizational Process Performance (OPP)
  6. Implementing Quantitative Project Management (QPM)
  7. Implementing Causal Analysis and Resolution (CAR)
  8. Implementing Organizational Innovation and Deployment (OID)
  9. Tying It All Together

OBJECTIVES
This course will help participants to

  • interpret level 4 and 5 practices with greater understanding and consistency
  • understand and apply high maturity concepts
  • understand what organizations must achieve to be considered "high maturity"
  • understand how CMMI, TSP, and Six Sigma relate and can work together
  • effectively and efficiently address the business objectives of improvement

Course Materials
On the first day of the course, participants receive the following materials:

  • Understanding Variation: The Key to Managing Chaos
  • Measuring the Software Process
  • Pocket Guide to Advanced Six Sigma Tools
  • Course notebook

LOGISTICS

Class Schedule
This 4-day course meets at the following times:
Days 1-3, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Day 4, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Course 5: Intro to PCMM

AUDIENCE

executives, managers, human resources staff and professionals who are involved in improving workforce management practices or managing technical professionals
those involved with human capital management or planning
engineering process group (e.g., EPG, SEPG) members
potential sponsors of process improvement activities
those who want to qualify for SCAMPI with People CMM Team Training or SCAMPI with People CMM Lead Appraiser Training
those who aspire to be managers of technical professionals

PREREQUISITES
There are no prerequisites for this course.

TOPICS

understanding and using the People CMM Framework
common threads in the People CMM Model
process area interrelationships
interpretation of People CMM practices
process improvement infrastructure
appraisals using the People CMM
how others have benefited from using the People CMM
the future of the People CMM

OBJECTIVES
This course will help participants to

understand how each process area is designed
understand the structure of the People CMM and the value of the People CMM Framework
understand how to apply the People CMM Framework in different types of organizations
evaluate whether an organization's existing workforce practices accomplish the goals of each process area
understand how managers and organizations behave at each of the five maturity levels in the model
understand how an organization can use the People CMM Framework to collaboratively evolve its workforce practices

COURSE WORK
Reading homework is required the first and second evenings of the course.

Course Materials
On the first day of the course, participants will receive the book The People Capability Maturity Model, Guidelines for Improving the Workforce, a course notebook, and companion exercises.

LOGISTICS

Class Schedule
This 3-day course meets at the following times:

Days 1-2, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Day 3, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Course 6: Intermediate concepts of PCMM

AUDIENCE

those who wish to become SCAMPI with People CMM lead appraisers
those who are interested in becoming an SEI-authorized Introduction to the People CMM instructor
those who need more in-depth knowledge of the People CMM

PREREQUISITES
Before registering for this course, participants must

meet the prerequisites outlined in the prerequisites document
complete an SEI-authorized offering of the Introduction to the People CMM Course
complete a minimum of ninety days of self study following the completion of the Introduction to the People CMM course
have experience using the model (e.g., serving on a human capital team, human resources or management team, or people process group; mapping People CMM to an organization's processes; or serving as a member of an appraisal team)
carefully study the full content of the People CMM model, Version 2.0, or The People Capability Maturity Model: Guidelines for Improving the Workforce
complete and submit assigned exercises before attending the course; the assignment will require 4-6 hours of work, and instructions will be supplied
Be able to read, write, and speak understandable English. You will not pass this course if you cannot demonstrate this requirement. We strongly recommend that you provide your TOEFL score as demonstration of this prerequisite. Throughout the course, you will be required to present and discuss technical concepts in English. Successful completion of this course is dependent on your class participation and presentations that will be evaluated for skill and comprehension.
NOTE: There are no substitutions for this course. Please review SEI Course Terms and Conditions at http://www.sei.cmu.edu/products/courses/terms.html regarding substitutions and transfers.

TOPICS

the People CMM Product Suite
understanding the model
model components
measurements
competencies
overview of the SCAMPI for People CMM appraisal method

OBJECTIVES
Successful completion of this course will enable participants to

establish links from real-life experiences to the People CMM
understand relationships among model components
understand how to effectively interpret and apply the People CMM
share, learn, and exchange ideas with other course participants

LOGISTICS

Class Schedule
This 5-day course meets at the following times:
Days 1-4, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Day 5, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Course 7: PCMM Instructor training

AUDIENCE

those who are interested in becoming an SEI-authorized Introduction to the People CMM instructor

PREREQUISITES

have completed the application process to become an authorized Introduction to the People CMM instructor
have signed a Code of Professional Conduct for SEI Services document
have successfully completed an SEI-authorized Introduction to the People CMM Course
have successfully completed the Intermediate Concepts of People CMM course
You MUST be able to read, write, and speak understandable English. You will not pass this course if you cannot demonstrate this requirement. We strongly recommend that you provide your TOEFL score as demonstration of this prerequisite.

Throughout the course, you will be required to present technical concepts in English. Successful completion of this course is dependent upon your class participation and presentations that will be evaluated for skill and comprehension.

TOPICS

instructor authorization process
about the Introduction to the People CMM course
adult learning
People CMM key concepts
using the People CMM model
Introduction to the People CMM course exercises

OBJECTIVES
Successful completion of this course will enable participants to

present and facilitate the Introduction to the People CMM course using common guidelines for interpreting the People CMM model
demonstrate an in-depth understanding of People CMM model content

COURSE WORK
Pre-work will be assigned that must be completed before the start of the course.

Participants must teach Introduction to the People CMM modules as part of the course, which typically requires preparation outside of class.

Course Materials
One-month prior to the course, participants will receive a study guide and course materials.

LOGISTICS

Class Schedule
This 3-day course meets at the following times:
Days 1-3, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (U.S locations)

Course 8: SCAMPI with PCMM Lead Appraiser training

AUDIENCE

engineering process group (e.g., EPG, SEPG) members
process consultants
human resource professionals
human capital professionals
organization development professionals
systems engineering managers and practitioners
software engineering managers and practitioners

PREREQUISITES

ensure that their organizations have applied to become transition partners for SCAMPI appraisal services, have been accepted, and have signed the applicable Carnegie Mellon University/SEI agreement
have a signed Code of Professional Conduct for SEI Services in place
have successfully completed the authorization process to become a SCAMPI with People CMM Lead Appraiser that consists of:
participation as an appraisal team member on at least one SCAMPI A appraisal with People CMM or on one SCAMPI A with CMMI appraisal and two SCAMPI B or C appraisals within the prior 24 months
at least ten years of project management and engineering experience in systems, software engineering, or human resources and organizational development
a minimum of two years of experience managing technical personnel
an advanced degree in a related technical or business area or have equivalent experience
have successfully completed the Introduction to the People CMM course
have successfully completed the Intermediate Concepts of the People CMM course

TOPICS

using the People CMM Product Suite
SCAMPI V1.2 method requirements
prerequisite knowledge for team leaders
features of the SCAMPI V1.2 method
skills and abilities of the team leader
forming and managing a team
using practice implementation indicators
data collection and verification techniques

OBJECTIVES
This course will help participants to

practice the skills and abilities critical to success as a SCAMPI A with People CMM Lead Appraiser
build proficiency with the methods used by SCAMPI A Lead Appraisers

COURSE WORK
Pre-work will be assigned that must be completed before the start of the course. Homework assignments are given in class, including documenting a SCAMPI with People CMM appraisal plan.

Course Materials
Before the start of the course, participants will receive the SCAMPI Method Definition Document, SCAMPI with People CMM Implementation Guidance Techical Note and course pre-work. On the first day of the course, participants will receive a participant's guide and a CD-based kit containing materials needed to plan and conduct a SCAMPI with People CMM appraisal.

LOGISTICS

Class Schedule
This 5-day course meets at the following times:

Days 1-4, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (non-U.S. locations)
Day 5, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (non-U.S. locations)

Course 9: CMMI Ver 1.2 Instructor Training

AUDIENCE

software engineering managers and practitioners
systems engineering managers and practitioners
engineering process group (e.g., EPG, SEPG) members
process consultants

PREREQUISITES

have completed the application process to become an authorized Introduction to CMMI Version 1.2 course instructor. The application package includes the following:
applicant's resume showing that the applicant meets the teaching, technical, and model experience and skills requirements
have successfully completed the Instructor Training entrance examination. The purpose of this examination is to determine if you are adequately prepared to attend the course. Additional details about the exam (topic areas covered, question format, etc.) are included in the CMMI Instructor Training Study Guide. The exam fee is $250. Additional information about the entry exam can be found at www.sei.cmu.edu/products/courses/exam_p37b.html
SEI Partner's sponsorship form for the applicant (This form can be found at http://www.sei.cmu.edu/partners/forms.html.)
signed Code of Professional Conduct for SEI Services document
have successfully completed an Introduction to CMMI course
have successfully completed the Intermediate Concepts of CMMI course
have successfully completed the CMMI Version 1.2 Upgrade Training (if the Intermediate Concepts of CMMI course that you attended was based on CMMI Version 1.1)
You MUST be able to read, write, and speak understandable English. You will not pass this course if you cannot demonstrate this requirement. We strongly recommend that you provide your TOEFL score as demonstration of this prerequisite. Throughout the course, you will be required to present technical concepts in English. Successful completion of this course is dependent upon your class participation and presentations that will be evaluated for skill and comprehension.

TOPICS

instructor authorization process
about the Introduction to CMMI course
adult learning
CMMI key concepts
selecting and using CMMI models
model equivalency
Introduction to CMMI Version 1.2 course exercises

OBJECTIVES
This course will help participants to

present and facilitate the Introduction to CMMI Version 1.2 course using common guidelines for interpreting CMMI models
demonstrate an in-depth understanding of model content

COURSE WORK
Pre-work will be assigned that must be completed before the start of the course. Participants must teach Introduction to CMMI Version 1.2 modules as part of the course, which typically requires preparation outside of class.

Course Materials
On the first day of the course, participants will receive a CMMI Version 1.2 Instructor Training Notebook.

LOGISTICS

Class Schedule
This 3-day course meets at the following times:

Days 1-3, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Course 10 : Scampi B and C Team Leader training

AUDIENCE

individuals interested in leading SCAMPI B and SCAMPI C appraisals
process improvement consultants
software and systems engineering managers and practitioners
engineering process group members

PREREQUISITES
Before registering for this course, participants must

ensure that they will be sponsored by organizations that have applied to become transition partners for SCAMPI appraisal services, have been accepted, and have signed the applicable Carnegie Mellon University/SEI agreement
have a signed Code of Professional Conduct for SEI Services in place
have successfully completed the application process to become a SCAMPI B&C Team Leader that consists of
participation as an appraisal team member on at least two SCAMPI A appraisals, two SCAMPI B appraisals, or one SCAMPI A appraisal and one SCAMPI B appraisal within the prior 24 months
at least ten years of project management and engineering experience in systems or software engineering
a minimum of two years of experience managing technical personnel
an advanced degree in a related technical area or equivalent experience
have successfully completed the Introduction to CMMI course
have successfully completed the Intermediate Concepts of CMMI course
have successfully completed the CMMI Version 1.2 Upgrade Training (if the Intermediate Concepts of CMMI course that you attended was based on CMMI Version 1.1)

TOPICS

SCAMPI B and SCAMPI C method requirements
features of the SCAMPI B and SCAMPI C methods
the Competency Lifecycle Framework for CMMI-Based Professional Certifications
skills and abilities of the team leader
appraisal planning and preparation
data collection, verification, and validation
generating and reporting appraisal results
the CMMI Appraisal Program

OBJECTIVES

understand the minimum requirements and the range of tailoring options associated with the SCAMPI B and SCAMPI C methods
practice the skills and abilities critical to operating effectively as a SCAMPI B and C Team Leader
build proficiency with the methods used by SCAMPI B and C Team Leaders

COURSE WORK
Pre-work will be assigned that must be completed before the start of the course. Homework assignments are given in class, including documenting a SCAMPI B appraisal input and SCAMPI B appraisal plan.

Course Materials
Before the start of the course, participants will receive the SCAMPI B&C Handbook and course pre-work. On the first day of the course, participants will receive a participant's guide and a CD-based kit containing materials needed to plan and conduct a SCAMPI B or a SCAMPI C appraisal.

LOGISTICS

Class Schedule
This four-and-a-half-day course meets at the following times:
Days 1-4, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Day 5, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Course 11: Services Suppllement for CMMI ver 1.2

AUDIENCE

service providers and process implementers
candidate CMMI-SVC instructors and lead appraisers
CMMI-SVC appraisal team members
anyone interested in learning about CMMI-SVC

PREREQUISITES
Before registering for this course, participants must have successfully completed the Introduction to CMMI course (Version 1.1 with upgrade or Version 1.2).

TOPICS

Introduction
Services Overview
CMMI-SVC Unique Process Areas and Service-Related Specific Practices
Next steps
Summary

OBJECTIVES
Successful completion of this course enables participants to do the following:

understand how CMMI-SVC v1.2 can help a services organization improve their performance
describe the unique elements of CMMI-SVC v1.2
locate information in the CMMI-SVC v1.2 model

Course Materials
Participants will receive the CMMI for Services, Version 1.2 model and a course notebook with copies of the course slides.

LOGISTICS

Class Schedule
This course meets at the following times:

9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (non-U.S. locations)

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