certified quality engineer


Detailed Course Description:
The Certified Quality Engineer is a professional who understands the principles of product and service quality evaluation and control. This body of knowledge and applied technologies include, but are not limited to, development and operation of quality control systems, application and analysis of testing and inspection procedures, the ability to use metrology and statistical methods to diagnose and correct improper quality control practices, an understanding of human factors and motivation, facility with quality cost concepts and techniques, and the knowledge and ability to develop and administer management information systems and to audit quality systems for deficiency identification and correction.

This course covers the point by point Body of Knowledge (BoK) for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) exam.

This review course is designed to assist in preparing each student for the CQE exam. These examinations are offered through the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Completion of these review programs through QSG will not guarantee that you will pass the exam but will offer a broad review on the Body of Knowledge, and greatly increase your probability of success in obtaining your certification. Exam applications are obtained through ASQ and must be completed and approved on or before the ASQ application deadlines. The application is not available through QSG. and the associated costs of the application process are not included in this program.

This is a face-to-face, instructor led, 32-hour course.

Learning Objective
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Review the body of knowledge in preparation for the ‘ASQ’ Certified Quality Engineer examination
  • Master the effective use of the tools covered in the quantitative methods, reliability, and acceptance sampling sections of the body of knowledge
  • Apply the components of the Body of Knowledge (BOK) to further focus their preparation efforts
  • Explain, through discussions, the main concepts in each of the BOK elements
  • Refine their thinking approach in preparation for the ‘constructed response’ section of the examination
  • Practice mock exams
  • Prepare to sit for and pass the CMQ/OE Body of Knowledge
  1. Outline
    Acceptance Sampling

    • General Concepts
    • Type I (Producer’s) and Type II (Consumer’s) Risk
    • Operating Characteristics (OC) Curves
    • Overview of Acceptance Sampling Plans
  2. Reliability and Risk Management
    • Terms and Definitions
    • Reliability Life Characteristic Concepts
    • Design of Systems for Reliability (Series, Parallel-Series, and Series-Parallel Systems)
    • Active vs. Passive Redundancy
    • Availability and Maintainability
    • Failure Rates and the Bathtub Curve
    • Methods to Maintain Process and Product Reliability
    • Calculation of MTTF and MTBF
  3. Quantitative Methods
    • Concepts of Probability and Statistics
    • Collecting and Summarizing Data
    • Properties and Applications of Probability Distributions
    • Statistical Decision-Making (Confidence Intervals, Hypothesis Tests, Paired-t Tests, etc.)
    • Relationships Between Variables
    • Designing Experiments
    • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
    • Analyzing Process Capability
  4. Appendix

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