Test and Evaluation Certificate Program

Explore and master the latest information from leading experts who teach the theory and practice of test and evaluation through hands-on experiments, group projects and case studies. Acquire in-depth expertise and achieve a significant career accomplishment with the Test and Evaluation Certificate.

Understand the processes, systems, tools, and techniques to better leverage, conduct or supervise test and evaluation projects. Receive mission-critical training, by learning skills such as how to apply design of experiments and statistics to tests. Companies in industries such as automobile manufacturing, consumer services and products, and technology can gain practical tools to better serve customers and create higher quality products.

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Who Should Participate

Program and product managers, requirements personnel, systems engineers, industrial engineers, reliability and quality engineers, acquisition personnel, test & evaluation staff, and systems analysts who desire to gain a competitive edge in their industry and acquire specialized expertise.

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Certificate Requirements

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Required Courses (Choose two)

Scientific Principles of Test and Evaluation

Description: This course reviews the acquisition life cycle and developmental, operational, interoperability and live-fire testing. Covers the basics of modeling and simulation, including model construction, model taxonomy, simulation applications, availability of modeling and simulation (M&S) resources and verification, validation and accreditation. Explore the development of new applications to streamline the product development and test and evaluation processes, including Design of Experiments and other statistical tools, along with their effects on T&E and M&S and systems engineering.

Design of Experiments (DOE) I: Introduction to DOE

Description: This course presents techniques for planning and completing studies in which the inputs to a system/process can be varied and the outputs observed. Explore efficient planning and analysis methods, including regression and analysis of variance, for determining which inputs have statistically significant effects on outputs. Derive transfer functions that will quantify the contributions of the inputs to the output variable(s) and to the standard deviation (variability) of the output variable(s). Examine full and fractional factorial experiments, randomization, and robust designs. Gain hands-on experience using statapults, computer games, and simulations. Observe design of experiments solutions using various software packages including DOE Pro, DOE KISS, and MINITAB. Explore simulation techniques that accommodate inputs with varying quality distributions and discuss Monte Carlo analyses of the derived transfer functions.

Design of Experiments (DOE) II: Applied DOE for Test and Evaluation

Description: This course provides lectures and case studies on the application of Design of Experiments (DOE) in Test and Evaluation (T&E) and in producing high quality products. The course includes the perspectives of both statisticians and Department of Defense testers on how DOE can be effectively applied to test design and overall system evaluation. Beginning with a basic overview of statistics principles and hypothesis testing, the course will then concentrate on test designs, analyzing data from tests, and how to handle difficulties that arise in test plans. Specific difficulties of interest will include limited live tests, combining live and virtual test data, working with very large test spaces, and analyzing systems with nonlinear responses.

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If you're interested in receiving the T&E Certificate, let us know. Enrollment in the program is free of charge and may be done by sending an email to Dr. Steven Gordon. Once you're enrolled in the program we can approve any transfer credits, inform you when applicable classes are scheduled, and track your progress towards the certificate. Please note that enrollment in the program does not constitute registration for the short courses. You will be informed when classes are scheduled, but must still register for classes you desire to attend.

Last Updated January 16, 2018