In a recent LinkedIn post a fellow Reliability Engineer is asking the Reliability Engineering community in how to prepare for the CRE exam. Rapidly everyone is recommending books, study groups, and training courses. My recommendation to anyone taking the CRE exam is to be very familiar with your approved ASQ calculator. Here is a link that I found in the ASQ website that lists what types of calculators they allow you to use during the exam: http://prdweb.asq.org/certification/control/faq/calculator
In today’s workplace we all use powerful statistical software and spreadsheets to calculate all types of reliability engineering calculations, we less rely on pocket calculators.
I have talked to many Reliability Engineers that made the mistake in buying their calculator at the last minute and they “assume” they know how to operate it…..
Do you know how to calculate the following with your pocket calculator? One-Variable Statistics, Probability, or Logarithmic Functions. If not, you need to get very comfortable in solving these problems with your calculator before the CRE exam.