CRE Preparation Support
<obviously a work in progress – please provide your comments and suggestions for references to add>
There are a lot of resources out there to help you prepare for the exam. The best is your work in the field. Closely followed by preparing for and presenting at local and international conferences. It is your careful work and experiences that best prepare you for the CRE exam.
ASQ provides an extensive page of resources for those preparing for the exam at http://prdweb.asq.org/certification/control/reliability-engineer/prepare
Reviewing textbooks, papers, practice questions certainly can help, especially for areas that are ‘a bit rusty’. This page is to provide a list of training sources, discussion groups, and references that others have found useful.
Often offered by an ASQ Section for a modest price. Check your ASQ section’s newsletter and/or website for the most up to date information. The sections that I know offer the refresher course are:
Another course for these courses are colleges/universities or consulting companies. The following are the courses that are available:
Indiana Council provides an excellent binder of comprehensive information covering the CRE BOK in detail. Are large assortment of practice questions and worked out examples, help polish your questions answering skills. http://www.qualitycouncil.com/cre_p.asp
These are the books that you should have on your professional bookshelf anyway. Being familiar with them is essential to quickly find answers during the open book exam.
O’Connor, Patrick D. T. and Andre Kleyner, Practical Reliability Engineering, 5th Ed. Wiley, 2012.
Ireson, W. Grant, Coombs, Clyde F. and Moss, Richard Y., Handbook of Reliability Engineering and Management, 2nd Ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 1996.