A Review of the 2018 ASQ CRE Body of Knowledge
Just noticed the new 2018 ASQ CRE Body of Knowledge has been posted on the ASQ site. The new BoK will be in effect for CRE exams as of January 2018. Thus, we have 6 months to adjust to the new body of knowledge.
This is part 1 of a multipart review of the new BoK. Here we’ll look at the parts that those preparing for the exam will not have to master or review. There are 10+ topics dropped completely or in part from the BoK.
In future articles, we’ll review what has been added, what has been changed (a review), and how to best prepare for exams based on the new BoK. Plus, we can use a look over past BoK’s to get a sense of where reliability engineering practice is today.
In part, the logic is these sets of tools (topics) that are not in regular widespread use by working reliability engineers. In some cases, I agree and in others I don’t. Let’s take a look at the 8 topics not found in the upcoming CRE BoK. [Read more…]
Recently I participated in an ASQ CRE focus group with a few of our peers. The ASQ facilitator prompted each of use to answer a few questions. Then she asked each of us to contribute to a “Start, Stop, Change” exercise focused on the CRE exam.
It appears ASQ is starting another round of reviews and possible updates to the CRE Body of Knowledge and exam process. That is good. [Read more…]
Once again those with a CRE are at or near the top of the salaries reported in this survey. See more at http://www.qualityprogress.com/salarysurvey
I’m asking for feedback here. I’m thinking about building a subscription service that sends the subscriber a CRE preparation question a day (maybe adjustable by subscriber … not sure how to do this yet). [Read more…]
Recently a colleague sent me a published copy of the first CRE exam. Scanning through the document suggests that a few things have changed and many have not changed at all. I often comment my enjoyment of the reliability engineering profession, as it doesn’t change too fast and even I can keep up. [Read more…]
I forwarded the note below to QCI for comment and asked if they have an errata available. They do.
The QCI errata is posted on [the] website. [Read more…]
The annual salary survey done by American Society for Quality (ASQ) is summarized in the December 2011 issue. And, the good news is a CRE certification provides approximately a $21k salary premium over those in similar positions without the certification. Based on Table 2. salary premiums for certification holders in the article, Land the Big One, indicated the largest premium is [Read more…]