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Certified Reliability Engineer

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Course Overview

This 5-day ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) exam preparation course offers comprehensive training on the CRE Body of Knowledge. Participants will engage in detailed study sessions covering topics such as reliability principles, probability and statistics, performance testing, and risk management. The course includes interactive lectures, hands-on problem-solving exercises, and practice exams to build confidence and ensure thorough preparation. Designed for professionals aiming to pass the ASQ CRE exam, this course will equip participants with the necessary tools and knowledge to enhance their expertise in reliability engineering.

Key Takeaways

Apply reliability engineering principles to enhance complex system reliability.
Analyze diverse data to optimize reliability and performance strategies.
Design robust testing plans using advanced reliability testing methodologies.
Collaborate with teams to integrate reliability principles across product lifecycles.
Communicate benefits of reliability engineering to stakeholders effectively.

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The American Society for Quality (ASQ) is the world’s leading authority on quality. With more than 80,000 individual and organizational members, this professional association advances learning, quality improvement, and knowledge exchange to improve business results, and to create better workplaces and communities worldwide. Today, ASQ has become a global organization, with members in more than 140 countries. ASQ now has service centers in Mexico, China, and India, and has established strategic alliances with numerousorganizations to promote ASQ products and training. A rich history and bright future; we are ASQ, the Global Voice of Quality™. LEORON is an official educational partner for ASQ for number of EMEA countries.

Course Outline

Day 1: Reliability Fundamentals
Leadership foundations

•Benefits of reliability engineering
•Interrelationship of safety, quality, and reliability
•Reliability engineer leadership responsibilities
•Reliability engineer role and responsibilities in the product life cycle
•The function of reliability in engineering
•Ethics in reliability engineering
•Supplier reliability assessments
•Performance monitoring

Reliability foundations

•Basic reliability terminology
•Drivers of reliability requirements and targets
•Corrective and preventive action (CAPA)
•Root cause analysis
•Product life-cycle engineering stages
•Economics of product maintainability and availability
•Cost of poor reliability
•Quality triangle
•Six-sigma methodologies
•Systems engineering and integration

Day 2: Risk Management

•Risk management techniques
•Types of risk


•Fault tree analysis (FTA)
•Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)
•Common modes of failure analysis
•Hazard analysis
•Risk matrix
•System safety

Day 3: Probability and Statistics
Basic Concepts

•Basic statistics
•Basic probability concepts
•Probability distributions
•Probability functions
•Sampling plans for statistics and reliability testing
•Statistical process control and process capability studies
•Confidence and tolerance intervals

Data Management

•Sources and uses of reliable data
•Types of data
•Data collection methods
•Data summary and reporting
•Failure analysis methods
•Failure reporting, analysis, and corrective action system (FRACAS)

Day 4: Reliability Planning, Testing, and Modeling

•Reliability test strategies
•Environmental and conditions of use factors
•Failure consequence
•Failure criteria
•Test environment


•Accelerated life tests
•Stress screening
•Qualification / Demonstration testing
•Software testing


•Reliability block diagrams and models
•Physics of failure and failure mechanisms
•Failure models
•Reliability prediction methods
•Design prototyping

Day 5: Life-Cycle Reliability
Reliability Design Techniques

•Design evaluation techniques
•Stress-strength analysis
•Design of experiments
•Reliability optimization
•Human factors
•Design for X
•Design for Reliability

Parts and Systems Development

•Materials and components selection techniques
•Parts standardization and system simplification


•Maintenance strategies
•Preventive maintenance analysis
•Corrective maintenance analysis

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for

Engineering Managers

Project/Program Engineers

System Analysts

Engineering Team Leaders

Engineering Supervisors

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