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Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) Masterclass CRE Exam Preparation Course

About this Course

This is a 5-day interactive CRE Training preparation course. This course is designed based on the body of knowledge identified by ASQ. This is to prepare the participants for the ASQ CRE certification exam. This certification is required for Reliability Engineers in many organizations.

Course Objective:

  • Demonstrate your understanding of the concepts of Reliability Engineering
  • Measure model times to failure using the appropriate probability distribution.
  • Develop reliability test plans that represent the expected use environment and operational conditions.
  • Select, Analyze, and Interpret the results of various test methods to be used during product development and end product testing.
  • Determine a life test, estimate reliability values from the test data, and set confidence limits on the results.
  • Use probability and statistical tools to analyze product lifecycle, conduct hypothesis testing, understand appropriate statistical sample size determination, and regression analysis models, tolerance and confidence.

The Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) understands the principles of performance evaluation, and prediction to improve product/systems safety, reliability, and maintainability.

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 numerous organizations to promote ASQ products and training. A rich history and bright future; we are ASQ, the Global Voice of Quality™.
The Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) is a professional who understands the principles of performance evaluation and prediction to improve product/systems safety, reliability and maintainability. This body of knowledge (BOK) and applied technologies include, but are not limited to, design review and control; prediction, estimation, and apportionment methodology; failure mode effects and analysis; the planning, operation and analysis of reliability testing and field failures, including mathematical modeling; understanding human factors in reliability; and the ability to develop and administer reliability information systems for failure analysis, design and performance improvement and reliability program management over the entire product life cycle.

Course Outline

Module 1: Reliability Fundamentals (25 ques)

  1. Leadership Foundations
  • Benefits of reliability engineering
  • Interrelationship of safety, quality, & reliability
  • Reliability engineer leadership responsibilities
  • Reliability engineer role and responsibilities in the   product life cycle.
  • Function of reliability in engineering
  • Ethics in reliability engineering
  • Supplier reliability assessments
  • Performance monitoring
  1. Reliability Foundations
  • Basic reliability terminology
  • Drivers of reliability requirements and
  • Corrective and preventive action (CAPA)
  • Root cause analysis
  • Product life-cycle engineering stages
  • Economics of product maintainability &   availability
  • Cost of poor reliability
  • Quality triangle
  • Six Sigma methodologies
  • Systems engineering and integration targets

Module 2: Risk Management (25 ques)

  1. Identification
  • Risk Management techniques
  • Types of Risk
  1. Analysis
  • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Failure Mode & Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • Common Mode Failure Analysis
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Risk Matrix
  • System Safety

III. Mitigation

Module 3: Probability & Statistics for Reliability (35 ques)

  1. Basic Concepts
  • Basic Statistics
  • Basic probability concepts
  • Probability Distributions
  • Probability functions capability studies (Cp, Cpk)
  • Sampling plans for statistics and reliability testing
  • Statistical process control (SPC) and process
  • Confidence and tolerance intervals



  1. Data Management
  • Sources and uses of reliability data
  • Types of data
  • Data Collection Methods
  • Data summary and reporting
  • Failure analysis methods
  • Failure Reporting, Analysis, and Corrective Action System (FRACAS)

Module 4: Reliability Planning, Testing, and Modeling (35 ques)

  1. Planning
  • Reliability test strategies
  • Environmental and conditions of use factors
  • Failure consequence
  • Test environment
  • Failure criteria
  1. Testing
  • Accelerated life tests
  • Stress screening
  • Qualification/Demonstration testing
  • Degradation
  • Software testing

III. Modelling

  • Reliability Block Diagrams and models
  • Physics of failure and failure mechanisms

Module 5: Life-Cycle Reliability (30 ques)

  1. Reliability Design Techniques
  • Design evaluation techniques (validation & verification)
  • Stress-strength analysis
  • Design of Experiments (DoE)
  • Reliability optimization
  • Human Factors
  • Design for X (DFX)
  • Design for Reliability (DFR)
  1. Parts and Systems Development
  • Materials and components selection techniques
  • Parts standardization and system simplification

III. Maintainability

  • Preventive Maintenance (PM) Analysis
  • Corrective Maintenance (CM) Analysis

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