The New Master the Subject, Master the Tools! sm Course Lineup
New Track Approach
To address the growing needs and diversity of our attendees, we have expanded,
restructured and reconfigured our course offerings. Courses are now divided into two
main tracks, one maintaining our traditional focus on reliability in product development
and the other focusing on reliability engineering from an asset management
Software Usage in Courses
Our primary objective in all courses is, first and foremost, to teach you the subject and underlying fundamentals. To enhance this learning and prepare you for real-world practical application of the learned concepts, most courses utilize software applications. The level of exposure to a specific software varies by course. In some courses, we make extensive use of a specific application and help you to become thoroughly familiar with it. In others, we may briefly introduce an application to accomplish a specific task, thus giving you only a high level exposure to that software.
New Course Numbering Scheme
- Prefixes: Courses that focus on product development aspects are prefixed with the letter D; while courses focusing on maintenance (and asset management) start with M. Courses that are equally applicable to both tracks are prefixed with the letter G (General).
- Numbers: Courses sharing the same course number but a different prefix (e.g., D560 and M560) offer the same fundamental knowledge content but use different verbiage, examples and case studies specific to each track.
- Suffixes: Courses with the same number but different suffixes (e.g., A and B) are closely related and offered as a series.
Essential Core, Supporting Core and Optional Courses
Each track includes a set of Essential Core courses that every reliability engineer needs to master; they form the foundations of reliability engineering and are the basis for subsequent supporting courses. The Supporting Core courses explore different reliability engineering activities and can be taken in any sequence. Optional courses are offered as a refresher or as a quick way to come up to speed in a specific subject area.