OVERVIEW

The Certified Quantitative Software Process Engineer (CQSPE) certification aims at developing professionals who have gained the requisite knowledge & skills to help define & implement an organization’s measurement program using Quantitative Software Process Management (QSPM) techniques.

An organization needs to consistently control and improve its processes to deliver products that meet customer requirements and remain competitive. QSPM is a framework that integrates the concept of measurement with software process management. QSPM provides an approach through which objective insight into an organization’s goals and the capability of its processes can be determined.

OFFERINGS

The CQSPE Certification exam is NOT currently available so it is recommended that you hold off on completing the application / payment process until the availability of this certifications is determined. If you have any questions please feel free to email us at certify@softwarecertifications.org.

To qualify for candidacy, each applicant must meet ONE of four prerequisites listed below:

  1. A 4 year degree from accredited college-level institution
  2. A 3 year degree from accredited college-level institution & 1 year experience in the information services field
  3. A 2 year degree from accredited college-level institution & 2 years experience in the information services field
  4. Three years experience in the information services field
  5. Has a current CSPE certification

Candidates must also have significant experience and breadth of knowledge to have mastered the basics of the Principle and Concepts, and reviewed the Recommended Readings.

An applicant for certification must adhere to the Code of Ethics that outlines the ethical behaviors expected of all certified professionals by the ISCB.

Depending upon a compliance sample selected according to program criteria, the applicant may be required to provide upon request detailed education, employment, and reference documentation supporting the information entered in the Customer Portal during the application process. If selected the applicant must supply the required documentation and those who fail to provide the requested documentation may be subject to decertification.

For those who qualify for the CQSPE certification and are prepared to establish candidacy must complete an online Certification Candidacy Application in the Customer Portal and pay the application fee.

The CQSPE application fee is:

The application fee includes the following:

  • The candidate’s Initial Exam which must be taken within one year from the date payment was processed or the application will expire
  • (see Application Length).

To apply for the CQSPE certification candidates must first login to their Customer Portal account. If new to the Portal then they will need to create one by clicking on the Register Now link, and then the Register as a New User tab.

IMPORTANT:
Make sure the first / last names entered when creating an account matches what is on your government issued photo ID (i.e. drivers license, passport). DO NOT abbreviate or use a nickname. If they do not match when presenting your ID at check-in you will NOT be granted entrance to the examination.

Candidates for the CQSPE certification are tested on the candidate’s knowledge & practice of the skill areas defined in the Principles and Concepts and Recommended Readings. The exam itself is paper-based consisting of three parts:

  • Part 1 – Multiple choice (40 questions each – objective / 45 minutes time limit).
  • Part 2 – Short answer / essay (12 questions each – subjective / 75 minute time limit).
  • Part 3 – Case study (1 question / 45 minute time limit).

There is a total of 53 questions and the exam will take over 2 hours to complete which includes a 10 minute break after the first two parts. To pass the CQSPE certification exam, the candidate needs to:

  1. Attain a minimum of 60% in each section
  2. Attain an overall score of 70% or more

The CQSPE Certification exam is NOT currently available so it is recommended that you hold off on completing the application / payment process until the availability of this certifications is determined. If you have any questions please feel free to email us at certify@softwarecertifications.org.

IMPORTANT:
Let us assure you that anyone waiting to take their certification exam that may not be currently available and their applications may be expiring soon will have an opportunity to take their exam once it becomes available.

For those candidates who had applied for the CQSPE and were not able to take the exam because it was not available in their area (all locations EXCEPT Belarus, India, and Sri Lanka), and whose applications may be or has expired will also be given an opportunity to take their exam through Pearson VUE Testing Center when available.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • 50,000+ IT Professionals certified worldwide
  • 135 countries, 6 continents and 3000 + Test Centers
  • 4000 + certified at TCS
  • 4400 + certified at Infosys
  • 2100 + certified at Accenture
  • First certification initiated in 1985 by QAI, USA
  • First formal examination process was launched in 1990
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