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IREB Advanced: Requirements Modeling

The International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) is an international nonprofit organization that focuses on the further professionalization of the Requirements discipline. (Equivalent to ISTQB in testing.) Within IREB are requirements engineering experts like Chris Rupp and Suzanne Robertson member of the international board.

Meanwhile IREB developed a certification program for Requirement Engineering (CPRE). The internationally recognized examinations are conducted by the International Software Quality Institute (iSQI).

The curriculum has three levels: Foundation Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Expert Certificate

This course prepares you for the exam “Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering – Advanced Level, Modeling" and meets the requirements as set down by IREB. You will learn international standards, methods and techniques in the field of Requirements Modeling.

In this three-day training you will learn about Requirements Engineering from both theoretical and practical perspective. Exercises and forming opinion are an important part in this course. During the course you will practice test exams. It is recommended to prepare for the exam by studying the curriculum in the evenings.The certification is made up of two parts and is optional. The written exam, which forms the first part takes place at a separate day after the training. The second part of the certification relates to the application of the learned material by means of a practical assignment. This is not part of the course and is conducted by an independent examiner.

IREB Advanced: Requirements Modeling


Currently no (other) upcoming dates are planned for this course


Course Objectives

This training is suitable for you if you are involved in Requirements Engineering and Management wish to delve further in Modeling of Requirements

Each participant will be faced with following specific targets:

  • You can improve Requirement Engineering and Management activities within your project and organization;
  • You have practical skills by applying international standards, "best practice" experiences, examples and practical exercises;
  • You can select and apply appropriate modeling techniques from UML, SysML and Structured Analysis;
  • You can clarify textual requirements and enhance them with formal models;
  • You are prepared for the official exam at the end of the third day;
  • You obtain an internationally recognized certificate in Advanced Requirement Engineering.

Typical Audience

This training is suitable for you if you are involved in Requirements Engineering and Management wish to delve further in modeling of Requirements:

  • Requirement Engineers, Business Analysts, Information Analysts and Functional Designers who want to explore their profession and want to obtain the internationally recognized Certificate Requirements Engineering IREB as part of their career.
  • Architects, Developers, Designers, Users, System and Acceptance Testers Quality Officers and Project Managers who want to explore Requirement Engineering and Management.

Course Prerequisites

Candidates for the CPRE Advanced Level module examination must already have received the CPRE Foundation Level certificate.

Course Delivery

Throughout the course, an accredited trainer and requirements engineering expert provides lectures and gives exercises based on real world projects.

Different mock exams ensure an optimal preparation for the real certification exam.

Courses can be given in English or in Dutch. Course material is in English.

The course and the exam are offered in cooperation with our partner Improve QS.

Course Venue

The course duration is 3 days.
The exam (optional) is organised at the end of the 3rd day.
Exams are available in English.
This course can be given at the client’s site or at CTG.

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€ 1750/person for 3 days. All prices are exclusive of the exam fee, which is subject to change. At the time of publishing the exam fee is € 600 per person. All prices are VAT excluded; course material, lunch and beverages included.


By Participant: If a subscribed course participant is replaced by another participant or if the public course is postponed to a later date, no cancellation costs apply. A participant or a group that fails to attend, or that cancels a course without at least 15 working days written notice prior to the course start, is liable for the full subscription cost.
By CTG: CTG reserves the right to cancel a course at any time.

Course Logistics

All classroom courses begin promptly at 9 am and are scheduled until 5 pm.
All courses are organized at the CTG premises in Diegem (Belgium) or can be given at the client site and are available for groups as well. Please contact us if you wish further information.
The standard language of each course is English.

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Course Outlines

Knowledge of requirement sources

  • What are requirement sources?
  • How can the most important resource - customers - be recognized and controlled?
  • How can the requirement resources be defined and documented?

Principles of requirements modeling

  • Why modeling?
  • Sorts of requirements models, terminology and concepts
  • What are the advantages of modeling requirements and what defines the quality of a requirements model?

Context modeling

  • Why model the context of a system?
  • Modeling context with data flow diagrams and use case diagrams.
  • Other ways to model context.

Modeling an information structure

  • Syntax and semantics of UML
  • Heuristics for defining classes, attributes and data types.
  • Heuristics for relations (aggregations and compositions) and generalizations.
  • Practical tips for making class diagrams.

Modeling dynamic aspects

  • Use case diagrams
  • Structuring large numbers of use cases in packages
  • Data flow and control flow modeling.
  • Activity diagrams, their relationship with use cases and scenario modeling
  • Handling complexity by decomposition of functions in data flow diagrams and activity diagrams.
  • Modeling state machines with state machine diagrams

Scenario modeling

  • Modeling scenario’s with UML sequence diagrams.
  • Relationships between scenario’s, context modeling and use cases.
  • Modeling scenario’s with context diagrams.

Exam (optional)

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