Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Certification Preparation
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CQE Certification Preparation


Understand the five main domains in the CQE Body of Knowledge. This course prepares you for the CQE exam and allows you to learn at your own pace from your computer. You’ll become familiar with questions similar to those on the exam.


This material is designed to aid quality engineers or individuals looking to achieve their CQE certification. Attendees of this course should have some prior knowledge of statistics and quality engineering as this course is designed as a review of the subject areas needed for the CQE exam


1. Overview

2. Pre-test

3. Management and Leadership

  • Philosophies and Foundations of Quality
  • Continuous Improvement Tools
  • The Quality Management system (QMS)
  • ASQ Code of Ethics for Professional Conduct
  • Leadership Principles and Techniques
  • Facilitation Principles and Techniques
  • Communication Skills
  • Customer Relations
  • Supplier Management
  • Barriers to Quality Improvement
  • Management and Leadership Lesson Summary

4. The Quality System

  • Quality System Lesson Introduction
  • Elements of the Quality System
  • Documentation of the Quality System
  • Quality Standards and Other Guidelines
  • Quality Audits
  • Cost of Quality (COQ)
  • Quality Training
  • The Quality System Lesson Summary

5. Product and Process Design

  • Lesson Overview
  • Classification of Quality Characteristics
  • Design Inputs and Review
  • Technical Drawings and Specifications
  • Design Verification
  • Reliability and Maintainability
  • Predictive and Preventive Maintenance Tools
  • Reliability and Maintainability Indices
  • Bathtub Curve
  • Reliability-Safety-Hazard Assessment Tools

6. Product and Process Control

  • Product and Process Control Overview
  • Tools
  • Material Control
  • Acceptance Sampling
  • Measurement and Test
  • Metrology
  • Measurement System Analysis (MSA)

7. Continuous Improvement

  • Continuous Improvement Lesson Overview
  • Quality Control Tools
  • Quality Management and Planning Tools
  • Continuous Improvement Techniques
  • Corrective Action
  • Preventive Action

8. Quantitative Methods and Tools

  • Quantitative Methods and Tools Overview
  • Collecting and Summarizing Data
  • Quantitative concepts
  • Probability Distributions
  • Statistical Decision-Making
  • Relationships Between Variables
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Process and Performance Capability
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments
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