IREB CPRE Advanced Level (CPRE-AL)
CPRE Advanced Level – Extensive In-Depth Requirements Engineering Know-How
The Advanced Level consists of modules, with each single one focussing on a specific aspect, technique, task, domain or process.
The following CPRE Advanced Level modules are available, each with their own corresponding syllabus. From 1st July 2022 each module is offered in two stages: Practitioner and Specialist certifications.
The Advanced Level addresses the holders of the CPRE Foundation Level certificate, who want to deepen their knowledge of particular Requirements Engineering and Business Analysis activities. The FL certificate is a prerequisite for an AL certificate.
Skills acquired through a CPRE AL certificate
The holder of a CPRE AL certificate
is familiar with the specific terminology within the field covered by the Advanced Level module and the CPRE Glossary,
has mastered the specific techniques and methods of the partial discipline of Requirements Engineering covered by the Advanced Level module,
possesses sound knowledge within the partial discipline of Requirements Engineering covered by the Advanced Level module and has proven that in a practical examination.
The prerequisite for admittance to a CPRE Advanced Level module exam is a CPRE Foundation Level certificate or a certificate in Requirements Engineering from BCS.
The prerequisite for admittance to a CPRE Advanced Level Practitioner exam is a CPRE Foundation Level certificate or a certificate in Requirements Engineering from BCS.
The prerequisite for admittance to a CPRE Advanced Level Specialist exam is the CPRE Advanced Level Practitioner certificate in the specific module.
Does the certificate have limited validity?
No, the CPRE certificate has lifetime validity.
Procedure of the CPRE Advanced Level Exam
The exam regulations for CPRE AL define the two parts of the exam:
a multiple choice test, which has to be passed before the second part of the exam
a practical work as a requirements engineer and a paper describing the practical work
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Self-Study: Preparing for your IREB CPRE Advanced Level Exam
For the CPRE Advanced Levels, the corresponding syllabus is an important guide and starting point in your preparation for the certification. Depending on your area of specialisation in RE, each Advanced Level has its own syllabus, which can be found here.
Further helpful artefacts provided by the IREB are the handbooks for the CPRE Advanced Levels. These are valuable resources for trainers, trainees, and practitioners alike, who are interested in getting a detailed insight to the specific Advanced Level. Although each handbook offers substantive information, it is not a replacement for a dedicated training course.
The IREB CPRE Glossary (applicable to all levels) provides an overview of terms used throughout the syllabus, examination and literature.
Finally, the IREB kindly provides a practice exam for each Advanced Level in the same form, structure, and style of the actual examination, including solutions and correction aids to further advance your preparation. Please choose according to your specialisation in RE:
German speaking candidates preparing for CPRE Advanced Level certification might also want to read Systematisches Requirements Engineering: Anforderungen ermitteln, dokumentieren, analysieren und verwalten by Christof Ebert.