Course Duration: 3 Days

Course Category: Business Analysis & Requirements Engineering


21 PDUs (Professional Development Units)
21 PD Hours / CDUs (Professional Development Hours / Capability Development Units)

IREB Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE) – Foundation Level

Background and Objectives
IREBs (International Requirements Engineering Board) Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering certification is a standardized qualification for requirements engineers and business analysts.
IREB's role is to support a single, universally accepted, international qualification scheme, aimed at requirements engineering for professionals, by providing the core syllabi and by setting guidelines for accreditation and examination.
IREB offers three qualifications on Requirements Engineering namely Foundation Level (CPRE-AL), Advanced Level (CPRE-AL) and Expert Level (CPRE-EL). Attaining each level certification is a mandatory requirement to graduate to the next level.
What is International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB)?
The International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) is the sponsor of the international certification program entitled Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE). The board maintains the syllabus, test contents and governs the associated processes and rules. 


IREB was founded in October 2006 as a legal entity based in Germany.


More information on IREB can be viewed at

Why Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE) Certification (FL)?
The CPRE Certification is earned through passing a multiple choice examination.

CPRF-FL comprises of basic knowledge of eliciting, analyzing, specifying, documenting, validating and managing requirements.


A person with a CPRE-FL certificate is expected to:

  • Be familiar with the terminology of requirements engineering, business
    analysis and requirements management.
  • Understand the basic techniques and methods of requirements
    engineering and their application.
  • Be familiar with the most established notations for requirements. There are more than 25000 professionals who have achieved the CPRE certification worldwide.
The foundation level certification exam has no pre-requisites.
Benefits to the Employer
  • Improved performance
  • Attract and retain high calibre staff
  • Formal training and qualification provided.
Who should attend

Business and Systems Analysts
Developers who need to specify requirements
Team Leaders
Project Managers
Software Engineers &
Software Managers

Training and Exam Duration
Training: 3 days


The course material shall be issued on the first day of the course during registration.


Exam: 75 minutes duration


Exam Pattern
45 multiple choice questions.

The questions are of differing difficulty and therefore assigned differing amounts of points. The exam is closed-book, i.e. no materials are allowed to be used. The candidate must achieve at least than 70% of the total score possible.

Result, Certificate & Recertification The candidate will receive the exam results and the certificates from MSTB.
There is no requirement to maintain the certification or seek a recertification. The credential certificate is valid for life.
Course Syllabus
1. Introduction and Foundations
2. System and System Context
2.1 System, System Context and Boundaries
2.2 Determining System and Context Boundaries
3. Requirements Elicitation
3.1 Sources of Requirements
3.2 Categorization of Requirements according to the Kano Model
3.3 Elicitation Techniques
4. Requirements Documentation
4.1 Structuring Documents
4.2 Documentation Style Alternatives
4.3 Document Structure
4.4 Using Requirements Documents
4.5 Quality Criteria for Requirements Documents
4.6 Quality Criteria for Requirements
4.7 Glossary
5. Documentation of Requirements using Natural Language
5.1 Language Effects
5.2 Constructing Requirements using a Template
6. Model-based Documentation of Requirements
6.1 Models
6.2 Goal Models
6.3 Use Case Models
6.4 Three Modelling Views
6.5 Structural Requirements Models
6.6 Functional Requirements Models
6.7 Behavioural Requirements Models
7. Checking and Reconciling Requirements
7.1 Basics for Checking Requirements
7.2 Basics of Reconciling Conflicting Requirements
7.3 Checking Requirements Quality
7.4 Principles for Checking Requirements
7.5 Techniques for Checking Requirements
7.6 Techniques for Reconciling Conflicting Requirements
8. Requirements Management
8.1 Adding Attributes to Requirements
8.2 Creating Views of Requirements
8.3 Prioritizing Requirements
8.4 Tracing Requirements
8.5 Requirements Versioning
8.6 Managing Change Requests
9. Tool Support
9.1 Types of Tools
9.2 Tool Introduction
9.3 Tool Evaluation

Processworks is a Recognized Training Provider of International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB)


Processworks is an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider.

Available Funding Support
Malaysia Only

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