RF6 Software Reliability2019-02-15T09:58:54+00:00

RF6 Software Reliability

To cope with the latest economic developments, organizations must develop new products and systems with an intrinsic high level of reliability. RAMS, Reliability-Availability-Maintainability-Safety, is an upcoming discipline in product development helping to get an integral grip on the Reliability of your product during the Design Phase with accurate and quantitative methods.

HLTH_GvO-0030You will be trained to become a Software Reliability Engineering professional capable of supporting Software Architects, Developers, and Engineers in creating Reliable Software for complex systems. By focusing on Software Reliability you will be able to provide pro-active and solid engineering and management recommendations throughout the entire Software Development and Engineering process.

In this training the entire software development process is covered. Focusing on early design concepts, methods and procedures will be taught to define Software Reliability requirements and realize and validate this required Software Reliability during the software design and development. Using proper Software Reliability engineering, risks will be identified, controlled, and mitigated early in the Software development process.

Software Reliability is – as opposed to Hardware Reliability – mainly about systematic faults that have been designed into the system. During this training the following Software Reliability Engineering aspects will be covered: Operational Profiles, dependency on other software Quality characteristics, fault prevention, fault detection, fault tolerance and fault forecasting. Risk Analysis methods like FMEA and FTA including human aspects – will be discussed. The link will be made to Software Reliability testing including Root Cause Analysis and Orthogonal Defect Classification (ODC). Reliability Growth models and judgment on Software Reliability are also part of the Software validation process.

Day 1
• Introduction to Software Reliability Engineering, Glossary
• Software Reliability landscape
• Software Development Processes
• Verification and Validation Strategy
• Software Reliability Requirements

Day 2
• Risk Analysis (FMEA – Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) for Software
• Fault Tolerance
• Robustness
• Operational and User profiles

Day 3
• Integration and Testing
• Root Cause Analysis, Orthogonal Defect Classification (ODC)
• Predicting Software Reliability
• Reliability Growth Models

The Reliability Foundation Program is a post-graduate education, focusing on the practical aspects of Reliability Engineering. The program has been developed in accordance with VDI 4002 Reliability guidelines in collaboration with the University of Stuttgart and consists of several modules that will result into a VDI Reliability Engineer certification.

The overall Reliability Foundation Program is established according to VDI 4002 in cooperation with the University of Stuttgart, Prof.Dr.-Ing. B. Bertsche. This University is responsible for the quality of the program and is supported by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the University of Braunschweig, and other institutes.

VDI Certification
To obtain VDI certification, participants are required to attend the basic foundation modules RF1 and RF2, attend at least two additional reliability foundation modules, succesfully pass theoretical examinations for each attended reliability foundation module and succesfully complete a reliability project. The certification is issued by the University of Stuttgart.


Ronald Schop – Holland Innovative

Course duration and number of participants:
1 block of 3 days, from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Maximum group size: 16 participants. In-company programs can also be arranged.

Ir. Bryan Bakker (Sioux Embedded Systems B.V.) en Ing. Ronald Schop (Holland Innovative B.V.).

Location and costs:
Eindhoven: High Tech Campus 9 (Bèta Building)
The costs are €2.300 (excl. VAT) per participant. Included are the three training days, a syllabus of the course material, templates, additional literature on software reliability engineering, refreshments and daily lunches. In addition, four times free participation in the Reliability User Group (valid until one year after the last day of this course). Not included in the price are the costs for the theory exam and certification by the University of Stuttgart.

Beta Building High Tech Campus Eindhoven

Location Eindhoven

If you wish to take exam during the scheduled exam days in 2018, the costs for the RF6 theory exam is €350 per participant. If you want to take the exam at another time the costs are €500 per participant.

Available dates:
May 15-17, 2019

Do you have a question about one of our courses?
Would you like to discuss the possibilities? Please contact us for further information.

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T: +31 (0)40 851 4611
E: academy@holland-innovative.nl

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