This tutorial is part of a series of eLearning courses designed to help you prepare for the examination to become a Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) or to learn more about specific software engineering topics. Courses in this series address one or more of the fifteen Knowledge Areas that comprise the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge - or SWEBOK, upon which the Certification Exam is based. This course is intended to assess your understanding of software requirements through inline quizzes and feedback.
The CSDA credential is intended for graduating software engineers and entry-level software professionals and serves to bridge the gap between your educational experience and real-world work requirements.
Software engineering process can be examined on two levels. The first level encompasses the technical and managerial activities within the software life cycle processes that are performed during software acquisition, development, maintenance and retirement. The second is the meta-level, which is concerned with the definition, implementation, assessment, measurement, management, change and improvement of the software life cycle processes themselves. The first level is covered by other CSDA Knowledge Area courses. This course concentrates on the second level.