Welcome to INCOSE’s Professional Development Portal (PDP).  The PDP is a comprehensive solution for Systems Engineers and other professionals who want to enhance their systems engineering knowledge and skills.  Everyone will be able to use it, but INCOSE members and CAB Associates will have access to features that non-members don’t, including online courses, textbooks, articles, and videos.

PDP DISCLAIMER:  “The presence of learning resources on the Professional Development Portal (PDP) does not represent INCOSE’s endorsement, nor does the absence of any learning resources known to the user imply they are not endorsed by INCOSE.”

The preferred browsers for the PDP are Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

The PDP doesn't publish learning resources.  The PDP is a knowledge portal that provides access to it's learning resources.

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PDP Operational Status

The PDP has reached it's Full Operational Capability (FOC) V1.0+ with the following capabilities: 
> Basic competency self-assessments using the ISECF and detailed competency assessments using the SECAG
> Browsing & searching the content catalog
> Storing learning resources on your bookshelf
> Providing feedback
> Learning resources in different languages
> Supporting pages for the PDP supporting other areas of INCOSE (including MindEdge E-Learning courses for overall / non-systems engineering professional development)

The Professional Development Portal is an index of learning resources for systems engineers, produced by INCOSE and other providers. 


> 28 March 2024:  Browsing & Searching in the PDP -- When the "Browsing & Searching the Content Catalog" page, all of the learning resources are displayed in a random order.  Then, after any browsing & searching, the resulting Learning Resource Results Card order will be listed with last added to the PDP first all the way through first added to the PDP at the end of the results.  As of 28 March 2024, there is now an "Order" button to the top right of the Learning Resource Results cards.  This allows the users to determine how they want their results listed, i.e., title alphabetically (A to Z or Z to A) or publication date (newest to oldest or oldest to newest).

> 28 March 2024:  My Bookshelf capabilities -- For INCOSE Members & CAB Associates, there are now 3 sub-pages for their My Bookshelf page -- Added, In Progress, and Completed.   When users click the "Add to Bookshelf" button on the lower right-hand corner of the Learning Resource Results Cards, it will go to the "Added" sub-page (i.e., just added to their bookshelf).  Once the Learning Resource Results Card is in their bookshelf, the bottom right button changes to "Move on Bookshelf."  The individual user can now move their cards to the In Progress sub-page, the Completed sub-page, or remove it from their bookshelf.  Above the Learning Resource Results Cards, there is a button to "toggle" between the Completed, In Progress, and Added sub-pages.  When the user clicks one of the sub-pages, just the Learning Resource Results Cards they have on that page will be displayed.  


Systems Engineering Content Search

(With the Google Search, you will be searching outside the PDP Content Catalog - search areas include incose.org, SEBOK, BKCase and OMG MBSE Wiki)

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Competency Self-Assessment


Browsing the Content Catalog


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