Preparing for ASQ CQE Certification

Pre-dinner topic: ASQ Certifications and Your Career – Overview, discussion, and questions/answers by Jack Reardon

Preparing for ASQ CQE will review the CQE Body of Knowledge and identify where study should be focused. Most people lack expertise in areas of Intermediate Statistics, Design of Experiments, and Reliability. The presenter will indicate how to prepare for these items.

CQE is the most recognized ASQ certification of the last 50 years. It is an important certification to achieve if you wish to advance in the Quality profession.

Presenter: Paparao Gundavaram 

Paparao Gundavaram works at Raytheon Company in the Electronic Design Directorate as a subject matter expert of passive components. Before that, he worked at Raytheon’s Andover circuit assembly as a Quality Lead. He has worked in a number of major high technology companies, including Intel, IBM, NEC, and Digital Equipment Corporation. He worked at Osmania University college of engineering as a lecturer and later as an instructor at the University of New Hampshire electrical engineering department.

He performed his postgraduate work at the University of New Hampshire and obtained his Master’s Degree from the City College of New York and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India.

His work experience ranges from design engineering support, circuit card assembly operations, and quality control to ASIC design work at IBM, Intel, and NEC, and component engineering and test engineering at Digital Equipment Corporation.

He has obtained four certifications from ASQ, including CQE, CRE, CMQ/OE, and CQA, and is actively involved with the ASQ Worcester chapter. He has been elected to be the Chairman of this chapter for 2019.