kVA and TUV-Nord Announce Expanded ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 Training for 2014

New Classes Available in Palo Alto, Boston, and Greenville, SC

DETROIT, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Functional safety specialist kVA, in conjunction with global safety expert TŰV-Nord, announces multiple new ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 training sessions in North America for 2014. These industry-leading training courses will be held at various locations and dates throughout the year, with the first session planned for February 17-20, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  The training is provided in the English language by kVA's certified trainers. Online registration is available at www.kvausa.com/training.

Participants for any full four-day training session may register for the certification exam held on the Friday after each session.  Trainees who pass the exam will be certified by TŰV-Nord as either ISO 26262 Functional Safety Certified Automotive Engineer (FSCAE) or IEC 61508 Functional Safety Certified Engineer – Development (FSCED).

Training session participants will receive the powerful Excel-based FMEDA-Workbench tool for both ISO 26262 and IEC 61508. This spreadsheet-based tool is developed by TŰV-Nord to streamline analysis of safety-related hardware failures in accordance with ISO and IEC requirements. Participants will also receive a hard copy training manual containing a comprehensive view of the standard, and its implications for safety-critical electronic hardware, software, and systems engineering.

The training is targeted for engineers working in safety-critical electronic systems, managers responsible for developing and verifying safety-critical technologies, and safety and quality representatives seeking to verify compliance with ISO and IEC standards for functional safety. Multiple real-world examples are used to illustrate key safety principles and applications.

These training sessions continue the long-standing partnership between kVA and TŰV-Nord to bring TŰV-Nord's globally recognized safety programs to North America.   Training dates and locations for 2014 are listed below.  Training class size is limited.  Early registration discounts are available. For more information or to register online visit www.kvausa.com/training.

kVA's 2014 Training Sessions for ISO 26262

March 24-28, 2014 Palo Alto, CA

April 14-17, 2014 Troy, Michigan

October 13-16, 2014 Troy, Michigan

December 8-11, 2014 Greenville, SC

kVA's 2014 Training Sessions for IEC 61508

February 17-20, 2014 Boston, MA

May 5-8, 2014, Greenville, SC

September 8-11, 2014 Los Angeles, CA

November 10-13, 2014 Troy Michigan

Media Contact: William Taylor, kVA, 864-633-9554, bill.taylor@kvausa.com

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