COSMIC’s exams focus on the skills, knowledge, and experience required to successfully perform software measurement and estimation in a working environment. Before taking the certification exam, individuals are recommended to attend the relevant course and are encouraged to read recommended books and articles, and take advantage of videos and enablement resources, in addition to gaining real-world experience in the role. 

COSMIC maintains rigorous quality standards to ensure that those who have earned the certification are well prepared to consistently measure software according to the COSMIC principles.

  • Attend a course and study the Measurement Manual v5.0 Part 1 and Part 2

  • Apply your learnings to real world examples

  • Take a practice exam

  • Book, pay for and take the (online) exam

Courses are available from some of the vendors listed.

Getting certified in COSMIC is not expensive. Both the CCFL and the CEQS exams cost € 100,=.
For students that take the exam as part of their curriculum the exams are free of charge, when organized by their own university.