The Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) body of knowledge (BOK) has recently undergone an update so that the most current knowledge areas are tested in the examinations. If you would like more information on the process of updating a BOK, Part of the updating process is to conduct a job analysis survey to determine whether the current topics in the BOK are still relevant to the job role of software quality engineers and to identify any new topics that have emerged in the since the BOK was last updated. The results of the CSQE job analysis survey showed that all of the topics that were in the 2002 BOK are still relevant to the job roles of software quality engineers in 2008. However, a few new topics were added to the 2008 BOK because of changing industry needs. These new topics are highlighted on the following pages.