Preparing for the CEPA

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Most of the Certified Enterprise PDM Administrator (CEPA) exam is basic EPDM administrator troubleshooting. You’ll build a vault, import some users and workflows from a provided import file then fix the vault as described in the exam. Be sure to study the administration guide on workflows, transitions and revisions, these topics are most of the exam. For most people the most concerning thing about the exam is that it includes questions about basic project management. From my experience, the average EPDM […]

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Should the CEPA Exam include Project Management Topics?

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Interestingly, in addition to questions on workflows and user rights, the Certified Enterprise PDM Administrator (CEPA) exam also includes questions about basic project management. No other SOLIDWORKS certification includes topics beyond what the software does, is it fair for the exam to ask questions beyond the button clicks of administrating the software? Being a good SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM administrator does, on occasion, involve more than clicking check boxes and making backups, there are upgrades to plan and sometimes workflows to […]

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