A Certification For Your Resume

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Certifications are a good thing. They help distinguish you from your peers, plus if you learn a little while you prepare, your company gets a nice benefit as well. DriveWorksXpress has a certification process that is free to all SOLIDWORKS users and is designed to improve your SOLIDWORKS skills and make your engineering résumé stand out from the crowd. This year at SOLIDWORKS World, I was introduced to the new certification -“Certified DriveWorksXpress Associate“. Chris Cassettari from DriveWorks was leading a hands […]

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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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EDS Man and Mike Puckett talk about the CSWE Exam

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Hello everyone and welcome to the show. Today we have a special guest, Mike Puckett, Certification Specialist with Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. Today we are talking about the Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert exam that was introduced a little over a year ago at SOLIDWORKS World 2010. Hi Mike, thanks for time being a guest on the show. A year ago only 75 people were even qualified to take the CSWE exam. How many CSWE’s are there today? We are currently at just about […]

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