Top employers in the industry are looking for skilled students and individuals certified on 3DS solutions to unleash the power of 3DS tools. CATIA Certification validates that you have the skills and knowledge to utilise the full potential of CATIA tools.
We hold certification (Associate and Expert) exams in:
- CATIA V5 Part Design
- CATIA V5 Assembly Design
- CATIA V5 Surface Design
As a Certified CATIA Associate, you demonstrate that you have achieved a robust level of fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience of CATIA modelling techniques in using CATIA.
Specialist and Expert Exams
As a Certified CATIA Specialist, you have demonstrated that you have broadened your knowledge and skills by achieving competence in two of the the Associate areas.
Becoming a Specialist is not examinable. It is achieved by passing two or more Associate exams.
As a Certified CATIA Expert, you prove your knowledge and skills with CATIA advanced modelling techniques after solid training and between six and twelve months of advanced hands-on practice and work experience* in either Part, Assembly or Surface Design.
*These are indications that may vary from one person to another
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Why become Certified?
Certification brings credibility to your Curriculum Vitae, leading to significant opportunities for career growth. By getting certified you demonstrate your expertise and prove your capability to differentiate yourself from the others in today’s increasingly competitive job market.
Dassault Systemes have published a white paper outlining the potential benefits gained from becoming CATIA Certified.
Figures based on a survey conducted with 7,000 3DS Certified Engineers
Getting certified requires serious preparation. In order to get ready for an exam, we recommend to go through the following steps:
1. Get trained on the course(s) as specified in the recommended learning path (see picture) and in the exam descriptions. The courses are available online via Companion Learning Space (CLS) or via the Academia website. They can be used during and after a class, as a complement or as a refresher.
2. To complement your training and reinforce your skills, review the topics that were covered in the course(s) and in particular those where you could improve, and practice as much as possible, especially on the topics included in the exam (refer to exam description).
3. The more you practice, the better. In order to get ready, sample exams are available online. They are meant to give you a better understanding of the exam and question formats. They also give you the opportunity to get familiar with the steps to start an exam. These sample exams are free and accessible anytime via the same platform as the real exams.
Looking for extra resources to better prepare?
Students can be eligible for Dassault Systemes Online Companion. This online portal provides a licensed version of CATIA that can be used in preparation alongside training courses and vouchers to be used for the certification exams.
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