Be Awesome: Get SOLIDWORKS Certified

Be Awesome: Get SOLIDWORKS Certified

Today more than 200 SOLIDWORKS World 2015 attendees tested their understanding of SOLIDWORKS in two SOLIDWORKS Certification sessions. The results: about 50 new Certified SOLIDWORKS Professionals (CSWPs) were added to a worldwide community of 135,000 certified customers! SOLIDWORKS Certifications, including

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Here’s how to show off your CSWP on LinkedIn (and vice versa)

Here’s how to show off your CSWP on LinkedIn (and vice versa)

CSWA, CSWP, CSWP advanced modules, and CSWE are all important certifications that demonstrate a person’s skill level with SolidWorks. One of the easiest ways to let others know that you’ve successfully passed a SolidWorks certification exam is to list the certificate on Linkedin.com. There are several ways to do this. A very common method right now…

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Marie Planchard reflects on her teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week

It is teacher appreciation week and a time to reflect on the teachers that have made a difference in so many lives – including my own.  First I have to thank my 7th grade math teacher, Sister Mary, who was the best math teacher I ever had.  Sister Mary was all about strengthening basic math skills in everything you do.  I used to talk in class, instead of the usual “I will not talk in class” 500 times.  Sister Mary had you take a 4 digit number and multiple it by itself and then subtract that number until you got down to zero.  Funny as your basic math gets stronger so does the algebra – but Sister Mary knew that.

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Even the CEO has to study for the CSWP test

Even the CEO has to study for the CSWP test

One evening at SolidWorks World 2011 I was having a conversation with Matt Lorono, who manages the  SolidWorks Legion blog. During our talk, Matt brought up the topic of certification, and asked if I had already earned my Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP) certification. I had to admit that I hadn’t, but promised Matt that I would have it by SolidWorks World 2012.

SolidWorks CSWP logoEarly last month, I started working toward meeting that goal, and thought that some of you might be interested in following me through the process. So over the next few months, I plan to post occasional updates letting everyone know how things are going. First, some background.

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