I am a University student and I am planning to take CSWA and CSWP exams. However, I only have Solidworks education edition in the university. Will i still be able to take these exams using education edition?.
If I remember correctly only the ability to model and mate are required to the CSWA and CSWP. From what I understand most student versions have the same capabilities as SW Premium but others only have the capabilities as Standard. Depends on how many licenses you have at the university. I could be wrong. I'm pretty sure the exams don't require anything more than what is available in standard (which I'm certain is in the basic student version). Certainly your instructor should know.
CSWA - Academic SOLIDWORKS
The short answer is yes! I am also a university student and I have (successfully) taken both the CSWP core and CSWA on the education edition. Best of luck to you!
I didn't take the CSWA exam, but I can say that for the CSWP exam, the CSWP-Advanced exams and the CSWE exam, the bulleted items that SW provides in each cert's description are what you will be tested on.
No topics omitted. No "surprise" topics added.
Some exam questions provide a part (or assembly) which you're to download and work on from there.
(Don't worry about the SW version of these files. They'll open across a broad swath of SW vintages,)
Other questions are based on something you make from scratch.
So, as long as you can practice each (and every one) of the exam's listed topics using your SW version, then I'd say you're fine taking that exam (provided you've practice each topic to be able to perform in a timely, accurate and confident manner).
SW posts on the SOLIDWORKS® Certification Center page, the latest ten persons who have achieved a cert.
The person's name and country are listed as is the cert they've earned,
There's a lot of CSWA's that get listed and I'm sure a good portion of these are students like yourself (SW-speaking).
(Go there right after you pass and take a screen shot. But hurry! Before you're bumped into the abyss of the ether when you become #11.)
Sample exams (except for CSWE) are also provided by SW.
During my exam process, I felt (and I still do) that SW genuinely wants everyone to pass any exam and they do much to aid you ahead of time, as to what's to be expected.
Zero "surprises", "tricks" or "zingers".
If you fail an exam (and I failed two), then it's of you're own doing (as it was for me).
SW has done it's part in this, so now you must do your part: practice your topics diligently.
Good luck to you.
I've gone through everything outside of the Simulation exams on an academic license, so you should be good to go. I don't think there are any tools that are not included in the academic license that you will need on the exams, but it's a good idea to check just to be on the safe side.
Basically if you can get through the practice exam with the tools available to you, you should be fine on the exam.
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