I am an unemployed Mechanical engineer and would like to refresh my Solidworks skills by practicing and then eventually taking the CSWA. Is there anyway to do this with a student license?
Certification does not care about the license, you can even run certification program on a different computer than SW.
Please also have in mind that associate is a low level and an easy certification, I would not even consider showing it to the future employer as it hardly shows any skills above basics. I suggest you aim for professional and beyond.
You can take the exam with the student licence. Regarding the prep, the following link may help:
Tips for Taking the CSWA - Academic Exam SOLIDWORKS
I am located in Calgary, Canada.
Thanks, Carla. I will send you a message shortly.
Is there a way to get the student license for online training as well as the CWSA, or further training certs? I am willing to pay for the training, but the local college only offers an intro weekend course, so id like to do something online.
The root of my problem is trying to get a student license to do the training and certifications. :/
Where are you located?
You can take the CSWA exam but anything above that I would suggest finding a school or a place that has a higher license for more accesability and ease of taking the tests. I believe the higher level exams require weldments and sheet metal which aren't being able to used in the student version.
I would practice by going over the tutorials again, they are useful.
I am doing a similar thing Carla Willard. I am a post-undergrad student looking to refresh my skills and have purchased a Solidworks 2019 Student Edition license. I am preparing to take either the CSWA or CSWP. Based on everyone's recommendations, I think I am going to shoot for the CSWP. But my original question was if the student license would even work to take either of the cert exams. From what I have read, it does work!
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