I completed Segment 1 yesterday (95/115) and I was wondering if anyone had advice on Segments 2 and 3. I have already read up on the write-up on http://www.3dengr.com/2009/10/cswp-preparation.html but I was curious what others felt about the remaining segments. I completed Segment 1 in 57 minutes, with Question 5 being my incorrect answer.
I have been using SW for 6 years and have taken the suggested classes through my VAR. I think the thing that bothers me about Segment 2 is the time limit (40 minutes). Without any sample questions, I'm not sure what to expect. I enjoy working with configurations within a part or an assembly, but I would like to know what the exam expects of you.
Also, I see there is a waiting period between retakes, is there an expiration date after purchasing the segments? (ie, if I don't take Sections 2-3 within x number of days after purchase, I would have to re-purchase those segments?)
We have one other CSWP in our department, but he took the test in 2009 and doesn't use SW much in his current position.