CAD, CAM, & BIM
Dec 2 2020
PTC recently announced during a live webinar with SolidProfessor that the company would release an associate-level certification exam for Onshape in January 2021. An Onshape user who passes this new exam will be recognized as a Certified Onshape Associate.
Because of its cloud-based functionality, more schools’ engineering programs are switching to Onshape during distance learning. This influx of student users in the last year created a greater need for an introductory certification.
Many K-12 and postsecondary engineering programs have Career and Technical Education (CTE) state standards they need to adhere to. One of the most common standards educators have to meet is getting their CTE students certified. When students earn industry-recognized certifications, often called IRCs, that’s an indicator to the state that a CTE program is doing its job by successfully preparing students for careers.
So while more students can access CAD from any device during remote learning, there hasn’t been a viable path toward an Onshape certification — until now!
While the Certified Onshape Associate exam is geared toward students, it is appropriate for any beginner-level Onshape user.
Students will need to take the Certified Onshape Associate exam to earn their certification. The Onshape certification exam can be taken online. To get a high passing rate, we recommend you prepare your students with plenty of practice problems and time spent designing in Onshape.
Like many other CAD software certification exams, the Onshape certification exam is timed. Students will have two and a half hours (180 minutes) to complete the Certified Onshape Associate exam.
There are two sections on the Onshape certification exam with a total of 45 questions. Students will have 180 minutes to complete all 45 questions.
Students will need to earn a 75% to pass the Certified Onshape Associate exam. The exam is worth 100 points so students will need to get a minimum of 75 points to earn their certification.
Yes. There aren’t any limits to the number of times students can take the Certified Onshape Associate exam. However, the exam costs $50, so the cost to retake the exam multiple times can add up quickly.
Prep Students for the Exam: Onshape Beginner to Certification Prep Course
Four topics will be covered on the Certified Onshape Associate exam: Onshape Part Studio, part assembly, detailed drawings, and sharing and collaboration. Here’s a breakdown of what each of the four sections will include:
Section 1: Onshape Part Studio
Section 2: Part Assembly
Section 3: Detailed Drawings
Section 4: Sharing and Collaboration
SolidProfessor is known among K-12 and postsecondary educators for our software certification prep courses for SOLIDWORKS and Autodesk products. Now, we’ve expanded our certification exam prep list to include Onshape!
To help meet your school’s standards and get your students ready to pass the Onshape Certified Associate exam, SolidProfessor has created an Onshape Beginner to Certification Prep Course. This course will be fully online and will include
With SolidProfessor’s online and expert-led prep course, exercises, and practice exams, you can prepare your students for certification. Plus, we have a library of more than 400 courses you can integrate into your existing curriculum.
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