Employers will value SOLIDWORKS experience and you will frequently see jobs advertised requiring “Expertise in SOLIDWORKS” or “SOLIDWORKS CSWP qualified”. Students wishing to apply for these jobs need to formally show their competence by taking the SOLIDWORKS Certified Examinations.
Included in the subscription is one free entry for up to 60, 200, 500 or 2000 students/lecturers to the CSWA (Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate), CSDA (Certified Sustainable Design Associate), CSWSA-FEA (Certified SOLIDWORKS Simulation Associate – Finite Element Analysis) and CSWP (Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional) examinations.
The University or College has to register for the exams and then obtain ‘vouchers’ (effectively PIN codes) for students wishing to enter. Each exam has a three hour time limit and is taken on-line at whatever time or date suits. Examination Tutorials are built into MySolidWorks (see above).
Full details of the examinations and how to enter can be found at: