How to Prepare Your Students for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) Certification

What’s better than being an expert? Being a certified expert. Becoming a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) is the ultimate way for Engineering CAD students to demonstrate their expertise. By taking the SOLIDWORKS certification exams, students not only enhance their SOLIDWORKS skills but also gain an industry-recognized credential. For students pursuing careers in computer-aided design, the CSWA certification is highly recommended. Let’s dive into an overview of the CSWA certification exam and explore the numerous SOLIDWORKS tutorials and resources available to prepare your students for success.

What is the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) Certification?

Certifications like the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) not only provide students with a satisfying sense of accomplishment but also act as a testament to future employers that these individuals possess the necessary SOLIDWORKS skills to meet workplace demands. The CSWA certification is a fundamental entry-level credential for students trained in SOLIDWORKS, demonstrating their expertise in SOLIDWORKS modeling.

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Preparing for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) Certification

Although there’s no official training needed for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) Certification, numerous SOLIDWORKS tutorials and CSWA exam prep resources are available for students. These resources aid in honing computer-aided design skills and preparing for the CSWA certification exam. Some of the popular tools include SOLIDWORKS Certification study materials, SOLIDWORKS Resource Center, and SOLIDWORKS for Education tutorials.

Independent Learning Tutorials

SOLIDWORKS has a list of tutorial models that will mimic what students experience on the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) exam. Students can use these models to practice until they feel confident enough to complete each with no instruction. You can find these CSWA models available for download here.

Exam Prep Course

SOLIDWORKS also offers a comprehensive CSWA exam prep course. This preparation material covers essential SOLIDWORKS tutorials on sketching, basic features, mass properties, assemblies, reference geometry, and drawings, among other topics. The course includes more than 40 lessons, aiding in effective CSWA certification study.

SOLIDWORKS Resource Center

SOLIDWORKS’ Resource Center is a hub of videos, tutorials, blogs, and more. While not all content will be directly related to the CSWA Certification, your students will be able to discover new CAD capabilities and watch informative videos on related topics.

Practice Exam

A CSWA practice exam is available, featuring questions similar to those on the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate certification exam. This resource is a valuable tool for students’ SOLIDWORKS tutorials and exam prep, and to further enhance their computer-aided design skills.

SOLIDWORKS For Education

This certification is just one of the many ways you can encourage your students to prepare for careers in STEM. We work with many schools who use the SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE® to promote creativity and innovation and equip students. Learn more about this tool here.

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