Sunday, March 28, 2010

CATIA V5R18 Specialist


Assalamualaikum & Good day everybody.
Last friday ive finished my catia specialist certification exam and i managed to pass three exams in a row.Im now a specialist in catia v5. i am so relief that ive passed all the exams ( part design, wireframe and assembly).

to share some experience with you guys, about the exam, ive taken the exam in two days, 2 exams for the first day (PDG, WFS) and a single exam on the other day (ASSM). ive taken the exam in MAWEA company that is located in petaling jaya, malaysia. On that both days, i am the only one that have taken the exam. with a set of objective questions, around 63-75 questions within 75 minutes (for native english users) and 90 minutes (for non native english user), the questionaires will have to be divided around 1~1/5 minutes. and the uniqueness of this exams is, they wont be a turn around or answer review for the previous question that we ve answered. as an example, if we have answer the first question, the select next, there will no previous icon button on the second question. what your answered in the first question is final.no more changes can be made. so it goes on to the next question until last.waaa...so uniqe ha.and what happened to the last question? after you have click on finish, the computer automatically calculate your answer and give you the total that you get. ( its like the time stop ticking ). if your total is over their score, so you ve pass the test. but, if total is below their score, it means that you failed the test and there goes our exam fees..

how is the questions? is it difficult?
for me the questionaires is totally challenging.we have to know every icon in every workbench, what it does and doesnt, and also we have to understand about the option that is inside the icon window. so, we have to understands about the function of every icon and what it can do. for me, in my 2 years experience, ive memorized almost all of the icon and getting used to it. so as for the questionaires, they will ask to the little2 things about the icons.

the exam area? room?
during my exm or any exam, there will be a person to secure you. we cannot bring anything accept our identification card and no else. no laptops, handphones and etc. they will give an erasable paper board and a marker so that we can write any notes. this means, no A4 paper also included.

what you gonna get?
i am waiting for my certificate from DS and mawea company said, that DS will sent the certificate in two or three months. for me, its ok. ive waited and studied this software for a long time, and 2-3 months is still accepted. i will include any picture about what ive got on the next posting.

lastly, thanks to my boss for supporting me to take this exam and, together with this certificate, i will make my best to teach students from our university and other universities about this software.

wassalam

zihad
12:09 am, 29032010, penang, malaysia

Updated on 25/3/2016 as below

As for the sample, you can refer here, from the DASSAULT SYSTEMES themself 

(http://www.3ds.com/fileadmin/Training/PDF/CATIA-Exams-Sample-questions.pdf

(http://www.scribd.com/doc/66994145/CATIA-Certified-Professional-Exams)

(http://www.itnium.com/CATIACertif_SampleQuestions.pdf)

(http://mawea.com.my/index.php/catia-v5-exams-description.html)

Good luck ! And don't get easily upset with the questions !

42 comments:

  1. Great information and congratulations. Would you be interested in guest blogging on my CAD Systems Help blog?
    http://cadsystemshelp.blogspot.com/

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    1. yes.of course.i will blog inthe CAD systems Help blog as i can :)

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  2. yes.of course.i will blog inthe CAD systems Help blog as i can :)

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  3. hi zihad! i've just started catia n hv been a bit into 3ds max.i want to learn how to design a car but not gettng proper stuff! could u hellp me up with that??

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  4. Salam,

    awesome tips man!
    =)

    thanx.

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  5. hei shad.nice to meet catia user here.to design a car by catia, the best is using surface module.but, if you have the R19, you can use the class A design module (i didnt know much about it).

    hei nick, thanks :D

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  6. congratulations for your certificate !
    alhamoulilah
    I am also planning to take couple of catia certifications.
    You must have received the paper version of the certificate by now. Do you mind uploading it so that we can take a look ?
    Also do you know what is the passing score on part design and assembly design certifications.

    Thank you brother

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    1. Salam Mademba.

      You can refer the paper version of the certificate here http://mycatiav5.blogspot.com/2013/01/catia-specialist-certificate.html

      Thanks for your comment.

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  7. Congratulation Zihad! nicely done. I am also thinking to get a catia certification. Will there be CAD session during the exam?

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  8. Thanks.
    Usually they will provide you 1/2 day refreshing session for a paper that you will sit. It is included in the exam fees.

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  9. Salaam Walaikum...... I am also planning to go for CATIA part design specialist..... I have excellent hand in CREO. And aware of part design, sketch and generative shape design workbenches of CATIA. but I can't handle the assembly as good in CATIA as in Creo.... Will it be sufficient to clear part design specialist certification test..... Since the fees is too much, I want to give it when I am 100% sure.....

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  10. Waalaikumsalam SIr.
    Congratulation for your plan to sit for the certification exam. At first i am also as you, only have one chance to sit as the exam fees is very expensive. In my country, here in Malaysia, they charge around myr2000/exam paper. So i prepared well by following their criteria such as need to work on catia at least 2-3 years full time. Or maybe more for a part time user.

    In my preparation for that exam, i also google in the internet for the exam sample. You also can find it in dassault systemes website. If you can answer the question easily, then i guess you are ready for the exam. It is because the exam questions have some tricky parts that we need to consider properly about the answers.

    Good luck for your journey on becoming a specialist in catia software. Hopefully you will become an expert in catia in few years.

    Thanks for your visit to my blog and do visit us again in the future.

    InsyaALLAH. WAssalamualaikum.

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  11. Hi
    Are there any "public" study material for Catia Certified Specialist.
    If yes, could you recommend me any website where I find dokuments like Mockexam, tests,....
    Thank you

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  12. Hi,

    yes, there are a lot of public/ free documents for those who are interested in sitting the exam. I encourage you to do exercise on these materials so that you are fully aware with the trend of the question.

    As for the sample, you can refer here, from the DASSAULT SYSTEMES themself

    (http://www.3ds.com/fileadmin/Training/PDF/CATIA-Exams-Sample-questions.pdf)

    (http://www.scribd.com/doc/66994145/CATIA-Certified-Professional-Exams)

    (http://www.itnium.com/CATIACertif_SampleQuestions.pdf)

    (http://mawea.com.my/index.php/catia-v5-exams-description.html)

    Good luck ! And don't get easily upset with the questions !

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  13. Hi Mahmud,
    Can you please tell about the exam pattern? and are there any negative marking for the wrong answered questions?
    In another 20 days i'm going to take the part design specialist test. So please give me some suggestions to crack that..

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  14. Hi Gopi,

    Thanks for your comments on this. As i remember there are no negative markings for the wrong answered questions.

    As for my tips, make sure you covers all the basic icons and what it does on all the options given in the dialog box. The answer will be mostly identical, and you need to be careful about that. Divide your question per time, read and answer all the questions, and dont ever try to test your luck by guessing the answers when you didnt have much time on the questions, the computers didnt have any kind hearted feeling about that.

    Anyway, Good luck and i wish you all the best. Hope to find you in the CATIA Specialist Community in the future !

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  15. Hi Mahmud,

    First of all thanks for your suggestions. Today I have cracked my CATIA Part Design Specialist test. As you said all answers are identical and not easy to choose one of them. I got questions mostly on Specification tree and reordering them. My test contains 70 questions in 90Min time. I have finished it 21Min before the time complition :D

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    1. Hi krishna, Would you please post some of the sample questions that are related to your exam questions ? I mean just sample of those specification tree questions?

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  16. Hi Muhmud

    Firstly congratulations on your success and much appreciated your interest on the postings . I have never worked on CATIA before but i have a CATIA V5 R18 installed version in my pc . I am practicing models . Now it is a request of my new employer that the employee should hold CATIA designer certification. I wish to take the exam very soon (probably next week) . My question is how much practice is necessary to clear the exam also the questions are they basic , intermediate or advanced , are we given a paper certificate after passing the exam at the center itself .

    Can you please let me know your view on my query ...

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    1. Hi there.

      Let see, about the exam, it is much like an intermediate. Such that, you have to know the function of every icon, on each tools, and what will happen if we select those icon.

      The best is to try all the functions, and if you are a worm book yourself, read the help files page by page.

      If it is not compulsory for you to take the exam, my advise to take the exam after 1-2 years of working daily with catia. And it is also advisable by DS themselves to take experience between 1-3 years on CATIA.

      Yes, you will be given a certificate with your name on it and which exam you attend.

      Maybe others can give comment on this?

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    2. Hi Muhmed

      Many thanks for your reply . It has been mentioned Advance surfacing therefore I have to take test on Advance surfacing . Which track would you suggest me either specialist , expert or master .

      Also would you be able to post me any links for which covers sample test papers , practice papers and any useful links if you have known any sources that would be really helpful .

      Can you please let me know .

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  17. Yes, you can refer to this site

    http://www.3ds.com/training/how-to-get-certified/catia-users/

    It explain on which tracks you need to, and also some sample questions is also in the bottom page.

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  18. Hi, is there any model questions available for part design specialist exam??
    Else could you guys share the questions which you have received at your exams??
    It will be helpful for us to crack the exam..

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  19. Hi Naga, you can refer to my comments above for the sample from DS themselves! Good luck

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  20. Hi Can any one help me with the catia surface design specialist exam . I have tried hard to find online material and model questions but all what i found is Catia online documentation and sample DS test paper . I have tried the online source which are described in this blog but not so informative .

    I am very keen to get certification its my new employer's request. Please can someone help me with the right source of material and practice test papers .

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  21. Hi Guys day before yesterday i have done the Catia Surface Design specialist (R18) exam and I am passed the exam . Firstly , i would like to pass my thanks to Mr . Zihad mahmud and for his exam experience really helped me to crack down the exam in 20 Days time .

    For me it was difficult to find the right material earlier to prepare for the exam . I have given a lot research on material , finally god helped me through CATIA Online Documentation of R18 and installed CATIA V5 R18 .

    You are right , the questions are tricky but not tough . From my experience while picking the answers , one should not pick in the first instance instead should go for an extra thought . Because it appears for each question more than one answers would be the obvious choices .

    I have faced a variety of questions . Covered all topics in the DS syllabus .
    The only material which i have prepared is CATIA online documentation and CATIA on my PC .

    Actually , one should need to understand the real mechanism and characteristics of ICONS and applications .

    Overall , i am satisfied with my exam experience and result . I do not have practical work experience on CATIA but i have made it possible .

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  22. sir i want to know dat dere is any study material or book for catia v5 specialist in part desin course??

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    1. You can search in google.
      There are lots of tutorials in the internet.
      Or if you want to go one by one, how about learning through its help documentation. You wont miss a thing if your read it line by line.
      But make sure you have the latest release/version of docs.

      Good luck

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    1. Although this is a spam, who knows someone might need this!

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  24. Hey guys,
    I am trying to register for the catia v5 specialist exam but the 3ds webaite directs you to Peason VUE website to register and i cant find the part design specialist exam listed ... it starts with the expert level.
    How can i register for the specialist exam?
    Thank you
    Bilal

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    1. Its better to contact official distributor of catia in your country so that you can have proper process and exam area in the future.

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  25. This exams are really costly to register,right?

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  26. MYR 2000 for each paper including refreshment class.

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    1. Thanks for the compliment Sir. If my articles benefits others, why not. I will keep posting on catia v5. Thanks for your compliment Sir.

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    1. please contact your exam supplier for course training.

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