CSWP exam sample test

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by veedawg@gmail.com, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. Guest

    does anyone have any CSWP sample tests or prep material that they are
    willing to sell?

    I checked out the sample test questions and basic modeling skills part
    and so far so good. Once question though, on the basic skills test, do
    they provide the "scoring criteria" in advance (ex. changing # in a
    pattern to update correctly) or do you have to assume what may or may
    not change? I know they give a list of design requirements, but it
    doesn't seem fair if you don't know what the computer will be looking
    for exactly. Just curious.

    Thanks in advance!
    V~
     
    , Dec 29, 2005
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  2. Rock Guy Guest

    Each problem in the CSWP defines the design intent and how the design
    intent relates to specific model changes. This is your scoring
    criteria, you need to be sure you have designed your model properly to
    meet these pre-defined specs. It's been a while but I don't believe
    the test breaks down scoring for every aspect in the problem spec (the
    actual grading spreadsheet you recieve after the test does). I believe
    each problem is listed with a total number of possible points only.

    I created a Power Point presentation for the CSWP which I presented to
    our user group. You can find it here
    http://www.robrodriguez.com/NVTSWUG Home.htm under the
    "presenations" button to the left. It includes a sample model of some
    of the methods used and the correct and incorrect ways to build one of
    the sample parts. You may find it helpful.
     
    Rock Guy, Dec 29, 2005
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  3. SWX-VAR-JP Guest

    Make sure that you have at least 1-2yrs of fulltime SolidWorks
    experience before attempting this certification.
     
    SWX-VAR-JP, Dec 29, 2005
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  4. Guest

    my company is still on SW2005, so I'm tryin studying all the "what's
    new" updates for SW2006. I got the exam outline from SolidWorks so that
    should help. I know 2006 has A LOT of changes so I need to cram rather
    quickly.

    As for the modeling portion, I had some concern because of the 50
    different ways the sample model from the SW website can be modeled. The
    model is very easy to make per the "design requirements"....but the
    "scoring criteria "had additional "design requirements" which changes
    the strategy of making the model.

    Does anyone know what the breakdown is to pass the test? I.e. do I need
    a 70% in all 3 catergories (written, basic modeling, advanced
    modeling)??? is each section weighted? Jeez the last time I took a test
    was in school...ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO!

    thanks!

    SWX-VAR-JP wrote:
    > Make sure that you have at least 1-2yrs of fulltime SolidWorks
    > experience before attempting this certification.
     
    , Dec 30, 2005
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  5. SWX-VAR-JP Guest

    Take it from me as someone who has taken the test and now proctors the
    exam to users.

    The items that you are tested on are basic modeling skills, so I would
    not focus so much on the "What's New".

    The scoring is as follows, you need an 80% on the test to pass, this is
    comprised of a written test(100 points, 20% of total score), Core
    Skills(300 points, 60% of total score), Adv. Skill(100 points, 20% of
    total score).

    The modeling is based on the techniques taught in the essentials and
    advanced classes.

    One good resource to use is i.get.it, they have a CSWP preperation
    module. All skills that are tested are shown in this training. ;-)
     
    SWX-VAR-JP, Dec 30, 2005
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