How to pass the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) Exam with help from MySolidWorks & Subscription Service

Article by Rod Mackay created/updated June 1, 2016

Did you know that if you are a SOLIDWORKS customer who has an active Subscription Service contract, you have access to MySolidWorks Standard, which includes preparation materials designed to help you become a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA). And as a subscription service customer you take the exam for free!

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Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate

What is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate and why get certified?

As a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate you will stand out from the crowd in today’s competitive job marketplace. Certification is proof of your SOLIDWORKS expertise where you can show that you possess the skills that businesses seek out and reward.

Standing out amongst the multitude of SOLIDWORKS users can be a challenge. Gaining a SOLIDWORKS Certification can help you get a job, keep a job, or possibly move up in your current job. Watch the video below to find out how these SOLIDWORKS Users benefited by achieving SOLIDWORKS Certification:

MySolidWorks CSWA Training & Preparation Materials

The CSWA training materials in MySolidWorks walk you through the related topics found in the CSWA exam.  In addition, MySolidWorks Standard gives you access to more than 600 product tutorial videos, online storage services for sharing designs, and a worldwide network of manufacturers who can help bring designs to life.

4 Steps to help you prepare and take the CSWA Exam for FREE!

Here are the four steps you need to take to get certified:

  1. PREPARE for the exam by taking the CSWA Prep Course in MySolidWorks
    • Understand the areas of the SOLIDWORKS software that you must review prior to taking the exam.
    • Learn about sketching, basic features, mass properties, assemblies, reference geometry, drawings, and other topics for the exam.
  2. PRACTICE for the exam with the CSWA sample exercises in MySolidWorks
    • Explore the part modeling portion of the exam.
    • Explore the assembly modeling portion of the exam.
  3. OBTAIN a Coupon Code for the exam from the DS SOLIDWORKS website which is FREE for active Subscription Service customers
  4. TAKE the CSWA exam online from the DS web store, remember to enter the coupon code you obtained in step 3 at checkout.
MySolidWorks Training CSWA Exam

MySolidWorks Training CSWA Exam

MySolidWorks Prep increases your chance of passing the exam

If you are nervous about taking the exam you should know that since introducing the CSWA program on MySolidWorks, users who completed the preparation course experience a 20% greater pass rate on their first try than those who have not reviewed the preparation materials.

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Rod has been using 3D CAD software for over 25 years and has trained thousands of designers to use their CAD systems more effectively. Rod is the Javelin Webmaster and is based in Ottawa, ON., Canada.

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