A common question that many ask is whether or not one should invest in getting SOLIDWORKS certification from an individual perspective. Here, we will try to break the benefits for you to help you decide if it is worth your time.
The certification tests themselves are inexpensive, however, the real cost behind them comes in the form of time invested to get the certificate. This goes in two parts:
The certification exam also costs money. However, the cost is relatively low ranging between USD 20 – 150 depending on which exam you are looking at. You can find all the exams in the SOLIDWORKS certification catalog.
One might ask, “I have learned how to use the software, and the certification does not add anything to my skills. Why take the certificate”. This holds true assuming an individual who is working solely on his/her own. However, for the majority of individuals, they will be working as part of a larger network looking for a job, freelance clients, promotion, etc. In this, getting a SOLIDWORKS certification serves two main advantages for individuals:
To conclude, we cannot say for certain if you should or should not invest in getting official certifications. However, if you decide to, we hope this post will help you identify all the right reasons for doing so.
Are you a SOLIDWORKS user already or trying to learn it? Are you also considering getting a certification, what level of certification are you planning for?
If you are looking for courses to help support your SOLIDWORKS learning journey, you can check out our online SOLIDWORKS courses.
By Tayseer Almattar, TforDesign Founder
Tayseer is the founder of TforDesign. He has a passion for learning design and making all learning digestible and exciting.