Sep 30 2002

Dassault Systemes Establishes Global CATIA Certification Program

Certification program will give companies, users, and business partners a common index to measure their CATIA knowledge and skills


Paris, France - September 30, 2002 - Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced the launch of a global CATIA Certification program to provide customers and users with a valuable index for measuring their knowledge of CATIA. The program targets CATIA user groups such as product designers and developers, Dassault Systemes business and service partners, and new professionals joining the 3D Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) market.


The program will provide a standard measure of CATIA knowledge and will enable program participants to assess their skills against market norms. The certification program will also offer valuable feedback on CATIA training programs by providing a quantitative before-and-after measurement of trainees’ acquired skills. The Certification program is available worldwide for immediate implementation in companies of all sizes and industries.

"By introducing a CATIA certification program, we illustrate our commitment and dedication to our 3D PLM solutions, customers, and users," said Jean-Yves Yung, vice president Services, Dassault Systemes. “The certification program will provide a valuable resource for customers, users, and business partners to measure and evaluate their knowledge and skills. In addition, industry analysts and experts agree that certifications are a highly sought-after mark of credibility for expertise in the Information Technology marketplace.

VUE Testing Services, the electronic testing businesses of NCS Pearson, will administer the CATIA Certification program through a series of domain-oriented exams. Participants can access the exams at VUE™ Authorized Testing Centers, a worldwide network of more than 3000 testing centers in over 130 countries.

To schedule an exam or for more information on the CATIA Certification program, visit Dassault Systemes’ certification website at





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