Check the exam descriptions thoroughly to see how best to prepare for your 3DS certification exam. All exams require at least , initial hands-on experience in addition to either training at a Dassault Systèmes Authorized Education Partner, your university or school or online via Companion Learning Space. For more information click here.
Sample exams also give you a valuable insight into the exam experience. Want to know more about sample exams?
On the day of your exam, you will be required to show an official identification document, with a recent photograph (driver's license, passport, or equivalent).
You will take the exam in a room that is dedicated to that purpose. The room is typically monitored via video camera or an exam proctor to deter cheating.
You are not allowed to take anything into the testing room to assist you with your exam. No pencils, pens, pages, additional paper, cell phones or any other device are allowed in the exam area of the testing center.
There will be a confidentiality agreement that you must acknowledge by clicking on an "I agree" button.
When you finish the exam, your score will appear on the screen. If successful, your electronic certificate will automatically be generated and stored in your account for download.
The exams are delivered online at one of our Authorized Certification Centers. You will find the list of the current centers under the Partners section of the website.
If you are a student you should also ask your professor whether your university or school has a private Certification Center where you can take your exam.
As a Certified Associate you demonstrate that you have achieved a robust level of fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience of 3DS modeling techniques and tools.
The Specialist Certification demonstrates that you have broadened your knowledge and skills by achieving competence in two of the Associate areas. Example:
- as a CATIA V5 Part Design Associate and Assembly Design Associate you become a CATIA V5 Mechanical Design Specialist;
- as a CATIA V5 Part Design Associate and Surface Design Associate you become a CATIA V5 Mechanical Surface Design Specialist
As a Certified Expert you can boost your competitive advantage by validating your advanced level of expertise. This certification demonstrates that you have extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in leveraging the optimum results from 3DS solutions.
When you finish the exam, your score will appear on the screen. If successful, your electronic certificate will be generated and stored in your account for download.
Each certificate bears a unique identifier and code. To verify the authenticity of the certificate, simply flash or enter the code at https://3ds.virtualtester.com (Validate Certificate icon) and authenticity of the certificate will be instantly verified.
A 'Public' Certification Center is open to anyone who wants to take a Dassault Systèmes exam.
A 'Private' Certification Center is dedicated to the University's or School's students.
View the current list of our Certification Centers.
When you fail an exam, there is a 14-day waiting period before retaking the same exam. Another exam credit will be needed to retake the test.
Note: when you pass an exam with success, you cannot retake it.
The exams are localized in the languages most requested by the market such as (*) Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), and Spanish.
* subject to change
No break is allowed during the exams.
When creating your account, the 'online directory' option at the bottom of the screen, is meant to allow you to display your certification online. This option is set to 'No' by default and is not active for the moment.
The tester software will retry to connect for ~2 minutes. If the connection is still not available, an error message will be displayed and a TXT file will be saved on your desktop. The name of the file is: Tangix_TesterPro_Error_Date_Time.
Please send this file to the support team (Support and Contact icon in the menu bar)
You will have to start the examination again and no refund will be available. Once you click ‘take exam’ your exam credit will be redeemed and we cannot refund your payment or voucher. If you computer crashes, your answers are not recoverable.
Dassault Systèmes no longer mails out certificates to individuals who have passed an exam. Your certificate is available in your user account for download. You can print it from your computer so you no longer have to wait to receive it. To access your certificate simply log into your account by using this link: https://3ds.virtualtester.com. Then go to 'Your Certificate' page and follow the on-screen instructions. Please note that not all exams have printable certificates.