Upcoming classes

Our partner certification program has been developed to ensure that Critical Manufacturing partners can independently execute projects based on our proven best practices. Take a look at our upcoming classroom certification program.

July 2021

3rd Certification Process

From July 5 to September 24

Pre-requisite exam:

Before the e-learning stage

E-learning stage:

From July 5 to August 16 – this is the period to complete the e-learning, not its duration.

Classroom access exam:

From August 17 to August 19 – this is the period to complete the exam, not its duration.

Classroom learning:

From September 6 to September 17

Theoretical Professional Exam:

September 23

Practice Professional Exam:

September 24

September 2021

4th Certification Process

From September 20 to November 26

Pre-requisite exam:

Before the e-learning stage

E-learning stage:

From September 20 to October 17 – this is the period to complete the e-learning, not its duration.

Classroom access exam:

From October 18 to October 20 – this is the period to complete the exam, not its duration

Classroom learning:

From November 8 to November 19

Theoretical Professional Exam:

November 24

Practice Professional Exam:

November 26

Learning pathway

There are three functional roles required within a team to implement the Critical Manufacturing MES: modeler, developer and administrator. These three roles are the basis of the Critical Manufacturing learning paths, and are reflected in the classroom content and track:

Modeler
  • A person that interacts with the system primarily to maintain system configurations and modeling information, such as process steps, process flows, products, resources (equipment), recipes, checklists and documents. Modelers also act as functional consultants. They are fully integrated with the implementation team, participating in requirements gathering and solution design activities, as well as testing, validation, documentation, and training on project deliverables.

    Partner training prerequisite:

    • Experience and understanding of the manufacturing industry
    • Experience in modeling  or implementation of MES software


    Learning content:

    • MES basics (MES fundamentals, model development, Material Tracking)
    • Operations intelligence modules (FabLive 3D, dashboards, BI Cards, Data warehouse)
    • Operational efficiency modules (Maintenance Management, Labor Management, Order Management)
    • Quality modules (Exceptions management, SPC, Document Management, Sampling)
Developer
  • A person who configures and customizes the more technical aspects of the application. Typically,  they create reports, customs GUIs and business rules. The scope also includes integration with both external applications and with equipment.

    Partner training prerequisite:

    • Experience and knowledge of C#/.Net, JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular, HTML5, Node & NPM
    • Usage experience: Visual studio/ Visual studio code
    • Experience and knowledge of MES


    Learning content:

    • MES Basics (MES fundamentals, model development, Material Tracking)
    • Operations intelligence modules (FabLive 3D, dashboards, BI Cards, Data warehouse)
    • Integrations (Enterprise integration, equipment integration)
    • Custom development (Business logic, UI, reporting)
Administrator
  • A person that installs, operates and administers the application. They take care of backups, upgrades, health checks, system monitoring and troubleshooting.

    Partner training prerequisite:

    • Experience and knowledge of windows administration, IIS, SQL, and SQL server


    Nice to have:

    • Experience and knowledge of MES


    Learning content:

    • MES basics (MES fundamentals, model development, Material Tracking)
    • Basic integrations & custom development
    • Installation, administration, backups, upgrades, health checks, system monitoring and troubleshooting of the CM MES

Certification process

The Critical Manufacturing certification process ensures that partners have both the prerequisite training and ‘real life’ project experience with our MES. In the professional level, and once the partner successfully passes through training, they enter into an eight to twelve-week (in some cases, fifteen-weeks) project shadowing exercise, where they work on live CM projects in a supervised mode.

Learning objectives for each phase are confirmed by completing an online exam or a report evaluation. 

Upon successful completion of the classroom learning stage, candidates are awarded the Critical Manufacturing certified associate badge. 

Upon the successful completion of the following certification stages, candidates earn the Critical Manufacturing certified badge for professional, expert, or solutions architect.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find some useful information to help you understand our training process. For further questions contact us.

    What are Critical Manufacturing learning tools?
  • Critical Manufacturing has a set of tools (including e-learning and VM with CM MES) that allows partners to engage with Critical Manufacturing MES.
    How can I request access to Critical Manufacturing learning tools?
  • The partner responsible can use the Customer Portal to create a support ticket with e-learning/ training context to request access for a candidate. The user's name and institutional email is required
    Do I need to be registered in the Certification Process to access the Critical Manufacturing learning tools?
  • No, the partner doesn't need to register for the Certification Process to access the Critical Manufacturing learning tools.
    If I complete all the e-learning courses and assignments, do I get a certification?
  • Certification consists of a combination of different training procedures and project shadowing, both with evaluation periods. E-learning is a necessary part of the program, but candidates must also complete the different stages of the certification process to earn a certification.
  • First level certification stages are e-learning -> classroom learning-> shadowing.
    How much time is required to complete the e-learning stage of the Professional certification level?
  • We recommend reserving 45 to 70 hours for this stage, depending on your previous knowledge and the learning path.
    How do I register for the Critical Manufacturing Training Certification Process?
  • Partners must complete the registration form to register for one of the Certification Processes.

Register for certification process

To register for one of the certification processes, please complete the registration form.

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