Partner Professional Certification

Critical Manufacturing MES continues to gain momentum and adoption worldwide. Our training program is designed to give partners the fundamentals, tools and knowledge using our proven methodology.

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Partner Professional Certification

Critical Manufacturing MES continues to gain momentum and adoption worldwide. Our training program is designed to give partners the fundamentals, tools and knowledge using our proven methodology.

APPLY NOW

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 and register. Choose the date that better suits you.

3 Oct 2022 - 22 Dec 2022
Start End Stage
3 Oct 16 Oct Pre-requisite exam
17 Oct 13 Nov E-learning stage
15 Nov 16 Nov Classroom access exam
5 Dec 16 Dec Classroom learning
21 Dec 22 Dec Exam
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Start End Stage
7 Nov 20 Nov Pre-requisite exam
21 Nov 18 Dec E-learning stage
20 Dec 21 Dec Classroom access exam
9 Jan 20 Jan Classroom learning
26 Jan 27 Jan Exam
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Start End Stage
5 Dec 18 Dec Pre-requisite exam
19 Dec 15 Jan E-learning stage
17 Jan 18 Jan Classroom access exam
6 Feb 17 Feb Classroom learning
23 Feb 24 Feb Exam
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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.

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

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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