Partner Professional Certification

Critical Manufacturing MES continues to gain momentum and adoption worldwide. We designed our certification program to give partners the needed knowledge and tools to use our proven methodology.

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Partner Professional Certification

Critical Manufacturing MES continues to gain momentum and adoption worldwide. We designed our certification program to give partners the needed knowledge and tools to use 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.

7 Nov 2022 - 27 Jan 2023
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 the necessary know-how and “real life” project experience with Critical Manufacturing MES.

The certification process has different levels: professional, expert, and solution architect. Each level has different stages with different evaluation moments.

At the professional level, upon completing the hands-on stage, candidates are awarded the Critical Manufacturing Associate badge. Then, they begin a six to twelve-week (in some cases, fifteen-week) project shadowing exercise. This entails working on live Critical Manufacturing projects in a supervised mode.

Learning path

Three functional roles are required within a team to implement Critical Manufacturing MES: modeler, administrator, and developer (front-end developer, back-end developer, and automation developer). These roles are the basis of the Critical Manufacturing learning paths and are reflected in the training content.

Modeler
  • A person who interacts with the system 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. In addition, they are fully integrated with the implementation team, participate in requirements gathering, solution design activities, testing, validation, writing of documentation, and training on project deliverables.

    Certification process preconditions:

    • Experience working in a lean/agile environment with remote teams
    • Good communication (in English) and organization
    • Good problem-solving skills
    • Ability to work with a toolbox system
    • Knowledge and understanding of the manufacturing industry
    • Hands-on experience of at least one year in modeling or implementation of MES software


    Learning content:

    • MES Basics (MES Fundamentals, Model Development, Material Tracking)
    • Operations intelligence modules (FabLives, Dashboards, BI Cards, Data Warehouse)
    • Operational efficiency modules (Maintenance Management, Labor Management)
    • Quality modules (Exceptions Management, SPC, Document Management)
Developer
  • A person who configures and customizes the more technical aspects of the application. Typically, they create reports, custom GUIs, and business rules. The scope also includes integration with equipment and external applications. These functions are performed by three types of developers: front-end, back-end, and automation.

    Certification process preconditions:

    • Degree in computer science, engineering, or related field
    • Experience working in a lean/agile development environment with remote teams
    • Good communication (in English) and organization
    • Excellent debugging and optimization skills
    • Unit/Integration testing experience
    • Good problem-solving skills
    • Ability to work with a toolbox system
    • Hands-on experience in PowerShell and Command Line shell scripting languages
    • Nice to have: Experience with MES


    Learning content:

    • MES Basics (MES Fundamentals, Model Development, Material Tracking)
    • Operations intelligence modules (FabLives, Dashboards, BI Cards, Data Warehouse)
    • Basic integrations and custom development
    • Reporting customization
Administrator
  • A person that installs, operates, and administers Critical Manufacturing MES. In addition, they take care of backups, upgrades, health checks, system monitoring, and troubleshooting.

    Certification process preconditions:

    • Good communication (in English) and organization
    • Good problem-solving skills
    • Experience in troubleshooting software applications
    • Ability to work with a toolbox system
    • Basic/Introductory knowledge and experience of Microsoft SQL Server, its setup and configuration:
      • SQL Server Instances
      • Analysis Services
      • Database Jobs
      • Linked Servers
      • Availability Groups
    • Basic/Introductory knowledge of SQL:
      • Perform beginner level queries
    • Basic/Introductory knowledge of Web Server Applications:
      • Web Services
      • API/REST request calls
    • Basic/Introductory knowledge of network infrastructure:
      • Ports
      • Addresses/URLs
      • Shares


    Nice to have:

    • Experience and knowledge of MES


    Learning content:

    • MES Basics (MES Fundamentals, Model Development, Material Tracking)
    • Basic integrations and custom development
    • Installation, administration, backups, upgrades, health checks, system monitoring, and troubleshooting of Critical Manufacturing 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 who is responsible for this process can use the Customer Portal to create a support ticket with an e-learning/training context to request access for a candidate. The user's name and institutional email are 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 obtain certification?
  • The certification consists of a combination of different training procedures and project shadowing, both of which have evaluation periods. E-learning is a necessary part of the program, but candidates must also complete the different stages of the certification process to be duly certified.
  • First level certification stages are e-learning -> hands-on -> shadowing.
    How much time is required to complete the e-learning stage of the Professional certification level?
  • We recommend that you allocate 60 to 80 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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