Continuing education can’t take the back burner just because project schedules are tight. There will always be fires to put out. The next iteration will always be waiting for resources. There are plenty of benefits to keeping skills and expertise current that make the investment in training worthwhile.
For example, PTC University training programs cover the latest Creo, ThingWorx, and Windchill software capabilities and enhancements. These programs could result in an improvement in efficiency of up to 20 percent—creating more flexibility in those tight project schedules.
Additionally, by earning Specializations and Certifications, learners gain clout and respect in their industry. With a PTC University certification, the student joins an elite community of PTC power users—giving credibility to themselves and their employer.
PTC University’s brand-new Specialization exams have just been released. They enable students to prove expertise in one professional category of a training catalog. A Specialization badge is earned by passing a short test after completing all courses in an associated category. For example, a Specialization badge can be earned in Creo Surfacing or Analysis.
A student earns Specialization badge by passing an exam. Then, the learning platform marks their progress through the curriculum as they prepare for the more comprehensive Certification exam.
After a student earns a Specialization badge, they can showcase the achievement by sharing the badge on social media. They can also add the Specialization to their resume in the same way they might highlight a certification.
Fundamentals or Professional-level Certification exams are available to prove PTC software expertise. Upon passing the exam, a student earns a PTC University Certification—official validation that the student is not only proficient in a product, but also are part of an elite community of users. Exams are cumulative, containing questions that span all categories of the learning path the student is pursuing (Fundamentals or Professional).
Certification programs elevate students to the next level of expertise in PTC software. When a student earns a Certification, they can showcase the achievement by sharing it on social media just as they would when they earn a Specialization badge. They can also add the certification to their resume.
Some companies might decide to add work earning Certifications to their organizational or departmental goals. Based on feedback from companies that have added continuing education to their goals, it resulted in improvements to morale, job satisfaction, and proficiency.
To summarize, here are some of the key differences between PTC University Specialization exams and Certification exams:
PTC University is the only recognized source for PTC product Certifications and Specialization badges. A variety of flexible delivery options are available, allowing students to tailor their learning experience to their needs. The learning platforms allow students to control the pace at which they learn, helping continuing education fit into even the busiest schedule.
A PTC University LEARN Online Subscription gives a learner access to best-in-class product training. They can take an unlimited number of half-day public classes virtually from any location. The subscription also includes two certification attempts.
Unlimited access to live, virtual half-day classes with world-class instructors.