At Schneider Electric we have two certification programs:
1) CitectSCADA Certified Engineer
The Certified Engineer Program (CEP) distinguishes and recognises engineers skilled in the integration of Schneider Electric-based automation projects. At the heart of the CEP are the CitectSCADA Certified Engineer (CSCE) exams, which provide a means of testing experienced systems engineers. They encompass tests for both CitectSCADA knowledge as well as a range of related topics such as PLC communications, Windows OS and networking. The CSCE examinations consist of four separate areas that must be completed to attain the CSCE certification:
- Module 1: Configuration
- Module 2: Cicode
- Module 3: Networking and Architecture
- Module 4: Customisation and Design
2) PlantStruxure Certification
The PlantStruxure™ CEP (Certified Engineer Program) distinguishes and recognises engineers skilled in the integration of Schneider Electric technology based automation projects. Currently, the PlantStruxure™ Certified Engineer Program is available only to employees of active Schneider Electric Alliance partners. The PlantStruxure CEP examinations consist of four separate areas that must be completed to attain the CEP certification:
- Module 1: Schneider Electric Architectures and Networking
- Module 2: Unity Pro and PAC Platforms
- Module 3: Vijeo Citect - SCADA Platform
- Module 4: Engineering Tools
Modules 1 through 3 are mandatory for CEP, and passing grades on each module are required to be eligible for certification. Module 4 contains two sub modules - one for UAG and one for sg2. A passing grade on only one of these two modules is sufficient to be eligible for certification. A candidate can choose to take either one or both of these. No additional credit is given to candidates passing both sub modules.
All Schneider Electric examinations are open book. You are allowed to refer to the CitectSCADA or Vijeo Citect program, the Online Help and the CitectSCADA Knowledge Base.
To ensure the integrity of the examination system, all Schneider Electric Certified Engineer examinations must be conducted at a Schneider Electric Educational Center or an alternative facility approved by Schneider Electric Educational Services. All examinations are held under strict examination conditions, under the supervision of an approved Schneider Electric Examination Supervisor.
The examination procedure does not allow:
- Notes to be taken in or out of the examination room
- USB keys or any other removable media to be taken in or out of the examination room
- Screen shots or copies of examination questions to be taken from the examination room
- Photographs of any type
- Collaboration with anyone
The CitectSCADA Certified Professional (CSCP) qualification is Schneider Electric’s introductory certification which can be achieved as the first stage of the full qualification. The CSCP will be awarded to those candidates who achieve a pass on the current version CSCE or VCCE configuration exam.
With the PlantStruxure Certified Engineer Program (CEP)certification, Schneider Electric acknowledges to the market that the PlantStruxure™ Certified Engineer masters the Schneider Electric system offer/ technology. The engineer should therefore be capable, to implement a given solution/application in the best possible way using Schneider Electric technology.
The certification exams cover a broad range of topics, so to enhance your chances of passing the exams, it is advisable to allow enough time to study the topics with which you are not yet familiar.
It is strongly recommended that candidates attend the matching training course for each exam.
Study guides are available for each exam and can be downloaded from: http://www.schneider-electric.com.au/sites/australia/en/products-services/training/automation-training/study-guides.page. Remember, these are guides and are not intended to be sufficiently in-depth to fully cover all topics in the exams.