Learn about the process for getting the software installed.
- [Instructor] In this video, I'm going to show you how to download and install the testing software from SolidWorks. Head over to solidworks.com and go to the certification website, and you can see the website right here, at the top of the screen. Once you get there, go over here to certification center, click on that button there, that should bring us into the certification website. If you want to, go ahead and log in. If you don't have an account, definitely create one. But more than likely, you've already taken either the CSWA or the CSWP exam at this point, so you should already have a login.
Go ahead and click on that one there. Go ahead and type in your email address. Click on login. Okay, once you're logged in, at the upper right-hand corner of the screen here, you can see the different certificates that you already have. You can also look at your exam results, as well as your different credits and vouchers, and so on, as well as settings. So definitely take a look at those for the existing exams you're going to have. And once you pass any of the advanced exams, they'll be showing up there as well.
Okay, now we want to click on download the tester pro client. Click on that one there. Notice, at the bottom of the screen here, it is downloading this software. It's going to be downloading to some folder on your computer, and, a lot of times, your Norton Antivirus or any other antivirus software you might have might catch this file and say it is a bad file. So click on this one here. Notice over here, on the right hand side, it does say that this has been removed. You click on view details, it's going to say that this is a bad software. But we can click on trust now, or trusted, and then go ahead and close that out, or anything you might have to do to get that file so it is brought back and pulled out of quarantine, if it gets flagged as a bad file.
Go ahead and close that out. Notice here, on my screen, I've got several different files. I've downloaded it three different times. I don't need all those, so I'm going to go ahead and just delete the other ones out. This is the only one I need. Go ahead and double-click on it, click on I agree, go ahead and install that software. Click on finish. Okay, once it's installed, you can then see, we have a folder on our desktop. Let's go ahead and close this down, here, and this will pop up. If it didn't automatically open, go ahead and click in here, and open up the file here, which is the tester pro.
If it's already open, go ahead and close that out. I'm using English as my primary language, click on continue, it's then going to talk to the server and verify that you either have an account already or you need to establish one at this point. I already have one, so I'm going to go ahead and just click on this one here and type in my email address. And go ahead and click on continue. So as you can see here, these are all the different exams that I have credit for, that I can take. So in this case, I'm going to be looking at any one of these available exams here, that I want to take.
And notice, down here, we also have the ability to take free exams. So if you haven't taken an exam yet, like the CSWA, the CSWP, I definitely recommend taking some of these free exams, just so you get your feet wet, so you understand how to take an exam correctly. But once you have the exam you're looking to take, go ahead and choose the exam. In this case here, I'm going to go choose the sheet metal exam, to start with. You can choose which language you'd like it to be in, and then go ahead and just click on start exam, to get into there. Make sure that you've the right version of SolidWorks.
All that information is generally in the sample exam you're going to be downloading. In this case here, you want to have at least SolidWorks 2011. Hopefully this gets you started in getting the software installed on your computer and ready to take the different certification exams from SolidWorks.
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