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Industry Best Practices Educational Programs


Aras® Education Partners

We work with leading industry organizations to offer valuable educational sessions and training courses on a range of PLM-related topics. These programs help individuals and organizations gain the skills and foundational knowledge necessary to plan, implement and deploy PLM solutions and other industry best practices.

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CIMdata PLM Certification

For more than 25 years, CIMdata has been working within the industry, which today is called Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Our consulting services and research expertise is known around the world for its best practice-based content. CIMdata has leveraged its knowledge and experience to create CIMdata PLM Leadership—the PLM industry’s most comprehensive non-biased education and training offering for today’s PLM professionals.

CIMdata’s Public PLM Certificate Program leverages CIMdata’s internationally recognized 5-day PLM Certificate Program for Industrial Organizations and PLM Solution Suppliers. This assessment-based certificate program satisfies the main PLM education requirements of medium and large enterprises. The program also satisfies the main requirements of PLM solution suppliers (i.e., PLM software and services organizations) and their employees who are responsible for providing PLM implementation services.

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CMPIC 1 - CM Foundations

CM Certification training by the CMPIC www.cmpic.com and University of Houston. This course provides a detailed overview of CM Planning, Identification, Audit, Change Control, and Status Accounting and the role of configuration management in the organization.

Objectives: to learn the basic tenants of, and latest approaches to configuration management... including who is involved with and responsible for CM, how CM has evolved to its current state and how CM can reduce corrective action and assure consistent conformance

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CMPIC 2 - CM Structures

CM Certification training by the CMPIC www.cmpic.com and University of Houston. This course provides details and how-to approaches in regards to baselining, tructure, naming, numbering and other.

Objective: To understand techniques for preparing and maintaining properly structured information and baselines. This will assure we know what we build, perate or maintain throughout all phases of the life cycle.

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CMPIC 3 - CM Dynamics

CM Certification training by the CMPIC www.cmpic.com and University of Houston. This course is based on best industry practice and provides an in depth look into full life cycle change management principles coupled with successful implementation approaches.

Objectives: To understand change managment logic, workflows, responsibilities, boards, forms, metrics, effectivies and best practices in order to implement an effective and efficient change process from change initiation to successful implementation. Understand how to handle non conformances and how to eliminate common bottlenecks in the change process.

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CMPIC 4 - CM Implementation

CM Certification training by the CMPIC www.cmpic.com and University of Houston. This course teaches the student how to implement the previously learned CM processes and methodologies into their organization.

Objectives: To understand the various methods associated with successful implementation of configuration management process improvements. Understand CM Plans and CM Planning and learn how to do a CM assessment. Learn how to apply CM in unique environments and life cycle phases. Attendees will also understand how to choose and implement CM related automated tools.

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CMPIC 5 - CM for IT and Software Development

CM Certification training by the CMPIC www.cmpic.com This four day course, Configuration Management for IT and Software Development, explores the spectrum of standards, initiatives and practices that are found throughout organizations today. Students explore the benefits and drawbacks of different philosophies relating to Software Configuration Management and IT deployment.

Through lecture, discussion and small group exercises, students will determine appropriate best practices, at all times keeping focused on the goal of integrated, consistent Enterprise CM. The course will also examine measurement and analysis techniques to evaluate behaviors and workflows to achieve consistent, high quality output with minimized variation. These techniques will assist in accomplishing the objectives of continuous improvement quality models, and initiatives intended to deliver lean, repeatable optimized processes.

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CMPIC 6 - CM Industry Standard ANSI EIA-6

CM Certification training by the CMPIC www.cmpic.com ANSI EIA-649, National Consensus Standard for Configuration Management, is perhaps the most widely accepted Configuration Management (CM) standard in use today. The standard applies to commercial as well as government organizations. The standard offers valuable advice on requirements for achieving successful CM implementations. Its authors come from various commercial and government backgrounds and are experts in the field of CM.

The course will explain the logic and meaning behind the various EIA-649 principles, and offer options for implementation approaches and how best to apply the standard in various environments.

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