EMA Introduces E-Learning and OrCAD Certification


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EMA Design Automation has just released a new E-Learning training platform and an OrCAD certification program to help OrCAD users improve their proficiency with the toolset and earn a certification to demonstrate their level of knowledge. “Quite often, customers will ask me if I know of any qualified engineers that they could hire and put to work immediately,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA. “Because of this certification program, with a simple web search and a review of LinkedIn certification credentials, hiring managers can easily find qualified OrCAD engineering candidates.”

The new E-Learning platform allows students to learn at their own pace. The E-Learning modules cover the same material as their classroom counterparts, providing comprehensive training resources which include both videos and labs. Students use their own computers and access the guided training via the internet. 

All EMA training includes the opportunity to take the OrCAD certified exam for the tool covered in the course. However, taking the course isn’t required to take the exam. Experienced OrCAD users can purchase an exam for a small fee if they believe they already possess the knowledge required for the particular subject. Anyone who does not pass an exam can continue studying and retake the exam when they feel they are ready. They can also apply the cost of the exam to an EMA training course. Students who pass the exam will receive an OrCAD Certified certificate for the tool they have mastered, as well as being able to list the certification on their LinkedIn page, business cards, resumes, and biographies. The certificate will also include the software version of the tool that was passed to help identify those with the latest expertise.

“Our existing courseware has been tremendously successful,” added Marcano. “In fact, 98% of the students agreed that the EMA training they received would greatly improve their work performance, and 9 out of 10 students confirmed the class they attended exceeded their expectations. With the addition of the OrCAD certification exams, OrCAD aficionados can proclaim their proficiency, and hiring managers have an added tool to ensure that they get the best candidates available.”

About EMA Design Automation, Inc.

EMA Design Automation is a trailblazer in product development solutions offering a complete range of EDA tools, PLM integrations, services, training, and technical support. EMA is a Cadence Channel Partner serving all of North America. EMA develops Ultra Librarian, TimingDesigner, CircuitSpace, CIP EDABuilder, and a host of custom solutions to enhance the OrCAD products, and all are distributed through a worldwide network of value added resellers. EMA is a privately held corporation headquartered in Rochester, New York. Click here for more information. 

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