The Certified APM End User Associate is a part of the overall GE Digital Education Services Certification Framework. The End User Associate is the first of a tiered certification framework that takes a novice user and provides them a path to become certified experts in APM.
After achieving an Associate level certification, users will be able to pursue professional, role-based certifications. Based on the knowledge required for the Professional Level assessments, users can partake in suggested learning plans that will help prepare them for the certification exams.
The Certified APM End User Associate exam is intended for an individual who often uses Predix APM (Cloud) and APM Classic on a limited or daily basis, does not require technical understanding of the APM Modules, but needs to know how to navigate the APM User Interface thoroughly as well as understand the general uses and benefits of the different APM Modules as it applies to their organization.
The candidate should have an engineering background or equivalent experience in their respective industry, must be comfortable using software and computers, and should have fundamental understanding of asset performance management concepts.
The APM End User Associate Certification is meant for a broad audience across different industries as an entry level certification, having end users demonstrate the basic competencies to perform tasks in Predix APM as well as APM Classic. Industry role definitions that fit into this certification scope can include Operators, Supervisors, Executives, and Technicians. These roles can also come from different APM areas within different industries as well, such as Maintenance Departments, Operations Departments, Reliability Departments, and/or Mechanical Integrity Departments.
The candidate should be able to:
Explain the core benefits of APM as it applies to their industry
Navigate the APM User Interface
View and interpret understand work history
View and explain Dashboard data
Run different Queries within APM
View and explain different Asset Health Indicators
View and create Rounds data
Navigate and engage technical documentation and support
Exam Topics & Objectives
Explain the key benefits APM provides to organizations
Explain the features and capabilities APM pillars and product version
Define the different industry use cases and benefits for APM
APM Foundation Tools
Build personal catalog folders within the catalog hierarchy
Search for records and refine results by adding field conditions
Create a static set of data by exporting query results to a dataset
Display summary information on a dashboard by adding dashboard widgets
Build and customize a visual display of data by leveraging query results
Retrieve detailed information from the database by designing queries using families, fields, and criteria
View formatted views of data by running stored reports
View, create, and manage records by utilizing Record Manager and the Record Hierarchy
Search for records by defining search terms and family filters
Locate useful product documentation by navigating the Application Help
Explore the tools, features, and modules of APM using the Top Navigation Bar and Navigation Menu
Evaluate risk by defining an Asset Criticality Analysis record and utilizing the Risk Matrix
Explain the use and application for Metrics and Scorecards