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Technical Consultant Associate Certification

Cost: $200 USD

Description


APM Technical Consultant Associate Certification

Overview

The Certified APM Technical Consultant Associate is a part of the overall GE Digital Education Services Certification Framework. The APM Technical Consultant Associate ensures the competency of candidates at a subject matter expert level. Functional Consultants can pursue certification in various APM pillars, dependent on their industry experience and interests, as well us pursue Expert level credentials if desired.

By enrolling in this certification, you agree to the terms outlined in the GE Digital Certification Agreement.

Role Description

The Certified APM Technical Consultant Associate exam is intended for an individual who implements and/or installs Predix APM (Cloud) and APM Classic and it does require technical understanding of the APM Modules. It is highly advised that candidates also complete the APM End User Associate Certification Exam for a full understanding of how a customer would use each of the modules and how those APM modules would benefit their organization.

The candidate should have a Broad knowledge of programming languages and databases (4 year Bachelor Degree in Engineering, CS or Info Systems or related STEM degree, or Equivalent Software Experience (8+ years).) The candidate should also have working experience (2 years minimum), have experience doing enterprise software implementations in an industrial setting involving data integrations, and should have fundamental understanding of asset performance management concepts.

In this role, you will work closely with APM Technical Leaders/customers to implement GE digital solutions and configure the software based on the customer requirements. You will act as an individual contributor on these engagements, contributing to software implementation, upgrades, and troubleshooting while balancing scope versus project time and resource commitments. Direct customer interaction will be minimal. Implementation of the APM product should be delivered as designed and configured to optimize the customer’s solution (per the Specification/Design documents). This role will include (but not limited to) software installations and configurations, data loading, database related tasks, building reports, troubleshooting, and minor customizations.

The candidate should be able to:

  • Understand APM Terminology and the functionality of the APM Software suite (completing the APM End User Associate Certification Exam is highly recommended).
  • Engage throughout the full lifecycle of assigned projects, participating in decision making, design, and functionality.
  • Perform standard Installation, Configuration, Minor Upgrades & provide Support for APM Software.
  • Create queries, reports, dashboards, and graphs using customer data.
  • Troubleshoot installation and configuration of APM Software.
  • Execute Unit Test Plan, participate in FAT, UAT and stabilization support.

Exam Topics & Objectives

APM Installation

Weighting 20%
  • Hardware and Software Validation
  • 3rd Party Software Installations and Configuration
  • First Time APM Installation or Upgrade Existing APM

APM Troubleshooting and Support

Weighting 10%
  • Issue Resolution
  • Application & Server Log Review
  • Debugging Policies & Business Rules
  • Technical Support Tickets

APM Configuration

Weighting 25%
  • Security Management
  • APM Module Configuration
  • Configuration Management
  • Business Logic Design
  • Operation Management

APM Database

Weighting 15%
  • Database Administration
  • APM Database Schema
  • PL/SQL Queries
  • SSAS Management
  • SSRS Management
  • Standard Data Loaders

APM Data Visualization

20%
  • Queries
  • Graphs
  • SSRS Reports
  • Dashboards
  • KPIs & Metric Views
  • Catalog
  • Hyperlink Utility
  • Maps
  • Datasets
  • Data Extractors

APM Testing

10%
  • Test Environment
  • Unit Testing
  • Integration Testing
  • Factory Acceptance Testing and User Acceptance Testing

About the Exam

  • 60 Minutes
  • Proctored Exam
  • New Registration: USD $200
  • Retake Fee: USD $100
  • 60 Questions
Check out the APM Learning Paths for suggested classes that will help you prepare for the certification exam.