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PLM Certificate Program

Earn Your PLM Certificate with CIMdata's PLM Certificate Program for Industrial Users, PLM Solution and Service Providers & Systems Integrators

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For over 30 years, CIMdata has been working in the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) industry. Our consulting services and research expertise are known around the world for their best-practice-based content. CIMdata has leveraged its knowledge and experience to create the CIMdata Public PLM Leadership Certificate Program — the PLM industry’s most comprehensive non-solution specific education and training offering for today’s PLM professionals.

What does the CIMdata PLM Certificate Program Cover?

  • Introduction to PLM & PLM Trends
  • PLM Benefits, Costs & Value
  • PLM Strategy & Solution Definition
  • PLM Solution Evaluation & Selection
  • PLM Implementation, Monitoring & Continuous Improvement
  • PLM Process Development & Testing
  • Integrating PLM in the Enterprise
  • Expanding PLM Across the Value Chain
  • The Role of Configuration Management in PLM

How do you earn CIMdata's PLM Certificate?

To earn the CIMdata PLM Certificate participants must successfully complete all sessions in one of two ways:

  • By attending the full program over five consecutive days; or
  • By attending the pre-requisite Core PLM Certificate sessions offered over three consecutive days and within twelve months completing the remaining sessions over two consecutive days.

Why should YOU choose the CIMdata PLM Certificate Program for YOUR PLM Education?

  • The CIMdata PLM Certificate does not focus on specific solutions offered by PLM solution providers
  • Programs are taught by CIMdata's PLM industry recognized experts
  • Facilitators have taught dozens of classes
  • With 30+ years experience in the PLM industry PLM is CIMdata's business
  • CIMdata's PLM Certificate Programs are tailored to the experiences of our participants
  • CIMdata provides PLM education focused on YOU
  • At CIMdata we see PLM education as a relationship so after the program is complete you will be invited to become a member of CIMdata's global PLM community
  • Receive a certificate of completion

Who Should Attend?

  • Those involved in a strategic PLM initiative
  • New Team Members
  • PLM Solution & Service Providers
  • Systems Integrators
  • Mid-Level Business Managers
  • Program Champions
  • Subject Matter Experts
  • Project Leaders
  • IT Professionals
  • IT Managers

Private PLM Certificate Programs and advanced courses are also available; for more information contact CIMdata. Members of CIMdata's Knowledge Councils and PLM Community may attend the public programs at a reduced price. 

Your PLM Education is Important. Choose CIMdata's unbiased PLM Certificate Program to guide you along the way.

Earn Your PLM Certificate! Register for Upcoming PLM Certificate Programs

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