December 14, 2019 and May 16, 2020
Golden, Colorado USA

About this examination...

Colorado School of Mines is a Dassault Systèmes (DS) Academic Certification Center offering SIMULIA Abaqus Certification from DS right on the Mines campus. We are currently offering the Abaqus Structural Analysis exam, which is an official endorsement from DS that certifies your Abaqus skills in a competitive job market. Abaqus is a leading commercial software package for advanced non-linear finite element analysis. The Abaqus Structural Analysis exam is a practice-based exam with 50-60 model- and theory-based questions that must be completed within a 3-hour time limit. The exam is the only requirement that must be satisfied to earn the Abaqus Structural Analysis credential from DS. Details of exam content and recommended preparation are available directly from DS:

If you're interested to earn the Abaqus Structural Analysis credential but don't feel confident you have the Abaqus skills you need today to pass the exam, please consider FEA Professional online graduate training from Mines ( FEA Professional has been specifically designed to provide everything you need to pass the Abaqus Structural Analysis exam… and your first exam fee is included in your tuition for the FEA Professional four course sequence.

Who should take the exam?

The Abaqus Structural Analysis exam is a great way to certify your professional skills with Abaqus. The content of the exam is broad and it is recommended that you have at least six months of experience using Abaqus before attempting the exam. Please use the contact link listed here if you would like to request more detailed information about exam content.


The exam room will be announced to you just prior to the exam date, but all exams will occur on the campus of Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado USA. Learn more...

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Travel and accommodations

Registrants are responsible for their own travel arrangements, transportation, lodging, and meals. Additional information is available through the links below.

Additional technical information

Details of Abaqus Structural Analysis exam content and recommended preparation are available directly from DS:

For more information about the Abaqus Structural Analysis exam at Mines, please contact:

Anthony Petrella
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Colorado School of Mines
Phone: 303.324.2420 (mobile)

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