SkyCiv acknowledges that there is currently a technical deficit in regards to the use of structural analysis software for structural engineers. As a software provider, we want our users to not only operate our software, but to also have a better understanding of how our software works. Often can be the case when a novice can make mistakes in the model that can lead to erroneous results.

## Student Certification

Here at SkyCiv, we want to take up the challenge of closing the skill gap in this aspect with the introduction of our student certification program. The program aims to educate and familiarize students on using the SkyCiv product suite. With the assistance of our documentation, tutorial videos and intuitive interface, the program will hopefully make the SkyCiv suite easier to learn. Also with the entire platform being cloud-based, the program will also be convenient to use. With an active internet connection, users will be able to freely try it out anywhere and anytime. We are inviting the first 500 Students and Teachers who register at the following link, to test the platform with a Free month of SkyCiv Student Account:

## Benefits

Of course, there are certain advantages to participating into the Student Certification program. Apart from the knowledge gained from this self-learning program, there are also other practical benefits to participating. As participants become certified, they can use this as an addition to their resume. There is also the cost savings realized when participating in these kinds of programs. Typically, these sorts of courses are not offered with certification in colleges and universities and are instead offered commercially. Little things such as these can be a financial burden and an inconvenience.

## What are the tasks?

The first Certificate is Level 1 - Certificate in Basic Modelling and features the following 10 tasks:
1. Model and Solve a Simply Supported Beam
2. Model and Solve an Indeterminate Beam
3. Solved Beam with Section from a Steel Library
4. Solved Beam with Hinge
5. Solve an 8-member Truss
6. Model and Solve a Structure using Datasheet
7. Solve a 6-member Frame
8. Draw, mesh and solve a plate Structure
9. Build a model with 3 or more Sections loaded from a Library
10. Solve a 3D frame with more than 20 members
Learn more about the tasks in our Documentation

## In the future…

Initially, the first 500 students will be invited to try SkyCiv for a month to get their certification to beta test the platform, but this is only just the beginning. In the future, we hope to collaborate with universities and colleges (initially in Australia) to make it more accessible to more students. For those interested to try out the certification or give a shout-out to your university to participate, you can reach us through our various social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Youtube) or our Contact Us on the Support drop down box for existing users.
Frederick Lim
Structural Engineer, Product Development
BEng (Civil)
[email protected]