The Certified Engineer Program (CEP) distinguishes
and recognizes engineers skilled in the integration
of Aveva™ Vijeo Citect™ based automation projects.
At the heart of the CEP are the Vijeo Citect Certified
Engineer (VCCE) exams, which provide a means
of testing experienced system engineers. They
encompass tests on Vijeo Citect knowledge as
well as a range of related topics such as PLC
communications, Microsoft® Windows operating
systems and networking.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Vijeo Citect Certified Engineer?
Vijeo Citect Certified Engineer (VCCE) status
is awarded to engineers who pass three exams
designed to test their technical knowledge.
What are the VCCE exams?
The VCCE examinations consist of three separate
exams that must be completed to attain the VCCE
3. Architecture & Redundancy
Each exam consists of 30 to 60 multiple-choice
questions, depending on which exam is being taken.
The exams each have a 1 to 1 ½ hour time limit,
depending on the number of questions. The pass
mark is set at 70% for all exams.
Who can take the VCCE Exams?
VCCE exams are available to all customers. The
exams and VCCE administration are web-based and
results are displayed immediately. The formal VCCE
certificate will be mailed within four to six weeks to
Where can I take the VCCE exams?
To ensure their integrity, the exams are conducted at
a Schneider Electric educational center. Under special
conditions, we do allow the exams to be conducted at
To register for the examinations, click this link: http://
A confirmation email containing the Transaction/
Registration ID and VCCE Exam details will be sent
to you straightaway. If you have already navigated
away from the confirmation page, you can access the
Learning Portal at - https://industrialtraining.aveva.
How difficult are the VCCE exams?
The exams are designed around the content of the
Vijeo Citect curriculum. Completion of the related
courseware will provide adequate knowledge for
exam preparation. Additionally, experience in design,
configuration, and maintenance of multiple Vijeo
Citect projects is recommended.
How do I maintain my VCCE status?
To maintain VCCE status, engineers have to sit an
Upgrade exam when a new version of the software
is released. The Upgrade exam covers new Vijeo
Citect features, new products and methods.
Refer to the CSCE/VCCE Certification Paths*
Are there any reference materials to help me
The Vijeo Citect training courses provide students with
the knowledge and skills required to successfully pass
the VCCE exams.
Study guides are available for each exam. These
cover the structure and content of the courses, and
act as a refresher for the materials contained in
each of the courses.
Other reference materials may be used, including
Online Help and Knowledge Base.
Benefits at a glance
> Gain industry
recognition of your
Vijeo Citect knowledge
> Be awarded with a
> Increase your confidence
in system security
> Increase operator
> Reduce operator
downtime with easier
> Make significant
production cost savings
> Increase return on
investment (ROI) by
optimizing system and
> Lower total cost of
ownership (TCO) by
reducing the time it takes
to deploy changes
> Streamline project
Vijeo Citect Certified Engineer
If you have any enquiries regarding the VCCP or VCCE exams, please
Educational Services provides a suite of courses and programs
designed to empower end-users to maximize their potential.
We provide customers with the most cost-effective options and
innovative learning solutions, including traditional classroom training,
eLearning and blended learning, to expand the technical knowledge,
understanding, domain expertise, and skills of their IT organization.
Our certified and experienced professionals, in collaboration with
leading education partners, transfer the latest expertise in Vijeo
Citect software products and IT best practices for enterprise systems
management, security management, storage management, and
business service optimization.
The Vijeo Citect Certified Professional (VCCP) exam is an
introductory qualification which can be achieved as the first stage of
the Certified Engineer Program.
The VCCP qualification has been designed for :
> Engineering staff
> Maintenance staff
> Plant supervisors
> Technical users
> Operational staff
> Citect SCADA system integrators and designers
This qualification will be presented to candidates who pass the
current version of the Vijeo Citect Configuration exam.
It is recommended that you attend the Vijeo Citect Configuration
training course first before attempting the exam.
Training Course Vijeo Citect Configuration
Gain insight into Vijeo Citect project design and become familiar
with configuration techniques. Learn how to design a project from
start to finish and configure various features, including the new time
scheduler and equipment hierarchy. This interactive course includes
practice scenarios of plant control, data-collection, alarm trending
The Vijeo Citect Configuration course is recommended before
undertaking the Cicode Programming and Architecture &
It is essential that students are familiar with Microsoft Windows
operating systems. Experience in PLC control system design and/or
programming is desirable but not essential.
The Vijeo Citect Configuration course will help prepare students
for the Vijeo Citect Certified Professional (VCCP) Configuration
exam which is also the first of the three exams needed for VCCE
> Learn about monitoring and control systems
> Vijeo Citect configuration environment
> How to set up a new project using the most common
features in Vijeo Citect
> Basic troubleshooting
> Communicating with I/O devices (PLCs)
> Creating Graphics pages
> Introduction to Alarm, Trend and Report systems
Vijeo Citect Certified
On completion of the
you will receive a “VCCP”
On a successful pass of the
three Citect exams, you will
receive a “VCCE” certificate.
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