PSImetals Academy/Certification

With the new PSImetals certification package, partners and customers can become PSImetals Masters!


Learn step-by-step:

  • The functions of PSImetals and how it works in a metals factory
  • How to translate the customer requirements into PSImetals software
  • How to implement and configure PSImetals software
  • How to support commissioning and go-live

The Certification Principle

After an initial student screening, all accepted students will begin an introductory session to the PSImetals software. In the next step, participants attend 2 Associate Level courses and receive their first certificate after passing the corresponding exams.

With the Associate certificate in hand, the participant is qualified to attend the Professional level. This level builds on on-the-job training (e.g. as part of a PSImetals project team) as well as practical classroom training.

We support you in selecting the right candidates for certification! If necessary, we interview candidates and make recommendations based on their qualifications.

The basic requirements are:

  • General understanding of business processes in the steel or aluminium industry
  • Experience in the field of Production Management software (MES)
  • Reasonable English skills

The certification program starts with a 1-day webinar as a general introduction to the world of PSImetals. The overview session will introduce the different modules of PSImetals and their components.

Webinar details:

  • Duration: 1 training day
  • Language: English
  • Max. participants: 10
  • Exam: no
  • Format: Classroom/Online

For Associate certification, the participant must complete 2 Associate courses and successfully pass the exam for each course.

PSI reserves the right to provide possible course dates. A minimum number of participants per course is 3.

Course Details:

  • Type: Classroom/Online Training
  • Duration: 3 to 5 training days
  • Language: English
  • Max. participants: 8
  • Method:

    • Theoretical overview
    • Hands-on training within Metals Virtual Factory

  • Final Exam: yes
Course Duration Training Scope
Melt Shop Operator 3 days From heat production order generation, raw material calculation and preparation, execution including quality decisions and post-production
Production & Quality Operator 5 days From line preparation, staging, execution, post production and shipping & Special knowledge to analyze existing process data enabling improvement to their manufacturing process
Quality Planner 4 days From specifying the sales order’s quality, planning of corresponding testing and sample requirements, defining specific tests and samples for production orders, executing after process quality control and finally creating charts to visualize process values
Yard Operator 5 days From material receipt, material pre-staging and staging to goods issue by shipping & Special knowledge to manage exceptional situations in the coil yard

Exam: At the end of each course, the student must take the exam. Passing the exam is a prerequisite for participation in the project work and the Professional course.

For certification as a Professional, the participant must complete a hybrid program:

  • Collaboration on a PSI project for a minimum of 6 months
  • 1 Professional course (incl. exam)

The Professional course starts within 8 weeks after assignment to a PSI project. The course is related to the project scope and the participant's role in the project.

PSI reserves the right to provide possible course dates. The minimum number of participants per course is 3 students.

Course Details:

  • Type: Classroom/Online Training
  • Duration: 4 to 5 training days
  • Language: English
  • Max. participants: 8
  • Method:

    • Theoretical overview
    • Hands-on training within Metals Virtual Factory

  • Final Exam: yes
Course Duration Training Scope
Melt Shop Operator 5 Days
  • Advanced configuration of treatment practices
  • Consolidation of deviation management
  • Scrap and alloy calculation module
  • Details of templates for L2 standard interfaces
Production & Quality Operator 4 days
  • Configuration of Production Tracking master data
  • Production Order Balancing
  • Advanced  Process Data Acquisition
  • Material Events and Genealogy
  • Advanced Quality Management including  Configuration and Usage of Quality Indicators
Quality Planner 5 days
  • Advanced configuration of the Business Knowledge Base (Products, Material Transformations, Derivation Tables)
  • Advanced Technical Elaboration including production order combination
  • Interfaces to SAP and POL
Yard Operator 4 days
  • Advanced Yard Control, Destination Finding and Route Finding  Configuration
  • Coordinate Tracking  with CTS Interface
  • Advanced Transport Management

Examination: At the end of each course, the student must take the exam.

Certification Roles

Based on the student's talents and with an eye toward the final role as an application consultant, the certification package includes 4 roles:

  • Melt Shop Manager
  • Production & Quality Manager
  • Quality Manager PLA
  • Yard Manager

For each role an Associate and a Professional level of certification is provided.

  • With the Associate level, participants learn best practice business processes and how PSImetals can be used to follow these processes in different areas.
  • With the Professional level, participants learn how to configure the PSImetals solution to meet the requirements of a specific project.

Self-Learning with Metals Virtual Factory (MVF)

After the successful accomplishment of the Associate level, PSI suggests to continue the learning process by using our sandbox system Metals Virtual Factory (MVF). This cloud-based solution provides a virtual representation of a typical production environment, and allows the Student to further gain experience with PSImetals and deepening the content learned so far.

This optional package includes 2 hours per month for Q&A support.

Ready For the Project

After the PSImetals Overview Introduction, the student ideally takes 2 Associate courses and expands the knowledge and skills gained in a Professional course.

This provides a broader base at the Associate level and thus more flexibility for use in a PSI project. At the Professional level, the course topic should be tailored to the student's actual role and scope in the project.