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PSImetals Academy/Certification

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


Learn step-by-step:

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

The Certification Principle

After an initial screening, all accepted students will begin an introductory session to the PSImetals software. In the next step and after selection a learning path, participants attend two 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.


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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
Production Planner 4 Days From Sales & Operations planning of order and forecasts to flow & order planning of productions orders to achieve an optimal production plan
Production scheduler 5 Days From order scheduling to piece by piece scheduling of casters, rolling mills and finishing lines to attain smooth production minimizing fluctuations, and ensures on time deliveries

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), if participants select Application Consult learning path

     or 2 framework Courses, if participants select Solution Engineer learning path . (Read More)

The Professional course starts within 8 weeks after assignment to a PSI 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 8 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
Production Planning Configurator 8 days
  • Configuration for possible use cases
  • Design of product families and production network
  • Design for scenario planning & scenario comparisons
  • User interface configuration
  • Solver configuration & tuning
  • Input & output data interface design
Production Scheduling Configurator 7 days
  • Process design and possible use cases
  • User interface configuration
  • Solver configuration & tuning
  • Input & output data interface design

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 6 roles:

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

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 projects.

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 also 2 hours per month for Q&A support.

Ready For the Project

After the PSImetals Overview Introduction, students need to decide to select either the Application Consultant path or the Solution Engineer path. If the students select the Application Consultant path (Figure 1), they ideally take 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.


On the Solution Engineer path (Figure 2), the students take one role-bound Associate-level course and one framework Associate-level course to maintain the connection to the application and deepen the framework knowledge at the professional level.

Application Consultant path diagram
Figure 1: Application Consultant path
Solution Engineer path diagram
Figure 2: Solution Engineer path