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APM Functional Consultant - Strategy Professional Certification  

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Cost: $200.00 USD

Course Description

APM Functional Consultant - Strategy Certification


The Certified APM Functional Consultant-Strategy is a part of the overall GE Digital Education Services Certification Framework. The Functional Consultant-Strategy certification ensures the competency of candidates at a subject matter expert level. Functional Consultants can pursue certification in various APM pillars, dependent on their industry experience and interests, as well us pursue Expert level credentials if desired.

By enrolling in this certification, you agree to the terms outlined in the GE Digital Certification Agreement.

Role Description

The Certified APM Functional Consultant-Strategy is intended for an individual that has substantial industry experience and can be considered Reliability Engineering subject matter expertise. Responsibilities include supporting customer projects, delivering Asset Strategy / APM foundation reliability services, training, advising customers on work process and system configuration options. Techno-functional aptitude is required in asset management or reliability methodologies such as RCA/RCM/FMEA.

The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in process/mechanical engineering or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or equivalent. 10+ years’ field experience working with Reliability Methodologies, APM skills such as FMEA, RCM, in high capital-intensive industry. The candidate must have the ability to analyze the data collected, facilitate failure analysis (RCM, FMEA), make recommendations based on the findings and integrate these recommendations into the customers maintenance work management system.

The Certified APM Functional Consultant-Strategy role includes the common industry roles for Customer Reliability Manager, Subject Matter Expert, Reliability Engineer, Reliability Consultant.

The candidate should be able to:

  • Leverage industry experience, equipment knowledge, software know-how, and customer satisfaction skills to deliver world class predictive analytics and monitoring solutions to assigned customer accounts
  • Provide Asset Strategy / APM foundation consulting in the areas of RCM/FMEA, and improvement identification
  • Satisfy a customer’s maintenance planning requirements by applying practical knowledge of how to implement Maintenance Plans, Maintenance Items, and Task Lists
  • Able to translate technical/functional concepts into processes and configuration
  • Responsible for the successful implementation of APM Classic work processes and products in the customer sites
  • Apply the APM work process to customer opportunities using APM Classic products
  • Lead RCM/FMEA facilitation and working with customers to successfully implement these recommendations in their work management system
  • Making sure all the functions and modules are successfully marketed within the client companies as well as successfully installed and used
  • Present and explain to the APM Classic domain work process, software implementation of the work process and the application of the work process
  • Work to develop relationships with client team members and leverage these relationships to help the client achieve success
  • Assist client project teams by helping define and maintain direction, tactfully preventing clients from taking a “wrong turn”
  • Provide unique knowledge to the client through understanding the capabilities of the APM Classic applications; understanding the functions of the modules; understanding the various ways to implement our products; learning and understanding their business requirements
  • Accountable for the overall relationship with the client through building relationships; managing client expectations; and understanding goals
  • Invest functional expertise and technical knowledge to improve company standards and procedures

Exam Topics & Objectives

Reliability Centered Maintenance General

Weighting 10%
  • Describe Reliability Centered Maintenance
  • Identify different factors related to Failure Modes

Asset Strategy Management

Weighting 45%
  • Apply a template as a master strategy
  • View and analyze existing asset strategies
  • Create risk matrices and apply those to asset strategy templates
  • Conduct a strategy analysis workflow

Asset Strategy Implementation

Weighting 5%
  • Implement an asset strategy template in an APM tenant

Failure Modes and Effects

  • Explain the data model for failure modes
  • Interpret how failure modes affect asset health and strategy

Reliability Centered Maintenance

  • Explain the RCM workflow as well as understand the implementation tasks associated with applying a reliability centered maintenance plan
  • Conduct and navigate different RCM Analyses

About the Exam

  • 90 Minutes
  • Proctored Exam
  • New Registration: USD $200
  • Retake Fee: USD $100
  • 100 Multiple Choice Questions
Check out the APM Learning Paths for suggested classes that will help you prepare for the certification exam.