Electrical Drives Certification


In this article, we will explore what an Electrical Drives certification is, why it is important, and how you can go about getting certified in Electrical Drives by Sanfoundry for free.

What is an Electrical Drives certification?
An Electrical Drives certification is a professional credential demonstrating an individual’s proficiency in Electrical Drives. The certified professional has in-depth knowledge of topics such as:

  • formulation and analysis of the basic construction, working principle, and characteristics of various electrical machines.
  • evaluation of the performance characteristics of motor drives for mechanical load requirements to design torque, speed, and position controller in an energy efficient manner.
  • knowledge of various electrical drives with the basic structure, operation, and characteristics.
  • analysis of the structure of electric drive systems and their role in various applications and requirements placed by mechanical systems on electric drives.
  • illustration of the basic concepts of solid-state drives in controlling of DC motors and induction motors.
  • design and installation of electrical machines and drives in an industrial environment.
  • different types of electrical machines and their performance.
  • different methods of starting D.C motors and induction motors.
  • familiarity with conventional and solid-state drives.

Which certification is best to work in the field of Electrical Drives?
The free certification offered by Sanfoundry in the Electrical Drives field helps to find work in the field of Electrical Drives. There are many different certifications available like Electrical Control Technician, Electrical Power Systems Technician, Professional Certificate in Electric Drives, Electronics Engineering Technician (EET).

What type of jobs can I get with an Electrical Drives certification?
With a certification in Electrical Drives you can pursue a career in fields such as automotive engineering, robotics engineering, aerospace engineering, or industrial automation. With this certification, you can find yourself working on projects ranging from small-scale home automation systems, large-scale industrial applications, design engineer, system engineer, technician or even project manager.

What topics are covered in the Electrical Drives certification course exam?
Here’s the complete syllabus of the exam.

Electrical Drives Certification Syllabus
Dynamics of Electrical Drives Dynamics of Motor-Load Combination Characteristics of DC & AC Motors
Starting Acceleration Time Speed Control of Direct Current Motors
Speed Control of Induction Motors Rotor Voltage Injection Slip Energy Recovery
Braking of Electric Motors Braking of DC Motors Braking of Induction Motors
Rating and Heating of Motors Loading Conditions Classes of Duty
Environmental Factors Solid State Controlled Drives Solid-State Devices
di/dt & dv/dt Protection Solid-State Switching Circuits Current Source Inverter
Solar and Battery Powered Drives Traction Drives Electrical Drive Systems

Sanfoundry Electrical Drives Certification

Sanfoundry offers online certification in Electrical Drives for free. The certification exam is divided into two parts: Qualifier Test and Certification Test.

First step is to take the "Qualifier Test". If you have scored at least a B grade in the "Qualifier Test", then only you would be eligible to take part in the online "Certification Test". If you have scored an A* (Genius) or A (Excellent) grade in the certification test, then you will be awarded a “Certificate of Merit” in Electrical Drives from Sanfoundry.

Electrical Drives Certification Exam Overview:

Here are the details and format of the Certification Exam:

  • Format: Online & Multiple Choice
  • Prerequisite: Yes (Qualifier Test)
  • Total Questions: 50
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Negative Marking: Yes
  • Fee: Free
Marking Scheme:
In the online certification test, you will be given 2 points for every correct answer. There will also be negative marking of -1 for every wrong answer. So, you have to be more careful in your test. If needed, you should skip to the next question and come back to that question later so that you can manage the time more effectively during the test.

Based on your score, you would be given one of the following Grades:

Grade A* – Genius (You scored 100%)
Grade A – Excellent (Your score is in the range of 80% to 99%)
Grade B – Good (Your score is in the range of 60% to 80%)
Grade C – Average (Your score is in the range of 40% to 60%)
Grade D – Poor (Your score is in the range of 0% to 40%)

Steps to get the Free Electrical Drives Certificate

How to prepare for Electrical Drives Certification Exam?
Before you start taking the certification test, it is important to study and practice our collection of 1000 Electrical Drives MCQs and check your progress by taking this subject specific Practice & Mock Tests.

Once you are ready, follow the below mentioned steps:
  1. Sign up with Sanfoundry.
  2. Take this Electrical Drives Qualifier Test.
  3. Score at least B Grade in the Qualifier test in order to be qualified to take the certification exam.
  4. Once you have qualified, you can take this Electrical Drives Certification Test anytime (24×7).
  5. If you have scored either A* Grade (Genius) or A Grade (Excellent) in the test, then you are eligible for a "Certificate of Merit".
  6. Fill this feedback form and download your certificate of merit from here. Kindly note that we issue certificate-of-merit on a monthly basis only i.e., on 5th of the next month.
  7. Check your name in the list of top-rankers live here.
Note: If you face a technical problem during the test, you should take a screenshot of your Monitor and send it to [email protected] along with your contact number so we can call you back soon.

Electrical Drives Certification FAQs

1. Is a certification required to work in Electrical Drives? Will it get me a job?
A certification is not mandatory, but it demonstrates your expertise in this field. So the benefit of a certification is that it can help make the process easier by showing employers that you have the skills necessary for the given job.

2. Can I do Electrical Drives certification if I am a beginner?
Yes, but you should prepare the subject thoroughly by studying all the chapters and topics.

3. Is the Electrical Drives exam hard?
This subject is not difficult to learn, but it's not an easy subject either. If you've practiced Electric Drives in-depth, then the test might be a little easier for you.

4. How long does it take to earn an Electrical Drives certification?
The amount of time it takes to earn the certification varies depending on individual circumstances and level of experience. It typically takes several months of studying and practice to prepare for the certification exam.

5. Can I earn a college credit for my Electrical Drives course if I am certified?
It depends on your college. There are few colleges and institutions which prefer the students to be certified by external institutions for a credit course. So, kindly check with your college.

6. Can I get certified in Electrical Drives online?
Yes, Sanfoundry offers free online certificate in Electrical Drives.

7. Which online Electrical Drives Certification Course is the best?
Each online certification course has a specific focus and it prepares you for different skillset. So, there is no single best course on Electrical Drives. The best you can do is to get a free certificate on this from Sanfoundry. If you are doing a self-study, you can learn the basics in the free Electrical Drives Certification Course.

8. Can I get Electrical Drives certification for free? How much it cost?
Yes, you can get the certification for free. A Certificate by Sanfoundry is 100% free for everyone.

9. How long is Electrical Drives certification valid? Does it expire?
The certificate is valid for life. There is no need to renew your certificate or take any further steps to keep your certification active.

10. Who is eligible to take the Electrical Drives certification exam?
Anyone who has been "working" or "studying" the subject can take the certification exam.

11. What is the format of the certification exam?
It is MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) based.

12. Is there any negative marking in the online certification exam?
In the Certification exam, you will be given 2 points for every correct answer. There will also be a negative marking of -1 for every wrong answer.

13. How many times can I take the certification exam?
You can attempt the certification exam 2 times a month.

14. Are there any resources or materials available to help me prepare for the Electrical Drives Certification exam?
You should practice Sanfoundry Electrical Drives MCQs. Additionally, you can refer to the collection of best Electrical Drives Books.

15. Are there any prerequisites for Electrical Drives certification?
Yes, there is one prerequisite. You have to complete the qualifier test before taking the certification test.

16. How do I get certified in Electrical Drives?
Take the Sanfoundry test, get either an A* Grade (Genius) or an A Grade (Excellent) in the Electrical Drives certification exam, and earn a free certificate of merit from us.

17. How do I register for the certification exam? How to get started?
Simply signup with Sanfoundry and take the test as mentioned here.

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