Strength of Materials Certification


In this article, we will explore what a Strength of Materials certification is, why it is important, and how you can go about getting certified in Strength of Materials by Sanfoundry for free.

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

  • stresses and strains of different materials and strength of structural elements.
  • evaluation of the development of internal forces and resistance mechanism for one dimensional and two dimensional structural elements.
  • analysis of different internal forces and stresses induced due to representative loads on structural elements.
  • evaluation of slope and deflections of beams.
  • evaluation of the behaviour of torsion members, columns, and struts.
  • stresses in bars, compounds bars, beams, shafts, cylinders, and spheres.
  • solution to the problems related to structural elements and the deformation behaviour for different types of loads.
  • stress and strain under different conditions of loading.
  • determination of the stresses and strains in the members subjected to axial, bending, and torsional loads.
  • application of stresses and strain concepts in solving problems related to springs, columns, and pressure vessels.
  • calculation of the slope, deflection, and buckling of loaded members.
  • analysis of the stresses developed in straight and curved beams of different cross sections.
  • calculation of the deformation behaviour of simple structures.

Which certification is best to work in the field of Strength of Materials?
Sanfoundry’s free Strength of Materials certification helps you find job in the field. This certification focuses on Simple Stress and Strain, Center of Gravity, Indeterminate Beams, Direct and Bending Stress, Thin Cylinders, Torsion, Thick Cylinder, Shear Stress, Twisting Moment and Kernel of a Section.

What type of job can I get with a Strength of Materials certification?
With an Strength of Materials certification, you can expect to find employment in the following fields like Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering and Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology. You can get a job as a mechanical engineer, industrial engineer, or an aerospace engineer.

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

Strength of Materials Certification Syllabus
Simple Stress and Strain Elastic Constants Relationship Stresses in Members
Strain Energy and Resilience Center of Gravity Moment of Inertia
Shear Force and Bending Moment Types of Supports Pure Bending
Shear Stress Direct and Bending Stress Kernel of a Section
Dams Analysis Slope and Deflection Deflection of Simply Supported
Indeterminate Beams Torsion Shear Stress and Twisting Moment
Frames Thin Cylinders Thick Cylinder
Columns and Struts Failure due to Shear Simple Connections

Sanfoundry Strength of Materials Certification

Sanfoundry offers online certification in Strength of Materials 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 Strength of Materials from Sanfoundry.

Strength of Materials 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 Strength of Materials Certificate

How to prepare for Strength of Materials Certification Exam?
Before you start taking the certification test, it is important to study and practice our collection of 1000 Strength of Materials 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 Strength of Materials 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 Strength of Materials 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.

Strength of Materials Certification FAQs

1. Is a certification required to work in Strength of Materials? 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 Strength of Materials certification if I am a beginner?
Yes, but you should prepare the subject thoroughly by studying all the chapters and topics.

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

4. How long does it take to earn a Strength of Materials 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 Strength of Materials 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 Strength of Materials online?
Yes, Sanfoundry offers free online certificate in Strength of Materials.

7. Which online Strength of Materials 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 Strength of Materials. 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 Strength of Materials Certification Course.

8. Can I get Strength of Materials 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 Strength of Materials 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 Strength of Materials 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 Strength of Materials Certification exam?
You should practice Sanfoundry Strength of Materials MCQs. Additionally, you can refer to the collection of best Strength of Materials Books.

15. Are there any prerequisites for Strength of Materials 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 Strength of Materials?
Take the Sanfoundry test, get either an A* Grade (Genius) or an A Grade (Excellent) in the Strength of Materials 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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