TRIZ PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION
Recommendations for passing the test
- Applicants should have a sufficient command of science and mathematics
- Applicants should have good theoretical knowledge of all Examination Topics listed below.
- Having practical application of TRIZ methods will be advantageous.
Candidate should provide the following documents with the application:
- Copies of any documents showing attendance at TRIZ training
- Copies of any TRIZ related papers or projects
- Any letters of recommendation
I. ANALYTICAL TRIZ TOOLS
- Definition of function
- Function types: main, auxiliary
- Useful, harmful, adequate, inadequate (insufficient, excessive) functions
- Concept of ideality
- Ideal engineering system
- Concept of trimming
- Rules of trimming (ideal ways, ideality tactics)
II. PROBLEM MODELING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
1. Modeling problems as engineering contradictions (technical contradictions, system conflicts)
- Definition of an engineering contradiction
- Typical engineering contradictions
- 39 typical parameters
- Altshuller’s (Contradiction) Matrix
- 40 Inventive Principles
2. Modeling problems as physical contradictions
- Definition of a physical contradiction
- Methods of resolving physical contradictions
3. Modeling problems as substance-field (S-F) models
- Concept of a S-F model
- Types of S-F models:
- S-F analysis and the System of Standard Inventive Solutions
- 5 classes of the System of Standard Inventive Solutions
4. Function modeling of problems
5. ARIZ (ARIZ-85-C and later versions).
III. LAWS OF ENGINEERING SYSTEM EVOLUTION
- Law of Increasing Ideality
- Law of Non-Uniform System Development
- Law of Transition to Supersystems
- Law of Increasing Dynamization
- Law of Transition to Microlevels
- Law of System Completeness
- Law of Increasing Coordination (Harmonization)
- Law of Shortening of Flow Paths
- Law of S-curve Evolution
Test Structure and Grading
- A test contains 10 problems divided into 5 groups:
– Function analysis
– Resolving conflicts/contradictions
– Sufield analysis
– Laws/lines of evolution.
- If a candidate demonstrates a faultless TRIZ analysis (i.e., correctly applied TRIZ concepts, rules, and algorithms), but could not come up with a specific concept of solution for that problem, his/her work is graded 90%.
- Passing final grade – 75%. All tests will be graded by 5 members of the TRIZ Certification Board. All grades will then be averaged to obtain the final grade.
Practitioner Certification Test Sample Questions
- Four times a year, at a designated location and dates as published on the AI website.
- Administered by a member of or by a person assigned by the Certification Board.
- Duration – up to 8 hours.
- Test results will be available within fourteen business days (excluding holidays) after the test date.
- $400 USD. If you fail the exam and wish to retake the exam, a new fee will be required.
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