Autodesk Certifications provide the following advantages, in addition to improving your skill set.
Enhanced Skills and Recognition:
Along with industry recognition of your achievements, Autodesk Certification provides validation of your skills and knowledge.
You receive access to an electronic certificate suitable for printing and framing, once you are certified. This certificate may be reprinted as often as you like and is available anytime through your Autodesk Online system profile.
On passing the certification exam, you receive the official Autodesk Certification logo that can be used on business cards, resume and letterhead, which identifys you as Autodesk Certified. Through your Autodesk Online system profile, you can avail your logo kit.
Immediate Diagnostic Feedback:
Whether you pass the exam or not, you receive immediate feedback on areas to improve your Autodesk application skills. At any time on your Autodesk Online system profile your score report with feedback will be available.
Listing on Autodesk in the Certified Users Database:
Once certified, you can choose to have your contact information and certifications listed in Autodesk’s public database. You can demonstrate your certification status to prospective employers immediately.
Proving Your Experience Autodesk Professional Certification exams are performance-based (testing by performing). Instead of simply answering questions about how you might accomplish a task, you actually perform the task using the Autodesk application. Performance-based testing is widely accepted and is a better way of ensuring that you have the skills needed for the application. Logos can be used by candidates who successfully complete the certification exams.
LEVELS OF CERTIFICATION:
Autodesk has a scalable certification ladder for each product vertical, where a candidate moves from and Entry Level to and Expert level in any of the desired products. Autodesk currently has testing and certification for the following products:
- AutoCADÂ® Architecture
- AutodeskÂ® InventorÂ®
- AutoCADÂ® Civil 3DÂ®
- RevitÂ® Architecture
- 3DS Max Design
The 3 levels of Certifications are:
1. The Autodesk Certified Associate Certificate (entry level)
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2. The Autodesk Certified Professional Certificate
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3. The Autodesk Certified Expert Certificate
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A specialized certification recognition is earned by the most prestigious and sought after design certification and is the highest reward from Autodesk.
Where to begin and how to go about it?
To attain an Autodesk Certification, you must pass an Autodesk Certification exam or a series of exams and follow some simple steps. To help ensure your success, step through each of these areas :
Step 1. Choose the Certification that is right for you:
Choose the level and the Autodesk application that best meets the skills you require. By reviewing the exam guide detailing the skills you’ll need you can learn what to expect.
Step 2. Assess your readiness:
To assess your knowledge of the product, take an assessment test and then take a practice test for the Professional-level exams. For the new 2009 products, these practice tests simulate the actual performance-based test and will give you a good indication of your readiness.
Step 3. Get the training you need:
Take classes at an Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC) site or use AOTC courseware.
Step 4. Practice your skills and apply your training:
To gain experience, practice what you’ve learned.
Step 5. Take the exam required:
Take your exam by registering at an Autodesk Certification Center.