Autodesk Certification Program
Validate Your Skills and Knowledge
Autodesk certifications are industry-recognized credentials that can help you succeed in your design career - providing benefits to both you and your employer. Autodesk certifications represent a reliable validation of skills and knowledge, and can lead to accelerated professional development, improved productivity, and enhanced credibility. As an approved testing and proctoring center, your local MasterGraphics office can assist you in achieving and maintaining your skills and certifications.
Apply Your Expertise
Currently, certification is available
for many Autodesk 2013, 2012 and 2011 products, including:
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- Autodesk Inventor
- Autodesk Revit Architecture
- AutoCAD Civil 3D
- Autodesk 3ds Max
- Autodesk Maya
Levels of Certification
Currently, Autodesk offers two levels of certification for user knowledge and skill validation:
Certified Associate Exam (2012 and 2011)
The Certified Associate exam is the first level of certification consisting of approximately 30 questions that assess your knowledge of the tools, features, and common tasks. You have up to 60 minutes to complete the exam.
Certified Professional Exam (2013, 2012 and 2011)
The Professional Certification exam is a performance based test. Performance based testing is defined as testing by doing, by performing tasks. The Certified Professional exam is comprised of 20 - 30 questions. You have up to 90 minutes to complete the exam.
Note: To earn the credential of Certified Professional, you must pass the Certified Associate and Professional exam. It is recommended to pass the Associate exam first.
Benefits to Certification
In addition to improving your skill set, earning Autodesk Certification provides the following advantages:
- Enhanced Skills and Recognition – Autodesk Certification provides validation of your skills and knowledge along with industry recognition of your achievements.
- Electronic Certificate – Once certified, you receive access to an electronic certificate suitable for printing and framing.
- Certification Logo – After passing the certification exam, you receive the official Autodesk Certification logo for use on business cards, résumés, and websites, identifying you as Autodesk Certified.
- Listing on Autodesk in the Certified Users Database – Once certified, you can choose to have your contact information and certifications listed in Autodesk's publically available database. This is an excellent way to demonstrate your certification status.
Questions and Answers
1. What is the Autodesk Certification Program?
The Autodesk Certification program enables experienced users to receive special recognition for their knowledge of Autodesk software applications.
2. Who should attempt certification?
The certification credentials are for anyone seeking to validate their knowledge of Autodesk software. The design and visualization industries are competitive environments, where only the best stand out. Anyone who uses Autodesk software for professional reasons can benefit from the program by emphasizing their skills and knowledge with an official certification from Autodesk. An individual who has achieved Autodesk Certification has validated their knowledge and skills of the performance tasks specified for the specific examination.
3. What is the required passing score on Autodesk certification exams?
The passing score varies by exam. Please refer to information about a specific exam to determine the passing score. These can be found at http://www.autodesk.com/certification.
4. What happens if I do not pass?
If you do not pass, you will receive a diagnostic score report that indicates areas for improvement. You may then retake the examination as needed. There is no waiting period and you may take the exams as many times as you wish. You will have to pay for each attempt – re-takes are not free.
5. Once granted, does certification last forever?
Certification validates your knowledge and skills using a specific release (year) of an Autodesk application. Although certification for a particular version of an application never expires, certification is not considered current unless you have passed the latest exam.
6. How do I update my certification from one release to the next?
Recertification requirements are available in either the Exam Guide of Exam Preparation Roadmaps for the certification you wish to earn. Be sure to download these important documents from http://www autodesk.com/certification for full recertification requirements.
7. How do I prepare for the certification examination?
For information on how to prepare for certification, download either the Exam Guide of Exam Preparation Roadmaps for the certification you wish to earn. Be sure to download these important documents from http://www.autodesk.com/certification for a full list of recommend preparation materials.
8. What do I receive when I become certified?
When you earn Autodesk Certification status you earn the right to use the official Autodesk Certified logo in marketing your Autodesk skills (on business cards, websites and résumés) as specified in the logo usage guidelines. You also have access to your electronic Certificate, and if you choose, you may request your certification results be available in the Certified Users database.
You will need to log in to your profile to view your certification history and access your score reports, certificates, and any associated certification logos. To log in, visit http://autodesk.starttest.com.
9. Who can I contact if I have more questions?
Email email@example.com with any questions about the program.
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