Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Autodesk Certified User, part of Cert Prep: Revit Architecture Certified Professional (2016).
- [Instructor] As I mentioned in previous videos, this particular Revit Architecture Professional certification preparation course can be used for the Certified Professional examination and the Certified User examination. So, what we're going to look at now in the next couple of videos is the differentials between Certified User and Certified Professional. So, I'm back in the road map PDF that we looked at in previous videos. I'm just gonna scroll down the exam preparation road map a little bit here. And as I come down, it tells me about the recommended experience levels.
So, let's look at Certified User first. So, it's telling me I need to take a Revit Architecture version 2011 to 2015 course or equivalent. Plus, I need 50 hours of hands on application. So, to take the Certified User exam, I need to take a Revit Architecture course. Now, the good thing is, on Lynda dot come, we have the Revit Architecture Essential Training course. Now, these are version specific on Lynda dot com, but you don't need to worry about anything being version specific on the Certiport portal anymore.
All of these Revit Architecture exams are non version specific as of February, 2016. So, to take your Certified User exam, you would take your Revit Architecture Essential Training course on Lynda dot com. You then need your 50 hours of hands on application. Now, 50 hours may seem like a lot. It's not really when you think about it. It's probably just over a week's worth of work. If you do a 40 hour working week, there's another 10 hours left. That's probably another day and a half. So, we're talking five, six and a half days maybe, unless, of course, you want to do 10 hours a day and reduce it to five days.
It's entirely up to you. What you need to do, though, is think of this almost as if you're a pilot, and you're logging hours in the air because that's what pilots have to do. To build up experience, they have to log all of their hours. So, get yourself a small notebook, and just log the amount of time that you spend on Revit on a day to day basis. Those 50 hours will soon mount up. Once you've done that, you can then go to your certification center and take your Revit Architecture Certified User exam.
Very quick and easy book exam. But obviously you've got to have that criteria. That hands on experience and the Revit Architecture Training course experience as well. So, that's your Certified User exam. Now, what does a certified user actually give you by way of status? Well, let's just scroll down here a little bit. As you can see, there's the pyramid again, and the pyramid tells me that Certified User is the green one at the bottom. Certified Profession is the next level up, and Certified Specialist. So, the Revit Architecture Certified User exam here includes both academic and industry requirements basically confirming that you have the skills necessary to continue your careers.
So, that's if you're taking it at college. If you're already working and you're taking the User exam, what you're doing is you're basically working with a benchmark. And what it is telling you there is really simple. That you can use Revit Architecture and that you can drive Revit Architecture. A bit like passing your driving test. And then, obviously once you pass your driving test, that's when you really learn how to drive. So, that's what the Certified User exam is all about. It's that benchmark to say, "Yes, I can use Revit Architecture".
Once you're finished with this course, you can feel confident taking the Revit Architecture 2015 Certified Professional exam.
- What is Autodesk certification?
- Importing DWG and image files
- Creating and modifying fill regions
- Changing elements
- Working with family types and parameters
- Modeling different architectural elements
- Controlling visibility
- Creating duplicated views
- Organizing and sorting items in a schedule