Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video What is an Autodesk certification?, part of Cert Prep: Revit Architecture Certified Professional (2016).
- So we're now in the first section of our Revit Architecture Professional Certification Prep Course. And we're going to discuss certification and what is certification. Certification is basically a benchmark that tells people that you know how to drive Revit Architecture. That's the whole idea. If you want to find out more about certification from Autodesk you would go to the Autodesk.com website. As you can see here, I'm running Mozilla Firefox and there's the link there. The bit that you need is right here, it's this bit here.
So you go to www.autodesk.com/training-and-certification that'll take you to this page and it tells you all about your certification right here. So if I scroll down a little bit now you can see here that you earn an industry recognized credential that helps you prove your skill level and can get you hired. Now, this particular course is all about the Certified Professional Exam, which is the longer and more, dare I say it, difficult of the exams because you have to use a version of Revit gain information from Revit and put it into the answer boxes in the exam.
You can also use this course though, for the what they call Autodesk Certified User Exam. Which is a shorter, more of multi-choice oriented exam. And you can also use this course for revising and practicing for that exam as well. Now, when you become an Autodesk Certified Professional you actually get listed on the Autodesk Certified Professionals database on the Autodesk website, which is great. And also, you can display your Autodesk Certified certificate and your Autodesk Certified logo for both User and Professional as well.
So all your different certification options are available here, on this webpage on the Autodesk website. So if I now go to Certification options here on the left I can now go and look at all the options that are available to me. So as I scroll down, there's the Certified User Certified Professional and there's a new level now as well Autodesk Certified Specialist. So User, bottom of the pyramid, the green. Professional is the pale blue Certified Specialist is the darker blue. Now, all the different options are available to you but in this particular course we're looking at the Revit Architecture Certified Professional.
So it's going to be this one in the middle. Now if I scroll down a little we've got different Certification option links here going up to the version 2015. The good thing is, certification has all been taken over by a company called Certiport and you use their website, their portal, for the exams. Now, the exams as of February 2016 are now non-version specific. So that means that you will be basically taking an exam on the product rather than the version. So you won't get caught out by new features in newer versions of the product, for example.
So I'm going to go to the 2015 Certification options like so. And this will take me to another page and as I scroll down there's all the different Autodesk products that I can take certification in. Now, we're looking at Revit Architecture which obviously says 2015 because that was the last version specific exam so I'll click that. Opens up another tab in my browser and there's my Revit Architecture Certified User and Certified Professional Exam preparation road map. Now, what we'll do in the next couple of videos is we'll go through the differences between Certified User and Certified Professional.
But what I would do, is once you get to this page it's a PDF, just download it by using this little link here you can download it there and then you've got this downloaded as a PDF and you can print it off and then we can start looking at what a Certified User is and what a Certified Professional is in the next couple of videos.
Once you're finished with this course, you can feel confident taking the Revit Architecture 2015 Certified Professional exam.
- What is Autodesk certification?
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