In this video, Shaun Bryant explains the concept of Autodesk Certification.
- [Josh] So if you've never taken an Autodesk Certification Exam before, what exactly is certification when it comes to Autodesk? Well you'll notice I've got a browser page open and it's the Autodesk website, and it's all about training and certification. You'll see the link there at the top of the screen, it's autodesk.com\training-and-certification\certification. You can just type in www.autodesk.com\certification. It'll take you to the same page.
So, what is certification, what does it do? Well, basically it's a benchmark. You take your exam and you're proving that you're a certain level of competent with that particular product, in this case Revit Architecture. So you can see there on the certification page, that it tells you all about certification, and how Autodesk provides educational resources, either instructor led, self-paced, or in this case, online, and the certification to help you stay competitive. So the whole idea is you're becoming competitive because you've got a qualification.
You have a qualification in Revit Architecture that proves that you're either a certified user or a certified professional. Now, you may think to yourself, hang on though I'm doing a Revit Architecture Certified Professional course. My preparation course is all about the professional exam. Well that's correct, but there are two levels of certification for each Autodesk product. So, if you have a look at that page, you can obviously scroll down, and you'll see there's various bits of information there all about certification.
Have a look at that page, and then, in the certification options link here, if I click, it'll take me to a totally different webpage, which is there Certiport webpage, www.certiport.com. They are the organization that facilitates the examinations that you'll be taking. So, if I scroll down a little here, you'll notice that there are two types of programs that you're interested in, Autodesk Certified User, or Autodesk Certified Professional. Now, what I'm going to do is, I'm going to end this video right here, and then in the next couple of videos we'll go through each of the levels of expertise that you need for both Certified User, and Certified Professional.
Now this particular course is classed as Certified Professional, that's the higher level exam. It's more in-depth, and it takes you through actually physically using the application itself, basically prove your competence in that particular product. So I'll show you what each of the levels of certification mean, and more importantly what criteria you need to adhere to for each of those levels as well.
Note: The exam objectives are not release specific, but the course has been revised to reflect the most recent version of the software, Revit Architecture 2018.
- What is Autodesk certification?
- Importing DWG and image files
- Using worksharing and worksharing visualization
- Creating and modifying fill regions
- Placing details
- Tagging elements
- Working with family types and parameters
- Modeling different architectural elements
- Creating views
- Organizing and sorting items in a schedule