We have been talking lately about certification, the benefits of being certified and the details of how to prepare for and take the certification exams. For me exam prep and testing is a great way to evaluate my own skills and identify my strengths and improve upon my weaknesses. For my employer, it demonstrates my efforts to keep my skills up to date and provides a measurable assessment of my abilities. Of course nothing beats on the job performance as a measurable assessment of skills, but certification is a sort of proving ground that can help set you apart from the pack.
Autodesk has set aside a few dates throughout the year to provide testing at a much discounted rate of $25.
The dates are as follows:
I plan on testing April 13th,, taking the associate and the professional exam both on the same day. If anyone is interested in testing with me, I will hold a study group for an hour or two on Thursday night before the test, then again Friday just before testing. I will be available at our February meeting to talk more about it.
In the meantime, here are some testing and study resources:
Here is Autodesk’s page on certification, including top 10 reasons to get certified.
This is the Civil 3d Testing Exam Prep Roadmap.
For those with an Autodesk University login here is Michelle Rasmussen’s class on Certification preparation.
Part 1 http://au.autodesk.com/?nd=class&session_id=9078
Part 2 http://au.autodesk.com/?nd=class&session_id=9079
And this is Autodesk test page where you can purchase practice tests.