Monday, May 18, 2009

Autodesk Announcement

Here’s a little nudge about something that you might consider as value-adding to your professional career in these tough times.


Autodesk Professional Certification

Take the 2010 Beta Exam and Upgrade your Certification


The Autodesk Professional Certification program is pleased to announce the release of the 2010 beta exams. The release of the final 2010 exams depends on your support! We need Revit Architecture 2010 test takers.

Take advantage of these benefits by participating in Beta testing

  • Exams are FREE for Autodesk Authorized Certification Center staff
  • Low cost exams for customers -  $25 per test by using the consumer shopping cart
  • Gain a competitive edge by getting Certified on the latest releases

We encourage you to take advantage of this period so that you can update any existing certification or earn your first certification at no or a low cost.  Don’t delay! 

How can you participate?

1. Schedule your test before May 22. (Call your local Authorized Certification Center.)

2. Check out the preparation material available.

3. Make sure that they are delivered and completed by the end dates of the betas, May 22 (to be valid for 2010 certification status.)

Note: To gain Certified Associate status you only need to pass the Associate exam. To become A Certified professional you must pass both exams.

Why do we beta test our exams?

Whenever a new exam is created, the exam items need to be calibrated and tried out within a testing situation. In order to do this, exams are made available in a Beta format. After the items are tested within the Beta setting, each item is analyzed statistically and reanalyzed for technical accuracy, appropriateness, and readability.

What you should expect when participating in Beta testing?

  • The exam may contain small errors (this beta is to catch and correct these any errors.)
  • Exam questions may or may not be the same ones that appear on the final exam (this is why your feedback is important.)
  • Scoring may not be immediate, but will most often take place 6 weeks after taking the exam (score reports will only be delivered directly to the test takers.)
  • You will be asked to provide feedback on a short survey at the end of the test (thank you in advance.)
  • Test takers will be notified via email when their score is ready so valid email addresses are important.
  • The exams are free to your staff and very low cost to your customers.
  • You have the chance to provide feedback via a survey at the end of the test to help influence a better test.

If you have any questions about the Beta testing program, contact us at

Best regards,

Autodesk Learning Team



Paul F. Aubin said...

Hey David:

Just took this exam this weekend. It took about 40 minutes to complete and was not too painful as tests go...

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