What benefits does Autodesk certification bring?
Armada is an Autodesk Certification Centre, offering exams in Autodesk’s most popular applications: AutoCAD, Revit, Fusion360, 3ds Max, Inventor, Civil 3D and Maya. Two levels of exam are available for those with different experience levels – Autodesk Certified User (ACU) and Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP).
Whether you’re an individual in the early stages of your career, an established user or an employer with CAD designers in your team, gaining a formal Autodesk accreditation offers a range of great benefits.
In this blog post, Lyndsay Mann runs through some of these…
Benefits to individuals
You’ll gain an industry-recognised credential
If you have expert knowledge of an Autodesk application, why wouldn’t you want evidence of this? Autodesk certification provides a reliable validation that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to use the application effectively in a professional environment. The Autodesk Certification exams are performance-based tests, where you carry out real-world tasks using live Autodesk software.
Professional certification accelerates career advancement. In a survey conducted by Autodesk, 77% of respondents believed that an ACU or ACP accreditation gave them an advantage in the job market. Some 67% had either been asked for certification when applying for a job or thought it likely in the future and 35% said that their company had been asked for proof of individual skills or qualifications when it bid for work.
Autodesk certification is a great way of defining yourself beyond your job description or academic qualifications.
When you achieve Autodesk certification, you’ll receive an official Autodesk Certificate. That’s certainly something to be proud of!
You’ll also be granted an Autodesk-certified badge. This makes a great addition to your CV and email signature, and helps you stand out in a competitive job market.
Join a team of elite professionals
You have the option of appearing in Autodesk’s publicly-accessible database of certified users. This lets you prove your certified status to prospective clients and employers. It’s also used by companies searching for a Certified User or Professional.
Benefits to companies
Upskilling staff aids employee retention. If you set Continuous Professional Development (CPD) targets for your staff, why not add Autodesk Certification to this year’s goals?
Tell your clients your design work is carried out by Autodesk-certified professionals.
Add Autodesk-certified badges to your website and your team’s email signatures.
Candidates will need to prepare for certification exams. In doing this, they’ll strengthen their existing skills and fill gaps in their knowledge. This stronger skillset and the improved efficiency that results will make them more productive in their day to day work.
Armada offers regular exam sessions in-centre at Birmingham/Bromsgrove, as well as the option to take exams live online. Fur further details Autodesk certification exams.