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Autodesk Certification Program

Autodesk AutoCAD : ® ®

Certified User and

2014 Certified Professional
Exam Preparation Roadmap

Autodesk certifications are industry-recognized credentials that can help

you succeed in your design career—providing benefits to both you and
your employer. The certifications provide reliable validation of skills and
knowledge, and they can lead to accelerated professional development,
improved productivity, and enhanced credibility.
Autodesk highly recommends that you structure Certification Program Information ATC® Instructor-Led Courses
your examination preparation for success. This
You may take each certification exam up to three The Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC®)
means scheduling regular time to prepare,
times within a 12-month period. program is a global network of professional
reviewing this exam preparation roadmap, taking
training providers offering a broad range of
a course at one of our Authorized Training For more information on the Autodesk learning resources. Autodesk recommends
Centers, and supporting your studies with Official Certification Program, visit that test-takers consider taking a certification
Preparation Materials. Equally as important, actual preparation or product training course at one of
hands-on experience is recommended.
Recommended Experience Levels for these centers. Visit the online ATC locator at
The AutoCAD Certified User exam includes both
AutoCAD Certification Exams
academic and industry requirements designed
to confirm that AutoCAD users have the skills Actual hands-on experience is a critical component Official Preparation Material
necessary to continue their design careers— in preparing for the exam. You must spend time The official preparation materials for Autodesk
whether they attend college, enter the workforce, using the product and applying the skills you Certification exams are published by ASCENT
or work toward additional levels of industry have learned. (Autodesk Official Training Guides) and Wiley
certification. The exam consists of 30 questions (Official Press). These guides are used by
combining multiple-choice and performance- Certified User exam:
Autodesk Training Centers, and are available
based items to ensure students understand and AutoCAD 2011-2014 course (or equivalent) plus for direct purchase in various formats from
can effectively use AutoCAD. The exam has a 50 hours of hands-on application and
50-minute time limit. For more information,
visit 2014 Certified Professional exam:
AutoCAD 2014 course (or equivalent) plus
The AutoCAD 2014 Certified Professional Autodesk Education Community
400 hours of hands-on application
exam is aimed at assessing professional users’ The Autodesk Education Community offers
knowledge of the tools, features, and common students and educators free software, learning
tasks of AutoCAD 2014. The exam is comprised materials, and classroom support. Learn more at
of 35 questions, of which the majority requires
you to use AutoCAD to create or modify a data
file, and then type your answer into an input box. Schools can become Certiport® Centers to
Other question types include multiple choice, provide the Autodesk Certified User exams in
matching, and point-and-click (hotspot). The exam their classrooms. For more information, contact
has a 2-hour time limit (in some countries, the Certiport at
time limit may be extended). Find an Autodesk
Certification Center at
Autodesk Certification Program

Exam Topics and Objectives

We recommend that you review the topics and objectives during your preparation for certification. The Autodesk Official Training Guides and Official Press for
Autodesk certification exams are published by ASCENT and Wiley Publishing. These guides cover the topics and objectives listed below. Please note that not all
objectives will be tested during your certification exam.

AutoCAD Certified User AutoCAD 2014 Certified Professional

Topic Sub-Topic Topic Objective

User Interface UI Navigation/Interaction Altering Objects Stretch objects

Creating Drawings Coordinate Entry Offset objects
Draw Tools and Settings Create a radius between objects

Manipulating Objects Grips Trim and extend objects

Object Selection Break and join objects

Move Objects Annotations Work with Text: text styles,

text justification, and multi-line text
Drawing Organization and Layers
Inquiry Commands Set the Annotative property for objects
Object properties
Create and use Multileaders
Create Template Content Create and use templates
Creating Additional Drawing Objects Hide and isolate objects
Altering Objects Modify Tools
Create polylines
Working with Layouts Layouts and Viewports
Edit polylines
Annotating the Drawing Adding to a Drawing
Dimensioning Create Dimensions
Dimensioning Adding Dimensions to a Drawing
Edit Dimensions
Hatching Objects Hatching Objects
Work with dimension styles
Fills and Gradients
Drawing Organization and Calculate the area of objects
Edit Hatch Patterns and Fills Inquiry Commands
Change object properties
Working with Reusable Content Blocks
Use layers
Design Center
Hatching Objects Use hatching
Tool Palettes
Insert and Manage External References Apply External References
Creating Additional Drawing Objects Shapes
Isolate or Hide Displayed Objects Isolate and hide objects
Plotting Your Drawing Output
Manipulating Objects Use grips

Copy, Move, Mirror, and Rotate objects

Use selection set methods

To take a Certified User exam, find out more from Certiport: Describe and use arrays
Use rotation reference angles

Layouts and Visibility Create and use Viewports

Create and use layouts

Create and manage Layers

Printing and Plotting Use page setup for plotting

Reusable Content Create, insert, and edit blocks

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