Autodesk Certification

Mid-West CAD, in partnership with Autodesk, offers a range of certification options to help you achieve your goals, including certification for industry professionals, students, and instructors. 

Why Get Certified?

The design industry is a competitive environment and Autodesk Certification allows you to differentiate yourself with your knowledge and skills. As an Autodesk Certification Center (ACC®), Mid-West CAD will be proctoring a series of Autodesk professional certification exams for AutoCAD, Civil 3D,  Revit Architecture, Revit MEP, and Revit Structure over the next several months so that you can choose a day that’s convenient to you.

Certification exams are regularly scheduled each month, are only $150, and are proctored at the Mid-West CAD office.

Contact us today to set up a date and time to take your test.

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL EXAMS:

• AutoCAD Certified Professional Exam (2016-2018)*

• AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional Exam (2016-2018)*

• Certified Professional: Revit for Architecture Exam (2016-2018)
(Imperial or Metric)*

• Certified Professional: Revit for Electrical Building Systems (2016-2018)
(Imperial or Metric)*

• Certified Professional: Revit for Mechanical Build Systems (2016-2018)
(Imperial or Metric)*

• Certified Professional: Revit for Structures (2016-2018)
(Imperial or Metric)*

• Inventor certified Professional Exam (2016-2018)

• 3ds Max Certified Professional Exam (2016-2018)

NOTE:  * Indicates content taught in the classroom at Mid-West CAD


AutoCAD Exam Topics:

  • Draw Objects – Lines, Rectangles, Circles, Arcs and Polylines
  • Draw with Accuracy – Object-snap tracking, Coordinate systems and Isometric drawings
  • Modify Objects – Move, Copy, Rotate, Scale, Trim, Extend, Offset, Mirror, Fillet, Chamfer, Array and using Grip Editing with most of these commands
  • Additional Drawing Techniques – Draw and Edit polylines, Blend Curves, using Hatches and Gradients
  • Organizing Objects – Changing, assigning and managing object properties, layers and visibility
  • Existing Content – Working and managing blocks and block attributes. External references and images
  • Annotations – Add, modify and create text, dimensions and multileaders. Using tables
  • Printing/Layout – Create layouts and viewports, print/plot options

Note:  These topics are covered in AutoCAD Fundamentals and Advance AutoCAD classes.

 

AutoCAD Civil 3D Exam Topics:

  • Styles – Create and use object styles and label styles
  • Lines and Curves – Use the Line, Curve and Transparent commands
  • Points – Create points with the Points Creation commands and import point data, using point groups to control the display of points
  • Surfaces – identify characteristics of surfaces, create, edit and annotate surfaces, use styles to display and analyze surfaces and create a surface by assembling fundamental data
  • Parcels – Design a parcel layout, select parcel styles to change the display and annotate parcels
  • Alignments – Design a geometric layout and create alignments
  • Profiles and Profile Views – Create and design a surface profile, views and view styles
  • Corridors – Design and create a corridor and an intersection and derive data and information from a corridor
  • Sections and Section Views – Create and analyze sections and section views
  • Pipe Networks – Design and create pipe networks
  • Grading – Design and create a grading model and feature line
  • Managing and Sharing Data – Create a data sharing setup
  • Plan Production – Create and use sheet sets and view frames
  • Survey – Create a boundary drawing form field data, identify key characteristics of survey data and use description keys to display points created from survey data

Note:  These topics are covered in AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals and AutoCAD Civil 3D for Surveyors classes.

 

Revit Architecture Exam Topics:

  • Collaboration – Import .dwg & image files, link Revit models, Copy/Monitor, work sharing, Work sharing Visualization, Coordination Review and warnings
  • Documentation – Tag elements (doors, windows, etc.), Create, add and modify text, dimensions, detail components, repeating details, color schemes and phasing
  • Elements and Families – Create and modify compound, stacked and curtain walls, distinguish between system and component families, create new family types and creation procedure and work with family parameters
  • Model – Create, add and modify: building pad, stairs with landings, floors, ceilings, roofs, railings, topo surface, floor for a mass, element’s material, wall to roof attachment, generic to specific type and edit room-aware families
  • Views – Control visibility, define element properties in a schedule, duplicate views for plan, section, elevation, drafting and details, create and manage legends, manage views on a sheet

Note:  These topics are covered in Revit Architecture Fundamentals, Revit Collaboration Tools, Revit BIM Management, Revit Architecture: Site and Structure and Revit Architecture: Conceptual Design and Visualization classes.

  

Revit Electrical Exam Topics:

  • Collaboration – Import .dwg files, link Revit models, Copy/Monitor, create floor plans, Worksets, Coordination Reviews
  • Documentation – Tag components (electrical), Create sheets and panel schedules, add and modify text and dimensions
  • Elements – Difference between system and component families, edit family connectors, create new families
  • Model – Create, add and modify: receptacles, panels, circuits, lighting fixtures, switches, lighting circuits, switching circuits, conduits, cable trays, switch systems, distribution systems, security devices, wiring, automatic wire layouts, circuit checks and disconnects, interference check, spaces, lighting analysis, fire alarm devices and site lighting
  • Views – View model, apply view template, create detail views, create and label wiring plans

Note:  These topics are covered in Revit MEP Fundamentals, Revit Collaboration Tools and Revit BIM Management classes.

 

Revit Mechanical Exam Topics:

  • Collaboration – Import .dwg files, link Revit models, Copy/Monitor, create floor plans, Work sets, Coordination Reviews
  • Documentation – Tag components (mechanical), Create sheets and duct/pipe legends, add and modify text and dimensions
  • Elements – Difference between system and component families, edit family connectors, create new families
  • Model – Create, add and modify: mechanical equipment, air terminals, ducts, return ducts, duct fittings and accessories, heating and cooling zones, plumbing fixtures, piping, plumbing equipment, plumbing system, pipe fittings and accessories, duct placeholder, duct system, spaces, pipe placeholder, duct & pipe systems, interference check and duct & pipe system checks and disconnects
  • Views – View model, apply view template, create detail views, create and label HVAC plans, create and label plumbing plans

Note:  These topics are covered in Revit MEP Fundamentals, Revit Collaboration Tools and Revit BIM Management classes.

 

Revit Structure Exam Topics:

  • Collaboration – Import .dwg files, link Revit models, control linked object visibility, create and modify levels and structural grids
  • Documentation – Create, add, modify and use text, dimensions, dimension labels, temporary dimensions, detail components, column schedules and annotate beams
  • Model – Create, add and modify: structural columns, walls, wall types, footings, concrete slabs and/or floors, stepped walls in foundations, rebar, beams, beam systems, joists, cross bracing, trusses, floors, custom floors, sloped floors, floor openings for stairs, stairs, ramps and roofs
  • Views – Create and use section views, framing elevations and call out views

Note:  These topics are covered in Revit Structure Fundamentals, Revit Architecture Fundamentals, Revit Collaboration Tools and Revit BIM Management classes.