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Autodesk Certification?
show user profile  horizon
I found out one IT school here will have a free certification day for autodesk and some other certifications.

I have no idea if that cert is worth jack shit, but why not take a stab at it if I can manage to learn whatever I'm missing in knowledge by then.

My question is, where and how to start? Where are the resources? Are they free? Are they online?
Any help is appreciated

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9/21/2012 12:32:13 AM (last edit: 9/21/2012 12:32:13 AM)
show user profile  Coxy
I did the Autodesk associate exam a few months back (Because we are going to start offering it at the end of our Masters program) and basically everything they ask comes straight out of the Autodesk 3DS Max official text book. They do what they can to try and catch you out and also they want you to use their definitions and their explanations to the word.

Honestly I found the exam pretty pedantic and that some of the questions were not 100% clear or really all that helpful. I don't think anyone with the associate qualification could in any way prove they can actually use the software it seemed to be more of a jumping through hoops thing to be honest.

What I found online really didn't help me too much, I just went back and read through the textbook the day before.

In terms of how you do it, as far as I am aware it needs to be overseen by someone else, we had to get someone from my uni registered to be able to take the exam. So I imagine you would need to go to a center to actually take it. You (Or whoever is hosting the exam) basically downloads a secure browser, the participant logs in with details and email addresses etc and then the person invigilating confirms it all and it's a 45 minute exam with 30 questions. Pass mark is 70%.
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9/21/2012 1:31:27 AM (last edit: 9/21/2012 1:37:12 AM)
show user profile  horizon
What's Autodesk 3DS Max official textbook?
And do you think it could be done in a few weeks of reading?

From what you've said it's nor really worth it, but if it's free and not the hardest thing in the world I would still like to try

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9/21/2012 1:37:33 AM (last edit: 9/21/2012 1:37:33 AM)
show user profile  Coxy
This is the one I used:

The first exam is based on someone having 100 hours of experience, but it is basically just a test designed to try and catch you out. It asks really specific things like button definitions, what sort of boolean has been used (But obscure outcomes etc).

If you can, take two tests, one as a practice test and take it with a pinch of salt. It is really hard to explain how they word the questions etc unless you have gone through it. Some of the questions are dead simple, stuff like:

Which of these is a type of camera (Pick as many as you feel is correct)


Others are more obscure. It can also vary based on which test you get.
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9/21/2012 4:07:21 AM (last edit: 9/21/2012 4:14:18 AM)
show user profile  ccampbell
Ask this guy - he just passed it last week

Good luck!

$Entrepreneur = if((Designer + Engineer)*Programmer){Problem Solver};

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9/21/2012 10:14:53 AM (last edit: 9/21/2012 10:14:53 AM)
show user profile  horizon
Damn, this is gonna be annoying to learn, it's my stupid useless college all over again
Thanks everyone

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9/21/2012 2:33:13 PM (last edit: 9/21/2012 2:33:13 PM)
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