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Autodesk Certified User Program. Philip Koneman, Ph.D. Global Program Manager, Certification. Certiport Partner Summit. Agenda. Company Background Who w e are What w e do Autodesk Education Our commitments Our strategy Autodesk Certification Certification approach

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Autodesk Certified User Program

Philip Koneman, Ph.D.

Global Program Manager, Certification

Certiport Partner Summit

  • Company Background
    • Who we are
    • What we do
  • Autodesk Education
    • Our commitments
    • Our strategy
  • Autodesk Certification
    • Certification approach
    • Certification offerings
    • The Autodesk Certified User (ACU) Program
  • Q & A
who we are
Who We Are
  • A world leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software and services.
  • Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world.
  • Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges.
company facts
Company Facts
  • 12+ million users of professional products
  • 115+ million users of consumer applications
  • 7,300 employees worldwide
  • Over 100 products in portfolio
  • Products are available in 17 languages
  • Over the past 18 years, all winners of the Academy Award® for Best Visual Effects in Film used Autodesk solutions
our customers and solutions

We serve Companies and Agencies Large and Small

Architecture, Engineering, and Construction



Media and Entertainment

Utilities and Telecommunications


We offer

Professional Desktop applications and Product Suites

Consumer applications for devices

Cloud-based services

Our Customers and Solutions
supported by the breadth and depth of a leader
Supported by the Breadth and Depth of a Leader
  • 10+ million users in 800,000 companies take advantage of:
    • The broadest and deepest product portfolio in the design business
    • Support of 3,600 development partners around the world
    • Upcoming workforce from 1.2 million students trained annually
    • Our consumer applications that touch 1 million people every day
what we do
What We Do

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our commitment to education
Our Commitment to Education

The Autodesk visionis to help people imagine, design, and create a better world.

our commitment to education1
Our Commitment to Education

Reinforce the concepts critical to industry.

Enable learning through innovative technology.Help students take a proactive role in their education.

our commitment to education2
Our Commitment to Education

We ensure students are prepared and inspired to make a positive impact on the world, through great design.

building a large base of students
Building a Large Base of Students…

…with access to Autodesk software

Activation and Use

Adoption of technology

Validation of Skills

…ensuring passionate users, loyal to Autodesk technology

education strategy
Education Strategy
  • Activation - make our software available to Students
  • Adoption – encourage adoption of our technology through use and learning
  • Validation – offer certification to validate knowledge and skills
activation autodesk offers free software to students

The Autodesk Education Community has over 6 million members, including students and teachers, who are eligible for free access to Autodesk software.

Activation - Autodesk offers FREE software to Students
validation autodesk certification
Validation - Autodesk Certification


software users


software users

Certified Specialist

New: Suites and Workflows

Professional level skills

Certified Professional

NEW: Enhanced scope

Certified Professional

NEW: Enhanced scope

Job entry levelskills

Certified User

NEW: Enhanced scope

Certified User

NEW: Enhanced scope

autodesk certification exams
Autodesk Certification Exams

Certified User

30 questions per exam

Multiple forms

33% simulation, 33% multiple-choice, 33% Rich item types

Certified Professional

  • 35 questions per exam
  • Concurrent with application
  • Multiple forms
  • Weight: 60% performance-based
  • 40% Multiple Choice and Rich Item Types
2014 autodesk certification levels
2014 Autodesk Certification Levels
  • The Autodesk Certified User (ACU) program is the entry to Autodesk certification and is targeted to students
  • Certified Professional and Certified Specialist levels are targeted to working professionals

Workflow/Suite Mastery and Specialization


Professional Growth

Job Promotion

Certified Specialist


Entry Level

Certified Professional

Certified User

2014 autodesk certification market
2014 Autodesk Certification Market
  • In Emerging Markets, the Certified User program is targeted to students
  • The Autodesk Certified User Program is available to Certiport partners

Autodesk Authorized Certification Centers

Advanced Professionals; Top-tier Universities


Certified Specialist

Professionals and University/ Vocational Students

Certified Professional

Secondary/Vocational Students; some University students

Certified User

autodesk certification offerings
Autodesk Certification Offerings

*Available in multiple languages

exam delivery
Exam Delivery
  • Delivered by Certiport
  • No fee for schools to join
  • Purchase by unlimited yearly site license or smaller packs
  • Site license purchase provides for unlimited practice and certification testing by students (by lab and school)
  • Schools can deliver testing when it’s convenient for them
grading and feedback
Grading and Feedback
  • Candidates receive immediate score results listing status and score
  • Candidates can view online digital transcripts and print certificates
  • Feedback includes missed items with mapping to objectives
  • Schools can print and review results
becoming a certification center
Becoming a Certification Center
  • Application Process
      • Contact Certiport at
    • Purchasing Exams
      • Schools who become certification centers can purchase site license or exams from Certiport
    • Purchasing Preparation Material
      • Find out more about available exam preparation material through Certiport
additional exam preparation resources
Additional Exam Preparation Resources

Practice Tests

  • Covers exam objectives
  • Published by Gmetrix
  • Teachers can select questions to create "custom" tests
  • Schools can use the practice tests to:
      • Assess student skills
      • Help students learn
      • Check student progress
  • Go to


  • Covers exam objectives
  • Offered by


CAD Learning

Global eTraining

  • Register on the Education Community and receive a discount
  • For more information, visit