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    Revit certifications - GENERAL QUESTION

    Hello,

    If the question doesn't fit to this category please remove it from here!!

    I wanted to ask you about the Revit Certifications 'Autodesk Certifies User' and 'Autodesk Certified Professional'.
    Do you know if the companies require to have one of these?
    Is it worth to take these certifications?

    Sorry for my ignorance, but I don't have yet experience!


    Thank you in advance!

    #2
    Originally posted by MARIA1993 View Post
    Hello,

    If the question doesn't fit to this category please remove it from here!!

    I wanted to ask you about the Revit Certifications 'Autodesk Certifies User' and 'Autodesk Certified Professional'.
    Do you know if the companies require to have one of these?
    Is it worth to take these certifications?

    Sorry for my ignorance, but I don't have yet experience!


    Thank you in advance!
    As of right now, most companies wont ask that you have the certification BUT I would consider it to be an advantage over other applicants if you have it.

    What I have personally seen in the local market here is that candidates with the certification are put to the top of lists. Having said that, it is no guarantee that you have the job either.

    In my opinion, it is worth it as they are not that expensive and last for several years.

    Also keep in mind that you can ask for more time if english is not your first language (the exam is in english).

    The user exam is a "flash" exam as in it simulates revit but you do not use the revit interface at all.
    The professional exam you need to have revit open alongside certiport.

    In general the exam questions are straight forward for the pro like
    open this file
    do X Y and Z
    What is the area of the new placed item.
    (for example)

    I think the recommended time on revit is something like 40 hours for user and 400 hours for the pro certification.
    Archi and Structure were pretty easy, MEP is a lot trickier.

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      #3
      Karalon10,

      Really thank you for your answer!

      During the user exam you cannot have the Revit open?
      Do you know any book/link that I can use in order to prepare my own, for the user exam?

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        #4
        You could have revit open but it would serve virtually no purpose during the user exam.
        Actually I'm not entirely sure on that, Certiport when you open it, blocks pretty much everything else. So you can not open the internet for example when you have certiport open. Certiport will allow you to run the relevant software to the certification, and certiport and not much else. As I said I think it would only slow you down.

        The exams are only 2 hours long and you have 35 questions so thats about 3 minutes per question. In honesty, I finished the pro exams with 1 hr to spare, but I have been using revit for a long time. The user exam I have only watched other people take, and the time limit was easy even for a non english speaker because of the way the timer pauses between each question, it gives you plenty of time to think about the response while it loads the question up. The flash simulator will simply test your procedural knowledge of how to do certain tasks. Having revit open would not help you do this at all. The rest of the questions are multiple choice style with a "hotspot" so you might be presented with 4 or more images, and asked to choose the correct one by clicking on it. Having revit open wont really help you answer anything at all.

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          #5
          I reinforce Karalon10. When you do the exam, you are in authorized center, and for the professional exam you have to use Revit and nothing else. I just did it, succesfully.
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            #6
            Thank you for your answers! If I want to prepare by my own for the Autodesk Revit User Cerification do you have to propose me any online course or something?
            Is there only Revit Architecture Revit User Certification or there is also Structure?

            Thank you!

            Regards,
            Maria

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              #7
              that is a screenshot of a list of exam popped out from Autodesk website. It should not be too difficult googleing autodesk and maybe certiport to find out by yourself, thanks.
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                #8
                I would say if you have done a "solo" project using Revit (or a shared one) that took you any more than about 3 or 4 months of solid 8 hours a day work in Revit you are more than ready for the user exam. You could consider the Professional one but there is more file/project management related questions in the pro exam.

                If you have done a basic user course for Revit, and worked with it a little bit then you should be fine for the user certification.

                They recommend 40 hours for the user, which is basically 1 week of full time work with the product, so as you can imagine its not all that difficult.
                But thats 40 hours of solid using and using multiple commands, and actually modelling, not just placing walls for 40 hours and panning around your model.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Karalon10 View Post
                  MEP is a lot trickier.
                  Since I am taking the MEP this week, could you add some thoughts about the trickier part of the MEP exam, without breaking any Autodesk policy please.
                  I imagine it comes with the not so straight understandable questions.
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                    #10
                    all I can really say is that I found the questions to be a bit harder to understand exactly what they wanted as the response.
                    Most of the other exams I have seen are clearly marked
                    Do these steps A, B & C, give me the value X.

                    The MEP exam was much more vague its actually hard to explain but you will see what I mean I guess.

                    Also the value to pass is lower (I think its only 65% required to pass)
                    The person I was proctor for had trouble completing the exam in the time frame, and trouble knowing exactly what they were supposed to give as an answer.
                    As part of being proctor, as I am a native english speaker I help translate the exam questions, and I had a lot of trouble with these compared to the other exams simply because the way they turn the phrase the question ends up being a bit of a "trick" or "trap" question. I did not see a lot of trap/trick questions in the other exams (actually I saw none).
                    It is my personal opinion trap questions should not be there, the idea is to test someones competence of the product not their competence in their discipline, and also it makes those kind of questions very very difficult for non-english speakers. As I said, I did not see trap questions in any of the other disciplines tests (ie structure/architecture)
                    This wasn't really due to skill level, as I know the person doing the exam and they know what they are doing enough to be certified, but they fell just short with 62%.

                    And we both thought he did ok, so that means some of the questions we were wondering what answer they wanted, he gave the wrong answers.

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