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Autodesk Certified Professional

AUD is a Certiport Authorized Testing Center where the Autodesk Certified Professional exam is administered.

AUD is an approved Certifort Authorized Testing Center

We realize that current events related to COVID-19 have impacted schools and certification exam testing schedules. In an effort to support students and practicing professionals to continue their education online in these extraordinary times, a home-based assessment solution that allows for administered exams that Test Candidates can take from home is now available until December 31, 2020.

It is our hope that this online solution will allow individuals to continue their education experience and complete their course of study with an industry-recognized certification for their future college and career success.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

As an industry recognized qualification, Autodesk certifications can help designers succeed at any stage of their design career. Each Autodesk certification provides reliable validation of your skills and knowledge which can lead to enhanced academic success, accelerated professional development, improved productivity, and increased credibility. After earning an Autodesk Certification, you will receive an official certification and digital badge from Autodesk to share on your resume and portfolio.

If you are in any doubt about the impact of Autodesk Certification on your career, here are our top ten reasons for making sure this is one must-have qualification for every designer’s résumé.

1. INDUSTRY RECOGNITION
Set yourself apart from the competition and receive industry recognition for your expertise in Autodesk software.

2. DEMONSTRATE EXPERTISE IN THE LATEST AUTODESK TECHNOLOGY
By earning certification on the most recent release of the software you are showing an employers and institutions that you are ahead of the curve.

3. IMPROVE PERFORMANCE AND MARKETABLE SKILLS
By strengthening existing skills and developing new skills through study, you can improve your performance and give yourself a marketable advantage.

4. CONFIDENCE AND PEER RECOGNITION
Earning certification can bring recognition from peers, a sense of personal satisfaction, and bring you closer to defining yourself beyond a job description or academic degree.

5. A PORTABLE CREDENTIAL
Recognized around the world, Autodesk Certification can provide an advantage when going for promotion or seeking other career opportunities, by clearly identifying a committed employee.

6. PART OF AN ELITE TEAM
Become a member of an exclusive club of professionals, and worldwide database of experts, who met program requirements through study and commitment.

7. ALIGN WITH AN INDUSTRY LEADER
As a world leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk is used by more than 10 million professionals in 185 countries. Need we say more.

8. IT IS EASY TO PREPARE
Yes, it is! AUD has partnered with Autodesk and Certiport to provide a variety of preparation solutions including exam revision road maps, practice and assessment tests.

9. A LEVEL OF CERTIFICATION THAT IS RIGHT
Choose from three levels of certification that is right for every stage of your career: Autodesk Certified User, Autodesk Certified Professional, and Autodesk Certified Specialist.

10. TESTS ARE PERFORMANCE BASED
We provide performance-based tests which are proven to be a better way to certify, using live Autodesk software to answer questions about design problems and solutions.

PROGRAM DETAILS

AUTODESK CERTIFIED USER (ACU) CERTIFICATION AT AUD
The ACU certification is an industry-recognized credential that can effectively start students’ careers as designers, engineers, and makers. It enhances student college applications and resumes by providing the evidence of competency and proficiency. The ACU certification is an excellent way for students with about a minimum of 150 hours of real-world Autodesk software experience to validate their software skills. Earning this level of certification while in school will give students confidence as they continue to master Autodesk products and pursue Professional-level certification in the future.

At AUD, we offer the following ACU certification exams:
• AutoCAD
• Fusion 360
• Inventor
• Revit Architecture
• 3D Studio Max
• Maya

AUTODESK CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL (ACP) CERTIFICATION AT AUD
The ACP certification is designed for professionals and students who want to advance beyond the ACU level. This credential is for those who possess expert-level skills and can solve complex challenges in workflow and design. Certification at the professional level demonstrates a skill set that ensures certified individuals with a minimum of 400 hours of real-world Autodesk software experience to stand out as they pursue career advancement.

At AUD, we offer the following ACP certification exams:
AutoCAD
AutoCAD Civil 3D
Inventor
Revit Architecture
Revit Structure
Revit MEP: Electrical
Revit MEP: Mechanical
3D Studio Max
Maya

ADVANCED AUTODESK CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL (ACP) CERTIFICATION AT AUD
The advanced ACP certification is designed for professionals with a recommended 1200 hours of real-world Autodesk software experience. These go beyond mastery of tools and stress proper professional application to solve complex challenges in workflow and design.

At AUD, we offer the following advanced ACP certification exams:
AutoCAD for Design and Drafting
Civil 3D for Infrastructure Design
Inventor for Mechanical Design
Revit for Architectural Design
Revit for Structural Design

ADMISSIONS ENTRY

For details, contact Professor Alex Albani:

FACULTY

Professor of Architecture
Alex Albani
Biography

STAFF

Administrative Assistant, School of Architecture, Art and Design
Leila Darwiche
Biography
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Architecture at AUD was my first choice for its great reputation among other universities in the UAE

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I am grateful to have made the choice to join the architecture program at AUD. Foremost, I have made lifetime friends thanks to the studio culture applied in the Department.