As follow up to my last topic about Autodesk Certification here is another pointers that a candidate should be aware of. Like any other certification programs available out there. Autodesk recommends that a candidate should experience an actual hands on training of the product that they chose and be able to apply their skill learned. There should be AutoCAD course or equivalent plus 100 hours of hands on training if you are taking the Associate certification and an AutoCAD course or equivalent plus 400 hours of hands on training if you opt Professional certification. Either way Associate certification should be taken first before upgrading up to Professional certification. More specific information could be found on my last blog (Autodesk Associate/Professional Certification) or at Autodesk website.
Below are the specific Autodesk products that offer certification.
AutoCAD Civil 3D
Autodesk 3ds Max
Autodesk Revit Architecture
Road maps for each of these products could be found at http://usa.autodesk.com.
For those who have experience using the product and chooses to take certification right away. You can contact Autodesk Training Center (ATC) near you or use the Autodesk center search tool to find one.
For those who don't have the experience yet but would like to be certified. First, you need to familiarize yourself with the software by using it. The good news is Autodesk offers free downloads of these software products. The only limitation is you could have it used for thirty (30) days only. Enough for you to practice and be familiar with it and apply for the Associate certification.
Don't forget to contact ATC near you for more details about training, certification and pricing.