Now that Autodesk University (AU) 2012 registrations are open people are starting to think about certification preparation. The biggest reason clients want to prepare for certification right before AU is that Autodesk provides free certification exams at AU. How, then, do you get clients prepared for certification exams?
The best thing you can do to prepare students in your classes for certification is to become certified yourself. In doing so you will become familiar with what is on the exams so that you know what objectives in your class to focus more attention on. As you are preparing for the certification exams there are a number of tools available from Autodesk to help you prepare.
If you teach from ASCENT books, we have also mapped exam objectives to our books to help you know which sections need extra attention in the classroom as shown here.
You can find a complete list of objectives in the Appendix as shown in the figure below.
A list of ASCENT exam preparation road maps can be found at: http://ascented.com/courseware-solutions/autodesk/autodesk-certification/overview.aspx
Last but not least, watch the free AU virtual classes that have to do with certification preparation. Featured are some great instructors that have helped a number of people become certified just from taking their class at previous AU events. http://au.autodesk.com/?nd=certification#online_preparation_classes
As always, I would love to hear if either the ASCENT material or the free AU Virtual videos helped you pass your certification exam.