Prove to potential employers that you’re up to the task by becoming an Autodesk Certified Professional. This online course from Autodesk prepares you by offering an overview of skills that match what is covered in the Autodesk Certified Professional: AutoCAD for Design and Drafting exam. The video lessons are structured to match the exam’s objective domains and follow the typical workflow and features of the AutoCAD software, including sections on drawing and organizing objects, drawing with accuracy, advanced editing functions, layouts, printing, and outputs, annotation techniques, and reusable content and drawing management. In the course, you will create drawing objects, manage layers, apply object snaps, and work with the User Coordinate System. You’ll edit objects and apply rotation and scale, array techniques, grip editing, offsets, fillet and chamfer, and trim and extend. You will also gain an understanding of exam topics such as layouts and viewports, output formats, and drawing management. Brush up on markup tools, hatch and fill, text, tables, multileaders, dimensioning, and much more.
About this Course
Today's challenges will be solved by tomorrow's designers. That's why Autodesk gives students, educators, and educational institutions free access to our design software, creativity apps, and learning resources. A market leader for more than 30 years, Autodesk offers the broadest and deepest portfolio of products in the design world. 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.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM AUTODESK CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL: AUTOCAD FOR DESIGN AND DRAFTING EXAM PREP
The course was very good. the only problem I faced was with the files they included in the .zip. Some of the files were not proper according to the topics and which were used in the Video Lectures.
Thank you for this course. I get know experience and knowledge in using different kinds of online tools which are useful and effective. I'll use some of them during my lessons. And lots of thanks.
This Course taught me many thing about Autocad I Really thankful to the organizers, instructors and the Coursera Team as well as Autodesk Team.\n\nThank You again Coursera, and Autodesk.
This course is best for the advance AutoCAD users. Personally i learned a lot from this course, it was a challenge for me and i done it well, taking along with me a lot of experience. :)
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I have access to the lectures and assignments?
Access to lectures and assignments depends on your type of enrollment. If you take a course in audit mode, you will be able to see most course materials for free. To access graded assignments and to earn a Certificate, you will need to purchase the Certificate experience, during or after your audit. If you don't see the audit option:
- The course may not offer an audit option. You can try a Free Trial instead, or apply for Financial Aid.
- The course may offer 'Full Course, No Certificate' instead. This option lets you see all course materials, submit required assessments, and get a final grade. This also means that you will not be able to purchase a Certificate experience.
What will I get if I purchase the Certificate?
When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.
Is financial aid available?
Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You’ll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. Learn more.
Are there software requirements for this course?
Yes, the Autodesk Certified Professional: AutoCAD for Design and Drafting exam and this corresponding course will test your knowledge using Autodesk® AutoCAD®. Autodesk offers AutoCAD licenses in monthly and annual subscriptions. More details, including system requirements, can be found here.
I'm a student. Is this course right for me?
This course is designed for those interested in preparing for the Autodesk Certified Professional: AutoCAD for Design and Drafting exam. Students and professionals are invited to take this certification exam prep course, though it may be best suited for professionals who have a combination of approximately 400-1200 hours of training and hands-on experience with AutoCAD. A successful candidate for the Autodesk Certified Professional: AutoCAD for Design and Drafting certification typically comes from having worked with the software on a regular basis for at least 2 years, equivalent to approximately 400 hours (minimum) - 1200 hours (recommended), of real-world Autodesk software experience.
How do I become an Autodesk Certified Professional?
Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP) certifications are designed for industry professionals who possess advanced skills and can solve complex challenges in workflow and design. The experience needed to earn an ACP certification typically comes from having worked with the software on a regular basis in a professional environment for at least 2 years, equivalent to approximately 400 hours (minimum) - 1,200 hours (recommended) of real-world Autodesk software experience. The Autodesk Certified Professional certifications are the industry recognized credentials for users who have mastered the Autodesk software skills covered in these exams. After earning an Autodesk Certification, you will receive an official certification and digital badge from Autodesk to share on your resume and portfolio. The Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP) certifications exams can be taken at a Pearson VUE Testing Center or through OnVUE, Pearson VUE’s online proctored environment. Candidates are given 120 minutes to complete a certification exam and you should review the testing center polices and requirements before scheduling or purchasing Autodesk Certification exam vouchers. To learn more about the Autodesk Certified Professional certification, visit pearsonvue.com/Autodesk.
What are the prerequisites for the Autodesk Certified Professional: AutoCAD for Design and Drafting exam?
A successful candidate for the Autodesk Certified Professional: AutoCAD for Design and Drafting certification has a combination of approximately 400-1200 hours of training and hands-on experience with AutoCAD in design and drafting; is familiar with product features and capabilities; and is knowledgeable in relevant workflows, processes, and project objectives.
The candidate can perform routine tasks involved in their job role with limited assistance from peers, product documentation, and support services.
It is expected that all candidates will already have a general understanding of:
• Technical drawing & design
• The Help system within AutoCAD
• Basic techniques used to create and modify objects with accuracy in an AutoCAD drawing
• Annotation tools, layouts, printing, and alternative outputs
• Organizing objects, reusing content, and managing drawings.
What topics are covered in the Autodesk Certified Professional: AutoCAD for Design and Drafting exam?
What will I be able to do upon completing this course?
After completing this course, learners will be prepared to take the Autodesk Certified Professional: AutoCAD for Design and Drafting exam. In particular, learners will be able to: • Draw and organize objects, use advanced editing functions, and draw accurately using the User Coordinate System. • Create and manage your layouts, outputs, printings, and use annotation techniques like markup tools, hatch and fill, multileaders, and dimensioning. • Perform drawing management techniques, use blocks for efficiency, and control external reference and underlay files • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for taking the Autodesk Certified Professional: AutoCAD for Design and Drafting exam.
How do I take the Autodesk Certified Professional: AutoCAD for Design and Drafting exam?
The Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP) certifications exams can be taken at a Pearson VUE Testing Center or through OnVUE, Pearson VUE’s online proctored environment.
Schedule to take the exam online or find a testing center near you on Pearsonvue.com.
Where can I ask questions about scheduling or taking the Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP) exam?
Where can I learn more about all of Autodesk’s certification offerings?
More information about how to set yourself apart with Autodesk certifications and credentials can be found at autodesk.com/certification. This includes opportunities for professionals, employers, academic institutions, and students and educators.
How long does it take to complete this course?
This course includes an estimated 16 ½ hours of learning content, including video tutorials, practice exercises, peer review activities, and extensive practice tests that help prepare you for the Autodesk Certified Professional: AutoCAD for Design and Drafting exam. The course is delivered over a recommended period of two weeks, but learners can work at their own pace.
Will I earn university credit for completing this course?
This course does not qualify for college or university credit.
What are the system requirements for Autodesk AutoCAD?
How do I get installation support for Autodesk AutoCAD?
Do I have the option to access this learning content for free?
Yes, you do have the option to audit this course for free. However, keep in mind that when you audit a course, you won’t get access to practice tests, assignments, or exams; and you will not receive a grade for the course. Additionally, you will not earn a certificate of completion from Coursera for your work in this course. Visit the Coursera Help Center to learn more about auditing a course.
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