Autodesk Certified User AutoCAD Exam Best Practices
The Autodesk Certified User AutoCAD exam has been completely reworked to provide you and your students a good experience taking the exam. Some key points:
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- Exam no longer limits students to 3 clicks to answer the question. The interface provides an environment similar to what the person taking the exam would encounter in their CAD lab.
- The AutoCAD interface for the exam is delivered over the internet. This has been greatly improved.
Some of the questions allow the student to enter commands from the Command Line.
The exam is 40 minutes and is timed.
You can mark questions for review.
Question Tracker appears on screen.
8 Questions are multiple choice
These are fair and reasonable questions
17 questions test the ability of the person taking the exam to use the software
Exam is applicable to schools using AutoCAD 2010, 2011, or 2012, and is not version specific
Person taking the exam will be provided with a score and an analysis of how they scored on the sectors tested. See-Exhibit B Using AutoCAD Examination Score Report
Students will receive a certificate if they pass the exam.
Preparation for taking Exam
The test taker must be proficient in the use of the software and have a minimum 120 hours of instruction
in AutoCAD before taking the exam.
o Tools for assessing AutoCAD knowledge.
CADLearning AutoCAD Knowledge Assessment
o Exhibit A- AutoCAD Certified User Exam Objectives
This provides a list of specific topics the test taker must master to be successful.
o Deficiencies in AutoCAD knowledge need to be filled using CADLearning tutorials or other resources.
Review the AutoCAD Certification power point file.
These topics will be covered on the exam. This can be found at:
o Under Autodesk Certification, click ‘AutoCAD Certified User Exam Preparation’ Review the digital Study Packets that are provided on the Autodesk Digital STEAM Curriculum website.
. vChoose the AutoCAD Digital Study packets.
These are short presentations that review information that helps in answering the exam questions. These are excellent tools for reviewing one or two days prior to taking the exam.
Exhibit A- AutoCAD Certified User Exam Objectives
AutoCAD Certification Exam Topic Areas
1) User Interface a. User Interface
i. Application Menu
ii. Ribbon > Panels > Tabs
iii. Quick Access toolbar
iv. Open a drawing
2) Creating Drawings a. Coordinate Entry
i. Coordinate Entry
b. Draw Tools and Settings
i. Draw Tools : Line
ii. Draw Tools: Circle
iii. Draw Tools: Arc
iv. Draw Tools: Erase
v. Draw Tools: Rectangle
vi. Draw Tools: Polygon
vii. Object Snaps
viii. Polar Tracking and Polar Snap
ix. Drafting Settings
3) Manipulating Objects
i. Grip Editing
b. Object Selection
i. Window selection
4) Drawing Organization and Inquiry Commands
i. Layers Property Manager
b. Object Properties
i. Properties Palette
5) Altering Objects
a. Modify Tools
i. Trim and Extend
6) Working With Layouts
a. Layouts and Viewports
i. Plotting Environment
7) Annotating the Drawing
a. Adding Text to a Drawing
i. Multiline Text
ii. Single Line Text
iii. Edit Text iv. Text Styles
a. Adding Dimensions to a drawing
i. Dimensions: Liner, Angular, Aligned, Radius, Diameter, and Center Mark
ii. Dimension Style iii. Edit Dimensions
9) Hatching Objects
a. Edit Hatch Patterns and Fills
10) Working With Reusable Content
11) Creating Additional Drawing Objects
12) Plotting your Drawing
Exhibit B- AutoCAD Certified User Exam Score Report