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Autodesk Certified Professional: Inventor for Mechanical Design Exam Prep

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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: Inventor for Mechanical Design exam.

Advances in technology are changing the way we work, and the job skills demanded by industry. It’s essential for professionals to be able to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in order to be competitive and meet workforce standards. In this course, we’ll explore the professional skills defined for the Autodesk Certified Professional: Inventor for Mechanical Design exam. Through a series of lessons, practice exercises, challenge assignments, and assessments, we’ll learn and apply the Autodesk Inventor skills covered in the exam to boost your confidence and technical skills in preparation for the exam. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to test your knowledge by taking the practice exam that accompanies the course. It’s all about practice and preparation.

About the Autodesk Certified Professional: Inventor for Mechanical Design exam:
The Autodesk Certified Professional: Inventor for Mechanical Design exam is designed for industry professionals who possess advanced skills and can solve complex challenges in workflow and design. A certification at this level demonstrates a comprehensive skill set that provides an opportunity for individuals to stand out in a competitive professional environment. This type of experience 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.

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 should review the testing center polices and requirements before scheduling. Ready to take the exam? Schedule to take the exam online or find a testing center near you on

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  • Core Functionality of Autodesk Inventor
    • In week one, we’ll focus on configuring Autodesk Inventor to best organize your projects and we’ll explore and practice many of the solid modeling tools included in Autodesk Inventor. In order to be a certified professional, we need to have a deeper understanding of how Autodesk Inventor manages files, libraries, and the document properties of individual file and styles they use. The solid modeling lessons will test your knowledge of tools we might not use every day. Most people use a few select tools and workflows over and over in their daily work. The certified professional needs to be adept at using standard tools. In the process of preparing for the exam, it’s not uncommon for candidates to discover tools that can greatly improve how they work.
  • Specialized tools, assemblies, and documentation.
    • In Week 2, we’ll complete our preparation for the Autodesk Inventor Certified Professional exam by focusing on sheet metal, assemblies, weldments, drawings, and tools that offer users major productivity gains especially around machine design. We’ll explore these skills in-depth and advance your breath of knowledge to support a professional level command of the skills required by a certified professional.

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