Autodesk Certification Exam Guide
Autodesk Inventor 2010
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Preparation Guide for Autodesk Inventor 2010 Certified Associate
and Autodesk Inventor 2010 Certified Professional Certification Exams.
This guide is intended as a resource
in your preparation for the exams
to become Autodesk certified. It will
help you understand the structure
and content of the exam, and to
develop a personal strategy to
successfully pass the Autodesk
Inventor 2010 Certified Associate
and Certified Professional exams,
and includes information on
re-certifi­cation from Autodesk
Inventor 2009 Certified Professional.
Content
Exam summary information 1–2
Recertification from 2009 2
Exam Preparation
3
Exam Preparation Solutions
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Important Test
Taking Strategies
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Exam registration
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Exam Sections and Objectives
6–7
About Autodesk Professional Certification
Autodesk certifications are industry-recognized
credentials that can help you succeed in your
design career – providing benefits to both you
and your employer. Autodesk certifications are
a reliable validation of skills and knowledge, and
can lead to accelerated professional development,
improved productivity, and enhanced credibility.
Autodesk certification exams are delivered at
Autodesk Authorized Certification Centers.
All exams are computer-delivered in a
proctored environment. You can find the
locations of Autodesk Certification Centers
near you using the Center Search function
on autodesk.starttest.com
Getting Certified
To earn Autodesk Certification, you must pass
the required Autodesk Certification exams.
Step through each of these areas to help ensure
your success:
Authorized Certification Center
• Choose the Certification that’s right for you:
Choose the level and the Autodesk application
that best applies to you. Understand the
requirements for the Certification you want
to earn.
• Assess your readiness and take a practice test:
Take an assessment test to assess your
knowledge of the product. And then take a
practice test for the Professional-level exam
to gain experience using the testing system.
• Get the training you need: Autodesk Official
Training Guides, or take classes at an Autodesk
Authorized Training Center (ATC®).
• Apply your training and practice your skills:
Practice what you’ve learned to gain
experience.
• Take the required exam: Register for your exam
at an Autodesk Authorized Certification Center.
Autodesk Certification
Exam Summary Information
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Autodesk Inventor 2010 Certified Associate
Exam Summary Information
The Autodesk Inventor 2010 Certified Associate
exam is an on-line examination consisting of
30 questions that assess your knowledge of
the tools, features, and common tasks in
Autodesk Inventor 2010. Question types include
multiple choice, matching, and point and
click (hotspot).
xample of Certified Professional Test Item
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Open the drawing file Copy-Dining-Chair.dwg.
1. Using the insertion point of Dining Chairs “A and “B”, copy the Dining Chairs, 712.8 units
along the edge of the Dining Table as shown. Using the Distance command, what is the
distance (to the nearest integer) from the corner of Dining Chair labeled “D” to the corner
of Dining Chair labeled “E” as shown?
The exam has a one hour time limit (in some
countries the time limit may be extended).
At the conclusion of the exam, you will receive
a comprehensive score report which includes
summary information on the questions you
missed and where you can find information
on that area in the corresponding Autodesk
Official Training Guide.
Autodesk Inventor 2010 Certified Professional
Exam Summary Information
The Autodesk Inventor 2010 Professional
Certification exam is a performance based test.
Performance based testing is defined as testing
by doing. That means that rather than answer
questions about how you might accomplish a
task, you actually perform the task.
The Autodesk Inventor 2010 Certified Professional
exam is comprised of 20 questions. Each question
requires you to use the Autodesk application to
create or modify a data file, and then to type
your answer into an input box on the screen.
The answer you enter will either be a text entry
or a numeric value. The exam has a 90 minute
time limit (in some countries the time limit may
be extended).
To earn the credential of Autodesk Inventor
Certified Professional, you must also pass the
Autodesk Inventor Certified Associate exam.
You can pass the exams in any order.
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Recommended Experience Levels
2010 Certified Associate exam –
Learning Autodesk Inventor 2010 course
(or equivalent) plus 100 hours of hands-on
application
2010 Certified Professional exam –
Learning Autodesk Inventor 2010 course
(or equivalent) plus 400 hours of hands-on
application
Exam Preparation – Your Key to Success
Autodesk highly recommends using a variety
of resources to prepare for certification exams.
In all cases, you should start with the exam
objectives to determine which tasks will be
covered on the exams. Equally as important,
actual hands-on experience is required. From
there, we recommend that you choose the
preparation option that best fits your needs.
Details on Autodesk recommended preparation
solutions are available in this guide. During
preparation, it is important that you review the
exam objectives periodically to make sure that
all of the material in the exam is covered in
your choice of preparation methods. Please
note that some material on the test may
not be covered in your choice of preparation
materials. This is why it is critical that you
refer to the list of exam objectives during your
course of study.
You are
Autodesk Inventor 2009
Certified Professional
Recommended Experience Levels for
Autodesk Inventor 2010 Certification Exams
Actual hands-on experience is a critical
component in preparing for the exam. Direct
application of the skills learned cannot be
substituted by any one other learning
resource. You must spend time using the
product and applying the skills you have
learned.
Exam Objectives
Review the exam objectives to see the complete
listing of topics for the exam. Use this as your
checklist to determine your weaknesses
and areas on which you will want to focus more
attention in your study and preparation.
Because experience using the Autodesk
application is so important, we recommend
a minimum level of experience before
attempting the exam. Note that even with
the recommended level of experience, you
should still use the exam objectives as a
basis for your preparation. Even the most
knowledgeable and experienced users of
Autodesk applications will need to focus their
study specifically on the exam objectives.
You must pass
Autodesk Inventor 2010
Certified Associate
You earn
Autodesk Inventor 2010
Certified Professional
Re-certification from Autodesk Inventor 2009 Certified Professional
If you are an Autodesk Inventor 2009 Certified Professional you can update your certification to Autodesk Inventor 2010
Certified Professional by passing the Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 Certified Associate exam as illustrated above.
This applies only to re-certification from 2009 to 2010. If you are certified on an earlier release, you will have to take both
the Certified Associate and Certified Professional exams to earn 2010 Certified Professional certification.
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Autodesk Inventor 2010
Professional Level Practice Tests
In order to allow you to gain experience with the
Professional level test and the testing system,
Autodesk has developed a practice test that
simulates the actual 2010 Certified Professional
certification exam. It is a performance based
exam, with the same number of questions as
the actual exam. It requires the use of the specific
Autodesk application in order to successfully
answer the questions. This test can be taken in
an Autodesk Certification Center or from
your own computer. For more information on
purchasing Autodesk Professional Practice
tests see autodesk.starttest.com.
Example Training Guides from Autodesk
Autodesk Assessment Tests
Autodesk assessment tests will help determine
your general knowledge of the Autodesk
application on which you are seeking certification.
This will identify areas of knowledge that you
should develop in order to prepare for the
certification exam. At the completion of an
Autodesk Assessment test you will receive a
comprehensive score report and also be able to
review the items you missed and their correct
answers. Assessment tests can be purchased
at autodesk.starttest.com.
Autodesk Official Training Guides
Autodesk publishes dozens of Training Guides
every year designed to help users at all levels
of expertise improve their productivity with
Autodesk software. Training Guides from
Autodesk are the preferred classroom training
material for Autodesk Training Centers. These
same Training Guides are well-suited for selfpaced learning.
Students simulate real-world projects and work
through hands-on, job-related exercises. Most
titles include a trial version of the software.
The objectives in the Autodesk Certified
Associate and Professional exams come directly
from Autodesk Official Training Guides. If you
will be taking a professional level exam the
test questions will use the drawings that are
made available to you with the corresponding
Autodesk Official Training Guides.
The recommend Autodesk Official Training
Guides for the Associate and Professional exam
is Learning Autodesk Inventor 2010. You can
purchase the courseware at store.autodesk.com
or contact your local ATC. Academic Centers
in North America can purchase guides from an
Autodesk Academic Value Added Reseller at
autodesk.com/education and select
“locate a reseller”.
ATC ® Instructor-Led Courses
Every day, thousands of customers are taught
how to realize their ideas, faster, with Autodesk
software. You can perform smarter and better
with Autodesk software products when you
turn to an Authorized Training Center. An ATC
is your best source for Autodesk-authorized
classes, tailored to meet the needs and challenges
facing today’s design professionals, and to help
you prepare for your Autodesk Certification
exams.
The Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC®)
program is a global network of professional
training providers offering a broad range of
learning resources. In many areas, you can earn
continuing education credits while building
your toolset. Visit the online ATC locator at
autodesk.com/atc.
Test Taking Strategies
Each time you take a test, whether it is an
assessment test, practice test, or the
certification exam, you will benefit from using
proven test taking strategies to increase your
odds of success. Some of these strategies
are general, but some are very specific to the
type of exam you may be taking.
Time Management
Because Autodesk certification exams are timed,
management of time during testing is an
integral part of a successful outcome. Autodesk
recommends that you use a strategy that
maximizes the time available so that you will
have time to answer each exam question. The
Autodesk Online test system allows you to mark
questions for review and return to them later.
This allows you to work through the test
questions that are easy or quick for you, and
mark the more difficult questions to return to
later if time permits. It is important to not allow
yourself to become caught up in one specific
exam question and waste time. Also, be sure to
check the review screen before you submit your
exam, to make sure you have answered all of
the items.
Thoroughly Read Exam
Questions and Instructions
Autodesk exams are testing specific objectives
so it is critical that you understand the questions
before you answer them. Additionally, before
each test you are presented with a tutorial.
This tutorial contains information on using
the Autodesk Online testing system as well
as critical information such as location of files,
instructions for answering questions, and
general test information.
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When you are ready to take your exam, you may
purchase your exam directly from the Autodesk
Online Testing Service or from an Autodesk
Authorized Certification Center depending on
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on purchasing and scheduling your exam can be
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After Your Exam
After your certification exam you will immediately
receive an online score report that contains
diagnostic feedback. This feedback includes the
number of items that are correct in each section.
This score report contains the objectives for any
items that were incorrect. This score report in
available in your Autodesk Online profile, and
can be reviewed and printed at anytime from
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on your business cards, resume, and letterhead.
The certificate and logos are available in your
certification profile.
During Your Exam
While taking the exam, you may not use
calculators, books, or other electronic equipment. You may use scratch paper, but it will be
collected from you when you finish your test.
You may pause the test during delivery, and
no time will be lost. The proctor will seat you
and step you through the process of starting
your test. They will also answer any questions
you have about the testing process. They will
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listed in Autodesk’s publicly available database.
This is an excellent way to demonstrate your
certification status to prospective employers.
The database listing can be found on
autodesk.starttest.com. In order to display
your certification log into your Autodesk Online
profile and select “yes” to the field “I would like
my certification status published to the Autodesk
website”. You may change this field at anytime to
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Certified Associate Exam Sections and Objectives
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The Autodesk Official Training Guide for this exam is Learning Autodesk Inventor 2010. You can purchase this guide at store.autodesk.com or from
your local ATC. Schools can also purchase from an Autodesk Academic Value Added Reseller at autodesk.com/education and select “locate a reseller”.
Section
Exam Objectives
Autodesk Official Training Guide Chapter
Getting Started With
Autodesk Inventor
- Identify the tools that are available in the graphics window.
Chapter 1: Getting Started
- Apply geometric constraints to sketch geometry.
Chapter 2: Basic Sketching Techniques
Basic Sketching
Techniques
- Use additional options when applying dimensions.
Basic Shape Design
- Use the Extrude tool to create extruded features.
Chapter 3: Basic Shape Design
- Use the Operation and Extent termination options when
adding 3D features.
- Describe sketch linetypes and their behavior.
- Create and modify parameters and equations.
- Use the Sweep tool to create sweep features that
follow 2D and 3D paths.
Detailed Shape Design
- Define a hole feature.
Chapter 4: Detailed Shape Design
- Use the Rectangular Pattern tool to create
rectangular patterns.
- Use the Shell tool to create shelled features.
Assembly Design
Overview
- Create a project file for a single user.
Chapter 5: Assembly Design Overview
Placing, Creating,
and Constraining
Components
- Describe how assembly constraints affect individual
parts in the assembly.
- Describe the Content Center consumer environment
and what Content Center consumers can do.
- Create components in an assembly.
Chapter 6: Placing, Creating, and
Constraining Components
Interacting with an
Assembly
- Use the Selection Priority and Component Selection
tools to simplify and enhance component selection.
- Calculate physical properties.
Chapter 7: Interacting with an Assembly
- Describe presentation files and their role in creating
exploded drawing views.
Basic View Creation
- Edit orthographic views and describe how other
projected views may be affected.
- Edit section views.
Chapter 8: Basic View Creation
- Crop a drawing view using a sketched boundary shape.
- Move, align, and edit drawing views.
Dimensions, Annotations, and Tables
- Create and edit hole tables.
- Create centerlines and center marks.
Chapter 9: Dimensions, Annotations,
and Tables
- Add and edit revision tags.
- Position model dimensions, add text and symbols,
and edit model dimension values.
Annotating
Assembly Drawings
- Describe the bill of materials and its uses.
- Use the Edit Parts List dialog box to modify your parts lists.
Chapter 10: Annotating Assembly
Drawings
- List the steps required to manually place and edit balloons.
Drawing Standards and
Resources
- Describe styles and their role in drawing standards.
Chapter 11: Drawing Standards and Resources
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Certified Professional Exam Sections and Objectives
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The Autodesk Official Training Guide for this exam is Learning Autodesk Inventor 2010. You can purchase this guide at store.autodesk.com or from
your local ATC. Schools can also purchase from an Autodesk Academic Value Added Reseller at autodesk.com/education and select “locate a reseller”.
Section
Exam Objectives
Autodesk Official Training Guide Chapter
Basic Sketching
Techniques
- Describe best practices for dimensioning your sketch
Chapter 3: Basic Shape Design
Basic Shape Design
- Extruded Features – Orient sketch planes based
on other planes or faces.
- Revolved Features – Orient sketch planes based on
other planes or faces.
- Project part edges onto a sketch plane.
Chapter 3: Basic Shape Design
- Utilize the 3D Grips tool and adjust the geometry a
visual distance, a numeric distance, or to a specific
geometric location.
- Use the Work Plane tool to create work planes on a part.
- State the guidelines for creating sweeps.
Detailed Shape Design
- State the guidelines for creating chamfers and fillets.
Chapter 4: Detailed Shape Design
- Use the Hole tool to create hole features.
- Use the Mirror tool to create symmetric features.
- Create pattern features.
- Use the Shell tool to create shelled features.
Placing, Creating,
and Constraining
Components
- State some guidelines for proper constraining techniques.
Interacting with an
Assembly
- Animate components in an assembly by driving constraints.
Chapter 7: Interacting with an
Assembly
Basic View Creation
- Control hatch and sectioning in section views.
Chapter 8: Basic View Creation
Dimensions,
Annotations, and Tables
- Dimension drawing views.
Chapter 9: Dimensions, Annotations, and
Tables
Annotating Assembly
Drawings
- Use the Edit Parts List dialog box to modify your parts lists.
Chapter 10: Annotating Assembly
Drawings
Drawing Standards
and Resources
- Set drawing standards.
Chapter 11: Drawing Standards and Resources
- Use the Content Center consumer environment to place,
change, and open Content Center components.
- State some guidelines for in-place component design.
Chapter 6: Placing, Creating,
and Constraining Components
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