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Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 9:44:53 PM | Revit Exam questions.

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I had a Revit Architecture 2012 Certificate Exam - and I failed it by 1 question. They do NOT tell you what your questions/answers were. However I do remember one of the questions was that in order to change the material in a stacked wall, there were 4 choicesOne of them did NOT make sense but the other three asked if you change the structure of the wall or change the wall type. Furthermore, one of them asked if you change the structure of the stacked wall, and the other question was if you change the structure of the relevant wall type. I got confused by that one- with a stacked wall, do you change the type (parameters) to change the material of one of the walls? Or do you change the structure of one walls within that stacked wall?In other words, what would have been the correct answer in terms of terminology. The terminology was often where I made mistakes, because I did not grasp the nuance of the words.Another question I remember was - When you do a color fill legend, and there were four choices - one of them was level, another was room, another was space, and the fourth I don't remember. I put in "space" since it is not necessarily a room since a room can be divided into 2 spaces. But the text book only speaks of rooms (not spaces - as I realized after when I got home after the exam). So which would have been the correct answer???


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Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 10:19:17 PM | Revit Exam questions.

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I've gone through the cert tests a few times. honestly having to pay for them is not worth it, it doesnt really mean much. I take them at AU in Las Vegas 1. because I live here 2. its free.

 

The only question that i have ever got wrong was an instance where the solution did not match any of the possible answers. the test was flawed to begin with.

 

Sorry this isn't an answer to your question, I'm just making the point to not stress out about these tests.


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Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 10:22:56 PM | Revit Exam questions.

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I think, you are not supposed to discuss the test Autodesk Certification questions here. The terms & conditions (Autodesk) in the exam won't let you do that. Here's what you can do to get answers. Ask a specific question that you think is similar to the test you took (w/o mentioning Autodesk) then we'll try answer it.

And if you have a particular question to Autodesk, you can always email them. You might get your 1point back, if found true.


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Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 10:33:16 PM | Revit Exam questions.

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Ok I won't discuss them. Alabaster, where did you take the exams? I can't find them free - I looked in AU for them.

 

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Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 11:38:12 PM | Revit Exam questions.

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Did you attend AU? You have to physically be there.

 

I know Autodesk retailers often have promotions where you can test for like $25 instead of the normal price.


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Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 4:16:29 AM | Revit Exam questions.

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I thought you were referring to the virtual AU online.

Ok thanks


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Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 10:25:14 AM | Revit Exam questions.

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Hi,

Am thinking of giving my exam towards teh end of the month, I have used earlier versions of revit , 2009 & 2010 a lot. Although I am using 2012 now at work, my role does not focus in using the complete capabilities of this software. Any suggestions on what a typical Professional certification exam question would be like? I just need to guage where I stand.

 

Thanks and appreciate the help...


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Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 3:07:15 PM | Revit Exam questions.

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I have only been dealing with the Associate exam, not the Professional. So I'm afraid I cannot answer that question properly. Also I've understood that the Associate Certificate is required BEFORE getting the Pro, but I've also seen online the bragging of some occasional maverick who was able to pull of doing the Pro without doing the Associate. So I don't really know.

I do know that you need the book "Mastering revit architecture 2012" - it's a text approved by Autodesk, and it is THE reference for preparing for either Associate or Pro exams, and I see in most places past test-takers succeeded because they studied the book.

Hope this helps.

 


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Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 5:29:32 PM | Revit Exam questions.

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Associate exam is more on theory and even using Revit for 4 years, I failed twice taking it. So I changed my strategy. I took the Professional first. Since Prof. Exam is hands-on, you'll have all your answers available to you, the only difficulty is finding them in time (20questions in 90min.). If you're not using 2012, get acquainted at least with its new features and where to find icons for commands (they chnaged the ribbons, again) or know its current key-shortcut. If you've been exposed to Revit 2010, you'll be ok on 2012 hands-on. You can take both exam in any order, but you only get Prof. certified if you pass both. Since Autodesk Official Training Guides (AOTG) are no longer supplied, you have to buy a book for the theoretical exam. Go for it!


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Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 7:39:56 PM | Revit Exam questions.

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Which book should be used to prepare for the exam, autodesk has 2 of them - Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 Essentials or Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012.. I'd rather not buy both if I don't need to... anyone already done with their book and looking to sell?


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Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 8:03:27 PM | Revit Exam questions.

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The Autodesk Official Training Guide for theAutodesk Revit Architecture 2012 Certificationexams is Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 Essentialsfrom Wiley Publishing.


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Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 8:04:55 PM | Revit Exam questions.

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Mastering has been told to me to be the better book - more comprehensive. And it's the one I have. I don't have essentials, for the same reason as you - I didn't want to buy both books. My Revit Professor was the one who told me to buy Mastering - it'll also last longer as a reference book after you do the exam. I'm keeping my copy because it IS a great reference book.


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Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 8:22:09 PM | Revit Exam questions.

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I've seen both books and they are both informative and both carry "Authorized Autodesk Training Manual". I assume Autodesk will word their questions closely on how they appear on the book.


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Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 9:47:40 PM | Revit Exam questions.

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TO the best of my experience, this is the best way to study for the Certification exam.

 

1) get the book Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012bookmark the following sites:

 

(Autodesk 2010 User's Guide)

2) http://docs.autodesk.com/REVIT/2010/ENU/Revit%20Architecture%202010%20Users%20Guide/RAC/index.html?url=WS46b90c3cb2c58cad922804fc7fa4315f-7f6e.htm,topicNumber=d0e6699

 

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3) http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Revit/enu/2012

 

(Each of the sites have their strengths and weaknesses, both make a strong combo and supplement the book VERY well)

 

THEN...

 

Start your studies **NOT** with the Certification exam list, but with doing the following:

 

Go to your revit software, open any project, go to level 1. Then beside that open a word processing software and start typing the list of ALL the tabs on top of Revit (I call it the RTL - the Revit Tab List) - do it in order of set, subset, sub-subset, etc:

 

for example:

 

1. Home  <- this is the name of the tab on top- beside it are Insert, Annotate, etc.

   a. {Build} <- this is the name below the panel - beside it are Build, Model, Circulation, etc.

      i. Wall <- this is the item on the panel - beside it are Door, window, etc

         1. Wall <- this is the drop-down menu item - below it is Structural wall, wall by face, etc.

Make sure you list ALL the drop-down items in set, subset, etc. format.

 

Go through the ENTIRE list of tabs and buttons on top - and every time you see a button that you do NOT know about or are not familiar with, then look it up!!!! with the 3 sources of information above- make sure you understand **WHAT** they are at least, and some of the basic rules - e.g. shared parameters - you cannot schedule different categories unless you have shared parameters. This is somewhat tedious, but it is thorough, and thorough is unfortunately what you need for the exam!

 

This is an amazing hands-on way to make sure you know the "dictionary definitions" of most of the buttons and whatnots on Revit. Perfect for exam preparation. You will also discover all kinds of shortcuts and faster ways to do your projects (kind of a "why didn't I think of that" thing!)for the next time you do your projects.

 

Do this for one of your Views (e.g. Level 1) (The tabs are more or less basically the same for all views)

 

Then open up a family and do the same thing for a Family view (e.g. 3D view). Families have different tabs and definitions than for the main views. So you need to make sure you got most of your bases covered.

 

After you do this - you should have a good working knowledge of all the tabs - not necessarily memorized, but at least recognizable and familiar if a question pops up - e.g. an exam question could be about a schedule, which was on the exam review list given by autodesk, but one of the multiple choice answers listed for that question might be shared parameters - and if you didn't do the RTL I describe above - then you're stuck on the exam question because you didn't know what shared parameters are and what their limitations are!! With RTL at least you are PREPARED!!

 

Only after this, THEN go through the exam list provided in the back of the book of Mastering -it's in the appendix p. 1056 of Mastering 2012.

 

Please also be sure to bookmark this resource page:

 

http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470937491,descCd-DOWNLOAD.html

 

it has all the exercises associated with the book, and good for a comprehensive review.

 

Then review everything- and you should be ready for the exam.

 

Good Luck

 

 


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Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 9:51:30 PM | Revit Exam questions.

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Here's one good site: http://www.daypo.net/test-revit-associate-certification-practice-exam.html


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