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Autodesk Certified User (ACU)

Design and make a better world

Autodesk Certified User

Design and make a better world


Autodesk certifications are industry-recognized credentials that can help designers, engineers, and makers succeed at any stage of their career. As more and more industries experience a skills gap as they hire new talent, Autodesk certifications provide a reliable validation of skills and knowledge.

Start with Autodesk Certified User (ACU) certification to enhance academic success and prepare for college or a career. Then accelerate professional development, improve productivity and increase credibility with Autodesk Certified Professional.

Autodesk Certified User (ACU) certifications enhance student  CVs, providing evidence of competency and proficiency. ACU certification is an excellent way for students with about 150 hours of real-world Autodesk software experience to validate their software skills. Earning User-level certifications gives students confidence as they continue to master Autodesk products and pursue Professional-level certifications in the future.

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Autodesk Certified User (ACU)



Validate the entry-level skills needed to effectively use AutoCAD software.



Prove entry-level knowledge that includes creating, modifying, formatting, and sharing 2D sketches.


Fusion 360

Prove product development skills using 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE tools to explore design ideas.



Prove entry-level knowledge using building information software for careers in architecture, interior design, and construction management.



Demonstrate and validate the 3-D animation skills needed for success.

3D Studio Max

3DS Max

Prove 3-D modelling software skills to start a career in the game, film, or motion-graphic industries.



67% of certified individuals say certification gives them greater confidence in their abilities.

Pearson VUE 2018 Value of IT Certification Survey

Customer success

Darmstadt University (ACU)

Darmstadt University (ACU)

Unique challenges in the year 2020 highlighted the importance of digital skills and the role of certification to validate those skills to potential employers. Dill Khan, lecturer at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences in the Department of Architecture and a BIM specialist, saw an opportunity in the world of digital education to break new ground in teaching through certification.

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Prodigy Learning's "Four Stage Learning Pathway"

Prodigy Learning offers a comprehensive pathway for Autodesk Certified User certification from learning solutions through to certification exams. To ensure that the ACU certifications are delivered successfully, Prodigy Learning strongly recommends following the Four Stage Learning Pathway leveraging these solutions.


1. Skills Analysis

Use GMetrix Action Learning as a Skills Analysis tool to identify learners' areas of weakness.


2. Learning Solutions

Use LearnKey video training or other approved self-paced or instructor-led Learning Solutions.


3. Practice Tests

Sit the GMetrix Practice Test. Comprehensive reporting proves readiness for the certification exam.

4. Certification Exam

Sit the Exam.  Prove learners' skills with a robust, internationally standardised assessment.

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