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AutoCAD Certification Exam Prep Class

10 Clock Hours 18 Days 10 AIA LUs

Online Dates

Grading Option






This is an online seminar review course for the AutoCAD Certification Exam. Taught by an AutoCAD Certified Instructor who has worked professionally with AutoCAD for over fifteen years. No answers to the Certification Exam are provided, just valuable overview concepts of the types of questions which will be presented in the exam, the format for the questions and the methodology/logic behind the kinds of questions covered in the exam.

In this seminar review "Certification Exam Prep" course for the AutoCAD Certification Exam, we conduct targeted presentations, providing valuable information which includes discussing and demonstrating the numerous AutoCAD commands and concepts which have been covered throughout the AutoCAD courses at cadteacher/vdci, and how they relate to the Certification Exam.

What Is CAD (Computer-Aided Design)? and What Is AutoCAD?

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate proficiency manipulating drawing information.
  • Validate your skills and knowledge of AutoCAD.
  • Advance your competitive edge and reputation, and achieve an accepted credential which can advance your career.
  • Compare the functionality of different commands by using alternate interface methods.

AutoDesk Certification Objectives


  • Draw lines and rectangles
  • Draw Circles, Arcs, and Polygons


  • Use object-snap tracking
  • Use Coordinate Systems
  • Make isometric drawings


  • Move and copy objects
  • Rotate and scale objects
  • Create and use arrays
  • Trim and extend objects
  • Offset and mirror objects
  • Use grip editing
  • Fillet and chamfer objects


  • Draw and edit polylines
  • Blend between objects with splines
  • Apply hatches and gradients


  • Change object properties
  • Alter layer assignments for objects
  • Control layer visibility
  • Assign properties by object or layer
  • Manage layer properties


  • Work with blocks
  • Manage block attributes
  • Reference external drawings and images


  • Add and modify text
  • Use dimensions
  • Add and modify multileaders
  • Create and assign annotative styles
  • Use tables


  • Create layouts
  • Use viewports
  • Set printing and plotting options



  • This course is a seminar-based course regarding the AutoCAD Certification Exam.
  • It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that students complete CAD 101 through CAD 302 before attempting the exam.
  • If students have not participated in these classes, at least six months of professional work experience using AutoCAD is recommended.


Free Access to the Software

While you are a student at VDCI, you will be provided free access to the software needed to participate in your course. Throughout your studies at VDCI, it is very important that you have access to good-quality Internet bandwidth with a download speed of 10 Mbps.


Software (Required)

  • AutoCAD

Textbook (Recommended)

Can I work at my own pace?

Yes. You can work at your own pace. Each course is 18 days long. You will have two weeks and three weekends to complete the course. There are set deliverable schedules which are addressed in the course syllabus.



Free Access to the Software

While you are a student at VDCI, you will be provided free access to the software needed to participate in your course. The software provided will either be downloaded directly onto your machine or you will access the software on one of our Citrix Servers. Throughout your studies at VDCI, it is very important that you have access to good-quality Internet bandwidth. It is also very important, if you are accessing our Virtual Servers, that you pay special attention to the MP4 and PDF guidance provided regarding saving your project files (datasets) onto your local machine.

Discussion Forums

There are two discussion forums for the course, the Student Forum and the Graded Forum.

The Student Forum is for you to interact with your fellow classmates, to discuss issues you are having, and get to know one other much like you would in a classroom environment.

The Graded Discussion Forum requires an initial post and a response to another student. These will be part of your final grade.  Your initial discussion post is due Monday, one week from the beginning of class, by 11:55pm Pacific Time. Your second discussion post must be a response to another student, and it is due by the end of the course.

VDCI Student Lounge

The VDCI Student Lounge is open to all VDCI Students and Alumni. In the Student Lounge, you are welcome to ask general questions to your VDCI colleagues. Instructors and VDCI staff regularly chime in. This is a great center of engagement for our VDCI community.

Course Lessons

Students will receive a detailed syllabus once they are enrolled in the course.

Lesson 1 - Equivalent of three (3) On-Site Clock Hours
Students are introduced to the certification process and begin reviewing the user interface, inquiry commands, and selection sets.

Lesson 2 - Equivalent of two (2) On-Site Clock Hours
Students review blocks, annotative objects, text blocks, layouts, page setup, XREFs, and multi-leaders.

Lesson 3 - Equivalent of three (3) On-Site Clock Hours
Students review polylines, arrays and dimensions.

Lesson 4 - Equivalent of two (2) On-Site Clock Hours
Students review grip editing, the stretch command and other modifying commands.


Online Course Start Dates

Please click here to see the online course schedule. Online courses begin every three weeks, on a Friday and are 18-days long.

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