Certiport Announces 2015 Autodesk Certified User World Championship

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Inaugural Global Online Competition Will Recognize Students with Marketable 2D and 3D Design Skills

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Certiport (http://www.certiport.com), a Pearson VUE business, the leading test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today announces the launch of the 2015 Autodesk Certified User World Championship to recognize students with marketable 2D and 3D design skills. The global online competition is open to students between the ages of 13 and 22 who attain a passing score on any of the following Autodesk Certified User certification exams: Autodesk Certified User - AutoCAD®, Autodesk Certified User - Inventor®, Autodesk Certified User - Revit Architecture, Autodesk Certified User - 3ds Max, or Autodesk Certified User – Maya.

“There is already a great demand from students and we are thrilled to announce the launch of the first ever Autodesk Certified User World Championship,” said Craig Bushman, vice president of marketing for Certiport. “We believe the competition will motivate more students to validate their Autodesk skills by earning certification, ultimately boosting their confidence and giving them a respected industry credential for their resume.”

Eligible students will be invited to compete by completing an online design challenge by August 1, 2015 in three project categories using Autodesk software: Architecture, Manufacturing, and Media and Entertainment. One champion in each category will win an Autodesk-sponsored trip for themselves and one chaperone to attend Autodesk University in Las Vegas, December 1-3, 2015.

The Autodesk Certified User World Championship aligns with Autodesk’s “Design the Future” program and the continued transformation of Autodesk’s education business model in order to fulfill its mission of helping students and educators imagine, design and create a better world. The “Design the Future” program makes available $250 million of 3D design software, project-based curricula, training and certification to every middle and high school in the United States in 2014.

Career and technical education programs across the United States equip students with marketable 2D and 3D design skills by teaching them to use state-of-the-art Autodesk design software. Autodesk Certified User certification confirms students have the skills necessary to continue their design careers—whether they attend college, enter the workforce or work toward additional levels of industry certification after graduation.

For more information about the Autodesk Certified User exams, visit http://www.certiport.com/autodesk. For more information about the 2015 Autodesk Certified User World Championship, visit http://www.ACUChampionship.com.

About Certiport

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 13,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the HP Accredited Technical Associate, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program, and the IC3 Digital Literacy certification. Certiport reliably delivers over three million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in more than 148 countries and 27 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/certiport.

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