Professional | ~7 hr.

AutoCAD for Design and Drafting Professional Certification Prep

Course | Certification prep
Prove you’re on the right track to certification with self-paced lessons and a practice test. This certification prep course reviews the core skills covered by the Autodesk Certified Professional in AutoCAD for Design and Drafting certification exam.


Learn the typical workflow and features of AutoCAD, including drawing, organizing, and editing objects, using tools for accuracy and annotations, reusing content, working with layouts and outputs, and managing drawings. Follow along with lessons, datasets, and exercises to practice and review the exam topics on your own. You can also test your knowledge by taking a practice test to prepare for the certification exam. It’s all about practice and preparation.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Draw and edit objects, manage layers, apply object snaps, use advanced editing functions, and draw accurately using the User Coordinate System.
  • Create and manage your layouts, outputs, and printings.
  • Use annotation techniques such as markup tools, hatch and fill, multileaders, and dimensioning.
  • Perform drawing management techniques, use blocks for efficiency, and control external reference and underlay files.
  • Review the topics covered on the Autodesk Certified Professional in AutoCAD for Design and Drafting certification exam.

Course modules

~10 min.
Getting started

Getting started

~20 min.
See where you stand

See where you stand

~1 hr. 10 min.
Advanced drawing objects

Learn how to use the advanced drawing techniques covered on the exam, including polylines, arcs, splines, and polygons and working with rays, xlines, and multilines.

~50 min.
Organize objects

Learn how to select, isolate, hide, and remove objects.

~1 hr. 5 min.
Draw with accuracy

Learn how to manage layers, control the User Coordinate System (UCS), and work with multi-functional grips for editing.

~20 min.
Layouts, printing, and outputs

Learn about layouts and outputting drawings, including using the Page Setup Manager, working with viewports, and creating eTransmit packages.

~50 min.
Annotation techniques

Learn about several annotation techniques and discover the benefits of working with revision clouds, multileaders, and dimensions.

~50 min.
Reusable content and drawing management

Discover some best practices for reusing content such as blocks and working with external reference and underlay files.

~40 min.
Productivity tips

Learn how to create arrays, use advanced options of fillet, and other tools to simplify your workflow.

~1 hr.
Practice test

Practice test

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