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Old 04-15-2002, 02:31 PM
Kickin.da.speaker Kickin.da.speaker is offline
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Default Digi, where are the free educational resources?

In a press release dated April 14, 2002, Digidesign announced the launching of New Training & Education Program. But they also mentioned:

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* Free educational resources for users to teach themselves Pro Tools, and test their knowledge to determine proficiency online.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I found the tests but where are the free educational resources for me to teach myself?

BTW, the rest really sounds like a big money making scheme, as the only way you are allowed to present yourself for a certification is to pay for the class first: wether you need the education or not is irrelevant. I guess that means the really good ProTools expert will be the ones who don't have a certification: they didn't even need the class in the first place! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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Old 04-15-2002, 03:08 PM
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It is in a closet somewhere... with PTLE's timecode ruler.
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Old 04-15-2002, 03:54 PM
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Default Re: Digi, where are the free educational resources?

This pretty standard practice in many techinical fields.

Insiders know that industry certification is sometimes irrelevant and usually indicates someone with a classroom-only beginners education.

Also, these things are usually a joke to pass; they want happy paying clients so its not in their best interest to fail you.

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Old 04-15-2002, 04:20 PM
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Default Re: Digi, where are the free educational resources?

Hey where are these tests?
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Old 04-15-2002, 04:21 PM
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Default Re: Digi, where are the free educational resources?

i was wondering if there's a way to take the certification test without taking the class first. if you know it already that is...
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Old 04-15-2002, 04:22 PM
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<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I think you're there! Click below!
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Old 04-15-2002, 04:22 PM
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Default Re: Digi, where are the free educational resources?

Hey where are these tests?
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Old 04-15-2002, 04:52 PM
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Default Re: Digi, where are the free educational resources?

Their site says:

"A certification from Digidesign as either a Pro Tools Operator or Pro Tools Expert is valid for one year. After that time you may re-take a test to renew your certification. The world of software and Pro Tools changes so rapidly that this way you're alweays certified at the latest level."

Hmmm, a way to keep making money?

They must not have taken a look at the list of new features they've released in the last year or so. Id say, at the rate DIGI releases new technology, that a certification should last at least 3 years....
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Old 04-15-2002, 05:23 PM
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Hey guys, I am in Film and Video, for my day job. Picture Editor/visual Effects. Avid has offered the same deal for a long time. It doesn't mean anything. Or I should say that it means you can read and write and pass a test. Not having The Avid certification has never hurt me. Infact i have beat out people with that certification. Real World experience is what it always comes down to. What was your last project, and what did you do it on? Never has anyone asked me what classes or even what degree I have.

Ah, now that I think about it, Doesn't avid own
digi now. They are just passing that scam to a new product.

Now if you just want to learn then maybe it would help, but that certification is not going to get you a job.

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