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Old 03-31-2006, 08:48 AM
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i am thinking of getting the certified pro tools courses, any comments. its a lot of money???
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Old 03-31-2006, 01:33 PM
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Well I guess the question to start is why do you want to be certified? Are you looking for jobs in the music/post industry?
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Old 04-01-2006, 02:31 AM
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I went through the certification process. It was a lot of money. However, it was worth it. In my case (I worked my butt off after the certification), I have gotten about 6 post production jobs for independent films and 4 band recordings in the past 9 months. If you want to be doing this for a while, and want a career out of it, I'd highly recommend doing it. I wouldn't do the 300 level courses (expert certification) just yet. Get up to the 200 level (operator certification) in post or music, or both, first. Then start finding jobs. That's just my advice.
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Old 04-02-2006, 06:40 AM
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yes i am looking for jobs are you a certified pro tools .

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Old 04-02-2006, 06:50 PM
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I am a certified pro "tool". I am operator 6.x certified in post and music. Took the 300 level courses for both music and post, but haven't taken the "expert certification" exam yet, don't know if I will. $500 each time you take each of them (at least at that school). I don't know if the "higher" certification will get me anywhere I can't get with the operator cert. Doesn't mean I don't know the stuff. There are tons of people that know this stuff cause they've been working for years and haven't gotten the "official" Digidesign cert. I'm in the stage now though, where I'm trying to find a "real job". The independent film circuit is great for learning, same with a home recording studio. However, most of those jobs are dirt cheap, if not free. To be honest, it's not easy to "get in".

Anybody have suggestions to get past the stage I'm at, for both Renaud and me?
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Old 04-02-2006, 10:29 PM
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I have my 210M and 210P certification. I learned a lot from the courses, but if you read some of my posts on this forum it's obvious that one can't learn everything, but i DO know a lot about the important stuff. That includes the higher end systems(HD and control surface stuff) and syncronization issues, the things that big studios want you to know.

I'll say this much: When I apply for jobs with places that I know use Pro Tools heavily the certification gives me a lot of confidence. The reason is my credits/resume don't exactly scream "expert pro tools user" so the certification was a good chance for me to earn some strips, not all though.

At the end of the day the people at these big facilities are typically not certified, they got certified in a sort of philisophical way by grinding it out on their own since version 5 and Mix Plus systems. Some will respect that you are certified, others won't. I am also curious to hear what others say.
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