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Autodesk® Inventor 2021® Certification

Autodesk® Inventor 2021® Certification

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This technology- focused online course is approved by the TechCred Program funding and will help you upskill and earn a credential in only six months.

TechCred Program funding allows Ohio employers looking to fill their open technology-focused roles with skilled candidates. Additionally, the program is designed to enable employers to offer current and future employees the opportunity to learn new skills while on the job by funding their learning.

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Learn Autodesk® Inventor 2021® Online

Autodesk® Inventor 2021® is a computer-aided design (CAD) application that is widely used for creating 3D mechanical designs. In this 100% online course, you will master the key skills needed to create solid 3D geometry. Upon successful completion, you will be prepared to sit for the Autodesk® Inventor® Certified User exam. Enrollment includes a voucher to cover exam fees. This course is open enrollment. You can enroll and begin any time.

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Job Outlook for Autodesk® Inventor 2021®

  • According to, demand for mechanical designers is expected to grow by 4% between now and 2028. This rate of increase forecasts a need for 12,800 new designers in that time frame.
  • estimates that salaries for design engineers with Autodesk® Inventor® skills range between $47-82,000, with an average of $60,398. Early-career Autodesk® Inventor® professionals earn between $46-74,000 during the first three years of their careers.

Mechanical designers commonly use Autodesk® Inventor 2021® for a variety of tasks that invent or initiate products and components, support manufacturing or improvement in current products. Some mechanical design activities include:

  • Create new part files
  • Add sketches to existing parts files
  • Use sketches to create 3D solid geometry

Certification test provider Pearson VUE reports that 89% of certified professionals say earning certification has increased their value to their employers and in the employment marketplace. Autodesk® Inventor 2021® certification provides a reliable source of validation for your skills. It signals to prospective employers, teammates and freelance clients that you have undertaken a challenging course of study to establish and document your skill set.


Because mechanical designers can work independently and exchange files over the internet, many Autodesk® Inventor 2021® professionals work remotely as employees, independent contractors or consultants. reports that designers using Autodesk® Inventor® earn between $31-70,000 working remotely.

  • Creating and editing solid 3D model geometry using sketched and placed features.
  • Placing and constraining/connecting 3D models into larger assemblies.
  • Creating Presentation files (Exploded views and Animations) and learning how to simulate motion between parts in an assembly.
  • Creating and annotating drawings to communicate the design in a 2D format.
  • Taking this course provides the key skills to efficiently and effectively work with the 3D Part, Assembly and 2D Drawing tools that are available in Autodesk® Inventor 2021® software
  • At the completion of the course, passing the Autodesk® Inventor® Certified User exam provides potential employers with additional validation of your skills

There are no prerequisites to take this course, however, you should have a basic knowledge of the Windows operating system and be comfortable installing software, working with file structures, downloading files, and unzipping compressed files. You should also have a basic knowledge of design/drafting procedures and terminology.

Key course topics include:
  • Introduction to Autodesk® Inventor®
  • Creating the Base Feature
  • Additional Sketching Tools
  • Sketch Editing Tools
  • Sketched Secondary Features
  • Creating Pick and Place Features
  • Work Features
  • Equations
  • Additional Features
  • Model and Display Manipulation
  • Fixing Problems
  • Sweep Features
  • Loft Features
  • Duplication Tools
  • Feature Relationships
  • Assembly Environment
  • Joint Connections
  • Manipulating Assembly Display
  • Model Information
  • Presentation Files
  • Assembly Tools
  • Assembly Parts and Features
  • Assembly Bill of Materials
  • Working with Projects
  • Drawing Basics
  • Detailing Drawings
  • Drawing Annotations
  • Customizing Autodesk Inventor
  • Appendix A: Sketching Options
  • Appendix B: Primitive Base Features
  • Appendix C: Additional Practices I
  • Appendix D: Effective Modeling Final Review
  • Appendix E: Additional Practices II


Jennifer MacMillan

Jennifer MacMillan has been teaching CAD for 22 years and is an Autodesk® Certified Instructor (ACI). She currently manages a team of curriculum developers that design and develop curriculum for the Autodesk® line of engineering software products. As a subject matter expert herself, MacMillan focuses her development efforts working specifically with manufacturing software products. She holds a mechanical engineering degree from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada.