The Avid Certified Support Representative: Broadcast Graphics certification is designed for individuals deploying or working in an environment running Avid broadcast graphics products and solutions. ACSR’s are the front line of defense in ensuring deployed Avid solutions run smoothly. Therefore it is essential to have the skills and competencies to be able to correctly install and configure the Avid broadcast graphics products as well as be prepared to operationally support the environment. The ACSR: Broadcast Graphics certification is designed to test and validate those skills.
To be able to sit the certification exam candidates must attend the ACSR Broadcast Graphics (BG400) course.
The certification for ACSR: Broadcast Graphics is a practical hands on exam that requires candidates to troubleshoot a basic production system which has been previously manipulated by the Instructor using logs analysis and correct troubleshooting process, thus implementing the knowledge gained both in the theoretical and practical parts of the course
The ACSR: Broadcast Graphics certification demonstrates individuals technical and operational skills needed to install, manage, support and troubleshoot Avid broadcast graphics products. If they need backup support, ACSR status gains them access to the worldwide community of Avid Certified Support Representatives.
The ACSR: Broadcast Graphics certification provides:
- Industry recognition of proven expertise as a technical professional who understands how to install, configure and support Avid broadcast graphics products
- Access to the ACSR technical community for peer to peer communication
- A certification logo to add to marketing materials, websites, business cards to differentiate yourself and your organization
- Entry in Avid's Certification Registry accessible via the Find a Certified Professional online listing, as well as a Certificate of Achievement
Achieving certification as an ACSR: Broadcast Graphics marks an individual as being one of the ‘best of the best’. Avid provides a range of different ACSR certifications, which can also allow someone to follow the path towards ACSR Elite status. Whatever Avid solutions have been deployed there will be an ACSR certification that supports it.
What are the prerequisites?
The ACSR: Broadcast Graphics certification exam is an integral part of the ACSR Broadcast Graphics (BG400) course. To be able to sit the certification you must attend this course. Prior to attending this course candidates should have the following skills:
- A good understanding of both Windows and Linux based Operating Systems
- A good understanding of PC graphics hardware and its configuration
- A basic understanding of DB (MS SQL) and networking (IP configuration)
- A basic understanding of broadcast workflow
How does the course and exam fit together?
The ACSR Broadcast Graphics (BG400) course is a blended learning course, created with two distinct sections to maximize the learning process, while minimizing the time ‘in-class’.
The first section is series of 15 hours of recorded webinars. These provide information and theoretical issues on the Avid broadcast graphics suite, the components that comprise it and the typical workflow of such systems. This is complemented with the use of demonstrations and videos, as well as assignments to consolidate the learning process
The second section of the course is hands-on ‘in-class’, building on the topics covered in the webinar and preparing attendees for the practical certification exam on the final day of the course. This will require candidates to demonstrate their capability to install and configure a broadcast graphics implementation.
Where can I take the exam?
The ACSR Broadcast Graphics certification exam is a practical hands-on exam and is offered at selected Avid offices. Contact Avid Education for a list of exam dates and locations.
How much does certification cost?
All prices, including the cost of the exam and the recommended courses, are set according to currency values in specific countries and regions. Contact Avid Education for your local price.
What do I have to do to maintain certification?
Once you have made the investment to become an ACSR, maintaining your Avid Certification enables you to show your skills and capabilities are current, and provides you with access to the wealth of premium level technical content made available to ACSRs. You’ll also be able to participate and benefit from interaction with peers within the global ACSR community. Recertification does not mandate training attendance, but Avid’s blend of classroom and online recertification training make it easier and faster to maintain your ACSR status. Contact your local Avid Education team for the latest details.