The Avid Certified System Administrator: MediaCentral | Newsroom Management certification is designed for individuals working in a news environment, typically in IT, engineering, or support roles for news operations. Whether you’re interested in becoming certified yourself, or want to qualify your employees, this certification provides validation of the proficiency to administrate Avid MediaCentral | Newsroom Management systems.
Those wanting to become an Avid Certified System Administrator for MediaCentral | Newsroom Management must possess an understanding of how Avid MediaCentral | Newsroom Management fits into the newsroom environment.
Attainment of Avid Certified System Administrator certification status provides an individual
- Recognition of system management skills, an opportunity to distinguish themselves professionally and to advance their career
- A certification logo to add to marketing materials, websites, business cards to differentiate yourself and your organization, as well as a Certificate of Achievement
- Entry in Avid's Certification Registry accessible via the Find a Certified Professional online listing
For business managers, certification offers an objective measure of an employee’s ability to manage an Avid MediaCentral | Newsroom Management system and that they have the skills to fully harness the functionality and benefits that Avid MediaCentral | Newsroom Management provides. Hire with confidence by hiring Avid Certified.
What do I have to do to be certified?
Certification is granted solely based on passing the Avid Certified System Administrator: MediaCentral | Newsroom Management certification exam. Course attendance is optional, though highly recommended.
How do I prepare to take the certification?
To help prepare candidates for certification, Avid Learning Services offers the class MediaCentral | Newsroom Management System Administration (IN300). This course is highly recommended for anyone pursuing certification as it offers hands-on training in the full range of skills to administrate an MediaCentral | Newsroom Management system.
While not required for certification, this class, with its hands-on labs, offers the in-depth training and practical experience required to build your skills in preparation for certification. The class is highly recommended for all candidates, especially those with less than a minimum of 1-year experience managing an Avid MediaCentral | Newsroom Management system full time.
The class An Introduction to iNEWS client (IN101) provides the foundational skills if completely new to using Avid MediaCentral | Newsroom Management, as well as the knowledge to become an Avid Certified User: MediaCentral | Newsroom Management.
Is there any information about what is covered in the exam?
A certification exam study guide is available. For more information on what’s covered in the exam and to help you assess your own readiness to sit the exam, please download the Avid Certified System Administrator: MediaCentral | Newsroom Management Exam Study Guide.
Where can I take the exam?
The exams are offered via Avid online proctored “office hours” sessions and Avid Learning Partners. Contact your local Avid Learning Services team for details on exam locations and schedules.
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 your local Avid Learning Services team for details.
What do I have to do to maintain certification?
The Avid Certified System Administrator: MediaCentral | Newsroom Management certification is version specific; once you have achieved certification status, you are not required to re-certify to maintain your certification for that version of the Avid MediaCentral | Newsroom Management. However, as new versions are released, we recommend that you update and re-certify your capabilities for each version by taking and successfully completing the latest exam to show that your skills are current.