Avid Certified System Administrator, MediaCentral Production Management

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Avid Interplay | Production Asset Management (PAM) solutions serve as the backbone of post-production and broadcast operations the world over. To effectively manage these mission-critical systems on a day-to-day basis, you need a deep understanding of the system’s capabilities and controls. A responsibility like that can’t be left to chance. Instead, trust the credential of an Avid Certified System Administrator: Interplay | Production.

To earn the credential of Avid Certified System Administrator for Interplay | Production, an individual must be able to identify the component systems of an Interplay installation and understand the services they provide. They possess a working knowledge of the various administrator and client applications, and demonstrate the skills required to perform media asset management, including how to protect, delete, relink, and archive media assets; manage users’ access rights; establish and implement system-wide naming conventions; create and execute media management and system maintenance schedules; plus troubleshoot common problems.



 Attainment of Avid Certified System Administrator certification status provides an individual

  • Recognition of system management skills and an opportunity to distinguish themselves professionally and advance their career
  • 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

For business managers, certification offers an objective measure of an employee’s ability to manage an Avid Interplay PAM system. Hire with confidence by hiring Avid Certified!

Additional Opportunities

The Avid Certified System Administrator for Interplay | Production also provides an ideal point from which to progress on to achieve the Avid Certified Support Representative: Interplay | Production certification status.


What do I have to do to be certified?

Certification is granted solely based on passing the Avid Certified System Administrator: Interplay | Production certification exam. Course attendance is optional, though highly recommended.

How do I prepare to take the certification?

To help prepare candidates for certification, Avid Education offers the class Avid Interplay System Administration (WG213). While not required for certification, this class, with its hands-on exercises, 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 Interplay | Production system full time.

Is there any information about what is covered on 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: Interplay | Production Exam Study Guide.

Where can I take the exam?

The exam is offered at selected Avid offices and Avid Learning Partners. Contact your local Avid Education 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 Education team for details.

What do I have to do to maintain certification?

The Avid Certified System Administrator: Interplay | Production 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 Interplay PAM. However, as new versions of Interplay PAM 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.

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