Toon Boom Animation Launches New Artist Certification Program
Montreal, Canada - January 31, 2017
Toon Boom Animation Inc. announced today that it is launching the new Toon Boom Certified Associate (TCA) certification program through Certiport, the leading test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets. CertiPort will immediately offer four TCA-level exams for users of Toon Boom software: Storyboard Pro, Harmony Essentials, Harmony Advanced and Harmony Premium.
TCA certification will validate and communicate artist proficiency in the use of Toon Boom software to prospective employers and academic institutions. Toon Boom Storyboard Pro is the industry-leading software for storyboarding and animatic production. Toon Boom Harmony has been adopted worldwide as the most powerful software for film, broadcast and game production. Certiport and Toon Boom jointly developed the new TCA certification exams to test specific skills related to each software.
"Toon Boom software is the industry-standard for storyboarding and animation creation," said Francois Lalonde, vice president of sales, Toon Boom. "All top animation studios use Toon Boom extensively and are in need of certified talent. Individuals looking to build a career in animation can authenticate their expertise with this new certification program."
TCA certification will be supported by electronic badging from Acclaim, enabling learners to easily share and prove their skills in the digital world. TCA certification will be administered through Certiport's network of more than 14,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide.
"Certiport's goal is to help every individual earn industry-recognized certification," said Aaron Osmond, general manager, Certiport. "Adding diverse offerings such as the new Toon Boom Certified Associate exams helps us reach more individuals in varied fields. We are excited to help students master and validate their Toon Boom skills to build their resumes and give them a distinct advantage in the animation community."
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About Toon Boom Animation
Toon Boom Animation Inc.'s award-winning software is the global standard for 2D animation and storyboarding. Toon Boom solutions provide everyone from enthusiasts to professionals with the artistic freedom to create in any style and efficiently publish anywhere. Customers include Bento Box Entertainment, Disney Television Animation, DreamWorks Animation, Fox Television Animation, Mercury Filmworks, Nelvana and Toon City. For more information, visit: toonboom.com.
Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 14,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the Autodesk Certified User and Autodesk Certified Professional certification programs, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program, and the IC3 Digital Literacy certification. Certiport reliably delivers over three million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in 148 countries and 26 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at www.twitter.com/certiport.
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