October 1, 2013

Ideate, Inc. Tech Team Member Awarded Autodesk® Certified Instructor (ACI) Designation

SAN FRANCISCO, California, 10/1/2013 - Ideate, Inc., an Autodesk Gold Value Added Reseller, today announced that Ideate AEC Application Specialist Gaurav Bagga was awarded Autodesk Instructor Certification (ACI) upon completion of the three-day ACI Workshop in San Diego, California, August 20 –August 22, 2013. Bagga joins Ideate AEC Application Specialists who have received the ACI designation: James Cowan, Shruti Harve, Matt Miyamoto and Ron Palma. 

The ACI program is a cornerstone of the Autodesk Professional Excellence Program. It provides professional instructors with the highest level of training on the use of Autodesk software and gives them globally recognized accreditation. The program requires each candidate to have at least two years’ teaching experience before application and admission. It is designed to ensure that students leave the classroom competent and confident.

ACI certified instructors must meet standardized requirements in order to teach Autodesk solutions. The program also provides an in-depth evaluation of an instructor’s proficiency with Autodesk solutions and the instructor’s ability to train others.

The ACI certification of Gaurav Bagga completes the ACI requirement for Ideate, Inc. from Autodesk for the FY2014 year.

“We offer congratulations to Gaurav on the extraordinary achievement of ACI status,” says Bob Palioca, President of Ideate, Inc. “The rigorous ACI training guides our expert technical team members to advance their already excellent listening, presentation, and teaching skills. The evaluations they undergo–from class members, instructors, and self-directed—encourage even greater refinement of skills and mastery of fast-evolving technologies. Our AEC Application Specialists, with their knowledge, energy and enthusiasm, truly set Ideate apart.”

About Ideate, Inc.
Ideate, Inc. is a leading Autodesk solutions provider, offering quality software, training, support and custom consulting services to AEC professionals. Established in 1992 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, Ideate is recognized as a Gold Partner for Architecture, Engineering and Construction, one of Autodesk’s highest levels of authorization. Ideate, Inc. operates five Autodesk Authorized Training Centers (ATC): San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose, California; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington. Ideate facilities are Autodesk Authorized Certification Centers, providing globally recognized certification courses for professionals who sell, service and support Autodesk products and solutions. For more information visit

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