PT101 Pro Tools Fundamentals I

PT101 – fundamental Pro Tools concepts and principles



2 days, 16-20 hours


only 495 € (excluding VAT 20%) This course is taught online using Zoom
Includes eBook and exam


  • Learn how to install, setup and maintain your system for stability and performance
  • Gain knowledge and confidence with the logic behind the menu system while learning more about the functions and tools
  • Takes you through the entire process of creating, importing, recording, editing, mixing and finishing a session
  • Focuses on building speed and confidence which will make you work faster which is essential to keep you focused on being creative without worrying about the application
  • This and much, much more in PT101 Pro Tools Fundamentals I

Together with the second course in the series, Pro Tools Fundamentals II (PT110), this course provides the foundation training required to prepare for the Avid Certified User: Pro Tools certification exam.


  • At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Create a Pro Tools session document or cloud-enabled project with appropriate parameter settings
    • Accomplish common audio production tasks
    • Employ navigation and editing skills in a multi-track Pro Tools document
    • Incorporate proper recording and mixing techniques for audio and MIDI files in the Pro Tools environment
    • Analyze and interpret session file structures
    • Recognize and navigate the user interface and tool set


This course is designed for both new and experienced Pro Tools users seeking to build a solid foundational understanding of the software.


  • A working knowledge of Windows or Macintosh or operating systems
  • Basic audio recording and DAW knowledge, such as a familiarity with microphones, understanding of basic audio and MIDI recording techniques, knowledge of basic multi-track mixing concepts (such as setting levels and panning), and familiarity with digital audio equipment such as MIDI controllers and audio interfaces

Avid Certified | User Pro Tools

Tonkraftwerk offers a number of Avid Pro Tools certifications, validating user skills to expert level. The first of these certifications is the Avid Certified User for Pro Tools, giving you an industry recognized certificate for industry professionals.

To gain the title of Avid Certified User for Pro Tools, you must take two foundational courses, Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) and Pro Tools Fundamentals II (PT110), before sitting and passing the associated certification exam, as shown in the graphic above.

Becoming an Avid Certified User for Pro Tools verifies that you have the fundamental understanding and capability to use Avid Pro Tools to engineer a project through to completion with all of the fundamental operational skills needed to record, edit, mix and output the finished session.


  • Demonstrate your fundamental competency in digital audio editing and mixing with Avid Pro Tools
  • Provide measurable benefits to your employer
  • Differentiate yourself from peers
  • Make your résumé stand out and leverage the power of the Avid brand with downloadable Avid Certified User logos
  • Prove your credentials with a Certificate of Achievement
  • Gain recognition from your employer and peers with the Avid Certified Professional listing on Avids website.

Whats next?

Once certified, you will have the opportunity to further deepen your Pro Tools expertise by pursuing one or more Pro Tools certifications, such as Avid Certified Operator or even Avid Certified Expert.

Check out the Tonkraftwerks full range of Avid Certifications for Pro Tools.


Q: What if I already know how to edit & mix in another application and just need to learn Pro Tools?

A: The certification courses are designed for engineers, producers, or anyone involved in the creation and delivery of digital audio. Tonkraftwerk is an Avid Learning Partner for professional customers. Courses are taught in short 2 to 3 day intensive classes. This type of training is appropriate for experienced professionals who simply need to learn the software or update their skills.

Q: Can I refer to study materials during the exam?

A: No. you are not allowed to reference any documentation or study materials during the exam.

Q: What is the format of the exam?

A: The exam is comprised of 50 questions with 60 minutes to complete.

Test items are presented in the following formats:

Multiple Choice: Select the single option that best answers the question
Illustration Review: Refer to the illustration prior to answering the multiple choice question
Illustration Response: Select the single image that best answers the question

Q: What happens if I take the exam and do not pass?

A: Exam results are shown immediately when an exam is completed and submitted for evaluation. Unless a candidate is banned from retaking the exams for reasons of fraud or rule violations, the following retake policy applies:

If a student does not pass an exam, the candidate may retake the exam after 24 hours have passed
Once a student has passed an exam, it may not be taken again for that version of the Avid product

Q: What will I receive if I successfully pass the exam?

A: Along with pride and confidence of becoming an Avid Certified User for Pro Tools you will receive:

Official certificate available for printing or download, proving your Avid Certified User status
Downloadable Logos, for use in your resume, business marketing materials such as business cards and websites
(Optional with your expressed consent) A listing of your credentials on Avid’s searchable database Find a Certified Professional
The “I am Pro Tools Certified” T-shirt to brag about your achievement

Q: How long is certification good for?

A: Your Pro Tools certification does not expire. You become certified for a particular version of Pro Tools software. You may find it beneficial to update your certification to the current version from time to time. Contact Tonkraftwerk for more information.

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