In past forays into the exercises from the manual individual topics were maintained for each exercise. For 2015 the plan is to have each A:M User who enrolls in ToaA:M initiate their own topic which will act as a production journal. It is hoped by having a topic to call your own that assistance can be maximized and forum support can be more fully tailored to your specific interests and personal goals.
An individual topic for each exercise will still be maintained and additional exercises will be added as necessary but the goal of those topics will be to improve and expand upon information currently available and raise the bar even higher for the next time you decide to work through the exercises.
TaoA:M certification will be based on the ability to put the elements and the intent of the current exercises found in the manual into practice*.
This can take on the form of completing the exercises 'as is' as if the exercises are a script from which to produce specific outcomes or to incorporate primary elements of the exercise into a personal project in order to demonstrate understanding and/or mastery of the subject.
Note that some information encountered may be obsolete, outdated or no longer optimum.
In these cases alternatives will be discussed and options made available to the student.
An example of this might be use of the 2001 rig. While the intent of the exercise can be met by installing the 2001 rig other options for rigging characters are available and in many cases will be preferred.
So, how to enroll? Just post to this topic or start a fresh topic in the TaoA:M Production Journal forum and away you go!
(If posted here we'll move it over to the TPJ forum for you).
*As the manual is updated the current certification will still be valid but a newer/updated certification will then be offered.