Adobe Certified Associate

With Adobe® Certified Associate (ACA) certification, students are uniquely positioned for digital media opportunities in today’s challenging job market. So when opportunity (cleverly disguised as a hiring manager) comes knocking-they’ll be ready. But, why does certification matter, and what does it actually do for students? Becoming Adobe® certified helps students retain what is learned, and ultimately, reduces the time-to-productivity curve that new hires typically experience. Simply stated, certified students are more attractive to potential employers and better prepared to hit the ground running on day-one of their new job.

Teachers can make their mark on the world by preparing students to do great things and with ACA certification those great things can begin almost immediately. Studies* show that students who receive a certification as part of a career-focused education program achieve a much higher level of academic success.

Students begin making their mark on the world by enrolling in college, entering the workforce, or pursuing their dream. Regardless of the goal, being prepared is critical to success, and ACA certification helps ensure success by opening doors and providing opportunities that would not otherwise be available.

The Adobe Certified Associate certifications are offered for the following Adobe Create Suite versions:

  • Creative Suite 4
  • Creative Suite 5
  • Creative Suite 6

Adobe offers six areas in which to gain certification for entry-level skills

Having ACA certification is a great validation of one’s Adobe creative skills, and ACA Dreamweaver certification is available for Creative Cloud (CC), Creative Suite 6 (CS6) and CS5 versions of Adobe software. CC-based ACA certifications are current for three years after the date of issue. 

AFL

Adobe Flash Professional is a powerful authoring environment for creating animation and multimedia content.

What is covered in the Adobe Flash Professional Certified Associate Exam?

- Setting Project Requirements
- Identifying Interactive Media Design Elements
- Understanding Adobe Flash Professional Interface
- Building Interactive Media Elements by Using Flash Professional
- Evaluating Interactive Media Elements by Using Flash Professional

ADW

Adobe Dreamweaver software is the industry standard for creating and editing compelling HTML rich media websites and mobile apps.

What is covered in the Adobe Dreamweaver Certified Associate Exam?

- Setting Project Requirements
- Planning Site Design and Page Layout
- Understanding the Adobe Dreamweaver Interface
- Adding Content by Using Dreamweaver
- Organizing Content by Using Dreamweaver
- Evaluating and Maintaining a Site by Using Dreamweaver

AFS

Adobe Photoshop is the world’s most advanced image editing application. It is used worldwide by photographers and designers who want to perfect their digital images.

What is covered in the Adobe Photoshop Certified Associate Exam?

- Setting Project Requirements
- Identifying Design Elements When Preparing Images
- Understanding Adobe Photoshop®
- Manipulating Images by Using Adobe Photoshop
- Publishing Digital Images by Using Adobe Photoshop

APP

Adobe Premiere Pro is a timeline-based video editing software application. It is ideal for producing as well as editing productions more fluidly than ever before.

What is covered in the Adobe Premiere Pro Certified Associate Exam?

- Setting Project Requirements
- Identifying Design Elements When Preparing Video
- Understanding the Adobe Premiere Pro Interface
- Editing Video Sequences with Adobe Premiere Pro
- Exporting Video with Adobe Premiere Pro

AI

Adobe Illustrator software is the industry’s premier vector-drawing environment for creating scalable graphics.

What is covered in the Adobe Illustrator Certified Associate Exam?

- Setting Project Requirements
- Identifying Design Elements Used When Preparing Graphics
- Understanding Adobe Illustrator
- Create Graphics Using Adobe Illustrator
- Archive, Export and Publish Graphics Using Adobe Illustrator

AID

Adobe InDesign sets the industry standard for print and digital layout offering pixel-perfect control over design or digital media.

What is covered in the Adobe InDesign Certified Associate Exam?

- Setting Project Requirements
- Identifying Design Elements When Preparing Page Layouts
- Understanding the Adobe InDesign
- Creating Page Layouts by Using Adobe InDesign
- Publish, Export and Archive Page Layouts by Using Adobe InDesign

Becoming an Adobe Certified Associate can lead to accelerated career development, improved productivity, and enhanced credibility. In short, it can help get you where you want to go.

Simple, Affordable Testing Options

Certiport Centers have access to the self-assessments, practice tests, exam demos and other resources they need to ensure students are prepared to take exams and successfully earn certifications. Classroom license options allow schools to conduct unlimited online testing for an affordable annual fee that simplifies budgeting by eliminating per-test costs.

Recognition and Credentials

Upon successful certification, you’ll receive the following:

Electronic Certificate - Suitable for printing and framing.

Certification Logo - Official Autodesk certification logo for use on business cards, resumes, and letterhead.

Digital Credential - Showcase your certification so an employer can easily evaluate and validate your qualifications. 

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