They say that opportunity knocks but once. Well, we politely beg to differ. 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.
|Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop
The Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop exam validates entry-level skills in communication corresponding to Photoshop software.
|Web Authoring Using Adobe Dreamweaver
The Web Authoring Using Adobe Dreamweaver exam validates entry-level skills in web design corresponding to Dreamweaver software.
|Interactive Media Using Adobe Flash Professional
The Interactive Media Using Adobe Flash Professional exam validates entry-level skills in rich media design corresponding to Flash Professional software.
|Video Communication Using Adobe Premiere
The Video Communication Using Adobe Premiere Pro exam validates entry-level skills in communication corresponding to Adobe Premiere Pro software.
|Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator
The Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator exam validates entry-level skills in graphic design and illustration corresponding to Illustrator software.
|Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign
The Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign exam validates entry-level skills in publishing corresponding to InDesign software.
Yes, Adobe offers the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification for validating entry-level skills.
The workplace demand for digital media skills—creating, managing, integrating, and communicating information by using Adobe’s video, graphic, web, illustration, or design software—is on the rise. The ACA certification program will help educators effectively teach and validate digital communication skills while providing students with credentials that demonstrate real-world prowess to prospective employers and academic institutions.
When someone becomes ACA certified, it validates their technical abilities and demonstrates proficiency. Adobe’s ACA certifications are based on research about digital communication skills required by industry, government, and education. The exam objectives reflect the expertise needed to be successful communicators in today’s digital world. In educational settings, industry-recognized certification programs ensure students and teachers are acquiring the knowledge and abilities valued in today’s workplace. For institutions seeking to keep curriculum vitalized and relevant, certification plays a critical role in bridging classroom learning to real world application.
There are six ACA certifications currently available:
To earn ACA certification an individual must pass a rigorous examination administered through a Certified Authorized Testing Center (CATC). All ACA exams are created with input from Adobe subject-matter exerts and are psychometrically validated. Each Adobe certification exam will correspond to a particular Adobe application used for digital media communication and will represent a single certification.
ACA exams validate a test candidate’s knowledge and skill by using two types of questions:
Learning objectives for the current ACA exams are listed on Adobe’s website: http://www.adobe.com/education/certification-programs.edu.html
Schools or institutions can easily become CATC and administer ACA exams onsite. To learn more, contact gvstechnosoft
Creative Cloud-based ACA certifications become non-current three years after date of issue.
Institutions can purchase an ACA Classroom or Campus Site License that includes unlimited use of the ACA certification exams with an upfront, one-time annual cost. The ACA Site License includes unlimited use of the ACA certifications using Adobe Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Premier Pro in all available versions. The ACA ClassroomLicense also includes practice test software to prepare your students and staff.