Yes, Adobe offers two levels of certification: Adobe Certified Associate for validating entry-level skills and Adobe Certified Expert for validating expert-level skills. Learn more about Adobe's expert-level programs: www.adobe.com/support/certification/
The workplace demand for digital media skills - creating, managing, integrating, and communicating information by using Adobe's dynamic multimedia, video, graphic, web, or design software - is on the rise. This new certification program will help educators effectively teach and validate digital communications skills while providing students with credentials that demonstrate real-world prowess to prospective employers.
An Adobe Certified Associate has earned a certification that validates entry-level skills needed to plan, design, build, and maintain effective communications by using different forms of digital media.
By certifying one's skills, individuals can validate their technical abilities and demonstrate proficiency. Adobe's associate-level certifications are based on research about digital communications skills required by industry, government, and education. The objectives reflect the foundation skills 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 skills 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.
Adobe offers four areas in which to gain certification for entry-level skills: Web Communication using Adobe® Dreamweaver®, Rich Media Communication using Adobe® Flash® Professional, Video Communication using Adobe® Premiere® Pro and Visual Communication using Adobe® Photoshop®.
Each new Adobe certification exam will correspond to a particular Adobe application used for digital communication, and will represent a single certification. Anyone who passes a Visual Communication certification exam in Adobe Photoshop, for example, will receive an official certificate representing entry-level communication skills with Adobe Photoshop.
The ACA exams will help validate a test candidate's ability to create, manage, integrate and communicate information using Adobe's dynamic multi-media, video, graphic, and web software through a mix of linear and performance-based testing. The performance-based testing tasks are performed in a realistic setting simulating the Adobe Creative Suite® application.
Learning objectives for the current Adobe Certified Associate exams are listed on Adobe's website: www.adobe.com/education/resources/ace/topics.html
As soon as you pass the exam, your name and exam results are given to us by Certiport, our worldwide test administrators. Your exam data is then entered into our database. Within two weeks of passing a certification exam, you will receive an official certificate in the mail with an Adobe Certified Associate logo that highlights your accomplishment.
Contact Certitrain to register and find a testing center: www.certitrain.com
Thousands of academic institutions around the world are currently set up to administer CertiTrain certification exams. With the launch of the new Adobe certification program, educators and students can take the exams at one of these centers or become a center themselves.
If schools or districts want to run exams onsite, they can easily become a testing center and run the exams seamlessly in class. Institutions can sign up to be centers on the CertiTrain site: www.certitrain.com. On the website, institutions designate an administrator who will manage getting the exams and a proctor who will be present to moderate when candidates are taking the exam. Once online sign-up is complete, the institution will receive a welcome information packet from CertiTrain.
If you are interested in becoming an exam provider and purchase tests directly from CertiTrain at a discounted rate, please contact a CertiTrain Representative at skype.certitrain or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Professional, Adobe Dreamweaver, and Adobe Photoshop in all available versions. The ACA Classroom License also includes our practice exam software to prepare your students and staff.