Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)

Because creativity can change the world

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification is the perfect place to recognize and inspire creativity in your students. It allows students to approach tasks and projects in new ways, working out solutions they couldn't have seen before; and helping you as a teacher become involved with your student's creative process on a new level.

ACA certification offers your students a foundation for success by validating their digital skills, and offering you the ability to assess your student's progress, engagement, and involvement.

Value of ACA certification

Edelman Intelligence recently conducted in-depth research on the impact ACA certification can have on the success of an aspiring creative professional.

Key benefits

  • Measure success by incorporating exams into current courses
  • Prove students hands-on knowledge through authentic assessment of application experience
  • Meet the popular demand to validate skills in the Adobe applications
  • Take advantage of today’s industry standard digital software and official Adobe certification
  • Enhance your courses with free curriculum from Adobe Education, which maps to the exam objectives

Resources to learn, practice, certify, and share

Through Certiport’s full pathway solution you can prepare your students for ACA certification with tailored learning materials, practice tests, and Adobe endorsed certification exams. Adding these materials into your curriculum is easy and seamless.

Learning materials for ACA certification

Pathway to certification

Preparing your students for certification is a big responsibility, so let Certiport make your job easier and more effective with ACCLAIMED course materials and practice tests.

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Adobe study packets

In preparation for the Adobe Certified Associate certification exams, Certiport and Adobe have put together a set of practice materials* and example exam items for you to review. These study materials were developed to help students and educators familiarize themselves with the key areas of the certification exam.

What you'll find in this packet are:

  • Topic areas and objectives for the exam
  • Practice materials with image assets
  • Practice exam item

Download the Adobe Certified Study packets here.

Practice tests for ACA certification

GMetrix practice tests

Performance based assessment and test preparation tools to help individuals achieve IT certification credentials. Many of your students will be anxious to assess their knowledge of applications prior to taking the certification exams. Additionally, we recognize the need for educators to properly assess an individual’s knowledge. To this end, Certiport has partnered with GMetrix to deliver industry-leading practice tests. These tests, with included reporting and insight features, ensure your students are adequately prepared to their certification exam.

Why GMetrix practice tests?

  • Accurately replicate a "live application" testing environment
  • Enhance learning through self-paced practice questions
  • Build familiarity with the testing environment
  • Increase confidence towards certification exams
  • Better prepare students to pass certification exams

GMetrix practice tests are customizable

GMetrix practice tests are customizable, allowing you to create a highly-effective environment conducive to student-centered learning. GMetrix practice tests offer two different modes:

Testing mode:

  • - Students experience what the certification exams will be like
  • - Timed practice tests present scenarios to perform just like the actual certification exam

Training mode:

  • - Students work at their own pace as they receive feedback and step-by-step instructions for each question

Practice tests available for:

  • Adobe Animate CC
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC, CS6
  • Adobe Flash CC, CS6
  • Adobe InDesign CC, CS6
  • Adobe Illustrator CC, CS6
  • Adobe Photoshop CC, CS6
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC, CS6

Because creativity can change the world

ACA certification is an industry-recognized credential that effectively validates one’s skills in Adobe digital-media software. Get certified in the following:

Note: All exam languages can be viewed on the exam releases page.

Prove that you have the skills to work with multiple Adobe software applications. Earn three Adobe Verified Association certifications and you will receive an ACA Specialist certificate for Web or Visual Design. Learn more here.

Adobe Certified Associate in multiplatform animation using Adobe Animate CC

With the evolution from Flash Professional to Animate CC, the Adobe Certified Associate certification is also changing. The Adobe Animate CC exam incorporates the updates and enhancements found in the new software. The Animate CC exam validates an individual’s skills using the premier animation tool. The ACA Animate CC exam proves a student has the skills necessary to create dynamic and engaging content required for a career in animation and design.

ACA Animate CC certification is available for Creative Cloud (CC) version of Adobe software.

Adobe Animate: Exam objectives | Exam languages and versions

Web authoring using Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Dreamweaver software is the industry standard for creating and editing compelling HTML rich media websites and mobile apps. Through the use of Fluid Grid Layout, designers construct complex web designs with adaptive layouts for a whole new level of cross-platform compatibility.

Adobe Dreamweaver: Exam objectives | Exam languages and versions

Interactive media using Adobe Flash Professional

Adobe Flash Professional is a powerful authoring environment for creating animation and multimedia content. Users design immersive interactive experiences that present consistently across desktops and multiple devices, including tablets, smartphones, and televisions.


Adobe Flash: Exam objectives | Exam languages and versions

Graphic design & illustration using Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator software is the industry’s premier vector-drawing environment for creating scalable graphics. Digital media gurus bring their unique vision to life with shapes, color, effects, and typography by using a host of powerful functions to make fast work of their most complex designs.

Adobe Illustrator: Exam objectives | Exam languages and versions

Print & digital media publication using Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is a powerful tool that sets the industry’s new standard for print and digital page layout. Offering pixel-perfect control over design and typography, users can create elegant and engaging page layouts for print or digital media. And with so many powerful new features, certified students verify more advanced skill using InDesign than their non-certified peers.

Adobe InDesign: Exam objectives | Exam languages and versions

Visual design using Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard image editing software, used worldwide by professional photographers, amateur photographers, and designers who want to perfect their digital images by going beyond what is captured by the camera.


Adobe Photoshop: Exam objectives | Exam languages and versions

Digital video using Adobe Premiere Pro

With the rapid advancement of video and multi-media technology, Adobe Premiere Pro helps produce and edit productions more fluidly than ever before. And users don’t need a box-office budget to back their next great feature film—just the skills.


Adobe Premiere Pro: Exam objectives | Exam languages and versions

ACA digital badges

When you earn one of the ACA certifications listed here you will be notified about the availability of a corresponding ACA digital badge. Use your ACA digital badges to tell potential employers, academic institutions, colleagues and peers about your ACA credentials.

Digital badges provide an easy way for ACA-certified individuals to present their credentials to the world, especially through social media. There are currently several ACA digital badges available. Find out more about ACA digital badges on Acclaim.
 

Dreamweaver
Flash
Photoshop
Premiere Pro
Illustrator
InDesign
Animate

Flash your badge

Acclaim is the digital badging platform used by Certiport. It helps students move forward professionally by quickly establishing credibility for opportunities in higher education and the job market. Each badge contains verifiable data that tells employers and admission committees what you did, who says you did it, and why it matters. What does this mean for you? Watch the video to find out.

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