Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Exam
The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) is an industry-recognized credential that demonstrates proficiency in Adobe digital skills. Whether you're just starting out in your career, looking to switch jobs or interested in preparing students for success in the job market, the Adobe Certified Associate program is for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Adobe offer certification?
Yes, Adobe offers the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification for validating entry-level skills.
Why was the ACA certificate created?
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.
What are the benefits of becoming ACA certified?
When someone becomes ACA certified, it validates their technical abilities and demonstrates proficiency. ACA certifications are based on research about digital communication skills required by industry, government, and education. The scenario-based exams validate the expertise required for success in today’s digital world. 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.
What ACA certifications are available?
There are seven ACA certifications currently available:
- Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop
- Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator
- Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign
- Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Using Adobe After Effects
- Video Communication Using Adobe Premiere Pro
- Multiplatform Animation using Adobe Animate CC
- Web Authoring Using Adobe Dreamweaver
How is an ACA certification earned?
To earn an Adobe certification, an individual must pass a rigorous examination administered through a Certiport Authorized Testing Center (CATC). All Adobe exams are created with input from Adobe subject-matter exerts and are psychometrically validated. The scenario-based questions provide real-world context for students. Each Adobe certification exam corresponds to a particular Adobe application used for digital media communication and represents a single certification. You can also earn an Adobe Certified Associate Specialist certificate which is awarded when an individual earns three qualifying Adobe Certified Associate certifications in Adobe Creative Cloud.
What is the value of the ACA Specialist credential?
Digital-media projects often require cross-platform expertise in more than one Adobe application. For example, a project that requires Adobe Photoshop may also require Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign to bring it to completion. Someone that possesses multiple-areas of expertise has an advantage over their peers that do not.
Exam duration per Adobe tool is 40-50 minutes.
Student Price: P3,250 (USD 65)
Commercial Price: P4,000 (USD 80)
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