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®, 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.