Have you read yesterday’s post about becoming Adobe Certified?
Let’s follow up on that.
If you want to get ahead of the crowd and distinguish yourself among other Photoshop or Lightroom users, why not get Adobe Certified?
Become Adobe Certified. Adobe certification is an industry standard of excellence, and it’s the absolute best way to communicate your proficiency in leading products from Adobe. Adobe offers single product exams for many of the products. Show your proficiency in a single Adobe product by passing one current product-specific exam.
We’ve talked about two levels of certification. Today let’s talk about preparing for the exam.
What does the exam look like?
Certification exams are computer-delivered, closed-book tests consisting of 60 to 90 multiple-choice questions. Each exam takes one to two hours to complete, and results are given to you at the testing center immediately after you finish. You will need to travel to one of the testing centres. Adobe used to use two companies for the exams and it was easier because you could find a location that was close to you. Nowadays, Adobe only use one testing company for the exams – Pearson Vue.
How can I prepare for the exams?
There are a number of ways to prepare for the exams. You can learn from books (especially at the ACA level), even at ACE level. When I was preparing for my first ACE exam – this was Photoshop CS3 exam years ago – I started with books and i read every book I could find on Photoshop and I worked in Photoshop at the same time practising for the exam. If you look at the Adobe website, you’ll find a document you can download which tells you what you need to know for the exam, which areas are covered. Here’s a link for you:
You will find prices for the exams here as well. At the moment it’s 135 Euros or $150.