Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) allows you to demonstrate professional-level skills and gives you the tools to become an expert in leading projects from Adobe. The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) allows you to show proficiency in many Adobe digital communication tools. There is an exam that goes along with these certifications that offers exam preparation. Education providers and educators can obtain licenses at cheaper costs so that they may implement it to a larger group, increase its control, and determine its success. Certiport is Adobe’s partner in ACA certifications.
How to register to become certified:
This link takes you to each Adobe certification that is offered. If you click on each software it will tell you what product/exam type it is, the certification, role outcome, what languages are offered, and the pricing:
Pearson VUE offers online and proctored examinations for ACA and ACE certification and recertification on this link. It allows you to schedule a time to take the test in an authorized testing center:
This site offers information on how to become a testing center. Test centers are often businesses that provide IT technical training; but there are also centers that can focus on academic institutions, such as corporations, government, and U.S. service members:
Adobe is partnered with Knowledge Network Solutions (KNS) to offer instructor-led workshops so that you can learn how to effectively use Adobe tools in your curriculum.
Adobe Creative Suite software allows you to utilize all K-12 subject areas as they address Common Core State Standards and the NETS-S. The workshops are two days long, six hours per day either in video production, graphic design, or web design.
There are also workshops for Adobe Acrobat Pro, Photoshop Elements, and Adobe Premiere Elements which are a one day course that is six hours long. And there are other workshops for Adobe Connect and Adobe Presenter that help those looking for professional development. Many Adobe products are up to 80% off the original retail price for students and teachers.
This link takes you to a press release on how Adobe and Knowledge Network Solutions (KNS) are working to develop the professional courses for K-12 on the use of their products. It also discusses the pricing and availability of these courses.
Lloyd Spruill, the Vice President of KNS said, “Rather than focusing on individual products, our courses integrate these tools as needed for science, technology, engineering and math related problems.”
Edexchange allows instructors to collaborate and discuss lesson plans and teaching tools. It offers resources for all Adobe classes, and you can also learn more through this link:
The link below offers three curriculums on Visual, Digital, and Video design. Alongside the curriculums offered, instructor and student materials are provided for teaching. However, an account is needed to access these materials:
Lynda provides video tutorials on all Adobe products. These tutorials are broken up by skill level, subject, and by product. Each series of a training tutorial is given in short videos, but a single tutorial lasts between one and twelve hours. You can find videos at this link:
Total trainging offers tutorial videos to all Adobe products for any level user and any amount of time that you wish to pay for the training. It is divided into five categories: Print Design and Publishing, Web Design and Publishing, Multimedia and Video, Development and Programming, and Business Productivity. The majority of the tutorials offered require purchase; however, some are free. Those that you must purchase are priced differently though, but they’re either offered online or on DVD as well:
Products Supported by Total Training
CS3, 4, 5, 6
Adobe TV offers videos that go over topics on using different adobe products. Different “Channels” offered act as topics of focus. Each episode for a channel has individual tutorials dealing with each focus. Adobe TV offers tutorials on Web, Print, and Graphic Design. Below are a list of products that are available, and if you follow the link you can learn more about each product:
Adobe TV Supported Products
Creative Suite Design Standard
Creative Suite Master Collection
Creative Suite Production Premium
Digital Publishing Suite
Insights on Acrobat Solutions
LiveCycle Data Services
Technical Communication Suite