An Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) is an individual who has passed an entry-level product proficiency exam to prove he/she has the necessary skills to plan, design, and communicate ideas using different forms of digital media. The certification is a globally recognized qualification and a good, first-step towards acquiring an expert-level certificate.
There are five types of associate certifications:
Note, we currently have exam guides for Photoshop CC and CS6 but not the other applications.
Once you have passed the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam, you can expect to receive the following benefits:
There are various routes you can take in order to prepare for the exam. You can take your pick from the following:
*Note, the CIAB series and the application's Help file both lack coverage of areas that you need to study, and cover areas that you don't need to study.
Discounting a training program, material regarding two of the five domains on which you will be tested is scarce and/or scattered. This is just one reason why our exam guides tick so many boxes:
For more than a decade now, our prepKits have helped thousands of people pass the Adobe exams and we have unsolicited testimonies from satisfied customers as proof.
You can download a free demo for Windows or for Mac OS, or visit a corresponding product page for more details.
We have some handy advice on our Tips & Tricks page for people who are new to electronic testing, or just need some guidance on how to set up a self study regime.
You will need to pass an electronically delivered multiple-choice test (our exam guides mimic the format). You can take the test in hundreds of centers around the globe.
The number of questions delivered and the pass rate varies from product to product but is usually in the region of 80 questions, 105 minutes duration and a 60% pass rate.
The certification exam costs can vary but is usually in the range of $65 to $80 USD, plus a proctoring fee charged by the testing center.
The exams are administered by Certiport and served by recognized Certiport testing centers. To register and to see a list of all the available test centers in your area, visit Certiport.
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