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Study with confidence for the Adobe ACE and ACA certifications


What is an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)?

An Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) is someone who has passed a product proficiency exam for one of the Adobe programs.

What are the benefits of becoming an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)?

Once you have passed the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Promote yourself as a proficient and expert user of the product
  • Use the Adobe logo in your stationery and on your blog or website
  • Justify asking your employer for a raise in salary
  • Charge higher freelancer fees for professional work
  • Have your résumé noticed by potential employers
  • Become an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI)
  • Provide verification to confirm your certification
  • Join the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) community

How do I prepare for the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam?

You can take your pick from the following:

  • You can read the application's Help file from cover to cover
  • You can read the corresponding *Classroom in a Book series
  • You can view relevant online training videos or read tutorials
  • You can enroll for a training program (tuition can be expensive)
  • You can deploy one of our easy to use, interactive exam aids

*Note, the CIAB series and the application's Help file both cover areas that you don't need to study, whereas our exam aids are focused on the official Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) syllabus.

Why should I use an exam guide to prepare for the exam?

If your time is not valuable to you and affordability is not a problem, you may use any one or combination of the above methods to prepare.

If, however, your time is valuable and affordability is a problem and you want to increase your chances of passing, you can use one of our exam aids.

All of our exam aids are based on the Exam Guides published by Adobe and are specifically written to help you prepare and to pass the corresponding Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam.

For more than a decade, our prepKits have helped thousands of people pass the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam and we have unsolicited testimonies from satisfied customers as proof.

You can download a free demo for either Windows or for Mac OS, or visit a 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.

In which products can I certify?

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Digital Publishing Suite
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Flex
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Adobe Premiere Pro

For a full list, visit the certification pages on the Adobe website.

How do I become an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)?

You will need to pass an electronically delivered multiple-choice test. You can take the test in hundreds of centers around the globe.

What are the requirements needed to pass the test?

The number of questions delivered and the pass rate varies from product to product but is usually in the region of 66 questions, 90 minutes duration and a 75% pass rate.

Who oversees the test and where can I take it?

The tests are administered by Pearson VUE. They have a list of all the available test centers.

How much will it cost me to take the test?

The certification test costs $180 USD,  €135 Euro or £115 GBP; the recertification test costs $60 USD, €40 Euro, or £38 GBP (note, prices are subject to change).

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