What is an Adobe Certified Associate? (ACA)
The ACA certification validates basic, entry-level skills in digital communication, creation, and design using Adobe tools. You can be certified in a number of different areas:
Why become an Adobe Certified Associate?
1. Opens Doors of Opportunity
ACA certified individuals are uniquely positioned for broad opportunities in today’s challenging job market. The ACA also sets apart the candidate as more proficient than other potential candidates for a job.
2. Certification Path to Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI)
The ACA certification is the first step that prepares you if you want to move on to become an Adobe Certified Expert and even further, an Adobe Certified Instructor.
3. Benefits for Professionals, Students & Teachers
ACA certification sets individuals apart in the workforce and imparts a sense of confidence while also improving your productivity.
ACA certification can provide credit for college courses, saving students time and money. Additionally, ACA certification prepares a student with the digital media skills and knowledge to succeed in a fast-paced learning environment.
Teachers who pursue ACA certification enhance their own teaching credentials by earning an industry-recognized certification. By becoming ACA certified, teachers elevate their stature in the classroom and provide a model for students in developing employable skills through Adobe certification.
How to Become an Adobe Certified Associate?
Purchase one of our ACA Training & Certification Packs!
Upcoming Adobe Training Courses
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|InDesign - Advanced||Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live||9/13/2017||9/14/2017||8:30 am - 3:00 pm||Register||Adobe Courses|
|Captivate - Intro||Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live||9/13/2017||9/14/2017||8:30 am - 3:00 pm||0||Adobe Courses, e-Learning Courses|
|InDesign ACA Training and Certification Pack||Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live||10/23/2017||10/26/2017||8:30 am - 3:00 pm||Register||Adobe Courses|
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|After Effects - Intro||Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live||12/18/2017||12/19/2017||8:30 am - 3:00 pm||0||Adobe Courses|
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|Photoshop Lightroom||Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live||12/20/2017||12/21/2017||8:30 am - 3:00 pm||Register||Adobe Courses|
|Acrobat 508||Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live||12/20/2017||12/21/2017||8:30 am - 3:00 pm||Register||Adobe Courses|
Which Adobe Training Class is Right for Me?
No matter the industry you work in, there is a good chance you can benefit from using Adobe products. Whether you’re a learning and development professional looking for innovative ways to engage employees or working as a photographer, you should definitely check out the many products Adobe offers.
Here’s a quick overview of the most popular Adobe products.
Adobe Acrobat was created by Adobe Systems and is considered a family of application software and web services. Acrobat allows a user to view, develop, edit, print, and manage files that are in PDF format. The family that makes up Adobe Acrobat includes:
- Acrobat Reader
This Adobe product is a multimedia authoring and computer animation program. It is used to design both animation and vector graphics, as well as to publish the same for:
- Web applications
- Television programs
- Rich internet applications
- Video games
- Online video
In addition, Adobe Animate can be used as a form of support for:
- Audio and video embedding
- ActionScript scripting
- Raster graphics
- Rich text
Adobe Acrobat XI Pro
An enhanced version of Adobe Acrobat, Acrobat XI Pro includes more features than the original Acrobat. An improved graphical interface allows users to combine their documents into a single PDF and gives them access to superior exporting capabilities. Users will also enjoy improve online web-creation as well as document signing features.
Adobe Acrobat 508
Adobe provides its own course in 508 document compliance. To benefit from this class, it is suggested users already have prior computer knowledge, including knowledge directly related to working with PDF documents. The course teaches users how to create, edit and test PDF documents to ensure they are 508 compliant. Anyone who is interested in becoming an Adobe Certified Expert will find this course extremely valuable.
Adobe LiveCycle Designer
Adobe After Effects
Well known within the film making and television production industries, Adobe After Effects is an application that works well with visual effects, compositing, and motion graphics. Other uses for this tool include:
- Non-linear editor
- Audio editor
- Media transcoder
It provides extensive plug-in support, including ones that provide realistic effects such as for rain, snow, and fire. One of its most notable features is that a third-party plug-in is not needed to take advantage of the 3D effects the tool can render.
Adobe Audition used to be known as Cool Edit Pro. This tool is a digital audio workstation that gives users both a multitrack, non-destructive mixing and editing environment to work from as well as a waveform editing view interface. There are many versions of Adobe Audition, with each newer one providing enhanced features and capabilities.
Known for being one of the best rapid responsive authoring tools available, Adobe Captivate is used to create eLearning content in HTML5 formats and Small Web Formats, including:
- Randomized quizzes
- Software simulations
- Branched scenarios
- Software demonstrations
Some users of the tool also take advantage of its capability to convert a .swf file format to .mp4 format. Additionally, this product can create screencasts and convert PPT presentations to .swf format or HTML5 formats.
Adobe Connect is a program used to create various types of content, including:
- Online training materials
- General presentations
- Learning modules
- Web conferencing
- User desktop sharing
The program is entirely based off Adobe Flash, with meeting rooms being organized into pods and each pod playing its own specific role — chatting, whiteboard, note-taking, etc.
Adobe Digital Publishing Suite
This amazing Adobe tool transforms a user’s publication content into interactive content to be viewed on a tablet or mobile device. The tool is ideal for media and business publishers who regularly create and distribute content for monetary purposes. Whether it be social media postings or blogging, Digital Publishing Suite enhances online content, turning it into engaging, interactive content that users will actually want to read.
Dreamweaver is an Adobe product that helps build standards-compliant online sites. Common tasks performed using the tool include:
- Defining a new site
- Creating links
- Working with tabular data
- Managing starter pages
- Checking for broken links
- Exploring authoring options
- Placing and styling images
- Managing workspaces
- Setting CSS preferences
- Uploading files
Adobe Illustrator helps users create logos, various types of graphics, icons, typography, and more. This vector graphics editor is compatible with Inkscape; however, compatibility is not 100 percent. It is important to note, though, that Inkscape does export to PDF, PS, and EPS formats, all of which Illustrator has the capability of recognizing.
Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing software program that can be used for various purposes, including creating posters, books, magazines, flyers, newspapers, brochures, and more. This tool is especially ideal for publishers who want to create content that can be viewed on tablet devices. The most common career fields the tool is seen being used in are graphic design and production art.
Muse is a tool of Adobe that serves as a website builder, allowing web designers to create websites without any use of coding. Websites created using Muse are both fluid and adaptive, making them perfect for viewing on multiple types of devices. One of the most notable features of Muse is that it gives users the freedom to choose for themselves who they want their sites to be hosted by.
Known for being the most popular photo editing tool, Adobe Photoshop allows users to edit and manipulate photos using a single interface. Features include everything from editing large batches of photos to manipulating colors and interchanging backgrounds.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Known for special editing, including combining photos, high-end retouching, removing/repositioning objects in photos, embellishing photographs with text, and many other special effects.
Adobe Premiere Pro
This tool works as a timeline-based software application used for editing video. The tool supports editing video in resolutions up to 10,240 × 8,192 and at 32-bits per channel color. Video can be edited in both RGB and YUV. After Effects and Photoshop are commonly integrated into the workflow use of Premiere Pro.
Available as a Microsoft PowerPoint plug-in on the Microsoft Windows platform, Adobe Presenter is best used as an eLearning software solution. When used with Windows and OS X, Adobe Presenter is known as Presenter Video Express and is used as a video editing tool.
SpeedGrade is a powerful color grading system with a streamlined interface and the GPU-based Lumetri Deep Color Engine, giving you speed and precision as you work. Load projects from Adobe Premiere Pro for grading and finishing. SpeedGrade includes professionally designed look presets, SpeedLooks, and film stock emulations to help you get going quickly. Full integration of the Lumetri Deep Color Engine in Adobe Premiere Pro, along with native Look file support in Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop, helps ensure visual consistency across your production pipeline.