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!
What is a Microsoft Office Specialist? (MOS)
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is the premier credential chosen by individuals seeking to validate their skills and advance their careers. Microsoft Office is a powerful service designed to unleash the best ideas, get things done and stay connected on the go.
Why become a Microsoft Office Specialist?
1. Microsoft Office Specialist certification gives you the tools to build a brighter future.
-Achieve industry-recognized certification
-Learn the computing skills companies are looking for
-Boost your workforce resume
-Differentiate yourself from other applicants
-Gain valuable experience and confidence
-Heighten your earning potential
-Prepare yourself for a successful future
2. Prove Your Skills in the Workplace
MOS certification shows the world that you have the skills to tap the full features and functionality of Microsoft Office. You can demonstrate your increased performance, individual differentiation, and personal confidence.
How to Become a Microsoft Office Specialist?
Purchase one of our MOS Training & Certification Packs!
What type of certification does ThinkB!G Offer?
We offer Training & Certification Packs for Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), and Apple Certifications. ACA and MOS packs include: Hands-On Certified Instructor Led Training (In-Person or Online), An Online Test Prep Tool, 1 Exam Voucher with 1 Free Retake, and the Proctor Fee (if you test here at ThinkB!G). We are an authorized Certiport testing center, so we are able to administer all ACA and MOS exams. Apple packs include: Apple Official Exam Preparation Guide, Exam Voucher (In-Person, scheduled at your convenience within 1 year from date of purchase), and a Testing Proctor Fee (Only if you take your test at ThinkB!G’s office, as we are a Pearson Vue Testing Center, in Columbia, MD).
We are also an authorized Pearson Vue testing center, so we can administer Adobe Certified Expert exams.
How long are certification exams?
ACA: Up to 50 Minutes
MOS: Up to 90 Minutes
Apple: Up to 120 Minutes (typically)
What type of questions are on certification exams?
ACA: ACA exams validate a test candidate’s knowledge and skill by using two types of questions.
1. Performance-based questions simulate the Adobe application, requiring the student to complete a task or perform a function.
2. Linear-based questions use traditional true/false, multiple choice or matching formats.
Apple: The Exam Preparation Guides located on http://training.apple.com provide information about how many questions will be presented in each section of an exam.
Do I need work experience with the product to take an exam?
ACA: Taking our 4-day training course and using our test prep tool should be enough to get you ready for the ACA exams.
MOS: Taking our 2-day training course and using our test prep tool should be enough to get you ready for the MOS core exams.
ACE: Yes. You will need at least 2 years of experience working daily with the product.
Apple: Taking our Apple courses and preparing with the official Apple books will get you ready for the Apple Certification exams.
How long is certification valid?
ACA: All ACE exams taken on Creative Cloud are valid for 3 years.
MOS: Microsoft Certifications are valuable in the market and will remain valuable as long as companies are using the technologies covered in the certification. Over time, certifications will retire and eventually will transition to a “legacy” status.
ACE: Certifications on Adobe Digital Marketing Suite products are valid for 12 months. All other product certifications do not expire, although ACE exams are continually evaluated and updated to ensure the content remains relevant. Maintaining your certification status endorses your knowledge and skills as a valued and competent professional.
How can I sign up for a certification exam?
ACA: Purchase one of our Training & Certification Packs!
MOS: Purchase one of our Training & Certification Packs!
ACE: Go to Pearson Vue’s Adobe site and register. (Don’t forget to choose ThinkB!G as your testing center!)
Apple: Go to Pearson Vue’s Apple site and register. (Don’t forget to choose ThinkB!G as your testing center!)