Changing the world is possible, but it requires the right preparation and skills. One of the best ways to be prepared is with Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification.
ACA certification is an industry-recognized credential that can be used to effectively validate one’s skills in Adobe digital-media software. It represents the creative skills in demand today by industry and academia and reflects well when presented on a resumé or college application.
Adobe Certified Associate in Print & Digital Media Using Adobe InDesign
Adobe InDesign sets the industry standard for print and digital layout offering pixel-perfect control over design or digital media.
Having ACA certification is a great validation of one’s Adobe creative skills, and ACA InDesign certification is available for Creative Cloud (CC). CC-based ACA certifications are current for three years after the date of issue.
- Setting Project Requirements
- Identifying Design Elements When Preparing Page Layouts
- Understanding the Adobe InDesign
- Creating Page Layouts by Using Adobe InDesign
- Publish, Export and Archive Page Layouts by Using Adobe InDesign
The following skills will be assessed on the Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign exam.
Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign objectives
Domain 1.0 Setting Project Requirements
- Identify the purpose, audience, and audience needs for preparing page layouts.
- Demonstrate knowledge of standard copyright rules for content use in page layouts.
- Demonstrate knowledge of project management tasks and responsibilities.
- Communicate with others (such as peers and clients) about design plans.
Domain 2.0 Identifying Design Elements When Preparing Page Layouts
- Demonstrate knowledge of the appropriate properties of page layouts for print, web, and digital publishing.
- Demonstrate knowledge of design principles, elements, and page layout composition.
- Demonstrate knowledge of typography.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the use of symbols and representative graphics.
- Understand key terminology when working with page layouts.
Domain 3.0 Understanding Adobe InDesign
- Identify elements of the InDesign interface and demonstrate knowledge of their functions.
- Use nonprinting design tools in the interface.
- Demonstrate an understanding of and select the appropriate features and options required to manage colors.
- Demonstrate knowledge of layers.
- Demonstrate knowledge of exporting, packaging, saving, and organizing files.
Domain 4.0 Creating Page Layouts by Using Adobe InDesign
- Demonstrate knowledge of how to create multiple-page documents.
- Demonstrate knowledge of how to use styles.
- Demonstrate knowledge of how to use frames in a page layout.
- Add text to a page layout.
- Add graphic, image, and video content to a page layout.
- Demonstrate knowledge of how to create special page elements using InDesign tools.
- Demonstrate knowledge of how to add interactive elements using InDesign tools.
Domain 5.0 Publish, Export, and Archive Page Layouts by Using Adobe InDesign
- Demonstrate knowledge of how to prepare page layouts for publishing to print.
- Demonstrate knowledge of how to prepare page layouts for export to multiscreen devices.
The ACE: InDesign CS6 exam candidates are individuals who have at least two years of page layout experience and regularly use other Creative Suite applications. Candidates should be able to successfully manage a team of entry-level production artists, answer questions, and suggest productivity enhancements. Candidates should also be familiar with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Microsoft Word.
The exam tests knowledge of laying out and designing text, graphics, and cross-media for onscreen and print documents.
|Number of Questions:||55 Multiple Choice|
|Time Limit:||70 Minutes|
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