Adobe Certified Associate Specialist Certificate

Adobe Certified Associate Specialist

Changing the world is possible, but it requires the right preparation and skills. Being ACA certified means that you are on your way to doing great things, and one great thing you can do right away is to take your ACA certifications to the next level with an ACA Specialist certificate.

An ACA Specialist certificate is ideal for validating your Adobe cross-platform expertise, and it speaks volumes to prospective employers, academic institutions and the world. It is a valuable addition to your design portfolio.

Getting an ACA Specialist certificate is straight-forward, simply earn three designated ACA certifications. See the Q&A below for more details then talk to your teacher or contact a Certiport representative for more information, or call 1-888-999-9830.

Q: What is the ACA Specialist certificate?
A:
The ACA Specialist is a certificate awarded to individuals who have earned three qualifying ACA certifications in Adobe Creative Cloud or Adobe Creative Suite 6 (CS6).

Adobe Certified Associate Visual Design Specialist

The following ACA certifications are required:

  • Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator
  • Print & Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign
  • Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Certified Associate Web Design Specialist

The following ACA certifications are required:

  • Interactive Media using Adobe Animate CC
  • Web Authoring using Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Certified Associate Web Design Specialist CS6

The following ACA certifications are required:

  • Interactive Media using Adobe Flash Professional CS6
  • Web Authoring using Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
  • Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop CS6

Q: Is the ACA Specialist an ACA certification??
A:
No. The ACA Specialist is not a certification. It is a valuable credential that validates one's skills and knowledge in select categories of Adobe digital-media software applications. It does not require an additional exam. When an individual earns three qualifying ACA certifications, that individual will be awarded an ACA Specialist certificate for a select digital-media category.

Q: Can Creative Cloud and CS6 certifications be combined to achieve an ACA Specialist credential?
A:
No. Select ACA Creative Cloud exams qualify for the Creative Cloud-based ACA Specialist certificates, and select ACA CS6 exams qualify for the CS6-based ACA Specialist certificate.

Q: What is the value of the ACA Specialist credential?
A:
Digital-media projects often require cross-platform expertise in more than one Adobe application. For example, a project that requires Adobe Photoshop may also require Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign to bring it to completion. Someone that possesses multiple-areas of expertise has an advantage over their peers that do not.

Q: Who should consider getting the ACA Specialist certificate?
A:
The ACA Specialist is for anyone with an interest in Adobe digital-media applications. Often, these are students or employees working to advance their Adobe skills and may be looking for an effective way to validate those skills. ACA Specialist is a powerful credential to include on a resume, college or job application or a design portfolio. It is also an excellent professional development opportunity for teachers, instructors and academic administrators.

Q: What happens when someone earns their third-qualifying ACA certification?
A:
When someone earns their third-qualifying ACA certification, they will be notified by Certiport of their accomplishment. Their ACA Specialist certificate will be available in their Certiport portal, along with all of their other ACA certification information.

Q: If someone already has three qualifying ACA certifications will they automatically qualify to receive an ACA Specialist certificate?
A:
Yes. Anyone that has earned three qualifying ACA certifications prior to the announcement of the ACA Specialist will be eligible to receive an ACA Specialist certificate.