Certiport Launches Inaugural Adobe Certified Associate World Championship
Annual Competition Designed to Showcase Digital Communications Skills and Promote Industry Certification
SALT LAKE CITY – November 29, 2012
Certiport (www.certiport.com), the official test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today announced the 2013 Adobe® Certified Associate (ACA) World Championship, an annual competition designed to showcase digital communications skills and promote industry certification. Regional Champions will be selected from among all eligible entries during the Qualification Round, and the World Championship Round will be held in Washington DC from July 31-August 3, 2013.
Details about the ACA World Championship:
"Students who earn the ACA certification are proficient users of Adobe tools and now they have an outlet to share their mastery and creativity," said Ray Kelly, CEO, Certiport. "The Adobe Certified Associate World Championship will showcase the digital communications skills of participants while building their confidence and motivating more individuals to validate in-demand workforce skills."
A worldwide survey of 352 HR professionals in the first quarter of 2012 by Towers Watson showed that of all technical capabilities, digital business skills are seen as the most critical today. Students will now be able to demonstrate digital communications proficiency via the ACA World Championship, available to thousands of academic institutions worldwide.
"Adobe Photoshop is recognized worldwide as the industry-standard software used by professionals as well as enthusiasts to edit, manipulate and transform digital images," said Tacy Trowbridge, Worldwide Manager of Education Programs, Adobe. "With the ACA Championship, Certiport is creating an outlet for students to demonstrate real-world application of their skills validating their expertise to potential employers, their peers and instructors."
To participate, a student must submit a passing score on the Adobe® Photoshop® ACA exam between October 4, 2012 and May 15, 2013. During the Championship Round, contestants will be assigned a design challenge to which they must respond using Adobe Photoshop CS6. Contestant designs will be reviewed by a panel of judges. First, second and third place winners will be selected based on their design score, and will be awarded scholarship money and software prizes.
Visit www.ACAchampionship.com to learn the rules and restrictions for participating in the 2013 ACA Championship. More information about the Adobe Certified Associate program can be found at: www.certiport.com/adobe.
Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 12,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the Adobe® Certified Expert program, the HP Accredited Technical Associate, the CompTIA Strata™ IT Fundamentals, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program, and the IC³ Digital Literacy certification. Certiport reliably delivers over three million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in more than 148 countries and 27 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit www.certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at www.twitter.com/certiport.
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