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Certiport Names Adobe Certified Associate U.S. National Champions

Top Winners to Demonstrate Digital Design Skills at World Championship in Dallas, Texas

Salt Lake City, UT – July 27, 2015

Certiport ( www.certiport.com ), a Pearson VUE business, the leading test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets,today announces the 2015 Adobe® Certified Associate (ACA) U.S. National Champions. The winners will travel to Dallas, Texas to compete in the ACA World Championship from August 9-12, 2015. Students entered the competition by earning their ACA certification and submitting a design project they created using advanced digital design skills.

The U.S. winners are as follows:

  • Abigail Zhong, Brooklyn Technical High School, New York
  • Emerald Liu, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Nevada
  • Yahya Khan, Brooklyn Technical High School, New York

At the ACA World Championship, 35 student competitors from 18 countries are expected to compete to showcase their proficiency in utilizing industry-leading Adobe software for digital media development. They will participate in a real-world design challenge for Room to Read, a non-profit organization for improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world.

For their final design challenge, ACA World Championship student competitors will able to use Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Illustrator® and Adobe InDeisgn® to create a project.

"We are consistently impressed by the caliber of project entries we receive for the ACA U.S. National Championship,” said Craig Bushman, vice president of marketing for Certiport. “These three students have validated their Adobe skills with certification, and their projects are both professional and creative – demonstrating real world prowess in digital design. We look forward to watching them compete against the best in the world.”

Winners will be announced at the ACA World Championship Awards Ceremony on August 12, streamed live from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. CST at www.certiport.com/gps.

About Certiport

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 13,000 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 HP Accredited Technical Associate, 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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