Certiport Offers Adobe Certified Associate Exams for Adobe Creative Suite 5
Bridge classroom learning to real-world application through industry-recognized certification
DENVER (ISTE Booth #2311) – June 30, 2010
Certiport , the leading provider of test delivery services for the global workforce and academic markets, announced the availability of the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exams for the new Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 (CS5).
Certification programs, when combined with industry-leading software like the recently released Adobe CS5, more effectively engage students in validating the technical and digital communication skills that are increasingly valued in today's marketplace.
Details about the ACA Exams: www.certiport.com/adobe
In education settings, Certiport's ACA exams enable individuals to tap into the full features and functionality of the updated CS5 validating their use of digital media to plan, design, build, and maintain effective communications utilizing the following:
- Web Communication using Adobe Dreamweaver®,
- Rich Media Communication using Adobe Flash®, and
- Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop®
For teachers, the updated certification program will help educators effectively teach relevant curriculum and validate these foundational skills that demonstrate real-world prowess to prospective employers.
"Today, it is more important than ever to stay ahead of the technology curve, and the latest ACA exams allow academic institutions to rapidly validate their student's leading edge skills," Quinn Sutton, Senior Vice President, Certiport."The ACA certification program ensures test takers not only understand Adobe products, but that they are using best practices for building and designing rich media content. By certifying on the most up-to-date technologies, students prove they already have an excellent grasp of what is needed in the workforce."
"Students who become Adobe Certified Associates demonstrate to prospective colleges and employers that they have the skills required to succeed in today's digital age," said Anuja Dharkar, Group Manager of Worldwide Certification and Professional Development, Adobe Education.
The ACA exams, delivered exclusively by Certiport, are available to customers through a K–12 Classroom License or a Campus License for higher education institutions. Both licenses allows schools to conduct unlimited online ACA testing for an affordable once-a-year-fee, streamlining testing budgets and allowing them to ensure certification for all students with capped costs.
Jonathan Huer, emerging technologies director at Ball State, utilizes ACA certification through the school's Digital Corps program. Huer said student interest in the Adobe application courses reflects the fundamental importance of digital communications skills today.
"These are foundational things for working in the real world," said Huer. "Some people believe it's a specialized skill, but if you can't make a video and throw it online somewhere, you're at a loss. The combination of an outstanding portfolio and ACA credential makes graduating students credible professionals in the workforce."
Customers who have an existing ACA site license can upgrade to the new CS5 version of the exams at no additional cost. The exams are still available for CS3 and CS4 for customers who are not yet migrating to the upgraded Adobe product suite.
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 Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3®). 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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