Adobe Certified Associate - Exam Preparation

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In order to earn your Adobe Certified Associate certification, you'll need to prepare for the exam. Preparation includes practicing with Adobe tools as well as learning some basic on-the-job skills related to your chosen industry. We recommend you spend about 100 hours preparing before you take the exam. The following resources are designed to help you get ready for success. These resources are designed for individuals who wish to earn an Adobe Certified Associate certification. If you are an educator or trainer, please visit our educator section to learn how to help your students prepare.

Free Study Guides

Free study guides from Adobe include excerpted resources from the Adobe Digital Careers teaching materials as well as sample exam items for you to review in preparation for your ACA exam. Study guides are provided for all available test versions.

Visual Design Using Photoshop CC

Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign

Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator

Digital Video Using Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Multiplatform Animations Using Adobe Animate CC

Web Authoring Using Adobe Dreamweaver

Interactive Media Using Adobe Flash Professional

Free Adobe teacher training and curriculum

The Adobe Education Exchange offers free professional development for educators. Learn product skills as well as how to integrate the tools into your curriculum.

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Adobe offers the Digital Careers curriculum to use in your classroom. Download dozens of modular activities for teaching the Adobe Creative Cloud tools and create your own learning sequence:

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ACA Approved Courseware

You can also choose from a wide variety of preparation materials for purchase, aligned to ACA exam objectives, to find the best fit for your needs. Adobe Education highly recommends the following options: