Adobe and Certiport have announced the upcoming release of new Creative Cloud (CC) exams for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) programme. The new exams will be based on the 2015 update of the Creative Cloud software and will be delivered as online exams.
The new exams will feature scenario-based question groupings, which will present test candidates with a short one-paragraph scenario depicting a realistic design situation followed by 3-5 questions related to that scenario. The question types on the new exams will continue to be a mixture of linear and performance-based items.
The new exams will be released in two phases. The Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign exams will be released in September and the Dreamweaver, Flash and Premiere Pro exams will come out in early 2016. The current Creative Cloud ACA exams (that are based on the 2013 Creative Cloud software) will stay in market temporarily to allow customers time to become familiar with the new CC exams and make the transition.
Here is an example (not a real question from the exam) of what a scenario-based linear question may look like:
You have been given the task of updating a webpage on your company’s website. The Marketing department emailed you some digital files for you to use, including a write-up of the textual content, a copy of the company logo and some digital photos.
One of the digital photos is picture of several different colored flowers and you want to make one flower stand out by making more vivid (saturated.) Which tool would you use do this?
- A. Dodge Tool
- B. Burn Tool
- C. Sponge Tool
- D. Mixer Brush Tool
About Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)
Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification demonstrates proficiency in Adobe’s digital communication tools. ACA is a prerequisite qualification that students need in order to succeed in the high demand areas of digital communication and media.