Pearson has commenced issuing badges for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification programme via its badge platform, Acclaim. Badges will be available to candidates who earn ACA certification for the Adobe Creative Cloud or Creative Suite 6.
ACA badge-earners have complete control to display them wherever they choose – on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, a blog or website – to prove their proficiency. Badges issued through Acclaim come from a trusted source and can be verified by clicking on the badge. Each badge includes metadata that shows who earned the credential, what was accomplished, and the organization that issued the badge. This transparency makes it easy for individuals to represent online their full range of abilities to academic institutions, employers and industry peers.
“ACA candidates excel in the digital media world and appreciate having proof of their skills in a format that can be managed and shared online,” said Melissa Jones, World Wide Education Program Manager for Adobe. “By representing the ACA certification as a badge through Acclaim, we empower our students to take credit for and manage their achievements digitally.”
“Adobe and Pearson are demonstrating industry leadership by embracing badges for Adobe’s ACA candidates,” said Clarke Porter, General Manager for Acclaim, at Pearson VUE. Jarin Schmidt, Product Lead for Acclaim added, “Acclaim badges help lower the cost of credential verification and enable ACA candidates to share their accomplishments in a verified fashion across the online destinations most relevant to them.”
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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.