Description: This certification was developed for designers, web publishers, desktop publishers, developers and other business professionals who want to demonstrate proficiency with single or multiple Adobe products.
- Must pass a 1-2 hr product-specific Adobe Product Proficiency Exam. The ACE can be acheived for Illustrator, Acrobat, FrameMaker, GoLive, After Effects, InDesign, LiveMotion, PageMaker, Photoshop, and Premiere.
- Exams are delivered via computer and consist of 60-90 multiple choice questions (closed-book).
- Recertification is required with each new version but Adobe offers a 25% discount on recertification exams.
Costs: The exam costs approximately $150 and is administered by Prometric.
It is particularly difficult to find study guides for the ACE exams. However, there are a few good online training resources and practice tests out there. Here they are:
As for books, Adobe recommends the "Classroom in a Book
" series to help you prepare. Just pay attention to the exam objectives to make sure you cover the appropriate topics.