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Preparing for the Adobe Certified Associate Exam

Becoming an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) means that you’ve demonstrated basic proficiency with various software such as Photoshop or Dreamweaver. The ACA program is specifically structured for learners just starting out in their careers and those wishing to enter a new industry.

There are timed ACA exams for each program in Adobe Creative Suite, consisting of 40 questions each. The exams include questions on the tools and some basic functions within each application, as well as questions on best industry practices. While ACA certifications alone don’t take the place of a strong portfolio, the learning process provides an opportunity to develop your own design work and demonstrate entry-level competency to prospective employers.

Two ACA Specialist certificates are also available which require the successful completion of multiple ACA exams within a period of three years: ACA Visual Design Specialist and ACA Web Design Specialist.

Webucator offers introductory and advanced training for a wide array of Adobe products. Please visit the links below to learn more about training for ACA Specialist programs:

ACA Visual Design Specialist

Introduction to Illustrator
Introduction to InDesign
Introduction to Photoshop

ACA Web Design Specialist

Introduction to Animate
Introduction to Dreamweaver
Introduction to Photoshop


Webucator will begin offering Adobe Animate classes in 2016

Adobe Flash has a long history. It was initially created as “FutureSplash Animator” by a company called FutureWave. This was in the days when it was stylish to name companies and products in CamelCase. Macromedia bought FutureSplash Animator in 1996 and renamed it Macromedia Flash 1.0. The software had been updated to Flash 8 when Adobe acquired Macromedia in 2005. Adobe brought Flash into the Creative Suite, which became Creative Cloud in 2013.

Now, what was once FutureSplash Animator, then Macromedia Flash 1-8, then Adobe Flash CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, CC, is now Adobe Animate CC. As such, Webucator now offers Adobe Animate training.

If you’re interested in learning more about the change, see Adobe’s official announcement.