Certiport Announces Adobe InDesign and Illustrator Certification Exams

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Adobe Certified Associate Program Adds Validation for Graphic Design and Media Publication Skills.

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Illustrator and InDesign skills are in demand and required for many of today’s design and publication jobs.

Certiport (http://www.certiport.com), a Pearson VUE business, the leading test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today announced the availability of two new exams as part of the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification program; Graphic Design and Illustration using Adobe® Illustrator® and Print and Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign®.

The ACA certification program enables individuals to tap into the full features and functionality of Adobe’s creative tools, validating the technical and digital communication skills that are increasingly valued in today's marketplace. The new exams expand the ACA suite to six when combined with Web Communications using Adobe Dreamweaver®, Rich Media Communications using Adobe Flash® Professional, Visual Communications using Adobe Photoshop®, and Video Communications using Adobe Premier® Pro.

Educational institutions can immediately begin incorporating the new exams into their curriculum to round out their Adobe ACA certification exam offerings.

“Educators have been asking for InDesign and Illustrator certification exams for some time as the popularity of these programs has grown,” said Jim Holm, Executive Vice President, Certiport. “Illustrator and InDesign skills are in demand and required for many of today’s design and publication jobs. Individuals who earn ACA certification in these programs will have a significant advantage in the classroom and job market because they have validated their ability to utilize the applications in the real world.”

Adobe InDesign is professional page layout software that lets users design page layouts for publication to print, digital and tablet devices. Adobe Illustrator is used by designers of all types who want to create digital graphics, illustrations, and typography for a wide variety of media including print, web, interactive, video, and mobile.

“Adobe Creative Suite® tools are known throughout the world as the industry standard. The ACA offers a fantastic way for students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills and to succeed in a competitive job market,” said Tacy Trowbridge, Education Programs Lead, Adobe. “Including ACA certification in InDesign or Illustrator on a resume provides students with a meaningful advantage.”

The new ACA exams are delivered exclusively by Certiport. The exams are available to customers through several pricing models including a K–12 Classroom License or a Campus License for higher education institutions. Academic institutions and corporations can find more information on becoming a Certiport Authorized Testing Center to deliver the ACA program at http://www.certiport.com/go.

About Certiport

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 12,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the HP Accredited Technical Associate, the CompTIA Strata™ IT Fundamentals, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program and the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®). Certiport reliably delivers over two million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce and corporate technology markets in more than 148 countries and 27 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/certiport.

"Certiport," "IC³" and "MeasureUp" are registered trademarks of Certiport, Inc. in the United States and other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Adobe, Adobe Premiere, Creative Suite, Dreamweaver. Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and other countries.

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