During the Adobe Education Leader Institute each year, AELs have the opportunity to become certified in the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exams managed through Certiport. I took the three certification exams for CS4 (during that timeframe) and have skipped the past two years so figured it was time to go ahead and take them again for Adobe Creative Suite 6.
This year though, we could also opt to become validated as an Adobe Certified Associate Educator on top of taking the regular exams. “An Adobe Certified Associate Educator is an Adobe Certified Associate who has taken his or her skills to the next level and provides instruction on Adobe products.” It basically means that we can pass the exams and that we have also taught this material for a number of years.
Here are my new certifications:
ACA Educator in Rich Media Communication using Adobe Flash® CS6
ACA Educator in Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop® CS6
ACA Educator in Web Communication using Adobe Dreamweaver® CS6
I know a lot of people put little stock in such certifications – but they are quite fun to take and definitely require a good overall understanding of the products involved.