Adobe Certified Associate (3 Vouchers Included)

There is a strong demand for Adobe Creative Suite skills. In the Adobe Certified Associate course, you will learn five of the most often-used Adobe programs: Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Animate (formerly Flash). You will read short readings, complete exercises and watch video demos and reviews of exercises, take quizzes and exams, and complete a project.

By focusing on these five programs, you will learn how to put all the parts and pieces together to develop the Adobe...

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12 Months / 220 Course Hrs
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Course code: GES368

What you will learn

  • Learn about typography and formatting text
  • Create and optimize images
  • Configure and create web technologies
  • Get comfortable with the CC user interface in all five programs
  • Work with drawing tools
  • Prepare files for output
  • Learn about styles and templates
  • Learn skills to work with team projects

How you will benefit

  • Launch your career as a graphic or web designer
  • Prepare yourself for five corresponding Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exams
  • Master Adobe's Creative suite, which offers some of the most widely used programs for graphic designers

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 220 course hours
  1. Introduction to Adobe Dreamweaver Creative Cloud (CC)
    1. A Quick Overview of Web Development
    2. Getting Started with Dreamweaver
    3. Creating HTML Pages
    4. Links
    5. Images
    6. Lists
    7. Tables
    8. Styling Content
    9. Introduction to Adobe Dreamweaver Final Exam
  2. Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC)
    1. Exploring the Photoshop Workspace
    2. Image Size and Resolution
    3. Selection Tools
    4. Painting
    5. Retouching
    6. Color Correction
    7. Advanced Layer Techniques
    8. Working with Type and Vector Shapes
    9. Designing for Web
    10. Preparing Final Art
    11. Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Final Exam
  3. Adobe Animate Creative Cloud (CC)
    1. Getting Started
    2. Working with Drawing Tools
    3. Graphic Symbols and the Library
    4. Basic Animation
    5. Advanced Animation
    6. Button Symbols
    7. Movie Clip Symbols
    8. Publishing Animate Documents
    9. Introduction to Adobe Animate Final Exam
  4. Introduction to Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud (CC)
    1. Getting to Know the Illustrator Environment
    2. Getting Started
    3. Organize a Project
    4. Creating Advanced Illustrations
    5. Advanced Management of Shapes
    6. Working with Type
    7. Manage Project Components
    8. Sharing Your Project
    9. Introduction to Adobe Illustrator Final Exam
  5. Introduction to Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud (CC)
    1. Getting to Know the Environment
    2. Creating a Project
    3. Working with Graphics
    4. Working with Text
    5. Master Pages
    6. Working with Templates
    7. Advanced Techniques
    8. Printing and Proofing a Project
    9. Design Principles
    10. Designing for Web
    11. Introduction to Adobe InDesign Final Exam

Tracy Berry has been a senior graphic designer/programmer, instructor, and consultant since 1993 and has developed hundreds of logos, marketing materials, websites, and multimedia solutions for customers worldwide. She was also involved in several large corporate software rollouts. She has helped many organizations optimize and streamline data solutions. She teaches both onsite and online courses and has her CTT (Certified Technical Trainer) certification. Tracy specializes in teaching graphics, desktop publishing, web design, and reporting/productivity applications.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course, however you must have familiarity with using a personal computer and in a Windows environment. You must also be able to launch and close programs, navigate to information stored on the computer, and manage files and folders.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.8 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Dreamweaver (not included in enrollment).
  • Photoshop (not included in enrollment).
  • Animate (not included in enrollment).
  • Illustrator (not included in enrollment).
  • InDesign (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Yes, Adobe Certified Associate exams. Information about the exams is available here. To sign up, start by locating a testing center here, and then contact that testing center to schedule the exam.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive twelve (12) months to complete the course.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

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Adobe is a global leader in innovative technology, designing and producing software that helps individuals and businesses deliver digitial solutions. Their products include creative fundamentals like Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, which are used in offices around the world. Adobe supports the education of the current and the next generation of designers through its certification programs. You can get certified in one software program or take a comprehensive course to become an Adobe Certified Associate.