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Exam Prep: ACA Print & Digital Media Publication with InDesign CS6

Exam Prep: ACA Print & Digital Media Publication with InDesign CS6

Prerequisites: Success in this course depends on students having this knowledge before beginning this class.

At least a basic knowledge of the software covered in the exam is essential to beginning this exam preparation course.
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In Tracks:

This course is part of the following workflow-oriented and product- or technology-oriented learning tracks: Certification & Exam Preparation, ePublishing & Digital Publishing, Graphic Design, InDesign, Personal Growth

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You gave me ePublishing and more today. Thank you so much…I can exceed our web stuff and be in more control, give better information in better ways, and give [our publications] vavavoom! — Penny, Genius Solutions

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) in Print & Digital Media Publication with Adobe InDesign cer­ti­fi­ca­tion allows you to demon­strate your pro­fi­ciency in InDesign, stand apart from your peers, and increase your career oppor­tu­ni­ties. In plain lan­guage: the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion declares to the world that you are highly skilled in the real world use of the indus­try stan­dard print and dig­i­tal pub­lish­ing plat­form, InDesign. Whereas the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is a tech­ni­cal avouch­ment, demon­strat­ing detailed knowl­edge of the work­ings of every facet of InDesign and its user inter­face, the Adobe Certified Associate in Print & Digital Media Publication cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is a state­ment of your abil­ity to use InDesign and that you under­stand the con­cepts required to use InDesign in the real world.

It’s that tes­ta­ment that makes the ACA in Print & Digital Media Publication so valu­able for work­ing design­ers, and what makes hir­ing man­agers so desire an ACA cert­fi­ca­tion on can­di­dates’ resumes.

Exam-Focused Skills Preparation

In the Adobe Certified Associate in Print & Digital Media Publication Exam Preparation course we will fill in any holes in your real world InDesign use knowl­edge and skills, prepar­ing you to mas­ter the skills assess­ments and objec­tives of the exam. The fol­low­ing skills will be assessed on the exam, and will be cov­ered in this exam prepa­ra­tion course:

Setting Project Requirements

  • Identify the pur­pose, audi­ence, and audi­ence needs for prepar­ing page layouts.
  • Demonstrate knowl­edge of stan­dard copy­right rules for con­tent use in page layouts.
  • Demonstrate knowl­edge of project man­age­ment tasks and responsibilities.
  • Communicate with oth­ers (such as peers and clients) about design plans.

Identifying Design Elements When Preparing Page Layouts

  • Demonstrate knowl­edge of design prin­ci­ples, ele­ments, and page lay­out composition.
  • Demonstrate knowl­edge of the appro­pri­ate prop­er­ties of page lay­outs for print, web, and dig­i­tal publishing.
  • Demonstrate knowl­edge of typography.
  • Demonstrate knowl­edge of the use of sym­bols and rep­re­sen­ta­tive graphics.
  • Understand key ter­mi­nol­ogy of page layouts.

Understanding the InDesign Interface

  • Identify ele­ments of the InDesign inter­face and demon­strate knowl­edge of their functions.
  • Use non­print­ing design tools in the interface.
  • Demonstrate an under­stand­ing of and select the appro­pri­ate fea­tures and options required to man­age colors.
  • Demonstrate knowl­edge of layers.
  • Demonstrate knowl­edge of export­ing, pack­ag­ing, sav­ing, and orga­niz­ing files.

Creating Page Layouts Using InDesign

  • Demonstrate knowl­edge of how to cre­ate multiple-page documents.
  • Demonstrate knowl­edge of how to use styles.
  • Demonstrate knowl­edge of how to use frames in a page layout.
  • Add text to a page layout.
  • Add graphic, image, and video con­tent to a page layout.
  • Demonstrate knowl­edge of how to cre­ate spe­cial page ele­ments using InDesign tools.
  • Demonstrate knowl­edge of how to add inter­ac­tive ele­ments using InDesign tools.

Publishing, Exporting, and Archiving Page Layouts Using InDesign

  • Demonstrate knowl­edge of how to pre­pare page lay­outs for pub­lish­ing to print.
  • Demonstrate knowl­edge of how to pre­pare page lay­outs for export to mul­ti­screen devices.