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Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Certification      adobe logo 2.png

Become an Adobe Certified Associate! 

The SAC Business Applications & Technology (BA) Department is an official testing site for Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Certification.

What is Adobe Certification? 

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification are individual online exams (maximum 50 minutes each) using one of Adobe software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Flash. When you pass the exam, you will receive in the mail a certificate from Adobe Corporation validating your skills using Adobe.

ACA Sample Certificate.PDFAdobe ACA Sample Certificate.PDF

View Adobe ACA website for more information

What are the benefits of getting an Adobe Certification?

  • A certificate from Adobe Corporation validates to a prospective employer that you have the technical skills using Adobe software.

  • Help you get a promotion at your current job or to get a new job or career.

  • An Adobe Corporation certificate on your resume will make you more competitive and have an advantage over other candidates applying for the same job.

  • You will gain confidence in your skills when interviewing and being able to design projects and tasks efficiently and quickly.

How can SAC BA Department help you to earn an Adobe certificate?

  • Business Applications (BA) is an official Adobe Certification testing site. You can take a practice test and an exam conveniently at Santa Ana College in the Business Division located in the A Building.

  • SAC BA offers a variety of Adobe classes which will help you learn the necessary skills and technical knowledge for an exam. These skills can also be applied to your current job, a new job, add to your resume, a new career, or for personal use. BA classes are part of the SAC BA Digital Publishing Degree and Certificate (Adobe) Program so you can earn a certificate and degree at SAC at the same time.

  • Currently registered BA students have an opportunity to receive a FREE voucher to take an exam which is a savings of $80 per exam (commercial price without a voucher).

How can you prepare for the tests?

The SAC BA Adobe classes provide hands-on instruction to learn Adobe software properly and efficiently using current business standards which are part of the Adobe certification exams. View the SAC BA Digital Publishing (Adobe) Program for more information about Adobe classes.

Here are links to the Adobe certification Exam Objectives (what will be included on the exam):

Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop

Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator

Print & Digital Media Publications Using Adobe InDesign

Web Authoring Using Adobe Dreamweaver

Interactive Media Using Adobe Flash Professional

What are the tests like?

The tests are not written tests. They are hands-on real-world assignments based on the way you actually use your computer. The test runs along with Adobe software and provides you with tasks to perform on a real document. You work at your own pace, but you do have a time limit (50 minutes). Most exams can be completed in less than the maximum time limit of 50 minutes. You receive your score upon completion of the test. If you pass the exam, you  will receive your Adobe certificate in the mail approximately two weeks after completion of the exam.

If you need additional information please contact Dori Dumon, Adobe Certified Specialist and Instructor, at

SAC Business Applications is also an official testing site for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification.

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