Boise, Idaho, United States
Senior at Meridian Technical Charter High School
I received my ACA certification last year as a junior. I landed a position as a web developer and lead graphic designer at Social Eyes Marketing (getsocialeyes.com) due to my extensive experience in the Adobe software like Photoshop and Dreamweaver. As the lead graphic designer I have had the opportunity to make designs and websites for dozens of high caliber clients from places like Sweden and very well known local businesses.
I would definitely recommend obtaining your ACA certification if you’re computer literate at all. Even if you’re not going to get a degree pertaining to graphic design or web development, it is still very useful to be able to use the Adobe software suite, as it is the industry standard. Everyone is impressed at competence with Adobe products, even if the job doesn’t call for it.
Junior Graphic Designer
As soon as I received my certifications, I started job hunting. Having these certifications gave me a distinct advantage and I was hired within a matter of days to work as a junior graphic designer for a well-known printing company.
I absolutely recommend becoming an Adobe Certified Associate. The advantage it has given me in applying for jobs is huge and I believe that having it has changed the way employers percieve me and my skillset.
Professional Graphic Designer
In my professional graphic design career, ACA Certification has added value and trust between me and my clients. People are open-minded about my ability to achieve and turn their creative ideas into action. I can turn a customers experience from a dream into a reality. Many thanks to Adobe, Certiport, Medhat Eid, and to all the people who supported and encouraged me to find and pursue my passion and who I am.
I’d recommend the ACA certification. It can give you exposure and make you aware of the things that you don’t yet know, and give you the initiative to learn even more. It looks good everywhere. Just having the ability to prove your knowledge of these programs is amazing.
Hialeah, Florida, United States
Transportation Designer, Naval Architect and Engineer, Graphic Designer, and Web Developer
The ACA certifications allowed me to realize my dream of becoming a yacht designer. As a senior, Photoshop ACA helped me to be admitted to the College for Creative Studies for Transportation Design and MDC Honors College for Mechanical Engineering. The Dreamweaver ACA has permitted me to create eCommerce websites by working as a web developer. In the future, these certifications will allow me to obtain entry-level job positions as a Naval Architect.
I would totally recommend the ACA certification to a friend, co-worker, or any other person interested in obtaining a job in the design industry. It is essential for being employed in this field. For instance, without this certification it would be more difficult for graphic, web, or other designers to convince employers of their proficiency in Adobe programs. ACA certification is the key that opens many doors for creative people.
Web Designer presso Ideacommerce
The ACA certification has allowed me to enhance my skills in the workplace. I have gained new knowledge and skills that I did not know before, improving my position in Ideacommerce as Web Designer. To date, I have successfully performed the examinations of Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Flash showing my skills as a Web Specialist.
I would recommend the ACA certification to those who want to bring out their skills in a sector targeted and specific, as in web designer.
Seabrook, Texas, United States
Student at the University of Texas, Freelance Video Editor & Producer
An ACA certification is like grabbing the skeleton key to a seemingly endless number of doors. My ACA certifications have not only brought me a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction, but have helped me attain a paid internship at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in the Television Production department as an assistant producer and editor. I have also been an assistant editor for the Longhorn Network, an ESPN affiliate for the University of Texas in Austin. My ACA certification will continue to provide a stable foothold for my future career.
An ACA certification offers great benefits and is impressive in itself, a true milestone for anyone passionate about their work. The feeling of immense pride in joining the ranks of those who strive to be better each and every day, that’s worth more than can be put into words. I believe people should work to experience that feeling for themselves and the first step is aiming for an ACA certification. It’s never too late to start learning.
Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
Website Builder/Webmaster at Footbridge Media
I graduated high school in June with my Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Flash ACA certifications. I am currently pursuing my Bachelors Degree at Full Sail University for Mobile Development. Photoshop has been an instrumental tool in my degree program and has allowed me to excel. My 3 combined certifications make me a powerful asset and I currently work as a Website Builder/Web Master, using Photoshop and Dreamweaver on a daily basis.
I would absolutely recommend getting any ACA certification a person can get their hands on. My certifications set me apart and in only a few months out of high school I was hired as a Website Builder/Web Master starting at a 30k salary. My certifications proved my skills and my desire to learn and earn experience. It is because of my ACA certifications that I will graduate college debt free and attain my goals sooner. Thank you so much Adobe and Certiport!
Clearfield, Utah, United States
When I received my ACA certification in Graphic Design and Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator, I was a junior at Clearfield High School. Only a few months after receiving that certification, I was searching for an internship and found out about an amazing opportunity. Due to my certification, a sign company hired me to be their afternoon designer, despite the fact that I was still a high school student. I have learned so much and owe it all to ACA certification.
The ACA certification is an amazing thing to place on your resume. It shows that you truly know the programs and can efficiently use them for professional use. It’s also an amazing thing, even if you don’t pass the first time. You can see all the different ways the Adobe programs can be used and how it contributes to different projects and ideas. It really is something I wold recommend to anyone going into an applicable field.
Becoming certified in Adobe ACA has helped me in my work for major educational projects in the city. I have certified more than 100 teachers and 600 students from different schools. My certifications have helped me to demonstrate my skills in handling the software and to improve my working conditions.
I recommend the ACA certification to my friends and family because it is the best way to show the real world our knowledge in Adobe, and because it opens up a world of creative and work opportunities.
Bradenton, Florida, United States
Student in College & Social Media Marketing Specialist
ACA certifications have helped me immensely! When I was in high school I challenged myself to get as many industry certifications as possible. My ACA certifications are very strong assets on my resume and online portfolio, making me stick out from others in my field. Becoming ACA certified opened countless doors for me. I am now very valuable in the workplace. The ACA certifications essentially secure trust between a employer/client and the worker.
I recommend ACA certifications to everyone, especially students that are still in high school or looking for jobs. I found jobs straight out of high school with ACA certifications. Now I have a full time job as a full time student in college. People have the opportunity to rise above everyone else with ACA certifications. I believe if more people knew the power of these certifications, there would be so many more folks working to get them.
Adobe Solution Consultant
The ACA certifications I have earned have opened many doors for me. In the educational part of my life, teachers and students believe in what I do. Also, the certifications occupationally helped me make a big jump and now I am a consultant for Adobe solutions. The certifications have also positioned me and I can leverage them for many more things in my life, in every aspect, and will push me to achieve and keep climbing.
If you want to have a differential against your competition, ACA certification is a good option. If you have the skills, this certificate shows everyone that Adobe endorses your knowledge . And, if you want to go for more , become a certified expert or instructor.
Cary, North Carolina, United States
Student at the Fashion Institute of Technology
I obtained my ACA certifications in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign during my last semester of high school in North Carolina. The following fall, I moved to New York City to attend a prestigious fashion school. My professors and classmates were in awe of my knowledge of these programs, and I was even exempt from taking a beginner Photoshop class because of my abilities and my portfolio!
I would certainly recommend an ACA certification to those interested not only in creative careers but in expanding their skill set. Having Adobe skills can make your résumé stand out when applying for a job because it shows potential employers that you have more to bring to the table.
Rock Springs, Wyoming, United States
Graduate Student at Quinnipiac University
Gaining my five ACA certifications in Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign has helped me tremendously. Not only have I proven to myself that I have marketable skills, but these certifications show the world my abilities. I really feel that having these certifications helped set me apart when applying for graduate school and helped me get into both schools I applied for.
I would definitely recommend ACA certifications to friends and family. It is one thing to say that you know how to use a program; it is quite another to obtain verified proof through a certification. It will help you stand out and reach your goals. In fact, after becoming certified, I was approached about teaching courses in these programs at my local community college! Getting certified can lead to opportunities you may have never even thought of!
With my certifications in ACA, I got my first job where I met wonderful people and learned new things, but most importantly it helped me to see what I really wanted to do with my life. I put aside web design to start developing mobile applications.Arancel Colombia is my first major project using Dreamweaver. For now, it is only available for Android, but soon I will have it ready for iOS. I also have a list of ideas for additional apps in front of the refrigerator.
The answer is YES, I’d recommend the ACA certification. It is something that will make you feel proud, something to show, something to brag about, something that you can make friends and professional contacts.
And especially something that motivates you to make your dreams come true!
Missoula, Montana, United States
The ACA certification has helped me professionally by showing my skills in Graphic and Web projects to clients and/or potential employers. I use the Adobe apps in my student-run organization, the Sentinel Design Lab, where we provide Graphic, Web, and Video Production Services to the surrounding community. In the future, I want to be a network administrator and the certificates prove that I can be used in multiple situations when needed.
I would recommend the ACA certification to anyone who is interested in the Graphic, Web, or Video Production fields. The exams show that you have experience within the Adobe suite and won’t have to be re-trained in the programs you already know. The exams also prove that you are dedicated to your career and willing to keep yourself educated with the latest Adobe program features.