Adobe Certified Associate Live-in-the-Application Exams 

We are excited to announce the release of the new Adobe Certified Associate Creative Cloud 2018 exams using the Live-in-the-Application format are now available!

  • Visual Design using Photoshop CC 2018
  • Graphic design & illustration using Illustrator CC 2018
  • Print & digital media publication using InDesign CC 2018
  • Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Using After Effects CC 2018
  • Digital Video using Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018

The ACA Creative Cloud 2018 Live-in-the-Application exams use a blend of knowledge-based questions and performance-based tasks in the actual Adobe software application to deliver an experience that more nearly reflects a real-world job situation for the candidate.

This hands-on exam experience can be administered on a PC or Mac machine at a testing center and is easy to get started. Your existing Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) vouchers, inventory and licenses will work with the new Adobe Certified Associate exams, and you can get stared today by downloading Exam Tutorials here.

This is just the beginning. We will continue to roll-out new Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) CC18* certifications so stay tuned. You can also continue to administer ACA exams for CC 2013 and CC 2015 on Console until you transition to CC 2018.

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*The Mac version is only available for the Adobe Certified Associate Creative Cloud exams.

Certiport's Live-in-the-Application exam format

The Live-in-the-Application (LITA) exam format uses cutting-edge technology when validating software application knowledge and abilities through Certiport’s certifications. Candidates must know how to use the software and have experience performing tasks in the application to accurately complete questions.

The Live-in-the-Application exams use the real software to administer performance-based and knowledge-based questions in the actual application, thus reflecting a real-world job situation for the candidate and delivering more reliable results.

This hands-on exam experience can be administered on a PC or Mac* machine at the testing center and makes it easy to get started. This exam format is available with the Autodesk Certified User, Autodesk Certified Professional, Microsoft Office Specialist and soon the Adobe Certified Associate Creative Cloud exams.

The LITA exam is delivered on the new Certiport web-based exam delivery system called Compass. Learn more about the requirements for Compass here.

Feature Benefit
Uses the full application of the certification sponsor’s software. Candidate demonstrates the proficiency of the application.
  Candidate applies knowledge instead of memorization.
  Any method of completion in the application can be used.
  Candidate is tested in the same application used for learning, practice and day-to-day tasks.
Can be administered on both PC and Mac machines. Flexible options in your classroom or lab to launch an exam on different types of machines.
  Mac version of the exam uses the Mac version of the application. PC version of the exams uses the PC version.
Uses cutting-edge exam delivery format Candidate can more accurately demonstrate their knowledge and skill of the application.
  Exam format is a closer alignment to the real-world job application use.

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