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Certification leads to success

Certiport and Adobe believe that everyone with an ACA certification has a story to share that can motivate, inspire and encourage others to succeed.

Create Idaho. Learn how the state of Idaho worked with Certiport and Adobe to launch the Create Idaho program that provides Adobe applications to high school and middle schools and an opportunity to earn ACA certification.

Brooklyn Technical High School is helping students get the skill set they need to go into professional industry. ACA certification is a key piece of the program.


Miami Dade College has the largest undergraduate enrollment in the United States, serving over 165,000 students annually. See how they are preparing students for a robust career in digital media through the Adobe Certified Associate program.
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Most people think of art and design as being totally separate from science and math. However, for Abigail Zhong, they harmonize quite well. Find out how Abigail is using her Adobe Certified Associate certification to push herself full steam ahead into the world of math and science at Cornell University.
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"When I read that Kai had 8 hours to complete the competition, I knew she could work on our timetables and she has done a great job," said Kristen Hart of R&R Partners. See how the Adobe Certified Associate World Champion was contacted by a regional advertising agency and offered an internship.
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Learn how Valley ROP Program developed a successful Adobe Certified Associate certification program and partnered with Fresno City College to help their students earn dual enrollment credit on a path to a career in digital design.
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More student and teacher stories

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.
Laura Hincapie Gil, Madellin, Columbia

As both an instructor and working artist, the training and certification has expanded my knowledge, confidence and opportunities for career advancement. It has made me a better classroom instructor and designer. In the future, I would like to set up my school as an official training center to give my students and other staff members the opportunity to become Adobe certified.
David G. Brown, Los Angeles, California

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.
Renae Dawson, Roleystone, Australia

As a teacher of Digital Media, which includes Photoshop and Illustrator, I thought I knew all there was to know; however, when preparing for this exam I really learned so much more about the software and design techniques and realized I was not using the software to its full potential. Now that I have passed two of the exams, I have become aware that as a result of the exam prep I am able to offer my students so much more.
Lawanta Ramsey, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Getting my ACA certification has made all the difference in my education and my career! Because I was trained early on, I was able to attend Full Sail University with confidence. I received my BS in Digital Art and Design. It was a dream come true attending that college and it wouldn’t have been possible without dedication and a natural talent that came with being trained through ACA certification. I’m currently starting my own business.
Michael Gribbin, Post Falls, Idaho

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