Adobe InDesign CS4 ACE Exam Now Available
Just noticed that the Adobe InDesign CS4 Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam is now live at the PearsonVue website. That's the one for Certification (if you haven't taken the test before... the one you have to take at an actual testing center) -- I'm told that the RE-certification exam will be available shortly (perhaps next week). (As far as I can tell, this is the first CS4 test to go live.)
As we mentioned on a recent podcast, InDesignSecrets was hired by Adobe to manage the InDesign CS4 exam, so we had our hands in every question. It ended up being a hard test, but we think a fair one. That is, the test focuses on whether you really know how to use the program, not on how well you use the documentation.
And, unless they changed something radically after we handed off the exam, if you get 70% correct or so, you're probably doing pretty well. There will almost certainly be shouts of "I've been using InDesign for years and I didn't know the answer to many of these." That's okay. The ones that you didn't know (like how XML works), someone else probably did, and vice versa. I honestly don't think I would get 100%, and I've seen the answers before!
Adobe doesn't appear to have the test guide up yet, which lists all the potential subjects on the test. We'll keep you informed as to when that goes live. We also have some other test prep materials available pretty soon... keep checking back from time to time.