Adobe Certified Professional: How to get a certification in Adobe software

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Did you know you can gain Adobe certification in software like Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign? You just need to pass an Adobe Certified Professional (formerly, Adobe Certified Associate) test. The qualifications are not (usually) necessary to get work as a designer, illustrator or animator, but they are industry-recognised credentials that can prove helpful for your career. 

There are several reasons you might want to gain Adobe certification. For one, your employer might insist on it or suggest it will help you get a raise or a promotion. If you're a freelancer, meanwhile, having an official ‘Certified’ badge from Adobe on your website may help you win clients as a freelancer. You may also wish to teach Adobe skills to others. Or you may just realise there are things you’ve never learned to do within the software and fancy the challenge.

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.