My name is Elizabeth. I am a 21 year old, living in Germany and I would like to become an Adobe Certified Expert.
I was wondering if anybody would be so kind to answer a few of my questions. I have been using Adobe Photoshop for a couple of years now, but only properly studying it for the past two years. Nevertheless, because I am self-teaching myself the software, I find it a bit difficult to really gauge how ready I am to take the test.
What’s the best way to know that I’m ready to sit the exam?
Thank you very much for taking your time to read this. I am looking forward to hopefully hearing back from somebody.
There’s free online tests you can take to test your skills.
Adobe also offer its own training and I’m guessing it’s the best way to learn exactly the real techniques they will ask you about in their exams. Yes, there’s an investment in time and money. Personally, the people I know who are certified also have a work experience as teachers or specialists in the industry, and a part of their training was done on site; sometimes it’s the employer who pays for an on-site training.
You can also join the Adobe Community Forum and ask the question there; lot of people are certified there and you can also measure your skills with the questions that are being asked and get more details as well about the process. When you’ll see everything is easy for you to explain AND that you know the right words/terms as well, then I guess you can consider yourself ready for the test. Even by answering questions here you can get some clues about your own skills.
It’s not all to know how to use Photoshop on your own, there’s lot of technical sides to it that you might have never heard about. You’ll probably need to invest in a few training manuals as suggested in the other answer. There’s also seminars organized by Adobe that you can join.
Official Adobe training tools:
Example of questions (see PDF):
Become an Adobe Certified Expert