Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Exam


Today at 3pm (EST) I will be sitting down to take the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Exam for Photoshop CS3.

I’ve been studying a lot over the past week and rewatching Friend-of-the-Blog Matt Kloskowski‘s ACE Bootcamp class over at Kelby Training to help get into the mindset of the exam. As Matt talks about in the class, you need to know how Adobe wants you to do things, not necessarily the way you know how to do it. So, in some cases, it means re-learning how a particular tool, panel, or function works. It also means spending time on some topics I’ve never had the need to work with before – like 3D – and areas I’m not as familiar with – color management.

Even though I’ve been reviewing the exam guide and Photoshop Help files I’m still pretty nervous. I’ve been working with Photoshop on an almost daily basis for about 6 years and taking in as many tutorials, videos, books, and classes as I can stand (a lot) and afford (not as much), but there is still a part of me that isn’t too sure how I’m going to do. I can figure out how to do just about anything that comes my way, or at least come up with something that will work or find a resource to show me the “right” way. And I’m certainly ahead of the curve with my skills. But is that enough?

Wish me luck!

  • Good luck, Jason! I am confident you are going to do well!

    April 4, 2008 at 8:06 am
  • Mike Palmer

    Good for you Jason! Best of Luck!

    April 4, 2008 at 8:29 am
  • Good luck Jason!

    April 4, 2008 at 9:15 am
  • Good luck, and congratulations! I know how you feel. Been thinking about it myself for a while. I’m not even sure I’m a a point to consider prepping for it. How was Matt K.’s prep course? I spent all my free previews on it. Hence why I am still not sure I am ready…LOL

    April 4, 2008 at 4:55 pm
  • Congrats!!

    April 5, 2008 at 12:43 am
  • Mike Palmer

    Supastar – CONGRATS AGAIN!!

    April 5, 2008 at 8:31 am
  • First of all congratulations! A very telling post in that you reveal both skill and ability not to mention a healthy bit of study ethic. I am going to point it out to my students…

    April 6, 2008 at 1:08 am
  • Way to go, Jason! Congratulations!!

    April 7, 2008 at 12:41 am
  • nancy

    may i ask u plz from where u got the exam guide?
    i want to start studying but the truth i cant find any exam guide, may u help plz?

    June 14, 2008 at 4:24 am

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