July 16th, 2012

Get Adobe Certified

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Written by: Nouman Naveed
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During my recent assignment client was asking many questions on certification process. Sotoday I have decided to add some light on how certification is acquired to make you proud.There are many quality resources already on the web to help you understand the Adobe certification process. However, I would like to focus on all aspects of certification which will give you complete knowledge about what,when and why on Adobe certifications. Majority of my focus will be towards Flex and ColdFusion certification process.

So you have decided to get certified !!! All of my clients are very egar to get certified and but I need to discuss on few important area before we move towards certification process.

Before you move for certification following are the questions you need to ask yourself:

1. Are you really looking for Adobe Certification?
2. Are you aware of value which comes with certification?
3. Why do you want to be certified?
4. If looking for certification what is your timeline?
5. Are you aware of process of Adobe certification?
6. What would you do once certified?
7. Will it really help you in current job?
8. Were can you look for resources which can make you ready for certification?
9. Are you committed to technology once certified?
10. How much time do you have to get prepared?
11. Are you ready to take training for certification?

All above questions are something which we need to think when deciding about certifications. If you made your mind for certification then you should be working very hard to achieve. Because believe me its time consuming and enjoyable while learning new things about technology you dont know yet. I personall feel that people should have solid commitment when deciding about certification. I have seen many students who decide and give up the interest as they dont find time for study. A very first commitment needed for getting certified is to stick to your decision and take out time whenever you can. Dont postpond the things as you might not know how far you are still to achieve it. I have seen happiness in my studnets eyes when they achieve it and show it proudly to current employers or to put it on resume. You have to take responsibility for your actions and commit solidly for your future growth.

After doing a quick servey I found that there are very limited Adobe certified professionals in India. You can look in the market on how trends on technology going. Your friends and collegus might be very fan of .Net,Oracle / Java. But believe your life will change when you do Adobe certifications. Its a best way to show that you are unique and something speical in you which is not found in all IT professionals.

It is important to understand that Adobe certifications comes with value and its very attracting to employers. So, what you need to know about going for certification. First you need to decide on timeline and how important is certification for you. Second, you need to decide on how much time you can spend daily for preparing yourself for exam. Once you are done with preparation it time for registring yourself with testing center available locally in your city. Because I reside in Hyderabad,India I know few good places here for writing exam.

Few months back Adobe has changed their policy for writing exam through pearson vue only. You can find nearest location by browsing to pearson website and register for the exam based on the exam code. The pricing for Adobe certifications is almost same for various technologies. However, fee for few technologies might be slightly higher. I recommend you to check the pricing on Pearson website before you think for paying fee.

There are few other things which I want to hightly when going for certification. Unfortunately, if you fail in the exam then you have to write it again only after 3 months as policy created by Adobe. Many of my students have tried writing the exam in confidence and failed due to lack of preperation. I personally feel that you should look for someone who can guide you on writing the certification and allow you to understand the pattern of questions. There are some sample exam patterns posted on Adobe Certification section. I encourage you to look on for further resources. I have noticed that few ACI like me provide training for certification which helps people to be prepared for surprises in exam. We should understand that the exam for developers are in multiple choice type. I recommend people to skip questions if they need time to attend it. You can always come back once you solve the easy questions during the exam.

About the Author

Nouman Naveed
My name is Mohammed Nouman Naveed. I work and play with Flash Platform technologies and has experience of 11 years. Consulting and Training is part of my job. I am Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe User Group Manager, Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Community Champion.


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  1. Srinivas

    I want to do flex certification please send more details to my mail

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