Adobe conducted research to identify the foundational skills students need to effectively
communicate using digital media tools. Based on feedback from educators, design professionals,
businesses, and educational institutions around the world, the objectives cover entry-level skill
expectations for visual design. An individual earning this certification has approximately 150
hours of instruction and hands-on experience with the product, and is familiar with product
features and capabilities, as well as relevant career concepts.
Individuals who have earned an Adobe Certified Associate certification have demonstrated
mastery of the following skills.