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Adobe InDesign CS6

ISBN : 9781616913014

The Adobe InDesign CS6 certification is an industry recognized credential. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills including laying out and designing text, graphics, and cross-media for onscreen and print documents.

The InDesign CS6 exam is a standalone certification from Adobe with the exam code 9A0-306. The certification is targeted at professionals who are involved in Creative Suite applications. The professionals should also be able to successfully manage a team of entry-level production artists, can answer questions, and suggest productivity enhancements. They should also be familiar with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Microsoft Word.

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What is the exam registration fee? USD 180
Where do I take the exam? The InDesign CS6 exam is administered by Pearson Vue at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam? Multiple choice questions
What are the pre-requisites of the exam?

Adobe has the following pre-requisites for InDesign CS6:

  • The candidate should have at least two years of page layout experience.
  • Can successfully manage a team of entry-level production artists.
  • They should also be familiar with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Microsoft Word.

The following are typical tasks that you should already be able to perform:

  • Create short and long documents with both text and graphics.
  • Navigate the Document Window.
  • Create basic interactive documents.
  • Export high quality PDF documents appropriate for print and interactive purposes.
  • Troubleshoot issues related to page layout.
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 55 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 70 minutes
What is the passing score? 65%
What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the InDesign CS6 examination, Adobe's retake policy is:

  • Candidates will be required to wait for a period of 14 days from the date of the last attempt before they can retake the exam.
  • The candidates, who failed their exam in first attempt, cannot retake it more than three times in a 12 month (1 year) period. They need to wait for 12 months before attempting the 4th retake exam.
What is the validity of the certification? The InDesign CS6 certification has no expiration. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes their policy.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the InDesignCS6, click here.
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?

An InDesign CS6 Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Designer
  • Print Designer
  • Topic A: The Adobe InDesign environment
  • Topic B: Preferences and defaults
  • Topic C: Navigation
  • Unit summary: Getting started
  • Review Questions
  • Topic A: New documents
  • Topic B: Text frames
  • Topic C: Place and alter graphics and files
  • Unit summary: Basic documents
  • Review Questions
  • Topic A: Object positioning
  • Topic B: Modify and transform objects
  • Topic C: Object consistency
  • Unit summary: Using objects
  • Review Questions
  • Topic A: Master pages
  • Topic B: Insert, delete, and move pages
  • Topic C: Layers
  • Unit summary: Multi-page documents
  • Review Questions
  • Topic A: Text formatting
  • Topic B: Text styles
  • Topic C: Text flow
  • Unit summary: Working with text
  • Review Questions
  • Topic A: Adjust graphic formatting
  • Topic B: Custom colors
  • Unit summary: Working with graphics and colors
  • Review Questions
  • Topic A: Preflight documents
  • Topic B: Prepare documents for final output
  • Topic C: Export to PDF
  • Unit summary: Preflighting and preparing documents for final output
  • Review Questions
  • Topic A: Import and edit text
  • Topic B: Special characters
  • Topic C: Column, frame, and page breaks
  • Unit summary: Text editing
  • Review Questions
  • Topic A: Linked files
  • Topic B: Replicate and link content
  • Unit summary: Linked files
  • Review Questions
  • Topic A: Alternate page sizes and layouts
  • Topic B: Placeholders, templates, and conditional text
  • Topic C: Object libraries and snippets
  • Topic D: Data merge
  • Unit summary: Flexible document setup
  • Review Questions
  • Topic A: Create colors, tints, and mixed ink swatches
  • Topic B: Gradients
  • Topic C: Colorize a grayscale image
  • Topic D: Transparency
  • Unit summary: Working with color and transparency
  • Review Questions
  • Topic A: Creating vector paths
  • Topic B: Vector paths and pictures
  • Topic C: Vector paths and type
  • Unit summary: Vector paths
  • Review Questions
  • Topic A: Create tables
  • Topic B: Changing table structure
  • Topic C: Formatting tables
  • Unit summary: Tables
  • Review Questions
  • Topic A: Sections
  • Topic B: Tables of contents
  • Topic C: Indexes and cross-references
  • Topic D: Footnotes
  • Topic E: Books
  • Unit summary: Long documents
  • Review Questions
  • Topic A: Color management
  • Topic B: Individual image profiles
  • Topic C: Color printing basics
  • Topic D: Process and spot colors
  • Unit summary: Working with color
  • Review Questions
  • Topic A: Ink management
  • Topic B: Transparency flattening
  • Topic C: Print challenges
  • Unit summary: Print preparation
  • Review Questions
  • Topic A: Interactive objects
  • Topic B: Interactive Behaviors
  • Topic C: PDF forms
  • Unit summary: Electronic distributions
  • Review Questions
  • Topic A: Export to PDF, HTML, and SWF
  • Topic B: Export to EPUB
  • Unit summary: Exporting interactive documents
  • Review Questions
  • Topic A: Exporting documents as XML files
  • Topic B: Importing XML files
  • Unit summary: XML
  • Review Questions