Photographers have four Adobe certification exams in two different Adobe solutions from which to choose when seeking to document their professional expertise and product specific skills and knowledge. All of the available exams earn successful test takers an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) certification, allowing them to build their formal credentials and expand their area of validated expertise in their field.
The first two exams offered specifically for photographers focus on the Adobe Lightroom platform and include the Ligthtroom 2 (9A0-125) and the Lightroom 3 (9A0-159) exams. Both the 9A0-125 and the 9A0-159 exams demands photographers not only master the Lightroom platform, but are also capable of working with other Adobe products, including Camera Raw, Bridge and Photoshop.
The remaining photography-focused certification exams offered by Adobe cover the CS5 and CS6 versions of Photoshop. The Adobe Photoshop CS5 exam (9A0-150) required candidates to be capable of manipulating images, working with graphics, and staging files for output to print and web. The Photoshop CS6 exam also demands the mastery of these same skills, in addition to working with images in preparation for output to video as well.
Regardless of which Adobe certification exam candidates decide to pursue, they should gain hands on experience with program in which they intend to test before scheduling their exam. Successful candidates also take advantage of other exam prep resources, including tutorials and practice exam sessions offered by providers like TestsLive.com.