This study guide uses text integrated with video to help learners gain real-world skills that will get them started in their career in planning websites and designing web pages and lays the foundation for taking the Dreamweaver ACA exam. A mix of project-based lessons, practical videos, and regular assessments throughout prepares beginning learners for an entry-level position in a competitive job market.
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 each topic. The ACA exams have proved to be highly successful; Adobe reports that the total number of exams taken worldwide has reached one million since 2008.
Product development was guided by Peachpit’s research in the entry-level creative media market. Interviews with educators from high school through four-year colleges provided valuable data and insight into this realm. The Peachpit team identified essential elements for a product that would teach design students what they need to prepare for the job market and to take the ACA cert exam. Peachpit also was able to identify a stellar team of teachers/trainers who have high rates of success getting students certified: Rob Schwartz and his colleagues at BrainBuffet.com & acatestprep.com.
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&>Kim Cavanaugh manages web-based instructional content, develops web-based services, and investigates new online content and services for classroom use. He came to this position after ten years teaching social studies and web design, which was preceded by ten years running his own business and six years as an active-duty officer in the U.S. Army.
In 1997, his social studies classroom claimed the district's first Internet connection. Cavanaugh's fascination with the Internet's instructional uses led to an interest in web publishing, and in 2000, he began teaching web and animation design classes at Congress Middle School in Boynton Beach, Florida.
Cavanaugh has since authored three books and three online courses on Adobe® Dreamweaver® and Fireworks® software and more than 120 articles and tutorials on other web publishing products. He is a member of the Adobe Education Leaders Program.
Rob Schwartz is an award winning teacher with over 15 years experience in Technical Education. Rob opened the first Technical High School in the county, McFatter Technical High School, and his teaching is very influenced by that experience. He is a popular speaker at state, local, and national conferences, and often presents for Adobe on Photoshop, Illustrator, and teaching strategies. His focus on Industry Certifications and Problem-Based Learning strategies are the secrets to his success. Rob is also an Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Education Leader, and won the prestigious Impact Award from Adobe as well as the #1 Educator World Wide award from Certiport. Find out more about Rob by taking a peek into his online curriculum website at brainbuffet.com. Rob lives and works in South Florida.
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