The Adobe Certified Expert - Specialist (ACE Specialist) certification, or the ACE Specialist, is a medium-specific certification program that allows IT professionals demonstrate expertise in working with Adobe solutions in a specific medium, including print, video, or web.
To achieve an Adobe Certified Expert - Specialist (ACE Specialist) certification, candidates must successfully pass three certification exams in the medium of their choice. Testing candidates must first select their certification path and then make their certification exam choices appropriately for satisfying the requirements for their desired certification.
Candidates can select from Adobe certification exams covering Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop, among others. Formal training in Adobe products is available prior to sitting for an exam and some hands-on experience is recommended for successfully passing; however, there are no prerequisites for testing candidates. To maintain active ACE Specialist status, recertification is required within 90 days of the release of a new version of one of the Adobe certification exams taken to achieve initial certification.