Adobe InDesign 2017


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Gain hands-on experience to pass the Adobe InDesign certification exam with the Adobe InDesign course. The course completely covers the Adobe InDesign exam objectives and provides expertise in navigating and organizing InDesign to create documents with both text and graphics. The Adobe InDesign training course helps the students analyze and work with documents built by others and troubleshooting page layout-related issues and prepare documents for the final output.

Here's what you will get

The Adobe InDesign certification is for individuals with a minimum of two years of page layout experience. After passing the Adobe InDesign certification exam, the candidate will be able to manage a team of entry-level production artists and suggest productivity enhancements. The exam objectives include topics such as designing a document with text, graphics, and color, building interactive documents, and preparing Documents for Print Output.


19+ Lessons | 92+ Quizzes | 85+ Flashcards | 85+ Glossary of terms


40+ Pre Assessment Questions | 2+ Full Length Tests | 50+ Post Assessment Questions | 100+ Practice Test Questions

Here's what you will learn

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Lessons 1: Getting Started with InDesign

  • TOPIC A: Identify Components of the InDesign Interface
  • TOPIC B: Customize the InDesign Interface
  • TOPIC C: Apply the Navigation Controls and Set Preferences
  • Summary

Lessons 2: Designing a Document

  • TOPIC A: Establish Project Requirements
  • TOPIC B: Apply Design Principles
  • TOPIC C: Create a New Document
  • TOPIC D: Add Text to a Document
  • TOPIC E: Add Graphics to a Document
  • Summary

Lessons 3: Customizing a Document

  • TOPIC A: Format Characters and Paragraphs
  • TOPIC B: Apply Colors, Swatches, and Gradients
  • TOPIC C: Create and Apply Styles
  • Summary

Lessons 4: Working with Page Elements

  • TOPIC A: Arrange and Align Objects
  • TOPIC B: Array Layers
  • TOPIC C: Transform and Manipulate Objects
  • TOPIC D: Thread Text Frames
  • TOPIC E: Edit Text
  • Summary

Lessons 5: Building Tables

  • TOPIC A: Create and Modify a New Table
  • TOPIC B: Format a Table
  • Summary

Lessons 6: Preparing a Document for Delivery

  • TOPIC A: Resolve Errors in a Document
  • TOPIC B: Export Files for Printing and for the Web
  • Summary

Appendix A: Productivity Enhancements

  • TOPIC A: Additional InDesign Tools

Lessons 8: Mastery Builders

  • Mastery Builder 1-1: Exploring the InDesign Interface
  • Mastery Builder 2-1: Creating a Brochure
  • Mastery Builder 3-1: Customizing a Document
  • Mastery Builder 4-1: Working with Page Elements
  • Mastery Builder 5-1: Inserting a Table
  • Mastery Builder 6-1: Exporting Documents

Lessons 9: Preparing Documents for Multiple Formats

  • TOPIC A: Build Layout Versions
  • TOPIC B: Link Content
  • Summary

Lessons 10: Managing Advanced Page Elements

  • TOPIC A: Create Repeating Content
  • TOPIC B: Change Text Layouts
  • TOPIC C: Create Transparency
  • TOPIC D: Anchor Objects and Manage a Library
  • Summary

Lessons 11: Managing Styles

  • TOPIC A: Import Styles from Microsoft Word Documents
  • TOPIC B: Manage Styles
  • Summary

Lessons 12: Building Complex Paths

  • TOPIC A: Create Bezier Paths
  • TOPIC B: Create Clipping Paths
  • TOPIC C: Create Compound Paths
  • Summary

Lessons 13: Managing External Files and Creating Dynamic Documents

  • TOPIC A: Import External Files
  • TOPIC B: Create Document Sections
  • TOPIC C: Insert Text Variables
  • TOPIC D: Create Interactive Documents
  • Summary

Lessons 14: Managing Long Documents

  • TOPIC A: Create a Book
  • TOPIC B: Build a Table of Contents
  • TOPIC C: Create Hyperlinks and Cross-References
  • TOPIC D: Generate an Index and Insert Footnotes
  • Summary

Lessons 15: Publishing InDesign Files for Other Formats and Customizing Print Settings

  • TOPIC A: Export PDF Files for Print
  • TOPIC B: Export Interactive PDF Files and Files for Animation
  • TOPIC C: Export Files for the Web
  • TOPIC D: Manage Colors
  • TOPIC E: Preview the Print Output
  • TOPIC F: Create Print Presets
  • Summary

Appendix A: Productivity Enhancements

  • TOPIC A: InDesign Productivity Enhancements

Appendix B: InDesign Language Support

Appendix C: Extension Manager CC

Lessons 19: Mastery Builders

  • Mastery Builder 1-1: Preparing a Document for the iPad
  • Mastery Builder 2-1: Placing a Graphic in a Document Footer
  • Mastery Builder 3-1: Importing Word Styles into InDesign
  • Mastery Builder 4-1: Creating a Bezier Path
  • Mastery Builder 5-1: Performing a Data Merge
  • Mastery Builder 6-1: Managing Long Documents
  • Mastery Builder 7-1: Exporting PDF Files for Print

Exam FAQs

The candidate should have more than two years of page layout experience, is familiar with most aspects of the program, and also has some experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat Professional.

USD 180

Multiple choice

The exam contains 50 questions.

60 minutes


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  • If a candidate fails their first (1st) attempt to pass any Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification exam, there is one-day waiting period for retaking the failed exam a second (2nd) time. One day is defined as 24 hours after the exam was first started.
  • If a candidate does not pass the exam the second (2nd) time, the candidate must wait for a period of at least five (5) calendar days from the date of their last attempt to retake the exam a third (3rd) or any subsequent time.
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  • All original vouchers must be used prior to their expiration dates, without exception.
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  • Test results found to be in violation of this retake policy will result in the candidate not being awarded the attempted credential, regardless of score.

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