Q. What is the Adobe Photoshop CS5 ACE exam (9A0-150) exam?

A. The Adobe Photoshop CS5 (9A0-150) exam is developed for photographers, graphics designers, Web publishers, and other business professionals who want to demonstrate proficiency with Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the 9A0-150 exam?

A. There are no pre-requisites for the 9A0-150 exam.

Q. What credit does the 9A0-150 exam provide?

A. On successful completion of the exam, you will be an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE).

Q. Which certification does it cover?

A. After passing the 9A0-150 exam, you will earn credit towards the Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI), ACE Print Specialist, ACE Web Specialist, ACE Video Specialist, and ACE Master certifications.

Q. What are the areas on which the exam is focused?

A. The 9A0-150 exam tests the knowledge and skills of a candidate for using Photoshop CS5 software. It recognizes a candidate’s ability to use the features and functions of software to create attractive images, alter photographs and other artworks, retouch images, apply special effects on images, swap details between photos, and introduce text and logos in an image.

Q. What is the exam fee?

A. The cost of the exam is US$150. However, discounts may be available on the exam and you can get the details from your nearest Pearson VUE or Prometric Testing Center.

Q. Where can I take the exam?

A. Adobe exams may be taken at Pearson VUE or prometric testing centers. There are more than five thousand authorized testing centers in many countries. You can register your exam in any center by phone, on the Web, or in-person.

Q. How can I register for my exam?

A. After you purchase your exam voucher, you can contact an authorized prometric or Pearson VUE center to schedule your exam date, time, and location. You can book the exam within one year from the date of purchase of the voucher. The exam date may depend on your choice (and availability of slot) in your selected test center.

Q. Which type of exam is it? (Adaptive/Linear)

A. The 9A0-150 exam is in linear format.

Q. What are the types of questions asked in the exam?

A. Adobe exams are based on multiple-choice questions that contain four or more answer options. Multiple-choice questions are of three types, i.e., Multiple choice, Multiple response, and Sample directions. In addition, the exam also contains fill in the blank type of questions presented in multiple-choice format.

Q. How many questions are asked in the exam?

A. There are 64 questions in the exam.

Q. What is the duration of the exam?

A. The duration of the exam is approximately 60 to 120 minutes.

Q. What is the passing score?

A. To pass, you need to score 74%.

Q. What is the exam retake policy?

A. If you fail in the 9A0-150 exam, you will have to purchase a new exam voucher to retake the exam. There is no wait time fixed between the two attempts.

Q. When will I get my certification kit?

A. Your score is automatically reported to Adobe. On successful completion of the exam, you will receive your Welcome Kit within two to four weeks from the date you pass the exam.

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