9A0-086 : Adobe InDesign CS4 Exam

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The Adobe Indesign CS4 certification is an industry recognized vendor neutral credential. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills including troubleshooting, managing and fixing issues related to InDesign CS4 technology.
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Adobe InDesign CS4 Exam

Here's what you will get

The Adobe InDesign CS4 certification exam is a standalone certification from Adobe with the exam code 9A0-086.

The certification is targeted at professionals involved in creating posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. Its principal users are designers and graphics production artists. The 9A0-086 exam is for the CS4 version of Adobe InDesign. The exam covers laying out a document, working with text, working with tables, managing graphics etc.

The new version of this certification Adobe InDesign CS5 is released. Click here for more information.

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Exam FAQs
What is the exam registration fee? 180
Where do I take the exam? The 9A0-086 exam is administered by Pearson Vue at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam? The exam consists of linear, fact based, situational and multiple choice questions.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam? There are no technical pre-requisites of this certification.
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 62 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 105 minutes
What is the passing score? 69%

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy? If you fail in 9A0-086 exam, you will have to purchase a new exam voucher to retake the exam. There is no wait time fixed between the two attempts.
What is the validity of the certification? The InDesign CS4 certification has no expiration. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes their policy.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the 9A0-086, click here.
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?

An InDesign CS4 certified person has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • System Integrator
  • Developer

Here's what you will learn

  • Given a scenario, work with master pages.
  • Use Quick Apply to assign styles and choose menu commands.
  • Use Layers to organize the structure of a document.
  • Explain the process of using Data Merge to build...port data into a final InDesign or PDF document.
  • Create and use a snippet file.
  • Modify and transform objects by using the transformation tools and the Control panel.
  • Use the Info panel to find hidden or non-obvious information about your document.
  • Create, apply, and modify an object style.
  • Create, edit, and manipulate text on a path.
  • Describe the use of Smart Guides.
  • Arrange multiple document windows.
  • Insert special characters by using the Type menu, Glyph panel, or context menu.
  • Adjust the look of text inside a text frame by using Text Frame Options.
  • Manipulate text flow by using text threading, smart text reflow, resizing, and text wrap.
  • Given a scenario, create and apply styles in an automated fashion.
  • Create a basic GREP expression for find/change or GREP styles without having to write code.
  • Create a user dictionary and populate it with custom words.
  • Import an RTF or Word file and map style names to styles in the current document.
  • Assign and format automatic bullets or numbering to paragraphs.
  • Given a scenario, set up a document or frame-based baseline grid.
  • Make a dynamically changing running head.
  • Given a feature, avoid widows, orphans, and other typographic problems.
  • Modify tables.
  • Edit and format a table.
  • Create, apply, import, modify, and organize cell and table styles.
  • Update the information in a table when the original data has changed.
  • Given a scenario, determine the best settings for choosing and placing an image.
  • Locate the XMP metadata for an image placed in InDesign.
  • Determine the current resolution for a placed image.
  • Hide or show layers in placed PSD, AI, INDD, and..., and discuss how image transparency is handled.
  • Manage placed files by using the Links panel.
  • Explain the use of named swatches versus unnamed colors.
  • Given a scenario, create, modify, and apply grad... or text using the appropriate panels and tools.
  • Describe how and why to create mixed inks.
  • Assign transparency effects to stroke, fill, and image/text individually.
  • Given a scenario, choose the best course of action to manage color.
  • Insert and format footnotes in a document.
  • Create a book in a book panel and paginate the documents.
  • Synchronize master pages, styles, and swatches in a book.
  • Define and insert text variables.
  • Create and apply text conditions and condition sets.
  • Create and apply cross-references, edit cross-reference format.
  • Select the appropriate options for exporting to XFL for use in Flash CS4.
  • Create interactivity for an InDesign document that will be exported as a PDF document.
  • Create functional hyperlinks in exported PDF documents or SWF files.
  • Apply and customize page transitions for exported PDF documents or SWF files.
  • Select the appropriate options for exporting to XHTML for use on a Web site.
  • Define and assign XML tags, and export an XML file.
  • Map styles to tags and XML tags to styles using the Tags panel and the Structure view.
  • Troubleshoot common printing issues by using Live Preflight.
  • Troubleshoot common printing issues by using the Separations Preview panel.
  • Troubleshoot common transparency printing issues by using the Flattener Preview panel.
  • Given a scenario, choose the appropriate Print dialog box options.
  • Given a scenario, choose the appropriate PDF Preset or PDF Export settings.
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