9A0-088 : Adobe Illustrator CS4 Exam

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The Adobe Illustrator CS4 certification is an industry recognized vendor neutral credential. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills including ability to create multiple artboards is one of CS4's main additions, although still not equal to the true multiple page capability of Freehand.
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Adobe Illustrator CS4 Exam

Here's what you will get

The Adobe Illustrator CS4 certification exam is a standalone certification from Adobe with the exam code 9A0-088.

The certification is targeted at professionals involved in use the features and functions of the software to create attractive illustrations, alter images and other artworks, retouch images, apply special effects on images, and introduce text and logos in an image. The 9A0-088 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.

Candidate may take new version of the exam which is Adobe Illustrator CS5exam.

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Exam FAQs
What is the exam registration fee? 180
Where do I take the exam? The Adobe Illustrator CS4 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 65 questions.
What is the passing score? 65%

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy? If you fail in 9A0-088 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 Adobe Illustrator 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 9A0-088, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?

An Adobe 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, choose the correct document options or create a custom document profile.
  • Given a scenario, create a document template.
  • Given a scenario, save a document with the appropriate format and options.
  • Given a scenario, select the proper settings in the Preferences dialog box.
  • Given a scenario, create Guides, Grids, and use Smart Guides.
  • Manage Illustrator workspace and panels.
  • Build a document structure based on layers.
  • Given a scenario, choose a preview mode to visualize the document.
  • Customize keyboard shortcuts by using the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box.
  • Control object size and other options by using the control bar.
  • Given a scenario, create and use multiple artboards.
  • Given a scenario, work with multiple documents.
  • View and modify document metadata information.
  • Create and modify a vector object using the Pen tool and bezier controls.
  • Given a scenario, customize the Stroke panel settings to achieve the proper visual appearance.
  • Given a scenario, cut, erase or delete portions of an object by using the appropriate tool.
  • Use Isolation Mode to edit objects, groups, symbols, or layers.
  • Given a scenario, create either a clipping mask or layer clipping to hide parts of objects.
  • Given a scenario, use a mix of open/closed path, compound path, and compound shapes.
  • Align or distribute objects precisely on an artboard.
  • Select one or more objects and arrange their stacking order.
  • Modify an object with one or more transformation tools.
  • Create and apply a pattern swatch.
  • Record steps as a reusable Action.
  • Given a scenario, set up Color Management settings and proof color on screen.
  • Given a scenario, create or load swatches, organize them, and apply them to objects.
  • Apply transparency options to objects. (Options include Opacity, Color Mode, and Opacity mask)
  • Recolor and fine-tune artwork color by using Live Color.
  • Explore color combinations using Color Guide.
  • Given a scenario, use the appropriate tools to c...ify, save, and apply color gradients to objects.
  • Given a scenario, create the appropriate text ob...include point type, area text, and text on path)
  • Format type by using character and paragraph attributes.
  • Create and apply character and paragraph styles to text.
  • Use the Glyph and OpenType panels to obtain special characters.
  • Format a story. (Options include threading text frames and text wrap).
  • Locate or replace fonts inside a document.
  • Given a scenario, customize language dictionaries.
  • Given a scenario, adjust and apply hyphenation.
  • Given a scenario, adjust the appearance of objec... include fill, stroke, effect, and transparency)
  • Given a scenario, save and apply Graphic Styles.
  • Given a scenario, apply the appropriate Live Effect to an object.
  • Use the Eyedropper to copy attributes between elements.
  • Create and format a graph. (Options include entering data, controlling type options, and design)
  • Produce a smooth color mix by using and controlling a gradient mesh.
  • Given a scenario, adjust the settings for the Blend tool.
  • Given a scenario, choose or create the appropriate brush.
  • Create and use a symbol. (Options include placin...ng it, and manipulating it with Symbolism tools)
  • Import images into your document.
  • Manage assets with the Link panel.
  • Turn an image into a vector object with Live Trace.
  • Given a scenario, choose the proper settings to save illustrator artwork for Web or mobile devices.
  • Prepare a document for Flash authoring.
  • Given a scenario, export to SWF.
  • Analyze the content of a document by using the Document Info panel.
  • Use the Flattener Preview to preview and create ... to control the transparency flattening process.
  • Given a scenario, choose the correct overprinting options.
  • Preview and analyze on screen color separations.
  • Given a scenario, choose the correct print options and create custom print presets.
  • Given a scenario, choose the correct PDF presets or customize options.
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