9A0-152 : After Effects CS5

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The Adobe AfterEffects CS5 certification is an industry recognized credential. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills in user interface and workflows, importing and organizing footage items, working with other software and dynamic link, projects and compositions, working with layers in the timeline etc.
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After Effects CS5

Here's what you will get

The AfterEffects CS5 certification exam is a standalone certification from Adobe with the exam code 9A0-152. The certification is targeted at professionals who want to demonstrate proficiency with Adobe After Effects CS5. Successful candidates for the Adobe After Effects certification have experience in creating motion graphics and visual effects. The candidates will also have knowledge to animate, alter, and composite media in 2D and 3D space with various built-in tools.

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Exam FAQs
What is the exam registration fee? 180
Where do I take the exam? The AfterEffects CS5 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 liner, fact based, multiple choice, adaptive and simulation.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam? There are no technical pre-requisites for this certification.
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 73 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 140 minutes
What is the passing score? 65%

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the AfterEffects CS5 certification, Adobe's retake policy is:

  • If a Candidate fails their first attempt to pass any Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification exam, there is no waiting period for retaking the failed exam a second time.
  • If a Candidate does not pass the exam the second time, the candidate must wait for a period of at least five calendar days from the date of their last attempt to retake the exam a third or any subsequent time.
  • All original vouchers must be used prior to their expiration dates, without exception.
  • Retake vouchers must be used within 30 days of the initial failed exam. If a retake was purchased, the retake voucher is sent by email after a failed exam.
  • 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.
What is the validity of the certification? The AfterEffects CS5 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 9A0-152, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?

An AfterEffects CS5 certified professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Fashion Photographer
  • Graphics designer,
  • Web publisher

Here's what you will learn

  • Given a scenario, configure a workspace.
  • Tools panel
  • Given a scenario, explain how to manage duplicate footage and undo history.
  • List and describe the process and options available for previewing compositions and footage.
  • Discuss ways to determine the footage field order
  • Discuss cross-platform project considerations
  • Discuss different options for importing files to the project
  • Given a scenario, explain how to replace an existing footage item
  • Importing files from other Adobe applications
  • Working with other supported file types
  • Discuss export of content for use in Adobe Flash
  • Link and create compositions using Adobe Dynamic Link
  • Discuss the uses of a template project
  • Given a scenario, explain how to create and view compositions
  • Given a scenario, explain how to control thumbnails in the Project panel
  • Explain the purpose and uses of the composition navigator bar
  • Given a scenario, discuss the ability to update layers in other Adobe applications
  • Discuss the methods of selecting, moving, and aligning layers in the timeline
  • Explain how to use individual position properties for a layer
  • List and describe the advantages of Null objects
  • Given a description, choose which one of the transform modes will deliver the required result
  • Given a scenario, explain the methods of a sizing a solid layer
  • Given a scenario, explain the uses of standard preview
  • Discuss ways to speed up the performance when working with complicated compositions
  • Explain the ways to avoid rendering unnecessary pixels
  • Discuss the effects of changing the zero point (origin) for the rulers
  • Describe the functionality of the unified camera tool
  • Discuss viewing and orienting 3D layers
  • Explain a setting in the Camera Dialog box
  • Given a scenario, explain how to rig a camera by using parenting and/or null objects
  • List and describe High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Color management advantages
  • Explain how to assign a color profile to a footage item
  • Discuss ways to keep colors as broadcast-safe
  • Discuss attributes in the brushes panel
  • Discuss ways to affect the interpolation of vertices on a mask
  • Given a scenario, explain how to apply a motion blur to a mask
  • Discuss ways to use a mask to create position keyframes
  • Rotoscope a foreground object from the background by using the Roto brush
  • Identify and explain options in the line cap for strokes
  • Alter shapes with path operations
  • Discuss the operation of Wiggle Transform for a shape layer
  • Discuss and explain fill and stroke creation
  • Describe the purpose of the first vertex of a path
  • List and describe the options available for formatting fill and stroke
  • Discuss the purpose of a value under the range selector properties
  • Explain the process of animating text by using multiple selectors
  • Configure transparency values and blend modes where multiple layers or masks intersect
  • Discuss the use of a garbage matte
  • Given a scenario, explain how to use transparent pixels on one layer to affect another
  • Discuss ways to prepare footage when working with keying effects
  • Describe different methods to save an animation preset
  • Suggest a solution for warning icons in the effects panel
  • Name effects that can use a native 3D comp camera
  • Discuss options and categories in the Effects & Presets panel
  • Discuss the operations of common effects properties
  • Color Finesse Effect dialog box
  • Discus options for defining markers on the timeline
  • Explain the different appearance of markers in the timeline
  • List and describe video formats which support XMP metadata upon import
  • Explain the process required for adding cue points to the timeline when exporting to FLV
  • Alert message about the memory or display
  • Discuss Render Multiple Frames Simultaneously
  • Memory requirements
  • Discuss the main use of the Caps Lock key
  • Describe a scenario for choosing two track points at the same time
  • Explain the operation of buttons and options in the Tracker Panel
  • Given a scenario, explain the use of the Parallel Corner Pin
  • Explain the process for motion tracking hand drawn masks by using the Mocha v2 plug-in
  • List a number of arguments that can be plugged into a given expression
  • Explain how to temporarily disable an expression
  • Given a scenario, discuss when to use an Array object
  • Explain the purpose of motion graphs related to expressions
  • Describe the options for a rendering process in After Effects
  • Given a scenario, configure appropriate options in the Render Queue panel to render a movie
  • Explain how to arrange and re-import render files
  • List supported features of OpenGL rendering