Adobe® InDesign® (2020)


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Hands-On Labs
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Create new career opportunities by being Adobe InDesign certified with the Adobe InDesign course and lab. The lab provides a hands-on learning experience in a safe and online environment. The Adobe InDesign tutorial 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 guide and its learning resources help in mastering the skills for managing advanced page elements and other important skills.

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 candidates will have the skills to manage a team of entry-level production artists and suggest productivity enhancements. The exam objectives include designing a document with text, graphics, and color, building interactive documents, and preparing Documents for Print Output.


22+ Lessons | 121+ Quizzes | 113+ Flashcards | 113+ Glossary of terms


37+ Pre Assessment Questions | 2+ Full Length Tests | 38+ Post Assessment Questions | 75+ Practice Test Questions

Hands-On Labs

42+ LiveLab | 42+ Video tutorials | 03:14+ Hours

Video Lessons

10+ Videos | 21+ Minutes

Here's what you will learn

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Lessons 1: Introduction

  • Course-Specific Technical Requirements

Lessons 2: 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 3: 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 4: Customizing a Document

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

Lessons 5: Working with Page Elements

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

Lessons 6: Building Tables

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

Lessons 7: 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: Mapping Print & Digital Media Pu...Design CC 2019 Exam Objectives to Course Content

Appendix B: Productivity Enhancements

  • Topic A: Additional InDesign Tools

Lessons 10: Introduction

  • Course-Specific Technical Requirements

Lessons 11: Preparing Documents for Multiple Formats

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

Lessons 12: 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 13: Managing Styles

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

Lessons 14: Building Complex Paths

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

Lessons 15: 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 16: 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 17: Publishing InDesign Files for Other Formats and Customizing Print Settings

  • Topic A: Export PDF Files for Print
  • Topic B: Export Interactive PDF Files
  • 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: Mapping Print & Digital Media Public...Design CC 2019 Exam Objectives to Course Content

Appendix B: Productivity Enhancements

  • Topic A: InDesign Productivity Enhancements

Appendix C: InDesign Language Support

Appendix D: Extension Manager

Lessons 22: Interactive Exercises: Smart Chats

Hands-on LAB Activities

Getting Started with InDesign

  • Opening a File in Adobe InDesign and Exploring its Interface
  • Changing the InDesign Workspace
  • Using the InDesign Navigation Controls

Designing a Document

  • Creating a New Document
  • Adding Text to a Document
  • Adding Graphics to a Document

Customizing a Document

  • Formatting Characters and Paragraphs
  • Apply Colors, Swatches, and Gradients
  • Creating and Applying Styles

Working with Page Elements

  • Arranging and Aligning Objects
  • Applying Layers
  • Transforming and Manipulating an Object
  • Threading Text Frames
  • Editing Text

Building Tables

  • Creating a New Table
  • Formatting a Table

Preparing a Document for Delivery

  • Resolving Errors in a Document
  • Exporting Files for Printing and the Web

Preparing Documents for Multiple Formats

  • Building Alternate Layouts of a Document
  • Linking Content

Managing Advanced Page Elements

  • Creating Repeating Content
  • Changing Text Layouts
  • Creating Transparency
  • Using Anchored Objects and the Library

Managing Styles

  • Managing Styles

Building Complex Paths

  • Creating a Bezier Path
  • Creating a Clipping Path
  • Creating a Compound Path

Managing External Files and Creating Dynamic Documents

  • Importing External Layered Files
  • Creating Document Sections
  • Inserting Text Variables
  • Creating an Interactive Document

Managing Long Documents

  • Creating a Book
  • Building a Table of Contents
  • Creating Hyperlinks and Cross–References
  • Generating an Index and Inserting Footnotes

Publishing InDesign Files for Other Formats and Customizing Print Settings

  • Exporting PDF Files for Print
  • Exporting Interactive PDF Files
  • Exporting Files for the Web
  • Managing Colors
  • Previewing the Print Output
  • Creating Print Presets

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


Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification exam retake policies are:

  • 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.
  • This policy applies to both voucher-based and site-license-based Certiport centers.
  • All original vouchers must be used prior to their expiration dates, without exception.
  • Retake vouchers must be used within 60 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.

Three years

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