We are pleased to announce that Adobe Captivate Specialist Certificate Program is now coming to a city near you. You can now pick a date and city from the Adobe Captivate Specialist Calendar where you plan to attend the full-day hands-on workshop. This program will be delivered by top Adobe Captivate experts. Successful completion of the course and assessment will help you earn a badge and certificate, which shall serve as an excellent professional medallion for you and truly endorse your expertise in Adobe Captivate. The badge and certificate which you can share in your social and professional networks will help boost your professional profile. By the end of the full-day session, you will have mastered how to create :
- Scenario-based learning
- Compliance training
- Responsive eLearning courses
- Video demonstrations and interactive videos
- Virtual reality training and 360 learning experiences
- Software simulations
- Click- and drag-based interactions
- Assessment and knowledge check questions
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Can you explain what you mean? I don’t believe personally that canned training (same for everyone, same goals, same content) is the most efficient way to upgrade your skills for Captivate. However, if you need a certification for some reasons, it seems to be the only way. In that case I agree that it is not fair to organize this only in one continent. BTW no one ever asked me for a certification, there are other ways to prove your real skills in eLearning and Captivate.
Are exams for Captivate Specialist Certification offered to take in an online-proctored environment or with local business authorized to offer them? The one for Houston is full, and I’m wondering if I could just take the exam. Are there any more of these coming back to Houston any time soon?
Are there plans for advanced courses/certifications for Captivate? My only reservation in signing up for the Specialist level is that, as others have observed, the concern about spending that much time and money only to be in a course covering the most basic concepts. I’ve attended the Adobe Learning Summits for several years and each time there is a Captivate session it seems very basic – which is fine for those just getting started, but frustrating if you have some experience. Thanks!
I have been presenting ‘rather’ advanced sessions at the Summits, not advanced enough?
As I wrote before: it is difficult to have ‘advanced’ courses, don’t believe a canned training nor programme can be suitable for any developer. That is probably already the case for this basic certificate.
More than just the ACE for Captivate were killed. BTW I took that ertification once, long time ago and found it totally useless. Both the terms ‘specialist’ and ‘expert’ are simply misleading but that is my personal opinion. You don’t become an expert by learning some (outdated) Help documentation by heart, a one-day demonstration , not a real flipped class (which would be possible since there are learning assets to prepare) is to me just getting an overview of the features of Captivare, can be great for newbies.
Totally agree i just attended the Vegas course and was very disappointed. The overview just mirrors the videos, extremely rushed, freezing cold room with loud music coming in from the pool… not a good learning environment. Could have done the online assessment after watching the videos and saved a lot of money and travel time…
From the previous comments, I can see that there’s a lot of interest in an online certification program. I’m all for it ! I hope this idea hasn’t been abandoned. Besides, Captivate is for e-learning, isn’t it ? And as for certification value, if there is a set of skills defined and the test checking them included, it’s perfectly possible. Microsoft has certificates for a few knowledge paths, Cisco as well and it works. Certainly, the certificate itself doesn’t work magic. There’s a lot more to it. But the idea is worth considering.
The resulting credential is housed on a site called https://info.credly.com and can be linked to your Linkedin account for existing or potential hiring managers to confirm.
Here are the details: https://elearning.adobe.com/2019/04/get-adobe-captivate-specialist-certification/
I’m sitting in this training right now, and I could TEACH this training. This is very basic. My company is paying for it, I get a couple days out of the office, and they will be impressed when I return with a “Specialist” certificate. I’m working on practicing some other techniques right now. The instructor is OK, but this is basically Captivate 101 – if that – maybe Captivate 10 or so.
Is there plans to have a Specialist Certification for those that are expert level Captivate users? Similar to the certifications you offer for Photoshop, etc? That would be useful and something I would be interested in.
I do think calling someone attending a 1-day training (regardless of how much pre-work there is) a Specialist. That will water down the title for those of us that actually are Specialists. FYI – I handle the Captivate training/technical support for the ID team at American Express and I can tell you that after receiving my training and a year of regular Captivate use, there are few I would call a Specialist.
It looks like this is it. The whole ACE thing it seems is a thing of the past. No ACE exam for Captivate since V8 and the same thing on the CC side, nothing new since 2105 yet major revisions since then. The ACE exam price point was $180 US – the specialists $499 US
Are there sample quizzes or test to run through before doing the final certification test that give you one shot at it,If you fail you have to pay again and do it all over, which i do not agree with. I’ve finished the course and found after ever module there were no quizzes, just one video after another.
Ok, so if I, and others, (like Lieve) can already do all these things in CP 2017, and more, and build courses on a daily basis with Captivate, can I have my certificate please?
I know how to do all tasks in the topics of your course. Why should I pay $500 for a pdf file?
Sure, Alexandre, what is mentioned in this programme is what I include in a basic training of 4 days, but including of course the Timeline to start with. I do not really see why this would lead to a ‘specialist’. Building themes (not templates, too much issues at this moment) is my third priority, after Quizzes.
I do coach intermediate and advanced courses, but never in a classroom setting, always personalized. I find that the most efficient way to upgrade skill levels for Captivate.
As an instructor/educator/developer, I have to agree with Lieve. Covering this amount of content in any substantive detail in a single day? – compared to 4 days training — at best call it demonstrated capability at an ” Associate or User” level.
I am also in agreement with Alexandre – topics like suggested would make it worthwhile to use a day of my time to seek a “Specialist” designation.
Hi Lieve & others, the course is designed in a way where all registrants will get access to the course material well in advance of the classroom session, and will be given clear instructions on what to prepare before they come to the classroom session. The expectation (like most advanced classroom pedagogy styles) is that learners come prepared to class, so they can make the best use of classroom time with the instructor to dive deep into the concepts.
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Gourav, I used flipped classes in college before the word appeared publicly. It was the main reason I have searched for an application that allowed me to offer assets to the students to use before coming to the classroom, and work out projects and assessments in the classroom. I was very lucky to discover Captivate, version 1 at that moment and I used if for those self-study and self-assessment assets for a lot of applications I had to coach: Photoshop, MS Project, MS Excel, AutoCad etc… Is there a ‘pretest’ for this certificate and a fial assessment?
Lieve: if at some point I get an employer ready to spend the amount of money required for an employee’s personalized development plan, I will most probably want to take one of your personalized courses.
I am very slowly building a portfolio to showcase my skills and to provide freely as to help others develop advanced materials, and in the unlikely event that my current employer would pay for this, I’d hit you up with a request soon using that portfolio for you to identify my strengths and weaknesses. I don’t have high hopes, though.
I will echo Lieve’s statement about Timeline and Shared Actions.
On the other hand, this sounds like an intro course, the kind I would give to my staff who never worked with e-learning to be able to build basic e-learning modules. It’s useful and necessary for sure, and I definitely encourage this, but are intermediary and advanced level courses/certifications planned eventually for those of us who want to learn the much more advanced interactions?
Maybe I’m a bit greedy, but I would really benefit from such a course.
Where is the Timeline as subject? It is clear from the questions on the forums that lack of understanding the Timeline is the first cause of frustrations and problems for Captivate users. You don’t mention shared actions, but I understand that you cannot squeeze eerything in one day. Shared actions are IMO lot more flexible and powerful than advanced actions in many situations.
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