Become an Adobe Captivate Specialist!

July 20, 2018
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Become an Adobe Captivate Specialist!

Guide 4 posts
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July 20, 2018

Adobe Captivate Specialist

The Adobe Captivate Specialist certificate program is back on popular demand. We brought to you the first instance of this program alongside the Adobe eLearning Conference earlier this year in Washington DC, and the event was a runaway success.

We are happy to announce the second installment of  this program alongside our 11th Adobe Learning Summit on October 3, 2018 in Las Vegas. Take advantage of this opportunity and reserve your seats now. (these fill up real fast!). Here are some high level pieces of information to help your decision making process:

– The Adobe Captivate Specialist program is on Oct 3, 2018, at the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas (Ticket price – $499)

– Co-located with the Adobe Learning Summit on Oct 4, 2018 (complimentary registration!!)

– Upon registering, prior to the classroom session, you will receive a comprehensive pre-work module of 100+ tutorials, these learning resources stay with you even after the classroom program

– On Oct 3, attend an on-site class & get hands-on experience working with the latest Adobe Captivate

– These classes are taught by top Adobe Captivate experts, like Dr. Pooja Jaisingh

– At the end of the class, you will have to take an online assessment and upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate and badge (On Oct 4, at the Adobe Learning Summit) from Adobe in endorsement of your achievement

Don’t miss this opportunity to stand out among your peers and leave a mark! Register Now & block your seat.

All Program Details for the 11th Adobe Learning Summit & Adobe Captivate Specialist are available here –

https://summit.elearning.adobeevents.com/?sdid=JQVGW9GP&mv=display

Please write to everythingelearning@adobe.com if you need assistance in registering large teams.

I look forward to seeing you in Vegas!

Gourav Sinha

Sr. Product Marketing Manager | Adobe

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2018-12-18 00:33:37
2018-12-18 00:33:37

Is there more than one location where this training is available?

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mibé
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2018-12-18 19:50:49
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mibé
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The next session will be in Washington DC, however rumor has it that there will be additional events in 2019.

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Paul Wilson
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2019-01-03 20:35:57
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Paul Wilson
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It would be great to have a calendar of when this is being offered. It sounds interesting and I’d like to find a time when I could attend. I’d also appreciate it as an online cohort.

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Paul Wilson
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2019-02-15 21:55:13
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Paul Wilson
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Paul are you running the session?  Also do you know if there are ever opportunities to bring this program into a company?

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2019-02-15 22:25:50
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As far as I know, there will be four of us running a session each in Washington DC. There have been preliminary talks about expanding the program to other times and locations outside of Adobe live events like the conference. Reach out to me through my website at CaptivateTeacher.com if you would like to learn about other ways you can get trained in Adobe Captivate.

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2018-10-22 19:16:28
2018-10-22 19:16:28

There needs to be an online version.

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2018-11-05 14:47:57
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I agree. From what I’ve been told, this is a blended learning. Coursework is done at home. The classroom session is a chance to reinforce what you’ve learned and get your questions answered. If you really do the coursework, passing the exam should be a breeze!

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2018-10-17 14:22:58
2018-10-17 14:22:58

Will there be an online version soon?

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2018-10-18 09:37:47
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There might be an online version in the future. Until such time, Adobe will continue to offer classroom sessions to students who can travel to these events. The next scheduled class is going to be in Washington D.C. on March 12th, 2019.

https://carahevents.carahsoft.com/adobeELconf/Custom?id=70

The reason they presently offer the Adobe Captivate Specialist program only through live events is that for this type of certification learners need to write the final exam in person. If and when Adobe works out how to offer proctored exam locations all around the world, an online version of the course would be possible.

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2018-08-09 18:32:23
2018-08-09 18:32:23

Will there be an online version eventually? Can’t afford to travel.

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2018-08-08 17:36:31
2018-08-08 17:36:31

Any plan to host the program in Canada?

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2018-08-07 14:30:27
2018-08-07 14:30:27

We would love a live course in Chicago! I have several friends and co-workers interested!

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2018-08-09 08:41:06
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bridgetc60634
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It is not really a ourse, but a quick demo to repeat features followed by an assessment.You cannot have a course about all those subjects in one da, eeds at least 4 full days.

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2018-07-27 18:22:03
2018-07-27 18:22:03

Is there a problem with the registration? I keep trying to sign up for the summit and captivate session with no success. I continually get an “unexpected error” message. Any help with this?

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2018-07-25 11:36:36
2018-07-25 11:36:36

I would like to know if an online course will be available in the future. Also if you are planning to offer this in the NYC area in the coming months?

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2018-07-26 13:23:34
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66822
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Hello, we offered it in DC earlier this year and will likely offer multiple instances of this on the east coast in the next year for sure. We are considering an online course as well, but we do not have more details than that at this point. Thanks!

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2018-08-02 07:17:37
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An online course would be great, I live in the UK, so an online version would make it accessible to me.

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2018-07-23 12:56:56
2018-07-23 12:56:56

What about separate levels of the specialist program? Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert, Master…

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2018-07-24 09:45:37
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Hi Greg, The Captivate Specialist Program is a singular certificate that is awarded to folks based on achieving a certain level of proficiency – so there are no levels. However, what we shall do to take care of folks at various points in the expertise curve is to create custom cohorts and put them in separate classes so the pedagogy style & speed can be managed well. Please let me know if you have any other questions, happy to help.

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2018-07-21 08:00:49
2018-07-21 08:00:49

Since I am not a native English speaker, I am puzzled by the word ‘specialist’ in this name? Looked up definitions and found:
A specialist is a person who concentrates primarily on a particular subject or activity; a person highly skilled in a specific and restricted field.
A specialist is a person possessing or involving detailed knowledge or study of a restricted topic.
When looking at the programme for this certification I see a long list of basic topics/subjects, no deep exploring of any subject. Why do you use this name if there is no specialism but more an all over test of basic skills?
To illustrate my question: I consider myself to have a good overall knowledge of Captivate. On some subjects i could claim to be a specialist: shared actions (and their parameters), variables, advanced actions, timeline, themes, quizzes. Although I use JS whenever CP’s functionality is limited, I I am not a JS specialist. Although I use Animate and Audition to create assets, I am not a specialist. In roundtripping with Photoshop and PS itself, I can say that I’m a specialist as well.

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2018-07-21 21:53:15
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Lieve, sometimes in the corporate world, the term specialist is used to describe someone who has chosen a specific subset of the business to focus on in their careers. When I worked for Canada’s largest telecommunications company, the entry-level position in Learning and Design included “specialist” in the name. Could there be more for them to learn? Absolutely, but I would submit that someone who has convinced their manager to send them to Las Vegas for this session is serious about specialising in Adobe Captivate for their immediate future.

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2018-07-21 21:56:53
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Paul Wilson
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Ethymologically this is not the correct use for ‘specialist’, sorry about that. Maybe it is in North America, but not in Europe!

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Lieve Weymeis
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2018-07-22 00:19:00
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Lieve Weymeis
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Well since Las Vegas, Nevada, which is definitely in North America, is where Adobe is offering the course, I think most would be okay with the title. I noticed you didn’t suggest any alternatives. Just curious, If they offered such a course in Europe, what would you call it?

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2018-07-24 09:51:16
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Paul Wilson
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Jumping in on the thread Paul and Lieve.

Hi Lieve, the name Specialist is not out place primarily because this program is not another workshop that you can attend and get a certificate of “attendance”. This certificate and badge is awarded in recognition of the detailed pre-course work a candidate is required to undertake and then put those concepts into practice before successfully completing an assessment. Only after someone has completed all of these steps, do they get to earn this title and the accompanying certificate and badge. For people like you who are at the absolute pinnacle of their trade, we call them “experts” 🙂

I also agree with Paul’s comments on the fact that someone who is taking the effort to go through this is clearly serious about getting better at what they do.

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2018-07-26 13:36:00
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Gourav, you seem to misunderstand what I wrote. This certificate is an ‘all round’ certificate for what I call basic skills over all aspects of Captivate. Quoting one of the reactions of a certified person:
“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. ”
My problem is with the name ‘specialist’, which is meant for someone who has expertise in a specific domain of something, in this case Captivate. That is my problem. CC applications have also a certificate for this type of level ‘Adobe Associate Certificate’. I don’t really like that name neither, but at least it is not confusing.
As for ACE where the word ‘expert’ is (mis)used, will not talk about that here.
I was happy to see that our discussion in DC has been taken into consideration for future enhancement of the ‘learning day’ preceding this certificate. Thanks!

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2018-07-20 23:36:06
2018-07-20 23:36:06

Question: Are there any plans in the future to make the opportunity to “Become an Adobe Captivate Specialist” available as online training classes that includes earning a certificate and badge from Adobe?

There seems to already be an existing online assessment available after the training classes have been taken.

This would open up opportunities for those that cannot physically attend the events or afford travel expenses.
Thanks

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2018-07-24 09:53:18
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Hi Veem,
Great suggestion and let me admit that, we are considering launching an online version of this program in due course of time. I do not have any more details on the timing or the program at this moment, but we are exploring the same. Having said that, there will be ample value differentiation between the online and face-to-face program, whenever we launch it.

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