Adobe® InDesign® (2020)

(Indesign-2020.AD1) / ISBN : 9781644592144

This course includes

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

Hand on lab

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

Video Lessons

10+ Videos | 21+ Minutes

Here's what you will learn

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  • Course-Specific Technical Requirements

  • Topic A: Identify Components of the InDesign Interface
  • Topic B: Customize the InDesign Interface
  • Topic C: Apply the Navigation Controls and Set Preferences
  • Summary

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • Topic A: Resolve Errors in a Document
  • Topic B: Export Files for Printing and for the Web
  • Summary

  • Topic A: Additional InDesign Tools

  • Course-Specific Technical Requirements

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

  • Topic A: Create Repeating Content
  • Topic B: Change Text Layouts
  • Topic C: Create Transparency
  • Topic D: Anchor Objects and Manage a Library
  • Summary

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

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

  • Topic A: Import External Files
  • Topic B: Create Document Sections
  • Topic C: Insert Text Variables
  • Topic D: Create Interactive Documents
  • Summary

  • 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

  • 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

  • Topic A: InDesign Productivity Enhancements

Hands-on LAB Activities

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

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

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

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

  • Creating a New Table
  • Formatting a Table

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

  • Building Alternate Layouts of a Document
  • Linking Content

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

  • Managing Styles

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

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

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

  • 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.

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