Flash Certification and Courses

Courses in Flash can teach you how to create flashing ads and interactive images for use on websites and can even lead to certification. Keep reading to find out more. Schools offering Animation degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

You can study the many Flash products available through a variety of learning options. Schools offer individual classes and training programs. You may also find training programs through private businesses. Certificates are available to train you for individual programs.

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Programs Private companies, as well as schools, offer courses or certificate programs
Certification Certification credentials are available for Flash, Adobe Flash CS4 suite, Adobe Flash Lite 2.0 Mobile Developer, Flash MX 2004 or 2005. General certificates are also available at the associate and expert level

Where Can I Find Flash Courses?

Several colleges and universities provide Flash training that can prepare you for certification. This training may be in the form of continuing education courses or multimedia arts and Web design certificate programs. Companies that have developed Flash, such as Adobe, also provide Flash training.

What Will I Learn?

In continuing education courses you'll learn how to work with Flash's drawing tools. Some courses may cover ActionScript, a programming language specific to the Flash Platform. You can also learn about some of the following areas:

  • Tweening
  • Flash timeline-based features
  • Keyframes in Flash
  • Animated clips
  • Linking of Flash movies together for presentation

What Other Courses Can I Find?

Flash courses in a multimedia arts or Web design certificate program include topics in website design basics and typography fundamentals. You can also learn how to work with Fireworks or other applications used with Flash. Adobe offers online study guides and webinars on topics ranging from Flash's basic drawing tools to global error handling. The company also offers training sessions at local training centers.

Some other course topics you might find are listed below:

  • 3D effects
  • Sound
  • Animations
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver
  • HTML and XHTML basics
  • Color management
  • Digital imaging
  • Digital video editing

Can I Take Courses Online?

Many schools offer Web design certificate programs and Flash continuing education courses online. You may need to have Macromedia Flash MX 2004, Macromedia Flash Pro or Macromedia Flash Basic software installed on your computer. Basic computer skills are also required for online classes.

What Kinds of Certification Can I Earn?

Adobe offers the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) credential to those who can pass an entry-level exam covering the software of their choice. Flash certification is available through the Rich Media Communication with Adobe Flash Professional CS5 exam.

You can earn the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) credential by passing a more advanced exam, also in the software of your choice. Certification exams are available for the Adobe Flash CS4 suite and Adobe Flash Lite 2.0 Mobile Developer. Also available is the Macromedia Flash MX Designer Certification Examination for those who want to be certified in Flash MX 2004 or 2005.

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