The Adobe Flash CS6 Course is designed to help students wanting to learn more about using the Adobe Flash multimedia software package. Adobe Flash is predominately used for the authoring of vector graphics, animation and games which can be viewed, played and executed in Adobe Flash Player.

The course covers the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Interactive Media Using Adobe Flash Professional exam objectives but can also be used as a learning resource for the Adobe Certified Expert exam.

The course consists of Adobe ACE Courses books, student exercise files which are emailed to the student and online iPassExam Test Prep Software (3 Month License).

The course consists of the following items:

Adobe Flash CS6 Basics Course Book:

The basic course book is designed to give students an overview of Adobe Flash CS6 and will teach how to create new files and publish applications to SWF files. Students will also learn how to draw in Flash, how to create and adjust vector paths and how to use symbols and imported assets. Finally this section of the course also shows how to work with layers, frames, and the timeline and the basics of creating animations in Flash.

  • Unit 1: Getting Started

Learn how to: Identify the capabilities of Flash CS6 and the files it generates, and identify components of the Flash CS6 environment. Create a new file from a template and set Stage properties. Publish a Flash application as a SWF file and insert it into a Web page.

  • Unit 2: Drawing in Flash

Learn how to: Understand the differences between bitmap and vector graphics. Create, format and manipulate drawing objects and shapes, create and modify freeform shapes, and use pattern tools. Create and edit vector paths with pencil, pen, and subselection tools.

  • Unit 3: Symbols and imported assets

Learn how to: Create and work with symbols. Import graphics and other assets.

  • Unit 4: Layers and frames

Learn how to: Use layers to manage content in a Flash application. Add frames and keyframes to the timeline.

  • Unit 5: Animation

Learn how to: Work with motion tweens, classic tweens, and shape tweens. Optimise graphics for animation and faster download speeds. Work with nested movie clip animations.

Adobe Flash CS6 Advanced Course Book:

The advanced course book teaches the fundamentals of ActionScript and object-oriented programming. Students will learn how to plan and manage Flash projects, and how to work with text, load external content, and use ActionScript code libraries. This course book also shows how to add video and audio to applications, how to debug and test applications, and how to publish to different platforms, including Adobe AIR and HTML5.

  • Unit 1: Planning and managing Flash projects

Learn how to: Understand the different platforms, Flash videos codecs, and Adobe native extensions. Understand Flash projects. Work with the Flash library.

  • Unit 2: Introduction to ActionScript

Learn how to: Use ActionScript to control a movie clip’s properties and make a movie clip move in response to a button click. Create a Document class and extend the MovieClip class.

  • Unit 3: Content and libraries

Learn how to: Learn how to: Work with text. Load external content. Work with ActionScript libraries.

  • Unit 4: Adding video and audio

Learn how to: Add interactivity on the timeline and insert a video into an application. Add and synchronise audio.

  • Unit 5: Testing and publishing

Learn how to: Debug Flash applications. Test mobile content. Assess and simulate performance. Publish to Adobe AIR. Publish to HTML5.

Student Files:

Once enrolled students will receive a support email giving them access to their student files and to PowerPoint presentations relevant to the content of each unit. These files are also available through a student page and can be sent on disk on request.

Free iPassExam Test Prep Software (3 Month License):

iPassExam has both Question Banks and Sample papers. Both are designed to address specific needs of your learning experience.

Question Banks: The iPassExam question banks contain hundreds of questions categorised to match the official Adobe ACE syllabus. When working in Question Bank mode your response gets immediately marked so you can see if you selected the correct option. If your response was incorrect you will be shown the correct option plus you will be presented with an explanation that provides additional detail on the topic addressed in the question. In addition you will be presented with a "peer response" graph that gives you a visual presentation of how your peers chose to answer the question.

Sample Paper: The "Mock Exam" is a simulation of the actual exam. This resource should be completed after completing the question bank to test if your ready for the actual ACE exam. All the questions are new questions (not used in the question bank). The exam is timed and you don’t get to see the correct answer until you complete the exam and all your answers are submitted. On completing the exam you are presented with your grade and are able to review your responses so you can see what questions you had incorrect (unlike the real exam). You can resit the mock exam 25 times, each time the answers and options are randomised, to prevent learning by memorisation.

Prerequisites:

There are no particular entry requirements as the course is set out for beginners although students will require their own version of Adobe Flash CS6 to complete the course.

APPLE MAC USERS: We recommend this course is completed on a PC with the Windows Operating System. The course can be run on an Apple Macs using software such as Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop 7, VMware fusion or CrossOver Mac although we cannot support any issues that may occur with PC-Based software running on a Mac.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time. The courses are designed as self-study courses but if you have any problems you can email our support service. As the course is self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer, and we do not impose a cut-off date for study.

Qualification:

Adobe Certified AssociateOn completion of the course students can apply for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Interactive Media using Adobe Flash Professional CS6 Examination. The course can also be used as a learning resource for the Adobe Flash ACE 9A0-307 Examination.

ACA Examinations must be sat at a registered Certiport testing centre and are currently £65.00. ACE Examinations must be sat at a registered Pearson VUE testing centre and are currently £115.00 + VAT each.

You can locate testing centres and schedule appointments on their Website:

Pearson VUE - http://pearsonvue.com/

Certiport - http://www.certiport.com/

Please Note: We advise students to keep checking on the availability of Adobe ACE Exams. Adobe do not usually announce retirement dates for their certification programme tests so we cannot advise when any Adobe tests will be retired.

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