Learn Desktop Publishing with Adobe InDesign CC

The Adobe InDesign CC Course is designed for students who want to learn more about this industry standard desktop publishing software package. In this course you will learn to use Adobe InDesign CC to create and deliver professional looking printed and interactive documents.

This course covers the Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign exam objectives to help students prepare for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam.

The course consists of 2 Adobe InDesign Courses books, digital versions of the books (PDF and EPUB files), student exercise files and online iPassExam Test Prep Software (3 Month License).

The course includes the following items:-

  • Adobe InDesign CC Part 1 Book

Part 1 of the course details how giving your documents a well-designed, professional look can put you a step ahead of the competition. Paragraph and character styles that allow you to format pages of text uniformly, layout features that help you to build alternate size configurations of your document, and various panels that enable you to easily customize both text and graphics; Adobe InDesign CC has all the tools you need to elevate the look of your document and get it out to the people who need to see it, whether it be in print or on the web.

Course Contents:

Lesson 1: Getting Started with InDesign
Lesson 2: Designing a Document
Lesson 3: Customizing a Document
Lesson 4: Working with Page Elements
Lesson 5: Building Tables
Lesson 6: Preparing a Document for Delivery

This course book also includes information on the Adobe ACA Examination, what elements of the course map to the syllabus and a lesson lab for each Lesson, to help put into practice what you are learning.

  • Adobe InDesign CC Part 2 Book

In Part 2, you need to create much lengthier interactive documents that need to be accessed across a range of devices. You will learn advanced InDesign techniques to enhance the look and functionality of your documents. Using Adobe InDesign, you can create interactive documents and export them for viewing in a web browser with various features such as buttons, page transitions, movies and audio files, hyperlinks, and animation. You have the ability to assign colour profiles and establish print presets. In creating longer documents, you'll be able to include such features as a table of contents, footnotes, cross-references, and an index.

Course Contents:

Lesson 1: Preparing Documents for Multiple Formats
Lesson 2: Managing Advanced Page Elements
Lesson 3: Managing Styles
Lesson 4: Building Complex Paths
Lesson 5: Managing External Files and Creating Dynamic Documents
Lesson 6: Managing Long Documents
Lesson 7: Publishing InDesign Files for Other Formats and Customizing Print Settings

This course book also includes information on the Adobe ACA Examination, what elements of the course map to the syllabus and a lesson lab for each Lesson, to help put into practice what you are learning.

  • Free Adobe InDesign Part 1 & Part 2 (Digital Versions)

Students will also receive digital versions of their course books. These come in .PDF (Adobe Acrobat) and .EPUB (Epub File Reader) format and will allow you to view your course books on any application that supports these formats.

  • 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 ACA 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 ACA 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.

  • 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.

Course Prerequisites:

It is recommended that students should be familiar with the functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, retrieving files, and saving files. Students will require their own version of the software.

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 course materials 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.


Assessment is in the form an Adobe Examination. Examinations are in a multiple choice/multiple answer format. A Certificate of completion can also be sent on request if you prefer not to take the Adobe examinations.

Adobe Certification:

Adobe Certified AssociateOn Completion of this course students can apply for the Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign CC ACA Examination.

ACA Examinations must be sat at a registered Certiport testing centre and are currently £90.00. Exam Centre's will usually charge an additional proctoring fee (Approximately £15.00) for sitting exams.

You can locate testing centres and schedule appointments on their Website: http://www.certiport.com/

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