The InDesign ACE eBook is Published!


My first ebook is published and now on sale!

Click here to visit the InDesign Secrets store.

Here’s the official description:

The InDesign Secrets Guide to the InDesign CS4 ACE Exam eBook (PDF, 150 pp) is the most thorough resource available for anyone interested in becoming an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in InDesign. More than a simple study guide, it offers you a comprehensive plan for preparing for and passing the exam.

The Guide breaks down every one of the 58 InDesign CS4 testing objectives (as published by Adobe) and shows exactly what you need to practice and study. Objectives are illustrated with screenshots from InDesign and are hyperlinked to the relevant information in InDesign’s online help, so you can get immediate answers to your questions. Each chapter ends with sample test questions (and their answers) to help you gauge your progress as you go.

Additional chapters detail the testing process, self-assessment, personalized study plans, study tips, and test-taking strategies, and re-certification. With The InDesign Secrets Guide to the InDesign CS4 ACE Exam you can accelerate and focus your preparation so you walk into the testing center with confidence, and walk out an ACE.

  • Download a Sample Chapter (11 pp, a 2.2 MB PDF) to see how Mike breaks down the test objectives (in this case, tables) into clear, concise, and generously illustrated explanations.
  • Only $9.95 for each copy of the full e-book (150 pp); download it immediately after purchase.
  • 25% Introductory Discount off your order if you enter the discount couponRANKINRULES in the shopping cart before Nov 30, 2009.

No doubt, I’ll have a lot more to share on this topic, but for now it’s just…woo-hoo!

7 Responses

  1. that’s awesome Mike!!! Will be great to see more Adobe Certified Experts out there….

    and if I can make a plea to the creative people in Western Australia (WA) especially: we need more aces out here!

    We can count the ACIs and ACE’s on less than one hand presently 🙂


    lonely ACI from WA…

  2. Thanks, Cari! Hopefully with the help of the ebook we’ll see a lot of new ACE’s. My goal was to give people something that they could use not just to pass the test, but also to really boost their confidence, become experts, and have fun using InDesign, like we do. 🙂

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  4. Really cool Mike. Can’t wait to check it out.

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  6. Hi Mike,
    I’ve just discovered this blog, neato! I’ve also had a look at the sample chapter of the InDesign ACE eBook. It looks like it would be a VERY useful reference for anyone keeping up with InDesign.

    My question is, why would I want to be an ACE? This is a serious question, because if being “certified” (as opposed to certifiable) would have a positive effect on my bottom line as a book designer, I’d certainly go for it! On the other hand, though I don’t consider myself an “expert,” I think my skills are very advanced. (After 25+ odd years doing this with one program or the other, I better be.)

    Would you spend a few minute on another post laying out the arguments for becoming certified as in InDesign ACE? I think we’d all be interested.

  7. Hi Sue-

    Glad you found Publicious, and thanks for the comment 🙂

    It’s a great (and important) question that I addressed in the book. In the next post, you’ll see an excerpt from chapter 1, where I give you my take on the “whys” of getting Adobe Certified.

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