EXAM AND OBJECTIVES
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The following lists the topic areas for the exam:
• Setting project requirements
• Identifying design elements when preparing graphics
• Understanding Adobe Illustrator
• Create graphics using Adobe Illustrator
• Archive, export, and publish graphics using Adobe Illustrator
Number of Questions and Time
• 39 questions
• 50 minutes
Exam Objectives Domain 1.0 Setting project requirements
1.1 Identify the purpose, audience, and audience needs for preparing graphics.
1.2 Demonstrate knowledge of standard copyright rules for artwork, graphics and graphic use.
1.3 Demonstrate knowledge of project management tasks and responsibilities.
1.4 Communicate with others (such as peers and clients) about design plans.
Domain 2.0 Identifying design elements used when preparing graphics
2.1 Demonstrate knowledge of design principles, elements, and graphic composition.
2.2 Demonstrate knowledge of graphic resolution, graphic size, and graphic file format for web, video, and
2.3 Demonstrate knowledge of typography.
2.4 Demonstrate knowledge of the use of symbols and representative graphics.
2.5 Understand key terminology of graphics.
Domain 3.0 Understanding Adobe Illustrator
3.1 Identify elements of the Illustrator user interface and demonstrate knowledge of their functions.
3.2 Use non-printing design tools in the interface.
3.3 Demonstrate an understanding of and select the appropriate features and options required to manage
color, pattern, and gradient swatches.
3.4 Demonstrate an understanding of vector drawing concepts.
3.5 Demonstrate knowledge of how to work with brushes, symbols, graphic styles, and patterns.
3.6 Demonstrate knowledge of layers and masks.
3.7 Import, export, and save files.
Domain 4.0 Create graphics using Adobe Illustrator
4.1 Demonstrate knowledge of how to create documents
4.2 Demonstrate knowledge of how to use drawing and shape tools.
4.4 Demonstrate knowledge of how to use type tools.
4.5 Demonstrate knowledge of how to use scanned or photographic images.
4.6 Demonstrate the ability to create realistic graphics.
4.7 Demonstrate knowledge of how to modify and transform objects.
Domain 5.0 Archive, export, and publish graphics using Adobe Illustrator
5.1 Demonstrate knowledge of preparing graphics for web, print and video.