How to prepare yourself for Flash CS4 ACE exam

Just passed! I become Adobe Certified Expert on Flash CS4!

Like Flex with AIR certification I’d like to share my experience to prepare yourself for ACE exam of Flash CS4.

First of all… EXPERIENCE! You must work, play and work & play with Flash CS4 IDE and Actionscript 3.
More experience you have on Flash development less you must study for the exam and you have more chance to pass.

Obviously, it’s so difficult to know everything about Flash CS4 from all IDE controls to Actionscript 3 and OOP so there are 2 books that could be helpful to solve this “issue”.

With those book you can create a good base to try ACE exam for Flash CS4 but, if you have read Essential Actionscript 3 could be better for Actionscript side and for your daily work ;).
Another good suggestion is to read Help guide of Flash, in fact Adobe made an impressive job on that guide and you can find lots of interesting stuff; you can download a guide PDF file directly from this link.

Try everything, from import PSD or AI files to prepare files for web or desktop application with AIR, because you may find some questions about AIR and own code syntax!

Finally test yourself before real exam with a very good service (I really appreciate it) like with less then $10 you can try how Flash CS4 exam works and also which kind of questions you could find in that certification.
That’s it! Take a look at Adobe site to read all information to become Adobe Certified Expert and… GOOD LUCK!

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I’m the VP of Architecture at DAZN with more than 15 years of experience, a Google Developer Expert on Web Technologies and the London Javascript community Manager I had the chance to work on cutting-edge projects for mobile, desktop, web, TVs, set top boxes and embedded devices. I am currently managing DAZN, a sports video platform based on the cloud with millions of users that are watching live and on-demand contents. I'm the author of Front-End Reactive Architectures published by APress: I think the best way to use any programming language is mastering their models, that’s why I spent a lot of time studying and researching on topics like OOP, Functional and Reactive programming. In my spare time, I wrote for national and international technical magazines and editors, I'm also a technical reviewer for APress, Packt Publishing, Pragmatic Bookshelf and O'Reilly. I was speaker at: O'Reilly media webinars, O'Reilly Software Architecture (San Francisco & London), O'Reilly Fluent (San Jose), O'Reilly Oscon (London), Google Developers Summit (Krakow), Google DevFest (London), Frontend Devs Love (Amsterdam), Voxxed Days (Belgrad & Bristol), JeffConf (Milan), International Javascript Conference (Munich & London), JS Poland (Warsaw), Code Europe (Wroclaw), JSDay (Verona), CybercomDev (Łódź), Jazoon Conference (Bern), JDays (Göteborg), Codemotion (Milan), FullStack Conference (London), React London UG (London), Scrum Gathering (Prague), Agile Cymru (Cardiff), Scotch on the rocks (Edinburgh & London), 360Max (San Francisco), PyCon (Florence), Lean Kanban Conference (London), Adobe Creative Suite CS 5.5 - Launch event (Milan), Mobile World Congress (Barcelona)

5 thoughts on “How to prepare yourself for Flash CS4 ACE exam”

  1. Hello I just took the Flash CS4 and failed miserably. I work in Flash since 1999, I did the books you mentioned. I used examaids, I even took a boot camp which was easy. I work with the application everyday making banners. What more can I do. I am devastated. I found many of the questions ambiguous, no clear answer. What do you suggest, I do.

    1. Hi Bert,
      making banners and website is not enough, you must work with every tool, with a lots of code, understand OOP and AS3 is not so easy and you must invest lots of time.
      If you read those books and you remember all stuff from how to import an AI file and which options you have if you do it until to how to write an AS3 class… so try again!
      I started to use Flash MX in 2004 and then I switch to Flash MX2004, in 8 months I studied a lot and I work everyday with AS2 and I became Flash MX 2004 certified developer.
      So time is a key factor but you must put also a lot of study, not only those couple of books!

  2. hi.. i am interested to crack adobe ACE exam for flash cs4.. n i am reading “essential AS3 for begeiners” and Flash AS3 bible. ..please suggest me some more books which are helpful for the exam.

  3. thanks… hey is there any site where i can download questions of this exam ?? …if u have question paper then please mail it to me at ..i shall be evr greatful gor your this cooperation..!!

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