Adobe RoboHelp 9 ACE exam is now available!


Become an ACE in Adobe RoboHelp 9 by taking the Adobe Certified Expert exam. The Adobe RoboHelp 9 certification exam comprises of 66 multiple-choice questions and you will need a minimum of 62% to pass the exam. The certification exam has a time limit of 75 minutes, and includes a timer to mark the remaining time.

Exam Registration:

Follow this link to register for the exam and take your first step to become an ACE in Adobe RoboHelp 9!

Exam Preparation:

The following are typical tasks that you should already be able to perform:

  • Author content targeted toward end users including manuals, online tutorials, and knowledgebase articles
  • Manage content workflows that incorporate collaboration with other authors and subject matter experts
  • Create help content that provides access to external Web content
  • Create context-sensitive help
  • Create content that can be distributed/published via multichannels and multidevices including CHM/HTML, Adobe AIR, PDF, and EPUB
  • Use supplied scripts
  • Use existing skins and edit skins (WebHelp and AIR Help)
  • Imports external content (for example, Microsoft Word, Adobe FrameMaker, XML, and HTML files)
  • Create content such that it can be easily reused

Exam Topics include:

  • Customizing the environment (workspace) and application
    • Given a scenario, create an environment
    • Given a scenario, configure application- and project-level settings (General, Recent Projects, and File Association tabs)
  • Creating and managing projects
    • Create a project by selecting the appropriate settings in the New Project Wizard dialog box
    • Create and import topics into a project
    • Given a scenario, create a merged project
    • Given a scenario, generate reports and identify solutions for reported problems
  • Editing topics
    • Given a property of a topic, explain the purpose of that property. (Properties include: title, master page, status, indexing, search keyword, exclude from search)
    • Change the appearance of a topic by using style sheets and master pages
  • Importing content
    • Evaluate and modify a Microsoft Word document to ensure it can be efficiently imported into RoboHelp
    • Evaluate and modify a FrameMaker doc to ensure it can be efficiently imported into RoboHelp
    • Import XML files
  • Working with styles and master pages
    • Create style sheets
    • Create master pages
    • Create and use styles
  • Creating and managing lists and tables
    • Create and manage lists
    • Create and manage tables
  • Creating links and user navigation
    • Create and edit links
    • Create and manage bookmarks
    • Create and manage TOCs
    • Create and manage indexes
    • Create and manage See Also and Related Topics buttons
    • Create an image map link
    • Create and manage breadcrumb navigation
    • Create and manage glossaries
  • Inserting graphics and multimedia
    • Insert and manage graphics
    • Given a multimedia type, insert and manage that multimedia type. (Multimedia types include: Captivate, MP3, SWF, AVI, FLV)
  • Creating and editing reusable content
    • Create and manage User Defined Variables
    • Create and manage snippets
    • Use Resource Manager to create, manage, and share resources
  • Inserting DHTML
    • Create and manage User Defined Variables
    • Create and manage drop-down menus
    • Create and manage expanding hotspots
    • Create and manage text-only popups
  • Creating conditional build tags
    • Create and manage conditional build tags
    • Attach conditional build tags to project assets
    • Create conditional output
  • Implementing context-sensitive Help
    • Given a scenario, identify the tasks a content author performs to implement context-sensitive Help
    • Implement automatic CSH mapping
    • Given a scenario, identify the steps to test context-sensitive Help
  • Managing the spell checker and search
    • Manage language settings and dictionaries
    • Create and manage keywords and synonyms
    • Given a set of user requirements, set up search
    • Implement external content search
  • Generating and distributing output
    • Given a Single Source Layout, select the appropriate properties for that Single Source Layout. (Single Source Layouts include: FlashHelp, HTML Help, WebHelp, Adobe AIR, Printed Documentation, XML Layout ePub Format).
    • Given a set of user requirements, generate a Single Source Layout
    • Given a Single Source Layout, create a checklist for distributing the output
  • Implementing review and collaboration
    • Implement different types of review and collaboration
    • Import and manage comments and tracked changes
  • Working with skins
    • Create and manage skins
    • List and describe the functionality of the WebHelp Skin Editor
    • Given a scenario, determine which type of skin should be used. (Skin types include: AIR Help, FlashHelp, and WebHelp)
  • Automating tasks
    • Given a scenario, configure a script
    • Create, manage, and run scripts
  • Working with other applications
    • Manage linked FrameMaker and Word documents
    • Given a scenario, identify the benefits of hosting the output on a RoboHelp server
    • Given a scenario, identify the benefits of using RoboSource Control
    • Create, edit, and manage screen captures by using RoboScreenCapture

Need more information? Leave a comment here and we’ll get back to you…

Good luck!

Ankur Jain
Product Manager – Technical Communication Suite | RoboHelp | RoboHelp Server
Follow me on Twitter: @ankurjain8

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Posted on 02-03-2012


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  • By Leigh Steele - 1:46 PM on February 3, 2012   Reply

    According to the Pearson VUE site, we are required to purchase a minimum of 10 vouchers. What if you need less than that (e.g., 2 or 3, each for a different test)?

  • By Colum McAndrew - 10:27 AM on February 3, 2012   Reply

    Hi Ankur.

    According to the Pearson Vue page the only ACE exam available in the UK is for RoboHelp 7 – course code 9A0-079! Are we behind the times here 🙂

  • By David Farbey - 8:06 AM on February 3, 2012   Reply

    Hi Ankur
    Are there any recommended study materials for this exam or for the corresponding FrameMaker exam?

    • By Colum McAndrew - 10:45 AM on February 3, 2012   Reply

      There aren’t to my knowledge David. The list of topic areas that Ankur provides above should give people an idea of the areas that will be tested. I believe the exam covers a broad range of functionality. IMO it is just best to use the software.

    • By Ankur Jain - 12:44 PM on February 3, 2012   Reply

      Hi David,

      There are plenty of shows/episodes on Adobe TV and eSeminar recordings for someone to learn RoboHelp and FrameMaker, but there is no other recommended study material at this time. The list of topic areas in my blog post may help you in identifying the focus areas for the certification exam.


  • By Matt Sullivan - 2:19 AM on February 3, 2012   Reply

    Passed it this afternoon!

    • By Ankur Jain - 5:13 AM on February 3, 2012   Reply

      Congratulations, Matt!

    • By Colum McAndrew - 10:43 AM on February 3, 2012   Reply

      Nice. Well done Matt.

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