Adobe Certified Expert: RoboHelp 9 Exam Guide
ACE: RoboHelp 9 exam overview
Adobe® RoboHelp® 9 software is an easy-to-use solution for technical communicators to author, collaborate, personalize, and optimize content for help systems, policies and procedures, and professional knowledgebases for multichannel, multidevice publishing.
The RoboHelp 9 exam is intended to verify your experience as a technical communicator, creating end user documentation, instructional/training materials, knowledgebase creation, and help systems using RoboHelp. The recommended class for this exam is Adobe RoboHelp training class.
The certification consists of achieving the minimum passing score on a multiple-choice test. Some questions may include screen shots. Specific exam details include:
66 multiple-choice questions, covering a range of topics listed below
A passing score of 62%
A short survey that we use to gather information about your product experience
The certification exam has a time limit of 75 minutes, and includes a timer to mark the remaining time.
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 includingCHM/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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 andcollaboration.
- 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)
- 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.