Adobe Flex 4.5 Certification

Written on 13 October 2011, 03:58pm

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In the latest months I’ve been doing some research in Flex, to have better understanding of the RIA, event-driven development. Well, there was also an interest in AMF, AIR, mobile applications, and so on. And because I needed an extra motivation for that, I planned to take the Adobe Flex certification exam. Adobe Developer Connection provided a quick overview of the exam, and the Adobe official exams page shows the AdobeĀ® Flex 4 ACE Exam (9A0-129) available (along with the older, Flex 3 version).
However, when going to Pearson VUE website (the exam provider), I found that starting today (13 Oct 2011), the no longer support the Flex 4 exam, offering as alternative the Flex 4.5 certification exam (9A0-182):
Pearson VUE: Adobe:

Adobe does not mention anything about that, they don’t provide any study guidelines, nor specific details about the exam (sections, number of questions, time allowed, etc). This lack of communication between the two entities (let’s go with that) is quite strange in my opinion.
I contacted both Adobe and Pearson VUE – and I’ll update this post as soon as I will have more details.

Update 25 Oct 2011: Pearson VUE answered me suggesting to contact Adobe for more information.

Comments (4)

  1. Ehis — October 18, 2011 at 06:25

    I do agree with you. I wonder how one will prepare for the exams without a syllabus.


  2. Raza — October 19, 2011 at 13:13

    hi!!!! i am stuck in a sort of limbo now!!! have prepared for the flex 4 ACE and now the pearson site has no hint of the exam…. please share any info you have on this one.


    • Dorin M — October 19, 2011 at 14:23

      If you are ready for the Flex 4 exam, then you only need to spend a little more time preparing for Flex 4.5. See here how many Flex 4.5 specific questions were in the 9A0-182 exam I took a few days ago.
      Regarding the official position from Adobe/Pearson – I did not receive anything so far. Adobe suggested me to ask about this on their forum.


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