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Adobe MAX is back to Los Angeles October 13-14 Pre Conference and October 15-17 General Conference.

Since I live and work in Los Angeles I decided to share with you my favorite place in DTLA!

Feel free to add comments as well as new suggestions and lets keep it as an ongoing blog/conversation to make people feel welcome in our big city.

 

Art and Music in DTLA  part 1:

 

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Disney Music Hall:

Address: 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Probably 20 min walk fro the convention center or a short ride (with your favorite transportation: UBER, LYFT, TAXI, BUS, CITY Bike, Train)

 

You can enjoy a concert in the evening or just visit the place and take a tour! do not forget to go upstairs to the hidden garden !

 

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The Broad:

Address: 221 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Probably 20 min walk fro the convention center or a short ride (with your favorite transportation: UBER, LYFT, TAXI, BUS, CITY Bike, Train)

 

The Museum is closed on Mondays. It is free but you need reservation.

https://www.thebroad.org/visit/planyourvisit

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The Music Center:

Address: 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Probably 20 min walk fro the convention center or a short ride (with your favorite transportation: UBER, LYFT, TAXI, BUS, CITY Bike, Train)

 

The venues includes:

Ahmanson Theatre

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Mark Taper Forum

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Music Center Plaza

The W.M. Keck Foundation Children’s Amphitheater

Blue Ribbon Garden

http://www.musiccenter.org/

 

 

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The Museum of Contemporary Art  MOCA:

Address: 250 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Probably 20 min walk fro the convention center or a short ride (with your favorite transportation: UBER, LYFT, TAXI, BUS, CITY Bike, Train)

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles is a contemporary art museum with three locations in greater Los Angeles, California/

https://www.moca.org

 

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Grand Park:

Address: 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Probably 20 min walk fro the convention center or a short ride (with your favorite transportation: UBER, LYFT, TAXI, BUS, CITY Bike, Train)

After a full  day at Adobe MAX or early morning you can enjoy a stroll or coffee at Grand Park. checkout the information in the web site for special events and music.

https://grandparkla.org/

 

I tried to cover one area around Grand Avenue!

Will post next week other areas in the art district!

 

Cheers!

Chana

Certiport's Live-in-the-Application exam format

 

I am glad to share with the community that starting in the fall the ACA exams will be live in the App.ACA_Headers_LITA.jpg

What does it mean for our students?

 

The Live-in-the-Application (LITA) exam format uses cutting-edge technology when validating software application knowledge and abilities through Certiport’s certifications. Candidates must know how to use the software and have experience performing tasks in the application to accurately complete questions.

 

The Live-in-the-Application exams use the real software to administer performance-based and knowledge-based questions in the actual application, thus reflecting a real-world job situation for the candidate and delivering more reliable results.

 

This hands-on exam experience can be administered on a PC or Mac* machine at the testing center and makes it easy to get started. This exam format is available with the Autodesk Certified User, Autodesk Certified Professional, Microsoft Office Specialist and soon the Adobe Certified Associate Creative Cloud exams.

For the first time they will be able to test their working knowledge.  Once they start the test they will be live in the app and be able to answer question while doing the task. This is a big change!

 

 

I am lucky to be part of the team that wrote the new tests.  The first test to be out and available is Adobe Photoshop. Stay tune for more information as soon as Certiport releases dates for the rest of the tests.

 

Here is some more information from  Certiport Site.

 

 

FeatureBenefit
Uses the full application of the certification sponsor’s software.Candidate demonstrates the proficiency of the application.
Candidate applies knowledge instead of memorization.
Any method of completion in the application can be used.
Candidate is tested in the same application used for learning, practice and day-to-day tasks.
Can be administered on both PC and Mac machines.Flexible options in your classroom or lab to launch an exam on different types of machines.
Mac version of the exam uses the Mac version of the application. PC version of the exams uses the PC version.
Uses cutting-edge exam delivery formatCandidate can more accurately demonstrate their knowledge and skill of the application.
Exam format is a closer alignment to the real-world job application use.

 

 

Chana Messer

ACE/ACI/ACP/AEL

Subject Matter Expert Writer/Certiport