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Aperture 3 Exam Preparation Guide

Aperture 3Exam Preparation Guide

Updated April 2010

Aperture 3 Exam Preparation Guide

ContentsAbout this Guide...............................................................................................................3 Benefits of Apple Certification ....................................................................................3 Preparing for Your Exam ................................................................................................4 The Apple Pro Training Series curriculum ..............................................................4 Lesson One objectives ..........................................................................................5 Lesson Two objectives ...........................................................................................6 Lesson Three objectives ........................................................................................7 Lesson Four objectives ..........................................................................................8 Lesson Five objectives ...........................................................................................9 Lesson Six objectives .............................................................................................10 Lesson Seven objectives .......................................................................................11 Lesson Eight objectives ........................................................................................12 Lesson Nine objectives .........................................................................................13 Lesson Ten objectives ............................................................................................14 Lesson Eleven objectives......................................................................................15 Lesson Twelve objectives .....................................................................................16 Lesson Thirteen objectives ..................................................................................17 Taking the Certification Exam .....................................................................................18

Aperture 3 Exam Preparation Guide

About this GuideThis guide provides all the information that you need to prepare for the Aperture 3 exam to earn Apple Certified Pro Level One certification. Certification allows you to distinguish yourself to colleges or prospective as a skilled user of the Aperture product suite. The Aperture 3 Exam (Prometric exam no. 9L0-847) is a computer-based test offered at Apple Authorized Training Centers (AATCs) and online to eligible individuals who have a promotional code. You may take up to an hour and a half to complete the exam, which consists of 54 multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank and interactive media questions. The questions are based on the objectives listed in this guide. The score required to pass is 80 percent. To prepare for the exam, read through the objectives in this guide to determine which areas you need to review. The primary reference source for this exam is the Apple Pro Training Series book Aperture 3 by Dion Scoppettuolo (ISBN 0-321-64744-0). You are not allowed to access any resources or references during the exam, and you may not have the Aperture application open during the exam. Please note that although this guide divides the objectives into knowledge areas, questions are presented randomly during the exam.

Benefits of Apple CertificationThe Apple Training and Certification programs are designed to keep students at the forefront of Apples digital media technology. Certification creates a benchmark for assessing proficiency in a specific Apple Pro application. By passing the Apple exam, you will receive Apple Certified Pro status, which allows you to distinguish yourself to colleagues, employers, and prospective clients as a skilled user of the chosen software application. This certification provides a competitive edge in todays everchanging job market. Once you pass your Aperture exam, you will receive an email with your PDF certificate and the option to purchase a printed certificate, framed or unframed. You will also be able to log in to the Apple Certification Records System to access your new Apple Certification logo, and publish your listing on the Apple Certified Professionals Registry. Please note that you must be at least eighteen years of age to publish your listing on the public directory.The email also includes LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter icons to make it easy for you to share your certification news on these social media sites. As an Apple Certified Pro, you can list your certifications on the Apple Certified Professionals Registry. If your listings are not already published, you need to opt in by logging into the Apple Certification Records System and clicking the Update my Personal Info link.If you have any certification issues, review the FAQs. If that does not solve the problem, you can email applecert@apple.com. Please allow at least two business days for a response.

Aperture 3 Exam Preparation Guide

Preparing for Your ExamIn addition to experience with the application and reviewing the Apple Pro Training Series Aperture 3 book, the following resources may help you to prepare for your certification exam:

If you prefer hands-on classroom learning, check our course schedule for a list of Aperture classes available at Apple Authorized Training Centers (AATCs) worldwide. Review the appropriate sections of the documentation, which is available at: documentation.apple.com. You can also launch the Aperture documentation by choosing Help > Aperture Manual or Help > New Features when Aperture is launched. If you are new to the Macintosh, you may want to review the tutorials at: http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/ and http:// www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/. Many online resources allow you to ask questions and learn tips and tricks. Access white papers, discussion forums, and other online materials on the Aperture resources page: http://www.apple.com/ Aperture/resources/. You can also download a free trial from this link. Watch the tutorials at http://www.apple.com/aperture/how-to/. Take the guided tours at http://www.apple.com/aperture/whatsnew.html. Read the late breaking news at www.apple.com/support/manuals/.

The Apple Pro Training Series curriculumThe Apple Pro Training Series Aperture 3 book is part of the official Apple Certified curriculum and is designed to prepare you for the certification exam. However, if you have learned on your own from other resources, or taken courses that do not use the Apple curriculum, you may still prepare yourself for the certification exam by making sure that you can complete all the tasks that are described in the following sections. You should also make sure that you can answer all the review questions for each section. Answers are provided in the section following the questions. The number of test questions drawn from each knowledge area is indicated for each of the following lessons. Please note that although this guide divides the objectives into 17 lessons or knowledge areas, questions are presented randomly during the exam. The Apple Pro Training Series Aperture 3 book includes 17 lessons plus an Appendix. However, only Lessons 1 through 15 are included on the end user exam.

Aperture 3 Exam Preparation Guide

Lesson One objectivesUpon completion of Lesson One, A Quick Tour of Aperture in the Apple Pro Training Series book Aperture 3, you should be able to complete the following tasks. Approximately 12 items from this lesson are included in the pool of exam questions, drawn randomly from the following objectives:

Import images from a memory card Navigate the Browser Delete images Straighten, rotate, and crop images Apply ratings to images Send images via email

Lesson One review questionsAfter completing Lesson One, you should be able to answer the following questions: 1. What is the function of the Aperture library? 2. Identify the three main window layouts, along with the keyboard shortcut used to cycle through these layouts. 3. How can you completely remove an image from the Aperture library and the Macs hard drive? 4. How do you enable and disable a flag attached to an image? 5. What happens when you choose ***** from the pop-up menu in the Aperture Search field? 6. Where will you find the Aperture adjustment controls? Answers 1. The Aperture library is a container where your images are stored and every project, album, image, and adjustment is tracked. The Library inspector displays your organizational hierarchy. It can contain projects, albums, folders, books, web galleries, and web journals. 2. The Browser, Viewer, and Split View are the three main window layouts. The V key can be used to cycle through the three views. 3. To completely remove an image from the Aperture library and Mac hard drive, you must press Command-Delete in Aperture and then choose Empty Trash from the Aperture menu. You must then empty the Macs Trash. 4. To enable or disable a flag attached to an image, click in the upper-right corner of the images thumbnail. 5. Aperture sifts the Browser to show you only the images in your library that youve given five-star ratings.

Aperture 3 Exam Preparation Guide

6. The adjustment controls are found in the Adjustment inspector and the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD.

Lesson Two objectivesUpon completion of Lesson Two, Adding and Managing Metadata in the Apple Pro Training Series book Aperture 3, you should be able to complete the following tasks. Approximately four items from this lesson are included in the pool of exam questions, drawn randomly from the following objectives:

Import images from the Finder Rename both versions and master file names A