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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Configuring Physics

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 35 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
The Expert Gameplay Programmer Exam2m
Collider Types and Configurations2m
Choosing the Best Collider for the Job4m
RigidBodies & Colliders4m
Rigidbody Performance4m
Kinematic Rigidbodies2m
OnTrigger Configurations2m
OnCollision Configurations3m
Physics Mask Groupings2m
Physic Material Properties2m
6 readings
The Expert Gameplay Programmer Exam10m
Course Prerequisites & Unity Resources10m
About the Challenges and Solutions10m
Dual-Stick Survivor - Unity Project Files30m
Challenge 1 - Scripted Layer Masking2h
Solution to Challenge 1 - Scripted Layer Masking15m
1 practice exercise
Physics20m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Spawning Runtime Prefabs & Effects

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 24 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
When & Why Not To3m
Spawn Rates & Performance Impact2m
Reliable Particle Effect Placement3m
Dynamic Particle Effect Spawning3m
Evaluating Effects for Spawning & Placement3m
Dynamically Altering Wind Zones3m
Line Renderers2m
Trail Renderer1m
6 readings
Challenge 2 - Culling Groups1h
Solution to Challenge 2 - Culling Groups15m
Challenge 3 - Alerting Particles1h
Solution to Challenge 3 - Altering Particles1m
Challenge 4 - Effects Renderers1h
Solution to Challenge 4 - Effects Renderers1m
1 practice exercise
Effects & Spawning20m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Level Logic & Behaviour

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 14 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Bringing Gameplay Together5m
Our Mighty Gameplay Overlord of Scene Management2m
Orchestrating Chaos3m
4 readings
Challenge 5 - Event Manager1h
Solution to Challenge 5 - Event Manager15m
Challenge 6 - Pausable Object1h
Solution to Challenge 6 - Pausable Object15m
1 practice exercise
Level Logic20m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Loading and Unloading Scenes

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 9 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Unloading Scenes5m
Streaming Limits1m
4 readings
Challenge 7 - Main Scene1h
Solution to Challenge 7 - Main Scene15m
Challenge 8 - Scene Manager1h
Solution to Challenge 8 - Scene Manager15m
1 practice exercise
Scene Management20m

About the Unity Expert Gameplay Programmer Certification Preparation Specialization

Welcome to Unity’s Expert Gameplay Programming Specialization! This Specialization is test-prep for the Unity Certified Expert: Gameplay Programmer exam. This Specialization includes 5 courses designed to challenge you with a series of realistic programming problems in Unity video-game projects, the kind true gameplay programming experts face every day. Each challenge is inspired by one or more of the topics covered in the Expert Gameplay Programmer exam, and by the end of this Specialization you will have had extensive, guided practice in the programming skills needed to pass this exam. This Specialization is intended for industry game developers or very experienced Unity enthusiasts who are looking to “level-up” their gameplay programming and implementation strategies. You should have at least 2-3 years of experience developing games with Unity, be familiar with the full-game lifecycle (working from early concept to launch), creating and working with Prefabs, understanding game asset and animation pipelines, and have some experience with Unity Services. You should also have advanced programming skills, particularly in the C# language....
Unity Expert Gameplay Programmer Certification Preparation

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