Some related experience required.
Unity Certified Programmer Exam Preparation Specialization
Be a Unity Certified Programmer. Prepare to take the Unity Certified Programmer exam.
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
You’ll create 2 full Unity projects to explore each of the objectives in the Unity Certified Programmer exam. In AsteraX, you’ll create a 2D arcade game with some tricky mechanics and user customization options, and you’ll port the finished game to a mobile platform. In Stealth, you’ll implement a stealth-style game including features such as a complex camera system, agent navigation, animation state machines, and a mini-map overlay.
Some related experience required.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the refund policy?
If you subscribed, you get a 7-day free trial during which you can cancel at no penalty. After that, we don’t give refunds, but you can cancel your subscription at any time. See our full refund policy.
Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.
Can I take the course for free?
When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
What is the Unity Certified Programmer exam?
The exam that this Specialization prepares you to take is Unity's certification exam for early and mid-career Unity programmers. It is for programmers with 1-2 years of experience creating real-time 2D and 3D applications, and it demonstrates that they have the skills necessary for work on professional Unity teams. Learn more about the exam here:
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
We anticipate that completing all courses in the Specialization, including all of the project work, will take around 16 weeks at between 2-3 hours a week. As these courses are designed as exam preparation for Unity programmers, you are encouraged to complete only the courses and weeks of instruction that you need to feel ready for the exam.
What background knowledge is necessary?
These courses are for programmers in any industry with around 1-2 years of experience in Unity application development. You should have a strong working knowledge of C# programming and Unity's APIs, and their application across all phases of the application production cycle.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
No. Although the courses follow the creation of two Unity projects, and those projects are built up in a logical, sequential order, we fully expect learners to pick and choose the topics for which they need the most practice and review. However, learners who are less confident in their skills may want to complete the courses in order.
Does completing this Specialization mean I earn a Unity Certification?
No. This courseware is made to help you prepare for the Unity Certified Programmer exam, a proctored exam available through the Pearson VUE network of test centers. Passing this exam, not the course, is the ultimate validation of your Unity programming skill:
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
When you complete the Specialization, you will have had practice in all of the topical areas covered by the Unity Certified Programmer exam, and you are encouraged to schedule the exam via Pearson VUE:
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