Designed for those already in the industry.
Unity Expert Gameplay Programmer Certification Preparation Specialization
Be a Unity Certified Expert Gameplay Programmer. This set of courses prepares you to take the Unity Certified Expert Gameplay Programmer Exam
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Throughout each course in this Specialization, you will use your C# programming skill to build 2D platformer and 3D dual-stick shooter games in Unity, and learn approaches for implementing functionality and optimizations from an expert programmer. These projects will challenge you to prototype core game mechanics, script NPC logic and behavior, optimize game performance, and implement monetization techniques. These projects are designed as test-prep for the Unity Certified Expert: Gameplay Programmer exam.
Designed for those already in the industry.
Unity Technologies offers a platform for creating beautiful and engaging 2D, 3D, VR, and AR games and apps. A powerful graphics engine and full-featured editor enable you to realize your creative vision fast, and deliver your content to virtually any media or device. You can easily connect to your audiences on PCs, consoles, the web, mobile devices, home entertainment systems, embedded systems, or head-mounted displays. More than an engine, Unity helps you achieve ongoing success. It offers everything you need to develop quality content, boost your productivity, and connect with your audience. Tools and resources include the Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Analytics, Unity Ads, Unity Everyplay, and Unity Certification. Unity Technologies serves millions of registered developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe.
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 Expert Gameplay Programmer exam?
The exam that this Specialization prepares you to take is Unity's professional certification exam for expert gameplay programmers: Unity programmers with around 4 years of experience in the games industry, who have shipped multiple game titles. 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 18 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 Unity gameplay programmers with at least 2-3 years of professional experience in the game development industry. You should have a strong working knowledge of Unity APIs and C# Programming, and their application across all phases of the game 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 Unity's Expert Gameplay Programmer Certification 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 gameplay 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 Expert Gameplay Programmer exam, and you are encouraged to schedule the exam via Pearson Vue:
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