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Unity Associate Programmer Certification Pathway

Get the skills you need to prepare for the official Unity Associate Programmer Certification!

Unity Certification is one of the few industry-recognized certifications for game development. It proves that you have the core competencies needed in developing with Unity, and can give job-seekers a competitive edge in the video game marketplace.



Unity is one of the most popular engines – it powers half of the world’s games, and has capabilities for 2D, 3D, AR, and VR, has been adopted in a wide range of non-game industries, including architecture, film and animation, automotive, education, healthcare, and engineering.



The Unity Associate Programmer Certification Pathway is a robust collection of courses aimed at helping you prepare for the required examination. You’ll explore various aspects of 2D and 3D games, with a focus on C# programming, UIs, asset management, and debugging.

You’ll learn by creating real projects, including:

With a practice exam questionnaire at the end, you’ll be ready to take on anything – whether that’s the exam or simply making more complex Unity projects!



Unity Programming

  1. Evaluate code for integration into an existing system created/architected by a lead.
  2. Make decisions required to prototype new concepts.
  3. Determine code that would accomplish a specified interaction or programming logic.
  4. Decide how to implement scene management and transitions.
  5. Apply basic data persistence within a runtime session.
  6. Given a situation, determine proper usage and application of the Unity API.
  7. Decide the appropriate properties, scripts, and components of GameObjects for required tasks.
  8. Apply concepts required to write code with basic inheritance and interfaces.
  9. Choose the appropriate data structures for a specific situation.
  10. Choose the appropriate data types for a specific situation.
  11. Identify the steps required to deploy a basic build.


  1. Troubleshoot code that fails to perform as expected.
  2. Troubleshoot common compilation bugs.
  3. Troubleshoot runtime exceptions.
  4. Determine techniques required to refactor and improve code.
  5. Determine techniques required to profile and debug trivial performance issues.


  1. Apply concepts required to lay out a user interface.
  2. Identify the process required to bind data on the UI to application data.
  3. Decide how to capture and respond to UI input using the Event System.
  4. Decide how to create the menu flow in an application state.

Asset Management

  1. Identify the process required to create a prefab from art and code.
  2. Identify properties of nested prefabs and prefab variants.
  3. Identify the primary purposes of version control when working with Unity.

Please note that Unity Certification exams need to be booked directly on the Unity website.



Game developers are in high demand right now due to the billions the industry brings in each year. This has led to a huge range of opportunities for those with game development skills, along with high salaries to match the growing demand.

As an engine loved by AAA and indie developers around the world, Unity is a true powerhouse of profitability for the most popular platforms, including PC, mobile, console, and XR.

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  • 19h 8m
  • Comprehensive
  • Certificate of Completion

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We start with the absolute basics and go through everything step-by-step – so even if you have zero experience in programming, you’ll be able to easily follow along.

More experienced? Whether you’re wanting to brush up, expand your skills, or learn a new technology, our courses are structured in a way that makes it easy to skip ahead to the lessons that are relevant and interesting to you.


Zenva’s courses feature quick challenges that will speed up your learning.

Access live coding lessons where you can practice coding right in your browser, and instantly see the results of any changes you make to the code:

Reinforce key concepts with in-course quizzes, which appear throughout courses:


Our course instructors aren’t just fun to learn from – they’re also serious gamers, qualified coders, and have been formally certified by Unity Technologies and CompTIA for their excellent programming and teaching skills. That way, you can be confident that you’re developing strong, modern skills that will set you up for success as a game developer.


Learn with project-based courses that are designed to be flexible – access them 24/7, fit them around your schedule, and choose the learning materials that suit you best.

With an online platform optimized for all modern devices, you can even learn on the go!

✅ Watch video lessons

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✅ Explore interactive lessons

✅ Practice with source code

✅ Build real projects

✅ Earn completion certificates


Our community of 1,000,000+ learners and developers have used the skills learned with us to publish their own games and websites, land their dream jobs, and even start their own businesses – and you have the potential to do the same!

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With Zenva, I started learning a more accurate way to approach problems and develop solutions. It’s full of interesting topics that I love to learn in conjunction with my work.



I chose Zenva because of the large selection of topics and the fact that I can choose what courses I want to take whenever I want to take them. That level of freedom is unique to Zenva.



The Unity courses at Zenva helped me achieve a level of comfort with game development that I didn’t think was possible. They give you the confidence to expand your skills, and were so easy to understand.

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