Pearson VUE partners with Unity Technologies to launch global certification programs

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Dec. 13, 2017 – Pearson VUE, the global leader in computer-based testing, and Unity Technologies, creator of the world’s most popular creation engine, have partnered to launch a global certification exam program allowing developers to get Unity-certified in more than 5,000 test centers in 180 countries around the world.

“We chose Pearson VUE to deliver these new certification exams because of their impressive test center network and the high levels of customer service they offer,” said Jessica Lindl, head of education at Unity Technologies. “This means greater convenience for Unity creators sitting the exam, no matter where they are in the world.”

Bob Whelan, president of Pearson Assessments, said: “This is big news for the development community as programmers and digital artists now have further opportunities to prove their expertise and so enrich the gaming landscape as a whole.”

The three new Unity certification exams are:

  • Unity Certified Expert Gameplay Programmer: A program designed for those who have worked at games companies as mid- to senior-level gameplay programmers or in related programming positions. They write the code that brings the action of the game to life and implement the work of the extended development team to create the gameplay as described in the Technical and Game Design Documents.

  • Unity Certified Expert Technical Artist: Rigging & Animation: A program designed for extremely proficient both the creative and technical arms of development who have previously held positions at game companies in Rigging and/or Animation. These folks work as the bridge between the animation and programming departments; write editor extensions and tools; and integrate assets into the game without sacrificing artistic vision or exceeding platform technical limitations.

  • Unity Certified Expert Technical Artist: Shading & Effects: A program designed for Technical Artists who specialize in Shading and Effects, have an extensive background in programming, and have experience in game companies as a programmer. They create the game’s visual effects, from particles and image effects to custom shaders and everything in between, and they recreate the game’s look and style as established in concept art and described in the Game Design Document.

Unity exists to democratize development, solve hard problems and enable success – three core values that are the driving forces of Unity’s adoption by millions of creators. Unity powers more than 50 per cent of all new mobile games and two thirds of all Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality experiences. Interactive content made with Unity reaches nearly 3 billion devices worldwide.

About Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies is the creator of a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform used to create rich interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. Unity’s powerful graphics engine and full-featured editor serve as the foundation to develop beautiful games or apps and easily bring them to multiple platforms: mobile devices, home entertainment systems, personal computers, and embedded systems. Unity also offers solutions and services for creating games, boosting productivity, and connecting with audiences including Unity Ads, Unity Analytics, Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Collaborate, Unity Connect and Unity Certification. Unity Technologies serves millions of registered developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe. For more information, visit www.unity3d.com and to see the latest games and experiences created in Unity, go to madewith.unity.com.

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