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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Advanced Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks, 2-3 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Rendering Optimization

9 videos (Total 33 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Optimizing Performance via Occlusion Culling2m
LOD Methodology8m
Evaluating LOD Distances4m
Analyzing Fill Rates2m
Rendering - Best Practices3m
Minimizing Frame Drops2m
8 readings
The Expert Gameplay Programmer Exam10m
Course Prerequisites & Unity Resources10m
About the Challenges and Solutions 15m
Dual-Stick Survivor - Unity Project Files15m
Challenge 1 - Occlusion Culling1h
Solution to Challenge 1 - Occlusion Culling1m
Challenge 2 - LODs1h
Solution to Challenge 2 - LODs15m
1 practice exercise
GPU Optimization25m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Asset Bundles

5 videos (Total 20 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Providing Asset Bundle Solutions3m
Using Asset Bundles3m
4 readings
Challenge 3 - Asset Bundles1h
Solution to Challenge 3 - Asset Bundles15m
Challenge 4 - Enemies as Asset Bundles1h
Solution to Challenge 4 - Enemies as Asset Bundles15m
1 practice exercise
Asset Bundles30m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Gameplay Debugging

8 videos (Total 28 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
NPC Debugging2m
Isolating Scene Loading & Transition Issues2m
Finding the Best Solution5m
Low-Hanging Fruit4m
Game Killers2m
2 readings
Challenge 5 - Refactor the AssetBundleManager1h
Solution to Challenge 5 - Refactor the AssetBundleManager15m
1 practice exercise
Debugging20m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Platform Constraints

4 videos (Total 10 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
Challenge 6 - CrossPlatformInputManager1h
Solution to Challenge 6 - CrossPlatformInputManager15m
1 practice exercise
Platform Performance20m

Instructors

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Dustin Carroll

Senior Technical Artist & Adjunct Instructor
Computing & Digital Media

About Unity

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. ...

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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