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Unity Certified Programmer: Exam Guide

By : Philip Walker
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Unity Certified Programmer: Exam Guide

By: Philip Walker

Overview of this book

Unity Certified Programmer is a global certification program by Unity for anyone looking to become a professional Unity developer. The official Unity programmer exam will not only validate your Unity knowledge and skills, but also enable you to be part of the Unity community. This study guide will start by building on your understanding of C# programming and take you through the process of downloading and installing Unity. You’ll understand how Unity works and get to grips with the core objectives of the Unity exam. As you advance, you’ll enhance your skills by creating an enjoyable side-scrolling shooter game that can be played within the Unity Editor or any recent Android mobile device. This Unity book will test your knowledge with self-assessment questions and help you take your skills to an advanced level by working with Unity tools such as the Animator, Particle Effects, Lighting, UI/UX, Scriptable Objects, and debugging. By the end of this book, you’ll have developed a solid understanding of the different tools in Unity and understand how to create impressive Unity applications by making the most of its toolset.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Full Unity Programmer Mock Exam

Closing suggestions for the game/exam

There is also a possibility in the Unity programmer exam that you will come across the odd question on shaders to establish how much you know with regard to creating shaders or knowing what different shaders can create. Learning about shaders is another book in itself, and it's also unlikely when you sit your exam that the majority of it will be devoted to shaders. Hence, if you don't know how to write shaders, do not concern yourself with the coding and focus more on the general practice and functions used. For example, a cel-shaded toon in an environment or custom post-processing effect could be achieved by using functions such as Camera.depthTextureModeto calculate the depth of a scene.

Knowing that these functions and methodologies exist will give you a better chance at answering them and, if you need more information on shaders in general, refer to the Packt book entitledUnity 2018 Shaders and Effects Cookbook - Third...