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VR Developer
Demonstrate that you’re beginning to specialize within the real-time ecosystem, creating virtual reality experiences with Unity.
Start the road toward becoming a VR developer

Start the road toward becoming a VR developer

This certification is designed for anyone who has foundational skills in both Unity and C# programming. With this certification, you can show postsecondary programs and employers that you’ve taken your first step toward mastering the foundations of creating VR experiences with Unity.


  • 8th grade reading skills
  • Algebra I
  • An understanding of how to use desktop computer software and hardware
  • Digital literacy skills, including the ability to research, create content, and solve problems using technology
  • Computational thinking skills, including the ability to decompose a problem into smaller parts and solve problems through automation
What’s on the exam?
Basic Unity concepts for VR development
  • Define essential VR concepts, including but not limited to stereoscopic vision, how VR differs from other forms of XR, tracking methods, and VR input methods
  • Demonstrate how to use Package Manager to manage packages, including but not limited to the XR Interaction Toolkit
  • Demonstrate how to import or modify assets, including Prefabs
  • Given a scenario, identify how to use the Transform component to position, rotate, and scale an object in the scene
  • Identify the correct primary interface window to complete a given task while using the default workspace
  • Manage components in the Inspector Window
Building a scene for VR
  • Given a scenario, identify common preplanning techniques, including design documents, flow charts, animatics, character model sheets, prototyping, greyboxing, storyboarding, concept art, and proportional level scaling
  • Identify correct methods to implement environment design with 3D objects using finalized assets
  • Identify various types of light and when to use Baked vs Realtime lighting
UX implementation for VR
  • Identify the steps to create a basic UI using World Space for a VR scene, including the use of Canvas, Button, Image, Text, and the Event System
  • Given a scenario, determine the components needed for a user to physically manipulate objects, including but not limited to Colliders, the XR Grab Interactable, and Rigidbodies
  • Identify types of player locomotion, including degrees of freedom, moving an avatar, 3-axis motion, 6-axis rotation, and rotating along an axis
  • Given a scenario, identify optimal VR interactions regarding health and safety
  • Differentiate between attributes of audio sources, including but not limited to 2D and spatial audio
Scripting with Unity
  • Given a scenario, select the appropriate basic C# code to achieve a goal that requires knowledge of properties, variables, methods, basic data types, or binary operators
  • Given a scenario, select the appropriate Unity structure to achieve a goal that requires knowledge of data structures, such as Vector3, GameObject, Collider, Rigidbody, or AudioSource
  • Given a scenario, identify how to handle a collision or trigger Enter, Stay, or Exit event
Troubleshooting and playtesting
  • Given a problem discovered in playtesting, identify areas to troubleshoot, including Static objects, missing Colliders, missing Rigidbodies, incorrect settings, Is Trigger, Is Kinematic, or Use Gravity
  • Identify types of logs in the Console
  • Identify errors output to the Console and the steps to fix them, including null references, missing end of line markers, or syntax errors
  • Identify correct optimization methods when working on a VR scene, including but not limited to camera occlusion culling, removing unused objects, or level of detail (LOD)
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