You might say Google and Udacity are on a mission to conclusively ensure your Android development expertise.
Through our two co-created Nanodegree programs—Android Basics and Android Developer—we built a path to Android mastery with points of entry for learners at every level of expertise; from complete beginners to intermediate Java developers.
Then Google launched the Associate Android Developer Certification Exam. This exam offers aspiring Android developers a unique opportunity to prove Android Development skills, and earn certification directly from Google affirming those skills—a definitive step on the path to a job as an Android Developer.
As a complement to that Certification, we just introduced the Associate Android Developer Fast Track, your complete path to Google certification. This program is a model of efficiency, designed to teach you exactly what you need to know to successfully pass the exam and earn your certification from Google. It’s $750 for three months of access, and the program includes three courses, three projects and the Google certification fee.
Presented with this rich array of Android resources, we recognize you might have some questions:
What happens after I’ve earned the certification?
Your Associate Android Developer Certification will stand as meaningful proof that you’ve demonstrated the skills to get started as an Android Developer—meaning, you’ll be “officially” equipped to pursue an entry-level Android Developer role.
What if I’ve set my sights on something longer-term, as opposed to an entry-level role?
If you’re seeking a long-term career in Android Development, we recommend enrolling in either the Android Developer or the Android Basics Nanodegree programs, depending on your level of expertise. A Nanodegree credential remains the most comprehensive, advanced credential you can earn, and when combined with the career support and resources you’ll receive, it’s the most effective way to build a great long-term career in Android Development.
The Associate Android Developer Fast Track focuses on very specific skills, which are calibrated to align with an entry-level Android Developer role. The certification itself is confirmation that you’ve mastered those skills. Because the certification comes from Google, it serves to differentiate you from other aspiring developers pursuing similar goals, who have not earned the distinction of being Google-certified.
Because of the recognizable significance of this certification coming from Google, it’s something you’ll want to pursue with focus and purpose—and the Associate Android Developer Fast Track is how you do just that.