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At Udacity, we know that our students work exceptionally hard to complete the challenging courses we have to offer. As the online education lanscape continues to take shape, we know that many institutions are not yet ready to accept Udacity’s certificate on its own. While we stand behind our certificates, we want to offer a pathway for students who need to take proctored exams to receive credit from employers, universities, and schools.

Starting today, as one certification option for our Udacity classes, we are happy to offer our first secure, proctored exam in partnership with Pearson VUE. The exam will cover basic knowledge of Python and Computer Science as taught in our CS101: Intro to Computer Science class. It will cost $89 and students should allow for two hours at the testing center, although the actual exam is timed at 75 minutes. Click here to sign up and find a testing center location near you.

Our goal is to offer several certification options for our students. For now, our certification, and the proctored exam with Pearson provide two options. In the very near future we will offer a third option — a secured online examination that will be less expensive than the in-person exam. Stay tuned!