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Arduino Certification explained

Arduino TeamNovember 12th, 2021
Arduino Certification

Did you know that Arduino Education offers official certification?

It’s aimed at educators who use (or want to use) Arduino kits in their middle school or high school classrooms. Arduino Certification is an online exam that tests your knowledge of electronics and programming. Students, makers, professionals and everyone in between can take the exam, too.

Why take the exam?

  • Adding official Arduino certification to your resumé demonstrates your knowledge of electronics, programming, and coding.
  • You can boost your confidence in Arduino-related electronics, programming, and physical computing.
  • Become part of a wider professional network and thriving edtech community.
  • Add highly sought after and in-demand technical skills to your portfolio. Great for job applications!

Even better, you don’t need any prior coding or electronics experience, and it’s really easy to get started.

What does Arduino Certification cover?

When you take the Arduino Certification, you’ll be learning about the fundamental concepts of electronics and programming.

Key learning outcomes include:

  • Key electricity concepts, such as resistance and voltage, and how to measure and calculate them.
  • How electronics are represented visually, and reading and analyzing electronic circuits.
  • The functionality of the Arduino development environment (called Arduino IDE), serial communication, libraries, and errors.
  • The constitution and capabilities of an Arduino board and how it functions.
  • How various electronic components, such as LEDs, sensors, and motors work, and how to use them in a circuit.
  • The building blocks of the Arduino programming language, such as functions, arguments, variables, and loops.
  • How to program various electronic components.
  • Reading, analyzing, and troubleshooting Arduino code.

Want to see how it works? Take a look at the exam demo.

How to take the Arduino Certification exam

There are two ways to earn the official Arduino Certification.

You can either purchase the exam on its own (you will have one attempt to pass it). Or, you can purchase the exam along with the Arduino Starter Kit as the Certification bundle.

Find out more about Arduino Certification.