Let’s start with the similarities: both programs are co-created with Google and teach the core fundamentals of Android development. In addition, both programs are designed to teach you job-relevant skills to become an Android Developer. However, there are some important differences. The Fast Track program has been pared down to provide just the training you’ll need to master the competencies covered in Google’s Associate Android Developer Certification exam. It’s the most direct and complete path to preparing for the exam, and the fee for the exam is included in the Fast Track program. On the other hand, the Android Developer Nanodegree program prepares students for more advanced Android development, and has roughly double the content and projects. If you want to be prepared for a wider range of Android jobs, or build and maintain your own apps, then the Nanodegree program could be the right fit for you. The Google Associate Android Developer Certification exam fee is not included in the cost of the Nanodegree program.
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- What is the difference between the Associate Android Developer Fast Track program and the Android Developer Nanodegree?
- If I have already taken the Android Developer Nanodegree, can I take this as well?
- If I have already taken the Android Beginner Nanodegree, can I take this as well?
- Will there be Udacity Connect sessions held for this program?
- I know you offer the opportunity for students to pause their studies in other programs; will that be an option for this program?