4 PATHS to UX Mastery

The certification tracks listed below are intended for UX practitioners with at least five years of hands-on experience in the field. Our advanced training begins the road to mastery as a UXMA Certified Practitioner. These in-depth certification programs are recognized as some of the most rigorous in the industry. They consist of hands-on coursework, group projects, one-on-one mentor-coaching, and supervised performance evaluations. Compare our four certification specialities below.

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UXMA Certified REsearcher

From hypothesizing personas and journey maps to in-depth ethnographic and marketing research, you'll get hands-on practice with techniques to boost your research skills. Even for the most avid researchers, we guarantee you'll learn techniques you've never tried before to gather meaningful, actionable information about user behavior. 

Core Classes:
Strategic Visioning
Guerrilla Testing
Customer Personas & Journey Mapping
Advanced Research Techniques
Psychographic Research: Six Minds Method
No-Silo Research Integration

Mentor-Coaching: 4 hours of one-on-one coaching

Performance Evaluation: Video submission with certification application


UXMA Certified Designer

UX designers will learn nuanced best practices and advanced techniques for sketching, prototyping, and seamlessly handing off work to developers. This track goes far beyond designing usable websites: enter neuromarketing research, online persuasion, and advanced tool-based workshops.

Core Classes:
Neuro Design
Ideation & Design Studios
Lean Prototyping & Visual Design
Emerging Technology Design & Interaction
Advanced Developer Handoff
Defending Design & Perfecting the Pitch

Mentor-Coaching: 4 hours of one-on-one coaching

Performance Evaluation: Video submission with certification application


UXMA Certified PROJECT MANAGER

Plan and implement user experience that balances the goals of your business with the needs of your customers. Practice methodologies to integrate UX successfully into your organization or team. Get hands-on experience visioning, planning, negotiating, and measuring UX work, people, and processes. 

Core Classes:
Lean UX
UX + Agile
Remote Collaboration & Team Dynamics
Selling UX & Perfecting the Pitch
Hands-on Research & Design for PM's
Service Design

Mentor-Coaching: 4 hours of one-on-one coaching

Performance Evaluation: Video submission with certification application


UXMA Certified CONTENT STRATEGIST

Sophisticated content strategy techniques, centered around the customer. Create cohesive content that not only captures attention and boosts conversions, but also creates delight for customers. Learn to plan, measure, and optimize content that connects and engages based on psychographic user research.

Core Classes:
Visioning & Personas for Content Strategy
Content Mapping
Neuromarketing + Content
Content Optimization
Digital Storytelling
Customer Engagement Strategy

Mentor-Coaching: 4 hours of one-on-one coaching

Performance Evaluation: Video submission with certification application


Our goal is to serve advanced UX practitioners. If you are interested in beginner UX bootcamps, there are a number of excellent organizations who provide these. We highly recommend including General Assembly's 1-Week Experience Design Course