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ArcGIS 10 Courses Available
New Training Offerings from Esri
Esri is offering a full range of training courses to help customers quickly adopt and utilize new productivity tools available in ArcGIS 10. Instructor-led courses are available at Esri learning centers nationwide and online through the online classroom.
According to Nick Frunzi, Esri Educational Services director, "The ArcGIS 10 release enables powerful spatial analysis and can vastly improve productivity. We want to help customers integrate this new technology into their workflow as quickly as possible."
Newest and most popular courses available to support the transition to ArcGIS 10 include the following:
Introduction to ArcGIS Server
Visit www.esri.com/training to view the complete course list. For a period of time, Esri will offer some courses in both ArcGIS 10 and 9.3 to ensure that all customers have access to essential training.
Esri is also offering free live training seminars so users can learn about new productivity tools and features in ArcGIS 10. Go to www.esri.com/lts to view the schedule and request reminders to participate.
New Instructor-Led Training Format Enhances Learning
Students who've previously taken Esri instructor-led courses will notice something different when they take a course based on ArcGIS 10. A new, more immersive, experiential approach to learning will debut in over 20 courses beginning in August 2010 with the remainder of instructor-led courses to be upgraded in early 2011.
Previously, courses followed a format of lecture, demonstration, then exercises. Now, with a focus on interaction, instructors will also lead group exercises, guide discussions that facilitate peer-to-peer learning, and introduce scenarios in which students engage with each other in exploring ways to solve tangible workplace problems.
Esri instructors are going through rigorous training themselves to gain CompTIA CTT+ certification. Whether registered for a course in a traditional classroom or online classroom, students' increased interactivity in the learning process results in greater transfer of new skills and knowledge.
Contact an Esri training consultant to develop a complimentary staff development plan (tel.: 1-800-447-9778, extension 5757; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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