ArcGIS Foundational Courses

Because ArcGIS users have diverse educational backgrounds and workplace responsibilities, the courses below provide distinct entry points into the ArcGIS platform while also supporting a progressive approach to learning key workflows. Each course teaches knowledge and skills that will enable you to move forward with ArcGIS in the direction you want to go.

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ArcGIS 1: Introduction to GIS

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Anyone; requires no prior GIS education or experience.
  • Find and organize geographic data
  • Create, work with, and share GIS maps
  • Use ArcGIS tools to find features that meet specific criteria
Be comfortable working with a computer and using a Windows-based file explorer and a web browser.
ArcGIS 2: Essential Workflows Professionals who have limited experience with GIS and ArcGIS.
  • Author high-quality GIS maps
  • Efficiently find, visualize, and manage geographic data
  • Analyze GIS data to solve common spatial problems
Understand fundamental GIS concepts and have ArcGIS experience equivalent to what is taught in ArcGIS I: Introduction to GIS.
ArcGIS 3: Performing Analysis GIS professionals who manage or conduct analysis projects.
  • Apply a standard process to obtain reliable results from different types of GIS analyses
  • Automate analysis workflows using geoprocessing models
  • Share analysis workflows and results
Have a solid understanding of GIS concepts and ArcGIS experience equivalent to what is taught in ArcGIS 2: Essential Workflows.
ArcGIS 4: Sharing Content on the Web GIS analysts and other experienced ArcGIS users who want to share geographic content in web maps and applications; developers who want to incorporate ArcGIS services and web maps into custom applications.
  • Author and publish map services.
  • Publish feature services to enable web-based data editing.
  • Create image services to provide fast access to imagery.
  • Publish geoprocessing services to share GIS models and results.
  • Integrate ArcGIS services into web maps and web applications.
Experience working with ArcGIS to create and edit geographic data, author maps, and use geoprocessing tools and models for analysis. If you completed ArcGIS 2: Essential Workflows, you are prepared for this course.

Foundational E-Learning

These self-paced courses cover many of the fundamental GIS and ArcGIS concepts taught in ArcGIS 1: Introduction to GIS.

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