New Training and Certification Offerings


New Instructor-Led Courses

Esri’s instructor-led courses are developed in-house by subject matter experts who have a deep understanding of ArcGIS best practices and recommended workflows. All instructors have Esri Technical Certifications and CompTIA CTT++ certification.

To learn how to share an organization’s GIS content or how to create and edit data and do spatial analysis with ArcGIS Pro, take a look at the following new courses:

  • Sharing GIS Content Using ArcGIS
    Learn best practices for sharing authoritative GIS content as high-performing feature layers, web maps, package files, and other resources—and find out how to make them easily accessible on an ArcGIS portal. This course also covers how to devise a content-sharing strategy that supports collaboration and making data-driven decisions across the enterprise.
  • Creating and Editing Data with ArcGIS Pro
    Get hands-on practice maintaining geographic data using ArcGIS Pro. Course participants learn key data-editing workflows and work with a suite of tools used to create and edit 2D and 3D data. The course covers rules and workflows that help ensure data accuracy and integrity over time.
  • Spatial Analysis with ArcGIS Pro
    Need to complete spatial analysis projects using ArcGIS Pro? Participants in this course learn how to apply a standard analysis workflow that generates reliable results and supports informed decision-making. Course exercises have learners use ArcGIS Pro tools to perform a variety of analysis—from basic proximity and overlay analyses to more advanced weighted suitability and predictive analyses.

E-Learning Spotlight: MOOCs

Esri’s massive open online courses (MOOCs) are free online courses that combine video lectures, discussions, and hands-on exercises for a fun and convenient learning experience. Adult learners and working professionals use MOOCs to build new skills and stay up-to-date with technology.

The following two MOOCs are on offer from April 18 through May 29. Students complete two to three hours of study per week. Esri provides participants with access to the ArcGIS software used in course exercises.

  • Cartography.
    This brand-new MOOC teaches participants fundamental cartographic concepts and techniques so they can author beautiful information products using ArcGIS Pro. It features coaching from experienced cartographers, including Esri’s Kenneth Field, and practical, hands-on exercises. And yes, the period in the title is deliberate.
  • The Location Advantage
    A popular MOOC already, The Location Advantage explores how location information can help businesses question, analyze, interpret, and visualize data to arrive at more informed decisions. Working with ArcGIS Online and Business Analyst Online, participants apply geospatial tools to market planning, site analysis, marketing, and supply-chain and risk management.


There’s a new way for Esri-certified individuals to share their achievement. Anyone who holds a version 10.3 or higher Esri technical certification is now awarded a digital badge through the Acclaim platform. These digital Acclaim badges can be shared easily with online networks, in email signatures, and on résumés. They feature metadata that allows others to immediately verify Esri certification information. Additionally, Acclaim provides certified individuals insight into employers that are looking for the skills and qualifications measured by the exam.

Explore the latest Esri Technical Certification exams, and join the Esri Technical Certification group on LinkedIn to connect with other professionals and discuss all things certification.

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