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.
Whether you are a lidar neophyte, an experienced intelligence analyst who needs a grounding in geospatial concepts, or someone who could use some time-saving tips for maintaining accurate GIS data, there are ArcGIS tools and capabilities that can help you get what you need out of Esri technology. You can learn about them by taking the following courses:
- Working with Lidar Data in ArcGIS
This one-day course teaches the basic concepts of light detection and ranging (lidar) data. Participants discover the many beneficial uses of lidar data as they practice managing, editing, visualizing, and sharing lidar-derived 2D and 3D information products using ArcGIS Pro.
- Introduction to Geospatial Concepts for Intelligence
Intended for analysts in the defense, intelligence, and national security communities, this course provides a strong foundation in geospatial concepts that support the intelligence cycle. In scenario-driven exercises, attendees get hands-on practice using ArcGIS Pro to prepare, visualize, analyze, and disseminate data that supports intelligence operations.
- Creating and Editing Data with ArcGIS Pro
This course is for GIS technicians, specialists, and others who need to maintain the accuracy of their organization’s authoritative GIS data. ArcGIS Pro offers many time-saving tools to update 2D and 3D geographic data, and attendees of this course learn how to use those tools to streamline the editing process.
ArcGIS Course Bundle for Utilities
Esri is offering a course bundle for GIS professionals and administrators at water, electric, gas, and other utility organizations that are transitioning to the ArcGIS Utility Network Management extension. Courses in the bundle cover key concepts and recommended workflows for ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise, and ArcGIS Utility Network Management. Together, the courses teach the skills practitioners need to deploy a modern utility network that helps improve asset management, customer service, and real-time situational awareness. Courses are available online, at Esri training centers nationwide, and on-site at customer organizations.
Did you know that Esri offers no-cost learning plans to help people prepare for technical certification exams? Each learning plan provides a curated set of resources—including web courses, training seminars, tutorials, instructor-led courses, and white papers—that reinforce skills and concepts related to the exams. Learners can easily track their progress through a plan on the Esri Training website.
The Results Are In
Esri-certified individuals recently provided valuable feedback about how their certification achievements support their personal and professional goals. The 2019 Esri Technical Certification Survey responses reinforce long-standing trends and reveal a few surprises.
ArcGIS Desktop Associate continues its reign as the most popular exam. Interestingly, about 10 percent of surveyed individuals have already earned a Specialty certification, which is a new exam type that debuted earlier this year. Almost half of respondents reported taking a recently released version of a core exam, and 85 percent said they were likely to pursue another Esri Technical Certification.
The surveyed individuals clearly perceive value in achieving a technical certification. As one respondent put it, “Passing gave me the confidence that my skills were up to speed, as well as learning the questions that are important to understand to leverage the full value of the ArcGIS platform.”