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. Courses are currently offered online, in real time (in multiple time zones), and as private training events.
Do you need to use GIS to make decisions about where to invest public safety resources? Are you in charge of ensuring the security and performance of your ArcGIS Enterprise infrastructure? Or maybe you need to proactively address the workforce-related impacts of implementing new technology.
If any of these scenarios speaks to you, the following courses can help:
- ArcGIS Analysis Workflows for Public Safety
Ideal for crime analysts and other public safety professionals in law enforcement, homeland security, emergency management, and related fields, this course employs realistic scenarios to teach a standard analysis workflow that provides deeper insight into how location affects public safety incidents, trends, and operations. Working primarily with ArcGIS Pro, participants explore effective tools and techniques for visualizing and quantifying public safety data.
- ArcGIS Enterprise: Administration Workflows
Participants in this course learn to master techniques to configure and maintain an ArcGIS Enterprise solution that meets their organization’s needs. The course focuses on the architecture of ArcGIS Enterprise, server licensing roles and extensions, and capabilities that support common GIS patterns of use. It also covers best practices for managing servers, data, and services while ensuring system performance over time.
- Preparing for Change
This workshop-style course is for managers and others who plan to include people-focused change management in an upcoming ArcGIS implementation project. Facilitated by a certified Esri change management practitioner, the course reviews the foundational steps of the Prosci ADKAR model for change management. Attendees also receive templates that they can use to jump-start change management efforts immediately after class.
Experience an Esri MOOC
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are free, convenient, and a great way to keep up-to-date with fast-changing technologies. Participants get access to ArcGIS software, and each course includes video lectures by Esri experts, hands-on software exercises, and interactive forums to engage with learners from around the world. Everyone who completes the course content receives a certificate of completion. View all Esri MOOCs at esri.com/mooc.
Upcoming MOOCs include the following:
This course, which was included on Class Central’s Best Online Courses of All Time list, starts again on February 3 and runs for six weeks. In it, participants learn how to create beautiful maps using ArcGIS Pro. Entertaining video discussions among Esri cartographers teach learners about fundamental cartographic concepts, practical mapmaking techniques, and common pitfalls to avoid when creating a map. Learn more and register at go.esri.com/carto-course.
- Do-It-Yourself Geo Apps
Also included on Class Central’s Best Online Courses of All Time list—this course has received rave reviews since it was first given in 2016, and Esri is offering it again March 31 through April 28, 2021. Take a guided tour of ArcGIS apps and learn how to create customized experiences without writing code. Learn more and register at go.esri.com/learn-geo-apps.
New Exams Coming in 2021
In keeping with the certification exam development cycle, Esri is reviewing all core ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Enterprise exams and considering which ones need a new 2021 release. Stay up-to-date with current exams at esri.com/certification.
Tips for Preparing for an Exam
One of the most common questions asked by individuals who are planning to take an Esri Technical Certification exam is, How should I prepare?
First, the most important task is to select an appropriate exam based on your existing knowledge and workplace experience. Choosing an exam that assumes four years or more of active experience with a range of ArcGIS tools and apps when you’ve only been working in a limited fashion with ArcGIS Pro software for a year is not a recipe for success.
After selecting the right exam for you, carefully review the candidate qualifications and skills measured, provided on the exam page. Note topics that are less familiar to you; these will likely require focused preparation time.
Each exam page also includes a preparation resources document. Review these individual resources and, again, pay special attention to those that discuss software tools and apps that you don’t frequently use.
Finally, when the day of your exam appointment arrives, make sure you are well rested and understand Pearson VUE testing policies. Take a deep breath, and start the exam. Achieving your certification goal is well within your reach.
To explore the latest Esri Technical Certification exams, visit esri.com/training/certification. Also join the Esri Technical Certification groups on LinkedIn and GeoNet to connect with other professionals and discuss all things certification. Looking for inspiration for your GIS journey? View all certification success stories at go.esri.com/certification-success.