New Training and Certification Offerings


Instructor-Led Courses

Esri’s instructor-led courses are developed in-house by subject matter experts who have achieved Esri Technical Certifications and CompTIA CTT+ certification. Instructor-led courses will help you discover essential concepts, ArcGIS best practices, and Esri-recommended workflows and build skills you can apply right away to enhance your projects.

To maximize the value from instructor-led training, Esri is providing preclass and postclass assessments for most classes. Both assessments are online and completely optional. Pre-class assessments are available to registered class attendees three business days before the class start date. Assessments take 5 to 10 minutes to complete and use multichoice questions to measure knowledge related to the course learning objectives. Postclass assessments, available on the last day of class and for seven days afterward, help measure what has been learned in the class.

Attendees can use these assessment reports to gain insight into their knowledge of course topics before the class, then measure their knowledge after the class. Assessments can help attendees more confidently apply newly acquired knowledge. Read more about assessments in “New Year, New Learning Tools”.

If you or your team members are just getting started with ArcGIS, are enabling non-GIS teams with maps and apps, or transitioning established GIS workflows to ArcGIS Pro, one of these courses can help.

Introduction to GIS Using ArcGIS

This course is for individuals with no GIS background who need to acquire a foundation in GIS concepts to get started with ArcGIS software.

ArcGIS Pro: Essential Workflows

This course is for those with some GIS knowledge who need a broad introduction to ArcGIS Pro capabilities. Attendees learn how to map, edit, analyze, and share geospatial data and resources.

Migrating from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro

This course prepares experienced ArcMap users to transition to ArcGIS Pro and be productive right away. Learn essential concepts and get the hands-on practice needed to confidently perform common workflows related to mapping, editing, analyzing, and sharing geospatial data.

Upcoming Esri MOOCs

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are a free and convenient way to stay current with fast-changing technologies. Participants get access to ArcGIS software. Each course includes video lectures by Esri experts, hands-on software exercises, and interactive forums that encourage engagement with classmates from around the world. Everyone who completes the course receives a certificate of completion. Go to all Esri MOOCs. The following MOOCs are opening soon.

Do-It-Yourself Geo Apps

March 31–April 28
You don’t need programming skills to create and share useful apps that feature geospatial capabilities. Join this four-week course and build skills to make apps for crowdsourcing data, communicating through stories, and sharing data on dashboards. Access to a suite of ArcGIS apps is included. Learn more and register.

The Location Advantage

April 14–May 26
To date, more than 25,000 individuals have joined this MOOC to learn how organizations can achieve a competitive advantage using location analytics. This six-week course explores the application of data and ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App to better understand markets, customers, risk, and growth potential. View course details and sign up.


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