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.
Are you looking to build consensus and encourage action on key GIS and organizational initiatives? Perhaps you need to deliver data-driven insight to colleagues and decision-makers. If either of these scenarios speaks to you, take a look at the following courses:
- Communicating and Collaborating for ArcGIS Success
Executives, senior managers, GIS managers, and other change influencers who need to communicate ArcGIS strategies and initiatives to their colleagues will benefit from attending this one-day, workshop-style course. Available as a private training event for teams, the course is full of activities and emphasizes dynamic discussion to help participants understand how people’s different behavioral styles affect their productivity and performance and project success. Attendees learn strategies for leading others through change while boosting their own professional capabilities.
- Location Analytics Using ArcGIS Insights
This class gives participants a solid grounding in the capabilities and components of ArcGIS Insights. Attendees learn how to structure an analysis and dynamically visualize and analyze nonspatial and spatial data together. They are then taught how to share their work using attractive visual themes and repeatable analysis workflow models.
Take an Esri MOOC
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are free and convenient and offer a great way to build in-demand skills and stay up-to-date with Esri technology. 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 the MOOCs Esri has available. For a closer look at some upcoming courses, check out the following:
- Cartography., February 16–April 6
Learn the cartographer’s craft from experienced professionals. Over six weeks, Esri experts share with participants their best tips for how to create beautiful, effective 2D and 3D information products and publish them online using the map design tools available in ArcGIS Pro. With the hands-on experience offered in this course, attendees discover how to take their basic mapping skills to a whole new level.
- Going Places with Spatial Analysis, April 13–May 25
Esri’s first-ever, and always popular, MOOC is ideal for those who are new to GIS and anyone who wants to explore the latest spatial analysis capabilities of ArcGIS Online. Attendees learn the fundamental concepts and real-world applications of spatial analysis and discover why it’s a vital tool for decision-making.
- Imagery in Action, April 27–June 8
This course offers a great opportunity for participants to learn about the latest advances in integrating imagery with GIS. Attendees get to explore cutting-edge imagery apps and the ArcGIS capabilities that are used to visualize, process, analyze, and share imagery and other remotely sensed data. Hands-on exercises guide learners through realistic scenarios and common imagery workflows.
Esri has released new exams for people who want to validate their ArcGIS Pro knowledge and skills. The Esri technical certification team has additional exams in development as well, so look for other exam release announcements in the coming months.
- ArcGIS Pro Foundation
This certification is for people with a strong grasp of basic GIS concepts and experience working with ArcGIS Pro at the entry level to produce maps, manage data, perform spatial analysis, and share GIS resources. The exam also measures candidates’ skills in accessing and sharing data in ArcGIS Online. It is intended for individuals who have less than two years of experience using ArcGIS Pro.
- ArcGIS Pro Associate
For GIS professionals and others who regularly employ ArcGIS Pro to perform their work, this exam measures the skills and knowledge needed to accurately use the technology to manage, analyze, and manipulate geospatial data. Candidates for this certification should have an intermediate level of applied ArcGIS Pro experience, which is typically acquired over two or more years of use.
If certification is something you’re interested in pursuing, get some inspiration for your GIS journey by viewing certification success stories and explore the latest Esri Technical Certification exams. Also join the Esri Technical Certification groups on LinkedIn and Esri Community to connect with other professionals and discuss all things certification.