Take an Instructor-Led Course
Covering topics that range from learning how to manage technology changes to building organizational resilience, Esri’s newest instructor-led courses enable participants to acquire knowledge and skills that are directly applicable to their work. Instructor-led courses are taught in person and online—in real time—in multiple US time zones. All Esri courses incorporate proven principles for adult education.
The following courses, delivered as private training events for groups, equip learners with strategies they can use to be effective leaders in GIS:
- Building Organizational Agility and Enabling Change in a Geospatial World
This highly interactive course immerses participants in new ways of thinking about implementing change. Attendees learn techniques to develop an agile mindset, overcome reflexive resistance to change, and take action to accelerate the implementation of geospatial apps.
- Creating Organizational and Geospatial Resiliency
Using the Adaptive Mindset for Resiliency assessment from social intelligence company TRACOM, this course helps participants boost resilience and performance in complex environments. It covers strategies for confronting reactive responses to change and developing a resilience road map for ArcGIS modernization efforts.
e-Learning for the Enterprise
Current Esri maintenance subscriptions include unlimited e-Learning access. The following e-Learning solutions are also available:
- Esri Academy LMS Integration
Organizations can leverage their own enterprise learning management systems (LMS) to provide employees with access to the latest Esri Academy web courses, videos, and training seminars. By purchasing an annual subscription, organizations enable learners to link directly to live Esri Academy resources from within their LMS, and managers can track learner progress.
- Custom e-Learning
When staff members with little or no GIS experience need to access and use the content available through an organization’s ArcGIS Enterprise portal, Esri can help expedite the learning process with tailor-made e-Learning materials. Esri experts make videos that guide learners through the organization’s actual portal environment and highlight its capabilities and content. They also design self-paced, interactive web courses that teach key portal concepts using examples and images provided by the organization. Web courses include hands-on exercises that incorporate the organization’s GIS resources, as well as quizzes and tests that reinforce knowledge. Custom e-Learning is hosted on Esri Academy and can only be accessed by an organization’s learners.
To get started in determining your organization’s e-Learning needs, email GIStraining@esri.com.
Take a MOOC to Discover What’s Possible with ArcGIS
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. Take a look at the following upcoming courses:
- Transform AEC Projects with GIS and BIM, September 14–October 12
This course is for GIS and architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals and anyone else seeking to improve decision-making processes for infrastructure projects. Participants work with computer-aided design (CAD) data and building information models (BIM) and apply powerful GIS visualization and spatial analysis tools to see how location-based insight enhances each phase of the project life cycle.
- Spatial Data Science: The New Frontier in Analytics, October 5–November 16
Explore how spatial data science tools and methods help analysts find hidden patterns in data and improve predictive models. Working with ArcGIS analytical tools, participants learn how to integrate popular open data science packages into their analyses. Course exercises focus on suitability analysis, predictive modeling, space-time pattern mining, and object detection from imagery.
The portfolio of exams offered by the Esri Technical Certification Program allows candidates to validate their experience with ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online, and developer technologies related to ArcGIS. Exams are offered at Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide or can be taken remotely using Pearson’s OnVUE option. The following new exams are available for people with significant enterprise database and systems management experience:
- Enterprise Geodata Management Professional
This exam is ideal for GIS analysts, data managers, data administrators, IT staff who support GIS, and others who have four or more years of experience configuring, deploying, and supporting enterprise servers and multiuser geodatabases.
- Enterprise Administration Professional
This exam is for people who have advanced skills in configuring, deploying, maintaining, and troubleshooting ArcGIS Enterprise core components and managing updates to services and apps to support enterprise GIS workflows.
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.