Manage GIS Data with Confidence
Instructor-led classes provide an ideal way for GIS practitioners to gain hands-on experience with the latest ArcGIS tools and build skills that they can apply immediately to their own projects. To learn how to maintain an organization’s authoritative GIS data or ensure efficient multiuser workflows, attend one of the following courses:
- Managing Geospatial Data in ArcGIS
Participants gain a thorough understanding of file and enterprise geodatabase capabilities. They learn how to create a geodatabase and configure features that ensure data integrity and accuracy over time.
- Implementing Versioned Workflows in a Multiuser Geodatabase
This course teaches geodatabase administrators and GIS data managers a traditional versioning workflow that minimizes disruptions to editors, ensures the integrity of GIS data, and integrates with existing business workflows.
Explore the Intersection of AEC and GIS
Esri’s massive open online courses (MOOCs) provide a fun, no-cost way to explore new topics, practice with the latest ArcGIS software, and earn certificates of completion.
Registration is open now for the second offering of Transform AEC Projects with GIS and BIM, which received positive reviews after its 2022 debut.
“The hands-on sections of the course were most enjoyable—they were well structured and easy to follow, and a great introduction to tools and workflows from start to finish,” wrote attendee Zack MacDonald.
The MOOC runs for four weeks, May 3–31. Participants learn how to combine GIS, computer-aided design (CAD), building information modeling (BIM), and drone-captured imagery data to gain a holistic view of an architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) project in its real-world setting. Working with ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Drone2Map, and other popular products, attendees apply location-based insight to their decision-making.
Participants spend two to three hours each week watching videos, completing software exercises, and taking quizzes. Registration for the course is available through May 10.
Gain Support for GIS Initiatives
When organizations modernize their GIS infrastructure, expand GIS access, or deploy new ArcGIS capabilities, they need to consider how that will affect the way their employees work. Deploying a people-focused plan alongside a technology plan helps build enthusiasm and achieve faster adoption of new tools and workflows.
Adoption strategy experts from Esri put together a series of short videos that illuminate common challenges and give real-life examples of organizations that have successfully applied an adoption strategy.
The Esri Technical Certification Program supports professionals and students who want to validate their experience with ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online, and other ArcGIS technologies. Certifications can be obtained at four levels: foundation, associate, professional, and specialty.
Foundation-level certifications are for people who have up to two years of experience working with ArcGIS technology. The following foundation-level exams are available:
- GIS Fundamentals Foundation is for individuals who do entry-level mapping and data visualization, sharing, and analysis in ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro.
- ArcGIS Pro Foundation is for people who use ArcGIS Pro to do entry-level mapping and data visualization, sharing, analysis, and management.
- ArcGIS Developer Foundation is for those who create and deliver apps that interact with the ArcGIS system and its APIs and manage content, user roles, authentication, and services.
For anyone thinking about pursuing a certification, consider what Edwin Solis Garita, a certified infrastructure technical support analyst, said about his experience.
“As part of my daily tasks…I need to prove that I have the skills to help our customers reach their goals,” he explained. “As an Esri-certified professional, I have a medium to validate my ArcGIS knowledge and skills and prove I know how to deploy, maintain, and teach about its use.”
Read the rest of Solis’s certification success story.
If certification is something you’re interested in, explore the latest Esri technical certification exams. To get help choosing one, watch Preparing for an Esri Technical Certification.