New Training and Certification Offerings from Esri


Keeping Up with Change

The real world is dynamic—communities expand, natural disasters strike, and economies grow (or falter). As change occurs, organizations must ensure their geospatial data assets remain accurate and up-to-date. After all, data is the building block of every GIS map and application, and analysis results are only as reliable as the data they are based on. The courses below teach ArcGIS 10.1 best practices to efficiently maintain geospatial data.

ArcGIS Customization and Development

Developers around the globe are building compelling desktop, web, and mobile applications that feature ArcGIS maps, data, and services. Developers and GIS professionals alike see the value of using Python scripts to automate and share ArcGIS workflows. For ArcGIS 10.1, the courses below are available.

Desktop Development

Application Development

Python Scripting

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10.1 Exam Plans

Our release plan for version 10.1 certification exams is set, and execution is well under way. There are six version 10.1 exams in beta right now, and they should all be available by April 2013. Here’s the current schedule:

Web Application Developer Associate (10.1) Released February 2013
Enterprise Geodatabase Management Associate (10.1) Released February 2013
Enterprise System Design Associate (10.1) March/April 2013
ArcGIS Desktop Developer Associate (10.1) March/April 2013
Enterprise Geodatabase Management Professional (10.1) April 2013
Enterprise Administration Associate (10.1) April 2013

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Why Certify?

The best way to answer this question is to talk to someone who passed an exam. We asked Stefanie Obmann, the first person to achieve an ArcGIS Desktop Associate 10.1 certification since the exam was released, for her thoughts on the question, and this is what she shared. She decided to earn the ArcGIS Desktop Associate certification because, in her words, “Thinking I know is different than ‘knowing I know.’ I wanted to be tested and test myself.” With the exam behind her now, she says, “I feel more confident in giving advice since I was able to answer the exam questions and will be able to answer many more questions by our users now.”

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