New Training and Certification Offerings from Esri


Tap into a Repository of Expert Knowledge

Launched in 2001, live training seminars remain a hugely popular (and free) method for busy GIS professionals to stay up to date with the latest ArcGIS products and technology topics. In one hour, an Esri expert delivers a real-time presentation that includes multiple software demonstrations and question and answer sessions. The seminar archive is maintained as a free resource for anyone who wants to stay current with ArcGIS, learn tips and tricks, and find inspiration for new GIS projects. Access the archive.

A People-Centric Approach

Aligning workforce knowledge and skills with a big-picture mission, strategic objectives, and day-to-day execution is an effective method for motivating individual performance, enhancing team productivity, and driving organizational success. Esri training consultants are available to guide organizations through a three-phase planning process that results in a GIS work force development plan. The plan documents essential role-based knowledge and skills, as well as the strategic alignment of the organization’s GIS program and the value of the people who support, manage, and create information products using GIS technology. Learn more about work force development planning.

Courses to Go Pro

ArcGIS Pro is a new, highly anticipated desktop application included with ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop. Two new courses, one instructor-led and the other a web course, will prepare experienced ArcGIS for Desktop users to become productive with this app right away. Students will get hands-on experience with the new capabilities and project-driven tasks built into ArcGIS Pro. View course details by searching for ArcGIS Pro at Introduction to ArcGIS Pro (instructor-led course) provides a comprehensive overview of the software’s new capabilities and streamlined methods for completing GIS projects. ArcGIS Pro Essentials (web course coming soon) is a quick-start guide to the ArcGIS Pro contextual, ribbon-based interface and the major tools it provides for visualizing, editing, analyzing, and sharing GIS maps and data.


Exam Plans for ArcGIS 10.3

The certification team, with the assistance of Esri subject matter experts, began a detailed survey of the existing exams to determine if new versions should be created for ArcGIS 10.3. At this time, 10.3 exams for ArcGIS for Desktop Associate and ArcGIS for Desktop Professional are planned. Final determinations will be made for the other exams in 2015. Get the latest information about certification.

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