New Training and Certification Offerings from Esri

Training to Come

New! Developer Bootcamps

Experienced developers have a new option to learn best practices for integrating geospatial data, maps, and ArcGIS capabilities into native Android and iOS apps. Instructor-led bootcamps are designed to immerse students in problem-based learning. Facilitated by the instructor over three days, the class learns how to use ArcGIS Runtime SDK to geopower mobile apps and support connected and disconnected workflows. All the code you build in class is yours to keep. Get details and register for a bootcamp at

Ease the Transition from ArcGIS 9.x to ArcGIS 10.2

While ArcGIS 10.2 was released last summer, some organizations have technology life cycle policies that delay version upgrades. A new, one-day instructor-led workshop is geared to GIS staff at organizations planning to migrate from ArcGIS Desktop 9.x to version 10.2 in 2014.

ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop: Quick Start for ArcGIS 9.x Users is designed to help GIS professionals get the key information they need to be productive right away with ArcGIS 10.2. The instructor will demonstrate the significant enhancements and new capabilities, and attendees are encouraged to actively participate in open question-and-answer sessions. Workshop attendees receive a set of step-by-step ArcGIS exercises with data for hands-on practice after the workshop. Learn more and register at

Training Benefits for Small Enterprises

Small government organizations and utilities that have an enterprise license agreement (ELA) are eligible for a 5 percent discount on instructor-led courses and a complimentary Virtual Campus annual user license. By taking advantage of the training benefits included with these programs, managers can make sure their staff have the skills needed to efficiently deliver high-quality GIS products and services.

Small ELA organizations are also eligible for specially priced 15-, 21-, or 30-day training packages that provide even greater savings on instructor-led training—good news if your organization is planning a technology upgrade or important GIS project in 2014.

To learn more about training benefits for small enterprises, contact


New Exam Releases

Version 10.2 of the ArcGIS Desktop Developer Associate, Web Application Developer Associate, Enterprise System Design Associate, and Enterprise Administration Associate certification exams are in the final stages of development. Public registration is expected to open in April and May.

Exam-Preparation Resources

A group of no-cost, self-paced web courses designed to help certification candidates prepare for desktop, developer, and enterprise exams is available on the Training website. The web courses provide sample questions that mimic the structure of actual exam questions and the rationale behind each sample question’s correct answer. Tips for exam-taking strategies and links to additional preparation resources are also included. View the list of available web courses at

The Esri ArcGIS Desktop Associate Certification Study Guide, authored by Esri instructor and certified ArcGIS Desktop Professional Miriam Schmidts, includes step-by-step exercises and access to ArcGIS for Desktop 180-day trial software. View detailed study guide information at

To view the skills measured by each exam and get the latest registration information, visit

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