New Certification Validates Developer Expertise

In a world seemingly run by apps, both developer and GIS skills are in high demand. Developers are an important part of the ArcGIS user community because they deliver geospatially enabled apps and solutions that reach people who have no idea what GIS is or that they are using it. A new certification from Esri validates the combination of developer and GIS skills.

The ArcGIS Developer Foundation exam is designed for non-GIS and GIS application developers who have at least two years of experience creating apps that interact with ArcGIS application programming interfaces (APIs) and system components. The exam covers a range of useful topics on development in the ArcGIS environment. The ArcGIS Developer Foundation exam consists of 65 multiple-choice questions that measure the knowledge and skills required to create apps, display 2D and 3D maps, and publish and manage content. The exam also measures understanding of ArcGIS user roles, authentication, and service types.

To help developers considering certification, Esri Academy provides an exam information guide to assess whether this certification is a good fit for their skills and experience. The guide lists the specific tasks and tools that exam takers should know and (just as important) what they don’t need to know to be successful. Candidates for the exam can use the guide to identify knowledge gaps and skills that need refreshing so they can effectively prepare for the exam. The Esri ArcGIS Developer Foundation 2201 learning plan  contains a mix of self-paced e-Learning resources on topics covered by the exam.
Certification provides a competitive advantage for those seeking professional growth opportunities. Esri technical certification exams are delivered at Pearson VUE test centers worldwide and online using Pearson’s OnVUE option. To view full exam details, access the ArcGIS Developer Foundation exam information guide at