New Training and Certification Offerings from Esri


Value for Your Training Budget

Virtual Campus web courses provide self-paced, on-demand training that organizations can take advantage of to prepare staff for upcoming projects and support professional development plans. A Virtual Campus annual user license provides the best price option for organization-wide access to the full catalog of Esri web courses for one year. An annual user license includes more than 40 courses on ArcGIS 10 software topics, as well as dozens of courses on previous ArcGIS releases.

Web courses for ArcGIS 10 feature an updated, streamlined interface that enhances the learning experience. These courses also feature software demonstrations, graphic slideshows, and interactive activities designed to reinforce key concepts. All courses include hands-on exercises that provide students with practice applying the software to complete common GIS tasks and workflows.

Find out more about Virtual Campus annual user licenses at

Featured Training

Web courses are available through the Esri Virtual Campus at Instructor-led classes are available at Esri Learning Centers nationwide and direct to desktops in multiple time zones via the instructor-led online classroom. Learn more about instructor-led training options at

Automating Spatial Analysis with ArcGIS 10

Learn how to create geoprocessing models and Python scripts to automate, reuse, and share your key analysis workflows.

Designing and Producing Maps with ArcGIS 10

These courses teach how to create well-designed maps that feature your authoritative GIS data.


Sample Questions Now Available for ArcGIS Desktop Associate and Professional Certifications

Individuals who want to evaluate their readiness to take the ArcGIS Desktop Associate or Professional technical certification exam have a new tool at their disposal. More than 30 sample questions for each certification are now available online through the Esri Virtual Campus. After completing the sample questions, users will be able to immediately see how many they answered correctly and get an explanation of each correct answer. The sample questions are available for free at for the following:

Sample questions are intended to provide a general idea of how certification exam questions are structured, help users evaluate their proficiency with some of the skills measured by the exam, and identify skill areas that may require additional study. These sample question sets have not been designed to predict performance on an actual certification exam.

GI Bill and Esri Technical Certification Exams News

Several Esri Technical Certification exams are now covered under the GI Bill. Qualified candidates can purchase their exam and then submit a form for reimbursement under the GI Bill Licensing and Certification benefits program. For more information and links to the US Department of Veterans Affairs Licensing and Certification benefits web pages, see the Taking and Re-Taking Exams common questions at

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