One of the most common questions GIS professionals ask us about Esri technical certification is, “What resources are available to help me prepare for the exam? ” With that in mind, we’re excited to announce a brand-new resource.
Hot off the [Esri] Press is the Esri ArcGIS Desktop Associate Certification Study Guide. This new book is designed to help candidates prepare for either the ArcGIS 10.0 or 10.1 exam.
Authored by veteran Esri instructor and certified ArcGIS Desktop Professional Miriam Schmidts, the study guide covers concepts and skills measured by the exam and includes step-by-step exercises to practice and reinforce ArcGIS skills.
Miriam, whose work life was consumed for many months by this project, calls the study guide a “comprehensive review of the entire range of GIS skills measured in the exam” and gives this advice: “Study the chapters in sequence or pick and choose the ones you want to concentrate on. Hands-on exercises help you remember the tools and workflows needed for the test. This book will be your best friend!”
The study guide includes access to 180-day ArcGIS for Desktop trial software and an exercise data DVD.
More Sample Question Web Courses Coming
We published free sample question web courses for the ArcGIS Desktop Associate and Professional certifications about a year and a half ago, and they are hugely popular—so popular, in fact, that we’re developing more. Over the next month, we’ll be releasing sample question web courses to help candidates prepare for these version 10.1 exams:
- Enterprise Geodatabase Management Associate
- Enterprise Geodatabase Management Professional
- Enterprise System Design Associate
- Enterprise Administration Associate
- ArcGIS Desktop Developer Associate
- Web Application Developer Associate