Esri Technical Certification: New Resource for the ArcGIS Desktop Associate Exam

Esri ArcGIS Desktop Associate Certification Study GuideOne 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
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Suzanne is a Maryland native with a degree in English Literature who enjoys writing about Esri technology and other topics. She works with Esri Training Services in Redlands, California.
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  1. Pingback: Esri Technical Certification: New Resource for the ArcGIS Desktop Associate Exam | GIS Tidings

  2. jongarrido says:

    When it comes a guide for desktop professional exam…?

  3. SuzanneB SuzanneB says:

    At this time, we don’t have a study guide in the works. We do have an instructor-led course and a free sample question web course to help prepare for the ArcGIS Desktop Professional exam. http://training.esri.com/gateway/index.cfm?fa=search.results&searchterm=certification+professional

  4. ramon42 says:

    Is it possible to get this in e-book format? I am actually a quadriplegic and will purchase this tomorrow if this is at all possible. It is quite difficult for me to flip pages and the ability to highlight and create notes digitally is much easier. Thank you for your time!Best regards

  5. spheroid1 says:

    Does ESRI also have a study guide for the Desktop Professional certification?  You can also reply to my personal email: mgoppa@sbcglobal.net because I’m not sure where to find my answer on the ESRI site. 

    • SuzanneB SuzanneB says:

      Hi, we do not currently have a study guide for the ArcGIS Desktop Professional certification exam. Exam-preparation resources are listed on the Certification website and here.

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