Monthly Archives: October 2010

Web Training for ArcGIS 10: Short, Focused, and Free


We’re six months into our series of free live training seminars designed to help you learn the new features and workflows of ArcGIS 10. Instructor-led courses on ArcGIS 10 have been available since early summer. The busy bees in Esri Training Services are now focused on creating web courses that teach ArcGIS 10 concepts, tools, and functionality.

As of today, a trifecta of free one-module web courses is available to help you get up to speed with ArcGIS 10. These courses, follow-ups to training seminars we presented earlier this year, include the presentation and demos from the seminar as well as a hands-on exercise with data and an exam. Passing the exam earns you an Esri certificate of completion.

These one-module web courses are great for getting just-in-time training on a specific topic. Each course takes approximately two hours to complete, and the price can’t be beat. If you don’t have access to ArcGIS 10 software, Esri offers a free 60-day evaluation (note that evaluation software is not supported by Esri Support Services or Esri Training Services).

Two longer web courses are also available:

  • Getting Started with GIS (for ArcGIS 10)
    • A free three-module web course designed for those completely new to GIS. Exercises and simulations reinforce GIS concepts and teach a variety of basic ArcGIS tools and functionality.
  • Learning ArcGIS Desktop (for ArcGIS 10)
    • A comprehensive eight-module web course designed for those new to GIS and ArcGIS. The free first module covers fundamental GIS concepts and includes three exercises that give you practice with a sampler of ArcGIS functionality, including visualizing data in ArcMap and using ArcGIS analysis tools for site selection.

Those of you who enjoy the convenience of self-paced web training will find many more web courses on ArcGIS 10 by the end of this year and into early 2011.


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