Spring Training Camp: Skills Review Courses for Esri Technical Certification

Are you interested in earning one of the ArcGIS Desktop technical certifications but nervous about taking (OK, passing) the exam? You’re probably not alone. To address questions and requests we’ve gotten for exam training resources, we are currently developing two instructor-led courses designed to help GIS professionals prepare for the certification exams.

These courses are not required for certification, and we’re not guaranteeing that by taking the course you will pass the exam. We think relevant workplace experience is the biggest contributing factor to earning an Esri technical certification. But the certification exams assess a broad range of ArcGIS knowledge and skills, and what we are working hard to guarantee is that you’ll leave class with a good understanding of the strengths and weaknesses in your ArcGIS playbook—so any other preparation time you spend can be focused and productive.

The class experience will be faster-paced than other Esri training courses. We assume that students attending these classes are planning to earn the technical certification and therefore have significant experience with GIS and ArcGIS. The courses will cover a lot of ground in two days. If you attend one, you can expect to participate in frequent class discussions and group activities focused on identifying and troubleshooting common GIS issues and applying recommended practices to visualize, manage, and analyze GIS data. Hands-on exercises with ArcGIS 10 software also feature prominently in the daily agendas.

Both courses will roll out initially in the Online Classroom and subsequently be available at Esri learning centers around the U.S.


About SuzanneB

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. RuiSantos says:

    Great news!

    What about outside the United States?

    Will be this available to Esri International Distributors and Authorized Training Centers around the Globe?


  2. spatrich says:

    That looks like it will be really helpful. Will they be adding a Skills Review for the ArcGIS Web Application Developer Associate certification?

  3. SuzanneB says:

    We are planning to offer skills review courses for other Esri technical certifications. We are still in the process of determining which tracks will be covered first.

    And yes, we’re planning to make the courses
    available to international distributors who have qualified instructors to teach them.