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Esri Technical Certification

  1. 1. Esri Technical Certification Program The Esri Technical Certification Program gives you the opportunity to distinguish yourself by becoming certified in your area of expertise, whether you’re a professional using ArcGIS software, a developer of GIS applications, or an enterprise GIS administrator. ® ® Finding Your Certification Preparing for Your Exam Esri Technical Certification exams recognize expertise in three domains: desktop, developer, and enterprise use of ArcGIS. Certifications are offered at two levels: Associate and Professional. Sixteen certification exams are currently available, with development under way for our next release. The skills and knowledge you’ve acquired on the job are the best preparation for your certification exam. You should also review the Candidate Qualifications, Skills Measured, and Training Resources sections on the Esri Technical Certification website. From that, you can determine if your skills align with the listed skills and qualifications. Taking an Exam Esri Technical Certification exams are offered at more than 5,000 testing locations in 165 countries through Pearson VUE, Esri’s global testing partner. The computer-based exams consist of 90–95 multiple-choice questions and take approximately two hours to complete. The cost of taking an exam is $225, with payment due at the time of online registration. Exams are currently offered in English only. Esri has also introduced two Instructor-led Skills Review courses and free sample question web courses to help you prepare for the certification exams. The sample question sets are offered as free web courses and can be completed at your own pace and convenience. These resources can help you do the following: • Gain a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses • Focus your preparation so the time you spend on your own will be more productive
  2. 2. To also help you prepare is the Esri ArcGIS Desktop Associate Certification Study Guide. This guide is a comprehensive review of the GIS skills and knowledge measured in the ArcGIS Desktop Associate certification exam. Learn more at Promoting GIS Success With an Esri Technical Certification, you will do the following: • Benchmark your skills against an established level of technical competency • Distinguish yourself in a competitive job market • Define your personal development goals • Differentiate your company or organization Your organization will do the following: • Improve success with GIS by creating a more qualified work force • Maximize its investment in Esri technology by employing a work force certified in using best practices • Assess job candidate skills and abilities against industryaccepted standards • Plan for departmental and organizational staff development • Gain a competitive advantage by leveraging its certification credentials For More Information Esri Technical Certification Program Exam Registration Preparation Resources Exam Development and Future Exam Releases Copyright © 2014 Esri. All rights reserved. Esri, the Esri globe logo, ArcGIS, and are service marks, registered marks, and logos as used in the document are trademarks, service marks, or registered marks of Esri in the United States, the European Community, or certain other jurisdictions. Other companies and products or services mentioned herein may be trademarks, service marks, or registered marks of their respective mark owners. 139959 ESRI_1/14ca