For those looking for a study guide for Esri’s Technical Certification should take advantage of Esri Press’ latest publication. Offered for the Associate level examination for ArcGIS Desktop technical certification, the book entitled Esri ArcGIS Desktop Associate Certification Study Guide is a hands on guide for studying for this exam. The book contains a review of the GIS skills and knowledge base required for successfully passing the ArcGIS Associate Exam including:
- Overviews of essential ArcGIS for Desktop tools and workflows
- Step-by-step exercises to reinforce what you’ve learned
- Challenging questions to test your knowledge
The book also comes with a 180-day version of ArcGIS for Desktop software (version 10.1 or 10) and a DVD containing GIS data to be used for working with the exercises. The book was written by Miriam Schmidts, a long-time Esri instructor who is ArcGIS Desktop Professional certified.
Esri began offering Technical Exams for those wanting certification for select ArcGIS software products. Certification involves passing a two-hour exam consisting of 90-95 multiple choice questions and is available in English only. Exams are available at 5,000 locations in 165 countries. The book is available online through retailers such as Amazon.
Available for free online by Esri are sample exam questions for the both Associate and Professional ArcGIS Desktop exams. Both modules are two hours long and are available for ArcGIS versions 10.0 and 10.1.