The use of geospatial technologies is increasingly being used in a variety of fields. GIS is being used in many different industries and the skills required to be a successful GIS professional have evolved over the years. Below are recommendations on building a strong background in preparation for a career in GIS based on what the majority of employers are looking for. However, keep in mind you will find a wide variety of work and educational backgrounds among those working in GIS jobs.
The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) which had launched a review of its certification process back in 2011, announced new terms and fees for its certification and recertification processes starting July 1, 2015. In terms of the process for obtaining a GISP certification, the biggest change is the exam component. Starting on […]
Last summer, the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) announced plans to update the GIS Professional Certification process. Starting February 1st, GISCI will accept public comments about their proposed changes: Key among the proposed updates is the addition of a required examination. The Working Group that prepared the proposal recommends that the […]
Registration for Esri’s technical certification exams opened up this month. Alex Mahrou over on his RockyMountainGeo blog outlines his strategy for preparing for the ArcGIS Desktop Associate exam. What tips and strategies do you have for preparing for the technical exams? Read more: How I’m preparing for the ArcGIS Desktop […]
For those that pay attention to the certification efforts in the field of GIS: the GIS Certification Institute’s (GISCI) Board of Directors will be looking at changing the current requirements for obtaining their GISP certification. When GISCI was established in 2004, the evaluation process involved submitting a portfolio by the applicant […]