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  • Esri Technical Certification ProgramThe Esri Technical Certi cation Program gives you the opportunity to distinguish yourself by becoming certi ed in your area of expertise, whether youre a professional using ArcGIS software, a developer of GIS applications, or an enterprise GIS administrator.

    Finding Your CertificationEsri Technical Certi cation exams recognize expertise in three domains: desktop, developer, and enterprise use of ArcGIS. Certi cations are offered at two levels: Associate and Professional. Sixteen certi cation exams are currently available, with development under way for our next release.

    Taking an ExamEsri Technical Certi cation exams are offered at more than 5,000 testing locations in 165 countries through Pearson VUE, Esris global testing partner. The computer-based exams consist of 9095 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.

    Preparing for Your ExamThe skills and knowledge youve acquired on the job are the best preparation for your certi cation exam. You should also review the Candidate Quali cations, Skills Measured, and Training Resources sections on the Esri Technical Certi cation website. From that, you can determine if your skills align with the listed skills and quali cations.

    Esri has also introduced two Instructor-led Skills Review courses and free sample question web courses to help you prepare for the certi cation 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

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    Esri Technical Certification Program

    Exam Registration

    Preparation Resources

    Exam Development and Future Exam Releases

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    To also help you prepare is the Esri ArcGIS Desktop Associate Certi cation Study Guide. This guide is a comprehensive review of the GIS skills and knowledge measured in the ArcGIS Desktop Associate certi cation exam. Learn more at

    Promoting GIS Success With an Esri Technical Certi cation, you will do the following:

    Benchmark your skills against an established level of technical competency

    Distinguish yourself in a competitive job market

    De ne your personal development goals

    Differentiate your company or organization

    Your organization will do the following:

    Improve success with GIS by creating a more quali ed work force

    Maximize its investment in Esri technology by employinga work force certi ed in using best practices

    Assess job candidate skills and abilities against industry-accepted standards

    Plan for departmental and organizational staff development

    Gain a competitive advantage by leveraging its certi cation credentials