Esri Certified ArcGIS Desktop Associates are adept at applying basic GIS and ArcGIS concepts and processes to workflows and are skilled at using ArcGIS Desktop to visualize, manage, and analyze geospatial data.
This certification is targeted for ArcGIS 10.0 Desktop users with the equivalent of two or more years experience using ArcGIS.
A qualified candidate for the Esri ArcGIS Desktop Associate Certification has the equivalent of two years experience using ArcGIS, is capable of making routine decisions and accomplishing defined tasks in ArcGIS Desktop, but relies on others for guidance in an enterprise environment. The candidate can recall, understand, and apply basic GIS and ArcGIS concepts and processes, including but not limited to ArcGIS platform awareness, geoprocessing, sharing in ArcGIS Desktop, coordinate system awareness, and using ArcGIS Desktop to manage, analyze, edit, and visualize data.
A qualified candidate should be able to:
Construct a map using available datasets
Select the datasets necessary to publish a map or perform a specific analysis
Create new map datasets from analysis of existing datasets
Perform basic data editing
Select and perform spatial data analysis using standard tools
Apply basic map visualization and cartography skills
Use ArcGIS Explorer, ArcGIS Online, and desktop extensions
The following list of skills measured is provided to familiarize candidates with topics covered on the exam and to help guide exam preparation. We recommend candidates review this list and assess their knowledge of each skill. Specific preparation resources are available on the Training Resources tab to assist with refreshing in areas where any knowledge gaps are found.
Compare and contrast export formats available in ArcGIS Desktop
Explain the differences between exporting from Layout view and Data view
Given a desired output (e.g., tiling, rasterization, color vs. black and white), determine appropriate map and printer settings
Describe how packages are generated and shared from ArcGIS Desktop
Explain the circumstances under which it is appropriate to embed a Python script within a toolbox
Determine how to optimize a map for publishing to ArcGIS Server
Determine the best option for sharing specified content
The following training resources are available to help you prepare for your exam, but they are not required. Keep in mind, completing recommended training courses does not guarantee that you will achieve the requirements for a specific Esri Technical Certification.