Esri Certified ArcGIS Desktop Professionals are capable of successfully performing skills required of Esri Certified ArcGIS Desktop Associates, and can also utilize a broader range of ArcGIS tools and functionality to define and successfully complete complex GIS projects.
A qualified candidate for the Esri ArcGIS Desktop Professional Certification is capable of applying GIS concepts and knowledge to define a project and establish work flows, processes, and methods in ArcGIS, to troubleshoot and problem solve non-routine issues, and to determine and apply the most appropriate ArcGIS for Desktop functionality to accomplish the project objectives. The qualified ArcGIS Desktop Professional should be able to perform all of the tasks expected of an ArcGIS Desktop Associate.
A qualified candidate should be able to:
Utilize advanced modeling techniques
Apply fundamental spatial statistics
Perform advanced vector and raster analysis
Perform surface modeling and analysis
Understand and apply python scripting
Perform fundamentals of spatial database design
Determine and define an appropriate coordinate system
Demonstrate proficiency in application configuration
Apply advanced visualization techniques
Understand fundamental network analysis concepts
Build a complex data set
Perform some basic network analysis
Author and publish a map service
Author and publish an image service
Identify and resolve common, complex problems
A qualified candidate should be familiar with tools such as:
Basic tools throughout ArcGIS for Desktop
Core ArcGIS for 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.
Determine how best to customize the user interface to perform a task in the most efficient manner
The following training resources are available to help you prepare for your exam, but are not required. Please utilize this list of preparation resources with the list of skills measured topics to identify appropriate training options for possible knowledge gaps found.
Please note that completing the recommended training courses does not guarantee you will achieve the requirements for a specific Certification exam.