Esri Expands Technical Certification Program

Exams Now Available for Desktop Development and Enterprise System Design

Redlands, CaliforniaAugust 16, 2011—Two new technical certification examinations are now available from Esri. ArcGIS Desktop Developer Associate and Enterprise System Design Associate join the growing list of certifications that validate technical expertise in Esri's desktop, developer, and enterprise software.

The Esri Technical Certification Program recognizes individuals proficient in Esri technology. Certifications are awarded in different areas of expertise at both the Associate and Professional levels. The program, available worldwide, provides the following benefits:

  • It enables organizations to maximize investment in Esri products by employing a workforce certified in ArcGIS best practices.
  • It creates professional development opportunities for ArcGIS users.
  • It helps companies, government agencies, and other organizations assess current or potential employee skill sets in the use of ArcGIS technology.
  • It gives Esri software users the opportunity to distinguish themselves and their organizations with certified qualifications.

Seven certification exams are currently available. They include ArcGIS Desktop Associate, ArcGIS Desktop Professional, ArcGIS Desktop Developer Associate, Web Application Developer Associate, Enterprise Geodatabase Management Associate, Enterprise System Design Associate, and Enterprise Administration Associate.

"Our intent is to establish an industry-recognized benchmark for Esri product expertise," says Jamie Rosa, certification manager at Esri. "The certification program has been very well received during its first six months, and we expect even greater success as we continue to roll out the complete set of 13 examinations."

Examinations take about two hours to complete and include 90–95 multiple-choice questions. They are offered worldwide by Pearson VUE, Esri's global testing partner.

Visit www.pearsonvue.com/esri to find a test location.

To learn more or register for a certification examination, visit esri.com/certification.


About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at esri.com/news.



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