All training courses delivered by Best GIS Training can be used towards your continued professional development (CPD) that helps you gain and maintain Professional Development in your Career.Esri Technical Certification program will help build a community of highly skilled professionals who can develop, sell,and service, support, and use Esri Products and build Desktop solutions to Enterprise Solutions.

Esri Technical certification programs ensure the technical competence of Esri professionals through a tangible measurement of skills and knowledge. Esri Technical Certification exams that go beyond training by providing an objective measurement of a professional’s knowledge and skills in a specific Esri support function or in Esri Technology. Esri Certification programs establish the standards for an IT education and plays an important role in developing a qualified workforce. Organizations, Employers, IT professionals, and consumers of IT services will all benefit from Esri Technical certification.

ESRI Certification

Esri provides Technical Certifications in Desktop, Development and Enterprise domains. And each certification offered by ESRI is into two levels – Associate and Professional level. The following are the list of Certification Exams offered by Esri.

  Exams Entry Associate Professional
DESKTOP ArcGIS Desktop 10.3 | 10.4* 10.3 10.3
DEVELOPER ArcGIS Desktop Developer   10.2 | 10.4 *  
  Web Application Developer   10.2 | 10.4 *  
ENTERPRISE Enterprise Geodata Management   10.3 10.3
  Enterprise System Design   10.2 |10.3 | 10.4 *  
  Enterprise Administration   10.2 |10.3 | 10.4 *  
Benefits of Esri Technical Certification

Esri Technical Certification improves your job prospects, enhance your professional potential, and reap the personal rewards that come with achieving a goal. The top 10 reasons why Esri Technical certification is important.

#1: Job Retention
Organizations are laying off employees at alarming levels. When faced with difficult personnel decisions, organizations generally try to retain the most skillful and knowledgeable employees. Certified Esri Professionals have a credible advantage over their colleagues.

#2: Salary Maintenance
Holding current IT certification does not guarantee you won't face salary reductions when you are in Recession period. But possessing specific certifications likeEsri generally qualifies the employees for higher pay grades. Thus, when forced to accept a salary reduction, you're more likely to be earning more than your non-certified colleagues.

#3: Hiring and Promotion Eligibility
If your resume is bolstered by new and timely certifications, you'll gain an advantage over others when applying for the same role. For better or worse, in cases where two otherwise equal candidates are competing for the same lucrative job offer, one applicant's certifications could prove the deciding factor. Certification may even be required to apply for the position.

#4: Career Improvement
Many technology professionals feel they've done all they can do as anadministrator, developer, support technician or Enterprise administrator. They may be working in positions where they'll receive no additional responsibilities, pay, or challenges unless they move up the corporate ladder.Esri certifications can certainly open the door to such promotions.

#5: New-Generation certs increase Relevance
Certifications are receiving a boost from considerable reworking. Many organizations, including Esri, are revamping and redesigning exams and instructional initiatives. And Esri really stands out due to the variety and impact of changes made to its training and certification program.

Esri's new generation of certifications including the new Esri Web Application Developer (EWAD), Enterprise System Design and Enterprise Administration accreditations -- map directly to real-world needs. The EWAD, for example, measures a candidate's skill, knowledge, and expertise deploying, maintaining, and administering specific Esri platforms.

Esri’s credential, meanwhile, is aimed at helping organizations to meet specific staffing needs. The certification is designed to demonstrate expertise within job roles, such as server administrator, Web Development or desktop support technician, thereby better enabling hiring managers to spot qualified, well-targeted candidates.

#6: Organizations will become more discriminating
Consultants can benefit from Esri Technical certifications too. As clients more closely guard expenses and become more discerning, organizations needing to outsource Technical services and support will want to ensure the firms and technicians they hire are competent. Esri Technical certifications are a great method for consultants to demonstrate their skill, knowledge, and expertise to potential clients.

#7: New products will gain momentum
A slew of new products is sure to gain momentum in 2009. Microsoft's 2008-branded server products lead the charge of new technologies that will gain market share throughout the year.

As organizations begin replacing older or failed equipment with these new products, and as myriad other factors require that the new platforms be deployed, these organization will seek qualified Esri Technicians, managers, and consultants to plan, deploy, and administer the upgrades.

If you can demonstrate your skills and expertise with these platforms, you'll be better positioned to provide those services. By becoming certified on new technologies, you'll not only strengthen your resume, but you'll also position yourself well by aligning your expertise with these new products. #8: Organizations must minimize downtime
Server, desktop, and network downtime, as well as mean times to repair, must improve. This is true for almost all the organizations, but especially for those that have reduced staff, as fewer employees are available to pick up the slack when errors or failures occur.

When running lean, as many companies have been forced to do, remaining employees' workloads are often increased. Thus, it's imperative that organizations fully utilize remaining staff.

Esri Technical certification programs are one method of ensuring that staff members have the training and instruction required to fulfill specific responsibilities. Employees who are better trained and educated as the result of certification efforts will be less likely to commit errors that lead to failure. And when outages do occur, the corresponding education and training will prove helpful in speeding recovery.

#9: Organizations need to reduce costs
When sales or funding levels dive, reducing operating costs becomes critical. During periods of recession, organizations are obligated to maximize efficiency. As a result, productivity requirements become greater for each worker.

From a cold and calculating perspective, Esri Technical certification is one proven method for leveraging an organization's salary expenses. By ensuring that technicians have specific skills via training and certification programs, whether those skills target desktop support or network design and optimization, organizations know that Esri Technical certification efforts help to maximize ROI.

A survey revealed that certifications enabled organizations to reduce expenses, identify knowledge gaps, and improve productivity. In addition, certifications proved helpful in improving uptime and reducing turnover.

#10: Confidence proves handy during turbulent times
If nothing else, during periods of stress and upheaval, it helps to have confidence. While you can't insulate yourself from major economic trends, you can leverage certifications to know you've taken prudent steps to keep skills current and make yourself an attractive employee, both to your current employer and to prospective hiring managers.

Some 75 percent of IT professionals responding to the Kotler study said their Esri Technical certifications make them more attractive to employers, while 84 percent believe they now have the skills necessary to fulfill a job's requirements. Further, some 93% agreed or strongly agreed that customers felt they are in good hands when working with them, due in part to their certifications.
How to become Esri Certified?

  1. Select an Exam
  2. Prepare for the Exam
  3. Register for the Exam
  4. Take the Exam
How to prepare for ESRI Certification Exam?

Esri Technical Certification Exams are designed to accurately measure the Skills, technical experience levels and Competence of a resource gained at an organization. Esri certifications are intended and specially designed for experienced industry professionals as it helps in maintaining the salaries, increases the percentage of getting a hike in the salary and also helps in retaining the job of a resource, during the recession period.
Resources for Preparation

  1. Use the resources from Esri Developers Network and ArcGIS Resource Center.
  2. Review and read the technical articles, Blogs and Forums of Esri.
Softwares Required

Get hands-on practice on all the Esri Softwares like ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Explorer and ArcGIS Server. Understand and explore the data, projects, workflows and the Process using Esri Softwares.
Exam taking Strategies
Answer all questions
There will be 95 multiple choice questions for all the Esri Technical Exams. For each correct answer, we will be scoring one point and for each wrong answer, blank or partially correct answer, we will be earning zero points.

Be aware of time
Don’t spend more time on a single question. If you find yourself spending too much time on any one question or are unsure of an answer, you can mark the question for review and return to it at a later point during the exam, if time permits.

Read carefully
As Esri technical certification exams checks the resources technical ability in resolving an issue.
How to Register for ESRI Certification Exam?

Exams for Esri Technical Certification is done through Pearson VUE, Esri testing partner.
How to Register?

Registering for Esri Technical Certification exam is simple on the Pearson VUE site.

We can search and find the nearest Pearson VUE testing center for writing the exam. We can book the slot for writing the exam as per our convenience.But it is always recommend that you register for your exam at least five days in advance of the examination date to allow for processing of your registration and payment.

Note: For writing the Esri Technical Certification exam, you should have an Esri Global Account.
What is the Pricing and the Mode of Payment?

Any Esri Technical Certification exam from Desktop to Enterprise costs you $225 USD. And the cost would be the same for retaking an exam. We can register for Esri Technical Certification exam by registering through Pearson Vue testing center using a credit card.
How to take an ESRI Certification Exam?

For taking an Esri Certification Exam. Click on the link below to find more details regarding the Exam.
What are the things to carry to the testing center?

When you arrive at the Pearson VUE testing center for writing Esri Technical Certification:

    1.You have to carry two identification forms with Photo and signature on it.
    2.No Personal Items such as phones, Electronic gadgets, laptops etc…are not allowed.
What is format of Exam and Duration?

The format of the Esri Technical Certification exam is Computer based English language Multiple Choice questions. There will be 95 multiple choice questions, which should be answered in 2 hours 30 mins. If you think that any question is taking more time to answer, you can mark that question for review and later on work on that question, subjected to the availability of the time.

All questions should be answered and only the correct answers will be given a point each. All incorrect, partially correct or blank answers will be given zero points. If you want to retake an exam, you can retake the exam only after the completion of 14days of the first exam. Esri certification exam results will be available only after 5-6 days after the exam.
Further Details
Visit the Esri inc Certification pages for more information.