In this course you’ll review and apply your ArcGIS skills in the areas of GIS data management, editing, visualization and analysis. Hands-on practice with ArcGIS for Desktop software is emphasized. You are not required to take this course to earn the certification, and completing this course does not guarantee you will pass the exam.
Individuals planning to take the ArcGIS Desktop Associate certification exam
Reinforce and improve the skills required to perform the tasks below. You’ll also identify areas where you may need to invest additional preparation time in order to earn the ArcGIS Desktop Associate certification.
- Create a file geodatabase, add data to it, and define components used to ensure data integrity
- Assess scale, resolution and co-ordinate system information to determine whether a dataset is appropriate for a given task
- Choose appropriate source data, layer properties and layout elements for a given map purpose
- Create labels and annotation to improve map readability
- Design a map that will be shared on the web
- Create and update feature geometry and attributes with the required accuracy
- Edit data in a versioned environment and resolve editing conflicts
- Choose appropriate data, tools and workflows for a given proximity, overlay and temporal analysis
- ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop (Standard or Advanced)
- ArcGIS 10.1 for Server (Basic or Standard)
- Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008
Two or more years experience using ArcGIS Desktop software (versions 9.x and 10) to create and edit data, design and publish maps, and perform common GIS analysis operations is required.