When is the next offering of The Location Advantage? How do I register?
The master calendar for all the MOOCs is hosted at the Esri Academy site. Scroll down to see upcoming courses. You can register, once you've signed in with your Esri credentials, on the course description page.
Is there anything new in the April 2017 and later offerings of the course?
While the course content has not changed substantially, the offerings of The Location Advantage after April 2017 touch on new tools in Business Analyst Web App. The hands-on exercises now include work with infographics and the site suitability tool, and the use of a story map as a presentation tool.
Will I get a certificate for the MOOC?
Students who complete the course in its entirety will receive a certificate of completion.
How much do I need to know about GIS?
The MOOC has no prerequisites, but some familiarity with GIS concepts may enhance your experience. If you’re new to GIS, you may find it helpful to go through the free Esri web course, Getting Started with GIS.
What software will I use? What are the system requirements?
All MOOC students will have access to ArcGIS Online and Business Analyst Web App for the duration of the course. Your browser will need to meet the ArcGIS Online system requirements.
Can I take the lessons at any time? Are there weekly deadlines?
You are free to work at your own pace. The course includes six sections with video lectures, hands-on case studies, quizzes, and discussions. Sections are opened weekly. Expect to spend a minimum of two to three hours on each section. To earn a certificate of completion, all sections must be completed within two weeks of the class end date. Please see the Dates to Remember section in the course Dashboard for details.
How long will I have access to the content after the MOOC ends?
You will have two weeks after the session ends to finish the exercises in ArcGIS Online and Business Analyst Web App. After that date you will no longer be able to access ArcGIS Online and Business Analyst Web App or the course materials. Please see the Dates to Remember section in the course Dashboard for details. You are welcome to register to take the course again if you are unable to complete it or simply want to work through the material again.
Will the MOOC show up in my Esri training history?
Yes. Certificates from all Esri MOOCs are available via your My Learning Activity page. If you believe a certificate for an Esri MOOC you completed on the Udemy platform is missing from your page, contact us via the form at the bottom of this page. Please include your name, your username and the name and date of the course. We'll find it and add it to your page.
If I still have a question, where can I get help?
For general course questions visit this Help page. There's also a form to e-mail specific questions, if yours is not answered. For questions or issues with the course content, the forums are the best source of information. We encourage you to look through them, as your question may already have been asked and answered.