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It's MOOC Opening Day (Almost): 3 Links to Prepare

08-09-2021 04:40 PM
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Esri's newest (free) massive open online course opens in about 48 hours. Everyone registered for Imagery in Action can access Section 1 beginning August 11 around 3 a.m. Pacific time. Planning to attend? Take a few minutes to visit these links and make sure you're set up for a productive and enjoyable learning experience.

Link 1: Check Your Specs

To get full value from the course, completing the hands-on software exercises is highly recommended. This is a great chance to test-drive (if you haven't already) ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Image Analyst, and ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online. Esri provides all the software, but you need to use a computer that meets ArcGIS Pro 2.8 system requirements. See them here:

Link 2: Run a Quick Tech Check

Finding and comparing specs can take a few minutes. This link is a quick way to find out if your computer can run ArcGIS Pro 2.8:

Link 3: Review Really Common Questions

Since Esri started offering MOOCs way back in 2014, more than 200,000 learners have attended one or more offerings. In seven years, we've gotten a ton of questions and many have been asked more than once. Read through the MOOC common questions before attending and gain knowledge from the questions others have asked (and asked and asked again):

Bonus Link: Get in on the Fun

If you're not already registered but you're interested in hearing from Esri experts and exploring the latest ArcGIS tools to work with imagery for a variety of applications, good news! Through August 25 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific, you can sign up (using the same ArcGIS account you use here in the Esri Community) and start the course when you're ready. A new section opens each week, and if you finish all the course content, Esri will give you a certificate of completion. Note that the course closes on September 22:

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Suzanne is a Maryland native who enjoys writing about Esri technology and other topics. She is the Training Marketing Manager with Esri Training Services in Redlands, California.