I was wondering about the esri certs, i would like to at some point do my first cert, i am new to Arcgis but i am loving it, My questions are 1. The $250 is that per try? and 2. What sort of time frame should i be waiting between starting and doing the first cert, i understand a lot of people will say till you feel comfortable and i get that i have no intentions of taking it today. I was just wondering.
The certification team designed a free web course (Preparing for Esri Technical Certification) intended in part for you to self-assess your readiness: https://www.esri.com/training/catalog/5dcb0c43e5aa0452316eb995/preparing-for-esri-technical-certific...
The exam information guides also have a list of candidate qualifications (tasks you should be able to perform). Here's the one for ArcGIS Desktop Entry 19-001: https://www.esri.com/training/assets/courses/5ba1263846fee07da2714b9f/EADE%2019-001%20v9_20200306.pd...
Hope this helps!