Good day to all. I am still new to ArcGis and the ArcCatalog applications and learning quite a bit just playing around in ArcGis. Our engineers use a 3rd party application that runs ArcEngine. I use ArcMap to assist with entry level requests such as symbology; field editing and the odd intersect request. I am not a drawer - the path that I am on is more of a data support guy
So with that abbreviated opening - I am more interested in finding out what others would recommend as in continued education with ESRI classes. I have ArcGis 1 and 2 under my belt. Editing Data with ArcGis for Desktop is next on the list, then building / managing geodatabase.
Since our engineers use a 3rd party app w/ArGEngine they do not have access to all the tools yet that ArcMap provides. So the requests are getting a bit more complicated for a beginner. We are a small Telecom that must provide data for the broadband portal initiative which I believe is almost over and other federal requests for service boundaries, etc.
Any advice for classes/education would be greatly appreciated.
Second question is (and Im pretty sure I know the answer after reading in the forums). We use SQL as our database. Our .mxd file contains a lot of layers as displayed in my TOC. I'm curious what is the best method to share / provide our mapping to another engineering firm? I am not sure they want a ton of shapefiles, however they will accept the shapefiles graciously. What would be considered a more efficient way to share - and I suppose it would depend on the capabilities of the receiving parties?
Thank you as always