Build Your Résumé with Esri's Entry-Level GIS Certification

05-18-2023 09:54 AM
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KatieSmith_0-1684428126320.jpegAs a young GIS professional, you may be looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. Achieving an Esri technical certification can help you distinguish yourself in the workplace and validate technical knowledge.  

The 2023 Value of IT Certification Candidate Report revealed that individuals who earn a technical certification gain intrinsic and extrinsic benefits, such as the following:   

  • 92% feel more confident in their abilities.   
  • 84% are more determined to succeed professionally.   
  • 37% receive salary increases.  

Esri’s GIS Fundamentals Foundation certification is ideal for individuals who can apply entry-level ArcGIS concepts and perform basic ArcGIS tasks. The exam is designed for candidates with 100 hours of GIS coursework or 3-6 months of GIS workplace experience. 

If you could benefit from this valuable investment, click below to learn more. 


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"The overwhelming feeling of joy and pride that came with getting this certification made me feel like a real GIS specialist!"
Sona Guliyeva, GIS Fundamentals Foundation



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Katie Smith was born in the beautiful state of Minnesota and now resides in sunny Southern California. She is on the Esri Training Team and desires to help people learn about the fascinating world of GIS.