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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link="#0563C1" vlink="#954F72"><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal>Good morning fellow SHRUGGERs,<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>I will be teaching my very successful ArcGIS Desktop Associate Certification Exam Prep Class next week. This will be an online Instructor led class held on January 19-21 from 10:30 am to 5 pm each day. This class has been confirmed but there is still room for a few more if you are interested. Earning an Esri certification is a great way to start the New Year. <o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>This class has a 90% certification exam pass rate for those that have taken the course and reported back their results. More information about this course is provided below. Use the holiday code HOLIDAYSAVINGS to save 20% when you register online. <o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><b>ArcGIS Desktop Associate Certification Exam Prep Class<o:p></o:p></b></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><b><i>Course Overview<o:p></o:p></i></b></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>The Esri Technical Certification Program recognizes qualified individuals who are proficient in best practices for using Esri software. The ArcGIS Desktop Associate Certification means the person has shown they have a basic understanding of GIS and ArcGIS concepts and can apply processes to workflows. They are also skilled at using ArcGIS Desktop to visualize, manage, and analyze geospatial data.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>This approximately 20-hour course will help prepare ArcGIS Users to take and pass the ArcGIS Desktop Associate Exam for ArcGIS 10.1 or 10.3. Through a series of lectures, instructor demonstrations and practice quizzes, students will review ArcGIS Desktop functionality and identify areas where more study may be needed. The practice quizzes provide students with an opportunity to experience a testing environment that will be similar to the real thing. The quizzes are formatted very closely to those found on the actual exam with questions based in Esri sample questions, recommended course section reviews and the author's experiences with other certification exams such as those from Microsoft and CompTIA.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>The class was developed by instructors that have taken and passed the Esri Certified ArcGIS Desktop Associates exam. This course currently has a 90% pass rate for those students that have taken the class and reported their results.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><b><i>Topics Covered:<o:p></o:p></i></b></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]>ArcGIS Desktop levels and functionality<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]>General overview of ArcGIS Desktop<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]>Review of the ArcMap Interface: Toolbars &amp; Menus<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]>Editing in ArcGIS with Feature Templates &amp; the snapping environment<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]>Creating Mapbooks using Data Driven Pages<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]>Using Dynamic Text<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span s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