2012 – A big year for training!

Well it’s December again – and what a busy year it’s been in Training at Esri Australia!  There’s been a change at the helm, with Laura Berman moving to the role of Partner Manager, and my transition from Senior Trainer to Training Manager.  Millie Chen – our Training Coordinator – has returned from maternity leave, and we have a number of new trainers who’ve started this year.  Exciting times!

One of our major achievements this year has been the certification of our trainers.  We now have 26 trainers certified in Esri software (Desktop, Developer, Database and Server) and CompTIA accredited (CTT+ – Computer based education certification).  We also have two accredited Telvent trainers who can teach ArcFM courses.  The level of experience required to gain this accreditation is critical for delivering the highest quality GIS training for you, our clients.

This year has seen the release of a number of new training courses for ArcGIS 10.1.  Many of the new courses (including Desktop courses) incorporate online data distribution channels including ArcGIS Online.  This is a shift from previous training courses, and will step you through how you can distribute your data quickly and easily using this new technology.    We also have new training courses in Runtime and building add-ins, along with a transition to ArcGIS for Server 10.1 course, which will really help anyone making the move from 10.0 to 10.1.

We also launched a new offering this year – a knowledge transfer option.  This is an economical and efficient way to train one or two people in-house, with manuals also included.

We’ve also just finished putting the final touches on our training schedule for the first half of 2013.  You can find all of the dates up on our website.  If the dates listed don’t suit, or you want a specific course for your organisation, don’t hesitate to contact us, and we’ll find you a solution which works for you.  Just because it isn’t scheduled, doesn’t mean we can’t schedule a course for you (including training on older software versions).

Merry Christmas everyone – be safe, and see you in 2013 for more training news.

Kath Sund

Manager, Training

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