Training Spotlight: ArcGIS Fundamentals and Intermediate GIS Concepts

It’s time to register for training in Seattle to build your GIS skills. Face-to-face, instructor-led training builds a solid foundation in GIS to advance your career. The King County GIS Center is offering two-day ArcGIS Fundamentals in September and three-day Intermediate GIS Concepts in October.

ArcGIS Fundamentals Overview

ArcGIS is a powerful and complex tool for viewing and analyzing data. With so much functionality available in the software, it can be difficult to get started. This 2-day class teaches essential skills for being efficient with ArcGIS. Explore GIS data through ArcMap and create maps to illustrate relationships in the data. Learn methods of displaying data with symbols and text. See how to ask questions of the data and get answers. Audience: This class is primarily for those who want to learn the basics of ArcGIS.

Intermediate GIS Concepts Overview

ArcGIS has much more functionality than simple map display and navigation. It has many tools for collecting, creating, and analyzing data. This three-day class teaches advanced skills for using ArcGIS. See how to connect information between tables and mark locations on the map. Practice managing data files, creating new data, and putting the data to work to generate answers to questions. Audience: This class is for those who already know the basics of ArcGIS and want to expand their skills with the software and with GIS in general.

Register for both classes and save!  Five days of training at exceptional value.

What You Will Receive

  • 7.5 hours of instruction each day from a CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT).
  • Use of a student PC while in class, with appropriate GIS software and access to training data.
  • A TeachMeGIS student workbook (to keep) which includes the lecture slides, exercises, and a DVD of the training data.
  • Upon completion, a signed completion certificate which will indicate the CEUs and GISCI points earned.
  • KCGIS Center’s 30 for 30 Support—30 minutes of one-on-one instructor phone within 30 days after class completion. This is our commitment to you to help ensure that you can apply your new GIS skills successfully.

Location: 201 South Jackson Street – with convenient public transportation.

What our students say about these classes:

“Great introduction—I liked the combination of lecture, textbook, and exercises. The exercises were especially efficient in touching on many different aspects without going into too much detail. Thanks!”

“Well done. I put my GIS skills to use the first week back on the job. Thank you!”

“Good simple explanations. Tough but doable exercises”

“This class is for anyone needing to make accurate maps containing data appropriate for their needs and to share with others who may not be able to get the information accurately and in one place.”

“I liked that there were a lot of examples along the way. I also liked how the examples started fresh with each lesson. In the past, I’ve been in an environment where the examples built on each other, so if you made a small mistake early in the class, it was difficult to fix later on.”

“Very good class. We covered a lot of material, but the instructor managed to cover it in adequate depth and keep it engaging.”

“This class far exceeded my expectations, boosted my confidence in using ArcMap, and is one I recommend as a model for our other training.”

“Well put together, informative, comfortable, helpful, great!”