Training FAQs 

GIS training and spatial education is an integral part of a successful GIS implementation and enables you to maximise the return on your software investment.

Below are some frequently asked questions regarding GIS training at Esri Singapore.

If you have a question that is not covered here, please feel free to call our training team on 6742 8622.

Where do I start?

If you're new to GIS, start with ArcGIS I: Introduction to GIS. This course teaches what GIS technology is and what you can do with it. You will also look at the basic ArcGIS tools.

If you're new to ArcGIS (but have some experience with GIS technology), start with ArcGIS II: Essential Workflows, which explores the tools available within the software.

For more information on what courses might be suitable for you, view our training path.

I have completed ArcGIS 1: Introduction to GIS – which course should I take next?

The next step in your GIS training pathway is the ArcGIS 2 Essential Workflows course.

I have completed a training course – what is my next step?

To determine what course you should take next, view the Esri Singapore training path. The training path contains the sequence of all our scheduled courses, to help you ensure you’re taking the right course that’s best suited to your existing skill set and future goals.

If you're still not sure what course you should take next, please feel free to give our training team a call on 6742 8622.

Where will the scheduled training courses be held?

The scheduled courses are run at Esri Singapore’s Training Facility, located in its offices at 82 Ubi Avenue 4, 07-03 Edward Boustead Centre.

What are the different types of training courses you run?

Esri Singapore runs more than 20 scheduled training courses, covering all aspects of the ArcGIS platform.

In addition to scheduled training, we also offer flexible training solutions, including: onsite training; client exclusive courses; and knowledge transfer session. 

We also offer Learning and Services Credits, which provide a flexible way of managing your organisation’s GIS professional development requirements.

I have been using another GIS vendor’s software for a while, what course would you suggest I take to get me started with the ArcGIS platform?

One of the most challenging elements when transitioning to a new software product is gaining a solid understanding of the terminology. ArcGIS 2: Essential Workflows provides a good introduction to the terminology used in ArcGIS. Alternatively, contact us about our specialised courses to help transition you from another GIS platform.

Do I need to bring anything to my training courses?

All material is provided at the training course – including computers and relevant software and manuals.

Which software version is the course based on?

For scheduled training, the most current software release will be used for the course. Customised courses and onsite training can be conducted using any software version. 

I want to publish a map to the web, which course should I take?

ArcGIS 4: Sharing content on the web, and Designing maps with ArcGIS are the best courses to take if you’d like to learn how to publish an online map.

We are planning to convert our data to Geodatabases, which courses should I take?

Start with Building Geodatabases to get a basic understanding of the geodatabase format and its functionality.

This could be followed with Configuring  and Managing the Multiuser Geodatabase, Implementing Versioned Workflows in a Multiuser Geodatabase and Distributing Data using Geodatabase Replication. 

I am located overseas, how can I pay for my training?

Esri Singapore only accepts overseas payments made through telegraphic transfer.

All local and overseas bank charges are the responsibility of the client. Goods and Services Tax (GST) will only be applicable if the client’s company is using a third party vendor.

Do I need a visa to come to Singapore to undertake a training course?

Please refer to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority’s web page to find out if you need a visa to travel to Singapore.

Please note: visa fees are not included in any training course prices and are the responsibility of the client to arrange and pay.