The most qualified professionals hoping to obtain the EGMA (Esri Enterprise Geodatabase Management Associate) certification will have at least three years of work experience as a DBA or GIS administrator. Additionally, having at least 18 months of previous work experience in a hands-on environment with Esri's ArcGIS technology is recommended for any professional attempting to gain an EGMA certification.
An EGMA certification acknowledges a professional's ability to understand and use components and architecture related to the geodatabase. This includes having the knowledge needed for designing, installing, and configuring a geodatabase, as well as the ability to use geoprocessing tools and performance monitoring tools. Additionally, an EGMA professional is validated in knowing how to support ArcGIS within a multi-user enterprise and can perform data management. Typical job roles held by those with this certification require candidates to assist users with connecting to the geodatabase.
Passing the EGMA (Esri Enterprise Geodatabase Management Associate) certification exam is required in order to earn the EGMA certification. Though training is available for the test, it is entirely optional.