In partnership with other higher education institutions, the DIGIT Lab maintains the software licensing for Esri products at the University of Utah. This means the DIGIT Lab is the front line support for Esri products on campus. If we can not answer your questions, we pass them along to Esri support.
ArcGIS Desktop Software Licensing
We offer the full suite of Esri products including ArcGIS Desktop (with ArcInfo Licensing), ArcGIS for Server, and ArcGIS Online. If you would like to purchase ArcGIS Desktop, click here and you can purchase it for a prorated amount of $175 / year, which includes upgrades. The enterprise software packages can be purchased directly through the DIGIT Lab, please contact (801) 581-3612 or firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing information.
The University of Utah’s Department of Geography has one of the strongest GIS education programs in the North America and has successfully educated hundreds of GIS specialists. The Department of Geography offers a series of classes aimed at teaching both the fundamentals of Geographic Information Science as well as using GIS (Esri) software. There are 4 semester length courses that consist of both strong theoretical background and hands-on lab sessions (See http://www.geog.utah.edu/ for more details).
Lastly, and maybe the most practical, training is free via Esri Virtual Courses. Esri offers online courses to train users in the use of Esri’s software. This is a great way to get trained on the use of a specific tool within ArcGIS Desktop.