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AGSPACE for GIS Beginners Certificate

FL Digital Tools Quick Notes:


Certifying Body:
Digital Quest, Inc.

ArcGIS Desktop

Primary Digital Skill Presentations including sound, motion, and color presentations

Requirements for Certification:
Successful completion of the “AGSPACE for GIS Beginners” Exam

Test Info:
Format: Knowledge and application level MC and TF questions that assesses GIS literacy and application abilities.
Number of Questions: 40
Time: 60 minutes; Extended 30 minutes can be allotted to requesting schools for students who meet district/state ADA eligibility



“AGSPACE for GIS Beginners”, a Florida Digital Tools Certificate, provides students the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in GIS technology, a digital mapping tool. Digital Literacy on this topic is essential as maps have become an essential presentation tool in digital media, print media, and in-person presentations. The occupational outlook for all direct GIS careers is largely listed as “faster Than Average” or better, and many indirect careers require knowledge of GIS ad are also categorized as “faster than average”.nd environmental settings.

GIS technology is a cross curricular technology in classes from STEM/engineering to agriculture to marketing to logistics. Most all technology from phones to farm equipment to drones use location and GIS is the core tech of gathering and presenting that data. This certificate will help in multiple career areas from hard science to business, and leads to multiple CAPE certifications and professional certifications. Combined with the free availability of ArcGIS software, GIS has never been more important as a digital tool and never more readily available to all students.

Continuing to Advanced Certifications

Beyond AGSPACE students have opportunities to continue to expand and gain additional skills through High School CAPE geospatial programs: SPACE GIS User and STARS Geospatial Techniciancertifications. Turn learn more about SPACE and STARS and contuing education from high school to industry:   Click Here!

Sample Questions

Sample DOK 1 Question:
To add a layer to a map document, use the _______ tool.

  1. Open
  2. Add data
  3. Find
  4. Identify

Sample DOK 2 Question
Map elements such as a legend, scale bar, north arrow, etc. are needed for a map layout because

  1. they are legally required for all printed maps.
  2. a map cannot be printed from ArcMap without these elements.
  3. otherwise the data contained in the map cannot be fully understood.
  4. they serve to map the map layout more attractive.

Sample DOK 2 Question
Which of the following layer types would best illustrate forested areas on a map?

  1. Lines
  2. Points
  3. Polygons
  4. Tables

Sample DOK 3 Question
After performing an analysis of local businesses interested in recycling, you made a map containing all 500 of the interested businesses as separate points in a shapefile. If you wanted to provide interested parties with names and contact information of the businesses, you could best provide that information by

  1. Labeling each point on the map with the business name, contact person, and address.
  2. Creating a separate report with a list of business names and addresses.
  3. Advising map users to click on each point with the identify tool to gather all of the information.
  4. This information cannot be provided.
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