Recommended Online Classes for Absolute Beginners in GIS

This is a question very frequently asked on social platforms – How do I start in GIS? Where should I start?

My personal answer would always be – start with the foundational basics. Below are online modules that I personally selected as appropriate for absolute beginners. Modules are listed in escalating order from basic to more advanced. All listed classes are free, but some require ESRI account.

Next level courses with maintenance license (organizational account) reqired