When you have finally gotten used to converting data layers, another feature in ESRI’s tools box is the model builder. This tool allows you to actually employee a number of steps all at once, kind of like a batch process. It’s a bit trick at first, but when you get the hang of it, the Model Builder process flow diagram is a great thing to share with other collaborators so that everyone processes the data the same way. Have a look at my 3-part video.
Still want more information? Well there are a number of resources you can look up online and in print. Here’s one from ESRI press:
Getting to Know ArcGIS ModelBuilder by David W. Allen