I am considering upping my programming skills by taking a python geoprocessing course through ESRI. Before I part with the hefty registration fee, I would like to get your opinion on the value of 24 hrs of instructor led python programming. I am primarily interested in learning the following:
- For those of you who have taken a course such as this, did you walk away with applicable skills or more theoretical knowledge?
- For those of you who have recently been in the job market, did you find employers looked favorably on having a class such as this on your resume?
- For employers, does a specialty course like this really matter, or do most GIS analysts/specialist learn python programming on their own?
Thanks for the advice.