Lynda.com is an online library of video tutorials for business and software skills that are current and in high demand.
Lynda.com is useful for working professionals who need to quickly pick up a new skill. It has courses that teach specific software skills like Google AdWords, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Photoshop.
For people who want to pursue a new career track, Lynda.com offers organized sequences of courses called “Learning Paths” designed to teach the skills necessary to become a Digital Marketer, a Front End Web Developer, or an IT Security Specialist, for example. You can see some highlighted here.
When you complete a Learning Path, Lynda.com provides you with a certification of your achievement that can serve as marketable evidence of your new knowledge.
When you select a course you can find a lot of information to help you select the best learning option for you, whether it’s a specific topic within the subject, or a learning level. To find the learning level, select a topic, and scroll down the page.
You should find a section like the one highlighted. All of the courses are labeled as intended for either a beginner, an intermediate, or an advanced audience. When you’re searching for software courses, it’s also very helpful that Lynda.com lets you filter for courses about a specific version.
When you begin to work through a course, you’ll see that each video tutorial includes a transcript that highlights the current text as you move through the video. Whenever you pause a lesson, Lynda.com remembers where you were and will let you pick up right where you left off.
At this point the Lynda.com course library includes thousands of courses on topics ranging from 3D Animation, to Software Development, to Photography.
If you’re looking to advance your career in a world mediated by technology, you’ll want to take a look at what Lynda.com has to offer. Chances are good that you’ll find something that moves your prospects forward.