Thursday, July 23, 2015

Lynda Online Courses Review

I recently came across via an email that I received from LinkedIn. I am a member of various social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and others, I’m sure you are too. One of these social networks is LinkedIn, which is similar to other social networks, but more for professionals. Well, lest I digress, I decided to check it out and see what had to offer. is essentially an online learning website on which you can get paid membership and take various types of online courses. The company was founded way back in 1995 and started offering online courses in 2002. was recently acquired by LinkedIn in May 2015. They have a ton of useful video courses, many of which I am interested in taking myself. At first glance, as I checked out the website, I found it user-friendly and easy to navigate. offers a range of online video courses from learning various types of software like MS Office and Adobe Photoshop, to Photography, Web Design and Development, to 3D Animation and Visual Effects, to courses on Business like Leadership, Management, Career Development, Project Management, and many other subjects and topics. The courses are delivered via structured video tutorials and can be taken at your own pace.  Once you have a membership, you can take unlimited number of courses and several courses at once. Upon successfully completing a particular course, you will get a Certificate of Completion.

When I received the email from, they offered a 21-day free trial to check out their online learning platform. So I checked the course outline and contents for some course that I was interested in. I decided to take one of the courses “Marketing & Monetizing on YouTube” and successfully completed it. I found the course very useful . Below is the course certificate of completion for the above mentioned course:

There are several membership options to choose from. The basic monthly membership costs $24.99, however, if you pay for this membership on an annual basis, you can get it for $19.99 per month. Their Premium membership costs $34.99 per month and allows members to download project files. You can get the Premium membership for $29.99 per month if you pay annually. They also offer group memberships. You can get a 10-Day Free Trial that gives you free unlimited access to all the courses on makes a great educational gift. That’s right, you can give the gift of education to your friends or family. has a variety of gift options like access to courses for one month ($24.99), three months ($74.97), six months ($149.94), and one year ($239.88). These prices are current at the time of writing this review, so bear in mind that they are subject to change and may be different when you check them out. Below you will find an example video tutorial of one of the courses offered at

If you’re thinking how different it is from searching YouTube tutorials on the subject and learning for free. Well, of course you can do so on YouTube and you will find some great tutorials. However, on YouTube you will have to spend time searching for the right tutorials and be overloaded with advertisements. Also, on YouTube, though you will find some very good tutorials, it may not have a structured approach like you will find in the courses and the learning won't be so seamless.

You can try a membership for free and get a 10-day free access pass and check out any of the thousands of online courses they offer. You don't need to enter any credit card or payment information. online training tutorials

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