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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

A great scenario where LinkedIn Learning is fantastic is when working on a project where we miss specific skill sets. My coworker was skilled in Microsoft Power BI, while I was not. So I spent 3 hours going through a few LinkedIn Learning Power BI trainings to get up to speed. Another coworker was not experienced in Google Analytics, and again, LinkedIn Learning filled in the blanks.A scenario where it's less appropriate is finding specific needs for your use case. While LinkedIn Learning is great for learning how something works and exploring test projects - don't expect it to hold your hand to do something very specific. For example - if you need to deploy a app using YOUR SPECIFIC WORKFLOW, you're not going to find a point-by-point tutorial. You'll find courses on how to deploy it in different ways, but not exactly the way you need it.
Rocky Kev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skillsoft Academy

The presentations helped me develop a deeper understanding of a subject. The information is a nice combination of [being] well organized and applicable to real life information. The test questions are clearly worded and really make you think (but not crazy unrealistic scenarios). I feel very confident about my ability to perform my job.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

  • Industry expert authors/instructors - you're learning from people with pedigree.
  • Breadth and depth of catalog - not only is there a wide range of topics and disciplines, but there are frequently several levels of depth within each (eg. Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced).
  • Time needed to complete each course AND each section of a course are included - you know what you're getting into from the first click.
Chris Salles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skillsoft Academy

  • Practical in-depth presentations
  • Exam questions do make you think
  • Updated material
  • Good selection for IT and product focused engineering professionals
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

  • Different results depending on each person's learning style or each expert's teaching style. Like in school, not all matchups will be beneficial and totally, completely informational.
  • Sometimes the videos can be long, which means it can be easy to get distracted/not pay attention. Sometimes long videos are warranted, sometimes they're not. Lynda is best for candidates with the self-discipline to stay committed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skillsoft Academy

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Likelihood to Renew

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) 9.6
Based on 2 answers
It can help all employees learn to strengthen current skills or to learn new skills and then can learn to excel in their current department or they learn a new skills in a new department creating interconnection and cross-departmental value in a company.
Erika Schaefer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skillsoft Academy

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Usability

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Lynda.com is very simple to use, from finding videos to watching to going back and finding the chapter you want to re-watch. Love it all!
Erika Schaefer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skillsoft Academy

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Support

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) 9.0
Based on 6 answers
I have not yet had an opportunity to use LinkedIn Learning's support, so I cannot speak to how effective it is. On the other hand, I have not had call to have to use their support, which does speak to the product being well made and maintained.
Jason White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skillsoft Academy

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Alternatives Considered

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

We have both lynda.com and Plural sight at my job. I like lynda.com when I am searching for a specific tool as it contains videos that hone in on teaching the attributes of a specific tool. Pluralsight's videos generally are longer and are more project based. But both sites are excellent resources. I can't really say which is better than the other.
Ai Ashe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skillsoft Academy

[I selected Skillsoft Academy because it's] much easier to use and has relevant courses. I would like to give 4.5 stars to the course selection, delivery, content, and exams
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

  • ROI has been positive. I've needed to know how to use an application, and lynda.com has helped me develop my skills. I know more after taking a lynda.com course than I did before it. That increase in knowledge and skills translates into greater productivity.
  • To be fair, I've never paid for a lynda.com license. I've used the licenses of former employers, and our public library has licensing deals with lynda.com for patrons. Since I have $0 invested in lynda.com, any knowledge gains represent a significant ROI.
Benjamin Brogdon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skillsoft Academy

  • As an employee I feel that I can be more efficient doing my job.
  • Increases job satisfaction.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Skillsoft Academy

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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