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Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 23, 2020

A great way to enhance the learning outcomes for your team

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As an organization, you should be considering how to keep your staff engaged in ongoing learning. If you're hard-pressed to find something that can provide refreshers and transferable skills, LinkedIn Learning can be a valuable resource. You may find that you can fit the entire program for your staff well within your budget instead of trying to put together a piecemeal learning plan for staff based on what you find externally from multiple sources. With that said, if you're looking for more specific courses focused on industry-specific software or practices, you may find the offerings a bit wanting. Consider reviewing the options available to you within the course content prior to committing (which you should do anyway) to ensure that what is on offer will fit the plans you have for your organization.
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Viveka von Rosen | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 22, 2020

Lucking out with LinkedIn Learning

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If there are gaps in an employees' knowledge, LinkedIn Learning is a great resource. In addition, some of the courses might not be applicable to the "job" but will help folks become better at life and their jobs (meditation courses, art courses, etc.). Some (not all) of the courses are too simplistic and don't have an advanced version. In some cases, employees need more thorough training on a particular subject.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 28, 2020

Great video tutorials and training

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LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) is great if you want to broaden your knowledge in your area of education and experience. It is also awesome if you want to learn about new trends. I find it less appropriate if you want to get certified and put the courses on your résumé. It is great only for micro-credentialing.
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Rocky Kev | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 16, 2019

I've found new career paths thanks to LinkedIn Learning

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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.
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Jason White | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 28, 2020

Fantastic learning tool for large companies

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So far, I can't see any less appropriate reasons for using LinkedIn Learning. The catalog of available training is extremely broad and very easy to search for. The process of signing up for classes/training is streamlined and simple. And the way the training is laid out makes it very easy to go through each course, to be able to start and stop as needed, and I find it well suited for my needs.
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Sara Rogers | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 16, 2019

LinkedIn Learning/Lynda is a great learning platform for your organization

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We had an instance where one of our designers knew that there was a way to link an Excel document with fields to an Adobe InDesign template but they didn't exactly know how to make it all work. They found a training video and after a few minutes had a test page laid out and were able to show how the fields in the Microsoft Excel document were feeding into the new InDesign template.
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Irina Danilova | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 18, 2019

Online learning for everyone!

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Lynda.com is absolutely great to jump-start learning something new or brush-up your skills. Also classes are very practical so there is always chance that you can use what your learned right away or that you can find an answer to some work questions here. It would probably be not a place to get some academic knowledge or to get to the very specific areas of advanced programming.
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Jenna Boodram | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 15, 2019

Lynda is value for your money!

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My company is in the Digital Marketing industry and Lynda provides great courses for anyone working in that field. Classes are led by industry experts and videos are of high quality. Lynda is perfectly suited for people seeking a flexible learning platform that offers unlimited access to many courses for a flat monthly subscription fee. However, their monthly subscription model might be overkill for someone looking to only take one or two courses.
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Mitchell Clements | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 15, 2019

The best way to "level up" your employees

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LinkedIn Learning is well suited for organizations and groups who are trying to "level up" their employee's skills. It's also a great resource for students looking for quality and engaging learning content. It would be less appropriate for part-time employees unless they were using it outside of their work hours. Otherwise, it can be very time-consuming.
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Roy Zumbado Cognuchz | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 26, 2019

Brilliant learning portal

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Lynda is best suited for companies that need to implement or increase their learning and development options. It's hard to get experts and employees to learn new skills and abilities doing the same job, so Lynda offers a platform in which you can develop your team's knowledge, and also yourself as an entrepreneur or manager by learning from experts teaching updated, relevant courses.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 27, 2019

Lynda.com is such a great investment

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I would highly recommend Lynda.com to colleagues and I think it's best suited for increasing knowledge on topics that you may not be familiar with. For example, if you're working on a project that requires in-depth knowledge of Excel spreadsheets, Lynda.com would be great to provide that insight needed to complete the task. Lynda.com may not necessarily be great for topics that may need hands-on practical exercises.
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Joshua Henke | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 20, 2018

Great learning tool. Feels like YouTube with a business focus

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Any company that desires to train their employees should invest in this. It's a polished business tool: feels a bit like YouTube but business relevant. Employees can find things on their own, and playlists from management can be dispensed, another way to ensure the company culture and perspectives can be communicated without having to invest in their own training material.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 17, 2018

Excellent educational resource

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It has a large library of course material and training videos. The licensing terms are not very expensive either. Some of the content for fast evolving technologies should be updated quicker in my opinion.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 26, 2018

Great educational resource

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In my opinion, it is one of the best instructional education websites. If a user enrolls in a course, he/she can complete it at his own pace, while bookmarking important content as well. Overall it's been a good purchase for us.
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Chris Salles | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 20, 2018

Learn with Lynda, the possibilities are nearly endless

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lynda.com is well-suited for an individual OR an enterprise. You can take learning on-the-go via mobile phone or tablet. Instructors are well-known industry experts. There is a tremendous amount of courses. Ideal self-directed learning library to supplement anyone's ILT-heavy learning strategy.
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Alexander Perrigo | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 30, 2018

LYNDA.COM > Great Learning Product!

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It is well suited for those of us that have short attention spans and need to utilize short stances of learning. Lynda provides video segments in a manageable time frame.

Practical Examinations are not really utilized in the courses I have gone over. I would like to see labs and practice exams be made available for certain courses if agreeable.
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Rocky Banks | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 06, 2018

Concise review of lynda.com

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It is especially suited for new or junior employees to gain familiarity or new features of business productivity applications. Every course is also learn-at-your-own-pace; this is key to the utility of the website.
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Ai Ashe | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 13, 2017

Review of lynda.com

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Very well suited for training in a variety of software used in different areas of industries. Helps people develop and build technical skills. Learners can learn at their own pace. There's also training in business principles and money-management advice.

Not sure if its useful as a tool to teach skills that requires face-to-face contact, for example in sales.
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Benjamin Brogdon | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 29, 2017

Lynda.com: massive and passive software training library

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Lynda.com works very well to provide you high-level overviews of a wide variety of software. I have only found a few applications that lynda.com doesn't cover. The passive video approach, however, is inherently limited, in spite of the high quality of the presentation.

Lynda.com also works very well for those who need to learn independently of others. It does not work well for groups of learners.
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Brett Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 12, 2017

Learn to never stop learning.

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Lynda.com is a great tool for personal use, or for usage in an organization. Considering the vast amount of content, ranging from personal to corporate usage, users can vary their experience based on the scenario. Since the courses range in difficulty and familiarity, it's easy to attract individuals to new solutions, tools, use-cases, etc. All in all - a great tool that can be leveraged for a number of different needs.
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Erika Schaefer | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 08, 2017

Strengthen Your Employees & Employers with Lynda.com

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I have found Lynda.com very helpful to brush up on my Excel skills. It's great for employees to learn new skills and strengthen skills they already have. I love that there are lessons for project management which help to make employees more valuable to your company and help them gain upward mobility in the company.
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About LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Lynda.com (now offered as part of LinkedIn Learning) is an elearning course library acquired and now supported by LinkedIn in May 2015.
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