Many of our visitors have been deciding whether or not to use Lynda.com’s training videos. Membership to Lynda.com’s training videos cost about $25 per month. The training videos cover topics such as learning how to complete specific tasks on Adobe software, Apple, Microsoft, Dreamweaver and others types of software. Membership is month-to-month, so you don’t have to worry about being committed. The site has over 68,000 tutorials. You can watch the videos and pause them as you need to. Lynda.com is a great resource for anyone who is involved in graphic design or needs sharp and media creation skills.
The question is, will what Lynda.com has to offer work for what you need?
Here are some of the pros and cons about using Lynda.com:
Pro – Huge Selection
With over 68,000 tutorials and over 1600 learning courses, you can gain a pretty thorough understanding of almost any little task that needs to be done with Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Apple products and other types of software.
Con – Mostly Specialized Training
Most of the training videos on Lynda.com are specialized tasks and are usually not appropriate for beginners.
Pro – Organized Materials
The learning videos on Lynda.com are very organized and it is very easy to find the materials you are looking for. When searching online through free videos trying to find instruction sometimes it can be very time-consuming to find what you’re looking for.
Pro – Saves $
When you consider the cost of taking a college course which would teach the items that you are trying to learn, Lynda.com will actually save you quite a bit of money compared to the cost of taking a course through school or a private course.
If you are on the fence about membership, $25 isn’t very much. You might as well try it for a month and see if it will work for you. Then, if it doesn’t, you can always cancel.