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Learn how to find, access, and view courses in the lynda.com training library. Staff author Garrick Chow explains how to find the "need to know" material quickly and browse other subjects you might be interested in. A full rundown of the types of training offered is included, from in-depth essential training on specific software packages, to first looks at up-and-coming technology trends, to inspirational documentaries following creative professionals working in a variety of disciplines. Garrick also shows how to use special library features such as bookmarks, the queue, certificates of completion, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and more, as well as where to turn for help when you need it. Plus, learn to access lynda.com on the go, either through our mobile site, or the iOS app, which also supports playing videos on your TV via AirPlay and an Apple TV.
Let's continue looking at how to browse the Online Training Library with the Navigation Bar. Let's say you're interested in seeing what kind of courses we have related to business. Because that's not a software-specific topic, the Subject menu is probably a good place to start. So, I roll over Subject, and here I'll find Business. The number next to it tells me there are currently 383 courses related to business in our library. So, I'll click to select that subject. At the top of this page, I find two tabs, editor's picks where you can browse through courses in this topic area that you might find useful or interesting. And most popular courses, where you can scroll through and browse the courses that other members have viewed the most frequently.
Depending on what subject you've selected, you may see additional tabs here as well. For example, if I go to the Photography subject, I'll see a tab here for documentaries related to the subject. Let's return to Business for now, though. Underneath this recommendation area. I find the list of 383 courses that are related to business. But 383 courses is a lot to browse through and most likely you'll have a specific type of business course in mind that you're looking for. So, you can always pair down your results using the filter terms you see here under the sections on the left.
We have the various topics up here on the top. And we also have Skill level, Software, Author, and More option. These filters appear in the order of the number of options in each software. So, for example you can see there are 170 course related to Microsoft here under software, 41 courses related to Excel, and so on. And with the exception of skill level, each filter also has a Show More menu. And that allows to view additional filters.
So for example, under the topic list maybe I'll select Home and Small Office. And now, I'm looking at just nine courses, which is a much more manageable list of tutorials to browse through, so I can figure out which one I want to watch. And you can continue to add filters to pare down your list if necessary. Maybe I only want to see courses related to Microsoft here under software. And now, I only see the three courses that have to deal with Home and Small Office, and Microsoft. If this list were still really long, I could continue filtering. Notice your selected filters appear up here.
You can remove filters by clicking them. But once you've found a course that you'd like to watch, just click its title to be taken directly to that course's page. And here, you can read more about the course and then actually watch it. So, that's how to browse for courses by subject.
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