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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.
At the bottom of each course page, you'll find an area labeled, suggested courses to watch next. These are courses that have been selected by our content teams as the logical or related next courses that you can watch after you've complete the course whose page you are currently on. Below that, you'll find a scrollable list of courses other members who have watched this course have also watched. Which you might also find useful to browse through, as it's likely that you share some of the same interests as other people who have viewed the course you're watching. Another place you'll find recommendations is on the Home page. Just look under My courses and under the Recommended for me tab.
Here you'll see your top three recommended courses. Click View More to see all your recommendations. These recommendations are based on your viewing activity, but you can also fine tune the sorts of courses that are suggested, by clicking this Tell us your interest button. From here, scroll down, and tick the check-boxes that best describe your interests in our various subject areas and software courses. Then click Next Step. The more accurate information you provide, the more likely you'll find the courses in our library that most interest you. Next, rank your interests by simply dragging them up or down in this list, then click Create my recommendations.
So, now that I've defined my interests, you can see the top ten recommended courses have changed a little bit. I'm also seeing recommended in audio and music and recommended in design, photography, Dreamweaver, the Web and so on. If any of these courses don't really interest you, you can further refine your interests by clicking, Not interested. And another course will appear in its place. The more accurate the information you provide, the more likely you'll find the courses in our library that most interest you. So, be sure to take some time to define your interests.
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