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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.
In this chapter, we'll look at the many ways in which you can search for and find the content and courses you're looking for. Let's begin with a brief overview of our navigation system. And the subsequent movies in this chapter we'll go into the specifics. Across the top of nearly every page in our site, you'll find the navigation bar, which contains the primary menus you'll use to find training courses. You can browse our library based on subject, software or author. The navigation bar is also where you'll find the search bar. And that let's you search our site for particular words or phrases. Again we'll cover these navigation bar items individually in upcoming movies.
For now let's scroll down to the bottom of the page and this is where you'll find the fat footer and like the navigation bar, the fat footer appears on every page of our site. The top area of the fat footer contains links to non course related sections of our site. Like news, information about various products and subscription plans, and contact information. But this is also where you can browse our entire library's contents by these tabs. Which you can see, offer more granular subcategories organized by subject, software.
And our most viewed courses in each subject. You can even view a list containing every single course by clicking this link here, which currently tells me there are 1,871 courses in all in the library. This list is sorted with the most recently released courses at the top of the list, though you can easily resort that list either using the Sort menu here or by filtering the list using the categories on the left side of the screen. So for example if I wanted to see all the courses listed alphabetically I could select course title a to z and I could then pair the list down by selecting filter terms here on the left. For example photography and I could choose the Beginners Skill Level and that pairs the list down to 109 courses.
You can remove the filters by clicking their names. In the following movies we'll look at other ways to locate the information and movies you need. Let's return that to the lynda.com homepage which you can always do by clicking the log in the navigation bar.
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