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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.
If you've spent some time browsing our library, you're probably aware that our courses are not only about teaching you how to use specific software products. However, you might not be familiar with all the different types or series of courses we offer. So, in this movie, I'd like to give you a brief overview of several types of courses to give you an idea of the range of topics and material we cover. If you're just starting out on a topic, look for training titles with names like Up and Running, Foundations and Fundamentals or Essential Training. Up and running courses like Up and Running with HTML, Up and Running with Prezi and Up and Running with Audacity, are usually shorter courses designed to quickly get you up to speed with the topic or software.
Foundations and Fundamentals courses are courses that focus on a single aspect of a larger topic. So, for example, you'll see courses like foundations of video: interviews, foundations of audio: reverb, foundations of programming: database as well as freelancing fundamentals, conflict resolution fundamentals or digital publishing fundamentals. Essential training courses are comprehensive entry level overviews of a software application or tool, programming language or operating system. For example, we have courses like Word 2013 Essential Training, Joomla! 3 Essential Training and Google Calendar Essential Training.
Now, if you're already familiar with a software product but want to learn what's new in the latest version or had a migrate from one version to another, look for courses that include new features or migrating in their titles. Like Drupal 7 New Features, Photoshop CS6 new features, Migrating from AutoCAD to Revit, or Migrating from Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2010. To practice what you already know, or to learn by working through a specific project, look for a creating, building or create your first type of course, like Create Your First Online Store with Magento Go, Creating Infographics with Illustrator Or Building and Monetizing Game Apps for Android.
For more advanced topics look for in depth, power shortcuts, or tips and tricks. Courses like InDesign Tables In Depth, SEO: Link Building In Depth, Flash Professional Power Shortcuts, Excel 2013 Power Shortcuts, iPad Tips and Tricks, Windows 7 tips and tricks. And Ableton Live 9 tips and tricks. Now, occasionally, software companies will release beta or early version of their software. And we'll release first look courses to help you get a jump on learning the software before or shortly after its release.
For example, we have courses like Easel JS first look. Or no JS first look. First look courses are often replaced with an up and running or central training course when the software is more stable or has been officially released. And finally for documentary films look for creative inspirations and creative spark series. Creative inspirations like big spaceship, digital create agency and (UNKNOWN) logo type designer are full on feature films while creative spark movies Like Lauren Lemon creative portrait photographer and title case typographic artisans are shorter form documentaries. But both series show you how real people use the kinds of skills you can learn here on lynda.com.
And we have several other types of courses that fall somewhere in between all these course types. Be sure to take some time to browse around to see what you can discover in our library.
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