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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 various options and settings that are available for you to manage your lynda.com account. Pretty much everything you need in regards to your account can be found under the menu at the top of the screen where your name appears. Let's start by selecting My profile. On this page, you can update your log in information as well as your contact information. Just click Edit next to any section you want to change. So, for example, if you wanted to change your password you could click Edit next to password. Then you would type in your current password in the top field, and then type your preferred password into the new password field, noting that the password has to have at least six characters and contain one letter and one number.
And then you would retype the new password into the confirm field. Then click Save and as long as your password conforms to character requirements and you typed it the same both time, you'll see a message telling you that you updated your information successfully. I'll just cancel that for now. This log in information area is also where you can change your username as well, although you probably won't want or need to do that as often as you might want to change your password. Similarly, if you want to change your contact information, click Edit and change the appropriate fields. Again, click Save when you're done. So, that's how to change your username, password or contact information for your account.
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