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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 setting that are available for you to manage your lynda.com account. Pretty much everything you'll need in regards to your account can be found under the my account menu. Let's start by selecting my profile. On this page you can update your log in information and your contact information. Just click any of the edit buttons to edit that information. So for example, if you wanted to edit your password, you could edit, enter your current password, and then enter a new password noting that it has to be at least six characters with a letter and a number. And then confirm that password and click save.
As long as your password conforms to the character requirements and you typed it exactly the same both times, you won't run into any problems changing your password. I'm just going to cancel that for now. This is also where you can change your username. Although you probably won't want or need to do that as often as you might want to change your password. But you can delete and type in a new username and then enter your current password to change that name. As long as the name you choose is not in use by another member, your log in name will be changed. And again, I'll just cancel this. Similarly, if you need to change your contact information, just click Edit next to Contact Information. And then just change the appropriate fields.
And then click Save when you're done. And that's how you change your username, password, or contact information for your account.
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