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Lynda.com – A Great Resource for Online Tutorials

With computers and the technology that they bring being such a huge factor in our personal and professional lives it behooves us to learn everything we can about using them. One of the resources that I’ve just started using to help expand my professional skills is Lynda.com. I can’t emphasize enough how impressed I am with the selection of topics Lynda.com offers and the depth they go into for the tutorials that you can select from.

My professional background is balanced between years of experience in counseling and an almost equal number of years in IT. What I’ve found in my years working in Information Technology is that the range of computer skills that a person employed for a company have go from very basic, almost non-existent, to extremely competent. It’s easy for me to take basic computer skills for granted and to fall into the belief that everyone already knows how to use a computer, and have the basics down for using office productivity software such as Microsoft Office.

This, however, is not the case. I’ve even run across executive directors of companies I’ve consulted for who didn’t have the knowledge to use Microsoft Word properly to format a business document. What are all of these people who are lacking the basic skills in computers and office productivity software going to do to acquire the skills they need to function effectively in the work place? What can all of us do to stay polished and up-to-date with our skills?

Go to Lynda.com

It does require a monthly subscription to use, but it is well worth the $25 per month for the professional education that can be gained from the video tutorials that are offered there. If you don’t think you’ll use it that much you don’t have to keep paying every month, however you’ll find the selection and quality of the programs so great that you’ll probably end up keeping the subscription indefinitely. I have!

Lynda.com offers video tutorial series on Windows 7 and Mac. If you happen to use either of these at home, or at the office, or both, wouldn’t it make sense to learn all you can about how to use them. There are series on Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and more; much more. Are you looking to make a career change? Lynda.com has a 3 1/2 hour long program on creating an effective resume.  The selection offered has something for everyone and you’re going to find many valuable video tutorials to increase your professional development.

Add Lynda.com to your action plan for Continuously Improving You!


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