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Free Lynda.com training for the University

If you are looking for general technology training or training for specific software, be sure to check the extensive training library that is available for free to the University community through Princeton’s offering of Lynda.com.

Lynda.com offers online videos on new technologies and software packages, as well as in-depth lessons on using specific software and software suites. The site currently has over 1,200 courses to choose from and continuously adds new courses. The course library covers a wide variety of software, including design software from Adobe, productivity software from Microsoft, cloud applications from Google, social sites, and 3D applications, and more. Whether a course lasts minutes or hours, each course segment is typically less than ten minutes in length, so you can watch them whenever you have a few minutes to spare.

Anyone with a Princeton netID and a computer with an Internet browser can access Lynda.com training at lynda.princeton.edu. To view training content from an iPad, iPhone, or iPodTouch, download the Lynda.com app that is available for free from the Apple App Store. 

Following are some of the most popular training categories offered through Lynda.com:

  • Home and business office software, including courses in Microsoft Office Suite, iWorks, OpenOffice, WordPerfect, Mac and Windows OS training, and Google Apps.
  • Design software, including courses in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator; CorelDRAW and Painter, Quark, AutoDesk, Extensis, GridIron, and more.
  • 3D software, including courses in 3Ds Max, Maya, Autocad, CINEMA 4D, Blender, Amorphium Pro, SketchUp, Rhino, and Poser.
  • Animation software
  • Video software, including courses in After Effects, Final Cut Pro, and Premiere Pro.
  • Audio software, such as Soundbooth, GarageBand, and SoundtrackPro.
  • Developer software, including courses in Drupal, Flex, MySQL, PHP, and iPhone SDK.
  • Popular web applications, such as eBay, Google Docs, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
  • Instructional videos on devices, like the iPad and various photographic equipment.
  • Documentaries on creative work produced using computers, by designers, journalists, composers, and illustrators.

To view the complete library of training courses available through Lynda.com, see All Software at Lynda.com.

For more information about Princeton’s offering of Lynda.com, see Lynda.com Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Lynda.com at Princeton