Udemy vs Lynda.com

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by linuxuser, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. linuxuser

    linuxuser Nibble Poster

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    which do you prefer and why?
     
    Certifications: ITIL v3, IS Foundation
  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Petabyte Poster

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    I prefer pluralsight, edx and coursera.

    My experiences :-

    pluralsight - High quality specialist content on development, more of a professional short course format with examples. Good charging model, plenty high quality content.
    edx - High quality content, in depth courses from top universities, closer to a university experience. Longer courses. Free to evaluate some courses, try before you buy.
    coursera - Variable quality but a nice mix of internet vs traditional education, more of an open platform. Seems largely paid platform now, some audit still possible.

    Udemy - Highly variable content, I like the fact that its an open platform, but generally its not worth my time to find the quality.
    Lynda - Nice company but again, seems to be slightly behind the curve on the subjects I care about most.

    Udacity - I'd like to give this one a go, but the charging model and long course structure makes it a poor fit with my work commitments.

    Other CBT worth a mention :-

    CodeSchool
    CBTNuggets
    Egghead
    FrontendMasters
    InfinteSkills
    LearnVisualStudio.NET
    LiveLessons
    OReilly
    TutsPlus
    Codecademy
    Datacamp

    TheOpenUniversity - Not an online platform, but distance learning with a support tutor, and tutorials groups, good if you want to learn things like maths or physics.

    Also some universities run short courses or summer camps for professionals, and can be a good option if a bit more expensive.

    All my study is now non certification based.

    edx - 10 courses completed
    coursera - 15 courses completed
    pluralsight - ~50 courses completed
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2017
  3. Juelz

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    Definetly lynda, the variety is endless and it stays updated.. I learnt alot from lynda.com, I litterally just cancelled my subscription as I must admit the specific content I needed wasnt there at the level I needed it at. Just signedup to ITDVDS so I can watch the few videos I need but will return to lynda straight after.
     

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