Interested in Information Technology Here are Free Courses for you

Lynda.com offers a vast amount of free courses and tutorials on numerous topics and software.  It really is an amazing educational tool.  My local library offers a free membership to this site and I’m glad that it is because it is filled with a vast amount of educational resources. The site breaks the tutorials into 12 categories, one of which is IT (Information Technology) training.  IT is the study, design, development, implementation, and management of computer-based information.  What Lynda.com does is provide information to practice for certification exams with real-world practical issues.

This is definitely an interesting subject for me as it covers Network Security.  While I am sure this subject will give me a massive headache each time I endeavor to understand it because I don’t know much about this subject matter currently, I just have to be willing to learn. I might not absorb everything covered at one pass; but, it does allow for pause and rewind and application of information learned at any time. The least I can do is try and see if it is as interesting to me as I think it is.  haha  Especially since it is offered to me for free, courtesy of my local public library.

Do check your local public library to see if free access to this educational site is available to you as well.  If it is not, Lynda.com is currently offering a free 1-month trial, after which a $29.99/month membership fee will apply to continue accessing the available resources.

The IT category at Lynda.com has 916 Courses and 27,717 Video Tutorials as of May 22,2018.  Below you will find a summary of what Topics and Softwares are covered under this program.  To learn more about Lynda.com and learn about the other 11 categories, click here.

  1. Topics Covered:
    • Network Administration (244)
    • Big Data (163)
    • Security (137)
    • Cloud Computing (129)
    • Operating Systems (126)
    • Enterprise Content Management (112)
    • Business Intelligence (107)
    • IT and Hardware (95)
    • IT Help Desk (65)
    • Virtualization (38)
    • GIS (10)
  2. Software Tutorials Available:
    •  Microsoft (357)
    • Open Source (75)
    • SharePoint (66)
    • Linux (64)
    • Excel (52)
    • Windows Server (52)
    • CompTIA (41)
    • Windows (39)
    • Office 365 (37)
    • SQL Server (35)
    • Amazon Web Services (33)
    • Azure (33)
    • Microsoft Office (30)
    • VMware (28)
    • Amazon (25)
    • vSphere (19)
    • R (18)
    • Access (16)
    • Apple (16)
    • Kali (16)
    • Salesforce (16)
    • Security+ (14)
    • Cisco (13)
    • Python (13)
    • Python Software Foundation (13)
    • EC-Council (12)
    • Tableau Software (12)
    • A+ (11)
    • Google (11)
    • Oracle (11)
    • PowerShell (11)
    • R Foundation for Statistical Computing (11)
    • Salesforce.com (11)
    • Tableau (11)
    • Apache (10)
    • Exchange Server (10)
    • Atlassian (9)
    • CISSP (9)
    • Oracle Database (9)
    • (ISC)2 (8)
    • ESXi (8)
    • Mac OS X (8)
    • Cisco Routers (7)
    • IBM (7)
    • JIRA (7)
    • Server+ (7)
    • System Center Configuration Manager (7)
    • Dynamics 365 (6)
    • FileMaker (6)
    • Intune (6)
    • Red Hat (6)
    • ArcGIS (5)
    • Crystal Reports (5)
    • Esri (5)
    • FileMaker Pro (5)
    • Hadoop (5)
    • Mathematica (5)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (5)
    • Server (5)
    • SQL (5)
    • Wolfram (5)
    • Box (4)
    • Cisco Switches (4)
    • GIS (4)
    • Google Cloud (4)
    • Network+ (4)
    • NoSQL (4)
    • pandas (4)
    • RHEL (4)
    • RStudio (4)
    • SAP SE (4)
    • SAS (4)
    • SharePoint Designer (4)
    • SharePoint Online (4)
    • SPSS (4)
    • Wireshark (4)
    • Android (3)
    • Apache Spark (3)
    • Autodesk (3)
    • Axelos (3)
    • Azure Active Directory (3)
    • Confluence (3)
    • Docker (3)
    • Dynamics CRM (3)
    • Excel for Mac (3)
    • Fusion (3)
    • ITIL (3)
    • Javascript (3)
    • LinkedIn (3)
    • Mac OS X Server (3)
    • Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (3)
    • NSX (3)
    • PowerPoint (3)
    • Project Server (3)
    • Sales Navigator (3)
    • Ubuntu (3)
    • Active Directory (2)
    • AutoCAD (2)
    • Cassandra (2)
    • CCNA (2)
    • Certified Information System (2)
    • Chef (2)
    • Chef Development Kit (2)
    • Dynamics (2)
    • FileMaker Go (2)
    • Google TensorFlow (2)
    • Hosted Chef Server (2)
    • iOS (2)
    • IP (2)
    • JavaScript (2)
    • Jive (2)
    • Keras (2)
    • Macintosh (2)
    • NumPy (2)
    • Power BI (2)
    • Processing (2)
    • Project (2)
    • Qlik (2)
    • QlikView (2)
    • SPSS Statistics (2)
    • Vagrant (2)
    • VirtualBox (2)
    • Yammer (2)
    • Amazon EC2 (1)
    • ANSI SQL (1)
    • Ansible (1)
    • AppleScript (1)
    • AWS CloudFormation (1)
    • Bash (1)
    • Bing Maps (1)
    • Blockchain (1)
    • CentOS (1)
    • Concepts (1)
    • Connections (1)
    • CouchDB (1)
    • Crystal (1)
    • CSA+ (1)
    • D3.js (1)
    • Data Studio (1)
    • Dependency Check (1)
    • Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) (1)
    • El Capitan (1)
    • Elasticsearch (1)
    • EMS (1)
    • Endpoint Protection (1)
    • Enterprise (1)
    • Facebook (1)
    • Fedora (1)
    • Flow (1)
    • FTP (1)
    • Google Apps (1)
    • Google Maps (1)
    • HashCorp (1)
    • HBase (1)
    • Helpdesk (1)
    • Hive (1)
    • HP (1)
    • Hyper-V (1)
    • Java (1)
    • Jenkins (1)
    • Julia (1)
    • Kafka (1)
    • Lightning Conductor (1)
    • Lightning Tools LTD (1)
    • Looker (1)
    • Lync (1)
    • Mac OS (1)
    • Mailman (1)
    • MapGuide (1)
    • MariaDB (1)
    • Metasploit (1)
    • Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (1)
    • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (1)
    • Minitab (1)
    • Mojo (1)
    • MongoDB (1)
    • MySQL (1)
    • Nagios (1)
    • nano (1)
    • Neo4j (1)
    • Nessus (1)
    • Netcat (1)
    • Nintex (1)
    • Nmap (1)
    • N-Stalker (1)
    • OneCloud (1)
    • OneDrive (1)
    • Outlook (1)
    • OWASP (1)
    • PHP (1)
    • Planner (1)
    • PostgreSQL (1)
    • PowerApps (1)
    • Presto (1)
    • Publisher (1)
    • Puppet (1)
    • Puppet Labs (1)
    • QGIS (1)
    • Raspberry Pi (1)
    • Redis (1)
    • Remote Desktop (1)
    • Revit (1)
    • Revit LT (1)
    • Riak (1)
    • Rmd (1)
    • SABSA (1)
    • Scala (1)
    • scikit-learn (1)
    • Security Essentials (1)
    • SED (1)
    • Shiny (1)
    • Skype (1)
    • Slack (1)
    • Snort (1)
    • Splunk (1)
    • SSH (1)
    • SSL (1)
    • System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager (1)
    • Tenable (1)
    • Unix (1)
    • VCP6-DCV (1)
    • VDS (1)
    • vi (1)
    • Visio (1)
    • Visual Basic (1)
    • Visualforce (1)
    • vSphere High Availability (1)
    • Watson Analytics (1)
    • Windows Deployment Services (1)
    • Word (1)
    • Workplace (1)
    • Workstation (1)
    • Workstation Pro (1)
    • Xbox One (1)
  3. Skill Levels:
    • Beginner (320)
    • Intermediate (565)
    • Advanced (157)
    • Appropriate for all (61)
  4. More Options:
    • Closed Captioning (49)

There is a lot of software covered in this IT category.  I would say I know maybe 5% of the names listed, learned and/or exposed to on past employment.  I’m happy that this information is offered for free by my local library. I hope that your local library offers free access to this as well.

Currently, Excel and Bookkeeping are in my Playlist, under the Business category.  To learn more about the other 11 categories, click here.   Soon as I’m done with the two, I will add more.  Bookkeeping requires a lot of focus for me, even if it’s just a review of information I already learned several years back.  haha

Please note that I do not get any compensation promoting Lynda.com.  I just love promoting free educational resources.

Does IT peak your interest? Might want to check it out.