Certified Software Training from lynda.com

Press Release from lynda.com

APRIL 27, 2009 -- VENTURA, CA -- lynda.com, the award-winning provider of online software training and education for consumers, businesses and schools, today announced that it is offering a Certificate of Completion program for its vast Online Training Library. With more than 550 courses from industry-respected authors and professional trainers in topics ranging from digital photography, Web design, word processing, digital video, animation, and much more, customers may now earn an official Certificate of Completion when they finish a course at lynda.com.

"Historically, when customers have completed courses, they have asked how they may promote their newly learned skills," said Lynda Weinman, co-founder of lynda.com and prominent author and educator. "We're very pleased to now offer our customers a way to share their accomplishments with friends, colleagues or potential clients or employers."

lynda.com is offering banners and links for members to use on their Web sites, blogs or social networking profile. Subscriptions to lynda.com range from $25 for one month to $375 for a Premium annual subscription. All subscriptions provide anytime access to more than 37,000 easy-to-use video tutorials. Premium subscriptions include instructors' exercise files so that members can follow along with the exact examples onscreen. Customers learn at their own pace and may stop, rewind, and replay segments as often as necessary.

"After 20 years as a graphic designer, I find myself looking for work in a difficult job market like a lot of other people," said Gale Erwin, a lynda.com user. "I've been able to sharpen my skill set through lynda.com and the Certificate of Completion program will help me market these skills to potential employers."

About lynda.comFounded in 1995 by Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin, lynda.com is the nation's foremost authority on online software training and education, and an award-winning provider of educational materials, including the Online Training Library, CD- and DVD-based video training spanning more than 500 courses for designers, instructors, students, and hobbyists and the Hands-On Training instructional books.

From professional software tools including Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Logic, Illustrator and Office, to consumer-friendly education about digital photography, Web design, digital video, and many others, lynda.com's all-star team of trainers and teachers provides comprehensive and unbiased video-based training that subscribers can access 24/7. Learn more at www.lynda.com.