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What Is Linkedin Learning And Why Is It Important For Your Career

If you're looking to advance your career and build the skills for the future, it's worth exploring the resources that LinkedIn has to offer.

There are many tools available on the platform, including a library of over 16,000+ online courses taught by real-world professionals.

This article will explore what LinkedIn Learning is and why it is important for your career.

What is LinkedIn Learning?

LinkedIn Learning is a collection of educational videos on various topics. It was created to help LinkedIn members improve their professional and personal lives with the information they share on their profiles. As a LinkedIn member, you can use courses to learn something new, develop a new skill, or help advance your career. The variety of courses available spans many different subject areas such as business, marketing and sales, data science, design, software development and project management. There are even courses on personal finance, wellness, and public speaking.

The variety of topics available is an extremely valuable resource to LinkedIn members. For example, as a digital technologist, I can take advantage of many classes that teach me new technologies that I am interested in learning about such as machine learning or artificial intelligence. The course library is also very helpful to people who have been out of school and have not had access to a university education recently.

What does Linkedin Learning Offer

Learn in-demand skills with over 16,000+ online courses taught by real-world professionals. Cancel anytime, and the first month is free; after that, it is $48 CDN per month or $28 CDN per month when paid annually. Earn a certificate when you complete a course. Receive course recommendations tailored to you Use project files and quizzes to practice while you learn View courses anytime on your computer or phone

How do you access LinkedIn Learning?

There are several ways to access LinkedIn Learning. If you have a LinkedIn account you can take advantage of it in numerous ways. The interface is very user-friendly so it is easy to get to the course library and watch the educational content. If you do not have a LinkedIn account you can quickly sign up for one in less than 5 minutes with your email address and password. It cannot be easier to create an account and start using the system once your profile has been approved by the site administrator. Once you are signed in you can click on the "Learning" link located in the navigation menu at the top of your screen. You will be taken to a page that shows all of the content available and how to find it.

Why is LinkedIn learning important for your career?

Whether you are a college student or a seasoned professional using LinkedIn to improve your skills and advance your career is an effective strategy. You can use LinkedIn Learning to:

  1. Improve your skills in a certain field and become more valuable to your current employer.

  2. Gain knowledge and acquire the skills you need to get a job in the future. To do this you can search for courses that are relevant to your career goals by browsing the course library or finding specific courses by searching for them. There you will be able to see which classes you qualify for based on your LinkedIn profile information and any previous educational experience you have.

  3. Find out where you stand by taking self-paced courses that you can do on your own time. This can be a great way to learn a new skill without having to spend the time and money to go back to school.

  4. Develop new skills and gain knowledge in your career field that may lead you to another career path in the future. I know of an employee who took an online course in database design and ended up getting hired as a database administrator after learning these skills while taking the course.

What is a Linkedin Learning Certificate

LinkedIn Learning offers Certificates of Completion to subscribers who complete courses. This gives you a new way to prove your knowledge and certifications in addition to your resume. These certificates are available for thousands of courses across a wide variety of topics. When you complete a course, a certificate is available for download and can also be shared.


If you are looking for a way to advance your career by learning something new and valuable, LinkedIn Learning is a great resource that can help you achieve your goals. The combination of the lessons, tools and resources available to LinkedIn members increases your value and opens doors to opportunities that you may have been unable to access in the past.


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