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Coding Tutor Tip 8 — LinkedIn Learning is Expensive But Very Good

I obviously spend more time with C Sharp.

A few months ago, perhaps, 6 months ago, I received an email from Microsoft. I was informed that I have been given a free subscription to Linked In Learning.

I am not sure why I received this. Ever since I became a Microsoft MVP (one time only) years ago, I have been getting free stuff from them. For instance, I still get some Azure credits every month for free. I got Office 365 for a few months for free. I believe, this LinkedIn Learning is also part of those Microsoft perks thing to me.

This is a sequel to my previous post.

At first, I did not know what to do with it. I ignored it for months. Then, one day, I realized that I could spruce up my LinkedIn profile with some certificates. Last year, I began a hunt for certifications, and I have been collecting a nice collection of certificates to have a ‘proof’ of my leanings.

I started with freecode camp.

https://www.freecodecamp.org/jay_tutor

Then, started including LinkedIn Learning certificates as well. Began making myself sit through many, many courses.At first, it was just curiosity. I did not know what to expect. A few hours later, I was surprised with the efficiency and effectiveness of it.

The videos are all of top quality. The presentation is excellent. The exercise files are perfect, except for becoming out of date as technology marches on. There is a discussion section with the author replying promptly. The service has a dedicated app on iPad. I like watching the videos on iPad whilst I practice simultaneously on the main PC.

Also, the service covers almost every topic.

Right now, I am putting myself through React JS, and, I am extremely impressed. By nature, I have a constant need to keep learning new things. I use a variety of sources, but, lately, LinkedIn Learning has monopolized all of my learning time.

Final Note

Of course, as of now, I am still getting LinkedIn Learning for free. I don’t know when the free thing expires but I am certain I will become a paid subscriber eventually.

On a side note, previously, I used to be a subscriber of Packt. That is good too, and a cheaper option for those who cannot afford LinkedIn Learning.

I work as a full time freelance coding tutor. Hire me at UpWork or Fiverr or Stack Overflow. My personal website is here. Find more of my art at Behance and Unsplash. Also, I have a Podcast. Also, I am on substack.

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