Information Services and Technology (IS&T) is pleased to announce that MIT faculty, staff and students can now freely access lynda.com’s catalog of 900-plus online courses. Each course is taught by an industry expert and consists of multiple short videos that can be watched and replayed at any time. Training topics include, but are not limited to:
- Windows and Macintosh operating systems
- Microsoft Office
- Design, including Adobe Creative Suite
- Web + Interactive
- Social Media
- iPhone and iPad
The agreement with lynda.com extends through June 2011, at which time IS&T will renew the service pending an evaluation of its usefulness.
To access lynda.com at no charge, you must connect through the MIT-specific URL: lynda.mit.edu. You will be required to authenticate, either by certificate or by entering your Kerberos ID and password. You can access lynda.com 24/7 from on or off campus. For more information about how the service works, refer to IS&T's lynda.com FAQ page.
IS&T training on MIT business applications
The IS&T Training Team’s new focus is on business applications specific to MIT. The winter/spring 2011 schedule offers hands-on, instructor-led classes on SAP, Brio/Data Warehouse, Reporting and Financial Tools (RAFT), and Coeus, along with MIT-focused classes on web publishing and FileMaker database management.
IS&T has eliminated fees for its instructor-led classes, all of which are taught on campus. To register for a class, select the Training Tab in the SAP Employee Self Service website.
For those who prefer in-class instruction on Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and other commonly used software, IS&T recommends CompuWorks of Boston. Members of the MIT community can view the CompuWorks catalog online and register for classes at deeply discounted rates. Classes are held at the CompuWorks Boston Training Center, located two blocks from South Station on the Red Line.
IS&T is very interested in hearing from you about our training options — online, in house or off campus. All comments are welcome! Send an e-mail to Mark Wiklund, team leader of IS&T Training, or call 617-253-0686.