Posted 06/17/2015 at 10:01 AM
Posted 2 years ago
The joint venture between LinkedIn and Lynda.com is taking on a more defined shape.
LinkedIn is now offering its users free trial memberships to the online education company.
LinkedIn acquired Lynda.com in April for a staggering $1.5 billion as first reported on this site back then.
They made the move to satisfy the need to provide more content for their users and to give them resources to better equip them as productive employees.
LinkedIn users with premium memberships can avail themselves of a 30-day free trial membership and those without will have the chance to get a 21-day free membership.
Those who don’t have a LinkedIn account, don’t fret: you would get a free trial membership as well, but it would be for a duration of 10 days.
The news represents the possibility of further integration between the two companies.
While you can’t take Lynda courses on LinkedIn just yet, and there are two different subscription forms for each company.
It stands to reason that the trial memberships are a test balloon of sorts for Lynda.com to offer course deals through the professional employee network.