What if I want to use LinkedIn Learning but don’t want to fill out a profile?
LinkedIn Learning, previously branded as Lynda.com, requires you to have a LinkedIn account before accessing the courses. However, you don’t have to fill out all of the information they ask for to register an account. Required fields are your first and last name, e-mail address, and password (which you will use to sign into LinkedIn Learning each time you access the database). You are also required to enter your job title and industry, but you can enter a “dummy” job title (such as “n/a”) and select a random industry from the list if you don’t wish to provide your own. All of the following fields, such as adding e-mail contacts, adding your photo, and subscribing to job alerts, can be skipped.
If you choose not to transition to LinkedIn Learning, you will only be able to download your certificates and learning history before the transition occurs on September 30, 2019.