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LinkedIn Learning logo
LinkedIn Learning

Course Marketplace

8.7
10
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Udemy

Course Marketplace

9.0
10
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LinkedIn Learning vs. Udemy - complete comparison

Overview

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Description
LinkedIn Learning logoLinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning (originally Lynda.com) is the online learning platform offered by LinkedIn. The 16,000+ courses in their library are mostly focussed on professional topics like technology and business. The platform is also directly integrated into LinkedIn and offers additional benefits, like LinkedIn premium, to its members.

Udemy logoUdemy

Udemy is one of the largest online course marketplaces worldwide, with more than 200,000 courses from thousands of expert instructors worldwide. Courses on Udemy span a broad variety of topics, and are taken by tens of millions of students every year.

Types of courses
LinkedIn Learning logoLinkedIn Learning
Udemy logoUdemy
INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

Udemy courses

Self-paced courses for individual learning and skill development.

$10 - $100 USDIncluded in subscription
Self-paced
Subscription plans
LinkedIn Learning logoLinkedIn Learning
PERSONAL

Personal subscription

Access to all courses and learning paths on the LinkedIn Learning platform

$25 - 45 USD per month
Udemy logoUdemy
PERSONAL

Udemy Personal Plan

Access to a library of 11,000 high-quality courses from the Udemy marketplace.

$20 - 30 USD per month
Pros & cons
LinkedIn Learning logoLinkedIn Learning
    Pros
  • Large course catalog
  • Personalized recommendations based on your linkedin profile
  • Linkedin premium included
  • Cons
  • Limited course topics (only career-related)
  • Some courses can be rather 'corporate'
Udemy logoUdemy
    Pros
  • Wide range of courses
  • Expert instructors
  • Lifetime access to courses
  • Huge course library
  • Cons
  • Quality of courses can vary
  • No guaranteed support from teachers

General information

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Type
Course MarketplaceCourse Marketplace
Number of courses
16000+210000+
Popularity

Very popular

Very popular

Available categories
Business Analytics & IntelligenceCommunicationData ScienceDesign ToolsDigital MarketingEntrepreneurshipFinanceGraphic Design & IllustrationLeadershipMarketing Analytics & Automation
3D & AnimationAccounting & BookkeepingAffiliate MarketingAppleArchitectural DesignArts & CraftsBeauty & MakeupBrandingBusiness Analytics & IntelligenceBusiness Law
Available languages
EnglishSpanishFrenchGermanJapaneseMandarin ChinesePortugueseItalianKorean
EnglishMandarin ChineseHindiSpanishArabicFrenchRussianPortugueseGermanTurkish

Evaluation

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Full score
8.7
10
9.0
10
Individual scores
Course quality
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Course catalog
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Udemy
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Affordability
LinkedIn Learning
Udemy
More expensiveHigher value
Career value
LinkedIn Learning
Udemy
Low valueHigh value
Customer support
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Udemy
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Usability
LinkedIn Learning
Udemy
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Features

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Support options
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Chat
  • Community
  • Knowledge base
  • Learning support
  • Career support
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Chat
  • Community
  • Knowledge base
  • Learning support
  • Career support
Available apps
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Ios
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Android
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Ios
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Android

Company

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Company name
LinkedIn CorporationUdemy, Inc.
Company size

Large

Large

Founded in
20152010
Headquarters

United States

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United States

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Founders
Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue, Konstantin Guericke, Eric Ly, Jean-Luc VaillantEren Bali, Gagan Biyani, Oktay Caglar
External reviews
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App Store
4.877900 reviews
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Play Store
4.7125000 reviews
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App Store
4.775900 reviews
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Play Store
4.6432000 reviews
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Trustpilot
2.01206 reviews

Our opinion

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Summary
LinkedIn Learning logoLinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is one of the largest online learning platforms, which can offer a lot of benefits that we like through the direct integration into the LinkedIn platform, like LinkedIn Premium access, as well as the direct integration of certificates from LinkedIn Learning into your LinkedIn profile. The instructors on LinkedIn Learning are highly qualified, and the courses cover all relevant career-focussed skills, which is why we can particularly recommend LinkedIn Learning for young professionals trying to upskill.

Udemy logoUdemy

Udemy is one of the most well-known online course marketplaces, and for a good reason. With their massive course catalog and offerings in many of the world's most spoken languages, chances are that you will find what you're looking for on Udemy. Even though nearly anyone can start uploading their courses to Udemy, the review system makes allows you to spot great courses super easily. We particularly like the great value that Udemy courses provide, giving you the best bang for your buck and making it the #1 most popular online learning platform worldwide.

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