When comparing Lynda vs Microsoft Virtual Academy, the Slant community recommends Lynda for most people. In the question“What are the best resources to learn about and work with Enterprise Agile?” Lynda is ranked 1st while Microsoft Virtual Academy is ranked 2nd.
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Pro Quality and quantity
Pro Video tutorials with commentaries
There are a lot of different languages to choose from thanks to their large offering of courses (almost 4000 total that cover various subjects).
Pro Build as you learn
Many courses offered on Lynda take a hands-on approach, encouraging you to apply what you learn by building projects.
Pro It's possible to get transcripts of videos
Pro Videos can be watched at 2x speed
If you feel yourself getting bored with the lecture, it's possible to speed it up to get through it quicker.
Pro Covers different programming areas
Micosoft has courses for game developers, web developers, database developers and even beginners who are still figuring out where to specialize.
Pro Quality courses
The courses are high-quality, often recognized by employers and actually addable to your CV.
Con Lacks a community
With no user forum, there is very little opportunity to engage with other students and discuss the learning material.
Con iOS and Android apps are somewhat poor
Compared to the experience available on the web, the mobile apps are severely lagging behind.
Con More ways to help retain the information would be helpful
More quizzes, tests and assignments to help practice and retain the presented information would be helpful.
Con Microsoft related only
The courses are related to Microsoft's software. They don't really cover a wide range of programming languages.