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lynda.com Recognized as Approved Government Vendor With GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract Award

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and CARPINTERIA, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 30, 2015) - Online learning company lynda.com announced today that it has received a United States General Services Administration (GSA) schedule contract award, designating the company as an approved vendor on GSA's IT Schedule 70. This designation enables government agencies to more easily acquire and benefit from the company's industry-leading learning solutions.

GSA's IT Schedule 70 provides federal, state, local and tribal government entities with direct access to products, services and solutions from more than 5,000 certified industry partners and attain the solutions that can help them meet their mission-critical objectives. Now that lynda.com is an approved vendor on GSA's IT Schedule 70, the obstacles that may have prevented agencies from acquiring the company's solutions previously are gone. As a result, agencies can procure lynda.com subscriptions more quickly and at pre-negotiated prices, rather than undergoing the lengthy vendor selection process typically encountered with a non-GSA certified provider.

Offering a wide range of video tutorials that help professionals expand their software, creative and business skills, lynda.com currently helps more than 300 federal government agencies and more than 1,000 state and local governments provide their teams with relevant training and development. With this latest certification, more government agencies, including, states, counties, municipalities, tribal governments and public authorities can gain faster access to the company's advanced video library to fill the crucial skills gaps needed to advance their missions.

"Given the high number of government clients currently using lynda.com, the value of our solutions to these agencies is clear, enabling them to offer employees access to cloud-based solutions across mobile devices and the desktop that can grow their skills and empower their workforces," said Deanna Grady, Director of Public Sector Sales, lynda.com. "We are proud to have received GSA's IT Schedule 70 certification, which provides much greater convenience and lower prices to any government agency looking to create a culture of continuous learning and development."

lynda.com is now listed at GSA Advantage!®, the online procurement and ordering system for government agencies and state and local government entities. The company's GSA contract number is: GS-35F-189CA.

Additional information about how lynda.com can help government clients enhance their team's performance can be found at: http://www.lynda.com/government.

About lynda.com
lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the lynda.com video library of more than 5,700, engaging, top-quality courses and 255,000 video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts. The company also provides German, French and Spanish-language content under the video2brain brand name.

lynda.com, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Carpinteria, California with offices in San Francisco, London, Sydney and Graz and is funded in part by Accel Partners, Spectrum Equity, TPG Capital and Meritech Capital Partners.

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