LinkedIn

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that helps you discover and develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos. LinkedIn Learning offers a vast content library, as well as learning and development tools and support.

Features

  • eLearning platform
  • Remote access
  • Online content developed by industry experts
  • LMS integration
  • Soft skills development
  • User friendly experience
  • Accessible on any smartphones, tablets and computers
  • Data-driven curation
  • Learning paths

Benefits

  • Retain and attract talent by offering development opportunities
  • Access online training on any device, anytime
  • Create learning paths for your users
  • Provide training in specific fields
  • Personalised recommendation with data-driven personalisation
  • Assign specific training for specific groups
  • Track the progress of your workforce
  • Create detailed workforce reports
  • Make sure your users develop the skills they need
  • Create a learning culture

Pricing

£4.80 per user per year

  • Education pricing available
  • Free trial available

Service documents

Framework

G-Cloud 11

Service ID

6 4 7 1 4 2 0 9 1 2 9 4 0 9 6

Contact

LinkedIn

Seamus Clancy

+353 87 9573029

sclancy@linkedin.com

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
Yes, but can also be used as a standalone service
What software services is the service an extension to
LinkedIn Learning is an extension to LinkedIn.com, an online professional network platform. However, a LinkedIn profile is not mandatory for a user to use LinkedIn Learning.
Cloud deployment model
Private cloud
Service constraints
Outlined in our service agreement or contract.
System requirements
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Chrome
  • Opera

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
We strive for 24 hours or less for initial response time. Time to repair or fix issue will depend on the level of complexity of the issue.
Response time at weekends may take longer.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
No
Phone support
Yes
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
Web chat
Web chat support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support accessibility standard
WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Web chat accessibility testing
In order to maintain that standard, we have done a 3rd party audit against those standards and remediated the issues that came out of the audit. In addition, we have a remediation process for any issues that come up (for example, we often get feedback from clients about issues their users run into, and we fix them).
Onsite support
No
Support levels
We have several customer support channels: email, social support (social pages), chat (for everyone), and ‘click to call’ on the LinkedIn Learning platform (for admins only). Customer Service and Technical support agents are available by email 7 days a week. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm UK time.

The primary tasks of Customer Service (Tier 1 agents) consist of confirming the customer’s identity, creating and resolving cases in regard to navigating the website, managing account preferences, video players, and downloading exercise files.

In instances where an issue cannot be resolved, Tier 1 agents thoroughly and accurately record the customer’s inquiry and initiate the escalation process to Technical Support (Tier 2 agents). Tier 2 agents are subject matter experts and handle escalated cases and resolve more complex issues.

Issues that are unable to be resolved are escalated to our web development team for resolution.
Support available to third parties
No

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
LinkedIn is committed to providing the best customer experience possible. Your company is assigned a Customer Success Manager who will personally explain our administrative tools, support all phases of your online training implementation, and work to ensure you get the most from your subscription.

Benefits include but are not limited to: step-by-step administration training, supply of resources for promoting LinkedIn Learning, customised rollout plan, onsite visits, usage analysis, and continued assistance and evaluation of training program as needs change and grow.

In addition, our Customer Service team is available by phone and email 7 days a week. The primary tasks of Customer Service consist of confirming the customer’s identity, creating and resolving cases in regard to navigating the website, managing account preferences, video players, and downloading exercise files.
Service documentation
Yes
Documentation formats
  • PDF
  • Other
Other documentation formats
  • Excel
  • CSV
  • Docx
End-of-contract data extraction
Upon completion of the agreed contract terms and upon written request, a one-time purge or sanitisation of relevant client data will be performed to remove any PII affiliated with the account.
End-of-contract process
Your account team will be working with you throughout the duration of the contract to ensure you are receiving maximum value from your subscription and we are tracking well against business goals and objectives.

This will include quarterly business reviews with your relationship and customer success managers. We will maintain communication on contract end date throughout with the renewal process typically kicking off 90 days before contract end date.

During this period, we will work in partnership to ensure there is a smooth transition into your next contract period should you wish to continue. This will include reviews on performance on ROI and commercial discussions for any new agreement being considered.

Should you wish to terminate your agreement you can do so with 90 days’ notice and are under no obligation to continue past your current contractual period.

Upon completion of the contract, a one-time purge or sanitisation of relevant client data can be performed to remove any PII affiliated with the account, at the client's request. This comes with no additional cost for the client.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
  • Opera
Application to install
Yes
Compatible operating systems
  • Android
  • IOS
  • Linux or Unix
  • MacOS
  • Windows
Designed for use on mobile devices
Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
We have both mobile force and web force.
Content can be downloaded for offline viewing and is encrypted on the device for DRM purposes. Authentication / authorisation is handled in the same way as our desktop site.
100% mobile friendly - all courses are watchable on mobile devices (both mobile web and native mobile apps).
Service interface
Yes
Description of service interface
LinkedIn Learning is an intuitive, online data-driven platform that delivers high-quality, video-based courses across a wide variety of topics combining industry-leading content with personalised course recommendations from LinkedIn's professional network of more than 610 million members.

Your learners can begin watching a course or learning path at any time. Once a learner begins a course, it will show up on their home screen under a section called "Continue Watching." Staff of any skill level have the ability to watch bite-size segments for immediate problem solving or take comprehensive courses from start to finish—anytime, anywhere.
Accessibility standards
WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Accessibility testing
As part of our accessibility testing, we engage a Trusted Tester certified firm that includes testers with different disabilities/impairments, some of whom use assistive technologies in their work identifying accessibility issues. Our roadmaps are born from our accessibility testing results. Bugs are then individually ranked by their priorities and associated resolution times.
API
Yes
What users can and can't do using the API
The LinkedIn Learning Search API complements the LinkedIn Learning Content API. The Content API allows you to bulk import the catalogue of LinkedIn Learning content, the Search API allows you to discover a subset of LinkedIn Learning content based on search parameters, sorted by relevance, popularity, or recency. As part of this use case, the Search API also supports searching category and skill metadata.
The LinkedIn Learning Search API and Content API share the same key concepts, terminology, and data models. The Search API builds on the Content API to allow you to query the LinkedIn Learning content library and control how the results appear.

To access the LinkedIn Learning Search API, you will first need a partnership and signed agreement with LinkedIn Learning. Please work with our business development and technical consulting teams to get started: LLSbd@linkedin.com.

The LinkedIn Learning Search API uses a two-legged OAuth 2.0 flow for access. With a partnership and signed agreement in place, you will need to generate an access token to call the API. The access token is a value that must be included in a request header in each call to the API.
API documentation
Yes
API documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
API sandbox or test environment
Yes
Customisation available
Yes
Description of customisation
Buyers can upload their own learning content on the LinkedIn Learning platform. By creating a Learning Path or Collection, buyers can upload external links, videos and other medias (e.g. PDFs). Only the designated administrator of the buying entity can design a learning path with external content.

Scaling

Independence of resources
LinkedIn is a global company. We onboard large multinational global organisations on a daily basis. With over 12,000 enterprise customers worldwide, LinkedIn Learning has the resources to provide good quality services and products to its large customer base.

LinkedIn Learning has technical support team worldwide offering 24/7 help service for all its users, regardless of the time and place.

With over 14,000 full-time employees, LinkedIn has sufficient workforce to deal with new users. LinkedIn is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Microsoft Corporation, and has the financial, technical and workforce resources to treat all its customers with high standards.

Analytics

Service usage metrics
Yes
Metrics types
We use adoption as a key metric to show that the platform and learning content is being utilised.

Typical metrics we track are logins, courses, and videos accessed, average viewing time per login, number of logins per user per month, access method (mobile vs. desktop) and for some clients, course completions.

From this data, we can build a picture over time of the product's consumption and users' learning trends. As admin, you have access to real-time and historical reports that will give you insight on how your organisation is using LinkedIn Learning at both the account and individual learner levels.
Reporting types
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request

Resellers

Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
Up to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Yes
Data storage and processing locations
  • EU-US Privacy Shield agreement locations
  • Other locations
User control over data storage and processing locations
No
Datacentre security standards
Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)
Penetration testing frequency
At least once a year
Penetration testing approach
Another external penetration testing organisation
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with another standard
  • Encryption of all physical media
  • Other
Other data at rest protection approach
All authentication and data are protected in transit via HTTPS using TLS 1.2 with SHA256 and ECDHE / RSA ciphers. Sensitive data within our online databases is encrypted using column level encryption within SQL Server. All backups are encrypted using a minimum of 128-bit AES with a >24 character symmetric key.

LinkedIn uses industry recognised security practices such as password protection, data encryption, application security, physical security and secure networks to protect customers' information residing on the LinkedIn platform.

Where data must be encrypted under applicable law, LinkedIn encrypts such data using an industry recognised encryption method.
Data sanitisation process
Yes
Data sanitisation type
Deleted data can’t be directly accessed
Equipment disposal approach
Complying with a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v.30, CAS (Sanitisation) or ISO/IEC 27001

Data importing and exporting

Data export approach
Administrators can export usage reports, metrics and various other reports are downloadable in industry standard formats including Excel, PDF and CSV. These reports are easily accessible through the LinkedIn Learning administrator page. There is no additional cost for reports.
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data export formats
  • Excel
  • PDF
Data import formats
CSV

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
TLS (version 1.2 or above)
Data protection within supplier network
TLS (version 1.2 or above)

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
We have no scheduled downtime and make every commercially reasonable effort to ensure site uptime. We do not guarantee any minimum uptime/guarantee metric, and do not have a Service Level Agreement.

However, our Subscription Agreement can be found here: https://legal.linkedin.com/lsa/LinkedIn-Subscription-Agreement.

All systems are engineered to achieve the highest possible uptime, performance, availability, and quality of service. Capacity and resources are actively monitored, and additional resources are brought online as necessary to grow.

With over 14,000 full-time employees, LinkedIn has sufficient workforce to deal with new users. LinkedIn is a strong and solid organisation, as it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Microsoft Corporation, and has the financial, technical and workforce resources to treat all its customers with high standards.
Approach to resilience
This information is available on request.
Outage reporting
We disclose on our website that our services are currently down. This information is available to all users, while the service is down.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
Yes
User authentication
  • Public key authentication (including by TLS client certificate)
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
LinkedIn Learning follows the principle of least privilege paradigm. All access to Production infrastructure is via named accounts which are attributable to a unique individual. Access to production data is limited to select few SRE’s and DBA’s as necessary to perform maintenance and support the platform.
Access restriction testing frequency
At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Public key authentication (including by TLS client certificate)
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password

Audit information for users

Access to user activity audit information
Users have access to real-time audit information
How long user audit data is stored for
At least 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for
At least 12 months
How long system logs are stored for
At least 12 months

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
Yes
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001
British Standards Institution (BSI)
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date
2 May 2018
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover
N/A
ISO 28000:2007 certification
No
CSA STAR certification
No
PCI certification
Yes
Who accredited the PCI DSS certification
MegaPlanIT LLC
PCI DSS accreditation date
31 October 2019
What the PCI DSS doesn’t cover
N/A
Other security certifications
Yes
Any other security certifications
  • ISO 27018
  • SOC 2
  • Privacy Shield

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Yes
Security governance certified
Yes
Security governance standards
  • ISO/IEC 27001
  • Other
Other security governance standards
ISO 27018
SOC 2
PCI DDS
Privacy Shield
PCI Compliant
Information security policies and processes
LinkedIn’s efforts to secure its systems in which non-public data may be located include: (a) dedicated centralised Security Team and 24x7 NOC trained in security response, (b) security policies based on ISO27001 standard, (c) periodic 3rd party security audits and regular network and application vulnerability scans, (d) promptly implementing known security patches after any such patch becomes available, (e) maintaining industry-standard firewall protection for its systems, and regularly testing its firewall for unsafe configurations and vulnerabilities, and (f) regularly running anti-virus software on applicable systems.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Configuration and change management approach
Our Technology Operations team keeps inventory of all production systems, including OS types (and versions), IP addresses, physical location and function. We use a change control process to roll out updates and patches continuously and use software to scan production systems on regular intervals. In the event a critical security patch is discovered, the Security Operations team will apply the patch as soon as reasonably possible.
Vulnerability management type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach
A 24/7/365 NOC is in place to respond to incidents and escalate security incidents as appropriate. All security event data is centralised to our Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platform for analysis and alerting. Custom tooling and processes are in place to automatically parse out abnormal, abusive or suspicious patterns.
Protective monitoring type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach
LinkedIn's organisational security controls incorporate all aspects of internal and external risk assessment, including: Annual internal audits and third-party audits, Logging and monitoring systems for potential threats, Proactively scanning network vulnerabilities with a combination of scanners, security baseline analysers, and robust application scanner, Daily monitoring of security advisories and bulletins, Routine review of operations and business practices to ensure compliance with corporate procedures, governing the security and confidentiality of information.

In the event of an incident, our Incident Response Team & Legal Department will review privacy incidents pursuant to our policy, plan, and procedure, as quickly as reasonably possible.
Incident management type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example, CSA CCM v3.0 or ISO/IEC 27035:2011 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Incident management approach
LinkedIn maintains an incident response process to manage incidents. Incidents are taken very seriously, investigated thoroughly and follow a set process to ensure they are handled appropriately.

Users can report incidents directly on our website.
In the case user data is suspected to be compromised, our Incident Response team will determine the extent of any potential breach and respond accordingly up-to-and including notifying any individuals affected as a result via the most appropriate contact methods. As soon as the response team has evaluated the magnitude of the incident, we will provide the scope of impacted data pertaining to individual clients.

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Independent review of processes (for example CESG CPA Build Standard, ISO/IEC 27034, ISO/IEC 27001 or CSA CCM v3.0)

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks
No

Pricing

Price
£4.80 per user per year
Discount for educational organisations
Yes
Free trial available
Yes
Description of free trial
Access to the same user interface, same functionalities, same access to content (one or seven languages). It is for a minimum of 5 users.
The free trial is for 1 to 4 weeks, depending on the client's needs.
However, there is no Relationship Manager support, nor Customer Success Manager support.

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