The LinkedIn Learning benefit in Visual Studio subscriptions

Unlock the power of LinkedIn with access to the people, insights, and skills you need to advance your career. Learn the most in-demand business, tech and creative skills from industry experts.

Selected Visual Studio subscriptions include a subscription to LinkedIn Premium, which includes LinkedIn Learning. The length of your Premium subscription depends on the type of Visual Studio subscription you have. You will need to have a LinkedIn account to take advantage of your LinkedIn Learning benefit. If you don't have one already, you'll have a chance to create one before you activate your Premium subscription.

Activation steps

To activate your LinkedIn Premium subscription and LinkedIn Learning benefit:

  1. Sign in to https://my.visualstudio.com/benefits.

  2. Locate the LinkedIn Learning tile in the Education category, and click the Get code link.

    LinkedIn Learning Benefit Tile

  3. If you already have a LinkedIn account and you’re signed in automatically, you’ll immediately be taken to the LinkedIn Learning benefit activation page. If you have a LinkedIn account but you’re not automatically signed in, simply enter your username and password, and then click Sign in. Please skip to this step to activate your offer.

Create a LinkedIn account

  1. If you don’t already have a LinkedIn account, click Join now.

    LinkedIn Learning Join Now

  2. Enter your personal information, choose a username and password, and click Join now.

    LinkedIn Learning Create Account

  3. Specify your country and ZIP code, then click Next.

    LinkedIn Learning Set Location

  4. Next, you’ll provide some information about yourself for your profile. Indicate whether you’re a student, and provide your most recent job title, company, and industry.

    LinkedIn Learning Role

  5. In this step, you’ll have the chance to identify areas of interest to you. To expedite the account creation process, click Not sure yet. I’m open! (You can identify areas of interest later.)

    LinkedIn Learning Interests

  6. When you provided your email address, you were sent a message containing a confirmation code. The message is from “Linkedin Messages”. If you don’t find it in your inbox, please check your junk mail folders. Enter the code from the message and click Verify.

    LinkedIn Learning Verify

  7. If you would like to import your contacts from the email account you entered earlier, you can do that now. Otherwise, click Skip. (If you choose to skip this step, you’ll be asked to confirm your choice. Click Yes.)

    LinkedIn Learning Contacts

  8. Job alerts allow you to be notified of jobs in your area that may be a good fit for you. You can choose to set a job alert now, or skip this step to continue creating your account.

    LinkedIn Learning Job Alerts

  9. Based on the preferences and personal information you’ve provided thus far, you’ll see a selection of recommended connections to start building your network. You can choose to add connections, or skip this step.

  10. To add a photo to your profile, click Upload photo. Otherwise, you can skip this step. (You can always add a photo later.)

    LinkedIn Learning Upload Photo

  11. You can download the LinkedIn App to your phone to have access to your network anywhere. You can send a link to your phone, or download directly from the App Store or Google Play. You can also click Next to skip this step now, and download the app later.

    LinkedIn Learning Upload Photo

Activate your offer

  1. Now that you’ve either signed in to your LinkedIn account or created a new one, you’re ready to activate your Premium subscription and begin enjoying LinkedIn Learning. Click Activate your offer.

    LinkedIn Learning Activate

  2. You can begin exploring skills that interest you. Choose from the list of recommendations, search for other skills, or click Skip to continue without choosing skills.

    LinkedIn Learning Skills

  3. You’ve successfully activated your Premium subscription offer and can now begin using LinkedIn Learning and all the other benefits of Premium!

    LinkedIn Learning Home

Eligibility

Subscription Level Channels Benefit Renewable?
Visual Studio Enterprise (Standard, annual cloud) VL, Azure, Retail, selected NFR1 6 months No. Available to new subscribers only
Visual Studio Professional (Standard, annual cloud) VL, Azure, Retail 3 months No. Available to new subscribers only
Visual Studio Test Professional (Standard) VL, Retail 3 months No. Available to new subscribers only
MSDN Platforms (Standard) VL, Retail 3 months No. Available to new subscribers only
Visual Studio Dev Essentials NA 3 months No. Available to new subscribers only
Visual Studio Enterprise, Visual Studio Professional (monthly cloud) Azure Not available NA

1 Includes: Not for Resale (NFR), Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP). Excludes: Microsoft Partner Network (MPN), FTE, MCT Software & Services Developer, BizSpark, Imagine, Microsoft Valued Professional (MVP), Region Director (RD). MCT Software & Services.

Not sure which subscription you're using? Connect to https://my.visualstudio.com/subscriptions to see all the subscriptions assigned to your email address. If you don't see all your subscriptions, you may have one or more assigned to a different email address. You'll need to sign in with that email address to see those subscriptions.

Frequently asked questions

Q: If I renew my subscription, does my LinkedIn Learning benefit also renew?

A: No, the LinkedIn Learning offer is available to new subscribers only.

Support resources

  • Need help with LinkedIn Learning? Check out these resources:
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