Pluralsight is an online provider of training videos.  But aren’t there lots of them out there? So what’s the big deal?

You’re probably thinking I can get webinars or product demos from YouTube.  If I’m studying for a certification I can use Transcender or one of many other sites.  So why do I even need Pluralsight?  The answer is that Pluralsight is none of those.

Pluralsight videos are taught by industry experts.  These are not 5-10 minute videos on how to solve a particular annoying problem.  These videos are typically 4 hours in length so they go deep and teach you the theory in addition to practical.

At $29 US per month, I feel it is fairly priced.  Even if you only watch one video per month, I truly believe you’ve got your money’s worth.  The information you obtain is difficult to obtain elsewhere.  Sometimes you can get it from reading a book.  But reading a book and watching a video are two very different forms of learning and everybody learns differently.

Their library of videos is quite exhaustive and it applies to different roles in IT.  Maybe you’re a hardcore developer who wants to learn the latest about Node & Angular.  Or maybe you’re really into DevOps and you want to learn about Continuous Integration.  There is so much information.

Pluralsight also has an app which I take advantage of quite often.  If I have some time to kill while I waiting for some work to be done on my car, I can hit play on my tablet.  The videos are modularized with sub sections that are short in duration.  This really helps when I only have a few minutes here and there.  Pluralsight can be problematic on public WiFi but then again what app isn’t.  As a result, you may find yourself hitting refresh at the end of each sub section.

I’ve been using Pluralsight for over a year and a half.  My only regret is that I didn’t discover it sooner.