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.