Sharpen your technology skills with Pluralsight
Sam Rueby (MCSA) | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated April 18, 2018

Sharpen your technology skills with Pluralsight

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Pluralsight

A few people have volunteered to continue their education and stay on top of the latest trends in technology by using Pluralsight. Pluralsight has been a valuable resource of quality content in a considerable amount of topics. It's effective in teaching beginners new technologies they have never worked with before, as well as honing the skills of experts before they attempt their next certification.
  • Pluralsight has hundreds of authors that are constantly producing new content, which is valuable for the tech industry that is constantly moving at a brisk pace.
  • Many content authors are respected leaders in the topic they're presenting. You are able to trust that their content is thorough and authentic.
  • Niche expert-level topics are presented in a curated video format which is difficult to find anywhere else.
  • Pluralsight has improved the standards of their video format and audio quality, however, there are still many courses that exist before these improved standards.
  • Most topics don't include a procedure to verify your understanding of the content, such as with brief comprehension quiz after a section.
  • There are tons of topics that are covered, but it's still possible to search for a topic that is not covered at all.
  • Through my use of Pluralsight, I have significantly increased my salary as well as the value I am able to provide to my employer.
  • Pluralsight has been my top source of information used to study for Microsoft certification exams.
  • By consuming Pluralsight content both with specific intent as well as casual/passive viewing, I have been able to bring ideas to our company that has transformed the way we do things.
  • Treehouse
Treehouse and Pluralsight are in similar realms: video content for technology professionals. They're different in that Treehouse is geared towards beginners and people looking to switch careers to break into the industry and Pluralsight is better suited for seasoned professionals that want to hone skills and learn enterprise-level topics.

Treehouse is able to really simplify a topic for almost anyone to understand. They clearly have a standard that all teachers ("authors") must follow. After a section, there's a good chance you'll take a short quiz to make sure you understand what you heard. Quizzes are not just multiple choice, you might also have to write a piece of code that accomplishes a goal that was just discussed.

Pluralsight has professional and expert level content that Treehouse does not. There's not a strict standard that all authors ("teachers") must follow for providing content. Authors tend to have their own style of teaching. Very few of the courses will quiz you on comprehension. You are more responsible for your understanding of the information.
Pluralsight's best demographic is already-seasoned technology for professionals who are looking to improve their skills and train themselves to move up in job titles. There are competitors that are better suited for absolute beginners. While the content is excellent and presented in a manner significantly less boring than reading the documentation, it's still up to the user to ensure they're comprehending the information.