Pluralsight: One Stop Shop for all your Technical Training Needs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated September 25, 2019

Pluralsight: One Stop Shop for all your Technical Training Needs

Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Pluralsight

Pluralsight is being used to provide opportunities to our engineers to explore new skills, enhance existing skills, or fulfill skills gaps. Pluralsight provides a wide range of courses that can be viewed online or on mobile. We find that the self-directed pace of Pluralsight fulfills the needs of most of our engineers, eliminating much of the need for traditional training.
  • Pluralsight courses are delivered at a self-directed pace, enabling users to stop, rewind, or fast forward, depending on their familiarity with the content.
  • Pluralsight offers a wide variety of technical courses, providing opportunities to explore new skill areas beyond engineers' current responsibilities.
  • Pluralsight is available on most platforms, providing a high level of accessibility to the content.
  • I'd like to see Pluralsight better indicate where technology might be deprecated in favor of something newer. Continue to offer that content, but this would give users an opportunity to reconsider the skill they're learning.
  • Pluralsight should offer a native Roku app. There have been several times where I'd like to sit and learn something from the comfort of my couch, but Pluralsight's Roku integration is mediocre at best.
  • Pluralsight could better provide code examples and sample repositories for some of its courses.
  • Pluralsight has reduced training costs by largely eliminating the need for traditional instructor based training.
  • Pluralsight offers engagement from our employees by allowing us to provide them training in a wide variety of work-related fields as well as their personal interests.
  • Pluralsight could do a better job highlighting users whos engagement is particularly low so we can re-assign those licenses accordingly.
Pluralsight offers a much stronger technology learning opportunity than Lynda.com, but lags behind Lynda.com in its soft skills training. As a technical manager, I often recommend Pluralsight to my engineers for learning new skills but will use Lynda.com myself for improving my people management skill set. It seems the two are aiming for different target audiences, and thus I use them each differently.
Pluralsight is extremely well suited to many training needs, including supporting engineers as they look to enhance their skillsets, either by improving or enhancing a skill or by learning a new skill that may be needed in the future. Pluralsight eliminates much of the need for traditional (and expensive!) training courses. The only place where I'd recommend traditional training over Pluralsight is when you need to provide upstart training to a large group, thus needing an environment where questions are easily asked.

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