Times are tough right now. The world is struggling with this pandemic, and folks are staying inside to help stop the spread. Pluralsight has just announced that they're opening up the entire platform for April. They're making all 7,000 courses and other content completely free for the month, no credit card needed.
We are all in this together. This is a great time to leverage the platform to build up skills.
If you're curious about what Pluralsight is and how you can use it, here's how I use Pluralsight:
So if you're interested in signing up, what can you do on Pluralsight?
Pluralsight's SkillIQ is an excellent way to gauge your knowledge about a topic.
With SkillIQ you can see exactly where your skills are, and where you can improve.
Here are some great SkillIQs you can take right now in about 10 minutes:
Take some of these tests, and see where you're at. Tag me on Twitter with your results!!
Skill paths are an excellent way to go from beginner to expert quickly. They are a gathering of courses specific to a skill or role you're looking for. For instance, the one above is a React path, with over 40 hours of course instruction specific to React, from the very beginning of setting up a website to advanced topics.
Here are some awesome skill paths to try out:
- Node.js Path
- AWS Certified Developer Associate
- Ethical Hacking Fundamentals
- .NET Developer on Microsoft Azure
You can view the full list of skill paths here!
With the quarantining happening tech conferences are a no go. Thankfully you don't have to miss out on some great conference content!
Here are some awesome conferences you can check out:
- CodeMash Conference 2020
- Angular Denver 2019
- Microsoft Ignite 2019: Azure Fundamentals
- Droidcon SF 2019
- DEVIntersection 2019
And many more!!
It's our responsibility to stay home and stop the spread of this virus. If we're going to be cooped up in our homes we may as well skill up, right? I'm incredibly proud to be a part of a company that cares enough to help out in this time of need.
Sadly many companies are forced to layoff people or stop operations altogether. Tech folks in this position can take advantage of these courses to skill up for their next position. Use this to your advantage and sign up now!
If you have any questions about this, or just want to share your story, reach out to me or leave a comment here on Dev.to, I'd love to hear about it!