Pluralsight, the global leader in online learning for technology professionals, today unveiled the world’s first and only technology learning platform. The on-demand, cloud-based solution allows technology professionals to assess their current skill level, follow directed learning paths, learn through expert-authored courses, test drive new technologies via an interactive lab environment and access one-on-one mentoring when needed. The new platform disrupts traditional classroom training and provides a fully-digital learning experience, empowering enterprise technology teams to expand proficiencies, increase productivity and gain a competitive edge.
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“Half of what technology teams know today will be obsolete in two years, and in order to sustain a competitive advantage, businesses can’t afford to let their staff’s skills depreciate,” said Aaron Skonnard, co-founder and CEO of Pluralsight. “Through our new platform, technology professionals can now keep up with the rapid change of their industries and master technologies faster than ever before.”
Pluralsight subscribers can now benefit from:
Dynamic skill measurement — Pluralsight’s adaptive skill measurement technology allows subscribers to measure their current skill level in as little as five minutes and 20 questions. Through dynamic skill tests authored by industry experts, Pluralsight helps technology professionals ensure their skills are up-to-date and reflect the current proficiencies needed to be successful with a given technology.
Directed learning paths — Once a member’s skills are benchmarked, he or she can use their assessment results to identify a starting point and follow an expert-recommended skill path. The paths outline sequential trainings tied to specific skills, providing the most direct route to increased proficiency in a given technology skill set.
Expert-authored content library — In addition to following specific learning paths, subscribers can expand their knowledge with Pluralsight’s collection of more than 5,000 video courses. Authored by more than 1,000 industry experts, the library contains deep, professional-grade training on a full suite of topics in software development, IT ops, data, creative services and more. Members can watch courses start to finish or, through a detailed table of contents and a searchable transcript, jump to a specific video clip for just-in-time training on a particular use case. Courses are available on-demand through web-enabled devices and custom apps for desktop, Android, iOS and Apple TV.
Subscribing technology teams can also learn hands-on in a virtual lab environment. Pluralsight enterprise subscriptions include access to Code School, an interactive, gamified lab experience for brushing up on or learning new coding languages. With more than 50 courses on popular development technologies, Code School lets developers test drive new technologies before putting their skills into practice.
Instant live mentoring — Pluralsight provides technology professionals with real-time and ongoing mentoring via video and audio chat, bi-directional screen sharing and text. Subscribers can submit a request for help with code, advice on best practice or assistance with a particular Pluralsight course, and be matched with one of thousands of vetted mentors in minutes. Subscribers can also book a preferred mentor.
“We are extremely proud to introduce an end-to-end, completely unified learning experience for technology skills development,” said Nate Walkingshaw, chief experience officer at Pluralsight. “Tech-centric companies are feeling the pain of the global technology skills gap, and our new platform helps enterprises mitigate those challenges and make business goals a reality. We’re making the process of skilling up simpler and more effective, enabling technology professionals to push boundaries and produce their best work.”
Pluralsight’s disruptive learning platform is the culmination of user-focused research combined with seven strategic technology and service acquisitions over the course of two years. This includes Smarterer, an adaptive skill assessment company; Code School, an interactive lab-like learning experience for developers; and HackHands, an on-demand mentoring platform for programmers, whose proprietary technologies have now been integrated to provide a seamless, robust experience.
For more information on Pluralsight, visit Pluralsight.com.
Pluralsight is an enterprise technology learning platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe. Through a subscription service, companies are empowered to move at the speed of technology, increasing proficiency, innovation and efficiency. Founded in 2004 and trusted by Fortune 500 companies, Pluralsight provides members with on-demand access to a digital ecosystem of learning tools, including adaptive skill tests, directed learning paths, expert-authored courses, interactive labs and live mentoring. For more information, visit pluralsight.com
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