When it comes to growing your technology skills, making a consistent plan for tackling your goals can be difficult, especially if you don’t have a schedule that lets you devote full-time hours to learning.
Luckily, Pluralsight has a variety of ways you can skill up regardless of the amount of time you have—whether you have a whole weekend to hunker down and learn, or just want to dive in quickly during a lunch break. To help you make the most of your time, we’ve compiled a list of things you can do on Pluralsight in 10 minutes, 10 hours or 10 days.
10 minutes on Pluralsight
These activities are perfect for getting organized and setting a baseline in order to inform the rest of your skill development.
Discover your knowledge gaps and strengths
See how your skills stack up in a specific technology by taking a skill assessment to get your Skill IQ. Not only will your results include valuable information on your strengths and weaknesses, you’ll also get personalized learning recommendations for filling gaps in knowledge, so you can skip what you know and focus on what you don’t.
Getting started is always half the battle, so getting your ducks in a row before you dive in can be a helpful way to stay on-track. Channels help you organize your skill development by creating custom playlists of courses, paths and other resources outside of Pluralsight. They’re also shareable, so you and your team can stay on the same page.
Want to go deep on a project or stumped on something you’re working on? Take a look at our database of searchable articles written by industry experts to find answers faster and move forward with confidence. Find just-in-time solutions to roadblocks you’re having in Python, cloud architecture, Kubernetes and hundreds of other topics.
If you have more than a few hours to devote to learning throughout the day and week, these tools and resources will be your bread and butter.
Watch a course (or three)
Browse the Pluralsight Tech Index
Don’t know which technology to learn? If you’re curious how your technology skills stack up against the most in-demand skills in the market, jump into the Pluralsight Tech Index (PTI). The PTI sources billions of data points from job sites, developer forums, repositories and more to calculate which technologies are the most popular (or trending the fastest) at a given time.
If you have a longer period of time to devote to learning, here are a few things you can do that will get you on the path to long-term mastery.
Like Skill IQ, Role IQ assesses your abilities in the technology skills, but specifically those that matter for your job. You can validate your expertise and get a curated set of courses that can guide you to mastery. Come back to your Role IQ after a few weeks or months to see how you’ve improved.
If you’re jumping around between various courses and want more structure in your life, you should look at Paths. These are designed to guide you, in order, through curated beginner, intermediate and advanced courses oriented around a specific topic with specific outcomes. Paths can also help you prepare for certain certifications or exams by covering all the curriculum you’ll need to know more comprehensively.
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach for technology skill development, but Pluralsight provides a wide variety of learning experiences to help you master whatever you want to master.
5 keys to successful organizational design
How do you create an organization that is nimble, flexible and takes a fresh view of team structure? These are the keys to creating and maintaining a successful business that will last the test of time.
Why your best tech talent quits
Your best developers and IT pros receive recruiting offers in their InMail and inboxes daily. Because the competition for the top tech talent is so fierce, how do you keep your best employees in house?
Technology in 2025: Prepare your workforce
The key to surviving this new industrial revolution is leading it. That requires two key elements of agile businesses: awareness of disruptive technology and a plan to develop talent that can make the most of it.
With your Pluralsight plan, you can:
With your 14-day pilot, you can:
- Access thousands of videos to develop critical skills
- Give up to 10 users access to thousands of video courses
- Practice and apply skills with interactive courses and projects
- See skills, usage, and trend data for your teams
- Prepare for certifications with industry-leading practice exams
- Measure proficiency across skills and roles
- Align learning to your goals with paths and channels