If you have been thinking about learning a new skill or already have experience in the tech field, this week is a good chance to take online tech courses for free. From Oct. 10-16, the online tech learning platform Pluralsight is opening its more than 7,000 video and interactive courses for free. To gain access, you need to create an account (for free), and you can start browsing the many classes available right away.
What is Pluralsight?
Pluralsight is an online learning platform that teaches individuals and businesses technological skills through video learning. The platform is designed for those who want to change careers or teach businesses in the workforce how to become more technologically savvy.
If you want to learn how to be anything from a software developer to an IT administrator, there’s probably a course for you. The classes come with official certificates for the skills you learn through the courses.
The online courses range from beginners to advanced classes and use a project-based, hands-on approach over a more theoretical approach that you would find in a general academic classroom.
What can you learn?
These are the subjects offered by Pluralsight:
- Architecture and construction
- Business professional
- Creative professional
- Data professional
- IT ops
- Manufacturing and design
- Information and cyber security
- Software development
- Web development
After the week, you can choose a plan if you decide you want to continue the courses. The basic “Skills” plan for an individual starts at $29 per month and includes a limited access to their library.
The tech industry has been growing over the years, and their workforce has highly demanded skills that are generally well paid. This might be a good way to dip your toe into the industry for free this week to see whether it’s right for you.