Pluralsight Review 2020: Is Pluralsight worth the money?

This is complete Pluralsight review updated on Jan 2020, explaining the Pluralsight pricing and how to get Pluralsight subscription for free!

Pluralsight is one of the leading e-learning platform offering a variety of video training courses for software developers, IT administrators, and creative professionals through its website and mobile application.

It has more than 1,500 subject-matter experts as authors and offers more than 7,000+ fast-growing enterprise technology-related courses in their platform.

Pluralsight Review 2020

Very much similar to the Linkedin Learning approach, Pluralsight also offers different courses, paths, and assessments for making the learning easy and fun.

Courses: Numbers of fundamental classes to help the beginner learn fast from scratch, as well as advanced topics for IT professionals and developers on the project.

Paths: Collection of courses in a sequence as the learning path to provide complete information on a particular field/topic/skill.

Assessments: Pluralsight users can take Pluralsight tests (Skill Assessments) in any technology to check their skills for free and get IQ Badge with score & timestamp. Users can display their assessment results on their Stack Overflow profile.

Strengths Weaknesses
+ Clean and easy user interface – Niche tech skills courses
+ Affordable pricing plans – No offline learning without downloading a mobile app
+ Certification of course completion – Video quality isn’t always great
+ Learn on-the-go with Pluralsight mobile app – No Live web support.
+ Easy downloading video courses and offline learning anytime anywhere using Pluralsight mobile app
+ 6,500+ courses and 1,500+ certified experts
+ Easy-to-navigate learning paths
+ Responsive email and phone support
+ Risk-free 10 days Pluralsight free trial
+ Free weekly courses and regular ‘Free Weekend’ promotions

Pricing of Pluralsight plan

Pluralsight offers two types of pricing plans, personal for individuals and business for a group of people.

Personal plans features: $29 billed monthly or $299 billed annually

  • Entire course library
  • Learning Paths
  • Channels
  • Skill IQ
  • Role IQ
  • Course completion certificates
  • Exercise Files
  • Course learning checks
  • Course discussions
  • Mobile and TV apps
  • Offline viewing

Premium plan features: $449 billed annually

  • All personal plan features
  • Certification practice exams
  • Interactive courses
  • Projects

Professional plan features: $499 per user / billed annually –

  • Basic reporting and user analytics for teams.
  • All Premium plan features
  • Basic skills analytics
  • Basic channels analytics
  • Trend analytics
  • Usage analytics

Enterprise plan features: $699 per user / billed annually –

  • Flexibility and advanced analytics for the enterprise.
  • All Premium features
  • All Professional features
  • Advanced skills analytics
  • Advanced channels analytics
  • Single sign-on (SSO)
  • API access
  • Data export

For experts, Pluralsight has an author network and share their expertise and knowledge with learners worldwide.

How to get Pluralsight Subscription for Free?

Like most of the e-learning platforms, Pluralsight also has a trial plan granting the learners free access to the premium subscriptions for a few days to a few months.

You can access Pluralsight premium subscription for free in 4 different ways. Let’s get into the step by step tutorial of each method:

Method 1: 10 days Free Trial

  • If you already have a free account, Log in on Pluralsight & go to the “Subscription & Billing” page. Click on Subscribe or directly go here and click on the “FREE trial”.
  • If you have no account, Go to Pluralsight and click “Start a FREE 10-day trial” first.
  • Fill all details on the “Account Details” page and check the term of use agreement option then click “Continue”.
  • Now you will see the “Payment details” page, enter the payment info and continue by clicking “Start FREE Trial”.
    Immediately, Your 10 days free trial will start. Now, you can watch all Pluralsight video courses (up to 200 minutes), earn certificates of completion, take Skill IQ assessments, create channels, and take notes.

To cancel the subscription:

  • Go to the Pluralsight website and Sign In.
  • Go to the Subscription & Billing tab on your Account page.
  • Click Manage your subscription.
  • Select Cancel.
  • Click Confirm Cancellation.

Method 2:  Free Weekly courses

Pluralsight provides “FREE Weekly courses” to any user registered in Pluralsight, which are preselected five courses per particular week and Every week these five courses will be refreshed.

  • Go to the Pluralsight page here.
  • Fill all the details and check the agreement option then click “Watch free courses”.
  • Now you have  will get access to

And, if your active subscription expires, your account will be automatically converted to a Free User account.

Method 3: 1-month Free subscription using Visual Studio Dev Essentials Program

This method is similar to the approach that we talk on How to get a 3-month LinkedIn Learning access for free?. To get this feature, you will need a Microsoft account (Hotmail or Outlook).
Note: If you haven’t taken a 10-days free trial, first take 10-days trial. You may not get 10-days free after taking a 1-month free subscription.

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  • Now, continue using your Microsoft account (Outlook/Hotmail email ID). If you have no Microsoft account, click on Create one! and proceed by creating a new outlook account.
  • After that, a welcome screen will pop up for the first time, click on confirm and you will see Visual Studio Dev Essentials Benefits page.
  • Now, click on Get on of Pluralsight box and click on the Activate button of pop up screen.

  • The Pluralsight website will open on another tap, fill all detail as you used while registering your account and click on “I agree, activate benefit” button.
  • Now, your  1-month free Pluralsight subscription will be activated.

Method 4: Refer and get up to 12-month Free subscription

  • First, Go to the Pluralsight website and login to your account.
  • Now, go to the top-right corner and click on three dots (). The navigation menu will appear, click on the “Referral program”.
  • You will see your unique referral link, share this link with your friend. Your friends will also get discounts like 50% off on their first month or 15% off on an annual subscription. For every referral that signs up (monthly or annual) using your referral, you will get a free month subscription.
    Note: You will not get a referral link using your Free User account. To use this method, you need to have an active subscription.

How to download video courses from Pluralsight?

All subscribers with an active subscription can download up to 30 courses per device for offline viewing. However, you’ll need a Pluralsight application to download courses for offline viewing. The Pluralsight application is available across all IOS, Android, Windows & Mac platform. Follow these simple step to download videos courses from Pluralsight:

  • First, Download and install the Pluralsight application from this Pluralsight page.
  • Then, Sign in using your Pluralsight account.
  • For PC, Browse any course in any browser using your Pluralsight account. When you select any courses, you will see the “Download Course” option. Click on Download Course your Pluralsight application will launch and your course start to download.

How to download videos courses from Pluralsight

  • For Mobile, Browse courses through the Pluralsight application you will see down arrow button to start downloading. For more detail visit this Pluralsight help page.
  • Your downloaded course will only be removed if you log out from the app, uninstall the app, unsubscribe from Pluralsight.

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