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April 24, 2020

Making the best use of Pluralsight's Free April subscription

Pluralsight motivating people to skillup during Covid19 pandemic.
At a time when the busy world became near stand-still and extremely stressed on every count, when Covid19 clouded the lives to darkness, there arose a leader from that very darkness announcing its decision to offer all of its 7000+ courses for FREE in the month of April 2020, motivating a lot of people to Stay Home and Skill Up (and flatten the Covid19 curve). By the way, that is Pluralsight for you!!..
Thank you Pluralsight, I'm one of your millions/billions of beneficiaries.
With that note of thanks to Pluralsight, I'd like to share how I motivated myself and benefited from it, so that you too can. It never is too late, given that you have a week more left.

Paths, Channels and Bookmarks

Pluralsight has a nice way of chartering Paths with 3 distinct levels - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. I explored this and gazed this for a while leaving me with a choice list of many paths that I wanted to explore :(

I then went on to search courses by my topics of interest like AWS, ReactJS, ES6 etc wanting to refresh my knowledge. This led to adding select courses from search results to my newly created Channel by name Favourites. While I could create a channel topic wise, I added them all to single channel that could act as my TODO list.

But even as I was doing this, I slipped onto Bookmark-ing courses of interest. After a couple of days, I realised I have two TODO lists with lots of courses in it. And that is so discouraging, damn it!

And Skill IQs caught my attention...

Start with Skill IQs

I kick-started to action with Skill IQ tests. These tests are good and post tests it shows your skill gaps with related courses. These related courses should prod you to learn give those a shot, at least it did that for me :)
Skill IQ's Assessment Details

You just feel young and refreshed taking one test after another irrespective of the score, for one, the tests are not too lengthy and exhaustive. They contain approximately 20 multiple choice questions. See below some of my Skill IQs:
Skill IQs

I wish I had spent much more time with it..and I hope to make better use of it in this last week. You too can benefit from Pluralsight, after all April isn't over yet and it's never too late until this month ends :)

Now that is how I got motivated to stay home and stay skilled up. Your mileage may vary. But that shouldn't stop you to try right?

Note: I have not been an employee of Pluralsight nor was associated with its business in any rights so far. I'm just an accidental user by virtue of their #FreeApril advertisement. So if you haven't tried this platform yet, I think you should today, for you have not a penny to loose from it... what say?

Got your story to share and motivate? Do share it here to help me learn from you. Thanks in advance!

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