The old adage, "To know where you're going, you've got to know where you've been" often rings true for many things, but especially when it comes to learning. So, we've put together a recap of what you learned in 2016. From courses to categories and new features such as paths, notes and skill measurement tests, we're highlighting Pluralsight's top training trends of 2016. Take a look and see how these match up with the skills you developed this year!
Coders, unite. It's no shock that Angular and ASP.NET topped the list as the categories most software developers were interested in this year. Python and design patterns were also big in 2016. Here are the top 10 courses for devs in 2016. Did you watch any of these?
AngularJS: Get Started by Scott Allen
ASP.NET MVC 5 Fundamentals by Scott Allen
Angular Fundamentals by Joe Eames & Jim Cooper
Building Applications with ASP.NET MVC 4 by Scott Allen
C# Fundamentals with Visual Studio 2015 by Scott Allen
C# Fundamentals with C# 5.0 by Scott Allen
Python Fundamentals by Austin Bingham & Robert Smallshire
- Design Patterns Library by multiple authors
ASP.NET MVC 4 Fundamentals by Scott Allen
Building a Web App with ASP.NET Core, MVC 6, EF Core & Angular by Shawn Wildermuth
*Ranked by unique views.
When it comes to IT Ops, it's no surprise that security was a big theme. Additionally, you were also interested in virtualization, DevOps and AWS. Here are the top 10 IT Ops courses of 2016. Which ones did you complete?
SQL Server 2012 Querying (70-461) Part 1 by Christopher Harrison
Ethical Hacking: Understanding Ethical Hacking by Dale Meredith
Cisco CCNA: Introduction to Networking by Ross Bagurdes
Docker and Containers: The Big Picture by Nigel Poulton
Docker Deep Dive by Nigel Poulton
ITIL® Foundations by Lowell Amos
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Fundamentals for System Administrators by Elias Khnaser
PowerShell: Getting Started by Michael Bender
Windows Server 2012 R2 (70-410) Install and Configure Servers by Greg Shields
- PMP® - Introduction to Project Management & the PMP® Exam by Casey Ayers
* Ranked by unique views.
CSS Positioning by Susan Simkins
Introduction to Unity 5 by Joshua Kinney
Introduction to Building Website Layouts by Susan Simkins
Responsive In-Browser Web Page Design with HTML and CSS by Karen Menezes
Photoshop CC Fundamentals by Matthew Pizzi
Semantic HTML by Susan Simkins
- Introduction to CSS for Designers by Susan Simkins
*Ranked by unique views.
New features of 2016
This year was a big year for us when it came to adding features to our platform. We introduced new ways to provide you with a complete end-to-end learning experience and help enterprises skill up their teams and keep talent in-house. With paths, notes, mentoring and our adapative skill measurements, we've got you covered no matter what you're looking to learn. Check out some of the 2016 stats on our new features.
Paths help guide your learning experience. They tell you where to start, what to learn and where to go. Explore our paths here.
Our adaptive skill measurement tests are truly one-of-a-kind. Not only does the assessment "adapt" with each answer you provide, the skill measurement will also evolve as technology does. Learn more about the science behind our adaptive skill measurement.
We launched our notes feature in October 2016, and by the end of this year close to a quarter million notes have already been saved—take note of that!
Pluralsight's 2016 training trends
Whether or not our training trends of 2016 match up with what you learned this year, all that matters is we're all continuing to learn, to skill up, to grow. As technology professionals, we know how important it is to stay current and continue to find more innovative, efficient ways to tackle problems. So take a look back and think about what you learned this year; are you on track for 2017? We hope so, and we're here to help whenever you're ready to learn something new.