IT ops

Analyzing the Pluralsight Tech Index: Trends in software dev, IT, data and security

The Pluralsight Tech Index shows what’s on the rise and what’s in decline for the technologies that tech professionals...

How to choose the right cloud vendor

Ready to begin taking advantage of everything cloud technology has to offer? Start by picking the right provider.

Webinar: Top 5 cloud migration challenges

Learn why some cloud migrations fail while others succeed—and ensure you don’t fall into common mistakes!

How to change directory permissions in Linux

Learn how to change directory permissions in Linux for individuals, groups, and everyone, using both letter and number...

3 ways to build skills for the real world

With Pluralsight premium, get access to certification practice exams, interactive courses and projects.

One year of GDPR: What we’ve learned, and what’s next

Whether you were an org leader, IT professional or just a consumer, it seemed every technology conference, company,...

4 steps for creating a company IoT policy

What’s the problem with IoT devices in the office? Security. Reduce the risk in 4 “smart” steps.

High performance teams: Authority, ownership and motivation

Building better teams is made simpler with a little expert advice. Learn how to properly distribute authority and...

Linux add user to group & other commands

What we'll cover in this article is adding and deleting users with Linux, as well as modifying exiting users. We'll...

Use Role IQ to accelerate value realization from digital transformation

IDC’s Cushing Anderson evaluates how Pluralsight’s Role IQ helps organizations upskill teams into modern tech roles.

Webinar | IT vs. business strategy: How to overcome the great divide

It’s time to end the conflict between the business and technical divisions of your organization and create new allies....

29 things you need to know about the new Azure certifications

Microsoft MVP Tim Warner answers the top questions about the new Azure certifications.

On-demand Webinar: Making sense of the new Microsoft Azure certifications

Join expert Tim Warner to learn how Microsoft’s new Azure role-based certifications work, and what factors go into a...

5 tips for practicing DevOps with AWS

Our AWS expert answers questions about how to use the AWS cloud platform to build and release software with more speed...

On-demand webinar: AWS DevOps in practice

Learn how you can leverage DevOps practices and the AWS cloud to better serve your customers and compete more...

Why Docker containers will take over the world

Docker containers offer increased efficiency, lower costs, simplified scaling and many other benefits. Learn about the...

Future of computing: what living in a quantum world might look like

What is quantum computing? How are quantum computers different from classical computers? Discover the real world...

9 essential skills for Microsoft Azure developers

Microsoft Azure is a growing enterprise cloud platform. Learn how to scale your applications, choose the right Azure...

Financial services technology adoption guide

The financial services technology adoption guide will help leaders define corporate strategy, evaluate technology and...

Measure up: Are you ready for cloud-native?

Agile enterprise IT teams embrace cloud-native IT strategies. IT organizations can move faster, in more reliable...

Release Triage: Managing your IT emergency room with a 4-step process

Business it alignment is critical when it comes to releases. An IT triage process is only successful if there is...

Ask 3: Why you should learn Windows PowerShell

An expert’s take on why you should grow your PowerShell skills.

Database admins: A guide to becoming a database admin

Every day, we create an estimated 2.5 quintillion (that’s a 1 with 18 zeros, just FYI) bytes of data, and this amount...

Case study: Cerner transforms learning to revolutionize healthcare IT

Tackling healthcare’s big challenges means staying ahead of the phenomenal pace of IT innovation. Cerner transforms...

Security risks: What you really need to know

Security risks are nothing new for organizations. As breaches become more common, is your security attention focused...

4 signs your IT environment is failing

Your IT environment should not be living in the past. Discover 4 signs that you need to make a change and the ways to...

Prep for success: Take advantage of certification practice exams

Are you preparing for a certification exam? Introducing certification practice exams, so you can assess and prepare...

DEVintersection and IT Transformation 2017: What's new with Microsoft?

DEVintersection and IT Transformation are the top events for learning what’s new in Microsoft tech. We’ve got the...

Linux hardening: A 15-step checklist for a secure Linux server

Is your Linux server secure? Don’t assume it is, because the negative implications of not hardening your Linux are...

The big picture: Cloud provider offerings

Can’t decide between Azure and AWS for your company? Pluralsight expert Don Jones goes through the options to help you...

Windows 10 annoyances and solutions

Windows is a great tool and is widely utilized, but it still has its problems. Here's your guide to common problems and...

Data and information in the cloud: An opportunity not to be missed

Using the cloud is a no-brainer for business today. Commvault director Martin Hill gives his tips for using the cloud...

Office Hours: AWS and Azure strategies and tactics

Ready to make a decision about cloud providers and wondering if AWS is better than Azure, or how they compare in...

State of the Cloud: AWS and Azure

Join Pluralsight Author Tim Warner and IT Ops Curriculum Director Don Jones for a strategic look at today's major cloud...

Microsoft Azure Certification & Training Path

Mastering Azure is a real task for IT pros. We’ve got the guide you need to get trained and certified with this...

7 things you should know about hybrid cloud

Do you know about the hybrid cloud? Here are the seven things you need to know, now. Learn more.

2016 skills report: Top tech and creative trends to drive your learning and hiring programs

Keeping your teams up to date is more important than ever. It’s easier to set them up for success when you know what to...

Aberdeen Group & Pluralsight: Best practices of best-in-class IT organizations

This Aberdeen Group report takes a look at the actions, plans and processes top organizations embrace to earn their...

IT professionals & lifelong learning: The challenges and opportunities impacting your team

Learn how your organization can, and must, introduce new ways of learning.

DevOps and cloud: Are you paying attention?

DevOps and cloud are the future–are you keeping up? Learn more about why cloud and DevOps are so important to your...

Configuring elastic IP addresses with AWS

Learn how to increase your uptime by configuring elastic IP addresses with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

OMS View Designer: building custom views

Learn how to build custom views in Microsoft's OMS View Designer.

CCENT Certification: Why It's Worth It

The CCENT cert has an underestimated value for IT Ops professionals. Learn why the CCENT is so marketable and start...

VMware vSphere best practices: Why you need them

Learn why VMware vsphere best practices are vital to your business and how you can start implementing them today.

10 tips and tricks for a smooth start with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Ready to get Amazon Web Services up and running? Here are 10 tips for a smooth start with AWS. Learn more.

2017 State of technology training

What's the state of tech training in 2017? Find out how much companies spend, what challenges they face and more.

Going straight to the public cloud: Should private/hybrid even be a consideration for your business?

Should your business go straight to the public cloud without considering private or hybrid options? Find out here.

Managing the PowerShell DSC Local Configuration Manager

Scale up those PowerShell nodes with these tips on the PowerShell DSC Local Configuration Manager. Learn more.

Which Cisco certification should I get?

Not sure which Cisco cert to get? Pluralsight gives an overview of the CCT, CCNA, CCNP and CCIE, and provides in-depth...

Microsoft Ignite 2016 Recap

IT expert and Pluralsight author Don Jones recaps what happened at Microsoft Ignite 2016. Read more.

BI in the cloud: Should you make the jump?

The world of business intelligence is growing into the cloud, and as such, a whole new list of vendors have emerged. In...

AWS vs. Azure: What's best for your organization?

When it comes to the public cloud, what's best for your business: AWS or Azure? Take a look at the comparison.

Microsoft Ignite 2016: What to watch for

Pluralsight's IT expert Don Jones highlights what to look for at Microsoft Ignite 2016. Learn more.

2017 core technology updates guide

Big technology changes are underway. From growing adoption of enterprise cloud services to big data analysis,...

3 ways to make time for learning

Setting aside time for your team to train can actually save time. Here’s how to build a culture of learning within your...

When to consider tech certifications in the IT interview process

Hiring for IT? Here’s when and why you should rely on technical certifications to help vet IT job candidates. Learn...

How to choose the right virtualization solution for your business

Choosing the right virtualization solution for your business can be tough. Here are seven things to think about. Read...

Microsoft RDS vs. Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop

Comparing Microsoft Remote Desktop Services vs. Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop? Read more to discover the best option for...

How to create a self-signed certificate for Windows Desired State Configuration

Learn how to quickly create a self-signed certificate for PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC).

Everything you need to know about the CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Certification Exam

In this one-hour seminar, expert trainer Tim Warner gives attendees a "full spectrum" understanding of CompTIA, the...

The Ultimate List of Hadoop Frameworks for Devs | Pluralsight

See our list of the top 15 Apache open source Hadoop frameworks! See what frameworks you should know to help build a...

Technical certifications: the “no-brainer” employee benefit

Certification is one of the most affordable employee benefits a company can provide. Learn more about why you should...

PowerShell: script to tool

It's time to stop building scripts and start making tools. Take these PowerShell tips from Pluralsight author, Adam...

PowerShell + DevOps Summit 2016: a complete recap in HD & enhanced audio

In case you missed the exclusive PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit 2016, you can tune in or relive it all with our...

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator

This series will provide you with the tools necessary to pass the LFCS exam and, ultimately, kickstart your career in...

PINCE2 Courses and Training

This series will walk you through PRINCE2, the popular project management process, and bring you closer to passing the...

IT Ops: Scholarship opportunity for entry-level workers

Pluralsight's Curriculum Director for IT Ops Content, Don Jones, announces plans for an upcoming scholarship for...

Implementing Microsoft Azure infrastructure 70-533

Prepare for the 70-533 exam, which aims to measure your ability to implement websites, virtual machines, cloud...

The Why & How of Preventing Security Attacks

Falling behind in security can start a downward spiral that leaves a company open to attack and loss of confidential...

5 big misconceptions about virtual LANs

There are several misconceptions out there about VLANs. We've compiled a list of 5 of the most common misconceptions...

2016 healthcare technology updates guide

Big technology changes are underway. From growing adoption of enterprise cloud services to big data analysis,...

2016 finance technology updates guide

Big technology changes are underway. From growing adoption of enterprise cloud services to big data analysis,...

Integrating Linux in a Windows Enterprise Environment

This course shows you how to use Samba and other interoperability tools to integrate Linux systems into an existing...

2016 government technology updates guide

Big technology changes are underway. From growing adoption of enterprise cloud services to big data analysis,...

2016 web services technology updates guide

Big technology changes are underway. From growing adoption of enterprise cloud services to big data analysis,...

CompTIA A+ 220-901, 220-902 Certification Exams

CompTIA revised its A+ certification credential again, so come make sure that you’re fully up to speed with what’s new...

2016 telecom technology updates guide

Big technology changes are underway. From growing adoption of enterprise cloud services to big data analysis,...

2016 manufacturing technology updates guide

Big technology changes are underway. From growing adoption of enterprise cloud services to big data analysis,...

2016 media technology updates guide

Big technology changes are underway. From growing adoption of enterprise cloud services to big data analysis,...

2016 software technology updates guide

Big technology changes are underway. From growing adoption of enterprise cloud services to big data analysis,...

2016 tech consult technology updates guide

Big technology changes are underway. From growing adoption of enterprise cloud services to big data analysis,...

2016 retail technology updates guide

Big technology changes are underway. From growing adoption of enterprise cloud services to big data analysis,...

Helpful PowerShell Tools and Tips

have you ever considered how PowerShell could be a learning tool for these technologies? Let's do a quick rundown of...

Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching Certification

Is it worth getting your Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching certification? Let's take a little time to go more in depth...

CompTIA A+ (220-901 & 220-902) Learning Path

Prepare for the CompTIA A+ certification and gain a baseline knowledge of PC maintenance, mobile devices, laptops,...

Linux LPIC-2 Certification Preparation

With the Linux Professional Institute’s LPIC-1 exam already under your belt, getting the LPIC-2 Linux Network...

3 tips to choosing an online training provider

Online training providers can give you the best quality instruction, the most relevant content to your IT career, and...

How virtualization dynamic memory works

Dynamic memory is a highly marketed feature of both vSphere and Hyper-V, allowing you to assign more memory to the...

Data Visualization in R

Business users have seemingly limitless options with the R programming language. See how to use R to create reports and...

Technical Debt: Warnings & Responsibilities

Are you constantly making fixes to an imperfect technological solution that was once implemented? This is known as...

Rails: How to create a custom PDF renderer plugin

After reading this blog you should have a handle on how to create your own custom PDF renderer plugin with Ruby on...

IPv6 Insights with Ed Horley

Pluralsight author and IPv6 enthusiast Ed Horley breaks down the truth about transitioning to v6.

Data Cleaning in R for Business Users

This article focuses on data cleaning and how to write R code that will perform basic data cleansing tasks. Learn this...

PowerShell Start Process & External Processes

PowerShell offers a few different ways to execute external processes that allow you to better control their execution,...

Why you should learn Go Programming Language

Heard of the Go programming language? Let’s take a look at what makes this one stand out from its counterparts, and why...

IT Ops industry update with Don Jones

In this post, you'll get Don Jones' take on Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Docker and containers, and the...

How to Import Data in Rstudio

Want to learn how to import data into R? Let’s take a look at how to create and import data into R by replicating...

10 ways to tighten your company’s web assets

Security expert and Pluralsight author Troy Hunt explains security tips for enterprise.

Importance of Search Engines & Functionality

How many websites do you think you’d be able to access without Google, Bing, or other search engines? Learn more about...

Learn BizTalk Through Online Training Courses

Want to learn BizTalk? This path will take you from little to no knowledge of BizTalk, all the way up to using more...

How to change code in Tableau Server data sources

It’s common to have Tableau Server data sources on various sites across your Tableau infrastructure. See how to change...

3 Reasons Why Web Standards Matter

We sat down to chat with Susan about one of her favorite topics: web standards, a perfect blend of two things she loves...

If Statements: Do You Really Need Them in Your Code

While there's nothing really wrong with using if statements, it can help to avoid them when possible. Here are some...

Using PERT Estimations for Programmers

The PERT formula creates the arithmetic mean for a bell-shaped, statistical curve to help make practical estimations...

3 Troubleshooting Tips for IT Professionals

Before you find yourself scrambling to put out fires, take heed of these three tried-and-true troubleshooting tips that...

Applied Azure: Building blocks for the cloud

Leveraging the cloud for your business is about utilizing cloud platform building blocks to develop effective...

SAP Mobile Projects: Problems and solutions

SAP offers some appealing tools for facilitating projects. Let’s take a look at some of the issues with real SAP Mobile...

4 Reasons IT Pros Need to Train

Too often, people in IT get hung up on which technologies they should and shouldn't learn based on their current role....

Overcoming Broken Code and Other Issues

Broken code holding you up? We know how frustrating that can be. Here are a few things you might want to try next time...

Use CloudFlare for SSL on Your Site

CloudFlare can do everything from optimizing your traffic to stopping attacks. Get SSL on your site with the help of...

CompTIA Security+ (SY0-401) Courses

The CompTIA Security+ (SY0-401) exam is intended for IT Professionals seeking certification, as well as basic job...

Benefits of a System Administrator (SysAdmin)

System Administrators are the unsung heroes working behind the scenes long after you leave. here are 10 signs your...

PowerShell Exit Function & Code Execution

PowerShell isn't necessarily a programming language, but it exhibits many of the same characteristics. Learn some tips...

VMware's VCP6-DCV Certification

With the Foundations under your belt, you're ready to tackle this 11-course series on Data Center Virtualization, which...

Productivity Tips for IT: Monitoring Solutions

It's time to ditch your morning checklist, implement a monitoring solution and go on about your day knowing your...

10 Tips for IT Pros to Get Promoted

You need to be proactive about your career goals. A promotion checklist can help you achieve the results you desire....

VMware Cloud Certification & Training

VMware is one of the most respected companies offering cloud solutions. let's take a look at VMware's cloud...

Microsoft Nano Server: Everything you need to know

Let's take a look at everything you should know about Nano Server. Nano Server is an installation option in Windows...

How to Be a Successful IT Company

What are the performance indicators that set the very best organizations apart from the rest? One is employee education...

Microsoft WebMatrix Features & Benefits

I use Microsoft WebMatrix to work with the code on my websites, and since I know I'm not alone here, I'd like to share...

Learn VMware vSphere 6 Hypervisor

VMware vSphere is the leading hypervisor in the world today. Why should you invest your time in learning vSphere 6? The...

Cisco CCNP Security Skills Training

The Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) Security track is designed to test your skills & knowledge in secure...

Create Character Rig & Set up the Armature

Rigging is the process of creating bones and joints for 3D models which allows the animators to pose and manipulate...

Ethical Hacking Tutorial and Course Path

Want to learn ethical hacking skills? Pluralsight has created this series of courses to help guide you through the core...

Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS)

Microsoft's Operations Management Suite (OMS) is a comprehensive tool that offers options that actually fit cloud...

SharePoint Online: Share With External Users

If you allow External Sharing in SharePoint Online, users can share documents or site collections, instead of emailing...

Using Azure Rights Management Software (RMS)

Azure rights management software encrypts files so only specific people can open them and it lets you choose what those...

Design & Implement Server Infrastructure (MS 70-413)

This series is designed to help prepare you to design and implement a Windows Server 2012 (and Windows Server 2012 R2)...

An inside look at the MCSE questions

To clear up some confusion around the MCSE, we sat down with Microsoft's Liberty Munson to learn how the MCSE filters...

PowerShell Foreach Loop & ForEach-Object

A PowerShell foreach loop is a simple language construct that enables you to iterate through a set of items in a...

How to use Elasticsearch with SQL Server

If you administer a SQL Server database but you'd like to expose all the data you've collected in more interesting and...

WMI Event Subscriptions to Monitor Your Folders

This article will help you begin to understand some design jargon and the words that people are using when they're...

Why your IT team needs to be involved during a merger

To avoid expensive mistakes and lengthy delays, make sure that the IT departments are communicating with each other...

Author Spotlight: Nigel Poulton - IT Pro

Pluralsight author Nigel Poulton has been hooked on technology since he was a kid. See what Nigel has to say about his...

Administering SQL Server (70-462)

This series focuses on the skills needed to administer Microsoft SQL Server.70-462 Administering Microsoft SQL Server...

Password Strength - Improve Password Security

Do you use the same password for almost everything? Let's take a look at data breaches and what could happen to our...

Top 5 IT Certifications You Should Get

If your job requires certification on a specific tool or technology it's smart to invest time and money to achieve it....

Microsoft MCSA Windows Server 2012

Microsoft's MCSA certification for Windows Server 2012 requires that you pass three exams. Pluralsight has published a...

MCSA: Office 365

This series provides a good foundation for Office 365 management, and serves as a foundation for more advanced training...

Linux LPIC-1 - Linux Administration Skills

This series of courses will help you develop fundamental Linux administration skills, including command-line interface...

Citrix Certified Associate - Virtualization (CCA-V)

This series will teach you how to successfully manage, monitor, support and troubleshoot a XenDesktop 7 solution. Intro...

Cisco CCNA Data Center Training

The CCNA Data Center certification is built on top of two exams: the DCICN and the DCICT. This series covers every bit...

VMware Access Control 101: Roles and Permissions

If the proper access controls aren't in place, virtual machines are vulnerable to abuse. In VMware, you can manage...

CompTIA Storage+

CompTIA's Storage+ Powered by SNIA is a certification that strengthens your knowledge in storage concepts, storage...

Tips for acing the new CCNA exams

Cisco has updated its main associate-level routing and switching certification, the Cisco Certified Network Associate...

The best certifications for IT newcomers | Pluralsight

It's that simple. If you are new to IT, or really want to break into it but can't find a good way to do so,...

UNIX & Linux SSH Jumpbox Scripts

If you are a UNIX sysadmin for any number of servers, you need to build yourself a Linux secure shell (SSH) jumpbox....

Buying CCNA lab switches without going broke

Learning Equipment can be expensive. Let's take a look at the options for Cisco switches and how to afford them without...

SQL 2012 MCSA Certification Upgrade

With the revamped SQL 2012 MCSA and MCSE certification, Microsoft did a much better job of mapping certification...

Printing SharePoint List Items Through Access

Printing something from SharePoint isn't as easy as hitting “print.” Learn how to use Microsoft Access to interact with...

Cisco UCS Platform Emulator with PowerShell

Did you know Cisco provides a UCS Platform Emulator? Once installed, you have your own virtual UCS environment. Learn...

SATA Hard Drive vs SSD Hard Drive

Are you in the market for a new hard drive? Do you know what kind of hard drive you want? There are so many different...

Find an Affordable Cisco Router for Home Lab

Want to learn the Cisco equipment and the systems without completely breaking the bank? Compare and contrast several...

How to Configure Router RIP V2

This article concentrates on the enhanced Routing Information Protocol, also known as RIP version 2. We will show you...

AngularJS Service: What You Should Know

AngularJS really just refers to a simple object that does some sort of work. It is stateless and encapsulates some sort...
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