Pluralsight Introduces a Fast and Accurate Way to Assess Expertise in Technology Roles
Aug 29, 2018
New Hands-On Learning Experiences Launched to Deepen Technology Skill Development
SILICON SLOPES – Pluralsight Inc. (Nasdaq: PS), the enterprise technology learning platform, today at Pluralsight LIVE 2018 unveiled Role IQ, an efficient and clear way to determine a technology professional’s expertise level. Role IQ gives CIOs and CTOs the ability to replace manual benchmarking and outdated staffing strategies with science-driven assessments and real-time analytics that help ensure technology professionals are well-positioned to deliver on business objectives.
With more than 120 skill assessments available across a variety of technologies, CIOs and CTOs can determine the role proficiency of each person in their organization by designing custom roles or by leveraging the roles created by Pluralsight and its partners.
“Technology has the power to drive progress, and technology skills are desperately needed in every business today to unlock those possibilities,” said Aaron Skonnard, co-founder and CEO of Pluralsight. "With the launch of Role IQ, we're expanding the capabilities of our platform and giving CIOs, CTOs and technology professionals what they've wanted for years: a way to accurately measure technology expertise in specific roles, as well as a clear path to continually develop that expertise.”
The following Roles IQs were announced today:
Server Administrator (Microsoft Windows Server)
BI / Data Analyst (Tableau)
Unity Game Developer
Angular Web Developer
React Web Developer
Vue Web Developer
ASP.NET Web Developer
Node Web Developer
Pluralsight also announced three Role IQs created with help from Microsoft specifically tailored for Microsoft Azure including:
Microsoft Azure Administrator
Microsoft Azure Solution Architect
Microsoft Azure Developer
"Microsoft Azure is constantly adding new functionality that requires new skills." said Jeff Sandquist, GM of Cloud and AI Developer Relations at Microsoft. "Through our collaboration with Pluralsight, Azure professionals will now have the ability to quickly and accurately measure their proficiency, stay current in their roles and become the best at what they do."
With plans to make Role IQs available for additional technology positions, Pluralsight will continue to create roles independently and in partnership with Microsoft, Google and other industry leaders.
At LIVE, Pluralsight also launched new hands-on learning experiences to help technology professionals learn and master critical skills. Pluralsight’s interactive courses simulates a full development environment and prompts users with in-browser coding challenges to test their knowledge as they learn. Projects, designed to mimic real-world scenarios, allow users to test their skills in a local environment to validate for accuracy before applying those skills at work.
Pluralsight is an enterprise technology skills platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe. Through a subscription service, companies are empowered to move at the speed of technology, increasing proficiency, innovation and efficiency. Founded in 2004 and trusted by Fortune 500 companies, Pluralsight provides members with on-demand access to a digital ecosystem of learning tools, including Pluralsight IQ, directed learning paths, expert-authored courses, interactive labs, and analytics. For more information, visit www.pluralsight.com.