Pluralsight Costs: What makes the most sense?

Catherine Cooke

24 September, 2020

If you have considered Pluralsight as a potential elearning platform to study with, you may want some clarity on its pricing plans. As well as its different subscriptions you have the option to try out its courses with a free trial.

In this Pluralsight pricing guide, I will explain how much Pluralsight is and what subscriptions it offers, and hopefully you can decide which plan is best suited to you.

What Is Pluralsight: An Overview

Pluralsight is an online learning platform that specialises in technology related subjects like Software development, Security, Business professional and more. It offers 7500+ courses which are designed for individuals as well as for teams. When you first sign up you will have a 10 day free trial which gives you access to the full library of courses.

Overview Of Pluralsight Costs

Pluralsight offers different subscription plans for individuals and teams. The individual plans are either $29 a month or $299 a year and the Premium individual plan is $449 a year. For the team subscription plans, you have the Professional for $579 per user a year or the Enterprise for $779 a year. As well as the different subscription plans you have access to a free trial and are able to download up to 30 courses per device for offline viewing.

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If you are in a rush and don’t have time to read the full Pluralsight pricing guide, then no worries you can check out the overview table below.

 

Individual

Premium

Professional

Enterprise

Free trial10-days or 200 minutes10-days or 200 minutes14-days14-days
Courses7,500+7,500+7,500+7,500+
Certificates of completionYesYesYesYes
Watch offlineYesYesYesYes
RefundsN/AN/AN/AN/A
Team management featuresNoNoYesYes
Monthly price$29
Annual price$299$449$579$779
More informationwww.pluralsight.com

Does Pluralsight offer a Free trial?

Pluralsight doesn’t exactly offer free courses but what it does offer is a 10 day free trial or 200 minutes of access to its content (whichever you use first).

For an individual learner there are two types of free trials available – Individual and Premium.

The Individual free trial is the Monthly or Annual option (see image below). The Premium free trial is the Premium subscription plan (see image below).

Individual Free Trial includes;

  • Watch all skills video courses (7500+)
  • Create channels
  • Earn certificates of completion
  • Take skill IQ assessments
  • Take notes

Premium Free Trial includes;

  • Watch all skills video courses (7000+)
  • Take interactive courses and projects
  • Prepare for certification practice exams
  • Create channels
  • Earn certificates of completion
  • Take skill IQ assessments
  • Take notes

Pluralsight Individual free trial

Pluralsight Individual free trial

To sign up with a free trial with Pluralsight you must enter your first and last name, email address plus a debit/credit card or your Paypal information. After the 10 days of your free trial is finished you will begin to be charged on the 11th day.

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Note: If you don’t want your trial to convert to a paid subscription, you must cancel it before the free trial expires

The free trial is not only offered to individuals, if you are a team or business you have the option of a free team trial or pilot for the Professional or Enterprise subscription.

Pluralsight Professional and Enterprise team trial

Pluralsight Professional and Enterprise team trial

The Professional team trial and Enterprise gives you access for 10 or less users for 14 days. You will be required to enter a credit/debit card to start the team trial or the pilot.

Professional Team Trial includes;

  • Watch all skills video courses (7500+)
  • Create channels
  • Earn certificates of completion
  • Take skill and role IQ assessments
  • Take notes
  • Certification practice exams
  • Trend and usage analytics
  • Skills & Roles analytics (Basic)
  • Channels analytics (Basic)

Enterprise Pilot includes;

  • Watch all skills video courses (7500+)
  • Create channels
  • Earn certificates of completion
  • Take skill and role IQ assessments
  • Take notes
  • Certification practice exams
  • Trend and usage analytics
  • Skills & Roles analytics (Advanced)
  • Channels analytics (Advanced)
  • Role customization
  • Q&A
  • Data export

Note: If you don’t want to enter any billing information or would like a trial or pilot for more than 10 users, you can submit a request to the sales team here.

Paid Subscription Plans

Pluralsight offers two different Pluralsight subscription plans for individual users. The two paid models available are the Individual and Premium.

Pluralsight individual subscription plans

Pluralsight individual subscription plans

Individual Plan

The individual plan offers a monthly plan for $29 per month and the annual plan for $299 for the full year (you can save 14%) working out at just under $25 per month. You will get access to the full library of video courses (7,500+), certificates of completion, channels, paths, Skill IQ, and Role IQ.

As well as the Individual plan for individual users, there is also the Premium plan for $449 per year. The Premium plan gives you access to everything the Individual plan does, plus some extra features including;

  • Unlimited access to Kaplan certification practice exams to prepare for certifications
  • Interactive courses: in- browser coding challenges with guided feedback
  • Projects: practice and apply what you’ve learned in real-world scenarios, using your own integrated development environment (IDE)

Pluralsight premium subscription plan

Pluralsight premium subscription plan

Business subscriptions

Pluralsight doesn’t only offer individual subscription plans, it also has subscription plans for businesses and teams. There are two models available, the Professional and the Enterprise option.

Pluralsight team subscription plans

Pluralsight team subscription plans

Professional Plan

For $579 per user (for each employee) a year, you will get access to the full library of video courses (7,500+), interactive courses, projects and Kaplan certification practice exams. In addition to those features, you will also have access to powerful analytics and user organization tools;

  • Plan administrators can group learners into teams and create team managers
  • Plan administrators can manage billing and subscriptions
  • Plan administrators and team managers can view powerful analytics about content, usage, skills and more.
  • Plan administrators and team managers can use company-wide channels to align learning.

Enterprise Plan

The Enterprise plan is $779 per user (for each employee) which includes all the features of the Professional Plan plus SSO integration, API access and data export and options for other powerful add ons.

Accepted Payment Methods & Currencies

You can purchase your Pluralsight subscription plans using a debit/credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) or via Paypal. American Express is only available for USD.

You have the option to pay in USD (United States Dollar), EUR (Euro), GBP (British Pound), or INR (Indian Rupees). Also depending on the location of your billing information, you will be charged tax on your subscription, this will vary from country, state and country.

Pluralsight payment details

Pluralsight payment details

When you first sign up to Pluralsight you will be asked to enter your payment method with either your payment card or Paypal details in the Payment section. You will still need to enter your payment details even if you are doing a free trial.

Note: If you don’t want to continue with one of Pluralsights subscriptions you will need to cancel before your free trial ends.

Pluralsight Changing Subscription

If you want to change or upgrade your Pluralsight Subscription you have that option available. For example if you already have a monthly plan and looking to get an annual one or upgrade to a premium subscription you just need to follow these 4 easy steps;

  1. On Accounts page,click the Subscription & Billing tab
  2. Click Manage your subscription
  3. Click Change or Upgrade
  4. Click Confirm

Keep in mind that if you do decide to downgrade your subscription from a Premium to an individual monthly or annual you won’t receive a refund as Pluralsights subscriptions are non-refundable.

Pluralsight Subscription Renewal and Cancellation

Your monthly and annual subscriptions will renew each month or year on the day that you signed up. If you do decide not to continue with your Pluralsight subscription, make sure that you cancel it before it automatically renews.

If you do decide to cancel your Pluralsight subscription you just need to follow these 4 easy steps;

  1. On the Account page, click the Subscription & Billing tab
  2. Click Manage your subscription
  3. Click cancel
  4. Click confirm cancellation

Keep in mind that cancelling your subscription isn’t deleting your account.

Note: Pluralsight does not offer refunds, but if you cancel your subscription you will have access to the course content until the end of your paid subscription (either of that month or year).

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Pluralsight Costs: Last Thoughts

Hopefully, you now have a clearer idea of what Pluralsight offers with its pricing and subscription plans. I will just conclude with the main points.

If you are looking to gain knowledge or a skill for a particular role within the Tech industry then the Monthly subscription could be a good option for you, it works out at a reasonable $29 a month which gives you access to 7500+ courses and resources. So even if you ended up just taking one course within that month, I think you would still feel satisfied with the monthly payment.

You may be in a position where you are only interested in taking only one of Pluralsight’s courses, so remember cancelling your subscription before it renews is always an option for you.

The annual subscription would be ideal for someone who is always looking to stay updated with the newest technology skills. One thing that Pluralsight prides itself on is developing the skills of tomorrow. The annual subscription works out at just under $25 a month.

Finally, if you are a business or a team, the Professional for $579 per user / per year or Enterprise for $779 per user / per year subscription plan looks like a really exciting option. It focuses on upskilling employees so they have the skills for modern tech roles, it helps to build fluid teams that meet objectives and gives leaders the vision of what their employees are capable of.

Please, consider that you can try out Pluralsights free trial giving you access to the (7500+) video courses and other resources for 10 days.

Please, leave a comment below if you have any questions and I’ll do my best to help you out.

Catherine Cooke

Hey. I am Catherine and have been working as a freelancer for many years now and I believe that you are in charge of your own destiny. If learning a new skill or having a career change is something you want to do, then there is no better time than the present. If you have a question please feel free to ask me anything or leave me a comment.
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