To study for free is one of the things that can be done during this quarantine, which can well be used to learn things we don’t know, and which is better than doing so when we are not charged a single penny for teaching us (at least for a limited time, that is worth the explanation).
During the last few weeks, several platforms have decided to offer free educational material to contribute a little to the current situation of social isolation to which we are subjected. For example, Coursera offered its complete course catalogue to universities, and Unity Learn Premium became free for three months.
To study for free
In a similar spirit, at Pluralsight, the online learning platform specialized in offering courses in programming, information technology, data science and cyber security, has decided to give all their content for free during the month of April.
Under the hashtag #FREEapril Pluralsight is offering free access to its catalog of more than 7,000 courses taught by experts. For example, there you can find all the courses on ethical hacking by Troy Hunt, the famous creator of the web Have I Been Pwned that collects huge databases of security breaches and lets you check if your email has ever been hacked.
In this regard, many people may find it “boring” to study only topics related to programming, computers and everything else. However, learning to program is something that all of us should learn, at least as a hobby, especially considering that computer programming is something that is becoming part of our lives on a larger scale.
And if you don’t believe it, it’s good to watch this video from the year 2013 (created by code.org, one of the biggest online learning platforms), but still in force today, which explains the many advantages that something like programming can have in our lives.
To start taking the courses you must register with your email address and you don’t need to add any payment methods. However, due to the high demand they are experiencing after announcing the offer, the process to claim your access is being slower than expected.
You must wait for a confirmation email after registering, and it may take up to a few hours. But, once it arrives you will have unlimited access to all the material for the whole month of April.
So there are no more excuses. You have all the time in the world and you don’t have to pay a single penny, so take advantage of this time and grow up learning something that will serve you for a lifetime. To study for free, it has been said.