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LinkedIn Learning logo
LinkedIn Learning

Course Marketplace

8.7
10
Our winner
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Pluralsight

Education Company

8.3
10

LinkedIn Learning vs. Pluralsight - complete comparison

Overview

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Description
LinkedIn Learning logoLinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning (originally Lynda.com) is the online learning platform offered by LinkedIn. The 16,000+ courses in their library are mostly focussed on professional topics like technology and business. The platform is also directly integrated into LinkedIn and offers additional benefits, like LinkedIn premium, to its members.

Pluralsight logoPluralsight

Pluralsight is an online learning platform that focuses on teaching technical skills in a broad variety of subjects. Founded in 2004 by Aaron Skonnard, Keith Brown, Fritz Onion, and Bill Williams, the platform now boasts thousands of courses created by 1,500+ expert teachers.

Types of courses
LinkedIn Learning logoLinkedIn Learning
Pluralsight logoPluralsight
Subscription plans
LinkedIn Learning logoLinkedIn Learning
PERSONAL

Personal subscription

Access to all courses and learning paths on the LinkedIn Learning platform

$25 - 45 USD per month
Pluralsight logoPluralsight
PERSONAL

Pluralsight Skills

Access to Pluralsight's library of courses (either their core library with 2,500+ courses, or their full library with 7,000+ courses, depending on the plan).

$25 - 45 USD per month
Pros & cons
LinkedIn Learning logoLinkedIn Learning
    Pros
  • Large course catalog
  • Personalized recommendations based on your linkedin profile
  • Linkedin premium included
  • Cons
  • Limited course topics (only career-related)
  • Some courses can be rather 'corporate'
Pluralsight logoPluralsight
    Pros
  • Wide range of courses
  • High-quality content
  • Experienced instructors
  • Cons
  • Limited free content
  • Only suited for tech skills
  • More geared towards businesses

General information

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Type
Course MarketplaceEducation Company
Number of courses
16000+7000+
Popularity

Very popular

Popular

Available categories
Business Analytics & IntelligenceCommunicationData ScienceDesign ToolsDigital MarketingEntrepreneurshipFinanceGraphic Design & IllustrationLeadershipMarketing Analytics & Automation
3D & AnimationAccounting & BookkeepingArchitectural DesignArts & CraftsBrandingBusiness Analytics & IntelligenceBusiness StrategyCommunicationComplianceContent Marketing
Available languages
EnglishSpanishFrenchGermanJapaneseMandarin ChinesePortugueseItalianKorean
English

Evaluation

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Full score
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8.3
10
Individual scores
Course quality
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Course catalog
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Affordability
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Career value
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Customer support
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Usability
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Features

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Support options
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Chat
  • Community
  • Knowledge base
  • Learning support
  • Career support
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Chat
  • Community
  • Knowledge base
  • Learning support
  • Career support
Available apps
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Ios
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Android
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Ios
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Android

Company

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Company name
LinkedIn CorporationPluralsight, LLC
Company size

Large

Large

Founded in
20152004
Headquarters

United States

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United States

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Founders
Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue, Konstantin Guericke, Eric Ly, Jean-Luc VaillantAaron Skonnard, Keith Brown, Fritz Onion, Bill Williams
External reviews
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4.877900 reviews
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Play Store
4.7125000 reviews
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4.7642000 reviews
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4.7208000 reviews
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Trustpilot
1.6928 reviews

Our opinion

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Summary
LinkedIn Learning logoLinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is one of the largest online learning platforms, which can offer a lot of benefits that we like through the direct integration into the LinkedIn platform, like LinkedIn Premium access, as well as the direct integration of certificates from LinkedIn Learning into your LinkedIn profile. The instructors on LinkedIn Learning are highly qualified, and the courses cover all relevant career-focussed skills, which is why we can particularly recommend LinkedIn Learning for young professionals trying to upskill.

Pluralsight logoPluralsight

Pluralsight is one of the online learning platform with a clear focus on helping companies upskill their employees with tech skills. While they do offer their course catalog to consumers as well, many of their main strengths come into play with enterprise customers. We particularly like their extensive library of courses, with a lot of them focussing on very specific technical topics that other platforms might not even have resources for. That means that Pluralsight is a great platform for companies looking to upskill employees and more advanced techies trying to learn new skills. As a beginner, you might be a bit overwhelmed on Pluralsight.

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