Projects for group plan members

Projects overview

  1. What are Projects?
  2. Where can I find Projects on Pluralsight?
  3. What do I need to get started?
  4. How do Projects work?
  5. Troubleshooting Projects issues

What are Projects?

Projects allows you to utilize what you learned on Pluralsight and provide you with a hands-on experience on your local computer. As you follow along with a set of provided tasks, you'll be able to build a real-world application. Don't worry - we'll do all the checking for you.

Some additional benefits of Projects include:

  • Spending more time practicing skills and less on prerequisite setup
  • Building real-world applications locally
  • Validating functional code in a real-world scenario

Important: By default, Projects are available to both Professional and Enterprise users.

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Where can I find Projects on Pluralsight?

If a project exists you can find it under the Paths page for a particular skill. Projects can be found as the last item in a beginner tier of course listings. All projects are also designated by the Project identifier in the top-left corner. This helps you differentiate between a course and a project when you're searching for content.

Tip: If you're a team manager or admin, you can find a snapshot of teams Projects progress from your dashboard. To locate, find the "Projects" box to see Projects data of your team from the last 30 days.

An example of where a project for Angular would exist is shown below:

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What do I need to get started?

Though different projects may require different needs, the following requirements are universally necessary to complete most projects: 

  1. A GitHub account
  2. Command line and/or Terminal access
  3. A code editor such as Atom or Sublime

Note: If you have never used GitHub or code editors before, don't worry - we've got your back! Every project has a setup module with step-by-step instructions on creating a GitHub account as well as finding and downloading code editors and setting up all other local tools needed for your Project.

Depending on the project, you may need more than the above requirements - such as a particular skill set. You can find all recommended paths and local requirements needed on the right side of a projects page. A typical set of requirements may look like this:


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Ok! I'm all setup. Now, how do Projects work?

Here is what a typical project landing page will look like:


All projects have a unique, real-world scenario in mind. These scenarios are built with tasks within a given project. As such, each scenario takes a different approach to solving, creating, and building these projects locally, submitting your code, and letting us check your work. This is all done using GitHub. Don't worry! If you've never used GitHub before, we walk you through step-by-step in setting it up, forking, and cloning a repository. Once you've completed tasks, you will push these changes to GitHub where can then check your code for you. 

After you're done working through a project, you'll not only have hands-on experience with that technology, but you'll have a local working project that you can keep learning with and expand upon.

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Troubleshooting Projects issues

Most issues with projects involve code submission. If you have an adblocker, such as uBlock or AdBlock, we recommend turning those blockers off as those may inhibit Projects code submissions and use.

If you are stuck on a particular tasks, you can always request a live mentor for help. If you are having other issues, feel free to send a ticket to our support team (support@pluralsight.com) with a link to your project on GitHub and we'd be happy to take a look!

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