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  • ViolatedViolated Member Posts: 32 ■■■□□□□□□□
    SafariBooksOnline is what I would choose. They have so many books to choose from, and they also have videos as well. I get it through the DOD and use it all the time.
  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 Mod Posts: 2,835 Mod
    I would do SafariBooks followed by Pluralsight. One of my former companies got us SafariBooks sub and I used it almost every day.
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  • mbarrettmbarrett Member Posts: 397 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Agree Safaribooks - there's a lot of good video training on there as well, it's not just books. And they tend to have a good selection of books that should cover your IT needs. It's great to use as a reference shelf, and more than pays for itself with the access you have to all the material, which is kept up-to-date.
  • PC509PC509 Member Posts: 804 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Just a comment. I've found Lynda.com is more targeted towards the end user. There is a little bit of IT pro stuff there, but Pluralsight has a lot more technical courses. And if you're going ITIL, Lynda.com is not the place for it. Unless you get some nap time at work.

    I like Pluralsight personally, but I haven't tried Safaribooks (I might after reading so many recommendations for it!).
  • Welly_59Welly_59 Member Posts: 431
    If your company has any sense then they would have approached skillsoft for a corporate deal, this will have safaribooks included in the price ;)
  • mzx380mzx380 Member Posts: 453 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I'm partial to Udemy because of the variety of topics that are there. Everything seems surface level but it's digestible enough that once you've completed a quick course there, you are left with a strong enough knowledge base to move forward in your desired field of study.
    Price isn't bad either.

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Senior Member Posts: 0 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Pluralsight in my opinion then safari books!
  • p@r0tuXusp@r0tuXus Member Posts: 532 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I have enjoyed Lynda's content, but it doesn't go far enough. Udemy has a lot of courses to select and choose from (not only IT too!), so I buy courses through there one at a time when I see something I like. I compliment that with ITpro subscription and I'm all set. I haven't used Skillsoft and was never a fan of SafariBooksOnline, personally. Now Pluralsight, I really like too because they give you so much content. Slides, labs/exercises, thorough content... If it had the kind of delivery ITpro has and the practice exams that'd be my one-stop shop.
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  • raji96raji96 Member Posts: 15 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I would choose SafariBooksOnline
  • ITSec14ITSec14 Member Posts: 398 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Just out of curiosity...is there something you don't like about ITpro.tv? Or is it just not an option on the table? I'm researching training websites too for personal use and can't figure out who's better between them and Pluralsight...

    I'm mostly looking for good videos and lab content.
  • scaredoftestsscaredoftests Mod Posts: 2,780 Mod
    Safari..hands down
    Never let your fear decide your fate....
  • joshuamurphy75joshuamurphy75 Member Posts: 162 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I joined the IEEE Computer Society, mostly because they gave Safari Books access to their members. Turns out, they got rid of it and switched to SkillSoft the month I joined. Never got to try Safari first hand. I don't regret joining though. I am constantly blown away by how many resources the IEEE gave me access to.

    I didn't do Safari on it's own, because I can go through a lot of good books from Amazon on eBay for $40 a month.
  • snokerpokersnokerpoker Member Posts: 661 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Safari hands down.
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