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Contests and Giveaways 64 posts

Come to this page to hear about how you can sign up for contests and prize giveaways sponsored by TrainSignal.

Titans of Tech Tournament: Who inspires you?

By Manya Susoev on March 24, 2014

Which tech leaders do you look up to? Everyone has someone who inspires them, and at Pluralsight, we’re no different. In fact, we’re collectively inspired by so many people that we thought we’d make a fun tournament out of it!

Tell us your customer support story for a chance to win 1 month free!

By Lora Beros on March 10, 2014

To celebrate how amazing our support staff is, we’re giving you the opportunity to tell us your Pluralsight support story! Tell us a time when you contacted support and were truly pleased with your experience and you’ll be entered to win a free month of training!

Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with our contest, free training and an Hour of Code

By Manya Susoev on December 11, 2013

It’s Computer Science Education Week, and as part of an effort to expand participation in computer science education, is encouraging students to use the resources they’ve provided to learn an hour of code.

All I want for Sysadmin Day: Our favorite contest submissions

By Lora Beros on July 26, 2013

Sysadmin day is finally here! Give yourself a break, and a laugh, with some of our favorite responses to our “All I want for Sysadmin Day” contest so far.

Sysadmin tools you can’t live without

By Chris Graham on July 25, 2013

One of TrainSignal’s very own IT guys put together his top list of software tools that get him through the many tasks often thrown at sysadmins. Check out these resources to make your life a little easier.

Top 10 things you shouldn’t say to a sysadmin

By Matt Vandenbeld on July 24, 2013

You did not just say that! Keep your sysadmin happy on Sysadmin Day, and every other day, by not saying these 10 awful things.

A sysadmin’s life in GIFs

By Chris Graham on July 23, 2013

The life of a sysadmin gets hectic and overwhelming amid day to day tasks. The next time you step up to the plate to help a coworker resolve an issue, think of these images to give yourself a moment of clarity.

Hooray for Sysadmin Day! Enter our contest to win a free year of training

By Lora Beros on July 22, 2013

Celebrate System Administrator Appreciation Day with TrainSignal. We’re dedicating the week to all of our favorite sysadmins and hosting a contest. Check out this post to see how you can enter to win a year of free training!

Jeff Hicks’ PowerShell Challenge: Friday fun!

By Jeff Hicks on June 28, 2013

All week we’ve been collecting your PowerShell scripts that accomplish some unusual or off-the-wall task. Jeff finishes the week with a script that has absolutely no redeeming production value but sure is fun.

Off-the-Wall PowerShell Challenge: Uncode, decode text string using a rail cipher

By Jeff Hicks on June 26, 2013

PowerShell MVP Jeff Hicks walks you through another wacky way to use PowerShell for something completely unrelated to your job. Read his submission and then send us yours for a chance to win free training!

Jeff Hicks’ Off-the-Wall Challenge: Using PowerShell to read emails

By Dana Gagnon on June 25, 2013

Reading emails the old-fashioned way is soooo 2012. Why go through the trouble of opening Outlook and reading each one yourself when you can write PowerShell code to do that for you? To take part in Jeff Hicks’ Off-the-Wall PowerShell Challenge, which kicked off on the TrainSignal blog yesterday, Nick Sinclair submitted code that does just that. [...]

Jeff Hicks’ Off-the-Wall PowerShell Challenge

By Jeff Hicks on June 24, 2013

PowerShell is a terrific interactive management console that can help you get “real” work done everyday. But what wacky ways do you use PowerShell? Do you feed the dog using it? Order a pizza? We want you to tell us your fun, “non-production” uses for PowerShell. Submit your code today for a chance to win a free year of training!

Jeff Hicks’ PowerShell Challenge: Day 4 Final Answer

By Dana Gagnon on December 15, 2012

To celebrate the launch of his new course, PowerShell v3 New Features, Microsoft PowerShell MVP Jeff Hicks challenged TrainSignal readers to solve PowerShell puzzles throughout the week. He wrapped up the contest on Friday with this question: Using PowerShell, decode the secret phrase hidden in this string. Participants who had answered correctly on the first [...]

Jeff Hicks’ PowerShell Challenge: Day 3

By Dana Gagnon on December 13, 2012

To celebrate the launch of his new course, PowerShell v3 New Features, Microsoft PowerShell MVP Jeff Hicks is challenging TrainSignal readers to solve PowerShell puzzles all week long. If you missed Days 1 and 2, it’s not too late to participate to win daily prizes. Read more about the contest here, and see below for [...]

Microsoft MVP Jeff Hicks’ PowerShell Challenge: Submit Your Answers to Win!

By Dana Gagnon on December 11, 2012

Microsoft PowerShell MVP Jeff Hicks attempts to stump TrainSignal readers with PowerShell puzzles for a chance to win prizes.

TrainSignal’s 2012 Halloween Costume Contest: Vote and Win Free Stuff

By Jillian Pandav on October 31, 2012

Every year the TS team dresses up to eat treats and play pranks on Halloween. Vote for what you think is the best Halloween costume and you could win a prize pack full of TrainSignal gear, including a free training course of your choice!

Winner of TrainSignal’s 10 Year Anniversary Giveaway

By Jillian Pandav on October 9, 2012

We’re grateful to all our customers and readers for helping make TrainSignal one of the best resources out there for IT training and knowledge! We want to keep showing our thanks and gratitude with more prize giveaways, fun contests, and quality content to help you learn.

Win a free trip – only a few days left to enter!

By Jillian Pandav on September 27, 2012

UPDATE: If you haven’t signed up to win a free trip to VMware VMworld, Microsoft TechEd, Citrix Synergy, or Cisco Live 2013 yet, you’re running out of time! Our 10th Anniversary Giveaway ends this Sunday at 11:59 p.m., so make sure to enter ASAP in order to win.

Share Your Microsoft Windows Tip Video & Win a Dell

By Heather Ackmann on August 14, 2012

The Microsoft MVP Program is running promotion on YouTube where anybody in the Microsoft community can submit video tips on products, features, apps — anything that helps solve a problem or scenario — for chances to win Dell laptops. Check out the entry guidelines and start creating Microsoft video tips of your own.

Win a Trip to VMworld 2012

By Kasia Lorenc on July 3, 2012

Don’t have the funds to attend VMworld 2012? Greg Stuart from has you covered with a contest that will pay for your airfare, hotel and conference pass so you can attend VMworld 2012 for free! Learn more and enter today!