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TrainSignal 86 posts

See what’s happening at Train Signal! We’re a company that likes to have fun while creating exceptional IT training products and getting involved in our community.

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TrainSignal joins Team Chad

By Dana Gagnon on August 13, 2013

The TrainSignal team is a welcoming bunch. We’ve also got an odd sense of humor. This is we made Chad Utley from Pluralsight (our new home) feel welcome when he came to visit today.

Summertime at TrainSignal

By Lora Beros on July 19, 2013

When we’re not making great training and helping you achieve your IT education goals, we’re eating! Check out how we enjoy a beautiful summer day.

TrainSignal case No. 152: The dangerous life of a sysadmin

By Dana Gagnon on July 17, 2013

Our customers are a lot of things. Driven. Smart. Curious. And creative, especially in the case of Jason Palm, a network administrator at Clermont Senior Services in Batavia, Ohio. When we put out a call for customer stories, Jason responded by setting a scene that sounds like it’s out of a crime novel.

Making a course: IT instructor bloopers

By Chris Magiet on June 11, 2013

We put a lot of work into each of our training courses, instructors and the product development team alike. It is a process, however, and with any type recording you can expect miscues. Here are some of the funnier bloopers edited out of our videos.

So, how much IT training do you get? All of it.

So, how much IT training do you get? All of it.

By Jillian Pandav on June 6, 2013

Introducing the new TrainSignal commercial. Learn more about the training we make and tell us how much you like the monkey!

Office birthdays the TrainSignal way

By Dana Gagnon on May 9, 2013

A cake. Maybe a lunch outing. That’s how far most companies go to celebrate employee birthdays. But at TrainSignal, we have a different tradition that involves decorating our coworkers’ offices in the most obnoxious ways possible.

TrainSignal’s T-shirt rejects: The road to one awesome design

By Dana Gagnon on May 2, 2013

How many boring promotional T-shirts does one person need? When it was time to come up with a new TrainSignal tee, we wanted to design a shirt people would actually get excited about. We hope we’ve achieved that with our final pick. Find out how to get yours!

Got a question for Microsoft? Now’s your chance to get a direct answer!

By Rick Claus on May 1, 2013

Microsoft Evangelists Rick Claus and Joey Snow have been traveling the country speaking to IT pros. Rick shares what they’ve learned so far and encourages you to sign up for the free event at TrainSignal next week. Can’t make it? Send us your questions anyway for a chance to win a free month of training!

Get the Ultimate Guide to Preparing for IT Certification Exams

By Chris Magiet on April 24, 2013

Free Download! Read the Ultimate Guide to Preparing for IT Certifications by renowned IT author, Ed Tittel. With this detailed guide you’ll get tips from an expert with 30 years of experience on how to really study for your certification exams, keeping the best study materials handy and how to survive exam day.

Tell us your TrainSignal stories for a chance to win free training for a year!

By Dana Gagnon on April 17, 2013

At TrainSignal, we often hear from about how our training has helped someone land a new job, pass a certification exam or solve a difficult problem at work. We think it’s time to share these stories with everyone, and we want to hear yours!

Now hiring: Find out what it takes to become a TrainSignal instructor!

By Gary Eimerman on March 15, 2013

Are you an IT expert who’s passionate about your work and a leader in your area of expertise? If so, you might be a perfect fit to become a TrainSignal instructor! Find out what we’re looking for and what the role entails.

TrainSignal CEO Scott Skinger announces unlimited IT training for $49 a month

By Scott Skinger on March 6, 2013

TrainSignal has helped a lot of people over the last 10 years, and now we hope to help many more! We recently launched an unlimited, on-demand training platform to make our award-winning courses more accessible and affordable than ever before.

10 Movies Tech Geeks Must Watch

By Simon Mounsey on February 22, 2013

In honor of the 85th Oscars on Sunday, we thought it was the perfect time to declare our favorite 10 tech movies of all time. Do you agree with our list?

Harlem Shake: Gettin’ Down at TrainSignal HQ

Harlem Shake: Gettin’ Down at TrainSignal HQ

By Chris Magiet on February 15, 2013

Believe it or not, the TrainSignal team knows how to get down. We decided to 1-up the “Harlem Shake” viral video craze with our own spin on it in typical Friday fashion.

What We Love About Working in IT…

By Dana Gagnon on February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day to all the IT pros out there. We know you can relate to all the reasons the TrainSignal crew loves working in IT.

Geek’s Guide to Super Bowl Sunday

By Dana Gagnon on January 31, 2013

Even if you’re not geeked out about one of the teams in the Super Bowl this Sunday, there are still plenty of ways to get geeky on game day. From an 8-bit T-shirt to a beer that pays homage to Monty Python, this guide highlights some of our geekiest party tricks.

TrainSignal VMware Training Named Reader’s Choice Preferred Product in Virtualization Review

By Dana Gagnon on January 7, 2013

What a way to kick off the new year! Virtualization Review magazine has named TrainSignal’s VMware Video Training Library a “Preferred Product” in virtualization training as part of its 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards and Ultimate Buyer’s Guide, billed as a “guide to the best companies and products in the virtualization market.” Noting that “the demand [...]

TrainSignal Webinar Topics: Vote for Your Favorite!

By Dana Gagnon on January 4, 2013

At TrainSignal, we take pride in knowing which knowledge and skills are the most in-demand for your career, but we also want to hear from you! Every month, we host free IT training webinars packed hosted by the industry’s leading experts. Vote to have a say on an upcoming webinar topic!

15 Things We’ll Regret if This Whole Mayan Thing Pans Out

By Dana Gagnon on December 20, 2012

Whether it’s one of our last days on Earth or not, today seemed like a fine time to for the TrainSignal team to reflect on what we might regret missing out on if we do wind up partying with the Mayans in the afterlife come Saturday.

Holiday Office Decorations Contest: Submit Your Photos And Win!

By Jillian Pandav on December 4, 2012

Do you have fun holiday decorations up at your office? Enter our Holiday Office Decorations Contest for a chance to win free training!