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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

Where it's strong: Linux, open source technologies, web development administration, virtualization and automation, cloud platforms like AWS and Azure, CI/CD trainingWhere it's lacking: The more traditional aspects of IT -- Windows, Active Directory, IT Service Management. storage administration and networking basics... advanced networking also, like CCNA, would be nice.
Anthony Tutrone | TrustRadius Reviewer

PiiQ by Cornerstone

Well suited for:
  • A busy environment where you want learners to be self-sufficient and to be able to access learning solutions at a time that suits them.
  • For anyone who wants to access learning using different platforms such as iPad, mobile, PC, etc
  • Anyone who needs a more in-depth learning solution rather than an overview of key learning points.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.6
Course authoring
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.0
Course catalog or library
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.7
Player/Portal
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.7
Learning content
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.5
Mobile friendly
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.8
Progress tracking & certifications
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.2
Assignments
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.6
Compliance management
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
PiiQ by Cornerstone
5.8
Learning administration
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.6
Learning reporting & analytics
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.7

Pros

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

  • The videos are short and easy to ingest. This is super important! Long videos get boring and people lose interest quickly
  • New training videos for new technology are always being added regularly
  • In addition to new videos, existing training videos are updated when software or technology changes, ensure that you always have current information while you're learning
Anthony Tutrone | TrustRadius Reviewer

PiiQ by Cornerstone

  • Enables employees to draft work goals and collaborate with their supervisors on a final version - improves mutual understanding right up front.
  • Combines performance goal ratings with competency ratings and provides a blended score. Simplifies the goal weighting so you don't have to do any calculations.
  • 9-box matrix provides useful definitions and descriptions so managers can prepare development notes or plans for individual employees.
Gene Aldava, SPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

  • The merger with A Cloud Guru has confused things a bit. They're slowly replacing the Linux academy branded training with ACG training (which is fine) but if we found ourselves losing access to training videos while we were in the midst of watching them
  • A more robust community would be nice. There's the Slack channel, but I wish there was more robust community features
  • It would be nice to be able to download videos locally on desktops and laptops. This helps greatly with rewinding the video to reiterate key learning points
Anthony Tutrone | TrustRadius Reviewer

PiiQ by Cornerstone

  • Would be good to have have a virtual "top level" (eg board) user built in to allow senior execs without a direct manager to be able to be set up with KPIs instead of having to create a dummy user
  • Reports have difficulty downloading if pop ups disabled or in some browser environments
  • When competencies are updated while a cycle is open, any changes don't effect that open cycle but only future ones. Would be nice to be able to have the option to apply changes to existing "open" cycles
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 3.0
Based on 2 answers
It's not that CSB isn't a decent performance management system, but we have decided to go with just one vendor (Workday) for an HRIS/performance management/payroll system so we can directly relate pay to performance. We are more interested in having just one system that "talks" to the other pieces instead of having to work with several vendors. It reduces the hassle of having to communicate with different support teams, having different contracts, and so on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) 6.0
Based on 1 answer
The site can have some issues. It can be difficult to return to the training module you were viewing after some time away from the site and you have to relogin. We've also had issues where the session will time out at random points, which makes it frustrating to move on to the next videos in the module when you have to re-login and try and find which one you left off on.
Anthony Tutrone | TrustRadius Reviewer

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 8.0
Based on 37 answers
There are specific things within the goals and competencies that are user-friendly. For example, the rating slider isn't great in my opinion. You can slide in between ratings which can create some odd scoring (if you use scoring). It seems a better solution would be a drop down where you select your rating.There are also some glitches in the system and have been told Cornerstone is aware of them but are focused on delivering new features. There are workarounds, but that doesn't seem to be a great answer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 10.0
Based on 1 answer
So far 100%.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 7.0
Based on 1 answer
The saving process slows it down. It doesn’t auto save. If you leave a page, it will sometimes warn you, but not always. When you hit the save button, a window pops up that says creating/saving packets. It feels very archaic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had to communicate with Linux Academy's customer support aside from some minor billing issues, which were easily ironed out in a very quick manner.
Anthony Tutrone | TrustRadius Reviewer

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 8.3
Based on 36 answers
My assistant could better address this issue. My perception is that there is not immediate assistance, and that there can be a wait for help. That is not a negative, just a perception. I have not used support in two years.
John Gwynn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We bought training provided by 3rd party – it was fabulous.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I think we could have done a better job of rolling out the tool to our managers. We were under a tight timeline. In the training, we showed them everything and said go do it by this date. Looking back, I would have done it in pieces: for example, 2 weeks to write goals, 2 weeks to get sign-off from direct reports. I just let them go at it. Since then we’ve moved to agile development environment and are applying the technique to everything. In future would only do through change sprint. It is a big change I didn’t take it seriously enough.

I had a team of 3 project managing. You need a champion from every department to make sure you’re getting it right and to make sure what’s happening is communicated. It’s not something you can do without input from department heads
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

We've tried CBT Nuggets, Pluralsight, ITProTV, and even official training programs directly from the software vendors. Linux Academy outranks them all simply because of the quality of the training videos compared to the monthly costs. It's hard to beat its affordably, especially when the training material is such high quality and engaging
Anthony Tutrone | TrustRadius Reviewer

PiiQ by Cornerstone

Lesson.ly has been great to work with but it is a very clear and simple, user-friendly system that anyone can pick up with very little training as it is self-explanatory. It also has a great mobile interface and lots of different features that are easy to add for the admin but really impactful for the user.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

  • Linux Academy keeps us on the cutting edge, that's a huge positive impact.
  • We're able to use Linux Academy to help earn IT certifications for our employees
  • It keeps our employees wanting to learn more, which improves our skillsets as a whole.
Anthony Tutrone | TrustRadius Reviewer

PiiQ by Cornerstone

  • It's tool and it's only as good as the person wielding it. The investment in PiiQ was accompanied by a quarterly cadence and manager feedback training. We feel like our employees are given regular feedback and bonuses are tied to objective accomplishment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

Pricing Details

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0.001
Personal Basic$31.59 ($379.00)2
Personal Plus$41.59 ($499.00)2
Business Basic$41.59 ($499.00)2
Business Plus$58.25 ($699.00)2
  1. per month
  2. per month (per year)
Additional Pricing Details
Contact Sales for Enterprise Pricing. https://acloudguru.com/solutions/business

PiiQ by Cornerstone

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$1,000*

* per installation

PiiQ by Cornerstone Editions & Modules

Edition
PiiQ Performance$8.001
PiiQ Learning + Content & Performance$15.001
PiiQ Learning + Content$8.001
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
10.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
PiiQ by Cornerstone
3.0

Usability

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
6.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.0

Reliability and Availability

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
PiiQ by Cornerstone
10.0

Performance

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.0

Support Rating

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
10.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3

Online Training

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0

Implementation Rating

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0

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