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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.6

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    66%
    PiiQ by Cornerstone ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Course authoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    11 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    11 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    10 Ratings

    Learning content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    11 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    8 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    10 Ratings

    Assignments

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    11 Ratings

    Compliance management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    9 Ratings

    Learning administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    11 Ratings

    Learning reporting & analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    11 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.5

    A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

    95%
    24 Ratings
    8.6

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    86%
    40 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

    100%
    1 Rating
    3.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    30%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    85%
    37 Ratings

    Availability

    A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

    90%
    1 Rating
    8.8

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    88%
    71 Ratings

    Online Training

    A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    90%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

    If your organization is technical-based and offers its employees different online courses to enhance their knowledge, then A Cloud Guru will be perfect for you. There are multiple courses available from different cloud platforms. The platform is easy to use and navigate and does not require much knowledge. Even if you do not have basic technical knowledge, the courses available in A Cloud Guru are designed in such a manner that a non-technical person will understand the concept easily.
    Swarup Sangale | 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

    Pros

    A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

    • The team at A Cloud Guru is excellent at responding to user feedback that is submitted through their website.
    • The content created is well organized and aligns to certification paths.
    • The content is accessible on mobile and web platforms, which is great for learning on the go.
    Anonymous | 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)

    • More material on other cloud providers GCP, Azure, Huawei.
    • Extend the sandboxes to other cloud providers not only AWS.
    • Include more material for non-technical people, sometimes the sales teams are completely lost in the platform but they would like to learn about it.
    Leo Quiroa | 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

    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

    Starting Price

    $0 per month

    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

    Starting Price

    $8 per user per month

    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

    Likelihood to Renew

    A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

    A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    No answer on this topic is available.

    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)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    PiiQ by Cornerstone 8.5
    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 2 answers
    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 2 answers
    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) 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The support team of A Cloud Guru is quite quick. There are scenarios where A Cloud Guru was not working in my organization. We reached out to their support team and they quickly resolved the issue. Also, if any individual is facing issues accessing A Cloud Guru, their support team is quick to resolve the issue.
    Swarup Sangale | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    PiiQ by Cornerstone 8.8
    Based on 71 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 4 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)

    The main differentiator was the contents as we were interested in a cloud platform other similar platforms did not have the below: it is very good to establish cloud learning development plans and then track them and manage them for the team. The platform supports learning tracks, exams, and sandboxes with all major cloud providers guarantees that you don't get an accidental charge as a result of [the] testing and exploring the cloud
    Anonymous | 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)

    • Engagement scores around investment in L&D have increased.
    • There's excitement around upcoming changes to our technology instead of fear we have seen in the past.
    • We feel confident we will be able to deliver these new technologies - although we are at the start of our journey.
    Anonymous | 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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