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Attribute Ratings

  • A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) and Coursera are tied in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.6

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

96%
25 Ratings
9.1

Coursera

91%
18 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

100%
1 Rating
10.0

Coursera

100%
2 Ratings

Usability

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Coursera

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.0

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

90%
1 Rating
9.0

Coursera

90%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Coursera

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

A Cloud Guru

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.
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Coursera

The Coursera platform can be a useful part of your overall learning content portfolio if utilized correctly. It's fantastic for asynchronous courses that don't necessarily need a dedicated faculty member (though I'd highly recommend at least having some discussion moderators/student workers) and for offering MOOCs. The ability for the learners to contribute translations really makes it ideal for the international learning community - I am always amazed to see a course we launched with 2-3 languages to quickly have 10-12 more added. This feature really helps expand the audience reach and Coursera has such a large following already that it can grow seemingly overnight.
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Pros

A Cloud Guru

  • 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.
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Coursera

  • Interaction: the student learns by doing. For programming courses, this means programming!
  • Assessments: the courses I'd taken ask students to grade each others work with a rubric. This is hugely effective and permits tests and quizzes to be other than multiple choice.
  • Creativity and enthusiasm of the instructors. Some of the approaches demonstrated real out-of-the-box thinking by the instructors. For example, the Rice Python course was a self-contained website requiring no installation of IDE on one's computer, and the final project was a working version of Asteroids.
  • Low cost of entry: most of the course I enrolled in were free, with an optional fee for certifications. This really gives people the freedom to explore learning. It's almost like a Public Library of Learning.
  • Coursera forces a weekly discipline on the user with lectures and assignments and this really motivates one to put in the effort.
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Cons

A Cloud Guru

  • 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.
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Coursera

  • Some of the courses (very few) have some old information (more than 2 years), and in some areas like technology the information has to be very new and updated.
  • Some professors or people doing videos are not good in front of the camera, they should train their people a little bit more for those things.
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Pricing Details

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

Starting Price

$0 per month

Editions & Modules

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Free$0.001
Personal Basic$31.59 ($379.00)2
Personal Plus$41.59 ($499.00)3
Business Basic$41.59 ($499.00)4
Business Plus$58.25 ($699.00)5

Footnotes

  1. per month
  2. per month (per year)
  3. per month (per year)
  4. per month (per year)
  5. per month (per year)

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Contact Sales for Enterprise Pricing. https://acloudguru.com/solutions/business

Pricing Info

Coursera

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

Coursera editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
EnterpriseContact Sales1
Team400.002

Footnotes

  1. none
  2. Per User Per Year

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

A Cloud Guru

No answers on this topic

Coursera

Constantly renewing already. One of my favourite MOOC platforms.
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Usability

A Cloud Guru

No answers on this topic

Coursera

User-friendly and developer-friendly Web UI.
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Support Rating

A Cloud Guru

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.
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Coursera

I’ve used it a couple of times and... that did great. They take their time, but in the end they solve your issues.
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Implementation Rating

A Cloud Guru

No answers on this topic

Coursera

Coursera is familiar, intuitive, compatible and easy to use and implement.
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Alternatives Considered

A Cloud Guru

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
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Coursera

I think Coursera has the best overall interface. I think you will find that different platforms go in different directions, and have different specialities. For the most part the differences are more in the types of courses they offer than one being particularly better than the other, so it comes down to content for me.
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Return on Investment

A Cloud Guru

  • 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.
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Coursera

  • The greatest benefit of Coursera is access to quality courses on various subjects that you can either browse or dive in deeply. Customizable, flexible and accessible.
  • Helps our department to recommend trainees courses on this website and gain important knowledge. Also, the courses are provided by big-name universities which helps students in their careers
  • Developing and exploring professional skills.
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