A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) vs. TalentLMS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
A Cloud Guru (ACG) is a cloud learning provider that states they have helped 2,000,000+ people and more than 4,000 organizations level up their cloud skills. Founded in 2015, ACG was started by brothers Sam and Ryan Kroonenburg who recognized cloud learning through traditional training providers was expensive, outdated, and a pain to consume. With the acquisition of Linux Academy in 2019, ACG combined the strengths and benefits of both companies to create A Cloud Guru…
$0
per month
TalentLMS
Score 6.7 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
TalentLMS is an LMS built for training success, presented as fully customizable and easy to manage, so that teams embrace training while feeling right at home. It is used to provide the right training to any team and every use, while giving expert guidance and support every step of the way.
$89
per month 1-20 users
Pricing
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)TalentLMS
Editions & Modules
Free
$0.00
per month
Personal Basic
$31.59 ($379.00)
per month (per year)
Personal Plus
$41.59 ($499.00)
per month (per year)
Business Basic
$41.59 ($499.00)
per month (per year)
Business Plus
$58.25 ($699.00)
per month (per year)
Core
$69
per month (billed yearly)
Grow
$109
per month (billed yearly)
Pro
$139
per month (billed yearly)
Enterprise (Custom plan)
Custom
annual plan Starts at 1000 users
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)TalentLMS
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsContact Sales for Enterprise Pricing. https://acloudguru.com/solutions/businessUsers can stay on the Forever Free plan and upgrade, or downgrade or cancel at any time. Monthly pricing also available.
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Features
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)TalentLMS
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
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Ratings
TalentLMS
8.9
22 Ratings
8% above category average
Course authoring00 Ratings8.56 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings8.26 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings7.16 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings9.919 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings9.822 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings8.920 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings8.919 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings9.822 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings9.720 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Gamification00 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning00 Ratings9.44 Ratings
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User Ratings
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)TalentLMS
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(26 ratings)
9.0
(22 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.9
(15 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)TalentLMS
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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Epignosis
TalentLMS is excellent for quick microlearning since it offers a comprehensive library of courses on various topics. For own classes, their editor is straightforward to use and efficient + it provides a good mix of interactive elements, like the option to use screenshots with interactive annotations. It is not the best solution if you want highly granular data on how your users are doing (on the "new UI"). However, from what I've been told, they are looking into that. Their out-of-the-box courses are not intended to be stand-alone learning material, so don't expect that.
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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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Epignosis
  • Assign a predefined route to a certain place
  • User interface is very good and clean
  • Very effective user experience
  • Issues or problems are handled rapidly by their customer support team
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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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Epignosis
  • We have courses that are required for each employee based on their job title, and then, many courses we consider to be elective for that job title. We have not found a method to distinguish between those in order to view an employee's performance on required courses only.
  • Reports are only available by user ID or user name. We have some facilities or managers who need the user ID (based on payroll entry) and some that need names (employees they interact with each day).
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Likelihood to Renew
A Cloud Guru
No answers on this topic
Epignosis
We have not had any problems with TalentLMS. It has worked well for all of our employees.
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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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Epignosis
TalentLMS's Customer service team has an awesome response rate to all of my inquiries. They always send a very detailed response with screenshots of what I need to do and I find that to be very helpful. I also like that they send an email warning when they are about to close a ticket
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Implementation Rating
A Cloud Guru
No answers on this topic
Epignosis
We had no problems at all with the implementation. That being said, we did not have too much to properly implement content-wise since we had no prior LMS. After we activated, we mostly started creating or porting content manually. The overall account setup is straightforward and out of the box, making the implementation very quick. SSO works flawlessly as well.
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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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Epignosis
Both are good, but the pricing and general value proposition of Talent LMS are better than Trainual in my opinion. Trainual is a bit more modern and cleaner looking from a user interface perspective, but it comes at a higher cost. Both platforms provide very similar features in the way of general functionality and user experience, but Talent LMS wins because of its better pricing model.
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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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Epignosis
  • It works really well in our business area, where our processes require certain courses to be reset and certificates removed if a specific course is not completed so that the learners can become competent again in products.
  • Easy integration with our AS400 to manage the product competency indicators from TalentLMS.
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ScreenShots

TalentLMS Screenshots

Screenshot of TalentLMS Learner view of courseScreenshot of TalentLMS training matrix reportsScreenshot of TalentLMS AI-powered Content CreatorScreenshot of TalentLMS dashboardScreenshot of TalentLMS Mobile App available via App Store and Google Play