A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) vs. Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS

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brothers Sam and Ryan Kroonenburg who recognized cloud learning through traditional training providers was expensive, outdated, and a pain to consume.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
Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Grovo's product included instructional videos and assessments, and the SaaS platform that they live on top of. The videos follow a microlearning methodology which increases learner retention. Grovo is now fully integrated into CornerStone's LMS.
$149
per month
Pricing
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
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)
Light Academy
$149.00
per month
Professional Academy
$249.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsContact Sales for Enterprise Pricing. https://acloudguru.com/solutions/businessConsulting and integration services are part of the product, not an additional feature.
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Community Pulse
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
Top Pros
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Features
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
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Ratings
Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
7.6
2 Ratings
9% below category average
Course authoring00 Ratings8.32 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings6.62 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings8.32 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(26 ratings)
8.3
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.3
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
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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Grovo is fantastic for bringing a team of people up to speed and for teaching a few things to a large audience. We found Grovo to be lacking when specific training is required or when the training required a certain level of skill. Grovo is fantastic for broad training, less so for specific depth training
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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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  • Ease to create trainings.
  • Ability to insert GIFs and photos to help with visual aids.
  • Ability to allow others to create trainings.
  • Ability to track trainings (who has done it and who hasn't).
  • Ease of tracking all training done.
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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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  • Some videos/lessons leave a lot to be desired and could use more detail.
  • There's always more room for some more advanced skills.
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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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Discontinued Products
When we have had issues with Grovo not working or a problem with report we have always gotten an answer quickly. We have a rep that we speak to often to make sure we are satisfied with the system and is just a quick email away. It nice to know we have support that will get back to you in a quick manner as we rely on this software.
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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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Discontinued Products
The elephant in the room for me, would be TreeHouse. Grovo is very similar to TreeHouse in the fact that they're both programs with lesson tracks, simple and short videos, as well as progress trackers. I would have to say that I enjoyed learning coding on TreeHouse over Grovo, based on the wide variety of native coding languages they have implemented. Grovo, although extremely similar and easy to use as well, doesn't stack up to TreeHouse in my opinion. Grove does, however, beat out Lynda in my humble opinion
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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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Discontinued Products
  • Zero impact. When we determined they were not a good fit for us, we decided to go another direction. I would certainly try them again however if they addressed my concerns as their service was excellent.
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ScreenShots

Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS Screenshots

Screenshot of The primary admin dashboardScreenshot of The library of Grovo contentScreenshot of The course building toolScreenshot of Assignment optionsScreenshot of Choosing an assignment