A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) vs. KnowBe4 Compliance Plus

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brothers Sam and Ryan Kroonenburg who recognized cloud learning through traditional training providers was expensive, outdated, and a pain to consume.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
KnowBe4 Compliance Plus
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
KnowBe4's Compliance Plus training combines interactive real-life simulated scenarios to help teach users how to respond in a challenging situation. The content addresses difficult and sometimes chaotic topics like sexual harassment, diversity and inclusion, discrimination, and business ethics. Compliance Plus includes various types of media formats and reinforcement materials to support an organization's compliance training program.
$0.54
per month (billed annually) per seat
Pricing
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)KnowBe4 Compliance Plus
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)
3001-5000 Monthly Pricing Per Seat
$0.54
per month (billed annually) per seat
2001-3000 Monthly Pricing Per Seat
$0.62
per month (billed annually) per seat
1001-2000 Monthly Pricing Per Seat
$0.71
per month (billed annually) per seat
501-1000 Monthly Pricing Per Seat
$0.82
per month (billed annually) per seat
101-500 Monthly Pricing Per Seat
$0.93
per month (billed annually) per seat
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)KnowBe4 Compliance Plus
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsContact Sales for Enterprise Pricing. https://acloudguru.com/solutions/businessFor organizations larger than 5,000 seats, please contact KnowBe4 for a quote. Compliance Plus is a monthly per seat price, billed annually.
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Community Pulse
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)KnowBe4 Compliance Plus
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Features
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)KnowBe4 Compliance Plus
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
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Ratings
KnowBe4 Compliance Plus
7.7
34 Ratings
7% below category average
Course authoring00 Ratings6.722 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings8.033 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings7.931 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings8.033 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings8.234 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings7.934 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings7.514 Ratings
Gamification00 Ratings7.623 Ratings
eLearning Content
Comparison of eLearning Content features of Product A and Product B
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
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Ratings
KnowBe4 Compliance Plus
8.0
36 Ratings
1% below category average
Multi-Lingual Support00 Ratings7.919 Ratings
Structured Learning00 Ratings8.134 Ratings
Course Searches00 Ratings7.934 Ratings
Historical Metrics00 Ratings7.735 Ratings
Cloud-Based Content00 Ratings8.629 Ratings
Automation & Integration00 Ratings7.929 Ratings
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User Ratings
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)KnowBe4 Compliance Plus
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(26 ratings)
8.4
(36 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)KnowBe4 Compliance Plus
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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KnowBe4
I like the idea of being able to not only find content tailored to your team but to then be able to customize it further to meet your needs. This could be as simple as putting your logo in the training but it goes a long way toward making employees see and take the training seriously.
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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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KnowBe4
  • Easy to find training modules
  • Modules are short enough to keep user attention span
  • Material within those modules are easy to understand
  • The quizzes aren't stressful to the point of fearing to fail
  • Content stays fresh, modules retire and new ones that are updated are released
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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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KnowBe4
  • perhaps some pre-built content packages as template starters would be helpful
  • some better explanation of what features exist in which places and how they work
  • content customization of what topics I want under my eyes and which I do not - to cut down on the selections ("Do not show this again" or "Hide this" or "Save as a Favorite")
  • more functionality to save content topics into personal collections for later use
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Likelihood to Renew
A Cloud Guru
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KnowBe4
We do simply love all the products . This is the best platform we have ever used . Employees like the variety of all the module. We love the fact they are offered in so many languages. The in house produced series is so interesting. The employees no longer feel like it’s arduous.
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Usability
A Cloud Guru
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KnowBe4
Easy to use for both the admins and the users
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Reliability and Availability
A Cloud Guru
No answers on this topic
KnowBe4
It's always available. We have rarely encountered any issues at all. The fact that we have an assigned account manager, ensures we are getting very rapid responses and acknowledgement. This person quickly escalates any issues to the technical team and we usually get a resolution within a day or two
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Performance
A Cloud Guru
No answers on this topic
KnowBe4
Everything loads quite rapidly, and this has never been an issue. The automated summary reports that are sent to me remove me from even having to go run them. I love this platform. It's changed the way I work, and we have used a few different platforms in the past. Anybody looking should look no further. This is the best! Forget the rest.
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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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KnowBe4
Our Customer Success Manager is amazingly helpful and responsive. She meets with us every month to go over new features and help us with campaigns. Also, when we email her with questions, she usually turns around an answer in a couple of hours and never longer than a day. KnowBe4 Compliance Plus has dedicated people who really take care of their customers after the sale.
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Online Training
A Cloud Guru
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KnowBe4
Great modules geared to adults
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Implementation Rating
A Cloud Guru
No answers on this topic
KnowBe4
It was goood. It required tech support from both sides but it was not hard
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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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KnowBe4
I have not evaluated other products or platforms. KnowBe4 Compliance Plus meets my company's needs and is a great investment. I am not looking at other options as they check all my boxes and make it easy to track, deploy, and enjoy mandatory trainings to keep my company and my employees, as well as our data, safe.
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Scalability
A Cloud Guru
No answers on this topic
KnowBe4
We love the variety of training available. The training is available in available in numerous languages for our international business. There is always new training is constantly being released. Our users find the training entertaining yet informative. We love pushing out training on a monthly basis and making it smaller chunks. This really resonates with our busy employees. It's great that we have so much selection and that it is broken down in small chunks. I get excited when I see new training. It really gives me comfort knowing that KnowBe4 is staying on top of current and evolving trends, and rapidly releasing content. AI is occurring almost everywhere we look these days, and it's great to see freshly released content coming out a very regular basis. Being able to target different divisions within our organization with targeted job specific training is a game changer. We even have our board of directors taking training designed for executives. The tracking and the reporting also really help show the improvement, and those that need more work. The fact that we can automate training that are launched when users start within our organization also eliminated the need for manual intervention, giving me my time back as an administrator
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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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KnowBe4
  • The time saved looking for, reviewing, distributing and tracking learning/training sessions has greatly reduced as we moved to KnowBe4 Compliance Plus Dashboard. Everything is in one place and new content comes out often.
  • Individualized, train at your own pace, sessions have been a big plus for our employees. No more sitting in a classroom with others. They can now do it whenever it fits their schedule/workload.
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