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A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

9.5

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

95%
24 Ratings
8.0

Pluralsight Skills

80%
17 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

100%
1 Rating
10.0

Pluralsight Skills

100%
1 Rating

Usability

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Pluralsight Skills

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.0

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

90%
1 Rating
6.0

Pluralsight Skills

60%
1 Rating

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

Pluralsight Skills

Awesome tool for teams looking to gain new skills or refine and update existing skills. I love the convenience of using this tool for recertification credits (i.e. PMP). Instead of identifying which classes I need to take, I can identify my interests and have recommendations presented for what paths I should take. It is a really helpful tool to create ladders for my team to transition from one role into the next. I think this is going to be a really beneficial tool.
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

Pluralsight Skills

  • Pluralsight has hundreds of authors that are constantly producing new content, which is valuable for the tech industry that is constantly moving at a brisk pace.
  • Many content authors are respected leaders in the topic they're presenting. You are able to trust that their content is thorough and authentic.
  • Niche expert-level topics are presented in a curated video format which is difficult to find anywhere else.
Sam Rueby (MCSA) | 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

Pluralsight Skills

  • Companies don't change technologies in their products often. For example a product that was built on AngularJS is still viable and the company may have no plans to upgrade it. Pluralsight could do a better job of providing new courses on technology that's still useful, though somewhat dated; like AngularJS for example.
  • Pluralsight has a bad habit of throwing all their courses in a large bucket. For example, when I log-in and look to see what new I often have to wade through courses on tools that a web artist or designer would use. I wish Pluralsight would categorize course and let us (their customers) flag what types of videos we wanted to see, or better yet exclude from our view.
  • Years ago, Pluralsight would let its customer download the courseware and that was great. I was disappointed when they stopped this feature.
  • I'd love to see more course where the goal is to build a particular type of software. For example, lets have one where you build a blog using ASP.NET and deploy it to Azure. Let have one where you build a survey application, etc. Learning technologies is great, but I'd love to see courses where the goal is to build a particular type of application.
Mark Orlando | 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

Pluralsight Skills

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$29 per month

Pluralsight Skills Editions & Modules

Edition
Team - Professional$579.001
Team - Enterprise$779.001
Individual - Standard$29.002
Individual - Premium$45.002
  1. per user, per year
  2. 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.

Pluralsight Skills

Pluralsight Skills 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great product and service so far. Awesome new content almost every week.
Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pluralsight Skills

Pluralsight Skills 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very, VERY easy to use.
Hernán Silva | 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

Pluralsight Skills

Pluralsight Skills 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Each feedback I do for them, I get no response. Minimal communication and followups!
shareef hiasat | 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

Pluralsight Skills

Before using Pluralsight, staff was using YouTube to help them with developing certain aspects of their knowledge. However, YouTube is much less structured/organized than Pluralsight. Pluralsight has a very wide offering of courses and it has lot of good content. One quick search and we can get started.
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

Pluralsight Skills

  • One positive impact is it has kept our employees engaged in the material they work with every day. Instead of becoming stagnant and complacent, they are actively searching out ways to develop skills and do more with the tools available to them.
  • It saves money when it comes to offering training and development opportunities company-wide. It would be much more costly to invest in specialized training for that number of employees.
  • One potential negative is the amount of company time spent on coursework over work responsibilities. A balance must be struck and individuals should be encouraged to explore the training on their own time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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