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Likelihood to Recommend

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

Where it's strong: Linux, open source technologies, web development administration, virtualization and automation, cloud platforms like AWS and Azure, CI/CD trainingWhere it's lacking: The more traditional aspects of IT -- Windows, Active Directory, IT Service Management. storage administration and networking basics... advanced networking also, like CCNA, would be nice.
Anthony Tutrone | 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 videos are short and easy to ingest. This is super important! Long videos get boring and people lose interest quickly
  • New training videos for new technology are always being added regularly
  • In addition to new videos, existing training videos are updated when software or technology changes, ensure that you always have current information while you're learning
Anthony Tutrone | 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)

  • The merger with A Cloud Guru has confused things a bit. They're slowly replacing the Linux academy branded training with ACG training (which is fine) but if we found ourselves losing access to training videos while we were in the midst of watching them
  • A more robust community would be nice. There's the Slack channel, but I wish there was more robust community features
  • It would be nice to be able to download videos locally on desktops and laptops. This helps greatly with rewinding the video to reiterate key learning points
Anthony Tutrone | 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

Likelihood to Renew

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

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Pluralsight Skills

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

Usability

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) 6.0
Based on 1 answer
The site can have some issues. It can be difficult to return to the training module you were viewing after some time away from the site and you have to relogin. We've also had issues where the session will time out at random points, which makes it frustrating to move on to the next videos in the module when you have to re-login and try and find which one you left off on.
Anthony Tutrone | TrustRadius Reviewer

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) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had to communicate with Linux Academy's customer support aside from some minor billing issues, which were easily ironed out in a very quick manner.
Anthony Tutrone | 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)

We've tried CBT Nuggets, Pluralsight, ITProTV, and even official training programs directly from the software vendors. Linux Academy outranks them all simply because of the quality of the training videos compared to the monthly costs. It's hard to beat its affordably, especially when the training material is such high quality and engaging
Anthony Tutrone | 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)

  • Linux Academy keeps us on the cutting edge, that's a huge positive impact.
  • We're able to use Linux Academy to help earn IT certifications for our employees
  • It keeps our employees wanting to learn more, which improves our skillsets as a whole.
Anthony Tutrone | 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

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

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

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

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