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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 7.2 out of 100

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

Study Island

In my time using and assisting in the use of Study Island, I have seen teachers between K-5 grade use this program. Students in younger grades may find this program challenging to use independently, causing teachers to assist rather than use that time to work with another student simultaneously. Intermediate grade students can become bored with some of the games and lose interest. This program seems best suited from 1st to 4th grades.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Study Island
6.9
Course authoring
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Study Island
8.0
Course catalog or library
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Study Island
8.0
Player/Portal
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Study Island
7.1
Learning content
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Study Island
7.1
Mobile friendly
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Study Island
5.0
Progress tracking & certifications
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Study Island
7.0
Assignments
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Study Island
7.7
Compliance management
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Study Island
6.1
Learning administration
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Study Island
6.9
Learning reporting & analytics
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Study Island
5.3
Social learning
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Study Island
7.1

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

Study Island

  • It encourages active learning.
  • It makes students want to learn.
  • It reinforces lessons from the classroom.
Anonymous | 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

Study Island

  • Questions are too difficult.
  • Drag and drops are too in-depth.
  • Needs a lesson every standard that summarizes everything in that standard within a 25 question summative test.
Missy Berry | 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

Study Island

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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

Study Island

No score
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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

Study Island

I didn't choose Study Island over Renaissance Accelerated Math. Study Island doesn't offer the in-depth review of standards over and over like Renaissance Accelerated Math does. Plus, Renaissance Accelerated Math also makes them wait 2 weeks then re-introduces the standards they have mastered to make sure they still have that mastery, and if they don't, it makes them re-do that standard.
Missy Berry | 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

Study Island

  • Students have another resource to review a wide variety of content.
  • Student choice drives interest in pursuing review.
  • Some teachers choose not to continue using this program due to the cost of student/class subscriptions.
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

Study Island

General

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

Study Island Editions & Modules

Edition
Study Island5.501
  1. per student/per subject
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
10.0
Study Island
7.1

Usability

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
6.0
Study Island

Support Rating

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
10.0
Study Island

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