A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

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Amazing tools at amazing price point

10
When we needed training for industry-standard certifications, or just to increase knowledge of day-to-day operations of products our …
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Why A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)?

10
We needed a fast learning platform to educate [the] internal presales team. After 6 months of research, we've made a decision to purchase …
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A Cloud Guru real world review

9
At my current employer, they really push hard for people to get certified in all things. [The] Cloud is a very hot topic. We are always …
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Great platform to get started on cloud

8
We are using A Cloud Guru to skill up our staff because we are moving our applications to the AWS cloud. We are also looking at other …
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Great value and great features

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This is used by multiple teams. We use it to train our consultants in cloud to deliver a proper solution to our clients. It also provides …
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Free

$0.00

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Personal Basic

$31.59 ($379.00)

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per month (per year)

Personal Plus

$41.59 ($499.00)

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per month (per year)

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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Product Details

What is A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)?

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brothers Sam and Ryan Kroonenburg who recognized cloud learning through traditional training providers was expensive, outdated, and a pain to consume.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 platform for modern tech skills.

ACG's approach to learning modern technologies includes access to updated courses, labs, and learning paths, instructors that aim to keep learners motivated, hands-on learning in real cloud environments, and bite-sized lessons to fit into a busy workday.

With its hands-on multi-cloud content library, ACG aims to give businesses the edge by scaling cloud expertise across their organizations and charting an accelerated course to cloud maturity.

in June 2021, Pluralsight announced they had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire A Cloud Guru. The acquisition is expected to close in late 2021.

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) Features

  • Supported: Unlimited Courses, Quizzes & Certification Practice Exams
  • Supported: Unlimited Hands-On Labs
  • Supported: Cloud Playground (Servers & Sandboxes)
  • Supported: Certification Accelerator Program
  • Supported: Weekly Cloud Roundups
  • Supported: Community Forums
  • Supported: ACG Mobile Apps
  • Supported: Records of Completion
  • Supported: Learning Paths
  • Supported: Skills Assessment
  • Supported: Study Groups
  • Supported: Management Portal

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A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported CountriesGlobal
Supported LanguagesEnglish

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Score 9 out of 10
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Compared to O'Reilly in general, the ACG [A Cloud Guru] content is more specific to AWS and with more examples and real-world use cases. O'Reilly is broader in terms of technologies you can learn, but none of them go deep into the details. Another thing is that O'Reilly focuses more in publish books and ACG is more about video learning.
Score 10 out of 10
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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
Score 9 out of 10
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I have used both A Cloud Guru and Udemy for Business and I feel A Cloud Guru does a better job. With Udemy you have to purchase your modules. With A Cloud Guru you get everything in one place. This work[s] better for me as I can move from one certification to the next.
Sagar Dhanrale | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We compared A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) with Cloud Academy and Udemy for Business. The content for A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) was much more engaging and interactive. Cost was on par with Cloud Academy.
Jeff Oster | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We have tried LinkedIn learning but there are a lot of older courses and not too many for the IT Pro. I think it is great for management and soft skills, but nowhere near the depth of A Cloud Guru. I know for my team, we like the many different and up to date courses for a vast array of technologies.
Score 9 out of 10
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Course choice is much smaller than Udemy but the quality feels a lot higher. There's accountability for them being accurate and you can see them being regularly updated. The labs and playgrounds are really useful for getting to grips with technical concepts.

I think the licenses for ACG are more expensive than Udemy was. There's also no material around general professional competencies e.g. time management, meeting planning that you get on a generalist platform.
Score 9 out of 10
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A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) was the only platform we evaluated for the vast majority of our cloud training, however we have found other providers are better in certain areas and use them to supplement A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy). For example, TutorialsDojo and WhizLabs both have better quiz systems in my opinion. Both of them present more difficult questions that better reflect the AWS ones as well as giving better feedback.
Score 8 out of 10
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A Cloud Guru provided better freshness of content and was priced more competitively than other cloud training platforms. A Cloud Guru also had training paths that other providers did not have on their platform. I also enjoyed the fact that there are reports that you can run on the platform that let you know how far along your users are. When purchasing, I was also able to work with A Cloud Guru account managers to work within the stringent procurement policies for government agencies.
Score 8 out of 10
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Cantrill.io gives far more content and lab work to build skills within the certification boundaries. If there was a similar vendor for both Azure and Google, we would have considered going with targeted vendor training vs a generalized provider.
Score 10 out of 10
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I don't know any alternatives to A Cloud Guru. There is a LOT of videos around the web for training ourselves to cloud providers (AWS, Azure, GCP), but none of them are proving us private access to a real cloud platform for practicing during the training. Who else provides cloud access without additional fees?
Score 10 out of 10
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Udemy has a wider and broader range of topics for your users to browse and choose from whereas A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) has more finely tuned or a more carefully selected and curated range of videos and courses for your users to browse and choose from. I think each one has its own advantages.