A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

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Amazing tools at amazing price point

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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)?

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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

10
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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Great learning resource

10
A Cloud Guru is used by our company in several ways. It is a great foundational learning platform for new users and also a great spot for …
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Definitely worth the investment!

10
A Cloud Guru is being used in our organization to give teams and employees that are interested cloud training.
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Fast-paced employee learning environment

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We use it for learning at our company and find it very easy to use and a fun way of helping our people learn as quickly as possible, as we …
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Excellent Training Resource

9
Used in my department primarily used for AWS training and support. This forms part of their CPD.
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Great for beginners or seasoned professionals

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Currently ACG is being used by individuals who chose to use the training to expand skills or develop new ones. It is available to the …
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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
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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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Really good, because the professors in ACG come from different backgrounds which enrich the experience of having multiple points of view about the problems. This is helpful for students which can recall a similar problem whenever they have to propose a solution in their day-to-day work. Another thing, is the stack they are using is most of the time the most recent one, so you won't feel like you are learning old and not updated stuff.
Score 10 out of 10
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The trainers are experienced in not just the "how to teach" but the "how to use" the products they are teaching. This makes the courses more relatable and understandable, because it's more than just reading slides, it's practical examples of how a tool is used in the real world, by real professionals.
Score 9 out of 10
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I used A Cloud Guru for AWS and AZURE training which help me in my career. I was able to quickly understand what was going on in the cloud environment and how to improve it. Without A Cloud Guru I would have been feeling around in the dark and would have taken me longer to hit the ground running.
Sagar Dhanrale | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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As a result onboarding A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) as a vendor, we've had several engineers obtain Azure and AWS certification. The quality of the content and labs is great. If there is an issue with a lab, a quick support ticket right from the lab menu gets you an immediate response from the team. Users can also rate the content and ask question or clarification in the course module itself.
Abdulrazzaq Alkhateeb | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Generally is good so far. The different teams like it and are spending time on it. One improvement I would recommend, there was a bit of repetition between intro levels and further levels after e.g. I completed the AWS practitioner course and now I am doing the Associate level. I am finding that all the contents of the practitioner are being covered again in the associate which is a sort of time wasting for me. It will be better to completely split them and make the practitioner a prerequisite for associate. Or put a disclaimer before starting the practitioner that these contents are fully covered in associate so that people can go straight away to associate.
Score 9 out of 10
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The depth is fantastic - I'm confident we can take people from never using cloud technologies all the way to being CKA/CKAD certified and beyond. It feels like we can give everyone a development plan to take their learning to the next level.

A criticism would be that the basic levels are very basic and it can take a while to arrive at the courses/lessons that add the most value.
Score 9 out of 10
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As a whole, I would say that the quality has been very high - we have had no complaints. Certainly, there is additional learning required to pass certifications but the courses do point you in the direction of these resources. The one area that A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) hasn’t been great is that some topics are rushed through quite quickly and present bad practice in the process. For example, security groups are often provisioned with unlimited access.
Score 8 out of 10
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The quality of learning for our business has been fairly good I only wish that the content went a little deeper in discussing topics under the certification courses. I also feel that there are not enough labs in the Azure content so I wish that was improved. Otherwise, there is tons of content available on the platform which is a great introductory path that the employees can make use of to get started.
Score 8 out of 10
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Users have commented on the depth of the labs and the ability to quickly spin them up at no cost. While we have had comments on missing content for exams, it appears that ACG is addressing these gaps and producing new content to cover the new features that are constantly emerging.
Score 10 out of 10
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This is very important because we need to have a cloud expert on our team. The quality is not always 100% perfect; I've already found some errors in the videos regarding Kubernetes. This is bad because a lot of people can learn the wrong things. But this is very very limited. All the content I've seen is high quality for nonexperienced users and for intermediate users.
Score 10 out of 10
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The quality of the materials has been excellent. I've used this material to pass an exam already, and will be taking another certification exam with A Cloud Guru as my main source of information. As the cloud products/services change quickly, it's important that A Cloud Guru keeps up, which they look to be doing so far.
Score 9 out of 10
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I think it is a very good platform to get certified, because the content is made by cloud expert and the hands-on labs really help to get used to the different tools. Besides, I think is it very convenient to have the estimation of the time each course is going to take so that we can easily schedule it within our work agenda.