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)?

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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  • No setup fee
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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brothers Sam and Ryan Kroonenburg who recognized cloud learning through traditional training providers was expensive, outdated, and a pain to consume.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 8 out of 10
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A Cloud Guru works well when people [have a] certain level of IT / Cyber knowledge. But for the new joiner/entry-level people, may need classroom-based training and more basic/foundational courses before jumping into the A Cloud Guru courses.
Score 9 out of 10
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Well suited if you:
Are a developer
Want to learn AWS with really good professors
Have hands-on experience on AWS

Less Appropriate [if] you:
Are part of a non-technical area such as Management, Sales, Project Management
You are a developer and want to go deep with hands-on experience into other cloud providers such as GCP, Azure
Score 10 out of 10
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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 10 out of 10
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ACG is great when picking up new knowledge as well as training up for a certification exam. The courseware and practice labs are comprehensive and easy to use, and the sandbox lets you test out your own practice without being limited to specific exercises and tasks. Overall the product is a 10 out of 10
Score 9 out of 10
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A Cloud [Guru] would be great for a Jr cloud engineer who needs help with a basic task. He can watch a quick video and get right to work on a task assigned by a manager. He could also use the downtime to improve his skills and work toward his next certification.
Sagar Dhanrale | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) is more suited for a company that is investing in any cloud technology (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) or any cloud-adjacent technologies (Dockers, Kubernetes, etc). It is less appropriate if you are dealing with traditional on-premises application development and support.
Jeff Oster | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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A Cloud Guru would not be something I would recommend to a person that is not in IT. If someone wanted to get familiar with sales and/or base technologies I would recommend other options. A Cloud Guru is great for people in IT that want to brush up on their skills and learn more in-depth technology.
Abdulrazzaq Alkhateeb | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • ACG is very good to assign, track and complete learning.
  • The learning & certifications paths are great.
  • The learning schedule with suggested daily topics is very useful.
Score 9 out of 10
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I think it's really well suited for training up a team from beginner level to competence with new technologies. It looks to align well to certifications which can provide confidence in the skill level of the team.

I'm not sure how it will play out long-term once we have people who come in with a high skill level in an area as it can be difficult to figure out how to plug gaps in general knowledge with the platform.

It doesn't work as well for those learners who prefer to just read the man pages and get hands on with a home lab (apart from the cloud playgrounds, but the platform is expensive if that's all a learner will use).
Score 9 out of 10
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I wouldn’t say there are many scenarios where A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) is inappropriate. It has a wide variety of content at different levels of complexity. One area that could be not perfect is if training is required on a service that isn’t supported in the cloud playground. A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) is perfect for those individuals who want to work towards gaining a certification, however, I think that sometimes it is lacking deep dive courses in some areas.
Score 8 out of 10
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A Cloud Guru is well suited to get started on a cloud platform. It is not so well suited for experienced cloud engineers. The best way to obtain deeper experience is to have more hands-on labs. A Cloud Guru is also for certification prep. It allows you to figure out which areas you need more concentration on while going through the course.
Score 8 out of 10
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ACG is a fantastic resource if you need to get new users up to speed on the latest in cloud technologies in a short amount of time without having to create your own learning tracks. ACG is also a great fit for companies looking to maintain partner certification levels by giving the employees a solid platform to learn, test skills in a lab, determine preparedness via practice exams and solid dashboard to track progress.
Score 10 out of 10
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This is a very good platform for practicing cloud services with the sandbox feature. For example, I'm using it to create a full network and security infrastructure with Terraform on my computer for easy building all the stack from the previous test. If you do not use Terraform (or a tool like that), it's difficult to create over and over the same test because of the 4 hour limit.
Score 10 out of 10
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I feel A Cloud Guru is well suited for anyone looking to learn about cloud related topics (on any of the main platforms). There is a lot of breadth and depth available. There are even study groups that can be used for getting individuals from your team together to study in a self-organized 'class'. Due to licensing limits, the only use case where A Cloud Guru would not be ideal is for company wide learning.
Score 10 out of 10
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Suited to companies that want a fast-paced environment for their employees to learn and find topics they are interested in and provides a great simple and direct pathway to certification exams with major cloud providers like AWS, Azure, GCP, and even more specific topics like Linux and databases.
Score 9 out of 10
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A Cloud Guru is perfect to:
  • Help you pass a certification that is recognized by global tech community.
  • Help someone with no experience to learn about a tool and to start working with it in the real life.
It is less appropriate for working on employees' soft skills I think.
Score 10 out of 10
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A Cloud Guru (ACG) offers great training, for all skillsets from beginner to professional. They are a great resource for anyone looking to break into the ever expanding cloud space, or for current professionals to hone in on skills in niche areas in the cloud area.