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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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brothers Sam and Ryan Kroonenburg who recognized cloud learning through traditional training providers was expensive, outdated, and a pain to consume.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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I think the biggest problem that ACG [A Cloud Guru] is solving is to match three elements equate the knowledge of all the members of the team, also even non-technical people the current pace of the development of AWS services, the demands of the clients for solutions in the cloud. Then, the company is able to close more business deals, the clients are happy with their solutions and all the team members feel satisfied with the level of understanding they have of the AWS Services and other Cloud Providers.
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 it 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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We needed a fast learning platform to educate [the] internal presales team. After 6 months of research, we've made a decision to purchase A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy). We did proof of concept for THREE months with competitors as well as A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy). Usability, mobile, and [collateral are] perfect for our team and company. Today A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) is used widely in the company over many departments.
Score 9 out of 10
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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 providing bonuses and incentives to get certified. One of the resources that come highly recommended [is[ A Cloud Guru. I have personally used it to get AWS and AZURE certified. I like small-bit-size lessons and hands-on training. They walk you through beginning to end and help you get certified. [I] would highly recommend them to anyone going down the cloud path.
Sagar Dhanrale | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) is used by support, professional services, and system engineers. We currently don't have the platform exposed to the entire organization. A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) is helping us in the coud-first philosophy that the company is adopting.
Jeff Oster | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We are currently using A Cloud Guru across our IT Department. Users in the Dev, Infra, and security teams have accounts currently and are really enjoying the courses. It is helping all of us get more familiar with new technologies such as containers and DevOps practices, as well has junior technicians learning many different technologies that are already in place.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use A Cloud Guru in several departments, on the IT Group. We use it to review our infrastructure on AWS and get ready to obtain the certification on architecture. At the same time, we are lowering our costs on the cloud.
Abdulrazzaq Alkhateeb | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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It is being used across all technology departments. It is helping us upskilling the technology teams to be ready for our future cloud transformation.
Score 9 out of 10
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Our business had strategic goals which needed us to upskill a lot of employees on emerging technologies and we wanted to do so in an engaging and efficient manner. I was particularly interested in providers with courses which aligned to certifications so that we could give the team qualifications valuable to their careers whilst having a way to give other departments and customers confidence of our capabilities.
Score 9 out of 10
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We have been using it for both individual self-guided studying as well as for structured study groups where a number of people are working towards a common certification. As far as I am aware, most people use it for working towards a certification rather than bite-sized learning. We have been using it in just our department however it is used in other pockets of the organisation. We find that it reduces the need for supervised or organisation led learning when individuals are new to the cloud.
Score 8 out of 10
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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 cloud providers and would be using the A Cloud Guru platform for its learning paths and sandboxes. We are also making use of the platform for certification preparation as well.
Score 8 out of 10
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We use A Cloud Guru to train new employees in customer-facing roles on the cloud basics to ensure that they are speaking the language of the customer and understand their specific, cloud-based, needs. Technical roles utilize the platform to achieve additional focused training in their assigned work roles. By using certification as a check on learning, we not only ensure a higher level of knowledge it also helps address the constant battle of certified employees required by cloud vendors for the higher tier partnerships.
Score 10 out of 10
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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 a great way to test it with sandboxes. I'm using it for testing some cloud infrastructure for proving to our clients that we are able to deliver a real solution with real examples.
Score 10 out of 10
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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 more expeirenced professionals to learn about new services/releases. New users can explore intro topics at their own pace and use Sandboxes to get hands on experience. There is so much in-depth content in the lectures I didn't feel the need for studying directly from AWS training. I've used the coursework and the practice quizzes to prepare for and pass an AWS certificate exam.
Score 10 out of 10
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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 are very time poor here. That is why we love A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy's merger decision, as it helps us consolidate.
Score 10 out of 10
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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 whole company and helps address a multitude of problems from sales to engineering solutions.