The last stop for all the cloud training content your organization needs.
May 19, 2021

The last stop for all the cloud training content your organization needs.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

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.
  • The guided learning tracks helped keep teams on track.
  • Lab setup and execution makes it really easy for employees to try out new skills.
  • Linux content is an added bonus.
  • Some gaps in knowledge for certification.
  • UI is slow and unpredictable at times.
  • More reporting for users would make the platform more attractive as an LMS.
  • Increased number in certified employees.
  • Users are far more willing to jump into cloud discussions with customers armed with the knowledge of cloud.
  • Unable to product accurate reporting over time, lessening the impact on senior leadership.
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.
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.
Our primary goal was to benchmark the cloud knowledge among the users with existing skills, create a 101 level enablement for our users new to the cloud and establish a baseline cloud knowledge across the customer-facing staff. We quickly achieved this goal within one quarter and saw numerous staff attain certifications, even though these were not required by the business. Seeing users achieve certifications to boost their careers continues to cement ACG as the right choice.

Do you think A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)'s feature set?

Yes

Did A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) go as expected?

No

Would you buy A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) again?

Yes

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.