Linux Academy is a Solid and Affordable IT Training Offering
November 12, 2020

Linux Academy is a Solid and Affordable IT Training Offering

Anthony Tutrone | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Linux Academy

There's always a need for continuing education in the IT world. Technology changed on a daily basis and it we didn't have a training solution in place, then our team would become stagnant and set in their ways. This can kill IT teams in many ways, certainly, but the two most important is passion and drive to continue innovating. By not fostering those, you'll more than likely lose good employees because they'll become bored and seek more interesting work elsewhere. With that, we tried a lot of training platforms but found Linux Academy to be the most robust and updated with the latest training programs to keep our employees on technology's cutting edge.
  • The videos are short and easy to ingest. This is super important! Long videos get boring and people lose interest quickly
  • New training videos for new technology are always being added regularly
  • In addition to new videos, existing training videos are updated when software or technology changes, ensure that you always have current information while you're learning
  • The merger with A Cloud Guru has confused things a bit. They're slowly replacing the Linux academy branded training with ACG training (which is fine) but if we found ourselves losing access to training videos while we were in the midst of watching them
  • A more robust community would be nice. There's the Slack channel, but I wish there was more robust community features
  • It would be nice to be able to download videos locally on desktops and laptops. This helps greatly with rewinding the video to reiterate key learning points
  • Linux Academy keeps us on the cutting edge, that's a huge positive impact.
  • We're able to use Linux Academy to help earn IT certifications for our employees
  • It keeps our employees wanting to learn more, which improves our skillsets as a whole.
We've tried CBT Nuggets, Pluralsight, ITProTV, and even official training programs directly from the software vendors. Linux Academy outranks them all simply because of the quality of the training videos compared to the monthly costs. It's hard to beat its affordably, especially when the training material is such high quality and engaging.
The site can have some issues. It can be difficult to return to the training module you were viewing after some time away from the site and you have to relogin. We've also had issues where the session will time out at random points, which makes it frustrating to move on to the next videos in the module when you have to re-login and try and find which one you left off on.
I've never had to communicate with Linux Academy's customer support aside from some minor billing issues, which were easily ironed out in a very quick manner.

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Where it's strong: Linux, open source technologies, web development administration, virtualization and automation, cloud platforms like AWS and Azure, CI/CD training

Where it's lacking: The more traditional aspects of IT -- Windows, Active Directory, IT Service Management. storage administration and networking basics... advanced networking also, like CCNA, would be nice.