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A Cloud Guru

A Cloud Guru (ACG) is an online learning platform for cloud computing, delivering a comprehensive catalog of courses. The learning management platform offers education for all skill levels. This includes certification courses, skills assessments, hands-on labs, weekly technology news updates by industry experts, and management dashboards to track student progress.

A Cloud Guru AWS Training and Certification's features include:

  • Accelerator Program provides readiness to team in a way that is easy to implement and scale
  • Learning Paths develop expertise in specific cloud disciplines
  • Unlimited access to an up-to-date library of cloud education content
  • Admin Portal and Powerful Reporting Tools give full program visibility

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Texas State Technical College

Texas State Technical College (TSTC) has been working with A Cloud Guru to improve its curriculum and help instructors keep pace with the emerging needs of Texas’ businesses and industries. To start out, ACG helps train the trainers of TSTC’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy training program. Then, the instructors learn and practice in ACG hands-on labs based on real-world scenarios. They incorporate lessons on deep learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI). As a result, TSTC has used A Cloud Guru to modernize its technology courses and support the increasing demand for cloud professionals in Texas.


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There is an increased need for cloud computing skills, and the partnership with A Cloud Guru allows us to tell Texas business and industry that the trained cloud professionals they need are nearby at TSTC.

            Andy Kroll, Cloud Computing Department Chair, Texas State Technical College


Pluralsight is an enterprise technology skills platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses. Through a subscription service, companies can move at the speed of technology, increasing proficiency, innovation, and efficiency. Pluralsight helps organizations close skill gaps in cloud, IT, security, and data while gaining visibility around skills and roles that lead to faster product delivery.

Pluralsight’s Enterprise Plan features include:

  • Advanced skills and channels analytics
  • Usage analytics
  • Certification practice exams
  • Team management
  • Advanced roles analytics
  • Role customization
  • Personalized course recommendations

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Nomura was tasked with bringing its global and diverse workforce up to speed with new technologies while delivering innovation to customers at an increasing pace. To drive digital transformation forward, Nomura chose Pluralsight to equip its staff with the latest skills to create more innovative solutions. Nomura quickly saw positive results such as quicker delivery of products, a more engaged and collaborative workforce, and a wider captured market share.

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This really has changed the game; in terms of the way we view the delivery of technology and how we can work with our business users to try these ideas and then move forward.

            Terry Learmouth, Nomura EMEA CIO