Linux Academy, the foremost online Linux and cloud training platform and community, today launched the public beta of Cloud Assessments,
a new platform that allows enterprises to test and train their IT
teams, as well as prospective job candidates, on their technology.
Individuals can also leverage Cloud Assessments to prove real, hands-on
skill and earn micro certifications. The first Cloud Assessment
offerings will focus on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
today's world of constantly changing technologies and competition for
IT talent, it's necessary for companies to know for certain that their
IT staff and new hires have more than a theoretical understanding of
their technology, particularly AWS," said Anthony James, CEO and
founder, Linux Academy. "Whether it's used by companies to test, vet, or
train their teams on AWS skills or by individuals to assess and learn
new ones, Cloud Assessments provides proof of those skills, and we're
very excited about the tremendous advantages and opportunities it
presents to both."
Assessments works by using real servers in live environments - rather
than just questions and answers - to test and verify a person's working
knowledge of AWS. Future features in the platform will enable
enterprises to assign assessments to users. In addition to it speeding
up their hiring processes, companies can use Cloud Assessments to train
AWS skills, fostering advancement from within.
individuals, Cloud Assessments offers micro certifications on AWS.
Individuals can learn with labs as they move through assessments in
order to receive a micro certification that corresponds to a job
requirement or position opening. The micro certifications attained
through Cloud Assessments' hands-on training are proof that an
individual has the skills they need to perform, and can help them
advance in a position or find employment.
According to a recent survey of more than 6,000 IT professionals by
Linux Academy, the average person takes weeks or even months to get up
to speed on a new company's technology stack. Cloud Assessments can
drastically reduce this time by ensuring that new hires not only
understand, but are able to effectively work with a company's technology
before they start.
the same survey, 35 percent of respondents said that micro
certifications have either helped them get a job or advance in their
career, and most think their company would benefit from partnering with a
micro certification provider; 85 percent would most likely pursue micro
certification if their employers facilitated the offering.
For more information or to sign up for Cloud Assessments, visit www.cloudassessments.com.