Cloud Academy Launches Assessment Cycles to Further Bolster Skill Measurement Capabilities

September 20, 2018 Off By Hoofer
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Cloud Academy today announced the launch of an end-to-end suite designed to measure cloud skills, assess training effectiveness, identify skill gaps, and enhance cloud training strategies at scale. The launch, which includes the general availability of Analytics, Assessment Cycles and the continued beta of Skill Profiles, affirms Cloud Academy’s continued commitment to taking a quantified and data-driven approach towards technology learning in the context of driving innovation.

These announcements come in advance of upcoming cloud industry conferences including Microsoft Ignite and AWS re:Invent, where major updates are expected in machine learning, automation, storage, and artificial intelligence.

"Cloud technologies are forcing organizations to quickly improve how they think about software and digital transformation, requiring leaders to find ways to help their teams maintain knowledge of existing technologies while acquiring emerging skills relevant for innovation projects. Organizations who fail to catch up will be left behind and will struggle to survive in the next five years." said Stefano Bellasio, CEO, Cloud Academy. "Our recently launched capabilities offer organizations the ability to map their organization’s tech skills, identify skills gaps, and use our software and content library to build custom Training Plans for their teams, which will increase accountability and provide the right training guidance. Our intention is to give our customers a unique enterprise platform to consistently develop and measure their tech skills at scale to improve their time to market with products and services and, which in turn uses data to attract and retain talent."

The end-to-end suite consists of several platform features, including:

  • Skill Profiles, a proprietary technology providing organizations with a quantifiable representation of employee proficiency across key domains and technologies, tracked through continuous skill assessment including Quizzes and Exams over a fixed or customized timeframe. Skill Profiles provide real-time and trended views of organizational or individual competencies by job role.
  • Assessment Cycles, exam-driven modules that can be deployed at scale both during employee onboarding and on an ongoing basis in connection with role-specific Training Plans. Assessment Cycles cover important topics across Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, DevOps, Security, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.
  • Analytics, which enables leadership to deeply understand training activity and effort on the Cloud Academy platform across Courses, Exams, Hands-on Labs, Quizzes, and Learning Paths. Team managers, learning & development, and senior leadership leverage reports to gauge learning progress, assess project readiness, and drive training strategy.

Skill Profiles, Assessment Cycles, and Analytics add to the robust Cloud Academy platform and its deep training library, which includes Hands-on Labs, Learning Paths, Courses, Exams, and Quizzes.