It’s 10:00 AM: Do You Know Where Your Team’s Tech Skills Are?

One of the most challenging parts of managing a team in today’s digital world is that technology advances faster than people’s skills can — leaving you guessing if you have the resources to complete projects on time and on budget.

It’s that sinking feeling in your gut of fear and worry about another missed deadline. But what if the project is mission critical? You must find a way to achieve your goals even if you don’t know if you have the talent on your team right now. And you need to use your budget wisely to generate results, fast.

So, you consider your options. Hiring cycles for specialty tech talent are both slow and expensive, and that’s before onboarding even begins. You can start looking for the right people with the right mix of interpersonal and technical expertise, but that timeline is really out of your control — and the clock is ticking.

Taking a step back… could your team execute if they were given the proper tools to upskill quickly?

Putting a stop to the guesswork

The first step in forecasting your skill requirements is to fully understand where your team sits versus where it needs to be to execute against current and future business objectives. This knowledge will give you the confidence to make the right decisions with regard to investing internally or looking for talent on the open market. But where to begin?

Cloud Academy provides the answer to the question, “What are my team’s current tech skills?” with our accurate and objective tech skill assessment tool. Use our out-of-the-box assessments or create a custom version to test and validate on topics including:

Sounds good. What next?

In addition to assessing your team, Cloud Academy for Business helps you recommend and assign the training plans you need to take individuals’ skills to the next level. We are nothing like other e-learning platforms that outsource their content, don’t curate it properly, and leave skills development to the whim of employees’ motivation.

Cloud Academy is a software company built on the premise that an investment in the skills growth of your workforce should have a direct, positive, and measurable effect on operational goals. And that without accountability via regular evaluation, training programs are bound to fail.

With our platform, managers and administrators can set expectations around timelines that promote programmatic upskilling, establishing defined job roles with career progression tracks, and better execution on business objectives — all in a predictable and scalable way — whether you have two employees or tens of thousands. This method of shared accountability promotes team growth, improved retention, and a culture of success.

Our in-house content team consists of tech experts around the globe who continually create new and refresh existing educational assets. This means the learning paths, hands-on labs in live environments, quizzes, exams, and certifications that you assign your team are always up to date. Not to mention, our dedicated customer success team works with you to help you identify the right priorities and the best path forward for getting your squad to where it needs to be.

Try Cloud Academy’s Enterprise Plan for 2 weeks free

For registrations from May 17 until May 31, 2021, we’re offering your business unlimited access to the Cloud Academy platform for 14 days at no cost. Start by assessing your team’s skills, and explore the upskilling potential enabled by our library of content. We’ll be there to help you every step of the way.

Don’t miss out! Click here to get started.

Enterprise-Free-Trial-Skill-Assessment
Ben Keylor

Written by

Ben Keylor

Ben is a Sr. Content Manager at Cloud Academy. He is a veteran marketer for late stage tech start-ups.


Related Posts

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
— July 16, 2020

Blog Digest: Which Certifications Should I Get?, The 12 Microsoft Azure Certifications, 6 Ways to Prevent a Data Breach, and More

This month, we were excited to announce that Cloud Academy was recognized in the G2 Summer 2020 reports! These reports highlight the top-rated solutions in the industry, as chosen by the source that matters most: customers. We're grateful to have been nominated as a High Performer in se...

Read more
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • blog digest
  • Certifications
  • Cloud Academy
  • OWASP
  • OWASP Top 10
  • Security
  • VPCs
Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
— June 2, 2020

Blog Digest: 5 Reasons to Get AWS Certified, OWASP Top 10, Getting Started with VPCs, Top 10 Soft Skills, and More

Thank you for being a valued member of our community! We recently sent out a short survey to understand what type of content you would like us to add to Cloud Academy, and we want to thank everyone who gave us their input. If you would like to complete the survey, it's not too late. It ...

Read more
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • blog digest
  • Certifications
  • Cloud Academy
  • OWASP
  • OWASP Top 10
  • Security
  • VPCs
Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
— April 30, 2020

Blog Digest: AWS Breaking News, Azure DevOps, AWS Study Guide, 8 Ways to Prevent a Ransomware Attack, and More

  New articles by topic AWS Azure Data Science Google Cloud  Cloud Adoption Platform Updates & New Content Security Women in Tech AWS Breaking News: All AWS Certification Exams Now Available Online As an Advanced AWS Technology Partner, C...

Read more
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • blog digest
  • Certifications
  • Cloud Academy
  • programming
  • Security
Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— April 16, 2020

Announcing New Cloud Academy Pricing

Cloud Academy lowers prices for teams and individuals to accelerate tech training What’s going on? Cloud Academy is excited to announce new lower prices for teams and individuals. We're making access to our comprehensive technical training environment easier than ever. That means easi...

Read more
  • Cloud Academy
  • pricing
Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
— March 17, 2020

Cloud Academy’s Blog Digest: How Do AWS Certifications Increase Your Employability, How to Become a Microsoft Certified Azure Data Engineer, and more

With everything going on right now, it's likely that the only thing you've been reading lately is related to the coronavirus pandemic. It's important to stay informed during these times, but it's also good to jump into something that can take your mind off of the current situation for j...

Read more
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • blog digest
  • Certifications
  • Cloud Academy
  • programming
  • Security
Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
— January 28, 2020

Cloud Academy’s Blog Digest: Top 5 AWS Salary Report Findings, How To Become a Cybersecurity Professional, 8 Financial Benefits of Cloud Migration, and more

Now that it's 2020, how many times have you caught yourself dating a paper 2019? Don't lie. It's happened at least once or twice — or a handful of times — I'm sure. And if you're a member of the "perfect club" that hasn't made any 2020 mistakes, then we're still happy to have you in our...

Read more
  • AWS
  • aws salary
  • blog digest
  • Cloud Academy
  • Cloud Adoption
  • Cloud Migration
  • Cybersecurity
Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
— December 24, 2019

Cloud Academy’s Blog Digest: Azure Best Practices, 6 Reasons You Should Get AWS Certified, Google Cloud Certification Prep, and more

Happy Holidays from Cloud Academy We hope you have a wonderful holiday season filled with family, friends, and plenty of food. Here at Cloud Academy, we are thankful for our amazing customer like you.  Since this time of year can be stressful, we’re sharing a few of our latest article...

Read more
  • AWS
  • azure best practices
  • blog digest
  • Cloud Academy
  • Google Cloud
Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
— November 19, 2019

Cloud Academy’s Blog Digest: AWS Internet of Things (IoT), Which Certifications Should I Get?, How to Go Serverless, and More

This month's trending articles We've published a lot of new articles this month, so we're going to dive right into the highlights. But if you love to write, make your way down to the bottom of this post to learn how to become a Cloud Academy blog contributor who helps us keep our commu...

Read more
  • blog digest
  • Cloud Academy
Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
— October 17, 2019

Cloud Academy’s Blog Digest: October 2019

This month, we started our blog with some big news from Stuart Scott. AWS just announced some big changes to their certification exams. Stuart takes a look at each of these, starting with the biggest news: the newest AWS certification. >>Read more.       ...

Read more
  • blog digest
  • Cloud Academy
Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
— September 20, 2019

Cloud Academy’s Blog Digest: September 2019

We've gathered our September blog highlights for you to jump right in. It might surprise you to learn that there are a number of cybersecurity threats that can cause all sorts of problems for cloud systems. You need to understand exactly where your system could be at risk and wha...

Read more
  • blog digest
  • Cloud Academy
Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
— August 19, 2019

Cloud Academy’s Blog Digest: August 2019

Trending Articles We've gathered some August highlights for you to jump in to. Check out our Content Roadmap to see our new courses scheduled for the next 3-4 months. >>Read more.   New Articles by Topic AWS AWS AMI Virtualization Types: Paravirtua...

Read more
  • Cloud Academy
Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
— August 1, 2019

New on Cloud Academy: AZ-500 Exam Preparation, Cast to Chromecast, Pythonic Programming, and more…

Now that the fireworks have simmered down and you finished Season 3 of Stranger Things (or did you...?), it's time to get back to your professional development goals! Need some help staying motivated? Just ask your Google Home, Alexa — or whichever other device you prefer — to set...

Read more
  • AZ-500 Exam
  • Cloud Academy
  • Product Feature
  • Python programming