Learning Cloud Computing with Quizzes and Learning Explanations

We spent the last 2 months designing and improving our concept of “basic learning“. We started CloudAcademy.com as a platform to test your cloud computing skills and we moved it to a platform where you learn how to use cloud computing technologies, you test your skills along the way and you try to things by yourself. Even if the path wasn’t so clear at the beginning, we soon realized how important was to provide not only a testing system (our Quizzes), but also a learning system to let our members learning cloud computing technologies.

Questions and Learning explanations, how they works in CloudAcademy.com

As soon as you enter in CloudAcademy.com as a new member, we guide you through a Tour that show all our sections and learning solutions. From our Quizzes to Courses and Labs. Part of it is dedicated to Quizzes and you can easily understand where is the value in this approach: we ask you to answer to a question (multiple choice) and then we show you a small learning explanations. This is text, like a small piece of a book, but in fact we have plans to add way more inside this.
Here’s an example:

Learning Amazon Web Services with CloudAcademy.com
One of the first question that you get in our Amazon Web Services learning path. In this case you’ll learn about Amazon Glacier. The very same happens for other services as well and for the most important topics.

Learning Amazon Web Services with CloudAcademy.com
This is a Learning Explanation. You can save it and read it later or you can just simply go ahead and learn topics and questions connected to it.

The key concept that you realize after some minutes is that you are testing your knowledge and at the same time your are learning some related to that topic or that cloud computing platform (think about the importance of VPC in Amazon Web Services and our dedicated set of questions and learning explanations).
With more than 500000+ questions and learning explanations served in less than a year, we know why our members are loving this learning “approach”. They are able to test their knowledge and expand it.

What’s next once you start using our learning approach?

What we did so far is only the surface of what it’s going to be a complete learning solution to help you test, learn and do things about cloud computing technologies. We are working in order to be able to present you not only text as a learning explanation but also video and rich content. In the meantime we are increasing our number of Courses and our Laboratories.
We are always looking for feedbacks and comments, feel free to tell us how you are using CloudAcademy.com and what you would like to see in the next months.
 

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Stefano's a computer engineering guy that loves building products. He's the CEO and co-founder of CloudAcademy.com. All his experience is in the web hosting and cloud computing industry where he started other companies before. He loves talking with all readers of Cloud Academy blog, so feel free to email him at stefano@cloudacademy.com!

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