What Is a skill and a skill score?
A skill is a topic that you want to master. The skills that Cloud Academy measures include a wide variety of software knowledge, from general domains and concepts (like Cloud Fundamentals or Disaster Recovery) to specific platforms and software packages (such as Microsoft Azure or Git).
Cloud Academy calculates a skill score for you based on your performance on most quizzes, exams, and hands-on labs related to the skill. Playground labs and quizzes in study mode do not affect your skill score, and usually attending a course does not affect your score, unless the course includes a quiz at the end to test your understanding.
The skill score is a number between 0 and 1,000, where 0 indicates a user with no knowledge of the skill, and 1,000 indicates a user who is fully proficient in that skill.Learn how to build practical skills with labs →