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Pay it forward: Help us give away 1,000 ACG subscriptions

By Eric Pulsifer  |  May 13, 2020  |   News   |  

To support those who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19, we’re giving away up to 1,000 ACG annual subscriptions. And we’re asking A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy learners to help us.

Pay it forward

Things are far from normal right now. But we continue to believe people can find a brighter future through learning.

Cloud learners can empower others to gain the knowledge needed for a career in cloud just by earning certs for themselves. For every cloud certification A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy users earn between May and June 2020, we’ll award an annual subscription to a person applying to receive a free ACG subscription.

Any AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud cert earned qualifies. And (in case you missed it) all AWS and Azure cloud cert exams can be taken from home, as can two GCP exams.

To pay it forward, upload your certification in your A Cloud Guru profile, complete your profile, and fill out the form here. Award recipients will be selected based on need as determined by the ACG team, who will be reviewing each and every application submitted. (For legal reasons, the COVID-19 assistance program is only available to U.S. residents. But learners anywhere are able to participate in the Pay It Forward initiative.)

This move follows a permanent price reduction for individual annual memberships intended to make high-quality tech education more accessible and affordable to aspiring cloud gurus. 

Anyone can learn to cloud

Considering the possibility of a career in cloud but afraid you’re not cut out for it? Or know someone in a similar situation who might be hesitant to make the leap? Check out Winston Smith’s story below. He went from a retail worker with no technical background to an AWS DevOps Engineer.

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Whether you’re a complete newcomer or a seasoned techie, our explain-it-like-I’m-five approach, hands-on tools, and engaging instructors will help you learn new cloud skills — and have a bit of fun along the way.


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