Over the last few months, our engineering team has been hard at work on our new learning platform, Cloud Assessments. The coffee and Red Bull have been flowing freely, bugs have been getting crushed in record numbers, and we’re finally ready to share what our developers have been working on.
Beginning today, Monday, November 6th, both Linux Academy and Cloud Assessments will offer a new user service with single sign-on capabilities!
What does this mean for you?
Good news! If you’re already a Linux Academy user, you’ll now have access to two learning platforms instead of one. Linux Academy has been a leader in online cloud education for years, and Cloud Assessments is an exciting new addition to our training offerings. We believe that our users should have access to both, so we made it happen.
When you’re signed into Linux Academy, you’ll notice a new navigation bar at the top of your dashboard. This will allow you to switch seamlessly between our two services with the click of a button.
You’ll also have the option to connect to external accounts (including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Amazon) to sign in everywhere with a single set of credentials. We’ve all been frustrated by password management at one point or another, and single sign-on will help make your life a bit simpler.
What do you need to do?
If you haven’t logged into your account in the past 45 days, you’ll be required to reset your password due to this new login service.
What you get with your Linux Academy account?
You’re probably familiar with all that Linux Academy has to offer. You’ll continue to get unlimited training with over 100 courses, thousands of hours of video content, and cloud servers so you can test your skills in the real world. In addition to that, you’ll get access to Cloud Assessments, our new service that launched earlier this year, too. Cloud Assessments takes training to the next level. You can embark on a Cloud Quest, a series of real world, scenario-based AWS Challenges, and pick up badges along the way to show your mastery in certain skills. Our learning engine grades your performance in real time and builds you a custom learning path to take, so that you don’t have to waste time re-learning concepts you already know. If you haven’t tried Cloud Assessments, single sign-on will make it easier than ever to get started.
What about the mobile apps?
All Android and iOS mobile app users will need to update their app to the latest version 2.4. After Monday, Nov 6, anyone using older versions of the app won’t be able to log in.
While we’re excited to continue delivering new features to our students. Some of those features, including better privacy and security for your account, require us to raise the minimum supported version of Android to KitKat (4.4).
The new single login service is just the latest improvement to our learning platform, and we’ve got a lot more great things coming soon. Our team has been working hard on both Linux Academy and Cloud Assessments in recent months, and this latest improvement will make it easier than ever to get the most out of both.
We’re excited to see how single sign-on will help our students reach the next stage of their learning journeys, and can’t wait to hear about how it’s helping you on yours.