This article discusses skill profiles in Cloud Academy. This feature is available to all Cloud Academy users. If you don't already have a Cloud Academy account, you can start a free trial.
This article contains the following sections:
- What Is the Skill Profile
What Is the Skill Profile
The skill profile is a tool in Cloud Academy that summarizes users' level of mastery of the skills for which they've completed assessments. If you complete a quiz, exam, or lab that assesses a particular skill, the skill profile shows your level of mastery of that skill based on your performance on the assessments.
Skill Profiles for Users
You can see an overview of your own assessed skills by choosing My Profile from the top menu. (If you are logged in, you can go directly there by going to this URL: https://cloudacademy.com/profile) A screen like the following appears:
On the left side of the screen, you see a list of the skills that Cloud Academy assesses. Each skill has your score or N/A if you have not yet completed any assessments that cover that skill.
Tip: The score you see is a total, not a percentage of 100. Each assessment you complete can increase or decrease the score. See How Cloud Academy Calculates Skill Scores for more information.
If you are a user of a personal (not enterprise) account, your skill profile is visible only to you. If you are a user in an enterprise account, you skill profile is also visible to your manager and administrator.
Skill Profiles for Managers, Team Managers, and Admins
If you are a manager, team manager, or administrator for an enterprise account, you have access to additional tools to visualize your company's competencies and their evolution over time. See the article about the Skill Profiles Dashboard for details. This dashboard:
- Provides a clear picture of the skills present in your company
- Confirms the effectiveness of your training program
- Lets you compare teams, which is useful to engage users
- ompare multiple skills, such as proficiency with AWS, Azure, or GCP, in a single graph
- Surfaces talented people who are proficient in specific skills you need for a job role or a project