This article discusses Skill Profiles in Cloud Academy. This feature is available to personal and enterprise Cloud Academy users.
This article contains the following sections:
- What Is the Skill Profile
What Is the Skill Profile
The Skill Profile summarizes your level of mastery of the skills for which you've completed assessments. If you complete a quiz, exam, or hands-on lab that assesses a particular skill, the Skill Profile shows your level of mastery of that skill based on your performance on the assessments. See How Cloud Academy Calculates Skill Scores for details on how the system calculates the scores.
The Skill Profile also contains a tab where paid users can invite a guest to complete a course. See Invite a Guest FAQ for details on inviting guests.
Skill Profiles for Users
You can see an overview of your own assessed skills by choosing My Profile from the top menu. Alternately, you can go there directly by clicking this link to the Skill Profile. A screen like the following appears:
On the left side of the screen, you see a list of the assessed skills. 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 level, not a total or percentage. 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, your Skill Profile is also visible to your team manager and administrator.
Skill Profiles for Team Managers and Admins
If you are a 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
- Lets you compare 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