Linux Academy, Cloud Assessments Secures $6.8M Series A Funding

The funds will be used to continue expansion of Linux Academy’s content catalog, and grow its Cloud Assessments' platform with new training and hiring tools.


Dallas-based online and cloud training platform and community Linux Academy and Cloud Assessments has secured $6.8 million in Series A funding from Arthur Investments.

The company said it will use the funds to continue expansion of Linux Academy’s content catalog, and grow its Cloud Assessments’ platform with new training and hiring tools.

Linux Academy, led by founder and CEO Anthony James, provides a cloud computing education platform that tests students in live server environments, according to a release.


The company said that more than 250,000 aspiring and expert engineers have learned new skills via Linux Academy, and that many technology companies and institutions train at Linux Academy, including MailChimp, the Associated Press, Rackspace, the University of Alabama, the University of Arizona, Clemson University, and others.

Linux Academy and Cloud Assessment said it caters to a wide range of skill levels — from beginner to expert — through self-paced courses, hands-on labs, six cloud servers, access to expert instructors, and a learning library.

Its courses are geared toward Linux, AWS, Google Cloud Platforms, OpenStack, DevOps, Azure, Big Data, and Containers, the company said.

Cloud Assessments personalizes cloud training based on a student’s current and changing skill set by using artificial intelligence, which allows businesses and institutions to test and train their IT teams and prospective job candidates on their cloud technology skills by taking hands-on Challenges in live environments, the company said.

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