Pluralsight Offers Free Cloud Certification Courses for Learners Worldwide to Close the Cloud Skills Gap

Aug 31, 2022

Silicon Slopes, Utah — Pluralsight, the technology workforce development company, today announced that it is offering four months of free access to comprehensive certification prep on Pluralsight Skills and the recently acquired A Cloud Guru platform in an effort to encourage learners to get cloud certified. From today until December 31, 2022, learners that currently do not have a paid subscription can now access video courses, study guides, quizzes, and more, for the most in-demand cloud and IT certifications taught by the world’s leading experts in their respective fields free of charge. This offering is open to anyone, including individuals who may not have a background in cloud or IT.

With this offer, Pluralsight aims to address the global cloud skills gap, which continues to expand and affect the entire technology industry. Organizations across the globe are struggling to acquire the right talent that can help support their cloud initiatives. According to Pluralsight’s State of Upskilling Report, 40% of technology learners and leaders ranked cloud computing as their top skill concern. As a result, there is high demand and competition for cloud-skilled professionals, with many organizations seeking technologists who can master the basics of cloud computing.

“Certifications can open the door to new career opportunities for technologists while helping to build and prove knowledge in the cloud. But too often, cost is a barrier for getting certified,” said Gary Eimerman, General Manager of Pluralsight Skills. “With this free offering, Pluralsight wants to help technology enthusiasts everywhere get certified and improve their cloud skills. Whether you are an existing IT professional looking to deepen your knowledge in the cloud or a non-technical professional looking to transition into a cloud career, by taking advantage of this offering you can ensure your skills are cloud ready, and better position yourself to grow and find success in the most in demand jobs. ”

Earning a cloud certification can not only deepen an individual’s skills, but it can have an impact on their career. According to research from A Cloud Guru, 52% of learners said cloud certifications expanded their career opportunities while 80% of people identified a higher salary as a direct result of cloud certification. With this free offering, Pluralsight is enabling learners to focus on cloud skill development to ready themselves for the next stage of their career. Interested learners can choose from five of the most in-demand cloud and IT certifications:

  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
  • Google Cloud Digital Leader
  • Hashicorp Certified: Terraform Associate
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator

Learners that want to take advantage of this certification program to improve their cloud skills can register for an account here. For more information on how Pluralsight Skills is helping technologists around the globe develop the skills they need, please visit

About Pluralsight 

Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting. Trusted by forward-thinking companies of every size in every industry, Pluralsight helps individuals and businesses transform with technology. Pluralsight Skills helps enterprises build technology skills at scale with expert-authored courses on today’s most important technologies, including cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data science, and security, among others. Skills also includes tools to align skill development with business objectives, virtual instructor-led training, hands-on labs, skill assessments and one-of-a-kind analytics. Flow complements Skills by providing engineering teams with actionable data and visibility into workflow patterns to accelerate the delivery of products and services. For more information about Pluralsight, visit