Alibaba Cloud Academy is the certification and training department of Alibaba Cloud (阿里云). There you can learn from Alibaba Cloud experts, improve your skills and knowledge. All training courses are taught by qualified Alibaba Cloud experts providing a professional learning experience. With continuously updated training, these courses allow you to deepen your cloud expertise and keep your skills up-to-date. Use it as a jumpstart for your future on Alibaba Cloud!


Two types of Certifications

On Alibaba Cloud Academy you can get two types of certifications depending on your skill set, “Apsara Clouder” and “Professional Certification“. The first one, “Apsara Clouder“, helps you to quickly understand how to resolve a specific task with Alibaba Cloud services and validate your skills. The second one, “Professional Certification“, validates and demonstrates your technical expertise in Cloud Computing, Big Data and Security.


Become a Cloud Pioneer

Right now, there is an interesting challenge to become part of the Pioneer Club, in where you would be able to join Alibaba’s Pioneer Group Chat, where you could connect with Alibaba Cloud staff to answer questions and discuss solutions.

Alibaba Cloud Pioneers are a group of Cloud users that, after taking a series of Clouder courses, have decided to join the Alibaba Cloud community to contribute, communicate and learn. This annual Pioneer Certification Event gives a special opportunity to join that community of experts.

The first 20 people who complete the 6 proposed Clouders will get a $50 lab voucher50% off membership Alibaba Cloud University and a Gift Box. In my case, I tried to be quick and I just completed the 6 courses, don’t wait for yours!


Pay attention to offers!

Really! As shown above, Alibaba Cloud Academy will, from time to time, promote some courses through campaigns. They often offer discounts of up to 90% off the original price, so is worth checking the site from time to time.

Check regularly to stay up-to-date with all the promotions.


My motivations

As part of using any cloud provider, is a good practice to get certifications from the providers. This way you can validate your own knowledge and get to know better the products and services they offer. In my case, being the first spaniard to be MVP of Alibaba Cloud (阿里云), puts more pressure on me to get as many certifications as possible.



I see Alibaba Cloud (阿里云) main strength in its growing vision. They are in a very interesting space right now. It got, compared to last year, a lot of market share in niche markets, giving it a huge potential to grow in coming years. As a cloud solution It brings, in my opinion, the best of other cloud platforms, giving the scalability and services of the best but with the transparency of the easiest. Time will show how capable Alibaba Cloud (阿里云) can be, and in this mission, MVPs getting certified plays a key role in showing that.


Check my Alibaba Cloud certifications.