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Get the MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification. And the skills and knowledge to plan, design and deploy a Windows Server 2012, highly-virtualized infrastructure. Learn Active Directory, storage, security and networking services with this accelerated six day course. This is 40% faster than traditional training.
You'll also learn how to plan, configure and implement Windows Server 2012 services, such as:
You may be entitled to heavily-discounted training via Microsoft's Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) scheme. If your business has bought Microsoft software, check to see if it came bundled with free training vouchers! Vouchers can be exchanged against training for all Microsoft technologies. If you’re unsure, get in touch with us
Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.
Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.
This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.
You'll sit the following exams, needed to get your MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification:
Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.
Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.
Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.
We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 0-0-800-141-0033.
There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.
Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.
Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year. Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.
Before attending this course, you must have:
To receive the MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification, you must have gained the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification.
Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.
Just call us on 0-0-800-141-0033 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.
Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.
Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 68.075 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.70% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.
Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.
"The instructor made the course accessible and interesting."
Matthew Ottley, Manuli Hydraulics UK Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (30/10/2017 to 4/11/2017)
The material is perfect and the staff are all very helpful and supportive."
R.D, Robert Davis. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (17/10/2016 to 22/10/2016)
"Long days, and nights, but very much worth it. Great facilities at Wyboston Lakes and very good staff."
M.C. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (17/10/2016 to 22/10/2016)
"Great training, learned a lot as there is so much material. Our Instructor was great and had so much knowledge. Loved his teaching methods and approach, and there was never any pressure to take the test unless we were ready. He was all about teaching us and also in a way guiding us to make sure we don't rush things. "
R.K. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (17/10/2016 to 22/10/2016)
"This course covered all objectives without a feeling of being rushed through it.
The instructor made the course more enjoyable with a funny and relaxed approach whilst still sharing his wide knowledge on all the topics."
Gareth James, AIRBUS. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (18/4/2016 to 23/4/2016)
"A hard course made enjoyable by the trainer. Course content was delivered well and I learned a lot from the course."
Jonathan Walsh. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (1/2/2016 to 6/2/2016)
"A lot of knowledge to get. I would say that the 90% success rate is not true for the MSCX I have visited. But Firebrand offer a great deal by making you able to re-take the course for free."
Jerome Wentzel, AMAC Aerospace Switzerland. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (20/7/2015 to 25/7/2015)
"Teachers, support and environment are excellent. However if you are going on an intensive course, ensure you ignore the advice of the salespeople and attain as much knowledge beforehand as possible!"
Daniel Fadil. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (20/7/2015 to 25/7/2015)
"The course was well formatted to align with the exams. Labs and course material was very good."
Kalpesh Bharadwa. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (20/7/2015 to 25/7/2015)
"The instructor was very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. It did make a big different for such an intense and condensed course."
Kalpesh Bharadwa, Annodata Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (20/7/2015 to 25/7/2015)
"I attended Firebrand Training Center in Wyboston Lakes twice and on both occasions found the experience very rewarding. The environment is very conducive to concentrating on the material and learning the course. The hours are long and the material is covered quickly so you need a basic understanding of the topic beforehand. The labs are very good for putting into practice what you have learned. I would of liked a bit more time at night for self study and go over any areas I wasnt sure about. Overall the experience was good and the instructor really knows the material. "
Mark Kivlehan, Creditfix. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (27/4/2015 to 2/5/2015)
"The full immersion method works! Great training and content delivery."
A.C. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (27/4/2015 to 2/5/2015)
"This was my first time at Firebrand. I would say it was a refreshing experience. From the serene environment at Wyboston to the very experienced tutor, also the guys at the front desk were very helpful with logistics and finding my way from the airport.
In all, it was a nice time getting updated and bouncing off ideas with colleagues, looking forward to my next visit"
Okwy Madu. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (22/9/2014 to 27/9/2014)
"Excellent facilities and training environment. Students should be encouraged to speak to instructors 3 weeks before course to get more benefit.
Really enjoyed course as always. Staff are always extremely helpful and patient. Extremely welcoming and accommodating."
Simon Fenwich, Staysure Travel Insurance. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (22/9/2014 to 27/9/2014)
"Accelerated learning isn't for the faint hearted. You have to work hard, but the trainers, staff and facilities all make it work. There were plenty of late nights of studying but I got my exams done and I'm certified. Job done!"
B.W. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (22/9/2014 to 27/9/2014)
"1st time experience with the Firebrand style of boot camp training in a worry free environment.
Courses are intense and the days are long but it has achieved the results that myself and my company were hoping to achieve.
Now I can go home and relax!"
David Hulmes, Montal Computer Services Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (22/9/2014 to 27/9/2014)
"After Completing the MCSA course, carried on to take the MCSE.. and learnt so much about Windows 2012.
It was a greet place to go to learn more about Windows 2012, in a short time would advise a good understanding of certificates or have read up on the use of them first... it helps
David Wheeler, Amazing IT Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (31/3/2014 to 5/4/2014)
"Breakneck speed, but not bank breaking cost. If you can handle the pace, then Firebrand is for you.
The instructors are well versed in the discipline of accelerated learning and in the material for the course.
The Wyboston staff, both Firebrand and the Wyboston restaurant/hotel staff are all great.
Good training, good food, good accommodation, good night!"
Steve Ewin. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (31/3/2014 to 5/4/2014)
"Again, Firebrand delivers an excellent and condensed course that gets you up to speed with the product in the shortest time possible without leaving anything out!
Craig Boydell, First Quantum Minerals. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (7/10/2013 to 12/10/2013)
"This is the 4th course I have attended with Firebrand. As with all of the other courses, I have been impressed by the facilities and the instructor. Everything really is in place to help you learn a subject matter in a short time.
All you need to bring along is the commitment to put in a lot of hard work. These accelerated learning courses really do work, but are not for the faint hearted. Be prepared to burn the candle at both ends if you want to get the best out the course. The instructor as ever was very knowledgeable and was always available to assist with specific questions or problems. I thoroughly recommend Firebrand to any one who wants to get the most out of their valuable time and is willing to put in the hard work."
William Campbell. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (10/6/2013 to 15/6/2013)
"Hard work but worth it, now MCSE,SI."
Robert Brown, RLB Technolgy Computing Limite. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (10/6/2013 to 15/6/2013)
"The Trainer was very thorough, and engaged the whole class, 10/10.
Jason Clark, Proximex. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (10/6/2013 to 15/6/2013)
"Excellent Track again.
Very supportive in all areas"
Richard Phillips, LSI Architects. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (10/6/2013 to 15/6/2013)
"The Trainer made complex Technologies easier to under stand with his explanations and demonstration throughout the course. Everything needed to study was provided for you which made it easy to focus on the course.
The venue and classroom was excellent."
Glenroy Thompson , Online50. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (28/9/2015 to 3/10/2015)
"Training is good but very hard."
Mohammad Fareed , Church of England Central Services. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (28/9/2015 to 3/10/2015)
"The course was excellent. Would definately book another course through Firebrand. "
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (16/2/2015 to 21/2/2015)
Excellent Learning Environment."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (23/9/2013 to 28/9/2013)
"It is the perfect location to do long dedicated training Days."
Christian Jensen , Jansson Kommunikation. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (23/9/2013 to 28/9/2013)
"Above and beyond truly dedicated trainer with real life experience as well as text book. He'll always ensure you are grasping all concepts."
Shaun Mcgregor. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (16/7/2018 to 20/7/2018)
"The course instructor was very experienced in the course, bringing real life experience, which made the training even more interesting."
Vincent Parris, Hearst Magazine UK. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (16/7/2018 to 20/7/2018)
"The training from the instructor was very good and can relate to practical experience which is always a good thing and was a subject matter expert. The facilities are very good. "
Mark Burgess. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (7/7/2018 to 9/7/2018)
"The training with Firebrand is quick, detailed and helpful. Everything is covered in detail and the training is done in a walk through style with completed examples also available."
J.K, IBM. - Microsoft MTA HTML5 App Development Fundamentals (2 days) (4/7/2018 to 5/7/2018)
"Firebrand training was great! An excellent learning environment, I am amazed how much I have learnt in such a small space of time."
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2/7/2018 to 3/7/2018)
"Good fast training, plenty of breaks and practical work with relatable instructors. "
S.C. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2/7/2018 to 3/7/2018)
"Great course, fast past but all course material covered in great detail and extra time to cover problem topics and peoples queries."
Rhys Jupp, Hilton Foods. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2/7/2018 to 3/7/2018)
"Good informative 2 days of training, made light work of a lot of information."
J.S. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2/7/2018 to 3/7/2018)
"I found the training positively challenging, supportive and real world relevant.
Looking forward to my next course. "
Gary Bostock, UK MOD. - Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform & MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (10 days) (21/4/2018 to 30/4/2018)
"Never a dull time with Firebrand. I always leave with new knowledge and new friends."
M.D. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Identity (4 days) (21/6/2018 to 24/6/2018)
"Wow! The class was incredible! Long days and intense but our instructor, kept if fun and lively. It was very informative and provided real world examples whilst still preparing students for the exams. I would recommend the course and instructor! Thank you!"
E.S. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (14/6/2018 to 24/6/2018)
"I really enjoyed to be in Wyboston lakes for MCSA: Windows Server 2016 training course and I learnt a lot of important stuff in 11 days only. With my busy schedule it was impossible for me to focus and cover all this topics without attending this boot camp. Thanks Firebrand team!"
Arash Goudarzi, Atlas Copco Support Services NV (Belgium). - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (14/6/2018 to 24/6/2018)
"Overall I've been very impressed with the company. I have found the training facility to be very good and all equipment to deliver the training was substantive. The instructor had a breadth and depth of knowledge that has abled me to revisit old skills and develop them to a new level, providing me with a strong foundation to get back to work hitting the ground running. Would highly recommend to my colleagues and peers."
Tim Edwards, Hexegic. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (14/6/2018 to 24/6/2018)
"Our tutor was very thorough, entertaining and funny."
Anonymous - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Installation, Storage and Compute (4 days) (14/6/2018 to 17/6/2018)
"Our tutor was very entertaining and funny."
Anonymous, Jolly IT Solutions - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Installation, Storage and Compute (4 days) (14/6/2018 to 17/6/2018)
"Great training, great instructor!"
Kyle Parsons, Fidelity. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Installation, Storage and Compute (4 days) (14/6/2018 to 17/6/2018)
"Really good training, I was really happy with it."
Anonymous - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Installation, Storage and Compute (4 days) (14/6/2018 to 17/6/2018)
"It is intense and certainly not for the feint hearted! We had a fantastic tutor who was dubbed "The Queen of SQL" forevermore. She made this course incredibly interesting and her enthusiasm was needed to push us through the course in its entirety! "
Jack Buchanan, NA. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (11/6/2018 to 16/6/2018)
"The instructor defiantly have excellent knowledge of the course subject.
She is also a natural trainer who can keep all skill levels in mind while training."
Izak Potgieter, Convergint technologies. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (11/6/2018 to 16/6/2018)
"I recommend Firabrand Training to anyone who wants to extend their knowledge on any of the courses that they teach because it is fast track and it is well organised."
David Coleto, CityWest Homes. - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (11/6/2018 to 12/6/2018)
"The accelerated training provided good knowledge in able to obtain the certification."
Michael Howard. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (7/6/2018 to 10/6/2018)
"Great training and additional extras, thanks very much."
Edward Williams, Lucid Partnership. - Microsoft MCSA: Web Applications (6 days) (1/6/2018 to 6/6/2018)