Firebrand Stories

...I studied IT at college and then following a couple of years at a local IT company I spent the majority of my early career working in the NHS. I've been at my current employer, a cyber-security company, for over 6 years now extending my career to over 18 years. My training and certification as been inconsistent over the years, this was the first residential training I've ever attended....

James Wood - Read the full story

...Did IT at college, but I'm mostly self taught in IT, was asked to support age 12 by my teachers when the printers jammed! I've since done IT support for two Christian charities, two software developers, various schools and a car leasing company. I guess like many IT people I enjoy puzzles and technical challenges, but I'm also a team player and like to share and bounce ideas off the rest of my department and peers....

Jonathan Hayward - Read the full story

...I always had an interest in computers ever since I was younger. I started working for Currys Pc World, really took to the technology but after a bad experience, I left there pursuing new work. I got a job in this company in a different department. One evening, I was having a conversation with the CIO Jonathan. After speaking about the system work uses and about my past in computers he offered me a job as an apprentice. I'm really lucky and grateful to be working in this industry....

Jamie Howard - Read the full story

...I just love my job and I find it a great way to push yourself to the maximum. I love the way it enables you to meet new people and allows you to make new connections that you previously wouldn't have. The experience I have is higher education, trade and commerce and hospitality....

Zack Novak - Read the full story

...FMCG are a great place get to know peoples habits and to connect internationally. It has been fantastic be be able to work in different countries and different cultures. There is so much more behind a simple piece of chocolate - there is a whole heritage of culture, the traditions, how you consume it and how you share it. I love to be part of it....

Tatiana Simplicio - Read the full story

...I started off as an IT Trainer, as I had a PGCE and MSc in IT. Having been with the same company for seven years and worked in a range of roles from Intranet Evangelist to Senior Software Specialist to Technical Writer, there was a need for our company to improve its information security posture and I was reassigned to get us ISO27001 compliant. ...

Sara Burgess - Read the full story

...I work as an IT manager supporting a helpdesk for our Software customers and also our internal IT. I have been in IT for 10 years and up to now have learnt everything on the job. ...

Blair Ogilvie - Read the full story

...I run a small managed services provider. I love what I do as we are able to really impact on our customers profitability and productivity. We also get to help young people get a solid start in their IT career, and that's something that will always be improve tang to the company. I founded my company in 2014 having worked for Microsoft from 2001 to 2015 in a number of Cloud, Infrastructure and Systems Management related roles....

Dan Oliver - Read the full story

...I have been tinkering around with computers since the ZX81 was first available to consumers and have been using / programming / working with them eversince. I started as a print controller doing packaging, then a field service engineer and then a network/IT admin in publishing...

Iain Henderson - Read the full story

...PC's and Computers have always been in the family, so I have had a lot of knowledge passed down, but the majority is self-taught. I went to college for a year and did a Level 2 Computer Engineering course and passed. Since then, I have been taken on as an apprentice for a good small company....

Reace Baker - Read the full story

...I moved to my current company as a IT analyst and in this new role was given an opportunity to do a MCSE 2003 with Firebrand. I successfully completed this and all the exams and very shortly after that made a sideways move from IT Analyst to IT Manager with responsibility for 6 UK locations....

Roger Thompson - Read the full story

...I've always been a bit of a geek at heart and enjoyed programming in my younger years, did the typical build your own Sinclair scientific calculator and spectrum and studied IT. I started in IT as a support monkey and have over the years worked my way through to currently being a Desktop Architect ...

Mukesh Khimji - Read the full story

...The Prince 2 course provided me with the know-how to fill in my knowledge gaps and skills to be more organised (now considered to be a control freak by my colleagues). I no longer self-doubt as to what I may have left out in planning any type or size of project due to lack of knowledge or missing steps....

Nina Dubra - Read the full story

...I completed my Agile Prince2 training course and I will look to work with my team on applying best practices and those items suitable from PRINCE2 to our ever growing business....

Victoria Patterson - Read the full story

...After choosing the wrong course at university and dropping out half way through my 1st year, I decided to go straight into employment. I thought applying for Apprenticeships would be easier than applying for regular jobs which required previous experience. Additionally, I chose IT because I have an interest in computing and technology....

Guen Dang - Read the full story

...I have worked in IT and Management Consulting industries for about 30 years. I have a passion for technology and building IT and business solutions. For the last decade, I have led large-scale business transformation programmes across large Governments....

Jahangir Khan - Read the full story

...I got into this industry because I have a passion for technology and the fast pace which it is evolving. I have been an IT Technician for nearly 4 years now and I'm always looking to expand my knowledge and improve my skills. ...

Luke Osborne - Read the full story

...After spending some time in administration and retail I got a job working for Apple where I was given the opportunity to work in a more technical atmosphere and get some hands on experience problem solving for end users. This inspired me to want to get deeper involved in the world of IT and start looking for apprenticeships. This was when Firebrand was recommended to me....

James Bellon - Read the full story

...I have been working within the IT Security field for the last 4 years now and love every bit of it. Every day you learn something new, whether it is a hardware related information or software related or could even be a good way to mitigate the threats which are out there....

Ahmed Khan - Read the full story

...I joined AB Mauri just over a year ago - previous to that I worked as a generalist HR professional across a number of different industries. ...

Hannah Chiverton - Read the full story

...I originally started in Electroinics Engineering working on the big warships but then got made redundant. It was a natural progression for me and I did a four months internship where I was eventually offered a permanent role. Since then I have progressed considerably....

David Wilson - Read the full story

...I started working for HP Professional Services as a Project Analyst in 2000 and this kicked off my career in IT Project Support. ...

Jennifer Hamling-Hills - Read the full story

...My experience was deploying infrastructure solution. I've been involved in several migrations from on-premise to cloud technology. The technology helps to increase the availability of your solution and reduces cost if well designed and implemented. I attended CCNA with Firebrand last year, which exceeded my expectations....

Antonio Dota - Read the full story

...Two years ago when I started my journey with Firebrand I believed my knowledge of I.T was good considering I studied I.T at college for two years. Little did I know that I was yet to scratch the surface. When joining Firebrand I unsure what I was going to gain from the intense courses and a two-year program. After 20 months in the program, it is safe to say that Firebrand has met and exceeded my expectations....

Daniel Whitley - Read the full story

...I chose to get into the IT industry because I enjoy spending my time on computers and around technology, and IT is definitely one of my main hobbies. My experience began as a "System Administrator" for an educational charity, ...

Darren Anderson - Read the full story

...I've always had an interest in computing and IT since a young age but this job was my first IT role. I worked with this company for a few years before undertaking the three courses I have done....

Can Halstead - Read the full story

...My background is in support and operational space, concentrating on networking infrastructure and maintaining the services offered to end users. My experience is that I came from college directly into a Level 4 Foundation Degree Apprenticeship here at Fidelity International....

Jordan Finn - Read the full story

...I started developing at 15 and have been doing it in my free time since then. It is a field I always enjoyed and I wanted a role where I could be constantly learning new things every day. I started out with Java development before moving onto web focused development (HTML, CSS, JS)....

Aaron Surtees - Read the full story

...I got into the industry because I was interested in networking having a little knowledge from my previous university. Right now I feel like I belong in this field because it's easier for me to understand things and work things out myself because I've got a grip in this field and everything that I learn makes sense every day that I am studying and learning new things....

Abdulkadir Mohamed - Read the full story

...I've always had an interest in computers from being a young child. I grew up in a household with 2 brothers and they were also very involved in computing. I wanted to get into IT because I wanted to be in a career where I could continually grow and learn new things....

Mary Campbell - Read the full story

...When I started at Firebrand I was 17 and did a lot of Software Development in my free time. I was doing my first year at college doing Computer Science but we were made to do VB which I really didn't enjoy which is why I looked for an apprenticeship....

Daniel Burtenshaw - Read the full story

...I got into the industry because I have wanted to be a programmer since I took up computing at GCSE level. I carried that through into A-Levels as well as programming in my spare time, and now I am in my current apprenticeship after turning down university offers for computer science courses....

Tim Burton - Read the full story

...I have always been a technology junkie. I did my first programming course in Cobol in 1997 and started my career as a programmer shortly after. ...

Leon Henery - Read the full story

...I'm James Packer and I have worked in education for 12-years progressing from a technician to network manager during that time. ...

James Packer - Read the full story

...My name is John and having been in the telco and ISP space since the 80’s things have changed a lot, so keeping your knowledge current is important and this is where Firebrand came in. ...

John Archer - Read the full story

...I have worked in the Information Technology Industry for over twenty-five years. I originally started as a secretary to an IT Helpdesk, further progressing to Desktop Support, Server Support through to Infrastructure Production. ...

Joyce Robertson - Read the full story

...I work in a Cyber Security Operational team. The CISSP certification was recommended to me by my manager and now I know why. At the end of this course I am feeling very comfortable to be able to talk about different security aspects, not just the ones I am now working on. ...

Nada Tanabene - Read the full story

...I have been training with Firebrand for nearly three years now over the period of my two apprenticeships. I started with entry-level courses such as the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) series when I did my level three apprenticeship and have now moved onto more advanced ones on my level 4 such as the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Sever 2016. ...

Reece Money - Read the full story

...My name is James and I am currently an IT security analyst working in the finance industry. I recently moved into the security analyst role and was previously doing 1st/2nd line support roles. ...

James Handscombe - Read the full story

...Hi, my name is Jon and I’m a freelance Consultant working predominantly in Security and Architecture for Public and Private Sector clients. My career started back in 1993 and most of my learning back then was self-study, I managed to break into Telecoms and Networking, passing exams and learning on the job installing Cisco, Nortel and Avaya systems I also experienced quality training and recognised the value expert trainers can bring. ...

Jon Bentley - Read the full story

...My experience so far in IT has been great I’ve gone on to learn through Firebrand and work in my role and gained a wide range of skills, not just IT related, which will benefit me in the future. ...

George Vallahis - Read the full story

...I always had a passion for IT from a young age. I have a great will to learn and wanted to increase my knowledge and qualifications in the IT industry so when I found out about the program, I signed up ASAP. ...

Zeico Gordon - Read the full story

...My experience certainly isn’t 'techy' and come from a projects background. I chose Firebrand as I was keen to learn with a provider with a great reputation, who provided a fantastic level of training and when I found I could learn new skills without being away from the office for extended periods of time, this suited me down to the ground! ...

Laura O'Connor - Read the full story

...I have always enjoyed working in IT and after spending many years working in different trades, I decided to work in IT full time. And I now couldn’t imagine working in any other industry. ...

Luke Clark - Read the full story

...My name is Tajinderpaul and I am currently a Senior IT and compliance consultant. I have over 20 years experience in IT. The last 10 have been in IT security and 5 of those in the cyber security sector working for Lloyds Bank....

Tajinderpaul Shahi - Read the full story

...My name is Neil and I decided that I wanted to take the CISSP. After looking into the best provider to suit my needs and busy lifestyle I went with Firebrand. The accelerated format has been excellent.  ...

Neil Hotston - Read the full story

...My name is Chris and I started out my career in finance but I realised that the future was in IT so I migrated into this industry after a few years. In my own time, I studied computer science which helped in my career. ...

Chris Harvey - Read the full story

...My name is Kara and I have discovered that I get easily bored at work. IT is one of the few industries that I have found really guarantees to keep me on my toes. ...

Kara Matuszeliska - Read the full story

...I attended Wyboston in February 2010 to take the 9 day Server 2008 & Windows 7 courses. It was a complete revelation and utterly different from any training experience I have ever had. ...

Ed Baker - Read the full story

...I worked in Higher Education and currently as a civil servant. I took the opportunity to change career about 3 years ago to become an accreditor, basically dealing with information risk management. ...

Joanne Mills - Read the full story

...My company is in the process of selling its global entities, which will make my current role redundant. As part of this, they are investing in training....

Stephen Dodd - Read the full story

...SQL and Oracle DBA with 20 years experience. I've attended Firebrand before and this course did not disappoint. Great venue, accommodation and technical course....

Steve Page - Read the full story

...My background is ISP/telecommunications companies training as a network engineer certified in CISCO. Last year I moved to security for an online gaming company that is a high profile for cyber attacks....

Annabell Storm - Read the full story

...Cyber security is not just a “thing” that IT staff needs to be responsible and aware of, cyber security is now impacting our everyday life. Before I attended the CEH training with Firebrand I knew it was an important topic that’s why I inscribed myself to the course....

Gustavo Damy - Read the full story

...I started with a ZX 80 all the way up to be Head of Cyber Security in a UK Telecom. Choosing Firebrand was the easiest part, their reputation in the training industry is solid and they have built in strong recommendations from trainees like myself. ...

Tiago Rosado - Read the full story

...Formalising my experiences with the CISSP qualification is the next step in my career. This will help improve my knowledge, recognise bad practice and improve my skillset. ...

James Stubbs - Read the full story

...I came to firebrand to do the MCSA in Windows 10. I learned a great deal about how Windows 10 interacts with current systems and the new features that are available. The scope of this course went far beyond what I thought it was going to be covering such things as group policy management and Azure active directory as well as in tune. ...

Ryan Duffy - Read the full story

...I got into the industry at age 14 when I approached a local company and asked to speak to their development team. I presented the work I had completed prior, with java creating both mods and plugins for Minecraft....

Conner Gerrard - Read the full story

...I started 25 years ago in USAF working as a Server Admin, since then I have worked in all aspects of IT operations. I have so far attended the MCSA Windows 10 and CISSP with Firebrand and both have been extremely successful....

Keith Price - Read the full story

...I began working in IT after studying to become an Electronics Engineer. After 3 years in electronics, I moved into IT support......

Lee Bhagat - Read the full story

...I got into software development as a result of a tech-heavy upbringing and an interest in modding video games. My experience lies in mainly web development (HTML, Javascript, JQuery and PHP) and Modding (Javascript, PHP, Python - and in some cases, hybrid languages specific to the game)....

Ashleigh Bair - Read the full story

...I got into this apprenticeship as I wanted a career change. Even though I was 25 at the start date I still felt that an apprenticeship was the best route as it provides entry level learning whilst still being able to pay the bills....

Andrew Hampson - Read the full story

...I have been in the IT industry over the last 6 years and over that time I have worked for a web design company, local government, and a construction company. During this time I learnt a lot about server administration, networking and security technology on the job but none of these companies offered any formal training....

Hayden Rockey - Read the full story

...I have been an Information Governance Officer for 4 years but started my career in information security 1 year ago. To increase my technical knowledge, my manager advised that I take the SSCP course from Firebrand as he regularly attends himself....

Andrew Bennett - Read the full story

...I find the intensive boot camp courses are very efficient. As a working person my employers have been very reluctant to send me out on training as this means time away from the office. The Firebrand format is ideal as I am able to complete 3 to 4 weeks of normal 9am to 5pm training in a single week....

Ketan Bakrania - Read the full story

...I got into Project Management as the company I work for, Exertis, sell VoIP and network security products within the IT industry and my department are responsible for the deployment and training of these products to our customers. ...

Abi Catt - Read the full story

...I have been in Information Security for over 15 years now accidentally getting into it in the first place from the world of IT audit. I have three significant InfoSec related certifications: CISSP, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and just recently the CCISO....

Ciaran Johnson - Read the full story

...I wanted to progress my career and felt that industry qualifications would help me achieve this. Coming to Firebrand and doing the training in a boot camp style you can be fully immersed with the job at hand I was able to achieve the qualifications a lot faster...

Paul Shoesmith - Read the full story

...I first got into IT at lower school and really enjoyed working with/on computers, so from there I decided to continue doing IT at GCSE. Then went on to study IT Level 3 at college, were I studied more the networking side of computing. ...

Gregory Taylor - Read the full story

"The staff at firebrand have been absolutely fantastic and have been really great in organising the exam and making sure we following procedure. I will be returning for the CCNP and already have the CCDA booked in November. I would like to thank Firebrand for helping my learning aid and I will definitely be returning. In addition to this the stay has been an overall pleasure."

Jon Legg, NHS  -  Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) 15/6/2018 to 17/6/2018

"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

"I would recommend Firebrand Training - course was intense, well instructed and information rich. Compared to when I started the course, I feel so much more knowledgeable and confident about networking topics."

J.W., Dana Petroleum,=  -  Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) 11/6/2018 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

"Great facilities! Great instructors! Great material! They definitely prepare you for the exam. "

Caroline Walters, Atkins  -  Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) 11/6/2018 to 14/6/2018

"Our teacher for this course was very friendly and taught all of us well making sure that we all understood a chapter before continuing onto the next one. We finished each chapter with a quiz so that we can put what we learnt to the test. There was a slight mix up with exams, however Firebrand were very quick to make the correct changes so that all of us can take the exams we were meant to. Brilliant job on such short notice."

Anonymous  -  CIW Social Media Strategist (2 days) 11/6/2018 to 12/6/2018

"The staff at Firebrand are great. Our trainer was very fun, informative, and kept the spirit of the class up during our course. He was happy to answer any questions the class had and didn't leave anybody behind. "

Liam Howlett, DABD  -  CIW Social Media Strategist (2 days) 11/6/2018 to 12/6/2018

"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

"The course was well paced and was very informative and covered topics in an organised manner. I was able to also do more practice questions and there were lots of discussions related to industry application and I look forward to applying them in real world. I would definitely recommend and happy to give a 5* rating."

M.S., Freelance  -  Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand's training for AWS's Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification (3 days) 4/6/2018 to 6/6/2018

"I have used Firebrand for my training needs several times over the last few years. The boot-camp style of delivery is so effective, and ensures you get all the knowledge required is a consolidated time frame. The quality of material and the knowledge of the trainers is first rate. Highly recommended all round!"

Shaun Laughton , Shaun Laughton Consulting Limited  -  Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand training for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and Professional certification (6 days) 4/6/2018 to 9/6/2018

"Wasn't sure what to expect, but the training course was structured to ensure the information was retained."

Matt Gabbitas, Well Pharmacy  -  Lean Six Sigma Training Green Belt (5 days) 4/6/2018 to 8/6/2018

"Great instructor, who worked really hard to help us learn and develop after the course."

Andrew Moore, University of London  -  EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) 4/6/2018 to 8/6/2018

"Now on my fifth course with Firebrand. Feeling tired now, but definitely worthwhile."

Jonathan Freedman , Howard Kennedy  -  EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) 4/6/2018 to 8/6/2018

"The trainer has been a very good. He has managed to make the course very interesting, providing his experience and real use cases. I'd recommend taking a course with him."

Anonymous  -  EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) 4/6/2018 to 8/6/2018

"Really enjoyed my second time here - really educational with lots of information, tools and help."

J.G.  -  EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) 4/6/2018 to 8/6/2018

"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

"I am pleased that I made the choice to train with Firebrand. The trainer has a deep industry-knowledge and makes sure that his students get the points that he communicates across to them. "

Olukemi Mackenzie-Gureje, Direct Line Group  -  The Open Group TOGAF® 9 certified training (Level 1&2) (3 days) 1/6/2018 to 3/6/2018

"Food and rooms were very good and provided everything we needed. The instructor and staff gave us everything we needed to get the best learning possible!"

Harry Sturgeon, Lloyds Banking Group  -  ITIL® Foundation Certification (2 days) 31/5/2018 to 1/6/2018

"I gained more knowledge and improved my technical skills!"

Maria Vig, Engie  -  Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) 1/6/2018 to 3/6/2018

"Good class - the instructor was great and I feel I have learned a lot from the way he taught."

Anonymous  -  Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) 1/6/2018 to 3/6/2018

"A highly enjoyable and thorough course, taught in a manner that made the subject both interesting and understandable."

A.C.  -  Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) 1/6/2018 to 3/6/2018

"Really enjoyed the course and content from the instructor. Lots of little extras, which will help in the real world. Thanks!"

Edward Williams, Lucid Partnership  -  Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) 1/6/2018 to 3/6/2018

"Really enjoyed the course and content - lots of little extras which will help in the real world. "

Edward Williams, Lucid Partnership  -  Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) 1/6/2018 to 3/6/2018

"An intense week but completely worth it. You will never be as prepared for an exam after sitting through this week. Highly recommended and the Firebrand staff are amazing as always."

Kyle Williams, Win Technologies  -  (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) 21/5/2018 to 26/5/2018

"Brilliant tutor. Well laid out course. Good facilities"

Mark Sawyer, SLAUGHTER AND MAY 02  -  (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) 21/5/2018 to 26/5/2018

"Although the days were long, I found that the training was very useful and I learned a lot. Overall a great experience and couldn't fault my experience here!"

Regan Walsh , GB Railfreight  -  Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) 21/5/2018 to 26/5/2018

"Great facilities, knowledgeable trainers and good value for money."

Mike Phillips, VISA  -  ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) 21/5/2018 to 23/5/2018

"A good course, delivered well. The learning is relevant to my current skill set & provided further knowledge to assist in my employment. The facilities were good and the food provided at a high standard. Thank you."

, Fujitsu Defence and Security  -  ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) 21/5/2018 to 23/5/2018

"Although the days were long, the instructor was very helpful, engaging and encouraged the class to take regular breaks. The workload is spread out very evenly throughout the day, ensuring you are absorbing all of the knowledge. "

Ben Moat, Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue  -  ISTQB Firebrand's Training for ISTQB's Foundation Software Tester Certification (2 days) 21/5/2018 to 22/5/2018

"Ask for 007! If you know.. you know - Hes a fantastic trainer, thank you so much!"

Reece Isles  -  Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) 14/5/2018 to 19/5/2018

"My personal experience at Firebrand has been good as I have learnt a lot about server, networking and security. "

K.H., VolkerWessels UK LTD  -  Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) 14/5/2018 to 19/5/2018

"I had an enjoyable time considering the amount of content that was required to be learnt. Personally i found it frustrating that measure-up had not been updated to correspond with the exam, this was not the instructor's fault -he's a good trainer. "

Laurence chalk  -  Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) 14/5/2018 to 19/5/2018

"My experience has been good, lot of learning and intense sessions to get you to know the fundamentals. "

Anonymous  -  Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) 14/5/2018 to 19/5/2018

"I think Firebrand goes the extra mile when providing students with learning exercises and the overall experience was a very pleasant and I would recommend it to my friends. "

N.F.  -  Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) 14/5/2018 to 19/5/2018

"Firebrand have helped me to achieve various certifications throughout my time as an apprentice."

Naeem Dawood, Corporate Risk Associates  -  BCS CISMP (4 days) 14/5/2018 to 17/5/2018

"Great facilities and thoughtful staff. "

Anonymous  -  BCS CISMP (4 days) 14/5/2018 to 17/5/2018

"Found the course very useful to gain insight into the challenges developing solutions across multiple Dev teams both in the UK and off-shore. Using Dynamics 365 Online will allow ICAEW to deploy solutions across multiple platforms including mobile and tablet without needing to continue developing our dedicated iOS or Android aps. "

Tim Greaves, ICAEW  -  Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) 14/5/2018 to 17/5/2018

"As a complete novice to this area , the training as comprehensive and the instructor made it easy to understand. "

Clare Anderson, Trust in Learning (Academies)  -  Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) 9/5/2018 to 11/5/2018

"The instructor, facilities and materials were excellent. "

Anonymous  -  Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) 9/5/2018 to 11/5/2018

"Excellent location and facilities, the instructor's teaching was very engaging even though the class included both inexperienced and experienced developers. Despite coming in with experience I feel I am leaving with more; I will look forward to my next course here at Firebrand."

Thomas Mynott, Transport for London  -  App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) 10/5/2018 to 11/5/2018

"The course was really informative and has given me a lot of insight for me to go back and continue on doing independent work myself."

Jamil Stewart, ISAAC Intelligence  -  App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) 10/5/2018 to 11/5/2018

"Great experience and learned quite a bit. What I did already know was also reinforced."

Reuben Phillips , Transport for London  -  Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) 10/5/2018 to 11/5/2018

"Training - intense but we had a knowledgeable trainer and a lot of time for questions if required Accommodation - personally, I find excellent and the food is very welcome after a long day Staff - all staff are very helpful and on hand for any concerns/queries. Instructor - excellent and although the course was accelerated, he applied knowledge well and had a lot of time for candidates whether groups or face to face. "

Dod Frieslick, Firebrand Training  -  Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) 10/5/2018 to 11/5/2018

"I feel that although the learning was quick paced, there was sufficient time and materials or extra online resources given to self study in areas of knowledge that I needed more development in."

Venessa Cox, Firebrand  -  Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) 10/5/2018 to 11/5/2018

"Good environment to work in, but be prepared to work hard when you get here."

Mark Stevens, JEM Solutions IT Ltd.  -  Cisco CCNA Security (IINS) (4 days) 8/5/2018 to 11/5/2018

"Firebrands accelerated learning courses are great. They are intense and very thorough - but for a lot of people that's exactly what you need, in order to minimize the time away from work/family and cover all the content required as fast as possible. I highly recommend pre-reading & revising the syllabus before attending if you intend to sit the exam. Staff are friendly & the centre is lovely to stay at, would recommend 100%"

Ben Griffiths, Jolly IT Solutions  -  CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) 9/5/2018 to 11/5/2018

"Firebrand manage to compress long term training into a very short time and do it effectively. The quality and subject knowledge of the training staff is the main reason for this."

Lee Farrow, PX Limited  -  Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) 16/4/2018 to 22/4/2018

"Fantastic facilities, well structured course topped off by engaging and charismatic instructor. Whole package is what beats the competitor."

Anonymous  -  (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) 30/4/2018 to 5/5/2018

"Really enjoyable experience with the instructor and the CISSP course. The breadth of knowledge, and life experience the instructor has shines through in his delivery and makes for a (mostly) fun, and very interesting course. It has certainly increased my desire and determination to gain the CISSP qualification."

Hemant Mistry  -  (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) 30/4/2018 to 5/5/2018

"Despite the huge range of topics to take in, the instructor delivered the course in a lively and interesting manner, with great "Real-Life" associations. Not being and IT-Tech-y, I was slightly concerned before the course, but this should not put anyone off doing the course!"

Mark Hempton, International Nuclear Services  -  (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) 30/4/2018 to 5/5/2018

"This is my first experience with Firebrand and I was impressed by the quality of the organization and delivery of the training. "

Anonymous  -  (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) 30/4/2018 to 5/5/2018

"A very big course packed into quite a long and hard week, but a well structured course reinforced important points and principals throughout. "

Anonymous  -  (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) 30/4/2018 to 5/5/2018

"Training, Food and accommodation all in one location makes a difficult course easier to take in - the usual personal admin factor is taken away. The staff and instructors are great and the course content (for CISSP in my case) was delivered very well and in a logical way."

Roy Organ, MOD  -  (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) 30/4/2018 to 5/5/2018

"This was my first Firebrand course, I found it intense but very rewarding when I successfully passed at the end of the week. "

Richard Matthew, Lloyds Banking Group  -  EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) 30/4/2018 to 4/5/2018

"Fantastic training, very long hours but worth it in the end. Will be booking my next course here."

Ian Lindley, Innogy Business Services  -  EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) 30/4/2018 to 4/5/2018

"Extremely good knowledgeable trainer, good course great location to the hotel. I feel like I have learnt a lot in the 5 days that I have been here ."

Mark Ben Langley, NMI metrology and gaming   -  EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) 30/3/2018 to 3/4/2018

"Our instructor is incredible, cant say I've ever learned more on a course. We covered the course material but he added real life experience for pen testing which is invaluable. He is great at motivating people."

A.M  -  EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) 30/4/2018 to 4/5/2018

"Fantastic course delivered by a true expert."

Andrew Starr, OpenIP Ltd  -  EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) 30/4/2018 to 4/5/2018

"As the first external training by the company, i can report back and give some very positive feedback :-)"

Steven Davies, S-Connect  -  EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) 30/3/2018 to 3/4/2018

"Great learning experience. Definitely improves your chances of passing versus doing it alone. Really helps to have an industry expert for feedback and to solidify the concepts."

Matt Eisengruber, Dynatrace  -  Microsoft Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (4 days) 24/4/2018 to 27/4/2018

"Had a Legend of an instructor, who made the whole thing interesting!"

Akmil Matloob , MySelf  -  Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform & MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (10 days) 21/4/2018 to 30/4/2018

"The instructor was great with questions and I feel completely prepared for the exam at twice the speed."

Gary Spencer, Na   -  Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) 28/4/2018 to 30/4/2018

"Amazing instructor, very passionate and knows his field and more!"

David Baldry, Dynatrace  -  Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) 28/4/2018 to 30/4/2018

"Great facilities to study, a lot easier to concentrate with food, bed and drinks right around the corner."

Peter Van Ginkel, VWPFS  -  Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) 19/4/2018 to 29/4/2018

"Totally brutal but completely do-able."

Dominic Hogg, Brightsolid  -  Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) 19/4/2018 to 29/4/2018

"I attended the MCSA Server 2016 course with the view of taking the exams to gain the qualification, which would be my second MCSA at Firebrand. I feel I have the resources and knowledge to attain this soon, thanks to the course."

Mason Goddard, Redriff Primary  -  Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) 19/4/2018 to 29/4/2018

"While I have failed this exam, I am satisfied I gained a lot of information. This is the best option for those who cant fined the quietness to study at home."

A.N.L.  -  Microsoft Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (4 days) 24/4/2018 to 27/4/2018

"If you're wanting to get qualified on a certain subject without taking too much time out of work - Firebrand is for you!"

Beth Leister, Lloyds  -  AXELOS MSP® Foundation, Practitioner & Advanced Practitioner (5 days) 23/4/2018 to 27/4/2018

"Really great experience in learning key concepts of the cloud and Azure."

Darren Mayes, Adecco  -  Microsoft Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (4 days) 24/4/2018 to 27/4/2018

"Fast paced, informative, theory related to practice. Excellent starting point as I step out into the new world of DPOs!"

Denise Luke, Sole Trader  -  Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) 23/4/2018 to 25/4/2018

"Staying at the training centre was great. The 16 delegates all had supper and chatted about the GDPR and many other things. It was great. The trainers were brilliant and the CDPO course was so enjoyable despite its intensity. "

Claudia Nel  -  Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) 23/4/2018 to 25/4/2018

"This is the best way to fast learn a new subject. Completely immersive with no distractions. Would highly recommend Firebrand to all those wanting to get up and running as quickly as possible."

A.B.  -  AXELOS MSP® Foundation, Practitioner & Advanced Practitioner (5 days) 23/4/2018 to 27/4/2018

"As usual, its been a great place to learn and (re-)certify... everything's organised for us, all we need to do is learn. The course is presented with the right focus on the points that matter and plenty of time given for hands-on practical labs to fully understand the topics. And - we even had sunshine this week!"

Steven Tremayne, Honeywell  -  Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) 16/4/2018 to 22/4/2018

"Firebrands accelerated A+ course really will get you certified in just 4 days. Great instructor, great training with a group of focused professionals."

Anonymous  -  CompTIA A+ (4 days) 21/4/2018 to 24/4/2018

"A supporting and easy going instructor with a fun and interactive lab environment. Ideal for someone who wants to begin a career in cyber security."

Roman Hill  -  ISACA CSX Practitioner Level 2: Detection (3 days) 24/4/2018 to 26/4/2018

"I would recommend a course at firebrand. It is learning in a friendly environment and quite easy to follow. The instructor was happy to retrace anything I didnt understand."

Mark Clarke, unemployed  -  CompTIA A+ (4 days) 21/4/2018 to 24/4/2018

"My knowledge of hardware and the internet has increased exponentially over the short period I have had here. The course is hard work with long days and I would recommend doing some pre-reading. However, it is a good route to gaining skills and certification."

M.S.  -  CompTIA A+ (4 days) 21/4/2018 to 24/4/2018

"Came into this training with very little knowledge and am now leaving with more than I could have imagined in such a short time."

K.K., USAF  -  CompTIA A+ (4 days) 21/4/2018 to 24/4/2018

"This course is very good and really gives in depth Azure knowledge."

G.B., Rikitita Solutions Ltd  -  Microsoft Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (3 days) 21/4/2018 to 23/4/2018

"Despite the exhausting days, I think this intensive course is better than spreading it out over 2 months. The Firebrand trainer was very professional. "

Regin Jørgensen, Zitcom A/S  -  Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) 16/4/2018 to 22/4/2018

"Training as usual was very good, instructor was very knowledgeable of the subject matter "

Anonymous  -  Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) 16/4/2018 to 22/4/2018

"Great course, very fast pace and hard work but worth it. Very knowledgeable instructor. "

Scott Rose, Oxford University  -  Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) 16/4/2018 to 22/4/2018

"6 days was a tough grind, but the instructor was excellent and you really get to immerse yourself. A notoriously difficult certification achieved in 6 days!"

T.N.  -  Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand training for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and Professional certification (6 days) 16/4/2018 to 21/4/2018

"A difficult subject that is taught as thoroughly as possible within the time-frame, giving every opportunity to gain the certificate."

Anonymous  -  Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand's training for AWS's Certified Solutions Architect – Professional certification (3 days) 19/4/2018 to 21/4/2018

"I'm here for the AWS Solutions Architect Professional 6 day course and I'm currently getting ready for the Professional exam. The course is well structured and Firebrand create a good environment for learning. The instructor demonstrates a wide range of knowledge across different technologies and makes himself available for any further queries. Pass or fail, I've learnt a lot about AWS over the past week."

Anonymous  -  Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand training for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and Professional certification (6 days) 16/4/2018 to 21/4/2018

"Great experience, training is very good. Would recommend Firebrand to others."

Anonymous  -  Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand's training for AWS's Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification (3 days) 12/2/2018 to 14/2/2018

"A great way to get into the mindset of learning and (hopefully) passing the exam!"

Richard Bignell, Travis Perkins  -  Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand's training for AWS's Certified Solutions Architect – Professional certification (3 days) 19/4/2018 to 21/4/2018

"Very good trainer - very knowledgeable and experienced. Maintained my interest throughout the course. Good mix of attendees from various backgrounds, too. "

Craig Jameson, HM Passport Office  -  ISO 27001 Lead Auditor (3 days) 18/4/2018 to 20/4/2018

"This has been a really enjoyable experience."

Daniel Baines, Fluid(EM) Ltd  -  Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) 16/4/2018 to 19/4/2018

"The instructor's delivery of the course material was excellent and the staff on site were very helpful. "

Ryan Osborne, Cumbria Partnership NHS FT  -  Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) 16/4/2018 to 19/4/2018

"I was never convinced intense courses are the path for learning but in this world of evolving demands on life - it suited my requirement. It has given me a great insight into AWS and I have for-filled my needs to understand the AWS position in the cloud much better. I look forward to planning my next course with FireBrand."

A.R.  -  Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand's training for AWS's Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification (3 days) 16/4/2018 to 18/4/2018

"Overall the experience was really worth it. The days might seem long at first but with good instructors, it helps the day become a lot easier and fun. "

William Mcarthur, Lloyds Bank  -  Software Testing Introduction to DevOps (2 days) 16/4/2018 to 17/4/2018

"Thorough and clear introduction to DevOps concepts, examples, and both specific and general methods for possible implementations within an organisation."

E.W.  -  Software Testing Introduction to DevOps (2 days) 16/4/2018 to 17/4/2018

"The course was very well presented. The instructor took the class at the speed of the class instead of trying to rush through everything. He was always willing to stay late and offer support on any areas required. Great course and great tutor."

Rhys Jupp, Hilton Foods UK  -  Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) 9/4/2018 to 14/4/2018

"Training was a nice mix of theory and practical in the form of labs, instructor humorous but very knowledgeable making the experience more enjoyable with plenty of resources available. "

S.C.  -  Microsoft Windows 10 (6 days) 9/4/2018 to 14/4/2018

"Great experience, intense at time but worth it. Enjoyed all the hands on experience "

Enda Dorrian, NS + I  -  EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) 9/4/2018 to 13/4/2018

"The training and facilities provided by the team at Firebrand has been fantastic. The trainer was fully informed on the topic, brought the material to life with real world examples which ultimately made a very interesting course. "

Anonymous  -  (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (5 days) 9/4/2018 to 13/4/2018

"The instructor goes over and beyond with with his students whatever there skill set is. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate. His energy has rubbed off on me and makes me want to continue studying."

N.B., NDBIT  -  Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) 9/4/2018 to 13/4/2018

"Firebrand provides fast track IT education paired with high skilled teachers with real life experience in the areas they teach. This gives another dimension to the courses substance and validity. Highly recommended if you are looking at expanding your knowledge and career possibilities."

Anton Viberg, Enzure AB  -  Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) 9/4/2018 to 13/4/2018

"Firebrand Training fulfilled my expectations and then some. "

Anonymous  -  EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) 9/4/2018 to 13/4/2018

"It's always amazing how quickly you can learn something with Firebrand"

Ian Jeffs, Mirka (UK) Ltd  -  AXELOS PRINCE2® 2017 - Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) 9/4/2018 to 11/4/2018

"Very intensive course, so be prepared to work hard. It's a great way of achieving results quickly!"

Sara Honey, Anient Ltd  -  AXELOS PRINCE2® 2017 - Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) 9/4/2018 to 11/4/2018

"I am here to resit my practitioner exam. The whole experience and level of detailed explanation has been excellent, which has given me a clearer understanding. "

Sarah Williams, Hartmann  -  AXELOS PRINCE2® 2017 - Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) 9/4/2018 to 11/4/2018

"I would highly recommend training for PRINCE2 with Firebrand. I have gone from having no knowledge of project management to feeling confident in my understanding. "

Anonymous  -  AXELOS PRINCE2® 2017 - Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) 9/4/2018 to 11/4/2018

"Very informative and concise. Fast learning."

Anonymous  -  CIW Internet Business Associate (2 days) 9/4/2018 to 10/4/2018

"The instructor was hilarious, yet very competent. He went through the course at a relaxed pace, didn't mind expanding on subjects that the class wanted more information and gave us working examples on the materials covered and how they relate in real life. Easily the best trainer I have experienced so far. "

L.H.  -  CIW Internet Business Associate (2 days) 9/4/2018 to 10/4/2018