Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Firebrand in the Nordics

Firebrand Training Nordics, named Microsoft Learning Partner of the Year in 2010, offers accelerated training and certification from vendors including: (ISC)2, EC-Council, CompTIA, Oracle and Microsoft. Frank Højgaard, Managing director, explains the success of the company in an interview with IT Europa:

“Firebrand’s rapid growth has been based on the Nordics’desire for IT certification, and the need to gain it quickly. We’re seeing a real hunger for IT training, despite these testing economic times. As the economy begins to grow – and the organisations begin to hire – an IT skills shortage is developing. Despite the recession, technology has continued to develop; this means that organisations are now playing catch-up, and ensuring that their employees’ skills are up-to-date.”

Integration of knowledge in the IT sector has become a need for many experts, as Frank highlights: “business process experts are becoming more attractive – but more so ‘cross-technical experts’. It’s not now not enough to be an expert in only one field, you need to understand its integration into related technical areas (e.g. ERP experts also need to be familiar with the technical platform in terms of Enterprise Portal,SQL Server, etc.).”