Wednesday, 29 June 2011

A Growing Need for IT Certification

The field of IT is forever growing. A report in Certification Magazine has revealed that 48% of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) find it challenging to find skilled IT professionals.

Network administration skills remain those in greatest demand, cited by 68 percent of CIOs. Certified Desktop Support Technicians ranked second, with 66 percent of the response.

The future of IT is looking bright, with 87% of CIOs confident that their company will grow in the third quarter of 2011.

What is Six Sigma?

Firebrand - Six Sigma infograph
Six Sigma is a business management strategy, it provides proved quality management methods, which go from business and cost-benefit analysis, thought-process mapping customer surveys, to control charts and regression analysis. The difference with other business management models lies in the emphasis that Six Sigma puts on measurements, as the starting point of culture change and decision making processes.


Briefly, if measurements are the road signs of your business management plan, Six Sigma provides you the map for decision-making. This method has met a great success and it is now one of the most used by all-sized organizations. The demand of Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt certifications has increased dramatically at Firebrand Training and we recently released a combined Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt to get both the certifications in 10 days.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Courses in IT Security

84% of European companies have experienced security issues in the last year, according to a survey by Juniper Networks. Courses in IT Security is a hot topic: CISSP, CISA, CEH, Security+. Hacktivism is getting increasingly popular; Business and government organizations are urged to take action against the virtual criminals and this is why IT Security is one of the top in-demand IT skills for employers.


The lack of professionals to cover security jobs in London drives companies to consider investments in IT training for their staff. There are several courses in IT security available on the market to address external threads. Firebrand Training partners, EC-Council, CompTIA, (ISC)2, ISACA and Cisco offer different solution to secure activities from hackers.

It is important to consider the prerequisites to enrol for an IT Security course. For example, CISSP certification requires 5 years of experience in IT Security while to attend a CEH certification a strong understanding of TCP/IP is demanded. Which information security training does suit you and your organization the most? Answer this question before choosing your IT training solution.

Ref: Computing.co.uk, "84 per cent of UK firms suffered security breach last year", 23/06/2011


Friday, 3 June 2011

MD just booked on the
Microsoft What's New - Technical in Dynamics AX
2012 for Development on the 15/7/2011 to 16/7/2011