Friday, 13 September 2013

Firebrand reveals winner of Free Training for Life


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Back in March, we launched our Free Training For Life competition. The prize was unlimited access to our entire portfolio of training courses, for life. 

Seven months and over 18,000 entries later, the time has come. We are happy to announce our winner, who maybe one day will set the World Record for being the most qualified person ever? 

And the winner is…

Congratulations to Mr Joseph Guthrie!

Joseph is an End-User Support Executive at The Cloud, based in St Albans. From now on he’ll be able to attend as many free Firebrand training courses and exams as he wants, for the rest of his life. 


In the following short interview Joseph speaks about his feelings, as well as his future plans, as the winner of every course imaginable.

Firebrand: How did you react to the news?

Joseph: “I couldn't believe I won Free Training For Life. It took me all weekend to finally process. It was a mixture of elation, excitement and disbelief. Once I settled down and grasped the magnitude of what I’d won it was nothing but excitement and anticipation.”

Firebrand: What does winning FTFL mean to you?

Joseph: “I see myself at director level, in about 10 years. Firebrand has given me a great opportunity to make this come true. The rest is up to me.”

Firebrand: What’s the first course you plan to attend and why?

Joseph: “The first course I’m planning to attend is the Certified Ethical Hacker course. It is something I have always wanted to do. The best analogy to hacking is Star Wars. There is the light side of the force, and the dark side of the force. Ethical hacking is the light side and that’s where I want to be.”

CEO Robert Chapman said “Free Training For Life stormed across Europe with over 18,000 entries, from 24 countries. We’re amazed at its popularity, and it showed the hunger for learning across Europe. We’re looking forward to seeing Joseph become a regular at our training centres. How many certifications can he get in the next year? That’s up to him – the doors to Firebrand are open.”

Be sure to check back for updates on Joseph’s progress.

About the Author:       
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry.