Wednesday, 30 August 2017

PECB UK Reseller of the Year 2017 won by Firebrand Training

Firebrand Wins PECB UK Reseller of the Year

Firebrand is proud to have been recognised as the PECB UK Reseller of the Year 2017. The award recognises Firebrand as a training provider that has outperformed its peers and provided excellent customer satisfaction.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

10 Tips to Pass Microsoft’s MCSA 70-741 Exam

MCSA 70-741 Exam Tips

Microsoft’s 70-741 exam: Networking with Windows Server 2016 is the second of three exams you must pass to achieve the MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Ditch the Degree: 6 Unlikely IT Careers That Don’t Require University

Ditch The Degree
You don’t need a university degree to achieve a career in IT. In fact, with the rise of IT apprenticeships, university might not be the best way for you to get a high-powered career in technology.

Whether you received the results you wanted or not, university isn’t the only option. An IT apprenticeship will get you into work with top employers and give you the qualifications you need faster than university.

You might be surprised what careers are available to you with an IT apprenticeship. Here are 6 eye opening IT careers that don’t require a university degree.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Top 10 TOGAF® Resources You Don’t Need to Pay For

Achieving the TOGAF® certification proves you’re among the top enterprise architects. Demand is soaring for TOGAF®; the average salary for a certified TOGAF professional is £70,000 (according to data from ITJobsWatch).

Before you enter the enterprise architecture elite, you’ll need to pass two tough TOGAF exams – Level 1: TOGAF 9 Foundation and Level 2: TOGAF 9 Certified. These exams are challenging and TOGAF revision is essential.

Luckily, there are ways to prepare for your exam with TOGAF resources that won’t cost you a penny. This is a list of the top 10 TOGAF resources you don't have to pay for:

  • The Open Arch - TOGAF Exam simulator
  • Orbus Software - TOGAF 9 in pictures
  • Orbus Software - TOGAF Distilled
  • TOGAF 9 Multiple Choice Questions - Chris Eaton
  • TOGAF 9 Multiple Choice Questions - Udayan Banerjee
  • Official TOGAF courseware
  • Official TOGAF Reference Cards
  • Enterprise Architecture for Dummies
  • TOGAF 9.1 Quick Start Guide for IT Enterprise Architects
  • Frequently Asked Questions about TOGAF

From exam simulators to eBooks, make the most of these free resources and you’ll be in a better position to pass your TOGAF 9.1 exam first time. 

Friday, 4 August 2017

10 CompTIA A+ Revision Resources To Pass First Time

A+ Certification Revision Resources

The CompTIA A+ certification is widely regarded as an essential starting point for a career in IT and over one million IT professionals around the world have achieved it.

Developed by CompTIA, the A+ is supported by major corporations - Dell, HP and Lenovo require their service technicians to be A+ certified and it’s even supported by government branches like the US Department of Defence.

But to achieve this cornerstone certification, you’ll need to pass two challenging exams: CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902. Even if you are an experienced professional, it’s still worth undertaking CompTIA A+ revision before you sit your exam. If you’re new to IT, studying is essential.

To make sure you pass your exam first time, we’ve collected a list 10 CompTIA A+ revision resources:

  • Professor Messer
  • PC Technician – Free A+ Practice Tests
  • CompTIA A+ Complete Review Guide
  • ProProfs Study Resources
  • Firebrand Learn
  • A+ Certification All-In-One For Dummies
  • Official CompTIA A+ Practice Exams
  • Official Free CompTIA A+ Sample Questions
  • RM Roberts Study Guides and Practice Tests
  • TechExams CompTIA A+ forums

Reads on for a comprehensive list of the 10 CompTIA A+ revision resources you need to achieve a first time pass.

Onsite ISACA exams now included on accelerated Firebrand courses

Onsite ISACA Exams

Firebrand’s ISACA courses are getting accelerated, again. From 1 August 2017, you’ll be able to sit your official ISACA exam onsite on these courses:

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) – 4 days
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) – 4 days
  • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) – 3 days
  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) – 3 days

And with Firebrand’s Certification Guarantee, if you don’t pass your ISACA exam first time you’ll be able to train again for free.