Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Firebrand instructor, Dave Petts, wins Cisco Instructor Excellence Award 2017

Cisco Instructor Excellence Award

Firebrand’s expert instructor, Dave Petts, was recently acknowledged as among the top 25% of Cisco instructor’s in the world. Upon winning the Cisco Instructor Excellence Award, Dave was recognised for providing the highest quality of Cisco training for Firebrand. This marks the fifth time Dave has received the award.

What is the Cisco Instructor Excellence Award?


The Cisco Instructor Excellence Award recognises Certified Cisco Systems Instructors (CCSIs) that demonstrate the top overall performance and student satisfaction, as measured through regular customer surveys taken in 2016.

A real-life Firebrand


As an expert Firebrand instructor, Dave holds 30 certifications and is certified to teach 29 different courses across Cisco technologies and more – including accelerated CCNA and CCNP Routing and Switching courses.

Upon receiving the award, Dave Petts said:

“It’s great to be recognised by a major vendor like Cisco. This award validates the commitment that Firebrand Training shows for producing quality and immersive training for their students.

“I’ve personally delivered hundreds of accelerated courses and the support provided by Firebrand has allowed me to teach at my best.”

Upon learning of Dave’s win, Robert Chapman, co-founder of Firebrand Training, said:

“I’m delighted to hear of Dave’s success this year at the Cisco Instructor Excellence Awards. His commitment reflects our ethos to deliver the highest quality of training in the fastest time possible. We’re immensely proud to count Dave among our team of dedicated instructors. A real-life Firebrand.”

Firebrand is an official provider of accelerated Cisco training, including CCNA Cloud, CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNA Security, CCNP Routing and Switching and more.

Since launching in 2001, Firebrand has trained over 65,000 students across the globe with the help of our dedicated and committed instructors.