Friday, 13 April 2018

Firebrand wins Digital Apprenticeship Provider of the Year at inaugural annual AAC Awards



Firebrand Training have been named Digital Apprenticeship Provider of the Year 2018 at the first AAC Apprenticeship Awards, recognising Firebrand’s instrumental work in bringing Digital Apprenticeships to the forefront of the UK economy.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Firebrand announce the fifth winner of Free Training For Life


Our fifth Free Training For Life competition has come to a close. We’re now pleased to announce the lucky winner of the 2017/18 Free Training For Life competition!

Meet Dean

Say hello to Dean Blake, an experienced project manager at Barclays, and this year’s Free Training For Life winner.

Dean has won this prize of a lifetime, gaining unrestricted access to a portfolio of over 600 accelerated, world-class training courses from the industry-leading vendors including Microsoft, EC-Council, CompTIA, ISACA, Cisco, The Open Group, AXELOS and many more.

Here’s what Dean has to say about winning:

Honestly I could not believe it at first! I thought the call was intended for someone else - it took a few moments to realise it was for real!" 

"The benefits [of winning Free Training For Life], both tangible and intangible are huge - industry certifications, networking with in the IT community; and this opportunity for leading-edge training is really a massive enabler for my professional development & career."


Friday, 16 March 2018

What's new in the CEH v10? (Certified Ethical Hacker Certification)

CEH v10 announced, ethical hacking course


EC-Council has announced the CEH v10 – the tenth edition of the popular Certified Ethical Hacker certification.

Monday, 5 March 2018

GDPR Essentials - Quick Wins, Tools & Compliance

As the May 25th deadline moves closer, it’s vital that your business is ready to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Benefits of The Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Certification

Benefits of CEH certification, CEH benefits

Last year popular technology news website, Beta News, discussed how ethical hacking roles were among the best in cyber security. The article referenced one of the most popular penetration testing certifications on the market, the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

What are CompTIA Stackable Certifications?

What are CompTIA Stackable Certifications?


CompTIA Stackable Certifications launched in early 2018 and recognise professionals that have achieved multiple CompTIA certifications.

Monday, 19 February 2018

How Apprentices are Protecting the World’s Largest Broadcaster from Cyber Crime [Case study]


With common threats to broadcasting companies including piracy and broadcast signal intrusion, as well as personal information hacking and ransomware, the BBC is protecting its staff and audience from cyber-attacks through accelerated learning
As part of its plan to protect against cyber-attacks, the BBC is choosing to upskill and grow its cyber security skills through apprenticeships.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Firebrand shortlisted for Digital Apprenticeship Provider of the Year 2018




As part of the Inaugural AAC Apprenticeship Awards, Firebrand Training has been shortlisted for the Digital Apprenticeship Provider of the Year.


Friday, 2 February 2018

PenTest+ Your Guide to CompTIA's New Penetration Testing Certification

Pentest+ Penetration Testing Certification Guide

This summer, CompTIA will introduce the PenTest+ certification, a new intermediate level cyber security qualification and exam to complement their existing security portfolio.

Friday, 26 January 2018

10 Best Entry-Level IT Certifications to Launch Your Career in 2018

10 Best Entry level IT certifications for 2018

Getting certified is a proven way to advance your career in the IT industry. Whether you’ve recently finished an IT apprenticeship, are a university graduate or completely new to IT, a certification will prove your skills to managers and employers. But with thousands of certifications on the market, which should you achieve?

Monday, 15 January 2018

The 5 Best CCNA Books for Exam Revision in 2018

Best CCNA Certification Books


[Updated: This list of the best CCNA books was updated for 2018]

The CCNA is a challenging certification and a rite of passage for thousands of networking professionals across the globe. Achieve the CCNA certification and you’ll be on track for a rewarding career in networking and a £40,000 salary (ITJobsWatch).

The CCNA certification also qualifies you for advanced Cisco Career Certifications, like the CCNP: Routing and Switching. These certifications will further prove your skills and help you to achieve some of the top roles in networking.

To get the CCNA: Routing and Switching certification, you’ll need to pass two exams:

  • Exam 100-105 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 v3.0 (ICND1)
  • Exam 200-105 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 v3.0 (ICND2)

And whether you’re a networking professional or a newbie, revision is essential to pass these exams. To help you pass your CCNA exam first time, we’ve compiled a list of the best CCNA books for 2018:

  • Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching 200-125 Official Cert Guide Library (2016)
  • 101 Labs for the Cisco CCNA Exam: Exam - 200-125 and 100-105
  • CCNA Routing and Switching Complete Study Guide
  • CCNA Routing and Switching Portable Command Guide
  • 31 Days Before Your CCNA Routing & Switching Exam

Read on for an in-depth review of the top 5 best CCNA books for exam revision, chosen by Firebrand Training.

The 5 Best CEH Certification Books For 2018


CEH Certification Books


Updated: this article was updated for 2018

Cyber attacks are now among the top threats to businesses and consumers globally. Businesses need professionals with the CEH certification, but achieving this hacking qualification requires skill and determination.

Friday, 5 January 2018

Meet the apprentice fighting cybercrime at the BBC




The BBC and its 120-strong IT workforce has, for the first time, enrolled new recruits like Abraham Gordon, Cyber Security Analyst, onto Firebrand’s apprenticeship programmes to ensure they are protecting themselves against cyber-crime fast.