Showing posts with label Competition. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Competition. Show all posts

Monday, 23 March 2015

Win Free Training for Life with Firebrand


 Free Training for Life

Firebrand is again giving one person free accelerated training for the rest of their life. This time it could be you.

The prize is worth more than £1million - considering the value of our all-inclusive courses and your potential future earnings.


Which courses are covered?


Join previous winners Mario Henkel and Joseph Guthrie who can now take every Firebrand course for free. You’ll get all of our Microsoft courses; from MCSA to MCSE, and Windows Server to Dynamics and SQL. Our other partners, including Cisco, Oracle and CompTIA, are covered too.

Project manager? PRINCE2 and PMP could be yours for free. Or if you're responsible for IT security, you could take any of our EC-Council and (ISC)2 courses.


How to win Free Training For Life


The competition is a raffle. One person will be picked at random, and they'll win Free Training For Life. It takes just two seconds to enter online.


 Win Free Training for Life

Increase your chance of winning. After entering you'll get a unique URL, which you can share with your colleagues and anyone else who’d be interested in Free Training For Life. Each extra entry via your unique URL counts as another 10 for you in the draw.

What it's like to win Free Training for Life


Listen to Joseph Guthrie, as he talks about what it was like to win Free Training for Life and his future aspirations.




Full terms and conditions can be found at: www.firebrandtraining.co.uk/ftfl

Author Profile

As part of Firebrand's global marketing team, Edward actively works to serve the IT community with news, reviews and technical how to guides. Working in the Industry for almost 3 years, Edward has a wide variety of experience with Microsoft Technologies including SharePoint, Windows Server and Exchange Server. Edward is an active member of the IT community contributing to a variety of tech publications including Microsoft TechNet, Channel Pro and PC Advisor.


Friday, 5 December 2014

Have your say in the Contractor UK Reader Awards 2014


(Image Credit - Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net)
After winning the sixth Accredited Training Centre of the Year award from EC Council and being named in the Top 20 IT Training companies for the fifth year running, Firebrand are in the running for yet another award. This time nominated for “Best Training Provider” in the Contractor UK Reader Awards 2014.

Set up by Contractor UK, home of the UK’s IT contracting community since 1999, the eighth annual Reader Awards are an opportunity for Contractors to recognise excellence in the IT contracting community.

Have your say by casting your vote in 9 separate categories including:
  • Best Recruitment Agency
  • Best Contractor Accountant
  • Best Umbrella Company
  • Best Client
  • Best Jobsite
  • Best Training Provider
  • Best Forum Adviser
  • Forum Personality of the Year
  • Most Entertaining Forum Thread

So if you think Firebrand deserve your vote for Best Training Provider in 2014, head there and vote now.

Guidance for voting:
  • You can only vote once
  • Ensure your nomination is spelled correctly
  • All votes must be cast no later than Midnight, Friday December 19th 2014

A ContractorUK spokesman reflected: “Our Reader Awards are the only annual awards decided by the contract IT marketplace, which was even busier in 2014 than it was in 2013, so we expect voting to come down to the wire.”

Check back in January when the Winners will be announced.


Author Bio

As part of Firebrand's global marketing team, Edward actively works to serve the IT community with news, reviews and technical how to guides. Working in the Industry for almost 3 years, Edward has a wide variety of experience with Microsoft Technologies including SharePoint, Windows Server and Exchange Server. Edward is an active member of the IT community contributing to a variety of tech publications including Microsoft TechNet, Channel Pro and PC Advisor.

Monday, 18 August 2014

10 simple steps to improve your chances of winning Free Training for Life

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With less than a month till the end of our Free Training for Life competition, time is running out to increase your chances of winning.

For the unfamiliar among you, Free Training for Life gives you the chance to get every certification you've ever wanted. For free!

One lucky winner will gain access to all of our training courses for free, for life. Chose from more than 165 courses from the likes of Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA and EC Council to name a few. 

The prize, if used to it's full potential, is estimated to be worth more than £1 million

If you haven't entered yet, head to our Free Training for Life entry page and fill out the form. You'll then be given a unique sharing link, which you can spread across the world. Anyone who enters using your link will then earn you one extra ticket to the lottery.

To help you out we have compiled 10 simple ways in which you can earn extra tickets using your unique sharing code. But hurry as there is less than month to go as the competition closes on Sunday 14th September 2014 at 23:59 GMT.

So here they are:

  1. Share your unique sharing link on your LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or even Google+ profile
  2. Follow +Firebrand Training UK on Google+ to find elaborate ways to earn more tickets in the coming weeks
  3. Email your work colleagues with your sharing link telling them about the competition.
  4. Scour your LinkedIn contacts to find those working in IT careers and message them about the competition
  5. If you have a blog, write a post about the competition and what course you want to do.
  6. Follow @beafirebrand on Twitter and keep your eyes peeled. There will be several ways to earn more entries in the coming weeks.
  7. If you are an active member of a IT forum like TechNet or CertForums, you could share the competition with people on there.
  8. Add your sharing link in the signature of your email. Every time someone reads an email from you they will have the chance to see and enter the competition
  9. Head to Firebrand and sign up for our latest news and offers including exclusive opportunities to earn more tickets
  10. Comment on this post and tell me which courses you'd do and why. The best response will earn an extra 50 tickets. (don't forget to include your unique sharing link)
Searching for inspiration for numero 10? This is what last years winner had to say about which course he would do first and why.


So what are you waiting for?

About the Author

As part of Firebrand's global marketing team, Edward actively works to serve the IT community with news, reviews and technical how to guides. Working in the industry for almost 3 years, Edward has a wide variety of experience with Microsoft Technologies including SharePoint, Windows Server and Exchange Server. Edward is an active member of the IT community contributing to a variety of tech publications including Microsoft TechNet, Channel Pro and PC Advisor.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Win free training for the rest of your life

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Firebrand is re-launching its Free Training for Life competition, giving another opportunity for one lucky person to be trained for life. Following in the footsteps of last year's winner, Joseph Guthrie, the winner could gain a prize estimated to be worth more than £1 million!

Which courses are covered?

The winner will gain access to all of Firebrand's 165+ courses. We are official learning partners with leading vendors including Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA, EC-Council and (ISC)2, amongst others.

Whether you're in security looking at one of the world renowned CISSP or Certified Ethical Hacking certifications. Working as a Project Manager, looking to reinforce those skills with a PRINCE2 or PMP certification. Or maybe you're a techie working with Microsoft and Cisco technologies, looking to take CCNA or one of many MCSE certification tracks. Either way, we have a course for you.

The competition is open to anyone over the age of 16, living in the European countries where Firebrand operates: UK; DACH (Germany, Switzerland, Austria); Nordics (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland); and Benelux (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg). 

Enter by clicking the big red button below (don't worry, nothing will blow up....we think)
Free Training For Life - Firebrand Training

How to increase your chances of winning!

Once you've completed the entry form, you will be given a unique URL which you can share with your many friends and followers. Each time someone enters using your URL, you will gain an extra entry to the draw. So if 10 people enter that's 10 extra entries, if a 100 people enter, that's a 100 extra entries, and if 1000 people enter.....I think you get the picture.

So what are you waiting for, email your friends, put it on social media or maybe even put it on your blog if you have one.

The closing date for entries is Sunday 14th September 2014; and the winner will be announced at 13:00 GMT, Tuesday 30th September 2014.

For full terms and conditions, click here: www.firebrandtraining.co.uk/ftfl

Here's what last years winner had to say


So what are you waiting for?

About the Author

As part of Firebrand's global marketing team, Edward actively works to serve the IT community with news, reviews and technical how to guides. Working in the Industry for almost 3 years years, Edward has a wide variety of experience with Microsoft Technologies including SharePoint and Windows Server and Exchange Server. Edward is an active member of the IT community contributing to a variety of tech publications including Microsoft TechNet, Channel Pro and PC Advisor among others.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Win £500 Amazon vouchers or a weekend away for two with Microsoft



Microsoft Learning UK is launching the Certify UK incentive to keep you informed about the developments in Microsoft certifications.  It applies to all UK students who are sitting and passing Microsoft Exams.

The Certify UK programme is designed to incentivise and keep MCP’s informed about the developments in Microsoft certifications.

By passing any MCP exam during the months of March, April or May 2013 you’ll be able to enter a prize draw to win one of the fantastic prizes below. Also, if you pass another exam in a later qualifying month, you can enter again!

·         UK weekend away for two (two nights in a 5* hotel, including dinner and prepaid cards)
·         £500 Amazon vouchers
·         £100 Amazon vouchers

For a chance to win register here: http://ukgo.ms/certifyUK

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Win a Microsoft Surface Pro, Nokia Lumia 920 or Xbox Kinect



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Microsoft recruitment company Nigel Frank is giving someone the chance to win a Microsoft Surface Pro, a Nokia Lumia 920 or a Xbox Kinect!

To enter, all you have to do it take part in the 2013 Microsoft Dynamics Survey. This short survey will give insights into the salaries which will enable you to benchmark your teams, companies or your own salary.

Once the results have been compiled they will send you a copy of the Salary Survey report with detailed findings.






Good luck in the prize draw!


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.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Microsoft Technology Posters - Rise of the Silver Server


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Back in August Firebrand launched the Microsoft Movie Mash-up Competition.

It was a Friday afternoon, and we thought what better way to ring in the weekend than challenging our readers to combine famous movie titles with Microsoft products. We had hundreds of suggestions ranging  from the sublime, 'The Social .Net-work', to the ridiculous 'Outlook Who's Talking'.

In the end we picked the top five and handed out a range of prizes. But we couldn't let the fun stop there and so we decided to take some of our favourite Microsoft Movie Mash-Up's and create the alternative original movie posters.

So here's the first instalment of the results below - which also range from the sublime to the ridiculous. We'd love to know your thoughts. Perhaps you can do better?

Fantastic 4 - Rise of the Silver Server



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About the Author:
Edward is a member of the Marketing team overseeing the Content Strategy and SEO for Firebrand Training's portfolio of websites. 

Friday, 2 November 2012

Azure is fast - Win trip to Las Vegas

Microsoft made a daring move by teaming up with NoClue - the current Guinness Book of World Records' fastest rapper. He has been clocked at 723 syllables in 51.27 seconds. 

So what does Microsoft want with NoClue?
Well to demonstrate the speed of Windows Azure, Microsoft asked NoClue to create one of the fastest raps on Windows Azure. Here were the results.


Didn't catch that?
We thought not, so here's the lyrics:


Somebody better ... Stop me,
Wait a minute ... They're not me,
Windows Azure got my back can't stop me,
Now ... Watch me,
Scaling web applications so promptly,
Organizing everything in a platform cloud,
Keeping everything together floating around,
Moving at the speed of light never slowing us down,
Comprise three recourses holding it down,
SaaS, software, paaS, platform, IaaS, infrastructure, together it last
We're thinking outside the box,
Staring though Windows,
Secured in a Microsoft data center,
Files send those,
Hosting storage see they commend those,
Management compute,
That's Azure Windows,

Modern day Manzoni, only in my prim and leaving them lonely,
Lonely oenone, there's nothing better you can show me homie,
I'll be using it and moving quicker then anybody,
It's not a hobby, and if you know... me, you know that

Put them in the back of an online backpack,
Moving... this quick so we don't lack,
Wait a minute..., no we gone quick, and that's that
Window Azure moving forward never back,

Staring through windows looking at hadoop, mongoDB, java, were on top
php, python—you can run them quickly.

Hosting storage they commend those.
Content Delivery Network, it's in those.
Creating websites in seconds Azure Windows.

Spinning VM's

NoClue

Now you can travel light and at that same speed.

Cacheing

Azure Windows, we in this.

Ride with me to the future at full speed.

Win with Windows Azure

Windows Azure logoWin a trip to Las Vegas for you and your friend plus track time with some of the worlds fastest cars! Microsoft wants you to upload a short video showing how Windows Azure made your apps or development faster. Click on the following link for more details: http://www.meetwindowsazure.com/fast

You will also have the chance to win a "Sharks with Freakin' Lasers" t-shirt by simply playing the Code Shark game (found in the link above).

Good luck

Become a Windows Azure Developer

Take on the Windows Azure course and learn everything you need to know about about Microsoft's public cloud offering. You'll explore the cloud operating system, and learn how to write, deploy and monitor .NET applications in Azure. You'll also be able to design and develop applications that will be hosted on the Windows Azure platform.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Win a free CompTIA A+ exam voucher

PearsonVue is offering you the chance to win one of two A+ exam vouchers or the chance to win four new A+ releases which is worth up to £200:

  • CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition
  • CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Exam Cram
  • CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Practice Questions Exam Cram
  • CompTIA A+ 220-701 and 220-702 LiveLessons (Video Training)
To enter the competition, all you have to do is submit your email address on the PearsonVue web-site found here: pearsonITcertification.com. All entries must be submitted October 31, 2012.

CompTIA A+ LogoA+ certification is considered, by many, a benchmark for people who want to enter the IT World. The Comptia A+ certification is the industry standard for computer support technicians. It provides competence in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. It is part of the certification track for corporations such as Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco and Novell, and has become a requirement for their engineers. Over 800,000 people worldwide have certified with CompTIA's A+

Monday, 10 September 2012

WIN a $20,000 American Express Travel Voucher + many other prizes

Windows Server 2012 Logo
Windows Server 2012 has officially been released and to celebrate, Microsoft set up a competition; The Launch Game.

The game consists of earning points by consuming and sharing content. “Every action that allows you to earn points is labelled with that action’s point value. The more you learn and participate, the more you can earn! Earning points moves you up the leader board.”

The Launch Game

“Actions include but are not limited to: downloading Windows Server 2012 trial, enabling your Facebook and/or Twitter account in your Profile settings, liking the Windows Server page on Facebook, following the Windows Server Twitter account, watching keynote videos and technical sessions, submitting questions and comments, attending Ask the Experts sessions, and more.

Windows Server 2012 Launch Game Grand PrizeBased on your final leader board position, you can be entered to win the Grand Prize ($20,000 American Express Travel Voucher + 2 Tickets to any TechEd 2013 Event) or a prize in Tiers 1-3 which includes a number of prizes such as 6 Month Windows Azure Plan, $5,000 American Express Travel Voucher, HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 with Beats Solo HD Headphones, Windows 8 Tablet, 4GB Xbox 360 Console with Kinect Bundle and more.

The contest ends on October 8, 2012. Good luck.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Tweet for your chance to win £50 Amazon voucher

Firebrand has just launched its first Movie Mash-up, and the subject is Microsoft.

So, for your chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher, tweet your Microsoft-related movie titles.
Amazon.co.uk Voucher
Here are a few already posted to get you going:
  • Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silverlight Server (@EdgeMcghee)
  • Powerpoint Rangers (@krttaylor1991)
  • SharePoint Holmes (@JulianArBeltran)
You can find all entries here.

Think you can do better for £50?

Enter the Twitter competition in two easy steps:
  1. Tweet your Microsoft Movie Mash-up to @BeAFirebrand - ensure you've used #microsoftmovies and #firebrand hashtag
  2. Follow @BeAFirebrand on Twitter

Follow Firebrand to receive the latest IT news, how to guides, offers and competitions.

The competition ends Thursday 30 August 2012. The Winner will be chosen based on the best Microsoft Movie Mash-up and will be contacted following day.

Good Luck.

Which Microsoft Movie Mash-up has been your favourite so far? Comment in the section below.