Showing posts with label FTFL. Show all posts
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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Firebrand announce the fourth winner of Free Training For Life

Our fourth Free Training For Life competition has finally come to an end. Over 14,000 people entered from 104 countries for a chance to win free access to our entire portfolio of accelerated courses, for life.

We’re now pleased to announce the lucky winner of the 2016/17 Free Training For Life competition!


Say hello to the winner


Firebrand Training is pleased to announce that Jennifer Hamling-Hills, an experienced project coordinator based in the United Kingdom is this year’s Free Training For Life winner.

Jennifer has won this life changing award, gaining unrestricted access to accelerated, world-class training from the industry’s leading vendors including Microsoft, EC-Council, CompTIA, ISACA, Cisco, The Open Group, AXELOS and many more.

Jennifer had this to say about winning this prize worth over £1 million:

“Amazing, unbelievable, I’m still coming down! Learning I had been shortlisted while on holiday in Spain was a bit surreal. Being told the following day was just amazing. I felt completely lifted and excited. Still only just sinking in”.

Firebrand's Co-founder and Commercial Director Robert Chapman presents Jennifer Hamling-Hills with the Free Training For Life prize. 


“All of these skills will make both myself and my CV a more attractive package to prospective recruiters and could boost my earning potential for years to come. I’m 100% focused on my new learning journey”.

Where to begin?


Having worked in project management for over a decade Jennifer has always wanted to get the official credentials to go alongside her wealth of experience.

Jennifer has her target set on the accelerated PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner certification  as her first course. Here, she’ll learn to implement a scalable, process-based approach to project management.

After this Jennifer has expressed interest in the PRINCE2 Agile the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis certifications. Her long-term aspirations also include gaining a professional Microsoft certification to prove her SharePoint and Office 365 skills.  

Jennifer went on to say: “This for me is the start of something big. I’m raring to go”.

Jennifer’s prize will allow her access to our growing list of 400+ accelerated courses and won’t have to pay a penny for training, exams, course books, food or accommodation. Not to mention, Jennifer can undertake her training in any of Firebrand’s purpose-built centres across Europe and the Middle East.

Join our previous winners

Jennifer joins previous winners Joseph Guthrie, Mario Henkel and Darren Edmondson as the fourth winner of this annual prize.

You can join our previous winners as we’ve just relaunched the Free Training For Life competition for the fifth time!

Enter this year’s FTFL draw here. And, share your referral URL with friends and family to increase your chances. 

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Discover the latest winner of Free Training for Life


In March, 2015, we relaunched our Free Training for Life competition for the third time. Up for grabs was the life changing prize of unlimited free access to our portfolio of 200+ courses, for life.

After 12 months - and more than 25,000 entries from 30 countries - the wait is finally over. I am excited to announce our winner, who will join Mario and Joseph as a holder of the illustrious prize.

And the winner is…

Congratulations to Darren Edmondson!

Darren has been working in the IT industry since 1998, where his experience has primarily been on the infrastructure management side of IT. No stranger to certification, Darren is the proud holder of MCSE (Server 2003 and NT4), PMP and ITIL certifications.

He is currently Head of IT for Gamma Telecom, where he has worked for the past 8 years. He manages a team of 13 staff, together they design and support the IT services for the company.

Now what...


Upon winning the prize, I spoke with Darren to discuss his initial reactions, he said: 

" SHOCK! I have never won a prize draw before!"

After unveiling aspirations to pursue CISSP, CCSP, CEH and PRINCE2 certification, Darren elaborated on what the prize meant for him:

"Winning the prize will give me the opportunity to get the training I’ve always wanted, but never had the money or backing to do. With the training I will be able to accelerate my IT career in the direction I want it to go. 

Going forward I will always be able to keep my knowledge up to date, and so no longer have the 'out of date' qualifications."

These are exciting times for Darren, with his track record of certifying, we can't wait to see what he does with the prize.  Check our winners page to keep track of his progress.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

The 5 hottest IT jobs and how to get them with Free Training For Life

 By Sarah Morgan

Firebrand’s Free Training For Life competition offers you the chance to win accelerated training completely free, for the rest of your life. There are no restrictions. This means you can choose from Firebrand’s portfolio of 200+ accelerated courses, which includes names like Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA and (ISC)2.

Winning Free Training For Life has the potential to help you get your dream job, so we’ve mapped out the five hottest jobs right now and selected the certifications you need to secure them.


1. Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)


Security is one of the hottest topics out there at the moment, partly due to the staggering amount of high-profile cyber-attacks that have cost names like, EBay, Sony and most recently TalkTalk, millions. Chief Information Security Officer is one of the top jobs in the field. The average advertised salary is £110,000 according to itjobswatch.co.uk and they are now in high demand. CISOs are responsible for developing and implementing security policies and the company’s security architecture.

To get on the path to becoming a Chief Information Security Officer, you could start with the CompTIA A+ or Network+. The A+ and Network+ will teach you the fundamentals in PC hardware, security and networking that will be highly useful in the future.

(ISC)2’s SSCP is also a great value certification that you can do after a year’s IT security experience. This will begin to teach you advanced skills like cryptography, risk, response and recovery, and dealing with malicious code. This will put you in a great position to become a CISO in the future.

3-5 years into your career, ISACA’s CISA would be perfect to give you IS audit and control skills to ensure the business’s security procedures can protect its information assets. You could follow up with the CISM to get skills like risk and incident management and program development. This will help you move into information security management, and eventually the CISO role.

Many see (ISC)2’s CISSP as the best IT security certification you can aim for, and it will certainly help you get into a CISO role. The CISSP will help you master both the management and technical aspects of the field, giving you security engineering, communication and network security skills. There are also extensions to the CISSP that offer in-depth skills if you have a specific need for them. The CISSP-ISSAP includes further detail in areas like access control systems and security architecture analysis. Also, the CISSP-ISSEP can teach you further skills in technical management and risk management. These can help you master your CISO role.





2. Cloud Infrastructure Architect


The cloud technology market is growing rapidly. Because of this, demand for IT professionals with cloud skills has never been higher. Cloud Infrastructure Architect is one of the most sought after positions. The role involves migrating and integrating applications to the cloud, and managing cloud servers. The average advertised salary according to itjobswatch.co.uk is £70,000.

Typically, a business will use one established cloud provider which could restrict the training you’ll need. The restriction-less Free Training For Life however, would give you access to the wide range of cloud certifications, like the following, that teach you the skills to become a Cloud Infrastructure Architect.

The Microsoft Specialist: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions certification would give you the skills to migrate existing on-premises infrastructure to Azure. You’d also learn to manage the systems in the future.

The Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 certification will give you the skills to manage and deploy Windows Server 2012 and components like active directory domain services and AD FS. It also offers cloud skills that will help you become a Cloud Infrastructure Architect. This is because the system includes cloud technology and is so widely used.

The Microsoft MCSE: Private Cloud will teach you how to build your Microsoft private cloud, very useful in a Cloud Infrastructure Architect role. It covers skills like deploying private cloud services, problem management, optimising a cloud infrastructure and configuring a self-service and multi-tenant private cloud.

Another option is VMware’s vSphere [V6] certification which includes elements of cloud technology. This will teach you skills in virtual machine management, configuring and managing virtual storage and networks, and installing and maintaining vSphere.


3. Certified Ethical Hacker


Certified Ethical Hackers are those who are able to counteract and prevent the threat that malicious hackers pose to businesses. The increasing danger that these malicious hackers are posing, is making the demand for Certified Ethical Hackers soar. According to itjobswatch.co.uk the average advertised salary for an ethical hacker is £55,000.

To begin on the path to a Certified Ethical Hacker role, you need systems and networking foundations. The Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration, CompTIA A+ or Network+ would all be great certifications to get those skills. The MTA does not cover the same hardware topics as the A+ or Network+, but does offer more content about server administration and will lean towards Microsoft technology.

Following on, the Security+ can give you more detailed security skills, covering topics like compliance and operational security, access control and identity management, and cryptography. Similarly, Cisco’s CCNA will boost your skills in the networking area. This will teach you skills in areas like LAN switching technologies, IP addressing and routing technologies, and network device security.

After two years’ IT experience, you should be ready to sit your Certified Ethical Hacker course. This will give you the knowledge to fill an ethical hacking role. You’ll learn advanced skills in areas like Trojans and backdoors, viruses and worms, session hijacking and SQL interjection. These are necessary and vital skills in the arsenal of an ethical hacker, so you can comprehensively check the security of a business and cover gaps that could be maliciously exploited.

The Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator is a further certification that can boost your skills in the forensics process, improving your skills in responding to an attack. This could really make you stand out in the ethical hacking field.


4. Web Developer


Every modern business needs a website, meaning web developers with skills to create and maintain them, are in high demand. According to itjobswatch.co.uk, the average salary for a Web Developer is £37,500.

To give yourself the fundamental web development skills, an MTA in Software Development Fundamentals or HTML5 App Development Fundamentals would be suitable. You’ll learn core programming and general software development skills that’ll be useful in any web development role.

To get the high level skills you need to become a web developer, you could sit the Microsoft MCSD: Web Applications. This will teach you how to create and deploy modern web applications, whilst giving you an introduction to coding languages like HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. It also teaches you basic programming skills like program logic, developing user interfaces and storing data.



5. Project Manager


Free Training For Life has the potential to take your career into project management. The skills in this field are versatile and useful in many areas of business. According to itjobswatch.co.uk, Project Managers have an average salary of £52,500.

You should begin with the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner. It provides a framework for managing projects that is the most popular of its kind in UK. It teaches you how to structure and manage your projects, including planning and organisation techniques. It also covers potential changes and risks to your projects.

Once you meet the prerequisites, you can progress onto PMI’s PMP. This covers more detailed planning and tight regulation of your projects, helping you improve the success rate of your projects. You’ll learn to regulate budgets, communications, quality management and more.

Learning to apply the agile methodology will also help you become a more successful project manager. The PRINCE2 Agile will teach you to combine PRINCE2 and agile in your projects. You’ll learn agile fundamentals and how to tailor the management process around those fundamentals. This will help you react more effectively to unpredictable changes. 



Free Training For Life has no restrictions, meaning you can take your career in any direction you choose. For the rest of your life, stay at the cutting edge in your career by gaining high-quality skills and certifications that can open doors to places you’ve never considered.

You can sit courses from vendors such as (ISC)2, APMG, AXELOS, CISCO, CompTIA, EC-Council, ISACA, Linux, Microsoft, The Open Group and many more. Free Training For Life lets you dream big and accelerate your career with any course you choose. 

You can enter Free Training For Life here and see Firebrand’s full portfolio of accelerated courses here.


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, 30 September 2014

Firebrand reveals winner of Free Training for Life


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Our second Free Training for Life competition blazed across the world with over 15,000 entries from 24 countries. The prize: unlimited free access to our entire portfolio of training courses, for life.

And now the wait is finally over.

Who succeeded in claiming the ultimate prize of unlimited free training – who has become the ultimate cert-collector?

Meet the winner

Firebrand is delighted to announce that Mr Mario Henkel is this year’s winner of Free Training For Life.

Mario Henkel (left) receiving his Free Training for Life Ticket from
Paul Dillenburg, General Manager for Firebrand Training
Germany-Austria-Switzerland


The newly crowned winner, Mario, is an IT administrator based in Frankfurt at ponturo consulting AG. This is how he felt when he first heard of his win:

“This is incredible, I can’t believe I won Free Training for Life! I am still processing the opportunities this prize can create for me in my future career. I’ve already decided to take the Certified Ethical Hacking course first. Working as an IT administrator responsible for systems security, the knowledge I will gain from this certification will be invaluable in protecting my companies assets. I cannot wait to get started.”

Unlimited training you say?

Starting today, Mario Henkel will receive access to a lifetime’s worth of free training courses and exams from Firebrand. He’ll be able to choose from 200+ IT, security and project management courses.

Mario has already decided to take EC-Councils Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course as his first choice of certification. He’ll learn to think like a hacker and apply this to fend off attacks on his organisations network and systems.

Plus, Mario’s prize means he won’t have to pay for any training fees, exam fees, course books, food and accommodation. Not to mention, Mario can also undertake his training in any of Firebrand’s training centres across Europe.

Mario now joins previous winner, Joseph Guthrie, as the two winners of Firebrand’s life-changing and career augmenting competition. Truly, this is one exclusive club. To hear Mario talking about his prize you can head to the FTFL page and watch his winners video.

We’d like to thank all of the 15,000 entrants to our second Free Training For Life competition.

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. 

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Your stories: which course would you attend first, if you won Free Training for Life?


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Which would be your first certification, if you won Firebrand's Free Training For Life competition? You'd get free access to over 160 training courses from the likes of Microsoft, Cisco, EC-Council, CompTIA, PMI and many more. Whether you're working in IT security, cloud computing or project management, you'd find the courses you need to climb up the career ladder.

We asked you to share your “first course choices” on our Google+ page, because we were curious about your picks and the stories behind them.

Reading your responses was thoroughly enjoyable. Some of them were witty, well-justified and though provoking, so it was hard to pick the Top 5. But at last here they are, the best answers from 5 lucky winners of 100 extra tickets to Free Training For Life:

It’s extremely important to keep your networks safe and this response seems to agree.

“If I won FTFL I would choose the Cisco CCNA and CCNA Security as my first course, as I know that I would then be able to protect my systems and myself without physical confrontation. I am small so actual confrontation has never gone well for me. So having that card in my back pocket will set me off on the right path. I would then go down the project management side of things and do PRINCE2 course and other courses related to project management.“ – Rachel

Some of you have already attended training with Firebrand, so you know what to expect and how to further develop the skills you’ve already got.

“If I won FTFL it would be a toss-up between Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and CompTIA Sec+. Having done CompTIA A+ I thoroughly enjoyed the course and loved the introduction into cryptography, the AAA of computing, types of attacks and various methods of procuring data - I had no idea that it was so in-depth and that was just a skim over the subject.

Having developed an appetite for it, I think both courses would be a great next step, though I think the CEH would provide a unique insight into security from the side of the intruder. I spoke to some people doing the course whilst doing my CompTIA A+ on the Firebrand campus and they spoke very highly of the course and learned a lot.

I'd also build up my Comp TIA A+ a little more with N+ and then work through ITIL before potentially branching into CISM or CCNA. I plan to build a wide-ranging skillset throughout my career and hopefully Firebrand will be the ones to help me do it!” – David

This could be you in a few months' time. Watch Joseph, last year's winner, talk about his certification plans.


Having a solid foundation is essential in preparing for long-term future goals.

“With so much choice it's not an easy decision. It would be either the CompTIA Trifecta [A+/N+/Sec+] to gain a solid foothold in an IT career or a Cisco CCNA qualification. Cisco would be the ideal choice as in today’s ever increasingly "Connected" world this would probably the most future proof qualification, as networks are always going to be required and therefore the properly certified individual will be the 'Key player' to keep this moving forward.” – Paul

We can’t stress this enough: you can beat a hacker, if you can think like one.

“I would go for the EC-Council CEH v8 to acquire the required skillset needed to help keep networks more secure. It's like the saying...to catch a thief, you have to think like a thief. With Firebrand Training, that dream would become a reality…” – Clevelon

If you’re familiar with what you need to make progress, you have a very good chance of reaching your goals.

“If I win the FTFL Competition, I will start with the BCI Certificate Training. The reason is because as an IT practitioner, my chosen area of specialty is IT Management, and with the Five Core Modules of the BCI Curriculum, (1. Policy, Programme Management and Culture;  2. Understanding the Organisation;  3. Determining Business Continuity Strategy;  4. Developing a BCM Response;  5. Exercising, Maintaining and Reviewing BCM Arrangements) I should be able to gain the requisite foundation for a start in the Sphere of IT Business Management.” - Imo

As you see different people have different preferences and ideas about their future. We’d be delighted to hear more of your stories. Tell us which course you’d take first, if you won Free Training For Life. You can do so on the Firebrand Google+ page.

Send us your story of which course you'd take and why, and the best ones will again be rewarded with 100 extra entries and a "Failure Is Not An Option" t-shirt.

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. 

Friday, 4 April 2014

Get every training course you’ll ever need, at no cost – here’s how


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Firebrand re-launched its Free Training For Life competition, giving you the chance to get free access to all the Firebrand training courses for the rest of your life. Will you be the winner of the £1 million prize? View the competition’s details and give yourself a chance to win!

From networking to information security

If you’re the lucky winner, you’ll be able to choose from Firebrand’s 165+ training courses. Whether you’re a networking professional, an enterprise architect or a security professional, there are plenty of courses, which will help you to get better in your field of expertise.

Never want to pay for training again? Enter by clicking the button below.

Free Training For Life - Firebrand Training

What's it like to win? Watch this video with Joseph, last year's winner:


Increase your chances of winning

Once you've filled out the entry form, you will be given your unique URL which you can share with your friends and followers. Every time someone enters using your unique URL, it will earn you 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 so on.

Don't wait any longer, message your friends, put it on social media or maybe even put it on your blog if you write one.

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

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. 

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.

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. 

Monday, 4 March 2013

How to win free training for the rest of your life



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Firebrand is giving one lucky person free training for the rest of their lifeThe prize could be worth over £1 million!

Free Training For Life - Firebrand TrainingWhich courses are covered?

All of them. You’ll have lots of choice as Firebrand runs more than 165 courses. That's any of our Microsoft courses; from MCSA to MCSE, and Windows Server to .NET. Our other partners includes Cisco, Oracle and CompTIA.

Or maybe you’re a project manager - PRINCE2 and PMP could be yours for free. If you're responsible for IT security, we've got (ISC)2 and EC-Council courses too. Now's your chance to become a Certified Ethical Hacker.

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). 
Free Training For Life - Firebrand Training





Increase your Chances!

Once you complete the entry form, you’ll receive a unique URL that you can share with your friends or followers. Each time the unique URL is used by another entrant, you’ll receive another entry in the competition. So if 100 of your friends and followers enter their details, you’ll get 100 additional chances to win.

The closing date for entries is Sunday 1st September 2013; and the winner will be announced at 13:13 GMT, Friday 13th September 2013.

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

#ftfl


Frank Højgaard, Managing Director reveals “At Firebrand we train everyone from apprentices straight out of college, through to consultants on £100k+ a year salaries at the leading edge of IT. We’ve estimated that the winner will increase their earning power by more than 3x over their lifetime with a winner in their twenties earning more than £5million over their lifetime compared to around £1.6million without the training.”

Frank added: “And that’s using a very conservative estimate on salary increases. A recent EU survey shows that instead of falling during the recession, IT jobs have been growing by 3% across the board, and are set to continue to rise. However, even with the increase in numbers, the EU estimates that by 2015 there will be a shortfall of 700,000 IT-trained staff.  As far as we’re concerned there’s never been a better time to be in IT and to win IT training for life.” 


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.