Showing posts with label awards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label awards. Show all posts

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Firebrand named in Top 20 IT Training Companies of 2016 for a 7th time!


Earlier today Firebrand Training were listed in the Training Industry’s Top 20 IT Training Companies of 2016! This excellent news marks the 7th consecutive year Firebrand have been named in this prestigious list and celebrates our continued commitment to being the best.



The 2016 Top IT Training Companies list recognises the most prominent names in IT training,” said Ken Taylor, President of the Training Industry Inc. “These companies provide some of the highest quality corporate training available, often adapting their offerings to meet the specific training needs of their customers”.

Training Companies across the world were scored against the following challenging criteria:

  • Leadership and innovation in IT training 
  • Breadth of IT training and delivery methods offered 
  • Company size and growth potential 
  • Quality and number of clients/users 
  • Geographic reach 
  • Awards, recognition and competitive differentiation 

The IT training market is one of the largest and most constantly evolving segments within the training industry” said Chief Executive Officer, Doug Howard. “These organisations are the key players in this space in part because they have demonstrated the ability to innovate and respond to market needs.

James Lapwood, the UK Marketing Manager of Firebrand Training said:

Being named one of the Top 20 IT training companies in the world is an amazing achievement and shows Firebrand’s continued growth and commitment to high-quality, accelerated training. Winning this award for the seventh year in a row is a terrific reward for all those that have so worked hard to provide great training for all of our students.

This is the second award Firebrand have won this year. In August, Firebrand were named Accredited Training Centre of the Year by EC-Council for a record-breaking 8th consecutive time. 

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Discover the big name finalists named for EC-Council Foundation's InfoSecTech & Exec Awards 2016

Earlier this week EC-Council Foundation announced the finalists for their upcoming InfoSec Tech & Exec Awards Gala running at Hacker Halted on September 14th in Atlanta, GA

On 6th September, EC-Council Foundation announced the finalists for the prestigious upcoming InfoSec Tech & Exec awards. The event honours cyber security professionals, recognising those who represent the very best in their field. 




There are seven award categories across which the nominations are spread. These include Certified CISO (CCISO) of the Year, CISO of the Year, Innovative Security Project of the Year, Most Improved Security Program of the Year, Ethical Hacker of the Year, Penetration Tester of the Year, and Forensics Analyst of the year. Let’s take a closer look at the categories and the big names announced:

Certified CISO (CCISO) of the Year


This award recognises high level professionals, all of which carry the EC-Council Certified CISO credential. They were selected for their contributions to the CCISO community, as well as to the information security industry as a whole. Finalists include:

Richard Ryan II Hernandez, Information Security Officer at LafargeHolcim; Paul Horn, CISO at HD Vest Financial Services; Hung-Pin Hsieh, Senior Manager at Acer Inc.; Luis O. Noguerol, President & CEO at Advanced Division of Informatics & Technology, Inc.; and Niran Seriki, Senior Cyber Security Consultant for EU Institutions.


CISO of the Year


This award highlights professionals who have been nominated for their leadership and innovation in working to secure their organisation. This is achieved amongst a constantly changing landscape of threats. Finalists include:

Syed Azher, CISO at Impact Group; Medha Bhalodkar, CISO at Columbia University; Pavankumar Bolisetty, Global Head - Information Security at Wave Crest Holdings Ltd.; Jared Carstensen, Chief Information Security Officer at CRH plc.; Kok Kee Chaiw, Vice President, IT Security & Assurance IT Security & Assurance at MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems Sdn Bhd (ASTRO TV Malaysia); Bobby Dominguez, Chief Strategy & Security Officer at Lynx Technology Partners, Inc.; Youssef Elmalty, Head of Cyber Security at IBM; Aizuddin Mohd Ghazali, Group IT, Head, Risk & Security Management at Sime Darby Holdings Bhd; Amit Ghodekar, Vice President, CISO at Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd; Marvin Marin, Cyber Security Program Manager & Technical Advisor at NetCentrics; Michael Molinaro, CISO & VP at BioReference Laboratories, Inc., JR Reagon, former Global CISO at Deloitte; and Eric Svetcov, AVP, Information Security & CSO at MedeAnalytics.


Innovative Security Project of the Year


This award will recognises a cyber security project that showed an advanced difficulty level while innovating with methods or solutions to support the business goals of its organisation. The finalists include:

Chen Heffer, Cyber Security Officer and his team at the Douglas County Government; Dan Nagle, Senior Software Engineer at Harman Professional Solutions; and Niran Seriki, Senior Cyber Security Consultant at EU Institutions.


Most Improved Security Program of the Year


This exciting award recognises the impact strong leadership can create in securing an organisation when the correct frameworks, policies, and governance are put in place. The finalists for this award include:

Chad Cottle, Chief Information Security Officer and his team at City of Lexington, KY; Juan Gomez-Sanchez, Chief Security Officer at Lennar Corporation; Brenda McAnderson, Chief System Sustainment at System Sustainment, National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS), Network Security Deployment (NSD), Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Paul Medici, Director at Fidelity; and Preston Werntz, Chief, Technology Services Division at U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications.


Technical awards


The following awards focus on the technical expertise of cyber security professionals. This is the first time EC-Council Foundation is awarding these categories.


Ethical Hacker of the Year


This award resonates strongly with EC-Council Foundation’s mission of global cyber security, r
einforced by the Certified Ethical Hacker certification. The award highlights the critical role that ethical hackers play in identifying, reporting and patching weaknesses in the world’s cyber infrastructure. The finalists include: 

Marc Rogers Information Security & IT Expert at CloudFlare, Ankur Chandrakant, Cyber Security & Forensics Expert at Cyber Radix Academy for Future Technology; Zechariah Akinpelu, Team Lead, Application and Database Security Control at Fidelity Bank PLC; Christopher Chavez, Cyber Security Consultant at Avyara Information Systems; and Ali Tabish, Sr. Information Security Analyst at Moon International Pak Pvt Ltd.


Penetration Tester of the Year


This award recognises the professional pen tester who embodies the very best principles of penetration testing. They do this by contributing to the industry and the positive view of information security professionals. The finalists are:

Bassem Helmy, Senior Security Consultant at Deloitte Middle East; Bastien Treptel, Director at Ctrl IT Pty Ltd; Srinivasan Subramaniam Muthukondapuram of Consulting Private Limited, Jonathan Paz Gamer & Black Box Pen Tester at RootByte; and Shitesh Sachan, Sr. Lead Application Security at hCentive.


Forensics Analyst of the Year


This award recognises the professional showing exemplary work in forensics analysis through innovation and meticulous performance of duties. The finalists include:

Andrew Case, Director of Research at Volexity; Ahmed Fawzy, Information Security Manager at Raya Contact Center; Muhammad Nuh Al-Azhar, Superintendent Police - Chief of Computer Forensic Lab. at Indonesian Police Forensic Laboratory Centre; Manish Aggarwal, Netowrk Security Analyst at Total IT Solutions Education Organization; and Yamikani Gogo Wilfred Hauya, Systems Support Officer at Malawi Revenue Authority.


The InfoSec Tech & Exec Gala will precede Hacker Halted, EC-Council Foundation’s largest annual cybersecurity conference, as well as the Global CISO Forum, the Foundation’s premier executive-level event. Tickets are still available for both events.


Friday, 6 November 2015

Firebrand Training Nordics named Microsoft Learning Partner of the Year 2015

We are delighted to announce the Nordic division of Firebrand Training has been named Microsoft Learning Partner of the Year for the fifth time.
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Criteria for the award includes customer satisfaction, growth and skills development. This award is testament to the continued commitment and success of Firebrand Training Nordics and reflects a company ethos for advancement through education. 

Firebrand continues to provide new and innovative products including the Firebrand Academy and our expanded Microsoft cloud portfolio that includes Office365 and Azure.

Frank Højgaard, CEO of Firebrand Training Nordics, said of the award:

"I'm very proud and happy to receive the award on behalf of our great team at Firebrand Training. I am very proud of our employees who have provided the best and most innovative training and certification products on the market. We are also very happy to receive recognition of the Firebrand Academy, which we launched last year and has already made a real difference by adding new and skilled employees needed in the IT industry."

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Firebrand Training Nordics CEO, Frank Højgaard (left) with
our Global Head of Sales, Jacob Davidsen (right)
Through the Firebrand Academy, we have created a solution to recruit and qualify young academics for IT careers using our unique accelerated learning concept. Since the launch of Firebrand Academy in the Nordics a year ago, we have made a difference to a wide range of partners such as EG:

Tina Bodin - EG A / S says: 

"When we combine teams of young people with our skilled senior consultants, we see new knowledge arise. Together, the two profiles create something unique and therefore sees senior consultants gain an advantage by working with the young graduates on projects. In order to create profitable growth and deliver excellence to our customers, we as a company need both profiles. "


Discover our 200+ accelerated courses and certifications or find out more about Firebrand Academy via the website.  

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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 5 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.


Thursday, 22 October 2015

Firebrand wins two EC-Council Global Awards 2015

 By Sarah Morgan

We are delighted to announce that Firebrand Training has won two honours at the EC-Council Global Awards 2015. Firebrand has been named EC-Council Accredited Training Centre of the Year. This extends a record-breaking run of successive awards to seven years. This is an achievement matched by no other training centre, bolstering Firebrand’s reputation as the elite EC-Council training centre.

Firebrand instructor, Richard Millett, has also been named in the Instructor Circle of Excellence for the second time. This is the third EC-Council award he’s won, after being named Instructor of the Year in 2014 and in the Instructor Circle of Excellence in 2011.




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Firebrand Training’s UK Managing Director, Emma Seaman said:

“We’re thrilled to hear of both Firebrand’s and Richard’s achievements at the EC-Council Global Awards 2015. We’re extremely proud of everyone’s hard work at the training centre to make it the very best in Europe. We’re especially proud of Richard’s commitment to his students and to improving their knowledge and skills on his EC-Council courses.”

Jay Bavisi, President of EC-Council, gave his opinion on the awards:

“We have some of the best training organisations representing EC-Council across the globe and they have again demonstrated the commitment to high quality training, winning them awards again this year”


How the awards were won


Firebrand picked up both the Accredited Training Centre of the Year (Europe) award and Instructor Circle of Excellence (Europe) award after being chosen from over 700 training centres, 107 countries and a huge group of EC-Council certified instructors, worldwide. EC-Council give their partners an extensive and rigorous set of criteria. After meeting these, Firebrand and Richard Millett were selected as the best in Europe in the two categories.

The Accredited Training Centre of the Year award recognises the training centres that provide the highest level of information security training. Courses include EC-Council’s flagship Certified Ethical Hacker, the Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator, the Network Security Administrator and the ECSA

The Instructor of the Year award highlights the instructors who’re best at giving their students a greater level of understanding and ability, enhancing their skills the most.
Here's what President of EC-Council, Jay Bavisi had to say about Firebrand Training when we caught up with him at EC-Council’s Hacker Halted event:  




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, 5 December 2014

Have your say in the Contractor UK Reader Awards 2014


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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, 24 November 2014

Find out why Firebrand has been named for the fifth year running in the Top 20 IT training companies


























For five years running Firebrand has been recognised in the Top 20 IT Training Companies according to TrainingIndustry.com

Firebrand's selection for the 2014 Top 20 IT Training companies list was based on the following criteria:  

  • Leadership and innovation in IT training
  • Breadth of IT training and delivery methods offered
  • Company size and growth potential
  • Strength of clients 
  • Geographic reach

Commenting on the award Firebrand UK Managing Director, Emma Seaman said:

"Winning this accolade five years in a row stands as testament to Firebrand's ongoing commitment to providing high quality accelerated learning."

Emma went on to say:

"I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers, whose support helps us continue to win awards for excellence."  

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.




Thursday, 30 October 2014

Firebrand win big at EC-Council Global Awards 2014

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We're delighted to announce that Firebrand Training picked up two accolades at the EC-Council Global Awards 2014Firebrand has been named EC-Council Accredited Training Centre of the Year - for a record breaking sixth year in a row!

Firebrand Instructor, Richard Millet, was also honored claiming the impressive Instructor of the Year Award. This is the second time Richard picked up an EC-Council Global Award being named in Instructor Circle of Excellence category back in 2011.

Jay Bavisi, President of EC-Council, said this of the awards:

We have some of the best training organizations representing EC-Council across the globe and they have again demonstrated the commitment to high quality training, winning them awards again this year

Picking up the Auhtorized Training Centre of the Year (Europe) and Instructor of the Year (Europe), Firebrand was selected from EC-Council's extensive Training Partner network which spans the globe with over 700 training centers across 107 countries, and a vast pool of Certified EC-Council Instructors. After meeting the extensive and stringent criteria set by the EC-Council Awards Committee, Firebrand was chosen as the best in both categories for Europe.

The Authroized Training Centre of the Year award recognizes the training centers most successful in providing top-level information security training programs, whilst the Instructor of the Year, honors the instructors who guide students to deeper understanding and enhanced skills.


Here's what President of EC-Council, Jay Bavisi had to say about Firebrand Training when we caught up with him at Hacker Halted 2012:


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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.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

3 Firebrand’s shortlisted for Microsoft Apprentice of the Year


We are proud to announce that 3 Firebrands have been shortlisted for the Microsoft Apprentice of the Year awards.

Since the launch of Firebrand Apprenticeships in 2012, we have accelerated the careers of more than 100 young people. We are creating more opportunities than ever; since December 2013 we have more than trebled the number of committed apprentices. What’s more, it’s not the first time one of our apprentices has been nominated for the Microsoft Apprentice of the Year award.

Launched in 2010, these prestigious awards are a chance to recognise the achievements of those involved in Microsoft-backed apprenticeships. Nearly 5,000 young people have already completed or are on a Microsoft partner apprenticeship.  The most successful of which will attend the awards ceremony at the House of Commons on Monday 23rd June.

In addition to recognising young talent, this is a great opportunity to celebrate the role of small to medium sized businesses that support the scheme. Not only can employers nominate their apprentices, apprentices are given have the opportunity to nominate exceptional employers.

The shortlisted Firebrands


Firebrand apprentice partner, Hitachi, have been shortlisted for the prestigious "Employer of the Year" award.  A fantastic organisation to work for, Hitachi have employed multiple apprentices through Firebrand, since our apprentice program launched in 2012. 

Pythagoras, a Microsoft Gold Partner, are shortlisted for two awards the "Employer of the Year" and "Apprentice of the Year" awards. Kimberley Boltondiscovered by Firebrand and employed by Pythagoras, is the outstanding apprentice up for the "Apprentices of the Year" award.  Kimberley was a newcomer to the industry when she began her Firebrand Apprenticeship via the Server & Database Associate program. During her time with Pythagoras she has prospered and currently provides fully fledged support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM within her organisation. 

If you are looking to accelerate your career in IT, check out our Apprenticeship website for more information on the programme and vacancies currently available.

Good luck to our three shortlisted apprentices!

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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.