Showing posts with label free training for life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label free training for life. Show all posts

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.

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.


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.

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.