Showing posts with label vmware. Show all posts
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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Get ISACA CSX Practitioner, VMware VCP6-DCV and Microsoft certified twice as fast on these new Firebrand courses


By Sarah Morgan


Firebrand continues to accelerate traditional IT training! This week we’re proud to announce the release of four new Firebrand courses.

ISACA Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner CSX – only 9 days

ISACA’s brand new accelerated CSX Practitioner course is here, and with Firebrand it’s 33% faster. In only nine days you’ll get an introduction to crucial cybersecurity skills like:

  • Vulnerability analysis
  • Network evaluation 
  • Malware detection
  • Safeguard implementation

50% of this accelerated course is made up of hands-on lab exercises, conducted in a virtual cyber lab. Find out more about ISACA’s new cybersecurity course now.


VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [6] – only 5 days

Get the knowledge and skills you need to operate VMware vSphere 6, and take your VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Exam. On this accelerated course you’ll be VCP6-DCV certified in just five days.

As well as also hands-on lab training, covering VMware ESXi™ 6 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6, you’ll also learn how to:

  • Deploy an ESxi host and create virtual machines
  • Configure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
  • Use vCenter Server to manage host storage
  • Manage virtual templates, machines, clones and snapshots
  • Create a vApp

Plus, this certification is the foundation for other VMware software-defined data centre technologies. Get VCP6-DCV certified in just five days with Firebrand!


Microsoft MTA Windows Operating System Fundamentals – only 2 days

Jump-start your IT career in database technology with Microsoft MTA Windows Operating System Fundamentals and get certified 33% faster than traditional training.

On this accelerated two day course, you’ll build an understanding of operating system configuration and maintenance. After completing this MTA course you’ll be able to:

  • Understand operating system configurations and maintenance
  • Install and upgrade client systems
  • Manage applications, files, folders and devices

Study Microsoft Official Curriculum and get certified in just two days on this accelerated Microsoft course.


Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Developer – only 6 days

Streamline your business processes and learn how to use Dynamics NAV 2015 to manage your finance, manufacturing, sales, project management and more.

On this accelerated six day course, you’ll get the skills you need to develop and modify Dynamics NAV 2015 – twice as fast as traditional training.

You’ll study:

  • MS Dynamics NAV Standard Data
  • Process Model
  • New Database Schema Synchronization
  • Microsoft Word in order to define report layout

Plus, on this accelerated course you’ll have access to Microsoft Official Curriculum.


190+ courses and counting

Firebrand’s portfolio now exceeds 180 accelerated courses from vendors like Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA.
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We’re committed to developing new accelerated courses. To stay up to date with our newest and most cutting edge training follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ and LinkedIn.

Find out how you can get certified at twice the speed and take a look at our full range of accelerated training.


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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. 

Friday, 27 March 2015

Better Business Cases, VMware VCP6-DT & more – Firebrand’s new courses


By Sarah Morgan


We are excited to announce the addition of five new accelerated courses to the Firebrand portfolio.

You can now experience Firebrand’s accelerated and distraction free, all-inclusive training on these brand new courses:


VMware® Mirage [V5.0] and Horizon with View [V6.0]: Fast Track - Only 5 Days

Get the latest version of the massively popular VCP5-DT on this five day course you’ll get your VMware Certified Professional 6 – Desktop (VCP6-DT) certification. Learn how to install, configure and manage VMware Horizon and get access to 24-hour labs and the same hardware you’d find in a real data centre.

Find out how to get VCP6-DT certified in just five days on this official all-inclusive VMware course.


Microsoft MCSE: Enterprise Devices and Apps - Only 6 Days

This brand new accelerated six day course is 50% faster than traditional training! Get MCSE: Enterprise Devices and Apps certified and you’ll learn the skills you need to manage devices in a modern bring-your-own-device BYOD enterprise.

Firebrand is also a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner - that means you'll get access to Microsoft Official Curriculum. Find out why this Microsoft MCSE: Enterprise Devices and Apps course is 50% faster than traditional training now.


Better Business Cases: Foundation and Practitioner - Only 3 Days

Learn how to use The Five Case Model, the UK Government’s best practice approach to planning public sector spending proposals. This model is recommended by the HM Treasury for use in Government departments and Government bodies.

Production of business cases is a mandatory part of planning a public sector spending proposal. If you’re responsible for spending public money, this certification that cannot be overlooked.

Learn how to develop an effective business case on this accelerated 3 day course.


Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Trade & Logistics / Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Financials

Get training in line with the newest version of Microsoft’s Dynamics AX 2012 R3 on these courses:


On these accelerated Microsoft Dynamics AX courses, you’ll study the Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) and get access to exclusive Firebrand R3 material. You'll also sit your exam onsite at the end of your course.


Over 180 courses and counting

Firebrand is committed to developing accelerated courses in line with new technology. To keep up to date with our newest and most cutting edge accelerated courses, you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ and LinkedIn.

Firebrand’s portfolio now exceeds 180 accelerated courses from vendors like Microsoft, Cisco, (ISC)2 and CompTIA.

Find out how you can get certified at twice the speed and take a look at our full range of accelerated training.


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, 10 October 2014

Forgotten about your VMware recertification? Read this FAQ and get the discount


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If you have a VMware certification or are planning on gaining one, listen up. You don’t have long to take advantage of VMware’s 25% off exam discount.

Plus, remind yourself about the VMware recertification policy, implemented March, 2014.


Why did VMware change their policy?

Previously, VCP certification holders were not required to recertify their skills. VMware explain that maintaining your expertise is just as important as gaining the certification initially:

‘If your skills are not current, your certification loses value. The technical and business communities expect that VMware certified professionals are current on the latest technologies and capable of implementing VMware products with the highest level of skill.’

There’s a lot to take in when it comes to recertification, and a lot of questions to answer. We put together a handy FAQ to help out VCP’s who might soon need to get back in the classroom:


Q. When did the policy go into effect?

A. VMware change their stance on recertification on March, 2014.


Q. Why is VMware doing this, what are the benefits?

A. As well as maintaining your skills in the fast moving technological landscape, you’ll also get the same benefits of newly certified candidates, like:

  • Recognition for your knowledge, skills and expertise
  • Official VMware transcripts
  • Access to the VCP portal & logo merchandise store
  • Invitation to beta exams and classes
  • Use of the VMware certification logo on personal websites and business cards
  • Discounted entry to VMware events
  • VMware Press discounts


Q. How long do I have to recertify?

A. If you gained your VCP level certification (VCP-DCV, VCP-Cloud, VCP-Desktop) before March 10, 2013, you must be recertified by March 10, 2015.

Plus, any VCP2, VCP3, VCP4 or VCP5 certifications can be recertified between 10 March, 2013, and 10 March, 2015, by simply taking a current VCP or VCAP exam. Be aware, however, that you must stil meet all current requirements for the VCAP exam.


Q. I earned my VCP level certification after March 10, 2014, how long do I have to recertify?

A. If you earned your VCP level certification after March 10,2014, you have two years to recertify.


Q. What happens if I don’t recertify?

A. If you fail to recertify within the allowed timeframe, your certification will be revoked. You will no longer be entitled to use the VMware logo or represent yourself as VMware certified.

In addition, your certification will no longer be shown as valid on your MyLearn account. Any employer that contacts VMware to validate your certification will be informed that it is no longer valid.

Plus, you will not be able to access the VCP portal if your certification is revoked.


Q. Is there a grace period after my certification is revoked, or do I need to start over?

A. VMware do not provide a grace period after your certification is revoked. You will have to meet all prerequisites for the specific certification and pass the exams to regain certified status.



Q. Will VMware contact me when my certification is about to expire?

A. Yes, you will receive an email notice at the email address associated with your MyLearn account.


Q. Is there a course requirement to recertify?

A. No. You’ll be able to recertify without a course requirement anytime within your 2-year recertification period.

However, VMware do recommend that candidates enrol in training – ‘hands-on experience through on demand or live (classroom or virtual) classes will provide you with the latest education to better prepare you for the exam.’


Q. Is the recertification exam any different to the normal exam?

A. No, the exam you take will be identical to the typical VMware exam.


Q. Will the recertification exam cost me the same?

A. Yes, it will. However, VMware are currently running a 25% off any VCP exam when you test before January 1, 2015.

And if you don’t pass, you can re-use your voucher continually until the January 1, 2015, cut-off point.

Find out about this offer here.


Q. I have multiple VCP certifications. How will I know when to recertify?

A. The most recent date will be used to determine your recertification deadline.

E.g. If you earned your VCP5-DCV on January 4th, 2012, and VCP5-DT on February 11th, 2014, then your recertification deadline will be based on the VCP5-DT date. In this case, your recertification deadline would be February 10th, 2016.


Q. My VCP level certification is over two years old, but I just received a VCA. Do I still need to recertify?

A. The only way to recertify your VCP is to pass a higher version of the exam or pass an exam of another track (Excluding VCA).


Q. What if my VCP is already 2 years old?

A. If you hold any VCP certification (VCP-DCV, VCP-Cloud, VCP-Desktop) that was earned on or before March 10, 2013 you must recertify by March 10,2015.

And if your certification was earned after March 10, 2013, you must recertify within two years of that date.


We hope that answered any tricky questions; please post in the comments if there’s anything we missed.

Firebrand run an official VMware vSphere 5.5 Fast Track course – if you want to get your recertification out of the way, or want to achieve this qualification – you could get it in only 5 days.

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, 17 July 2014

Get your Official VMware vSphere certification in five days


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Firebrand Training is excited to announce we now offer the official VMware ® vSphere 5.5 Fast Track (VCP) course.

The traditional route to VMware vSphere certification can be slow. After attending the five-day VMware Install, Configure, Manage course AND the five-day Optimize and Scale course, you’d still need to allow an extra day to sit the VCP exam.

Cut those 11 days to five on the VMware ® vSphere 5.5 Fast Track (VCP) course. In partnership with HP, Firebrand has combined VMware Install, Configure, Manage with the advanced elements of Optimize and Scale. You’ll also sit the official VMware VCP exam which is covered by the Firebrand Certification Guarantee.

Your fastest way to become a vSphere5.5 certified professional

The vSphere5.5 Fast Track packs in even more training time than the basic Install, Configure, Manage course. You’ll get:
  • 12 more hands-on labs
  • 11 extra modules
  • Up to 20 hours more learning time

You’ll have more time to study vSphere5.5 features on the Firebrand course – spend up to 12 hours in class with your instructor each day.


Get 24-hour access to your own dedicated server and master advanced virtualisation features like high availability and scalability.

Become a virtualisation visionary

Get an official certification from VMware, a company that accounts for 58% of the virtualisation market. 63% of IT professionals are responsible for managing virtualisation; Stand out from the crowd with an official vSphere5.5 cert. Become a VMware certified professional in just 5-days.

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 July 2014

Virtualization is virtually everywhere – it’s time to get certified


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The world of IT is constantly changing. With the introduction of virtualization and cloud computing the Information Technology landscape has changed significantly over the last few years.

Virtualization plays a key role in taking your customers to public, private and hybrid clouds or helping them in the creation of other mobility platforms, such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Virtualized environments are also increasingly common in the fields of networking, systems administration and enterprise architecture. It’s safe to say that an advanced understanding of virtualization is useful for any IT professional.

But what is virtualization?

By definition virtualization is the creation of a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, for example an operating system, a server, a storage device or network resources. Virtualization pioneer VMware describes its benefits like this:

Virtualization is the single most effective way to reduce IT expenses while boosting efficiency and agility—not just for large enterprises, but for small and midsize businesses too. Virtualization allows you to:
  • Run multiple operating systems and applications on a single computer
  • Consolidate hardware to get vastly higher productivity from fewer servers
  • Save 50% or more on overall IT costs
  • Speed up and simplify IT management, maintenance, and the deployment of new applications



Skills Needed

According to a recent survey by IT management company, SolarWinds, cloud and virtualization are going to be the most in demand IT skill sets over the next three to five years. Over 50% of surveyed professionals agreed with this, raising the question: What other skills can complement the development of virtualization?

Survey results say that business analytics and app/device management are extremely useful skills to support virtualized environments. However, they are likely to require a significant investment to perfectly develop within any organisation.

Training is essential

Technologies are constantly evolving and with them comes the requirement for new skill sets. In order to stay on top of what’s going on in your field of expertise, you must be continuously learning regardless of whether it's self-learning or classroom-based training. 

Organisations should also chip in, be it directly providing training, or just facilitating engagement in training opportunities, it is an important aspect of keeping up with change.

Are you ready to take on the challenges of virtualization? These certifications will help you greatly:

VMware virtualization certifications

VMware is a leader in the field of virtualization, and currently offers six credentials at Associate, Professional, Advanced Professional, and Expert levels. Certifications are available in cloud computing, data centre virtualization, desktop virtualization and network virtualization as demonstrated on this road map:





If you want to learn how to configure a scalable virtual infrastructure and you already have a basic knowledge of cloud computing or virtualization the vSphere 5.5 (VCP5-DCV) course is for you. On this course you’ll acquire skills, including:
  • Configuring and controlling ESXi storage
  • Creating, configuring, migrating, managing and monitoring virtual machines and applications
  • Using vCenter Server to monitor resource usage
With VMware’s certifications organisations will be able to reduce operational costs by increasing energy efficiency, while enhancing business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities for your virtualized infrastructure. From an individual perspective, your VMware cert will increase your employability, demonstrate your commitment and expertise, and put you in a better position for earning a higher salary. 

Virtualization solutions from Citrix

Founded in 1989, Citrix is one of the longest standing virtualization technology providers in the market. After some recent changes to its certification program, Citrix currently offers the following virtualization certs:



  • CCE-V suits IT operators and admins managing, maintaining, monitoring and troubleshooting Citrix’s virtual desktop solution XenDesktop 7.
  • CCP-V is ideal for engineers and consultants installing, configuring and rolling out common XenDesktop 7 solutions. In order to get this credential, you must hold the CCA-V certification.
  • CCE-V validates the skills of experienced IT solution designers, such as engineers, architects and consultants designing and assessing XenDesktop 7 solutions. The prerequisite for this certification is the CCP-V credential. 
Do you already hold a CCIA or CCEE certification? These credentials are retiring in November 2014 and upgrades are already available, read this to learn more about them.

Whether you decide to go with VMware, Citrix or any other solution provider, you're making the right choice, because the demand for virtualization skills will only increase in the future.

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, 29 May 2014

Your supreme guide to cloud certifications


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A few years ago cloud computing was a popular buzzword, rather than a significant piece of the IT puzzle. However, times have changed and the cloud has become one of fastest growing, most versatile technologies.

Although its presence is growing rapidly, cloud computing is still in the relatively early stage of its adoption. There are still thousands of companies, who are only now considering moving to the cloud.


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What’s the current state of play?

According to a survey by WANTED Analytics, over 2,400 organisations were seeking IT professionals with cloud computing skills in 2012. 

An IDC White Paper, commissioned by Microsoft, also revealed that “cloud-related skills represent virtually all the growth opportunities in IT employment worldwide and demand for cloud-related positions will grow by 26 per cent annually through 2015”

In EMEA, IDC forecasts that cloud-related IT jobs will grow by 24 percent per year to about 1.4 million by 2015.

What does this mean? This means that now is your time to get your head in the cloud, certify your skills and get a thick slice of technology’s tastiest cake. Here are nine cloud computing certifications that will help you make the most of technology's fastest growing field.

1. CompTIA Cloud Essentials

The CompTIA Cloud Essentials certification is your ideal entry level certification, as it covers the basic fundamentals of cloud computing such as:
  • Cloud types
  • Adoption and implementation of the cloud
  • The impact of cloud computing on IT service management
  • Cloud computing risks
With this cert under your belt, you demonstrate that you have an understanding of cloud computing from a business, as well as from a technical perspective. As part of this certification, you also learn how to migrate to the cloud and about the governance of cloud computing environments.



2. CompTIA Cloud+

Cloud+ is a newly developed certification by CompTIA, which puts great emphasis on IT security. It’s perfect if you already have some experience in working with cloud technology.

As a Cloud+ certified professional, you will have an understanding of cloud computing terms and methods, and the aspects of IT security. You’ll also be able to maintain and implement cloud infrastructures, including network and virtualisation technologies.
The Cloud+ certification also covers:
  • Resource management
  • Security
  • Systems management
  • Business continuity in the cloud
3. Rackspace: CloudU

CloudU by Rackspace is a vendor-neutral certification programme designed and developed for IT professionals and decision makers. CloudU teaches you the fundamentals of cloud computing, with the help of whitepapers, lectures, quizzes, video tutorials, e-books, webinars and live events.

CloudU’s content is available to anyone, however in order to obtain the certification, you must complete 10 CloudU lesson quizzes and a 50 question final exam.
The lessons of CloudU cover everything from cloud types, virtualisation and security to application programming interfaces (APIs) and hypervisors.



4. MCSE: Private Cloud

This certification is the crown jewel of Microsoft’s cloud portfolio. The MCSE: Private Cloud certification proves your skills in managing and implementing Microsoft private cloud computing technologies. Combined with Windows Server and System Center, you’ll be able to build your Microsoft private cloud to provide flexibility for your IT infrastructure.
As part of this certification you’ll cover topics such as:
  • Deploying cloud services
  • Monitoring private cloud services
  • Problem management in the cloud
  • Private cloud protection and recovery
Prior to getting this certification, you need to already have your MCSA: Windows Server 2012, which includes passing Exams 410-411-412.

5. VMware Certified Associate – Cloud (VCA-Cloud)

VMware’s full portfolio of cloud computing certifications is currently made up of six different cloud-specific certs, from beginner to advanced levels. The first level of this hierarchy is VCA-Cloud, which can be obtained by completing a free, self-paced eLearning course.

To prepare for your VCA-Cloud exam you may take the VMware Cloud Fundamentals course, which will teach you to define and describe the different types of clouds and also provide an overview of VMware vCloud Suite.



6. HP ATA – Cloud

HP’s Accredited Technical Associate – Cloud certification teaches you industry-standard virtualisation technologies, including the planning and designing of common virtualised services and their implications for customer needs.

As part of this certification, you learn how to design, implement, and support end-to-end IT systems. Furthermore, you also learn about the following:
  • Installing, configuring, and upgrading servers, storage, data networks and applications in business environments
  • Differences between hosted, co-located and cloud networks, and a traditional on-premises network
  • Business implications and selection criteria of appropriate responses to a given business scenario
7. CloudSchool.com – Certified Cloud Professional (CCP)

Certified Cloud Professional (CCP) by CloudSchool.com is a vendor-neutral cloud certification, focusing on fundamental topics of cloud computing. With this certification under your belt, you’ll be familiar with cloud computing terminology and concepts, as well as the benefits, challenges and risks of using the cloud. 

You’ll also learn about SaaS, Paas and Iaas models and the different types of clouds. To get your CCP certification, you must pass two exams:
  • C90-01 Fundamental Cloud Computing – standard prerequisite of CloudSchool.com certs
  • One additional exam from this list
CloudSchool.com offers self-study resources, study sessions as well as instructor-led workshops to help your prepare for the exams. 

8. Cloud Security Alliance: The Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)

The Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) certification is another vendor-neutral qualification, which proves your expertise in key areas of cloud security such as:
  • Architecture
  • Compliance
  • Governance
  • Virtualisation
  • Operations
  • Encryption
According to Gavin Hill, Venafi’s Director of Product Marketing: "With data being the new currency, the control of trust in the cloud is ever more significant. The CSA updated Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) brings practical guidance to security professionals deploying workloads in the cloud. It delivers the necessary controls that enable security professionals to deploy cloud applications with security and trust mind."

9. (+1) IBM Certified Cloud Solution Architect v1 and v3

Last but not least, let’s take a look at both versions of IBM’s Certified Cloud Solution Architect. v1 and v3 certify your skills to design, plan and manage IBM's cloud computing infrastructure. As an IBM Certified Cloud Solution Architect you are also able to provide a detailed overview of the benefits and underlying concepts of cloud computing.

To obtain these certs, you should have a working knowledge of cloud fundamentals as well as a basic knowledge of IBM cloud computing essentials.

There you have it nine (+1) cloud computing certs that will definitely get you ahead of the curve and help you make the most of what the cloud has to offer. And if you are interested in even more cloud certs, check out our full cloud portfolio.

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 October 2012

Exam tips and preparation: VWware vSphere 5


The VMware Certified Professional for vSphere 5.0 certification demonstrates that the professional has a strong understanding of vSphere 5.0 with knowledge of all its new features.

In order to gain this certification, you will only be required to pass one exam: VCP-510.

You are also required to attend a class with a VMware Certified Instructor.

VMware professional are highly in demand. The average salary is £45,000 according to itjobswatch.co.uk.

The Exam 

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The exam covers a variety of topics, including:

·         vCenter Server and VMware ESXi
·         vSphere Networking and Storage
·         Virtual Machines and vApps
·         Maintaining Service vApps
·         Troubleshooting
·          vSphere Implementation and vCentre Server Alarms

It will consist of 85 multiple-choice questions including a short pre exam survey and lasts 90 minutes.

To pass the exam you will need to get 300 out of 500.

Tips for difficult areas

The following topics are the ones that seem to be the most difficult for students, so here are some tips to deal with them:

Question construction – The questions is often more questions within the question. We recommend you have working knowledge of VMware vSphere.

Preparation Hints

Focus of the following five key areas:

      1.    Configuration maximums
      2.    Any new feature on vSphere 5.0
      3.    Ports
      4.    Tables
      5.    Dialog boxes

Good luck.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Cisco announces a new training initiative with EMC and VMware

Cisco has collaborated with EMC and VMware to provide certs to many of the popular technologies. The main topics which the new initiative focuses on are Cloud Architecture, Virtualisation, Storage, Data Networking and Data Science.


Courses are offered in bundles, targeting specific technologies and job roles, like cloud architect, systems administrator, data centre network design, data scientist, backup and recovery. This initiative makes it simpler for IT Managers and practitioners to plan the education development path by recommending training for proficiency in a discipline.


Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, vice president and general manager of Learning@Cisco, said: “IT organisations must cultivate new cloud architecture skills, understand how to use big data and maintain deep domain expertise with a renewed understanding of virtualisation and technology convergence. With this offering Cisco and EMC are leading the way in transforming skills for the next generation of IT professionals.”


Friday, 4 May 2012

New cert launch: VMware VCP5-DT

VMware has launched a new certification Professional 5 – Desktop (VCP5-DT). The cert proves your competency to install and configure the VMware View environment and enable View Client users. Find out more about the certification here.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Decreased Time, Increased Salary

IT professionals are earning more than ever. Salaries have increased by 7.5% in 2011, compared to 2010. A report on Computing.co.uk reveals that average salary in the industry has increased from £43,000 to £46,000. As if that wasn’t enough, more than half of professionals receive a bonus, with the average payment now at 19% of their annual salary.

The IT industry is officially back on track.

Even during the height of the recession, Firebrand continued to grow. Time is money, and more and more professionals needed to spend little time outside the office and more time earning.

IT is booming and now is the time to grab your next IT cert. So why not get certified faster than anywhere else?



Thursday, 5 May 2011

Understanding Cloud Computing

We have talked about Cloud computing, but let’s stop a second. What does it mean? How does it affect our everyday activities? In a recent article Nasa Tech Briefs provides a useful set of definitions and an explanation on how virtualization can change the IT Industry.

Cloud computing enhances energy-, cost- and space-efficiency. It’s a green networking initiative that enables multiple users to access several systems at any time. Resources, such as infrastructures, applications and data are deployed via the Internet and accessible from everywhere.

In the IT training industry, new IT certifications have been designed to meet the in demand for certified experts in cloud computing. Microsoft and VMware®, certified Firebrand Training partners, are among the major actors in the run towards virtualization and they offer different solutions to networking professionals.