Monday, 28 February 2011

National Information Security Conference: Exclusive Discount

Firebrand Training is sponsoring the National Information Security Conference (NISC), held on 8th - 10th June at St Andrews, Scotland.

NISC is the UK’s leading delegate-focused security event. It provides an innovative approach to Information Assurance and Information Security, giving delegates the opportunity to increase both their practical and theoretical knowledge in a relaxed and informal environment.

This year's theme is “Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining”. Headline speakers include: Microsoft, BT, Get Safe Online and McAfee.

We are able to pass-on a massive £200 reduction on both the residential (from £625) and day delegate (from £275) rates. To register, call 0845 58 27001 - quote ‘Firebrand11’ to gain your discounted rate.

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Monday, 21 February 2011

10 Training Predictions for 2011: Reshaping the Training Industry - who placed us in the Top 20 IT Training Companies in the World - has compiled a list of their 10 Predictions for 2011.

The list (more detailed on their website) consists of:
  1. Total spending on training services will increase by 7-9%
  2. Training departments will grow by 2%
  3. Selective outsourcing will grow, comprehensive outsourcing will decline
  4. The learning leader is shifting from being a program manager to solution architect
  5. Learning technologies will become social, collaborative, and virtual
  6. Speed will become the new mantra for training
  7. Supplier landscape will change due to educational institutions joining the corporate training supply chain
  8. Learning content will change, to be more easily consumed
  9. Success metrics will be based on: content access, views, involvement and downloads
  10. Learning leaders will be more focused on relevancy of information

Monday, 14 February 2011

Cisco CCNP Voice and CCNP Security Updates

Cisco has rebranded and updated the CCSP and CCVP certifications. As a result, our courses have been updated to reflect this. The content now includes the latest curriculum and exam updates.

14-day Cisco CCNP Security & CCNA Security

This is aligned specifically to the job role of the Cisco Network Security Engineer. The CCNP Security certification is the most efficient way to ensure Network Security Engineers have the practical skills needed to deploy, service, maintain, and support Cisco network security solutions.

11-day Cisco CCNP Security

This was previously the CCSP. The CCNA Security certification is a prerequisite for this course. Students now have a choice of whether they attend the 11- or 14-day course, depending on if they already have the CCNA Security certification.

14-day Cisco CCNP Voice

This was previously the CCVP. The course will provide students with the knowledge required to implement, operate, configure, and troubleshoot a converged IP network.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

World Exclusive: PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Certification in 3 Days

Firebrand has become the only training provider in the world to offer both PRINCE2 certifications in just three days; 40% faster than traditional training.

Students will gain both PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner certifications, including sitting the exams, in the three days.

This world exclusive PRINCE2 training is currently being offered in March and April to Firebrand alumni only. A full launch is currently scheduled for late April.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Microsoft Office 365 Launched

Microsoft Office 365 is the biggest Microsoft Cloud product out there, and the Microsoft Office 365 course will teach students everything they need in order to make the most of it.

The two-day course delivers the power of cloud productivity to businesses of all sizes, helping to save time, money and free-up valued resources. Office 365 combines the familiar Office desktop suite with cloud-based versions of our next-generation communications and collaboration services: Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online.

Microsoft Office 365 has been developed for the ‘cloud’, and provides:
  • The only set of cloud-enabled tools designed to be fully compatible with Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Office Web Apps for viewing, editing and sharing documents in a browser
  • Familiar communications and collaboration tools help transform interactions with colleagues, customers and partners
  • Simple-to-use IT administration tools with consistent UI across all services

Monday, 31 January 2011

Exchange 2010 Course Reduced To Five Days

Our Microsoft Exchange 2010 course has been shortened to a blistering five days.

Now students will gain both of the following certifications
within just one working week:

Exam 70-662 TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring
Exam 70-663: Pro: Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010