Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Firebrand NORDICS Wins Awards...

We’re delighted to announce that Firebrand Training NORDICS has again been named as a Microsoft Learning Partner of the Year. In only three years of existence, Firebrand NORDICS has won this award twice. We’ve also retained our Training Partner of the Year awards from EC-Council and (ISC)2.



Over 30,000 professionals have trained with us. The reason?  Frank Højgaard, Managing Director, explains: It is fantastic to receive awards and recognition from Microsoft. Thousands of students have experienced Accelerated Learning with Firebrand Training, and it has proven a massive success in the Nordics. We gain feedback from each of our students, and there is a clear trend in why they continue to recommend us. This includes: saving both time and money, being able to focus 100% on learning in our distraction-free environment, and leaving the course with a guaranteed certification. The award confirms that this is a winning combination.”

One example of how fast we are is the 12 day Microsoft MCTS/MCITP Enterprise & Server Administrator course. Traditional training would take 51 business days overall. We’re 400% faster. Firebrand saves the customer 41 business days. One can get both the certs in just 10 business days.

A Microsoft spokesperson said: "Firebrand Training is growing rapidly and is focusing on having Microsoft as a strategic business partner. The professional and flexible approach has played a role in ensuring excellent results. This has benefitted both the customer and Microsoft."

Is Your Password "Password"?

This year Sony, Nintendo and even the CIA’s security was breached. But some things refuse to change.


Splashdata reports the 25 worst passwords of 2011. Top of the list is “password”. How many of us have been guilty of that one?


Five worst passwords of 2011...
  • password
  • 123456
  • 12345678
  • qwerty
  • abc123


Some tips on how to improve your password:
  • Use at least eight characters - numbers, letters and special characters.
  • Use unique passwords/usernames for different websites. Try using an online password manager to keep track.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Guest Blog: Firebrand Training Day 8

Martin Spears is an alumnus of our CompTIA A+/Network+ course. He took to sharing his experience with the world on his blog. Each day, for 8 days, we’ll add one post from him where he describes how his day with Firebrand went, what challenges he went through and how in the end, he achieved the certification.


Martin's final day at Firebrand Training centre - he passes the exam. He is a CompTIA A+/Network+ certified professional.


Friday, 25 November 2011

Guest Blog: Firebrand Training Day 7

Martin Spears is an alumnus of our CompTIA A+/Network+ course. He took to sharing his experience with the world on his blog. Each day, for 8 days, we’ll add one post from him where he describes how his day with Firebrand went, what challenges he went through and how in the end, he achieved the certification.


Martin's final day before the exam, after which he can return to "normal life"


Read more: Martin Spears: Firebrand Training - Saturday (Day 7)

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Guest Blog: Firebrand Training Day 6

Martin Spears is an alumnus of our CompTIA A+/Network+ course. He took to sharing his experience with the world on his blog. Each day, for 8 days, we’ll add one post from him where he describes how his day with Firebrand went, what challenges he went through and how in the end, he achieved the certification.


Martin slogs through another 12 hour day, as he gets used to having classes after dinner.


Read more: Martin Spears: Firebrand Training - Friday (Day 6)

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Guest Blog: Firebrand Training Day 5

Martin Spears is an alumnus of our CompTIA A+/Network+ course. He took to sharing his experience with the world on his blog. Each day, for 8 days, we’ll add one post from him where he describes how his day with Firebrand went, what challenges he went through and how in the end, he achieved the certification.


Martin passes the A+ exam, and immediately starts preparing for N+.


Read more: Martin Spears: Firebrand Training - Thursday (Day 5)