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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 65,147 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.55% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:
"Very informative course, trainer was very friendly and added examples to concepts to help understanding. I was able to learn a lot of information over a short period of time."
Anonymous - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (14/9/2017 to 15/9/2017)
"The course was good, staff at the training center go above and beyond to help with anything possible. Staff where giving out bottles of water due to the heat over the weekend!"
Simon Leyland, Prodo Digital. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (19/6/2017 to 20/6/2017)
"The course was really interesting and was explained in a very well structured manner which made it very easy to understand. There was a lot of content to cover and very long days followed by room reading was quite full on, however, the two exams went well and I do feel like I took a lot of the course content in and understood it well. The instructor was very good at explaining the course content in real-world scenarios and I felt it was a very good way to help us understand. The instructor was fun and informative and I really enjoyed the course"
Sacha Hill, North Norfolk District Council. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/4/2017 to 11/4/2017)
"I always have a great time at Firebrand, the courses are always informative and easy to relate to my daily work life. The instructors know their stuff and are very helpful and friendly."
Dan Bourne, Devtronix. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (24/11/2016 to 25/11/2016)
"Good course, good tutor and good food!"
Matt Thomas, Allpay ltd. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (15/9/2016 to 16/9/2016)
"My second time with Firebrand and again an excellent presenter, which ensured I passed first time. Will be back again soon."
Adrian Finn, TalkTalk. - Data Protection GDPR Practitioner - General Data Protection Regulation (3 days) (9/10/2017 to 11/10/2017)
"Great Course. I've gone from little knowledge of AWS to understanding lots about the AWS cloud stack in a short amount of time!"
M.W.. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand training for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and Professional certification (6 days) (2/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)
"Firebrand taught me 2 months ago for a networking course and was just as good this time, highly recommend Firebrand. Until next time!"
Jordan Duncan, LSI Architects. - Microsoft MTA Security Fundamentals (2 days) (6/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)
"This is now the 3rd time I have attended a Firebrand course and still cannot fault them. Each instructor I've had has been extremely knowledge and helpful. I have recommended FB to many colleagues."
Laura OConnor, Utilita Energy Limited. - Microsoft MTA Security Fundamentals (2 days) (6/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)
"The course was intensive with a lot to take in during a short period but you have every resource you need.
Great Staff, great atmosphere and you get well looked after too.
I'll be back!"
D.W.. - Microsoft MCSE: Messaging (Exchange 2016) (6 days) (2/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)
"Fun, friendly place with a vast array of information available as well as 24/7 services present."
Sam Clark, Computask. - ITIL® Foundation Certification (2 days) (5/10/2017 to 6/10/2017)
"Excellent tutor, all explained clearly and in detail."
Arkadiusz Rycyk, Environ Audio Ltd. - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (2/10/2017 to 5/10/2017)
"The teaching was dynamic, engaging, immersive and knowledgeable. The instructor made complex concepts simple. I enjoyed the course very much.
Richard Barnes, Whale Tankers. - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (2/10/2017 to 5/10/2017)
"Intense but very rewarding course, learned a lot in a few days."
S.S.. - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (2/10/2017 to 5/10/2017)
"The course was very intense and very informative, real examples were given to concepts hard to understand."
Anonymous - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (2/10/2017 to 5/10/2017)
"I would recommend the accelerated training with Firebrand. It was comprehensive and well structured with good facilities at the training centre. "
Chris Porton. - ISO 27001 Lead Auditor (3 days) (2/10/2017 to 4/10/2017)
"Every time we come to Firebrand we always have a brilliant time learning & making new friends."
Amy Hooper. - ISO 27001 Lead Auditor (3 days) (2/10/2017 to 4/10/2017)
"Excellent training again, great level of knowledge and depth of the subject."
Anonymous - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand training for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and Professional certification (6 days) (2/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)
"I chose Firebrand training based on previous training experiences. It works out cost effective and a productive means of undertaking training over a shorter period of days.
My experience of this course is no different and I am happy that my learning objectives have been achieved."
Abdul Khot, AMSA InfoSec Ltd. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand training for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and Professional certification (6 days) (2/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)
"One of the best courses I have been on. The instructor was refreshingly knowledgeable and happy to share his skills. Intense but worth it."
B.W.. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand's training for AWS's Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification (3 days) (2/10/2017 to 4/10/2017)
"Training with Firebrand has been a great way to kick-start my IT certifications and to help me aim to progress in my careers. Instructors are knowledgeable and insightful and the learning experience was top notch!"
L.M.. - Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (2 days) (2/10/2017 to 3/10/2017)
"Really enjoyable and useful course - an eye-opener to the threats present in today's digital world."
Chris Connor, Manx Telecom. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"Fast-paced but satisfying and informational course. The instructor was knowledgeable and provided so much information regarding the tools of the trade as well as real-time experiences."
John Beck, USAF. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"Loved the course. learnt so much."
Mark Kneen, Manx Telecom. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"Great location, excellent instructor and environment designed for learning yet enjoyable at the same time."
Graeme Waugh, Ixact. - Lean Six Sigma Training Green Belt (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"Very impressed with the overall Firebrand experience. The course would benefit all levels of student, whether new to Lean Six Sigma or as an experienced individual "
Graeme Laird, Magellan Aerospace. - Lean Six Sigma Training Green Belt (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"The course was very informative and clearly presented, the training method was quite relaxed which I prefer and find easier to listen to and learn from."
Kevin Sage, Viapath. - Lean Six Sigma Training Green Belt (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"The instructor was very knowledgeable and a great guy to present CEH, I learned a lot this week and proud to see that I have passed the examination. "
Anonymous - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"The course was well delivered, tailored to what you want and helpful."
Blair Ogilure, Xenith. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (27/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"Great facilities, good teacher and an enjoyable course."
Adam Batten. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (28/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"Good, focused training - feedback and discussions with fellow attendees was very valuable."
Chris Leppard, CNS Group. - (ISC)2 CISSP-ISSMP (4 days) (25/9/2017 to 28/9/2017)
"Training at Firebrand is worthwhile. Everything is provided on site so you can concentrate on your studies."
D.J.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (27/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"Firebrand have been an excellent facility and the training is excellent."
N.M.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (27/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"I've left it too long to return to Firebrand! Whilst in nearly 9 years the place has changed quite a bit, the quality of the training has not changed even slightly in a negative way. My experience has been as brilliant as it was in 2009!!"
Mark Cameron. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"The training was overall very good. Teacher know all the topics and explain it very well. I recommend this school to all who wants to further the knowledge in the IT field. "
Nathaniel Harvey. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (27/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"Great place to learn, staff are very welcoming and open to help and aid in all areas. 2nd visit after studying Network +, found this time around a lot better and took more in and feel better leaving this time. "
S.A.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (27/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"Great learning experience, second time here and still just as good as last time, you get to put all your time to the study and with no distractions its great, and great friendly staff too. Thank you Firebrand"
N.S.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (27/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"The training enter is very accommodating and excellent instructor."
A.K.K.. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"Great experience. I will recommend Firebrand and their instructors any day and any time.
B.D.. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"The trainer was extremely experienced and communicated effectively.
I think the course should have span over 2 weeks as there was lots material to go through. Nonetheless I still think it was a great course. Learnt a lot and meet some great people. "
Michael Abiola, Merchants (Dimension Data). - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"Really enjoyable week with excellent labs. The tutor was very knowledgeable and answered every questions due to experience of working in the industry."
N.O., O D C I T. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"This was my second training course at Firebrand and very satisfied with the training and facilities both times.
My trainer is very experienced and extremely knowledgable, and was happy to expand on any questions or points with lots of information, references and useful tips.
N.V.. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"I enjoyed the course though it is unbelievably fast paced. I feel it has given me some new skills which I can utilise in the future."
C.S., Manx Telecom. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"Do not fear this course if you are non technical. The concepts are explained in very clear and non-technical ways!"
Stuart Leworthy. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (18/9/2017 to 24/9/2017)
"Brilliant, accomplished an impossible exam in no time."
Kunal Hatode, NTT Security. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (18/9/2017 to 24/9/2017)
"I have learnt a lot that I will use at work."
Jason Medhurst, N/A. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (18/9/2017 to 24/9/2017)
"My time here has been outstanding and intense, almost relentless, but he has helped to understand a domain I am not very well versed in, in a very easy to follow manner"
Adam Fallon. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (18/9/2017 to 24/9/2017)
"I can recommend Firebrand and their CISSP bootcamp wholeheartedly. The Instructor was excellent, the management very friendly and helpful and the facilities excellent and certainly conducive as a learning environment"
Philip Sills, MOD. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (18/9/2017 to 24/9/2017)
"We use Firebrand to train our team and new starters because the training is consistently good and the immersive environment is perfect for learning and getting through exams."
Richard Clarke, SQA. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (18/9/2017 to 24/9/2017)
"Great place to learn, environment is set up for students to learn and get ready for exams, As a returning student I will gladly come back again!"
Lee Bhagat, Genertali UTB. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (18/9/2017 to 24/9/2017)
This accelerated Software Development Fundamentals course will provide you with a basic understanding of the software development lifecycle. As well as the decsisions that have to be made when selecting a software development methodology. You'll also develop an appreciation of how software developers need to work effectively in teams to produce software.
Your role as a software developer is to build and test high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers. Typically you will work as part of a larger team, responsible for some of the straightforward tasks and deliverables of the overall project. You will interpret design documentation and specifications. Customer requirements will typically be defined and agreed by more experienced or specialist members of the team, such as a business analyst or technical architect.
Upon completion of this course, you will have gained the knowledge and skills to fulfil the role of a Software Developer. These include carrying out the following:
This is a vendor-neutral IT developer course, aimed at anyone who is involved in any aspect of systems development. Ideal for someone looking to develop foundation knowledge in Software Development.
Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.
Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.
This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.
Learners will understand that software development does not occur in isolation. Learners will gain an understanding of the stages in the lifecycle of software development and how these stages are likely to be performed by professionals in related disciplines. In particular learners will understand that core function of a software developer is to implement code to a given specification which will fulfil a set of functional requirements.
1.1 The role and scope of software development and its relationship to other associated disciplines
Learners will understand why it is important for software to be implemented using a structured software development methodology and the benefits of following the chosen method. Learners will be able to discuss why these benefits are important to other professionals such as project managers, and to the sponsors of the software development project, and for those who will support the software once it is has been deployed.
1.2 Explain the importance of the following in a procedural (Linear) /staged (Iterative) software development lifecycle, e.g.:
In this topic, learners will learn to describe the advantages and disadvantages of at least two software development methodologies in common use in industry. In comparing these methods, learners will be able to explain when a particular method would be preferable for a specific software implementation projects, and what the consequences of choosing the wrong method might be. The learner will also be able to describe the different team roles and responsibilities of at least two methods.
2.1 Summarise software development methodologies, application, advantages and disadvantages.
Learners will learn the specific differences between at least two common industry software development methodologies. Learners will learn that different methods related to wider business issues beyond the scope of software implementation such as the focus on working product (Agile) over completeness of process (Waterfall).
2.2 Compare and contrast software development methodologies
Learners will understand that software development typically takes place in a wider business which places constraints upon the software development process. The learner will be able to explain the types of constraints that may typically arise, and how they can be mitigated.
3.1 Describe the business environment related to software development
Learners will learn how to describe the business issues related to software development and how to mitigate them. In particular, learners will understand the importance of engaging with project management as business owners of the software development project.
3.2 Understand how to respond to the business environment and business issues related to software development
Learners will learn to explain a range of common roles found within an industry software development function. One person may hold multiple roles within an organisation. Core functions of business analysis, software design, software implementation, testing and architecture will be discussed.
4.1 Describe the roles and responsibilities within the software development and implementation lifecycle
Designers - Design a software model that fulfil the specifications:
Learners will learn that software development in industry is seldom an individual effort and that to be an effective software development professional, it is important to work as a member of a development team. This will require the learner to understand the wider business context and how they can engage with it through their peers and managers.
4.2 The importance of working as a member of an effective development team
Describe how key roles and responsibilities can be used to form teams. Key Roles e.g.
Describe factors that influence effective team working and their importance including internal and external factors e.g.:
You will be provided with comprehensive courseware and the following book:
Developing Information Systems: Practical Guidance for IT professionals, by James Cadle.
Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.
Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.
Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.
We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.
There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.
Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.
Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year. Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.
There are no prerequisites for this course. It is suitable for beginners.
Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.
Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.
Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.