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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 65,217 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.56% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:
"Excellent environment to learn. Days went like flying. Would recommend for anyone who wants to focus on their training."
Mikko Hämäläinen, Saimaan Talous ja Tieto. - Cisco CCIP (14 days) (11/6/2012 to 24/6/2012)
"My experience at firebrand was nothing less than awesome. Firebrand gave me a new perspective and built my confidence. I will definitely recommend them."
Nathaniel Brefo, Kosmos Energy. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (23/10/2017 to 29/10/2017)
"Though the days are long and you need to put the work in, the staff were very helpful, Instructor fast but took time to explain and was very approachable. "
Chris Peacock. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (23/10/2017 to 29/10/2017)
"Firebrand are an excellent training provider. Each time I attended my knowledge and skill base improve significantly, highly recommended."
Ryan Ciaraldi, NECS. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (15/10/2017 to 22/10/2017)
"I liked the efficiency of the training program, which provided training material, classrooms, equipment and facilities to effectively complete training in the most rapid and efficient way. The instructor is very knowledgeable, experienced, aware and helpful."
Akram Seyam. - Cisco CCDP Fast Track (ARCH) (3 days) (18/9/2017 to 20/9/2017)
"Dave has taught me in 8 days more about routing & switching networks than 19 years of running mid sized (500 user, multi site) corporate Cisco networks. The trainers are a priceless asset to firebrand. I wont hesitate to come back and do my CCNP."
Mark Boardman. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (4/9/2017 to 10/9/2017)
"Best training on market. Everything clear explained and friendly trainer with big passion and flexibility. "
A.C., Adler and Allan Ltd. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (4/9/2017 to 10/9/2017)
"Fantastic instructor, teaching methods are second to none."
Anthony Cummings. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (4/9/2017 to 10/9/2017)
"The instructor was excellent and was able to transfer his knowledge in a simple, clear and efficient manner. The infrastructure and logistics setup around the course and the exam is also spot on. We know that when we come for a training, we can focus solely on that without having to worry about the other things."
Anonymous - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (11/8/2017 to 13/8/2017)
"A lot harder than i thought it would be but the scope of knowledge I gained was incredible. Great instructor, be prepared for long days!"
Ashley Carrigan, AJW Aviation. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (7/8/2017 to 13/8/2017)
"Rapid training, great instructors with plenty of support."
Scott Beal, amatis Networks. - Cisco CCNA Security (IINS) (4 days) (31/7/2017 to 3/8/2017)
"Great instructors with great practical knowledge."
Anonymous - Cisco CCDA (Design) (3 days) (17/7/2017 to 19/7/2017)
"I have attended many courses with Firebrand and always enjoy the quality of teaching!"
Anonymous - Cisco CCNP Security (14 days) (26/6/2017 to 9/7/2017)
"Training here is a very high standard with the tutor going into granular detail on each subject. Not only did we go through course material, we went through how these are applied into the day to day running of a business. New skills here will be taken back and implemented into my working environment."
Richard Smith , Redcare 5G. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (25/6/2017 to 2/7/2017)
"Great course, Tutor and facilities."
Michael Armstrong , NECS. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (25/6/2017 to 2/7/2017)
"I had a great learning experience with Firebrand, all staff were very polite and helpful. I'd train again with them, highly recommended."
Stacey Gribble, Expro Group Ltd. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (14/4/2017 to 20/4/2017)
"Firebrand is an amazing company which I would recommend to anyone willing to learn within their fields of interest.
The knowledge of my teacher was second to none and the staff around are very helpful, polite and welcoming.
S.B, RTF Networks. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (6/3/2017 to 11/3/2017)
"A tough course delivered with seasoned experience by our instructor who knew not only the subject inside out but the best way to present it to relative novices like myself. I will take a lot away from this course and hopefully be able to build on the knowledge gained."
Karl Mardell, Premier Systems IT. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (6/2/2017 to 11/2/2017)
"Great teacher. Really explained things well and went through the whole course in the expected detail. "
Farooq Riaz. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (6/2/2017 to 11/2/2017)
"Completed ICND1 with Firebrand. Liked it so much that I came back for ICND2. Experience was the same for ICND2, fantastic and unmatched by any other training provider. Lecturer gives you all the support, knowledge and time necessary to get you to pass the exam, providing you give the same effort and dedication. Will defiantly be coming back to Firebrand for future courses and certifications. "
J.F. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (9/2/2017 to 11/2/2017)
"Great facilities with a very high level of training. Been here roughly 10 times now and have never been let down.
My instructor provided a very high level of training as always and has fully prepped me ready for my exam and work life outside of Firebrand."
Richard Smith, Redcare 5G. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (9/2/2017 to 11/2/2017)
"Good facilities and learning environment, gives you everything you need to move your qualification forward!"
Chris Bloy, Acentic. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (6/2/2017 to 11/2/2017)
"I have had a great experience doing the Cisco ICND1 course. Firebrand were great for the whole three days of the course. The instructor who delivered the course was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for him.
The Training centre is excellent and firebrands accelerated learning method is great. Be prepared to work hard."
Myles Davies, Vodafone. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (6/2/2017 to 8/2/2017)
"Ive trained at Firebrand before and every time is just as good as the last. The team are very professional and the tutors I have had are super experienced and full of knowledge. I would highly recommend Firebrand courses over months and months of home studying any time!!"
Matthew Rowell. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (6/2/2017 to 8/2/2017)
"I genuinely think that the instructors leading the courses at Firebrand are some of the best in the world. Its amazing how much information they manage to condense down to only a few days as well as delivering it in a way that allows you to fully absorb everything."
Anonymous - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (9/1/2017 to 14/1/2017)
"Good start and end time to days, training was thorough throughout and the instructor was extremely knowledgeable."
Callum Catterall. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (12/12/2016 to 17/12/2016)
"Very good training, some of the best Ive ever received. Rapid pace, and made me feel really confident going into the exam, and you cant ask for more than that. Great facilities also. "
Anonymous - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (12/12/2016 to 14/12/2016)
"A great learning experience! The facilities, instructor knowledge and focussed environment really helps with study and learning. Its also a great place to network with like-minded colleagues from many varied environments and to explore interesting new avenues of learning for a career future."
Gareth Watson, Busy Ant Ltd. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (4/12/2016 to 11/12/2016)
"Firebrand Training is bar none the best training environment. Ive taken A+, Net+, and CCNP R&S, and I will take more in the future!"
Thomas Ward, GDIT. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (4/12/2016 to 11/12/2016)
"Great learning environment, everything organised to enable you to simply focus on the course. Excellent instructor with deep knowledge throughout the course."
Chris Norman, Sun Trading. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (4/12/2016 to 11/12/2016)
"Although it was hard work, it was nice being distraction free from everything else, including work! It was nice being on the course with other people in the same boat as me, chatting and getting to know new people was great."
Michael Eaton, Iforium Ltd. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (7/11/2016 to 9/11/2016)
"Really enjoyed everything. Trainer was enthusiastic and we all enjoyed it a lot."
Zak Riddington, Self. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (10/10/2016 to 15/10/2016)
"The instructors and the facilities are first rate, a good place to learn."
Kevin Johnson, Sprint Integration Ltd. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (10/10/2016 to 15/10/2016)
"Firebrand training is of a consistently high standard. All of the trainers I have had have been very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Although the accelerated learning is quite intense, I find it a very effective method of learning. I look forward to training further with Firebrand in the future."
Thomas Collins. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (10/10/2016 to 12/10/2016)
"This was exactly the training experience I was looking for. Very intensive and non-stop, a great location away from the distractions of day to day life - a perfect way to learn. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included to feed the brain - and it needs feeding. The days are long, filled with a lot of writing, listening, practical exercises and study. The whole 6 days is an exercise in learning - and well worth it for those people who want to study hard and learn a lot in such a short period."
M.S, Thompson Development. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (27/8/2016 to 1/9/2016)
"A great place with very friendly staff to help you achieve what you want."
Anonymous - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (4/9/2016 to 11/9/2016)
"Great training and fantastic instructors really set you up with a good opportunity to pass the exams - the rest is obviously up to you! "
M.H. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (4/9/2016 to 11/9/2016)
"Perfect training environment."
Hasmukh Jani, westmid lands ambulance service. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (4/9/2016 to 11/9/2016)
"The course is intensive, I never thought I could learn so much in three days. "
A.P. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (27/8/2016 to 1/9/2016)
"Extremely well presented with very knowledgeable instructors."
Craig White, fujitsu. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (27/8/2016 to 1/9/2016)
"Great tutor, very well explained coursework and more than happy to help/ answer anything you are struggling with.
Chris Bunker, University of Birmingham. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (15/8/2016 to 17/8/2016)
"Great training environment."
A.R. - Cisco CCNA Security (IINS) (4 days) (1/8/2016 to 4/8/2016)
"I found the tutors extremely helpful."
Killian Chadhani, University of Birmingham. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (12/6/2016 to 19/6/2016)
"Firebrand gave a good training experience and let me do what equivalents 3 weeks of training while only missing one week at work"
Anonymous - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (12/6/2016 to 19/6/2016)
Anonymous - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (12/6/2016 to 19/6/2016)
"Thorough training with a highly qualified trainer"
Ronni Kristensen, Axcess. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (12/6/2016 to 19/6/2016)
"Good location, facilities and friendly staff. "
David Appleby, Verizon. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (12/6/2016 to 19/6/2016)
"The best way to train. Getting away from work and being able to concentrate on training is the best way to get training done."
Robert Hoksas. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (12/6/2016 to 19/6/2016)
"Fantastic environment and fantastic staff."
M.P. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (12/6/2016 to 19/6/2016)
"Firebrand's training schedule is never for the weak minded. It is a grueling schedule at best. The instructor's approach to this type of training schedule has been the best I have seen to date.
When you get "your telephone directory" courseware, he has managed to condense this in such as way that you cover every aspect, BUT manage to retain it. I have never seen this level of effectiveness before on such a course. Thank you and well done to our instructor, you are a credit to Firebrand Training! :)"
Simon Fenwick, Staysure.co.uk. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (9/6/2016 to 11/6/2016)
The goal of this fourteen-day accelerated program for Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional (CCIP) Certification is to provide students working in service provider and enterprise companies with the skills to understand, configure, and troubleshoot large-scale IP networking solutions. CCIP professionals will have detailed understanding of networking technologies commonly used in service provider and enterprise companies, including complex IP interior and exterior gateway routing (OSPF, EIGRP, IS-IS, and BGP), QoS, and MPLS.
Interconnecting companies to ISPs has always been a concern to enterprise organizations. As organizations expand their networks and interconnect to the Internet, extranet partners, and other company locations, the emphasis on providing connectivity, security, and data, voice, and video services efficiently and effectively has moved to the forefront. The market for skilled internetworking professionals like the CCIP has never been better.
Overall, Cisco certification validates an individual’s achievement, increasing the holder’s professional credibility by ensuring high standards of technical expertise. In particular, the Cisco CCIP certification indicates knowledge of Cisco internetworking products and technologies like routing, switching, security, QoS, and MPLS, as well as the ability to use them to build integrated, scalable, and flexible network solutions. CCIP certification indicates that the holder can:
You may be entitled to free training via Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs). If you’ve bought Cisco hardware or software - check the invoice to see if you have credits waiting to be used! If you’re unsure, get in touch with us.
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.
Students that successfully complete this certification program will be able to secure and manage network infrastructures to protect a company’s productivity and reduce costs. The program emphasizes topics such as scaling a network to a large number of routers, handling inter-company and Internet routing issues, connecting to an ISP using MPLS, and providing QoS to effectively deal with different traffic types, as well as how to combine these technologies in a single, integrated and cohesive network solution.
Each training day is segmented into Lecture, Lab, and Review components that cater to a student's multiple learning styles (auditory, visual, and kinesthetic-tactual).
We have an aggressive educational schedule that thoroughly covers all essential elements necessary to become CCIP certified.
Our program covers the following material:
The CCIP certification indicates advanced knowledge internetwork with Cisco router and switch technologies. With a CCIP, a network professional can implement large-scale company and ISP networks and provide connectivity to external companies effectively. The content emphasizes topics such as advanced routing and QoS, Internet routing, a company’s connection to an ISP, and handling IP traffic in an ISP network as well as how to combine these technologies in a single, integrated network solution.
During this program for Cisco CCIP Certification, the student will take a total of four (4) examinations as outlined below.
The BSCI 642-901 is a qualifying exam for the CCIP certification. It tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills necessary to use advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalable layer 3 networks using Cisco routers. The exam covers topics include advanced IP addressing, basic and advanced routing principles, multicast routing, IPv6, manipulating and controlling routing updates, configuring basic BGP, and configuring EIGRP, OSPF, and IS-IS interior gateway protocols.
The BGP 642-661 exam is a qualifying exam for the CCIP certification. It tests a candidate's understanding of the theory of BGP, how to configure and manage BGP on Cisco IOS routers, and troubleshooting on BGP. The focus of BGP on this exam is its use in enterprise and ISP environments.
The QOS 642-642 exam is a qualifying exam for the CCIP certification. It tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills necessary to configure and troubleshoot Cisco IOS routers running Quality of Service protocols in enterprise and ISP and enterprise organizations. The exam covers topics on IP QoS include classification and marking mechanisms, queuing mechanisms, traffic shaping and policing mechanisms, congestion avoidance mechanisms, link efficiency mechanisms, the modular QoS command line interface, and QoS best recommendations and practices.
The MPLS 642-611 exam is a qualifying exam for the CCIP certification. It tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills necessary to implement and maintain a network using or interface with MPLS, including traffic engineering, fast rerouting, and using MPLS as a transport. The exam covers topics on MPLS concepts, MPLS label assignment and distribution, frame-mode/cell-mode MPLS implementation on Cisco IOS devices, and MPLS VPN technology and implementation.
The following is included:
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.
Cisco CCNA certification is a prerequisite for registering for the Cisco CCIP certification examinations.
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.