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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 65,195 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.55% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:
"Exceptionally Professional Delivery!!"
Tony Faulkner. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (2/2/2009 to 15/2/2009)
"The labs, in particular, make this course stand out from other training courses that I have taken. All other courses offer labs, but quite often the student is left to flounder around through the course work to figure out what the required commands are. The student eventually gets the job done, but is left with nothing that can be referred to a week, or a month later.
The instructors labs, in contrast were incredibly well-detailed and presented in a spiral binder. The required steps were all spelled out, making it easy to make notes in the lab books and to refer to those notes and commands in the future, when I am attempting to incorporate this course at work. Test-preparation labs were also provided - when all the steps were not given to the student.
The course could easily be considered to be worth the money - just for the labs."
Keith Terrell, Intergence Systems. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (2/2/2009 to 15/2/2009)
"I have just finished my CCSP course, and i would say instructor has gone through every single point and cleared all concepts.
Spot on and highly recommended."
Asim Mukhtar. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (2/2/2009 to 15/2/2009)
"Overall a tough course, lots of material to cover and successful results."
Vernon Grandison, Real Solutions Ltd. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (2/2/2009 to 15/2/2009)
"I thoroughly enjoyed my Cisco CCSP course and came away with not only a conceptual understanding of the kit, but a good grounding in its application and possible uses."
Steve Wilde, Game Group. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (2/2/2009 to 15/2/2009)
"Wyboston Lakes: Unquestionabally the most impressive training facility I have ever attended. A top class instructor with many years of real world experience. I will certainly be re-attending in the future and will be recommending the new, improved Firebrand Training."
Tom Ranson, Somerset College. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (2/2/2009 to 15/2/2009)
"Excellent, all round course and facilities."
BP. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (27/10/2008 to 9/11/2008)
"A chance to get away, experience excellent training, constructive study and get the job of certification done."
Ian Roberts. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (29/9/2008 to 12/10/2008)
"Guys you just only have to see the place and taste the food. You learn a lot of stuff and you have not even realized it because you felt in vacation. Great value for money."
Marco Ermini, Vodafone Group GmbH. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (29/9/2008 to 12/10/2008)
"The Instructor is knowledgable and enthusiastic about his subject. Cramming that amount of material into the time period must have been challenging."
Chris Page, mears group. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (29/9/2008 to 12/10/2008)
"I believe this course is ideal for Security Professionals with plenty of real world experience working on Cisco Security products to pass the CCSP certification."
Chris Harrison, Cable & Wireless. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (29/9/2008 to 12/10/2008)
"The course met all of my expectioans. I was dreading studying for 14 days but was pleasently surprised that the days were both rewarding and educational. I would definitely recommend the boot camp to work collegues."
Keith Mills, Steria. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (29/9/2008 to 12/10/2008)
"Once again brilliant! Came back to do my CCSP after a great week doing my CCNA last year. Honestly it's one of the best training centres around."
Alex Parsons. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (14/4/2008 to 27/4/2008)
"Firebrand Training offered me the environment to learn and complete the course effectively. I would never be able to self-study to this level due to distractions at home and work."
Mark McDonald, ADAS UK Ltd. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (14/4/2008 to 27/4/2008)
"Intense and focused study activity in a relaxing and nice natural location, to get the best of out of the traning activity."
MB, orange business services. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (18/2/2008 to 2/3/2008)
"2nd time here and still fantastic, I've got a busy job at work and 3 boys under 5 at home with my wife, so just impossible to get anything done.
Firebrand* provides everything you need to get trained and qualified on whatever you chosen course is.
Duncan Slade, MBA Systems Ltd. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (16/4/2007 to 29/4/2007)
"Firebrand* provided the strong study- focussed environment I needed to excel."
Lex Norrie, C&W. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (9/10/2006 to 22/10/2006)
"Firebrand* exceeded my expectations. The training, facilites, food, and personnel were profesional in all aspects. I would 100% recommend this company for your training needs!"
Bruce Hale, HP_. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (9/10/2006 to 22/10/2006)
"After putting off doing my CCSP for some time, I was glad to finally put myself on the course.
My biggest feeling that I had, was that I didn't have enough experience working on PIX firewalls and IDS/IPS systems. Only at an installation level.
But I did have a good networking background on routers and swiFirebrand*hes, had seen TACACS inplace, so that part of the course flew by. I'd set VPNs up before and must of been lucky, but this was the hardest test there's a lot to take in, but it was well worth it. SND was really easy, do this test at the end, no training is needed for that really.
If you come in with a good attitude and to want to pass this, you'll do well.
I now feel comfortable and happier going for the security jobs/contracts that get posted and emailed to me, I now have more choice. The course is paying for itself. As soon as I informed the two agencies I do work for that I was going on a CCSP course, they were lining work up for me. OK, so I have to get past the interview, I didn't/couldn't get there before!
Food's great, locations great, no distractions, good training, good atmosphere, I passed! What more could you want!
Other guys on the course had only just done their CCNA a couple of months ago, they passed, so if you're CCNA don't be worried about going for this!"
Martin Parkinson, Self Employed - Access Networks accessnetworks.biz. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (26/6/2006 to 9/7/2006)
"Best training class i have been to. Great instructor, good learning environment, no outside influence and distractions. Be ready to spend an incredible amout of time on your study, and you will be successful. It's worth the effort."
Jose Garcia Vazquez, GGB Germany GmbH & Co. KG. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (26/6/2006 to 9/7/2006)
"The location, accommodation, and training facilities were comfortable and geared directly to the standard of learning and preparation needed for this examination. Both training instructors had the right mix of enthusiasm and knowledge of the Domains; coupled with valuable real world experience. I will have no issue in recommending the course to my colleagues, and business acquaintances."
Jason Kenyon, Agilent Technologies GmbH. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (23/8/2004 to 29/8/2004)
"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)
Get both your CCNA Security and CCNP Security certifications in 17 days. On this course you'll learn how to reduce the risk to your IT infrastructures and applications using Cisco Switches, Cisco ASA, and the router security appliance feature.
Develop your own security policies and protect your IT infrastructure with the CCNA Security certification. As prerequisite for the CCNP Security cert, this course will teach you how to:
During the CCNP Security part of the course you'll learn how to plan and implement end-to-end network security measures using Cisco Switches, Cisco ASA, and the router security appliance feature.
You'll also learn about:
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.
Exam 640-554 IINS is a prerequisite for the CCNP Security certification. You will study for, and take, the exam at the beginning of the course.
The CCNP Security program is designed to provide the skills necessary to function as a network security engineer responsible for Routers, Switches and other Cisco Security appliances. Students will learn through a mix of lecture and practical exercises how to deploy, support, and troubleshoot Firewalls VPNs and IDS solutions. The course will comprise all the modules needed for the complete CCNP Security certification.
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.
You will be prepared for, and sit, the following exams on site:
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.
Exam 640-554 IINS is a prerequisite for the CCNP Security certification - this is included as part of the course. Valid CCNA in good standing is also recommended.
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.