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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, 96.59% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:
"If you want a fast track to the CGEIT certificate, choose Firebrand."
Oliver Wildenstein, MLP Finanzdienstleistungen AG. - ISACA CGEIT training (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT) (3 days) (18/5/2015 to 20/5/2015)
"Once again Firebrand has delivered an excellent training course. The instructor was very well versed in the subject and I learned a great deal from the real-life experiences of the other delegates that attended the course."
Gerard MalcolmDobson, First Group. - ISACA CGEIT training (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT) (3 days) (18/5/2015 to 20/5/2015)
"Good facilities, great instructor, great food. No complaints"
Daniel Lemmon, Aviva. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)
"Firebrand is a well run organisation. The training was excellent and the accommodation very comfortable."
Helen Dove, Aviva. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)
"Firebrand delivered a well administered, focused training environment with excellent Instruction delivered. Administration was 100% good and accommodation of a high standard. Training resources ideal. An excellent course experience which I would recommend."
Cathy Sareker, MOD. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)
"A great way to get away from all the "noise" and focus on the training."
Nick Tuppen, BOAML. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)
"A worthwhile and rewarding experience. High quality training, well organised at a quality location."
David Owen, Aviva. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)
"Great end to end an experience.
Instructor mixed text book with real life examples, bringing the subject to life."
Dom Lucas. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)
"An extremely valuable and thorough course. Great experience!"
Richard Diston, Fir4. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)
"Firebrand training is an exceptional resource that I would recommend to anyone who is looking to obtain a professional certification."
J.D.. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (30/10/2017 to 2/11/2017)
"If you are committed to learning and developing yourself and your career, Firebrand is your best choice."
Anonymous - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (30/10/2017 to 2/11/2017)
"Very good and practical preparation."
Samer Hamzeh, HSBC. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (10/10/2017 to 12/10/2017)
"The course instructor did a great job in explaining course material as well as how exam questions should be tackled. His delivery was engaging and useful."
Ravishan Gamase, BEA Systems AI. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (11/9/2017 to 13/9/2017)
"One of the best trainers I have experienced in 30 years - Top class!"
Mike Fox, FFRC. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (29/8/2017 to 1/9/2017)
"I was so happy when I contacted the Firebrand sales rep. He helped me demystify cyber and information assurance courses and was extremely helpful in advising on the booking process, available locations and dates for your course. Thank you"
Jacqui Stevenson, FSO Services. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (29/8/2017 to 1/9/2017)
"This is the second time that I am attending a course at Firebrand and each time it gets better and the knowledge I acquire makes me humble and eager to learn. I will also return to implement the knowledge acquired into my company."
Kingsford Boateng, Kosmos Energy Ghana. - ISACA Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner CSX (9 days) (12/8/2017 to 20/8/2017)
"Very friendly staff. Good networking and fast track learning."
Christoph Gasparin, Gasparin & Cracknell Associates. - ISACA Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner CSX (9 days) (12/8/2017 to 20/8/2017)
"As a contractor, Firebrand's courses provide the most effective way of learning. A professional course like the CSXP provided in 9 days that might take years to accumulate at a normal pace, which is valuable. "
Anthony Campbell, Irish Life Assurance Plc. - ISACA Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner CSX (9 days) (12/8/2017 to 20/8/2017)
"Time is money, paying additional to make your self available in the course and learn faster in limited time is better than self-study with lots of interruption and delay.
T.A., Ernst & Young. - ISACA Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner CSX (9 days) (12/8/2017 to 20/8/2017)
"The course has been very good including both, a profound cybersecurity background (theoretical) as well as many labs on virtual environments where you simulate and learn hands-on from various incident response related tasks that need to be completed. Tasks include scanning for hosts on a net block, using Wireshark, tcpdump, snort an many other tools like Core Impact, Splunk, etc. Very realistic and hands-on. "
E.B.. - ISACA CSX Practitioner Level 2: Detection (3 days) (15/8/2017 to 17/8/2017)
"This was an extremely valuable course delivered in an energetic environment"
Graham Irwin, Radioactive Waste Management. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (14/8/2017 to 16/8/2017)
"Have done all my training here for past 8 years. That says it all!"
Andrew Watson, Cyberworx. - ISACA COBIT 5 Foundation and Implementation (3 days) (21/11/2016 to 23/11/2016)
"Firebrand is a place where you can live, eat and breath your chosen specialism without distraction"
Anonymous, Utilita Energy Ltd - ISACA Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner CSX (9 days) (17/10/2016 to 25/10/2016)
"Good traning environment - all needs are catered for allowing for full concentration on the coursework and study"
Sandra Mcconville, Clydesdale Bank. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (5/9/2016 to 8/9/2016)
"Good environment for study & learning. Quiet location away from distractions so you can concentrate on your course."
Claire Murray, CYGB. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (5/9/2016 to 8/9/2016)
"The teaching received was first class, will recommend and look to Firebrand for further training."
James Clements, N/A. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (6/6/2016 to 8/6/2016)
Fiona Linton, Leicestershire Police. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (6/6/2016 to 8/6/2016)
"Professional, thorough, immersive - taught by experts who can bring the content to life!"
Charlie Timblin, IFDS. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (6/6/2016 to 8/6/2016)
"The CISM course was fun & enlightening, with excellent tutelage"
Paul Brennecker, Security Risk Management. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (31/5/2016 to 3/6/2016)
"Firebrand handle everything very well."
Darnte Cranston, HP. - ISACA CSX Practitioner Level 1: Identification and Protection (3 days) (9/5/2016 to 11/5/2016)
"Great accelerated learning that actually works."
Anonymous - ISACA COBIT 5 Foundation and Implementation (3 days) (7/10/2015 to 9/10/2015)
Anonymous - ISACA COBIT 5 Foundation and Implementation (3 days) (7/10/2015 to 9/10/2015)
"Very worth while, helped to bring uses into context."
Carol Peters, East Renfrewshire Council. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (7/9/2015 to 10/9/2015)
"If you need to cram a lot of info into your head in a short time ...Firebrand are experts."
Jonathan Newton Griffiths, Mars Information Services. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (2/9/2015 to 4/9/2015)
"Fantastic setup designed to put the student first and push them on to success."
Anonymous - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (1/6/2015 to 4/6/2015)
"Very good training with Firebrand."
Olu Akinrolabu, Reed Elsevier PLC. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (8/6/2015 to 10/6/2015)
"Enjoyable and hectic course."
Eirik Standal, Nordland Fylkeskommune. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (8/6/2015 to 10/6/2015)
"Enjoyed the fast-paced concentrated learning."
Aled Hughes, NMi Metrology & Gaming Ltd. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (8/6/2015 to 10/6/2015)
"Firebrand - Top brand"
Charlie Matthews, Sainsburys. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (3/6/2015 to 5/6/2015)
"Accommodation and food excellent. All staff very helpful. Excellent instructor."
Stu Mcintosh, MOD. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (1/6/2015 to 4/6/2015)
"The facilities at the training centre are 100%. Ideal for successful learning."
Kevin Jones, MOD. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (1/6/2015 to 4/6/2015)
"Enjoyed the training I received, well thought out and presented. The instructor is a very knowledgeable trainer & knew his subject inside out. He answered all questions and we were all comfortable with the pace of the course."
Anonymous - ISACA COBIT 5 Foundation and Implementation (3 days) (8/4/2015 to 10/4/2015)
"High instruction standard that promotes debate and understanding."
Andrew Rice, Berwin Leighton Paisner. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (1/12/2014 to 4/12/2014)
"It was good."
Brian Brackenborough, Channel 4. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (1/12/2014 to 4/12/2014)
"The training was really interactive, and to have an instructor with a high profile and really good experience provided us with a real good & perfect overview of what we can expect from a CISM."
David Rossetti, JP Morgan. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (1/12/2014 to 4/12/2014)
"Thoroughly enjoyed my CISA course and felt it was very well delivered and managed, the location & accommodation were very good! I would use Firebrand again for future training."
S.G. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (24/11/2014 to 26/11/2014)
"Hard work, gotta cram, long hours, gotta work on it.
Worth it though if you want success"
Peter Chenery, Circle Housing Group. - ISACA COBIT 5 Foundation and Implementation (3 days) (7/7/2014 to 9/7/2014)
"Firebrand Training does what it says on the tin"
Tad Ligman, Network XN Ltd. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (9/6/2014 to 12/6/2014)
"I found all at Firebrand to extremely helpful, polite and knowledgeable. A great way to prepare for an exam.
Gina Dixon, J Sainsburys PLC. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (30/5/2014 to 1/6/2014)
"The instructor was superb with great experience. His views are a great advantage in our area of business."
Kornel TothCsikos, VOCH ZRT. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (27/5/2014 to 30/5/2014)
Ensure that your IT systems meet the business's needs - through leadership, and organisational structures and processes. Learn about the roles, responsibilities and various focus areas of IT governance.
Do you have management, advisory or assurance responsibilities, relating to the governance of IT? If so, the CGEIT will help you provide excellent IT governance. Get recognised for your advanced IT governance experience and knowledge, with the internationally-recognised ISACA CGEIT certification.
Firebrand is an official delivery partner of ISACA exams. This means you’ll be able to sit your CISM exam on site with Firebrand, during the course.
You'll need to book and pay for your exam directly with ISACA. Your Firebrand contact will take you through this process.
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.
During this three-day course, you'll learn the five domains of CGEIT.
Domain 1: Framework for the Governance of Enterprise IT (25%)
Domain 2: Strategic Management (20%)
Domain 3: Benefits Realization (16%)
Domain 4: Risk Optimization (24%)
Domain 5: Resource Optimization (15%)
Ensure the definition, establishment, and management of a framework for the governance of enterprise IT in alignment with the mission, vision and values of the enterprise.
Ensure that IT enables and supports the achievement of enterprise objectives through the integration and alignment of IT strategic plans with enterprise strategic plans.
Ensure that IT-enabled investments are managed to deliver optimized business benefits and that benefit realization outcome and performance measures are established, evaluated and progress is reported to key stakeholders.
Ensure that an IT risk management framework exists to identify, analyze, mitigate, manage, monitor, and communicate IT-related business risk, and that the framework for IT risk management is in alignment with the enterprise risk management (ERM) framework.
Ensure the optimization of IT resources including information, services, infrastructure and applications, and people, to support the achievement of enterprise objectives.
Firebrand is an official delivery partner of ISACA exams. This means you’ll be able to sit your CGEIT exam on site with Firebrand, during the course.
You'll need to book and pay for your exam directly with ISACA. Your Firebrand contact will take you through this process. Not sure how to register for the exam? Call us at 080 80 800 888 for advice.
The CGEIT exam measures your knowledge of the five domains (see 'Curriculum' above). Here is the percentage of questions that will appear on the exam, from each domain:
On your course, you’ll be assessed through Computer-Based Testing (CBT) during three testing windows of eight-week durations. Your accelerated course will take place within one of these testing windows.
Next testing window: 1 November-31 December 2017
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 attending this course, but some knowledge / experience of IT governance is recommended. However, in order to be eligible for receiving the CGEIT certification, you must meet the following requirements:
A minimum of five years experience managing, advising or otherwise supporting IT governance in an enterprise, is required for CGEIT certification. This experience must meet these specific requirements, based on the CGEIT Job Practice domains:
There are no waivers or substitutions for CGEIT experience, apart from one exception: Two years as a full-time university instructor teaching IT governance related subjects at an accredited university can be substituted for every one year of IT governance experience.
Individuals can take the CGEIT exam prior to meeting the experience requirements. This practice is acceptable and encouraged, although the CGEIT designation will not be awarded until all requirements are met.
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.