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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 63,173 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.47% 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)
"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)
This will make a difference when i go back to my company."
Barry Burgess, Barclays. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (3/6/2013 to 5/6/2013)
"Helps clear your mind and soak up the knowledge"
Mark Allen, Compass Group. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (3/6/2013 to 5/6/2013)
"I would recommend floowing any firebrand training as it is proffesional and well organised"
Veronique Hautelin, JPMorgan Bank Luxembourg. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (3/6/2013 to 5/6/2013)
"I've completed numerous courses at Firebrand and keep coming back! Firebrand has great campus facilities and learning setup, plus a vast selection of recognized courses and a convenient test facility on site. The endless supply of coffee, drinks, chocolate and fruit helps to keep you going during a hard days learning."
J.S. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (3/12/2012 to 5/12/2012)
"Great course, the instructor was very engaging and not only took us through the course portfolio but also provided personal experience."
Jason Durham, Vodafone UK. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (3/12/2012 to 5/12/2012)
"Would use the company again"
Ash Chaskraborty, Verizon Business. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (26/11/2012 to 29/11/2012)
"Good all round training for anyone preparing for the CISM examination"
Neil Gould, CAPITA. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (26/11/2012 to 29/11/2012)
"I am impressed with the facilities and instructors @ Firebrand. I wouldnt hesitate to recommend them for future training"
Peter Kahiigi, NITA Uganda. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (26/11/2012 to 29/11/2012)
"a very good experience via a very well organised facility"
Paul Bertenshaw, Sportech Plc. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (26/11/2012 to 29/11/2012)
"Excellent instructor with real life experience adding value to the course"
Paul Trethewey, Ascentor Ltd. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (26/11/2012 to 29/11/2012)
"An exceptional instructor who brings in his own experiences and broad knowledge to bear in engaging his students and conveying the message sufficiently and accuratley"
Buddy Liyanage, Thomas Water. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (26/11/2012 to 29/11/2012)
"A good course if you hasve an understanding before hand, But should allow passing of exam"
Mike Gough, Abbott Laboratories. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (19/11/2012 to 21/11/2012)
"Professional, providing an ideal study envioment, fully supported by friendly and helpful staff"
Matthew Mills, Pharm Olam. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (19/11/2012 to 21/11/2012)
"Great instructor superb facilities"
Gareth Hayward, NA. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (19/11/2012 to 21/11/2012)
"High quality training that delivered all the required ticks in the box. High quality facilities and A grade instructors. This training aligned me in the best possible way for the exam."
C.S, MOD. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (14/11/2011 to 17/11/2011)
"All requirements are taken care of to allow maximum time to study."
Elaine Komorowski, AEGON UK. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (14/11/2011 to 17/11/2011)
"Accomodation good. Food Good. Training intense and focused. Trainer really knew her stuff"
M.C. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (14/11/2011 to 17/11/2011)
"Very enthusiastic instructor that made the course a pleasure."
Gary Moss, Cap Gemini. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (14/11/2011 to 17/11/2011)
"One of the best training courses I have attended. Really helped to prepare me for the exam. The subject was brought to life through real life experiences that were conveyed in an engaging and entertaining way. "
Richard Harrison, South West Grid for Learning. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (28/11/2011 to 1/12/2011)
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.
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.
CGEIT exams only take place twice a year. Below are the exam dates for 2016:
Exam date - 11 June 2016
Exam Date - 10 December 2016
Not sure how to register for the exam? Call us 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:
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.