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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 62,854 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.45% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:
"Following my week of intensive instruction at the Firebrand* I now have a greater appreciation of the formal aspects of IT Security. The week long course is hardwork and very rewarding. The staff at the Firebrand* were very helpful and the tutor both knowledgable and experienced in real-life IT Security application. "
J.E.. - (ISC)2 SSCP - Systems Security Certified Practitioner (5 days) (8/8/2005 to 14/8/2005)
"Excellent place for focused studying. The only thing you have to worry about is to study and do good. Everything is taken care of by Firebrand*. My preferred choice for future training facilities."
anon. - (ISC)2 SSCP - Systems Security Certified Practitioner (5 days) (18/4/2005 to 24/4/2005)
"Intense but concise training with the perfect level of detail to pass. Supplemented with some training material this course & facilities/ environment for learning are a winner."
Michael Roberts, Experian. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (13/2/2017 to 19/2/2017)
"I have a young family and dont have the time to study. I have just passed a CISSP thanks to this course. there is no other way I could have done so. "
Stuart Winter. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (13/2/2017 to 19/2/2017)
"One of the most intensive courses I have been on and it has been very positive and definitely worthwhile. Fantastic learning facility with awesome staff always willing to help. Nothing is too much!
From knowing very little to feeling confident in such a technical environment has added more value than just passing an exam.
I would recommend to anyone, just be willing to put as much effort in as Firebrand do and offer."
Phillip Richardson, Severn Trent PLC. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (16/1/2017 to 22/1/2017)
"Excellent training provider, knowledgeable friendly staff, good facilities."
John Airey. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (28/11/2016 to 4/12/2016)
"The Firebrand experience has been absolutely great from start to finish. I highly recommend it. All advice was essential in my success."
Andrea Cereghino, Intel. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (21/11/2016 to 26/11/2016)
"Firebrand from arrival to passing the exam were amazing and supportive all the way."
Richard Edwards, NA. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (7/11/2016 to 13/11/2016)
"Firebrand is a great place to get away from work distractions and immerse yourself in learning. Everyone is supportive and there to give you the best chance of passing the exam."
Rob OConnor, NTT Security. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (7/11/2016 to 13/11/2016)
"Professional well run course. Excellent teacher."
C.M. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (7/11/2016 to 13/11/2016)
"Great course, the instructor used real world scenarios to make the content and subject come alive"
S.G, Tesco. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (7/11/2016 to 13/11/2016)
"Fantastic boot camp. Great place to really focus, train..and pass the exam! Our trainer gave it 100%, lots of energy, extremely knowledgeable and invested in our success."
Tom , Gatwick Airport. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (7/11/2016 to 13/11/2016)
"Fantastic tutor. Fantastic training support staff. Training venue very good. Helpful, caring, supportive and dedicated to providing the best service they can!
The course was well put together and the tutor very well versed in the subject , and able to drill down to in-depth levels where required."
Philip Blythe, Safran. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (7/11/2016 to 13/11/2016)
"Great place to study!"
E.T, Integrity 360. - (ISC)2 CISSP-ISSAP (4 days) (24/10/2016 to 27/10/2016)
"Course was challenging but well delivered and rewarding."
S.G. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (3/10/2016 to 9/10/2016)
"First class training, delivered by first class instructors in first class facilities. "
Robert James, Self Funding. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (12/9/2016 to 18/9/2016)
"An interesting training concept that allows you to fully focus on the course without worrying about accommodation, meals, travel etc. I would definitely do it again. "
Bruce Wright, NHS South East Comissioning Support Un. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (19/9/2016 to 25/9/2016)
"Everything from the accommodation to the food was at a high standard. All the material and stationery required during the lessons were provided. I would definitely recommend Firebrand."
Zaid Salam, Smiths Group. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (15/8/2016 to 20/8/2016)
"If you want to have an enjoyable, immersive experience, choose Firebrand. "
Anonymous - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (11/7/2016 to 17/7/2016)
"Firebrand provide excellent courses and their instructors and facilities are world class."
Madhu Bhabuta, MOD. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (11/7/2016 to 17/7/2016)
"Experience at Firebrand was more enjoyable than anticipated. It is difficult, but best way to learn the CISSP."
Nitin Virmani. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (6/6/2016 to 12/6/2016)
"Hard work, but enjoyable."
Gary Smith, Derby University. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (6/6/2016 to 12/6/2016)
"I have certainly enjoyed the course. It has given me a broader view of the security world in a very short period of time."
Jane Xie, Thales e-security. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (6/6/2016 to 12/6/2016)
"Excellent content covered in a short space of time. Instructor was very good and used a range of techniques which helped learn it quickly. Would definitely recommend."
Anonymous - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (6/6/2016 to 12/6/2016)
"Covered a lot of content, but in a great way so have learned loads."
Anonymous - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (6/6/2016 to 12/6/2016)
"CISSP was tough, because there is a lot of material crammed into a few days. The trainer was great though and he helped with understanding the material a lot."
Adrian Buzatu, EMERSON CONSTRUCTION. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (6/6/2016 to 12/6/2016)
"Just do it. If you work it is the way to learn in isolation. The venue and time structure oozes focus. I have been here twice and I will be back."
David Wylie, Stanchion Payment Solutions. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (6/6/2016 to 12/6/2016)
"Excellent environment and facilities. Instructor and staff extremely knowledgeable and helpful."
Paul Bassenger, Airbus. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (6/6/2016 to 12/6/2016)
"An intense week in a good, isolated environment."
Billy Hagg, CAE. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (9/5/2016 to 15/5/2016)
"Superb facility, superb place for learning, as when doing an intensive course like CISSP, its exactly what you need."
Craig Rees, Nationwide Building Society. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (9/5/2016 to 15/5/2016)
"The structure and organisation of the venue, modules and timings is at the right level for intensive learning. For the CISSP there were many new areas explored in more detail for me personally and I found our instructor to be very knowledgeable, entertaining and helpful. He not only shared his insight but he used some real world examples to demonstrate the reason for implementing best practice. Most importantly for me was the message of connecting the addition of value adding to the business. "
John Boursnell, EPAY Ltd . - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (9/5/2016 to 15/5/2016)
"Go ahead and book it. You wont regret it "
Sunil Prajapat, EDF Energy. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (9/5/2016 to 15/5/2016)
"Good facilities and food. Great trainer."
Ian Wilkinson, N/A. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (18/4/2016 to 24/4/2016)
"In regards to the facility and on-site staff/ trainers, excellent experience overall.
Comprehensive programme and has everything covered!"
Scott McAndrew. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (18/4/2016 to 24/4/2016)
"Intense, a lot of information in short space of time, but very good teaching techniques."
Sameer Rajani. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (18/4/2016 to 24/4/2016)
"Enjoyed the experieince, good facilities, friendly people. Thank you!"
Abraham Tromp, Tromp Consulting Ltd . - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (18/4/2016 to 24/4/2016)
"Firebrand has a good setup, with facility and classroom and the location, to help you focus on your studies and therefore pass your exam."
Ash Thakrar, PWC. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (15/2/2016 to 20/2/2016)
"Lots of real world experience applies, which was great!"
Michael Smith, Sunguard AS. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (8/2/2016 to 14/2/2016)
"An intense course delivered extremely well in a conducive environment for learning. Mentally testing and not for the faint-hearted. "
J.M. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (8/2/2016 to 14/2/2016)
"The instructor was superb and personable."
L.M. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (8/2/2016 to 14/2/2016)
"Enjoy the training and the facility & learning environment top class."
Celestin Mianza, Nationwide. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (18/1/2016 to 24/1/2016)
"Firebrand is a 1st class organisation. The facilities and the training I received were second to none."
M.B. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (18/1/2016 to 24/1/2016)
"Overall a good experience!"
N.J, Service Birmingham Ltd. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (18/1/2016 to 24/1/2016)
"As usual, my experience with Firebrand was exceptional, I will be returning again!"
J.L, Horsham Council. - (ISC)2 HCISPP (3 days) (9/11/2015 to 11/11/2015)
"A tough week, but ultimately enjoyable & worthwhile."
S.W, FIS Global. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (18/1/2016 to 24/1/2016)
"It was time-consuming and exhausting, but worth every second.
The instructor was friendly and open for all questions, during and after hours.
Best training experience ever, would definitely return for more training.
Also, the food was great."
I.K. - (ISC)2 CCFP (5 days) (26/10/2015 to 30/10/2015)
"The best place to pass CISSP."
Patrick Bayle, NTT Comms Security. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (19/10/2015 to 25/10/2015)
"Great set-up, all elements work well."
Simon West, FIS Global. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (19/10/2015 to 25/10/2015)
"The course facilitator is just brilliant!"
Frederick Akordor, CGI. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (19/10/2015 to 25/10/2015)
"This is an excellent way to get a great management overview of all aspects of security in a short period of time with no interruption.
Firebrand have this down to perfection."
Richard Evans, TALK TALK. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (19/10/2015 to 25/10/2015)
The goal of this five-day accelerated SSCP course is to provide IT and information security professionals with a fully-immersed, zero-distraction, all-inclusive SSCP training and certification experience. You'll develop the expertise to tackle the operational demands and responsibilities of a security practitioner, including authentication, security testing, intrusion detection/prevention, incident response and recovery, attacks and countermeasures, cryptography, malicious code countermeasures, and more.
SSCP Certification was designed to recognise an international standard for practitioners of information security [IS] and understanding of a Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). It focuses on practices, roles and responsibilities as defined by experts from major IS industries. Certification can enhance an IS career and provide added credibility.
Your SSCP course encompasses the (ISC)2 SSCP CBK Review Seminar, intense hands-on instruction, on-site examination delivery, meals, and accommodation.
SSCP accreditation provides information security personnel and their employers with international credibility. It also gives their employers a reliable measure of professional competence.
The key advantage of authorised (ISC)2 Institute Training is fundamental: The institute's goal is to provide an extensive overview of the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), the compendium of information security practices and standards compiled and continually updated by (ISC)2 and used as the basis for the SSCP exam.
You will access exclusive benefits as Firebrand Training are an authorised (ISC)2 host partner. Only authorised (ISC)2 host partners:
This accelerated training course is designed for those with proven technical skills and practical, hands-on security knowledge in operational IT roles. The SSCP is ideal for those working in or towards positions such as, but not limited to:
Firebrand Training has been named as “Highest Performing Affiliate of the Year – EMEA” by (ISC)2. The major security association helps companies recognise organisations and individuals who are knowledgeable in security through the CISSP, CSSLP and SSCP certifications.
Firebrand Training is an Authorised Provider of (ISC)2 certifications. W. Hord Tipton, Executive Director of (ISC)2, stated: “This award represents Firebrand as the top performer for (ISC)2...for the EMEA region.”
Information security professionals invest substantially in information assets, including technology, architecture and process. But how can protection of these assets be ensured? Only through the strengths of the professionals in charge.
Industry standards, ethics and certification of IS professionals and practitioners becomes critical to ensuring a higher standard for security is achieved. (ISC)2, as the only not-for-profit consortium charged with maintaining, administering and certifying IS professionals in the Common Body of Knowledge [CBK], is the premier resource for IS professionals worldwide.
When you have certified personnel on staff, your company is operating at a known level of professional competency. Your risks are lowered and your liabilities decreased. Customers and investors are assured that your company can protect their investment. SSCPs have demonstrated their extensive knowledge of security administration. They have the ability to implement and maintain highly secure systems and to respond quickly to problems and violations. They reduce your risks and limit potential reputation, financial and business losses.
SSCP certification reduces training costs, as well by identifying highly qualified individuals for your security positions; people that can train and mentor your staff and improve their security awareness. A company-mandated certification program improves employee morale by creating a consistent career path that guarantees an employee's skills will remain current. It also improves your ability to attract and retain a highly competent staff.
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.
This course covers the seven domains contained in the SSCP Common Body of Knowledge. Delivered in the following order:
Understand the different Access Control systems and how they should be implemented to protect the system and data using the different levels of confidentiality, integrity, and availability
Understand the processes necessary for working with management and information owners, custodians, and users so that proper data classifications are defined. This will ensure the proper handling of all hard copy and electronic information as it is applied by the Security Operations and Administration
The Risk Identification, Monitoring, and Analysis Domain identifies the how to identify, measure, and control losses associated with adverse events. You will review, analyze, select, and evaluate safeguards for mitigating risk
Identify how to handle Incident Response and Recovery using consistent, applies approaches including the use of the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) concepts in order to mitigate damages, recover business operations, and avoid critical business interruption; and emergency response and post-disaster recovery
Identify and differentiate key cryptographic concepts and how to apply them, implement secure protocols, key management concepts, key administration and validation, and Public Key Infrastructure as it applies to securing communications in the presence of third parties
Define and identify the Networks and Communications Security needed to secure network structure, data transmission methods, transport formats, and the security measures used to maintain integrity, availability, authentication, and confidentiality of the information being transmitted
The Systems and Application Security section identifies and defines technical and non-technical attacks and how an organization can protect itself from these attacks including the concepts in endpoint device security, cloud infrastructure security, securing big data systems, and securing virtual environments.
You will sit the SSCP exam on site as part of the course. Covered by your certification guarantee.
Upon passing the exam, you will be required to have your application endorsed before the certification can be awarded. (ISC)2 provide an endorsement form via their website for this purpose.
You must become certified, or an associate of (ISC)2, within 9 months of exam completion. Failure to do so will require you to retake the exam in order to be come certified.
Also, recertification is required every three years, to maintain the certification, by meeting all of the (ISC)2 SSCP renewal requirements.
The SSCP Accelerated Course encompasses the (ISC)2 SSCP CBK Review Seminar, intense hands-on instruction, tailored pre-reading materials, on-site examination delivery, meals, and accommodations. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.
The official (ISC)2 SSCP CBK Review Seminar (Student Handbook).
Firebrand Training utilises the official (ISC)2 copyrighted training materials for the program delivery. These materials have been derived from extensive work from SSCPs, CISSPs, (ISC)2 Instructors, and Subject Matter Experts in developing material and presentation.
Accommodation is provided for you in a modern, en-suite bedroom - making studying comfortable and convenient. Breakfasts, lunches, dinner, fresh-brewed coffee, and ample snacks and beverages are provided throughout the day.
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 accommodation and vendor exam fees.
The SSCP examinations are delivered at our site - with (ISC)2 approval.
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.
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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 currently no formal prerequisites to attend the SSCP course. Though it is recommended that delegates have some knowledge of other IT domains, including a basic working knowledge of network technologies. The CompTIA Security+ certification, while not required, would also be beneficial.
In order to attain the SSCP certification, delegates require a minimum of one year’s cumulative paid full-time work experience in one or more of the seven domains covered in the SSCP CBK. Valid experience includes information systems security-related work performed, or work that requires information security knowledge and involves direct application of that knowledge.
If you do not have the required experience, you may still sit for the exam and become an Associate of (ISC)2 until you have gained the required experience.
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.