Microsoft Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Cloud Services Integration - Only 5 Days

Why

Seven reasons why you should sit your System Center Configuration Manager course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be System Center Configuration Manager certified in just 5 days. With us, you’ll be System Center Configuration Manager trained in record time
  2. Our System Center Configuration Manager course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass System Center Configuration Manager first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more System Center Configuration Manager. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn System Center Configuration Manager faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying System Center Configuration Manager with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 67,286 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study System Center Configuration Manager courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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What

On your 5-day accelerated course, learn the skills to administer System Center 2016 Configuration Manager and integrate it with Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Cloud Services such as Office 365. You'll use these new skills to deploy PCs, devices and applications in a hybrid or on-premises scenario using SCCM and Microsoft Intune. You'll also learn to optimise System Center Endpoint Protection, manage compliance, and create management queries and reports.

This course is 45% faster than traditional training.

Your Microsoft Certified Trainer will immerse in the curriculum with our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, helping you to build and retain information faster. You'll also have lab access 24/7 at the training centre, so you can test your skills and make the most of your stay.

You'll cover key topics including:

  • Preparing a management infrastructure and integrating mobile-device management with Microsoft Exchange Server.
  • Deploying and managing System Center 2016 Configuration Manager client.
  • Configure an operating-system deployment strategy by using Configuration Manager.
  • Implement Endpoint Protection for managed PCs.
  • Deploy and manage Office 365 apps by using SCCM.
  • Manage and maintain a Configuration Manager site.
  • Configure on-premises mobile device management using Configuration Manager.
  • Configure a hybrid MDM scenario and enroll iOS, Android, and Windows-based devices using Configuration Manager and Intune.

You'll benefit from the latest, up-to-date Microsoft courseware and practice papers, as Firebrand is a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner.

You'll also be prepared for exam 70-703:Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Cloud Services Integration. You'll sit this exam at the Firebrand Training Centre during the course, covered by your Certification Guarantee.

If you're an IT professional or Enterprise Desktop Administrator (EDA) responsible for deploying, managing and maintaining PCs and applications across a business, this course is ideal for you.

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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.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

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.

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Course 20703-1A: Administering System Center Configuration Manager

Module 1: Managing computers and mobile devices in the enterprise

This module describes the features of Configuration Manager that you can use to perform complex management tasks, including the following tasks:

  • Hardware and software inventory
  • Application management
  • Operating system deployment
  • Settings management
  • Software update management
  • Remote client troubleshooting
  • Protection from malware

Lessons

  • Overview of systems management by using enterprise management solutions
  • Overview of the Configuration Manager architecture
  • Overview of the Configuration Manager administrative tools
  • Tools for monitoring and troubleshooting a Configuration Manager site

Lab: Exploring the Configuration Manager tools

  • Searching in the Configuration Manager console
  • Using Windows PowerShell with Configuration Manager
  • Using Configuration Manager Service Manager to manage components
  • Monitoring site and component status
  • Reviewing log files by using the Configuration Manager Trace tool
  • Explain how to use Configuration Manager to address the challenges of managing systems and users in today‚s enterprise.
  • Describe the Configuration Manager architecture.
  • Describe the management tools that you use to perform administrative functions for Configuration Manager.
  • Describe the tools that you use to monitor and troubleshoot a Configuration Manager site.

Module 2: Analysing data using queries and reports

The Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager database stores a large amount of data about the resources in your environment. You might not always want to perform all management tasks on all resources simultaneously. Therefore, to help you locate devices or user objects in your environment that meet specific criteria, you can create queries. You then can use these queries to create collections or to find additional information about specific resources. This module describes queries and methods of creating and running them. In addition to queries, you can run reports to view various types of information related to your Configuration Manager environment. To run Configuration Manager reports, you must install and configure a reporting services point, which this module details.Lessons

  • Introduction to queries
  • Configuring Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

Lab: Creating and running queries Configuring boundaries and resource discovery

  • Creating data queries
  • Creating subselect queries
  • Creating status message queries

Lab: Configuring SSRS

  • Configuring a reporting services point
  • Creating a report by using Report Builder
  • Create and configure data and status message queries.
  • Configure and manage SSRS and the reporting services point.

Module 3: Preparing the management infrastructure to support PCs and mobile devices

This module explains how to prepare the management infrastructure, including configuring boundaries, boundary groups, and resource discovery. Additionally, it describes how Configuration Manager interacts with the Microsoft Exchange Server environment to discover and manage mobile devices.

Lessons

  • Configuring site boundaries and boundary groups
  • Configuring resource discovery
  • Configuring the Exchange Server Connector for mobile device management
  • Configuring user and device collections

Lab: Configuring boundaries and resource discovery

  • Configuring boundaries, boundary groups, and fallback relationships
  • Configuring Active Directory discovery methods

Lab: Configuring user and device collections

  • Creating a device collection
  • Creating a user collection
  • Configuring a maintenance window
  • Configure boundaries and boundary groups.
  • Configure resource discovery.
  • Configure the Exchange Server connector mobile device management.
  • Organise resources using device and user collections.

Module 4: Deploying and managing clients

This module explains the supported operating systems and devices, the software requirements, and the different methods for installing the Configuration Manager client. This module also describes some of the default and custom client settings that you can configure. After installing the client software, you can configure the client settings to perform routine management tasks.

Lessons

  • Overview of the Configuration Manager client
  • Deploying the Configuration Manager client
  • Configuring and monitoring client status
  • Managing client settings in Configuration Manager

Lab: Deploying the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager client software

  • Preparing the site for client installation
  • Deploying the Configuration Manager client software by using client push installation

Lab: Configuring and monitoring client status

  • Configuring and monitoring client health status

Lab: Managing client settings

  • Configuring client settings
  • Describe the requirements and considerations for installing the Configuration Manager client software.
  • Deploy the Configuration Manager client software.
  • Configure and monitor client status.
  • Manage Configuration Manager client settings.

Module 5: Managing inventory for PCs and applications

This module provides an overview of inventory collection, and explains how you can manage the information collected. You also will learn about the process of collecting hardware and software inventory, initiating inventory cycles, and initiating and securing inventory collection. This module also covers the use of software metering to monitor program usage, and the configuration and management of Asset Intelligence.

Lessons

  • Overview of inventory collection
  • Configuring hardware and software inventory
  • Managing inventory collection
  • Configuring software metering
  • Configuring and managing Asset Intelligence

Lab: Configuring and managing inventory collection

  • Configuring and managing hardware inventory

Lab: Configuring software metering

  • Configuring software metering

Lab: Configuring and managing Asset Intelligence

  • Preparing the site for Asset Intelligence
  • Configuring Asset Intelligence
  • Monitoring license agreements by using Asset Intelligence
  • Viewing Asset Intelligence reports
  • Describe inventory collection.
  • Configure and collect hardware and software inventory.
  • Manage inventory collection.
  • Configure software metering.
  • Configure Asset Intelligence.

Module 6: Distributing and managing content used for deployments

Configuration Manager clients obtain content, such as packages, applications, software updates, and even operating system images, from distribution points. Configuration Manager relies on the distribution point infrastructure to provide content management functionality. In this module, you will review the content management features, configure distribution points, and learn how to distribute and monitor content. You also will perform content validation and content prestaging.

Lessons

  • Preparing the infrastructure for content management
  • Distributing and managing content on distribution points

Lab: Distributing and managing content for deployments

  • Installing a new distribution point
  • Managing content distribution
  • Prepare the infrastructure for content management.
  • Distribute and manage content on distribution points.

Module 7: Deploying and managing applications

In this module, you will learn about the methods for creating, deploying, and managing applications with Configuration Manager. You also will learn to use the Software Center and the Application Catalog to install available applications. You will learn about managing deployments on unconventional applications. In addition, you will learn to install Windows 10 apps and virtualised applications.

Lessons

  • Overview of application management
  • Creating applications
  • Deploying applications
  • Managing applications
  • Deploying virtual applications by using System Center Configuration Manager (Optional)
  • Deploying and managing Windows Store apps

Lab: Creating and deploying applications

  • Installing and configuring the Application Catalog roles
  • Creating applications with requirements
  • Deploying applications

Lab: Managing application supersedence and removal

  • Managing application supersedence
  • Uninstalling the Excel Viewer application

Lab: Deploying virtual applications by using Configuration Manager (Optional)

  • Configuring support for App-V
  • Deploying virtual applications

Lab: Using Configuration Manager to deploy Windows Store apps

  • Configuring support for sideloading Windows Store apps
  • Configuring a Windows Store app
  • Deploying Windows 10 apps to users
  • Describe the application management features of Configuration Manager.
  • Create applications.
  • Deploy applications.
  • Manage applications.
  • Configure and deploy virtual applications.
  • Configure and deploy Windows Store apps.

Module 8: Maintaining software updates for managed PCs

This module explains how to use the software updates feature in Configuration Manager to implement an end-to-end management process for the complex task of identifying, deploying, and monitoring software updates to your Configuration Manager clients.

Lessons

  • The software updates process
  • Preparing a Configuration Manager site for software updates
  • Managing software updates
  • Configuring automatic deployment rules
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting software updates

Lab: Configuring the site for software updates

  • Configuring and synchronising the software update point

Lab: Deploying and managing software updates

  • Determining software update compliance
  • Deploying software updates to clients
  • Configuring automatic deployment rules
  • Describe how the software updates feature integrates with Configuration Manager.
  • Prepare the Configuration Manager site for software updates.
  • Manage the evaluation and deployment of software updates.
  • Configure automatic deployment rules.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot software updates.

Module 9: Implementing Endpoint Protection for managed PCs

Configuration Manager provides a number of security-related features that you can use to help protect client computers from malware threats, and to configure specific Windows Firewall settings for clients. Based on System Center Endpoint Protection (Endpoint Protection) functionality, Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager supports the deployment, management, and monitoring of antimalware policies and Windows Firewall settings on client computers. This module explains how to use configure Endpoint Protection Configuration Manager to implement Endpoint Protectionand deploy and monitor Endpoint Protection policies.

Lessons

  • Overview of Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
  • Configuring, deploying, and monitoring Endpoint Protection policies

Lab: Implementing Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

  • Configuring the System Center Endpoint Protection point and client settings
  • Configuring and deploying Endpoint Protection policies
  • Monitoring Endpoint Protection
  • Configure Endpoint Protection to detect and remediate malware and security vulnerabilities.
  • Configure, deploy, and manage Endpoint Protection policies.

Module 10: Managing compliance and secure data access

Many enterprise organisations require systems, such as servers, laptops, desktop computers, and mobile devices, to meet specific configuration and compliance requirements. Compliance settings in Configuration Manager can play a key role in identifying existing configurations, discovering systems that have adverse configuration changes, and remediating these settings automatically when necessary. Compliance settings also can help control how users manage and access data in the enterprise network environment. For computers that run Windows 8 and newer operating systems, you can manage data using folder redirection, offline files, and roaming profiles. You also can control access to data using remote connection profiles, virtual private network (VPN) profiles, Wi-Fi profiles, and certificate profiles. This module describes the compliance settings that you can manage using Configuration Manager. You will learn to use these settings to maintain configuration requirements and to provide secure data access to enterprise resources.

Lessons

  • Overview of Compliance Settings
  • Configuring compliance settings
  • Viewing compliance results
  • Managing resource and data access

Lab: Managing compliance settings

  • Managing configuration items and baselines
  • Viewing compliance settings and reports
  • Configuring remediation in compliance settings
  • Using compliance information to create collections
  • Describe compliance settings features.
  • Configure compliance settings.
  • View compliance results.
  • Manage resource and data access.

Module 11: Managing operating system deployment

You can use the operating system deployment feature in Configuration Manager to create operating system images that you can deploy to unmanaged computers and those managed by Configuration Manager. There are several scenarios in which you can deploy operating systems by using Configuration Manager, including when you are working with new systems or when you are upgrading existing ones. Operating system deployment uses both Configuration Manager and Windows components to manage and deliver operating system images. You can configure settings on a reference computer prior to capturing an image of its operating system or by using task sequences that Configuration Manager creates after you deploy the image to a target system. This module explains how to use Configuration Manager to create a strategy for operating-system deployments. And also, it explains how to manage Windows as a service.

Lessons

  • An overview of operating system deployment
  • Preparing a site for operating system deployment
  • Deploying an operating system
  • Managing Windows as a service

Lab: Preparing the site for operating -system deployment

  • Managing the site system roles used to support operating system deployment
  • Managing packages to support operating system deployment

Lab: Deploying operating -system images for bare-metal installations

  • Preparing the operating system image
  • Creating a task sequence to deploy an image
  • Deploying an image
  • Describe the terminology, components, and scenarios used to deploy operating systems by using Configuration Manager.
  • Describe how to prepare a site for operating system deployment.
  • Describe the process used to deploy an operating system image.

Module 12: Managing and maintaining a Configuration Manager site

This module explains how to use manage and maintain a Configuration Manager site. It describes role-based administration, Remote Tools, and the site maintenance tasks that you can manage by using Configuration Manager. Additionally, it explains how to back up and recover a Configuration Manager site system.

Lessons

  • Configuring role-based administration
  • Configuring Remote Tools
  • Overview of Configuration Manager site maintenance
  • Backing up and recovering a Configuration Manager site

Lab: Configuring role-based administration

  • Configuring a new scope for Toronto administrators
  • Configuring a new administrative user

Lab: Configuring Remote Tools

  • Configuring the Remote Tools client settings and permissions
  • Managing desktops by using Remote Control

Lab: Maintaining a Configuration Manager site

  • Configuring maintenance tasks in Configuration Manager
  • Configuring the Backup Site Server task
  • Recovering a site from a backup
  • Configure role-based administration.
  • Configure Remote Tools to support client activity.
  • Identify Configuration Manager site Maintenance tasks.
  • Back up and recover a Configuration Manager site.

Course 20703-2A: Integrating MDM and Cloud Services with System Center Configuration Manager

Module 1: Extending the Configuration Manager infrastructure to support Internet-based and mobile devices

This module describes the challenges in managing a mobile and Internet-based workforce and how Configuration Manager integrated with MDM and cloud services solutions can address these challenges.

Lessons

  • Managing a mobile and distributed workforce
  • Integrating Configuration Manager with cloud services and Internet-based management solutions
  • PKI requirements to support the Internet and MDM
  • Expanding content availability by using cloud-based distribution points

Lab: Preparing for cloud integration

  • Activating an Azure trial subscription
  • Configuring and enabling directory syncing

Lab: Implementing PKI for Configuration Manager site systems and clients

  • Creating certificate templates for Configuration Manager services
  • Deploying certificates to Configuration Manager

Lab: Configuring cloud-based distribution points

  • Creating and exporting an Azure management certificate for cloud-based distribution points
  • Setting up Azure and creating a cloud-based distribution point

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the challenges in managing a mobile and distributed workforce.
  • Understand the considerations for integrating Configuration Manager with cloud services and Internet-based management solutions.
  • Describe the public key infrastructure (PKI) requirements to support the Internet and MDM.
  • Explain how to expand content availability by using cloud-based distribution points.

Module 2: Managing clients on the Internet

This module explains how to manage client devices that are located outside of the corporate network and connected to the Internet.

Lessons

  • Methods for managing Internet-based clients
  • Planning and implementing Internet-based client management
  • Planning and implementing Cloud Management Gateway

Lab: Configuring IBCM

  • Configuring the Configuration Manager site systems to support IBCM
  • Verify the client settings for IBCM

Lab: Configuring Cloud Management Gateway for managing clients on the Internet

  • Enabling the Cloud Management Gateway feature
  • Creating and exporting the Azure management certificate for cloud-based distribution points
  • Setting up the Cloud Management Gateway

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify the methods for managing client devices that are connected to the Internet but located outside the corporate network.
  • Describe the considerations and tasks for enabling Configuration Manager to support Internet-based client management (IBCM).
  • Describe the considerations and procedures for implementing the Cloud Management Gateway to support Internet-based clients.

Module 3: Managing Microsoft Store for Business apps by using Configuration Manager

This module explains how to deploy and manage Microsoft Store for Business apps by using Configuration Manager.

Lessons

  • Overview of Microsoft Store for Business
  • Managing Microsoft Store for Business apps by using Configuration Manager

Lab: Microsoft Store for Business

  • Signing up for Microsoft Store for Business
  • Microsoft Store for Business

Lab: Deploying Microsoft Store for Business apps by using Configuration Manager

  • Setting up syncing with Microsoft Store for Business
  • Microsoft Store for Business apps

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain how to manage Microsoft Store for Business and describe its features.
  • Deploy apps from Microsoft Store for Business by using Configuration Manager.

Module 4: Managing Office 365 apps by using Configuration Manager

This module explains how to deploy and manage Office 365 apps by using Configuration Manager.

Lessons

  • Overview of Office 365 ProPlus
  • Deploying Office 365 client applications by using Configuration Manager
  • Managing and updating an Office 365 client deploymentProPlus

Lab: Office 365 for to support application deployment by using Configuration Manager

  • Signing up for an Office 365 trial subscription
  • Assigning Office 365 ProPlus licenses to users
  • Modifying Office 365 ProPlus options for manual downloads

Lab: Deploying and managing Office 365 client applications by using Configuration Manager

  • Configuring infrastructure requirements to support
  • Deploying the Office 365 ProPlus to client devices application
  • Configuring software updates to support Office 365

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus features.
  • Use Configuration Manager to deploy Office 365 applications.
  • Manage and update an Office 365 client deployment.

Module 5: Mobile device management by using Configuration Manager

This module describes the methods and technologies used to manage mobile devices by using Configuration Manager.

Lessons

  • Overview of mobile device management
  • Configuring the Exchange Server connector for mobile device management

Lab: Managing mobile devices by using the Exchange Server connector

  • Configuringeing security permissions for Exchange integration
  • Configuring the Exchange Server connector
  • Managing mobile devices by using Configuration Manager

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Provide an overview of Microsoft mobile device management technologies and how they integrate with Configuration Manager.
  • Explain how to deploy the Microsoft Exchange Server connector for Configuration Manager.

Module 6: Hybrid MDM with Configuration Manager and Intune

This module describes how to integrate Configuration Manager with Intune and provide the foundation for device enrolment and management capabilities.

Lessons

  • Planning and preparing for hybrid MDM
  • Configuring hybrid MDM with Configuration Manager and Intune

Lab: Configuring hybrid MDM

  • Validating and configuring prerequisites for Configuration Manager and Intune integration
  • Adding the Intune subscription to Configuration Manager
  • Adding terms and conditions for MDM users

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and prepare for hybrid MDM.
  • Configure hybrid MDM by using Configuration Manager and Intune

Module 7: Device platform enrolment by using Configuration Manager MDM

This module explains how to enrol iOS, Android, and Windows-based devices in a hybrid Configuration Manager and Intune MDM solution.

Lessons

  • Enrolling Windows devices into MDM
  • Enrolling Android devices into MDM
  • Enrolling iOS devices into MDM
  • Managing mobile devices in Configuration Manager

Lab: Enrolling Windows devices into hybrid mobile device management (MDM) environment

  • Enrolling Windows devices into a hybrid MDM environment
  • Configuring automatic MDM enrolment for Windows 10 devices
  • Enrolling Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile devices into MDM

Lab: Enrolling Android devices into a hybrid MDM environment

  • Enabling Android enrolment for MDM by using Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune
  • Enrolling an Android device into MDM

Lab: Managing mobile devices in hybrid MDM

  • Configuring compliance settings for devices enrolled into MDM
  • Deploying and managing applications to devices enrolled into MDM
  • Performing on-demand management on devices enrolled into MDM

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Enable Windows device management and implement Windows device enrolment.
  • Enable Android device management and implement Android device enrolment.
  • Enable iOS device management and implement iOS device enrolment.
  • Manage mobile devices in Configuration Manager hybrid MDM.

Module 8: On-premises mobile device management using Configuration Manager

This module explains On-premises MDM, its requirements, and the types of devices it can manage how to configure on-premises mobile device management by using Configuration Manager. It also explains how to implement On-premises MDM in an existing Configuration Manager environment and the different ways to enrol Windows 10 devices.

Lessons

  • Overview of On-premises mobile device management
  • Configuring On-premises MDM by using Configuration Manager

Lab: Managing mobile devices with an On-premises infrastructure

  • Configuring PKI for On-premises MDM
  • Preparing Configuration Manager prerequisites for On-premises MDM mobile device management
  • Enrolling a standalone Windows 10 devices for On-premises MDM as a mobile client

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain what On-premises MDM is and compare it with other management options.
  • Plan for and implement the requirements for On-Premises MDM.
  • Enroll a modern Windows 10 device in On-Premises MDM.

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On this course, you'll take the following exam, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • Exam 70-703: Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Cloud Services Integration - currently in development

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Included on this course:

  • MOC 20703-1A: Administering System Center Configuration Manager
  • MOC 20703-2A: Integrating MDM and Cloud Services with System Center Configuration Manager

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Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (26/3/2018 to 27/3/2018)

"Great course, very informative. We had a great instructor who has had practical experience. Lots of time spent with face-to-face instruction. Hands on material that we were able to work with as well. Really enjoyed my time here and will recommend to other colleagues as well. As an added bonus the food was great too!"
C.H.. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (26/3/2018 to 27/3/2018)

"I love the bootcamp format (tried other training provider that only deliver 9:00 am to by 5:00 pm just wont work)!"
Melody Lam. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (12/3/2018 to 16/3/2018)

"Excellent speedy and professional learning environment. Knowledge on subject matter for the course superb by instructor."
Fredrik Olander, Max Matthiessen. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (12/3/2018 to 16/3/2018)

"Having never had any working experience on any SQL Server product, I enrolled on this course. The accelerated nature and the efficient way the course was presented helped me absorb the concepts. I am over the moon to have passed my very first Microsoft exam at Firebrand!"
Gordon Hepburn , Kerry. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (12/3/2018 to 16/3/2018)

"Highly focused training with experienced teacher and great documentation. "
Alfredo Hidalgo Iglesias, BYG. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (12/3/2018 to 16/3/2018)

"My first experience of Firebrand, training was fantastic, instruction as just the right combination of talking, demonstrating and practical work. Definitely recommend."
Tom Odell, BUUK Infrastructure. - Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) (10/3/2018 to 12/3/2018)

"Excellent venue, resources and friendly staff. Thank you! Excellent venue, that is accessible and very close to perfect accommodation."
Christopher Harvey, Grafton Merchenties GB. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (5/3/2018 to 10/3/2018)

"Great way to learn x2 faster in a complete learning bubble A* I choose Firebrand to give me accelerated learning, certification and real world experience through the excellent trainers. Thank you Firebrand."
Roy Casana, Designated . - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (5/3/2018 to 10/3/2018)

"Excellent facilities, and a world class trainer who went out of his way to delivery the course and more. I would consider doing another Firebrand course."
Tim Harborne, Carillionarmey. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (5/3/2018 to 10/3/2018)

"The trainer was excellent, as he was very informative, friendly and patient. I do wish that there was more time for the course, because I found it difficult to process such a vast amount of information, in such a short space of time."
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (8/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

"The instructor was a very interactive and enjoyable tutor. His vast knowledge was clear and he explained everything in great detail."
J.H., Lloyds Banking Group. - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (8/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

"At the beginning of the course, I had very little knowledge but feel as though I have learn a lot in a short space of time."
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (8/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

"Great teacher"
A.N., Lloyds banking group . - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (8/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

"At the beginning of the course, I had very little knowledge but feel as though I have learnt a lot in a short space of time."
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (8/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

"Great course and tutor who was very enthusiastic and helpful."
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (8/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

"Concise and highly informative, with a combination of clear theoretical and practical examples."
M.W., Transport for London. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (19/2/2018 to 20/2/2018)

"Very useful and insightful course!"
Rhys Banton-Laing, Schroders. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (19/2/2018 to 20/2/2018)

"Firebrand courses are accelerated and intensive but worth the effort. The Instructors do a very excellent job of ensuring all aspects of the course are covered"
Luis Gallagher-Munhica, Comp Consult Ltd. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (19/2/2018 to 20/2/2018)

"A fantastic intensive course that will cover installation and configuration. Don't expect it to be easy but DO expect it to be informative. Our instructor balanced real-world examples alongside the theoretical that enabled key technologies to simply Click. With sufficient pre-study this course would be the icing on the cake, as-it-were, and be a gateway into Microsoft certification. Recommended."
Robert Walker. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (8/2/2018 to 18/2/2018)

"It was great to be in an environment with minimal distractions to enable me to achieve the objectives of this course so quickly. The staff are all very friendly and helpful and the accommodation is clean and comfortable. The food was excellent and the training rooms were well equipped with modern equipment."
J.C., James T. Blakeman & Co. Ltd.. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (8/2/2018 to 18/2/2018)

"Training was great as usual. Feeling very prepared for my exam. Thanks to the instructor for all the great training, and to Firebrand once again."
Kristian Ward, Switch Networks Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (8/2/2018 to 18/2/2018)

"Firebrand has delivered another great course at Wyboston and honestly Ive learnt so much while being on this course its almost unreal. The last module has blown my mind with its depth. I definitely recommend this course to anyone who is starting their IT journey. Also OPS were awesome "
Steven Rincon. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (8/2/2018 to 18/2/2018)

"As long a you can handle the fierceness of the course, I would recommend this to any one who just wants to get on!"
Simon Fenwick, Staysure. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (8/2/2018 to 18/2/2018)

"I had a great experience at firebrand, met loads of great people and had a great teacher."
Julian Lamprea, HEE. - Microsoft Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (4 days) (13/2/2018 to 16/2/2018)

"My best approach to rapid learning. Home studying is too slow and lacks discipline for me and time available. Would rather pay the premium, sleep little, get an awesome trainer, get the skills and then make money from the investment. Thanks Firebrand!"
Roy Casella, Designated. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"VERY (and that's in capital letters!) intense training course, but very worthwhile. I took the training course to get in-depth knowledge of Office365, but ended up passing the exam, with an MCP, even when I didn't intend to take the exams."
John Oliver, Frontline Consultancy. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"My Firebrand experience has been, as always, great. I really enjoy it here, all the late nights and worrying are all part of the fun!"
Timothy Farmer. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"Well organised, interactive and fun with a mixture of different teaching styles. Pleased with this course!"
S.C.. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (8/1/2018 to 13/1/2018)

"Great Instructor. I love the Measure ups that help prepare for the exam and course content is relevant to today's technologies and older technologies that are still in the exam."
Chris Hunt, Utilita. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (8/1/2018 to 13/1/2018)

"The instructor kept us engaged through long days of intense training. Educational and enjoyable, which isn't easy over a 12 hour day!"
Joe Gibbons, Utilita. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (8/1/2018 to 13/1/2018)

"Firebrand provides beneficial training in great detail. The days are long but engaging and free drinks keep me focused."
Joe Gibbons, Utilita. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (8/1/2018 to 13/1/2018)

"I started programming in C# 6 months ago. My time at firebrand has definitely as least doubled my prior knowledge."
Natalie Flower. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (3/1/2018 to 6/1/2018)

"For a robust and concentrated burst of structured learning you cannot do better then Firebrand. Your time in the classroom will be intense but you and your course mates will develop a rapport that will support your learning and provide for release during downtime. For best results come with your course material reviewed and fresh in your mind."
Christopher Helsby. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (18/12/2017 to 22/12/2017)

"The course felt very well paced and was structured in a way that didn't feel like an overload of information all at once. The instructor was very helpful and willing to go through a topic multiple times to ensure you understand it fully. "
B.M., Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue. - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (16/12/2017 to 17/12/2017)

"The course was everything that I expected and more. The instructor made the subjects easy and simple to understand. "
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (7/12/2017 to 17/12/2017)

"It was a great experience. Definitely would recommend the course."
Junaid Shakoor, Perspective Publishing Limited. - Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) (11/11/2017 to 13/11/2017)

"I found the whole experience very good. It was new to literally living at the training centre and purely focus on this, but I think this works really well. Can't fault anything to do with the training centre or the trainer, who was exceptional."
Andrew Martin, Pennine. - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business - Deploying Enterprise Voice) (3 days) (9/11/2017 to 11/11/2017)

"Very good course and instructor, mixed course details with real life experience."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business - Deploying Enterprise Voice) (3 days) (9/11/2017 to 11/11/2017)

"An intensive course but still managed to go through all material."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business - Core Solutions) (3 days) (6/11/2017 to 8/11/2017)

"The Location is perfect, quiet and peaceful. Great experience."
Dave Palmer, Capgemini. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (4/11/2017 to 5/11/2017)

"Firebrand have a clear mission to assist you with their capacity to teach. They are very customer friendly at the Centre and always try to help. AAA+++"
Simon Korie, NA. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (4/11/2017 to 5/11/2017)

"The instructor made the course accessible and interesting."
Matthew Ottley, Manuli Hydraulics UK Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (30/10/2017 to 4/11/2017)

"The trainer had good hands-on experience of the product, which made the course interesting."
Thomas Thomas, Diyar United Co. - Microsoft MCSE: Messaging (Exchange 2016) (6 days) (2/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)

"Excellent trainer. "
J.PK, Diyar United Company. - Microsoft MCSE: Messaging (Exchange 2016) (6 days) (2/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)

"My level of knowledge of SQL was null when I started the course, after the first three days I had a basic idea of how to use TSQL to write queries, although the second part of the course was really advance for a beginner, it was really good explained and I was able to understand most of it and will keep in the future. Didn't pass the first test and I did not do the second test. "
Merce Bauza Cerezo, HEE. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (30/10/2017 to 4/11/2017)

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