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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 64,904 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.53% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:
"This course was condensed but covered most of the topics. Will recommend to my colleagues and friends. One has to understand OOP, SDLC, VS, .net +Core. The Dev course was tough for me but the trainer made it understandable for me. "
P.A., kpdsolutions Ltd and contract client - TfL. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (9/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)
"As expected, I had an excellent experience here and the instructor knew the subject matter very well. I will definitely recommend Firebrand anytime and any day."
Ekhorutomwen Asemota, Capgemini. - Microsoft Specialist: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (2 days) (16/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)
"Excellent and to the point, cannot not praise enough the instructor whose delivery was impeccable. "
P.V.. - Microsoft MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect (9 days) (9/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)
"The training was well structured and comprehensive. I filled in my Azure knowledge gaps and the instructor prepared me for the exams excellently, and was extremely knowledgeable, patient, and friendly throughout. All hail Lord Chinzilla!"
Chris Smallman. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (9/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)
"Lots of long days paid off - the course was tough but greatly rewarding. The instructor was a brilliant coach and we wouldn't have made it through the 9 days without him. The food wasn't bad either!"
Joseph Ellis, PA Consulting. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (9/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)
"The instructor has been great. Extremely enthusiastic and engaging. Would definitely recommend him to my colleagues.
The structure and coverage of the material will definitely help me succeed with Azure, thanks Victor!"
Tarun Julka, Diligent Corporation. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (9/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)
"I always enjoy my courses at Firebrand and would recommend people take their courses here."
Ridhan Romjon, Retail 247. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (9/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)
"Intensive means just that. Long and exhausting training days but the quality of instruction makes the time fly by. Looking forward to part 2!"
C.P.. - Microsoft Specialist: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (3 days) (9/9/2017 to 11/9/2017)
"The instructor was very engaging and knew his stuff! "
Anonymous - Microsoft Specialist: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (3 days) (9/9/2017 to 11/9/2017)
"The quality of the training at Firebrand is perfect for preparing your for the exams!"
Rachel Hillier, Computer-eye2. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (21/8/2017 to 26/8/2017)
"If you need massive amounts of knowledge in a short time, these are the guys to train with.
Excellent facility and instructors.
Darrall Jarman, Dazzle Computer Solutions (Self Employed). - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (21/8/2017 to 26/8/2017)
"Great place to come if like me you cant sit at home and read through a book, as it just does not go in. I came here having read books and have learnt a lot in the 6 days I was here. The classrooms are quite a nice environment and if you get a good trainer then it makes the whole thing better. The days are long and a bit of a slog at times getting in at 8/8.30 and then leaving at 9. Obviously there are breaks in between but still long days and don't sleep much. Overall a great experience and will definitely be using Firebrand for training again. "
Ben Farnath-Jones, OC&C Strategy Consultants. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (21/8/2017 to 26/8/2017)
"Although the course consisted of very long days, the instructor was brilliant, it was a good laugh in the classroom and covered the subject areas very well! "
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (21/8/2017 to 26/8/2017)
"The trainer was great and very engaging.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and felt that all of the modules were covered clearly and concisely."
Ethan ODonnell. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Identity (4 days) (17/8/2017 to 20/8/2017)
"After finishing the training for the MCSA course, I now feel confident in taking the examination!"
Callum Nocton-Gribben, Onefile ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (14/8/2017 to 19/8/2017)
"Had a great time at Firebrand. Thank you for all your support."
Jacob Johnson, St Johns School. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Networking (3 days) (14/8/2017 to 16/8/2017)
"MCSD - App Builder course experience was great, got to know lot of new stuff like Azure & MVC and information about how to develop/plan enterprise level web application. The instructor was great through out the course explaining lot of modern stuff which goes on and also balancing the course with exam perspective. "
Amit Rathod. - Microsoft MCSD: App Builder (9 days) (5/8/2017 to 13/8/2017)
"The instructor was great and answered all questions in detail as well as making sure everyone understood. I found the course challenging but learning at Firebrand helps beginners get better knowledge of all the courseware covered."
Hannah McEwan. - Microsoft MCSD: App Builder (9 days) (5/8/2017 to 13/8/2017)
"The course was of very high quality and has provided me with the relevant information to allow me to put it into practice. I attended the course with little knowledge of administering SharePoint and I am leaving knowing that I have the relevant knowledge to build and administer a SharePoint farm. This is all thanks to the instructor - he has been fantastic!"
Benjamin Riley, Halton Borough Council. - Microsoft MCSE: SharePoint 2016 (6 days) (7/8/2017 to 12/8/2017)
"Very experienced tutor also allowed flexible learning environment to discuss wider scope of applied knowledge.
All In one location (accommodation and self contained classroom building that is 24 hours accessible)."
A.A.. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (7/8/2017 to 12/8/2017)
"The quality of the training experience was excellent! Good facilities, helpful staff and brilliant instructors. This was my first experience of official Microsoft training and Firebrand have definitely made me want more... and with them!
I will be Back!"
D.W., Declaro Support Limited. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (7/8/2017 to 11/8/2017)
"Excellent facility with excellent trainers."
Owen Heaume . - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (7/8/2017 to 11/8/2017)
"It has been a great course, the instructor takes a fast-paced & information dense course, yet somehow makes it feel relaxed. Its been a great 3 days."
Anonymous - Microsoft Developing ASP.NET MVC Web 4 Applications (3 days) (8/8/2017 to 10/8/2017)
"Very good course, enjoyable under many aspects. The instructor was very friendly, knowledgeable and patient (I ask many questions).
"Firebrands intensive courses are great for achieving qualifications fast!"
"The training was very helpful and puts a lot of things into perspective and real life. It is explained in a way that makes sense, which isn't always captured from a book."
M.J., Knauf Insulation. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (31/7/2017 to 5/8/2017)
"Really enjoyed my short time here. I've made lots of new friends and learned a lot of new stuff within the 6 days that I've been here. Gareth has been great and has helped us through every section of the course."
James Laird, Jmfinn & Co. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (31/7/2017 to 5/8/2017)
"It was a great course, relevant information and a knowledgeable instructor. It helped to make a good bond with other attendees, helping with the evening revision and practice exams together in the hotel bar, or purely just moral support! Be prepared for a lot of intense information, take notes and use whatever vice you need; coffee, sugar, fizzy drinks to keep you alert! I had a great time and would definitely recommend."
KAYLEA REED, UTILITA ENERGY. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (31/7/2017 to 5/8/2017)
"My journey at Firebrand has been great. First course with them, it was extremely informative and I learnt more than I ever would in my own time. The course duration was just right, 6 days to cover 3 modules was perfect. The practice exams are priceless, you can never prepare yourself for the real thing however they got you ready for the daunting aspect of exam conditions. The level of help, support and enthusiasm for us to succeed drives you to do your best (and the failure is not an option T-shirt helps!). Thank you - I will be back!"
Leah Hunt, Scientifica. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (31/7/2017 to 5/8/2017)
"I have learnt a lot this week with Firebrand, their instructors were all friendly and experienced, and have the experience they have in the real world has significantly contributed to my passing this course."
James Gunn, Softwerx. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (31/7/2017 to 5/8/2017)
"The course was great; fast paced enough to keep you interested and the instructors will give you excellent insight the books wont."
R.W., 3T RPD Ltd. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (31/7/2017 to 5/8/2017)
"Excellent Environment and training provided. Thank you"
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Networking Fundamentals (2 days) (2/8/2017 to 3/8/2017)
"The instructor was very knowledgeable and very accommodating in changing and adding additional content for the course."
Colin Lobo, NCC Group. - Microsoft Azure Academy: Infrastructure and Networking (4 days) (31/7/2017 to 3/8/2017)
"Instructor was very knowledgeable in his subject. If he did not know the answer to a question he would go off and investigate to provide answers."
C.H.. - Microsoft Azure Academy: Infrastructure and Networking (4 days) (31/7/2017 to 3/8/2017)
"It was well spent 4 days understanding the Azure Platform and good pointers for security best practices for deployment, monitoring and assessment."
A.N., NCC Group. - Microsoft Azure Academy: Infrastructure and Networking (4 days) (31/7/2017 to 3/8/2017)
"Its been really hard work, but really worth the time.
Jeffrey Vermunt, MK2. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Skype for Business) (6 days) (17/7/2017 to 22/7/2017)
"Training has been of high standards and quality and why I have returned for 3rd time to train with them. I would highly recommended Firebrand Training to anyone wanting to certify themselves."
S.B., Sutaj Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Skype for Business) (6 days) (17/7/2017 to 22/7/2017)
"Great course with a brilliant course teacher. The instructor managed to dumb down complex concepts and made an interactive educative environment."
Mohammad B, CRMCS Consultancy. - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (3/7/2017 to 6/7/2017)
"The training is very good. It is not passive, so you have to work hard, but you get all the key information you need to build upon - with your own reading and revision adding the extra insight needed for the exam. My expectation before the course was that I might pass one of the three exams, but I soon realised that if I was prepared to work in the evenings as the instructor encouraged us all to, then I could get through them all (so far Ive passed 2 with one more this afternoon!). It was up to me now. Having passed an MCP in server 2003 through self-study - which took nearly 12 months - I was very impressed with how much you can learn when able to get the answers you need from a subject matter expert and how quickly you can get through a single exam - a matter of a few days. The labs were also very useful for getting hands-on experience and testing out what you had learned during the day. In terms of the accommodation and food, it was excellent - a small issue with my shower was fixed within hours and the staff are all friendly and very professional. You get a very good choice of food and if you prefer a low carb diet like myself then thats no problem. If you prefer to relax in the evening then there is a decent bar where you can take some time out with your new friends. "
Ben Kane, Euro Recycling. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (24/6/2017 to 4/7/2017)
"Excellent learning environment, knowledgeable staff. Well paced course syllabus."
Matthew Ottley, Manuli Hydraulics UK Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (24/6/2017 to 4/7/2017)
"5th Course at firebrand, and as always a great experience.
Trainers are friendly and willing to answer most any questions you may have, even if they have to get back to you later 10/10"
Ethan ODonnell. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Networking (3 days) (28/6/2017 to 30/6/2017)
"Very happy with the course and cannot wait to come back for mtadev in a couple of months.
Definitely enjoy server work."
Jamie H., Watchfinder&co. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (24/6/2017 to 4/7/2017)
"Have been to Firebrand several times and the training is of a high standard. Great way to get qualified in a short time."
Richard Smith, Redcare (5G Communications). - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 (9 days) (13/5/2017 to 21/5/2017)
"If you are prepared to attend an intense training course, Firebrand is for you. After 3 days of training, I gained a huge amount of knowledge.
Just be ready to learn! And take your skills to the next level."
Mark Cunningham, Capgemini. - Microsoft Specialist: Dynamics CRM 2016 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (16/5/2017 to 19/5/2017)
"Firebrand provides great training with brilliant instructors. The course was enjoyable and the resources I had access to were fantastic"
Azimuth Jenkins, Capgemini. - Microsoft Specialist: Dynamics CRM 2016 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (16/5/2017 to 19/5/2017)
"Very professional, interesting, comprehensive training! "
Michal Jarosinski, UTILITA.ENERGY. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (8/5/2017 to 13/5/2017)
"Highly engaging trainer! Found the MCSA Server 2012 course to be intense but it was helped along the way with the unique and fun way that the trainer took with his approach to it. Hes very, very knowledgeable in the subject which is helped with live notes to take a way (a first for me!) and provided time to carry out labs to test out what is learnt in theory."
The Vinh Hoang, Agent Provocateur Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 (9 days) (1/4/2017 to 9/4/2017)
"Really impressed with the training and the on-site facilities. Its been a great experience. "
Matt Hill, Coeo Ltd. - Microsoft Azure Academy: Data Lake & Data Factory (2 days) (30/3/2017 to 31/3/2017)
"Good experience at the course. Great introduction and working experience with Data Lakes and Data Factory.
The instructor was very patient and clear."
Terry Choo, eBECS. - Microsoft Azure Academy: Data Lake & Data Factory (2 days) (30/3/2017 to 31/3/2017)
"The training is very intensive, but everything is taken care of and thought about. The instructor was immensely knowledgeable and had huge amounts of experience. The facility is excellent too."
Matt Bridgeworth, Softcat plc. - Microsoft Specialist: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (2 days) (29/3/2017 to 30/3/2017)
On this accelerated 3-day course, you'll learn to plan, design and deploy a physical and logical Windows Server 2012 R2 enterprise infrastructure. You'll develop the skills needed to provide an enterprise solution that supports manual and automated server installations in a physical and virtual environment.
You'll develop an understanding and the hands-on practical skills to design and implement a forest and domain infrastructure and provide enterprise networking solutions such as DHCP, IPAM, VPN and DirectAccess.
Some other skills you will master throughout the course include:
You'll learn all of this through our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique. This approach combines theoretical knowledge with practical tasks to accelerate your learning and ensure you develop the necessary hands-on skills needed for when you return to work.
We're Microsoft Gold Learning Partners, which means you'll have access to Microsoft Official Curriculum and benefit from our experienced Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT).
In just 3 days, you will be prepared for and sit the 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure exam. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee.
If you are responsible for planning, designing and deploying a physical and a logical Windows Server 2012 enterprise Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructure including the network services necessary, this course is ideal for you.
Exam 70-413 acts as an elective for the MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification.
You may be entitled to heavily-discounted training via Microsoft's Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) scheme. If your business has bought Microsoft software, check to see if it came bundled with free training vouchers! Vouchers can be exchanged against training for all Microsoft technologies. If you’re unsure, get in touch with us
Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT): You'll be trained by our experienced Microsoft Certified Trainers and benefit from the insight their knowledge and experience brings.
Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC): Firebrand is a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner, which means you'll have access to the latest curriculum and the most up-to-date content.
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.
Module 1: Planning Server Upgrade and Migration
This module explains how to plan a server upgrade and migration strategy.
Lab : Planning a Server Upgrade and Migration
Module 2: Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Strategy
This module explains how to design an automated server installation strategy and plan and implement a server deployment infrastructure.
Lab : Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Infrastructure
Module 3: Planning and Deploying Servers Using Virtual Machine Manager
This module explains how to plan and deploy a Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) infrastructure for deploying servers.
Lab : Planning and Deploying Virtual Machines by Using Virtual Machine Manager
Module 4: Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and Address Management Solution
This module explains how to design and maintain IP address management (IPAM) and a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) solution.
Lab : Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and IP Address Management Solution
Module 5: Designing and Implementing Name Resolution
This module explains how to design a name resolution strategy.
Lab : Designing and Implementing Name Resolution
Module 6: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Forest and Domain Infrastructure
This module explains how to design and implement an AD DS forest and domain infrastructure.
Lab : Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Forest Infrastructure
Lab : Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Infrastructure
Module 7: Designing and Implementing an AD DS Organisational Unit Infrastructure
This module explains how to design and implement an OU infrastructure and an AD DS permissions model.
Lab : Designing and Implementing an Active Directory OU Infrastructure and Delegation Model
Module 8: Designing and Implementing a Group Policy Object Strategy
This module explains how to design and implement a Group Policy Object (GPO) strategy.
Lab : Designing and Implementing a Group Policy Object Strategy
Module 9: Designing and Implementing an AD DS Physical Topology
This module explains how to design an AD DS sites topology and a domain controller placement strategy.
Lab : Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Physical Topology
Module 10: Planning and Implementing Storage and File Services
This module explains how to plan and implement storage and file services.
Lab : Planning and Implementing Storage
Module 11: Designing and Implementing Network Protection
This module explains how to design and implement network protection.
Lab : Designing and Implementing Network Protection
Module 12: Designing and Implementing Remote Access Services
This module explains how to design and implement remote access services.
Lab : Designing and Implementing Network Access Services
You'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, during the course. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee:
70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
You will be tested on the following skills:
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.
Before attending this course you must have good Windows client and server operating system knowledge and basic AD DS and networking experience in an enterprise/small business (SMB) environment together with application configuration experience.
In addition to your professional experience, you should already have the following technical knowledge:
You can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:
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.