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"MCPD certification in 2 weeks... a lot of hard work but it is amazing, the amount you can learn in a short time. It is due to the excellent location and facilities but mainly our instructor. He is an excellent instructor who really knows his subject inside out." Andrew McGibbon (Firebrand MCPD certified)
"Firebrand provide a fantastic working environment and I can not speak highly enough of both the course instructor and all the other Firebrand employees. The food is top notch and definitely a highlight! William Marshall (Firebrand MCPD certified)
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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.
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.
Our accelerated MCPD course is the most effective, efficient way to get MCPD certified.
We’ve designed our curriculum to prepare you for 6 Microsoft exams sat during the program.
You’ll cover the following content:
We’ll prepare you for, and test you in the following 6 exams required for the MCPD Enterprise Applications Developer:
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.
Students that are successful in the Microsoft MCPD Enterprise Applications Developer course should possess the following pre-requisites.
Candidates for the Technology Specialist certifications are expected to have:
Candidates for the MCPD: Enterprise Applications Developer certification are expected to have:
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.
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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 67,286 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.67% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.
Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.
"Instructors are the best, they know what they are talking about. Come to Firebrand Training if you are intrested to know things in advance before starting a new technology, so you use them when you need them, basically you will know what in the box and whats avaiable when you need so"
Amir Rabbanian, Computer Exchange. - Microsoft MCPD .NET 3.5 Enterprise Applications Developer (14 days) (2010.8.23 to 2010.9.5)
"Its a very tough and intensive 14 days. But the satisfaction you feel when you pass the exams is awesome. Firebrand Training does everything they possibly can to help you pass and make sure you understand the topics. I have learnt so much that its unbelievable."
Haroon Mohammed, Contractor. - Microsoft MCPD .NET 3.5 Enterprise Applications Developer (14 days) (2010.2.15 to 2010.2.28)
"A very hard 14 days work, but the quality of the instruction was second to none. "
Anthony Mason. - Microsoft MCPD .NET 3.5 Enterprise Applications Developer (14 days) (2010.5.10 to 2010.5.23)
"Excellent course, very intense but to be expected on an accelerated course, very impressed with the course and the teaching."
Dave Mills, Steria LTD. - Microsoft MCPD .NET 3.5 Enterprise Applications Developer (14 days) (2010.5.10 to 2010.5.23)
"I decided to take the Microsoft MCPD Enterprise Developer course with Firebrand Training, because of the fact that it is an immersive study environment and also because the teaching staff was said to be very knowledgeable (and are, at least for the one we had)."
Racine Conde. - Microsoft MCPD .NET 3.5 Enterprise Applications Developer (14 days) (2010.1.4 to 2010.1.17)
"Learning enough Windows Communication Framework in 17 hours to pass the examn, with no pre-requisites? One of the class room students succeeded. That tells everything about the concept. Fantastic. I have no problem at all in recommending FireBrand and the MCPDEAD 3.5 course to all my colleges."
Michael Quist, the nordic company. - Microsoft MCPD .NET 3.5 Enterprise Applications Developer (14 days) (2010.6.7 to 2010.6.20)
"I gained more knowledge and improved my technical skills!"
"Good class - the instructor was great and I feel I have learned a lot from the way he taught."
"A highly enjoyable and thorough course, taught in a manner that made the subject both interesting and understandable."
"Really enjoyed the course and content from the instructor. Lots of little extras, which will help in the real world. Thanks!"
"Although the days were long, I found that the training was very useful and I learned a lot. Overall a great experience and couldn't fault my experience here!"
Regan Walsh , GB Railfreight. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (2018.5.21 to 2018.5.26)
"Ask for 007! If you know.. you know - Hes a fantastic trainer, thank you so much!"
Reece Isles. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (2018.5.14 to 2018.5.19)
"My personal experience at Firebrand has been good as I have learnt a lot about server, networking and security. "
K.H., VolkerWessels UK LTD. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (2018.5.14 to 2018.5.19)
"I had an enjoyable time considering the amount of content that was required to be learnt. Personally i found it frustrating that measure-up had not been updated to correspond with the exam, this was not the instructor's fault -he's a good trainer. "
Laurence chalk. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (2018.5.14 to 2018.5.19)
"My experience has been good, lot of learning and intense sessions to get you to know the fundamentals. "
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (2018.5.14 to 2018.5.19)
"I think Firebrand goes the extra mile when providing students with learning exercises and the overall experience was a very pleasant and I would recommend it to my friends. "
N.F.. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (2018.5.14 to 2018.5.19)
"Found the course very useful to gain insight into the challenges developing solutions across multiple Dev teams both in the UK and off-shore. Using Dynamics 365 Online will allow ICAEW to deploy solutions across multiple platforms including mobile and tablet without needing to continue developing our dedicated iOS or Android aps.
Tim Greaves, ICAEW. - Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (2018.5.14 to 2018.5.17)
"Great experience and learned quite a bit. What I did already know was also reinforced."
Reuben Phillips , Transport for London. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2018.5.10 to 2018.5.11)
"Training - intense but we had a knowledgeable trainer and a lot of time for questions if required
Accommodation - personally, I find excellent and the food is very welcome after a long day
Staff - all staff are very helpful and on hand for any concerns/queries.
Instructor - excellent and although the course was accelerated, he applied knowledge well and had a lot of time for candidates whether groups or face to face. "
Dod Frieslick, Firebrand Training. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2018.5.10 to 2018.5.11)
"I feel that although the learning was quick paced, there was sufficient time and materials or extra online resources given to self study in areas of knowledge that I needed more development in."
Venessa Cox, Firebrand. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2018.5.10 to 2018.5.11)
"Great learning experience. Definitely improves your chances of passing versus doing it alone. Really helps to have an industry expert for feedback and to solidify the concepts."
Matt Eisengruber, Dynatrace. - Microsoft Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (4 days) (2018.4.24 to 2018.4.27)
"Had a Legend of an instructor, who made the whole thing interesting!"
Akmil Matloob , MySelf. - Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform & MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (10 days) (2018.4.21 to 2018.4.30)
"The instructor was great with questions and I feel completely prepared for the exam at twice the speed."
Gary Spencer, Na . - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (2018.4.28 to 2018.4.30)
"Amazing instructor, very passionate and knows his field and more!"
David Baldry, Dynatrace. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (2018.4.28 to 2018.4.30)
"Great facilities to study, a lot easier to concentrate with food, bed and drinks right around the corner."
Peter Van Ginkel, VWPFS. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (2018.4.19 to 2018.4.29)
"Totally brutal but completely do-able."
Dominic Hogg, Brightsolid. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (2018.4.19 to 2018.4.29)
"I attended the MCSA Server 2016 course with the view of taking the exams to gain the qualification, which would be my second MCSA at Firebrand. I feel I have the resources and knowledge to attain this soon, thanks to the course."
Mason Goddard, Redriff Primary. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (2018.4.19 to 2018.4.29)
"While I have failed this exam, I am satisfied I gained a lot of information.
This is the best option for those who cant fined the quietness to study at home."
A.N.L.. - Microsoft Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (4 days) (2018.4.24 to 2018.4.27)
"Really great experience in learning key concepts of the cloud and Azure."
Darren Mayes, Adecco. - Microsoft Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (4 days) (2018.4.24 to 2018.4.27)
"This course is very good and really gives in depth Azure knowledge."
G.B., Rikitita Solutions Ltd. - Microsoft Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (3 days) (2018.4.21 to 2018.4.23)
"The course was very well presented. The instructor took the class at the speed of the class instead of trying to rush through everything. He was always willing to stay late and offer support on any areas required. Great course and great tutor."
Rhys Jupp, Hilton Foods UK. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (2018.4.9 to 2018.4.14)
"Training was a nice mix of theory and practical in the form of labs, instructor humorous but very knowledgeable making the experience more enjoyable with plenty of resources available. "
S.C.. - Microsoft Windows 10 (6 days) (2018.4.9 to 2018.4.14)
"The instructor goes over and beyond with with his students whatever there skill set is. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate.
His energy has rubbed off on me and makes me want to continue studying."
N.B., NDBIT. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (2018.4.9 to 2018.4.13)
"Firebrand provides fast track IT education paired with high skilled teachers with real life experience in the areas they teach. This gives another dimension to the courses substance and validity. Highly recommended if you are looking at expanding your knowledge and career possibilities."
Anton Viberg, Enzure AB. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (2018.4.9 to 2018.4.13)
"It is definitely intense and quite hard but its worth it. "
Mohammed Saeed, Joseph Chamberlain College birmingham. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (2018.4.9 to 2018.4.14)
"Clear and concise, with practical lab examples."
M.W., TfL. - Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (2 days) (2018.4.9 to 2018.4.10)
"My experience at the Firebrand Training Centre has been comfortable. The environment is peaceful which aids concentration and thinking. Food is good with a variety and range that also meets my dietary requirements. "
P.A., Firebrand. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (2018.4.3 to 2018.4.6)
"I think the instructor has done really well to deliver a course which is technically demanding. He has a good way of breaking complex theory down to simple terms. "
Anonymous - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (2018.4.3 to 2018.4.6)
"- Trainer was excellent, very knowledgeable and good at explaining concepts, very helpful when it came to clarifying things.
- While the days were long, the frequent breaks ensured concentration could be maintained (infinite coffee also helped with this!)
- Accommodation was excellent
- Food and drink were excellent! Excellent variety of food on offer, and different food every day.
- Wide range of facilities at Wyboston Lakes, and the lake is great for a walk after a long training session."
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2018.3.26 to 2018.3.27)
"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) (2018.3.26 to 2018.3.27)
"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) (2018.3.12 to 2018.3.16)
"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) (2018.3.12 to 2018.3.16)
"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) (2018.3.12 to 2018.3.16)
"Highly focused training with experienced teacher and great documentation.
Alfredo Hidalgo Iglesias, BYG. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (2018.3.12 to 2018.3.16)
"My first experience of Firebrand, training was fantastic, instruction as just the right combination of talking, demonstrating and practical work. Definitely recommend."
"Excellent venue, resources and friendly staff.
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) (2018.3.5 to 2018.3.10)
"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) (2018.3.5 to 2018.3.10)
"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) (2018.3.5 to 2018.3.10)
"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) (2018.3.8 to 2018.3.9)
"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) (2018.3.8 to 2018.3.9)