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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 64,203 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.51% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:
"Very high level of teaching, with plenty of structure and preparation for the exams. Excellent food at the onsite accomodation. Would definitely recommend for anyone wanting to gain Microsoft qualifications."
T.F. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (3/12/2012 to 14/12/2012)
"If your a .net web developer and want to step up a gear then this is the course for you."
Stephen Liptrott, IpMxLabs. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (3/12/2012 to 14/12/2012)
"Very knowledgeable instructors, fantastic learning environment, great food. Absolutely worth it."
N.E, PA Consulting Group. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (3/9/2012 to 14/9/2012)
"An excellent Instructor. Good setup, rooms adequate, food fine
Prashant Kotak. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (23/7/2012 to 3/8/2012)
"Hard but Good Training"
Valter Silva, NATO. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (23/7/2012 to 3/8/2012)
"it is very positive that you get much information on how to implement the technologies in the real world. The instructor had an answer on almost every question. There is a lot of extra information provided besides the needed content to succeed in the exams."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (26/3/2012 to 6/4/2012)
"Intensive and exhausting, but well formatted and comprehensive"
L.P. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (26/3/2012 to 6/4/2012)
"Difficult to believe that we covered so much, in such comprehensive detail, in so short a time. I will be reviewing and absorbing everything I learnt for months to come. "
Tim Munday, Sprintax Services Ltd. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (20/2/2012 to 2/3/2012)
"An excellent, experienced, knowledgeable instructor who went the extra mile to explain things, even outside the scope of the course."
Anon.. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (20/2/2012 to 26/2/2012)
"Our instructor has a wealth of experience in .NET 4 and is clearly passionate about his subject. Excellent."
Grenville (Jeremy) Norton, Cirrus Nova. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (31/10/2011 to 10/11/2011)
"Really intense and really good; the instructor has been excellent. Thank you"
Jake Cusack, Me. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (31/10/2011 to 10/11/2011)
"The instructor was excellent, knew the subject matter thoroughly and was able to answer the large majority of the questions put to him throughout the course (what he couldnt answer initally he went away and came back with an answer later on). The facilites, food and staff in general were spot on - friendly, welcoming and very knowledgable on the subject matter that we were covering. If you are up for a challenge (can cope with long hours!), have some experience in the technologies that you are looking to study, this process will fill in the gaps, teach you about what you dont know, and give you a great chance at passing the exams. If you are approaching the technology from scratch (as one of my fellow students was) you get a great insight into the technology - and still have a great chance at hitting the exams.
I will definately aim to come back - and reccomend the process to others."
Alan Kell, JH Austin Gruop Limited. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (5/9/2011 to 15/9/2011)
"Firebrand Training provides an intense course to attempt to enable you to pass the exams. Whether you pass or fail these though you will still come away will more extra knowledge than you believe you could learn in the time. A whole host of resources are made available to you and its a warm and welcoming atmosphere from everyone involved. I would highly recommend this to anyone attempting to pass there exams, and even novices will come away being able to implement the lessons learnt in the course."
Simon Hulme, Impellam plc. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (3/10/2011 to 13/10/2011)
"Good coverage. The trainer is extremely knowledgeable. The course is a marathon rather than a sprint with huge amounts of material to cover and absorb."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (3/10/2011 to 13/10/2011)
"It was obvious in the first hour that our instructor has spent many years training. Over the duration of the course, he never stumbled with the material. During his lectures he knew where students would have trouble and he slowed down. On other material, where students were more comfortable, he knew to highlight important points and move quickly. The course was expensive, but worth the price. I was taught more than I could absorb. I learned as much as I could."
Mark Mangrich, Northrop Grumman. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (5/9/2011 to 15/9/2011)
"This course has been very informative and to fit so much into a short time has been amazing!
The instructor has done really well in keeping me focused. The course material has been superb. Facilities here have been top notch.
Steve Greenall, Global Management Solutions. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (5/9/2011 to 15/9/2011)
"Very intense, but very useful, learnt lots, and filled in all the gaps of my current knowledge whilst adding massively to it. Would consider doing one of these course again in the future."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (5/9/2011 to 15/9/2011)
"An enjoyable learning experience that tested me to full. Expect to be stretched and achieve what appears to be impossible at the start."
Phillip Butler. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (27/6/2011 to 7/7/2011)
"I took the Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (Web) 11 day course. The training experience given by firebrand was excellent, the facillities were clean and very well equipped. Our course tutor was very knowledgeable on the subject matter, and he really helped us learn the skills and knowledge for the course. The immersive learning environment really does work, and you can just forget about work and focus on study and revising."
C.J. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (27/6/2011 to 7/7/2011)
"Buckle up! Its intense but good and has given me a lot of ideas for when I get back to the office... once I have recovered."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (27/6/2011 to 7/7/2011)
"The insight and depth covered in such a short space of time enabled me to focus properly on the subjects and achieve my goals. Highly recommended."
Stephen Maitland, Solidsoft Ltd. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (27/6/2011 to 7/7/2011)
"The training course was very comprehensive and the delivery from the tutor was fantastic. All the facilities are excellent in the Firebrand training centre giving you a great environment for studying and a separate area for chilling out. There is a lot to learn in 11 days to get you through the exams so be prepared to have lots of information thrown at you!! I would definitely consider going back for another course."
Richard Hooper, EIMS Ltd. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (23/5/2011 to 2/6/2011)
"While the course is the hardest thing I have ever done - with the help of the trainer and facilities passing a course like this is possible"
Jonathon Miles, Vertex. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (23/5/2011 to 2/6/2011)
"It's 11 long days of hard work, but well worth it when you pass the exams.
Our trainer was very knowledgeable and the facilities at Wyboston Lakes were excellent."
Gareth Ross, Vertex Data Science Ltd. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (18/4/2011 to 28/4/2011)
"It was a really intensive 11 days, be prepared for that!
I learned a broad set of knowledge on all the courses and that filled in quite a few gaps.
It has definately given me more confidence in applying my knowledge to a greater detail and confirming what I already knew."
R. W. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (18/4/2011 to 28/4/2011)
"There is no waffle at Firebrand. You just get the distilled knowledge you need. The instructor has not been found wanting on any topic and has explain complex topics in simple and concise terms that can be easily related back to my daily working environment.
Michael Stott. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (18/4/2011 to 28/4/2011)
"Covered a lot of topics in a very short time, requires 16 hr days"
P. M. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (21/3/2011 to 31/3/2011)
"It's a long, hard intense 11 day mission, but it did the job."
T. R. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (21/3/2011 to 31/3/2011)
"INTENSE! A pleasant location, comfortable rooms, modern suitable facilities. Be prepared to put in 200% otherwise don't bother!"
Wayne Schnugh, La Senza. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (21/3/2011 to 31/3/2011)
"Intensive fast-paced course, which requires plenty of additional student time. Plenty of additional time required for labs and studying.
Time invested gives worthwhile rewards at the end.
I would recommend this course to anyone interested in professions Microsoft certifications.
Edward Buttler , M.A.M Software Ltd. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (14/2/2011 to 24/2/2011)
"11 Days 4 Exams, no distractions, adequate facilities and accommodation.
What more could you want?"
Graham Yetton , M.A.M Software Ltd. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (14/2/2011 to 24/2/2011)
"For me, attending the course was all about gaining certification, rather than getting in depth training. To that end, it worked fine. The facilities are fine for the job. The timescale was very compressed as far as I was concerned, but otherwise you would be spending something approaching twice the time away from home."
David James , Moore Stephens Consulting Ltd. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (14/2/2011 to 24/2/2011)
"Great course with lots of information. Excellent teacher and good food. You will have no trouble sleeping in the evening."
S B. F. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (19/11/2012 to 30/11/2012)
"Very good training and excellent stay here at Sundsgården!"
Silas Hansen , AKAIT. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (19/11/2012 to 30/11/2012)
"Firebrand Training was a hardcore course, study study study.... Excelent trainer and super service."
Andre Andersen, ADG AS. - Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer (12 days) (30/5/2011 to 9/6/2011)
"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)
"Firebrand delivers a complete studying experience that is geared towards results. Tutors and support staff are excellent with incredible knowledge and outstanding customer service. The immersive format is absolutely critical to the success of the training approach and delivers results time after time.
If you want your organisation and your staff to develop and succeed then Firebrand is the training partner that you need. Completely committed to delivering the results that you deserve.
Paul OSullivan, CSC. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (13/3/2017 to 21/3/2017)
"Very useful, very intense, Plenty of information to take in but it was all useful and will be practical for when i take it back to work.
Only positives to say really."
Aman Kumar, DMS. - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (20/3/2017 to 21/3/2017)
On the Microsoft MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer course, you'll learn about the new features of the .NET platform:
You'll sit the following exams:
Microsoft is positioning Visual Studio 2010 as its tool platform to support Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Azure, SQL Server, Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010. The suite includes new drag and drop bindings for Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation; interoperability with the ASP.Net model view controller (MVC), better multicore support and UML support.
Below is a detailed list of new enhancements:
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
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.
You will take the following exams as part of the course:
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.
You must have:
It's recommended that you have six months' experience developing .NET services and three years' experience developing ASP.NET technologies. But we'll cover both subjects on the course.
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.