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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 65,195 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.55% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:
"Firebrand Training staff are very helpful and you are made very welcome at the center.
I will be back for more S and giggles soon."
Glenn Scott, Employed. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (12/10/2009 to 20/10/2009)
"Be prepared for late nights and lack of sleep for courses, - will be worth it in the end when you get your certs."
K.M. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (20/7/2009 to 28/7/2009)
"The days were LONG and hard, but the course was very insightful. Great instructor, good food, and good facilities. Im considering coming back one day to complete my MCSE."
SK. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (21/7/2008 to 29/7/2008)
"This is a great way to brush up existing skills to pass a test or gain new skills, the focus on learning makes the process extremely efficient and rewarding."
CD. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days)
"They said it would be long days and they were not wrong!
But everyone in my class worked together and encourage each other along.
And the instructor, well he did more hours than us i think? He couldn't of been more help full and was always available to us any time of the day or night!
A very intensive course but a great place to learn and achieve.
We even managed one night out for a pint!"
Adam Lenton, RBS. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days)
"Environmentally Quiet. Intellectually Challenging. Experientially Superb!"
Kizito Mpanga. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days)
"A hard work but rewarding experience. Everything totally focused toward studying hard. The instructor was not only extremely knowledgeable about the subjects but put it over very well and related it to real-life experiences. A big thank you."
Annie Brown, Hence Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (22/10/2007 to 30/10/2007)
"Firebrand* was a well organised and friendly environment very conducive to learning. The accommodation was comfortable and the food of good quality. Would recommend."
Richard Lowe, Satchell Lowe Consulting Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (27/8/2007 to 4/9/2007)
"From start to finish the Firebrand* was spot on. "G" was great from start to finish and got me through 3 exams but I failed my 4th and that was due to being tired which is no way a fault of Firebrand*. it is hard work but worth every minute and every penny. I walked away with more than I went 2 MCPs and my Security+ but more important was the massive amount of knowledge I gained from "G"."
Craig Wallace, Withers LLP. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (6/8/2007 to 14/8/2007)
"Firebrand* is the best way to fill in your knowledge gaps and prepare to sit your exams. Youll be well looked after, well fed and have access to top level instructors and resources. It's a hard slog, but you will learn."
C.D.. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (6/8/2007 to 14/8/2007)
"Hard work, intense training, but fantastic ouFirebrand*ome. Highly recommended to the those who dont mind knuckling down.
Thanks so much for this oppertunity, it has changed my life."
Nigel Breddy, Databax Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (16/7/2007 to 24/7/2007)
"The course from top to bottom was excellent. If you are prepared to put the long hours of work in, without doubt you will gain your qualification. The instructor and self test will really aid and assist you in gaining the qualification that you desire.
I would thoroughly recommend Firebrand*!"
Martin Smith, worldpay. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (21/5/2007 to 29/5/2007)
"I came with nothing and left with two MCPs and am now on the road to obtaining my MCDST and MCSA.
Hard work but totally worth the effort!!"
Emma Johnston, Land Securities. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (21/5/2007 to 29/5/2007)
"Thanks very much, I never imagined I would get 3 exams in 7 days! Im sure I will be able to pass my last exam once I've given my body and brain a chance to recover from the regime of the last week!"
Gary Tovell, Medway Council. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (21/5/2007 to 29/5/2007)
"Fantastic course. Very intense but does exactly what it says on the tin. Not an easy course but good fun and the tutors are brilliant."
Justin Pease, Corporate Computing. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (2/4/2007 to 10/4/2007)
"Firebrand* MCSA course is aimed at highly motivated professional IT people. The training is intense and only those who really deserve it will make the grade. "
Duncan Malthouse-Hobbs, Royal Academy of Music. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (2/4/2007 to 10/4/2007)
"The instructor helped to ease what was a large task due to his vast knowledge and numerous analogies. "
Jeremy Huntington, Leicestershire County Council. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (2/4/2007 to 10/4/2007)
"Fantastic, the most knowledgable instructor I have ever been taught by on a course. Given the long lecture hours kept lessons fresh and very interesting.
Every member of staff very helpful and the food was great."
Lee Pidgeon. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (2/4/2007 to 10/4/2007)
"My experience with Firebrand* was a blend between self actualisation and discipline - the two elements anyone would need to survive in an ever changing IT World!"
Kizito Mpanga. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (12/3/2007 to 20/3/2007)
"I was technically below par when entering the camp but was rabidly able to take on board the concepts introduced and learnt a lot of useful knowledge. If you think you know your subject 15hours a day, every day won't be difficult for you."
Tony Morris, Office Technology Corporation Ltd.. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (19/2/2007 to 27/2/2007)
"Without the chefs and the fantastic food the course would have been a 10 x more difficulty."
Dan. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (19/2/2007 to 27/2/2007)
"Pleasant environment with approachable & knowledgable instructors. It was hard work and long hours but learnt a lot in a small amount of time."
Lee Turnbull, Steria UK. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (8/1/2007 to 16/1/2007)
"Firebrand* is a good company, the fast pace can sometimes be a bit daunting but you soon grow accustomed to it."
AR. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (9/12/2006 to 17/12/2006)
"The course is spot on for exam prep, all major sections were covered. The acceleration learning does help but students should need to come prepared."
Che-Hong (Richard) Choi, Aegis Group plc. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (4/12/2006 to 12/12/2006)
"A real jolt at first, but you soon get into the "zone" of some serious information absorption. Long intensive days and obviously very accurately focussed towards the goal of exam success. NOTE: spend time pre-reading (essential) and areas of little experience ideally best explored beforehand to keep pace with the course!"
Matthew Saul. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (13/11/2006 to 21/11/2006)
"Teaching was good - the instructor really knew his stuff.
All and all a great place to learn fast!"
Francois Choquet, idexx. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (13/11/2006 to 21/11/2006)
"I found the course very challenging, but found that I was rewarded for the work I put in to enable me to pass the exams."
IW, Hannover Re. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (16/10/2006 to 24/10/2006)
"You can´t put a price tag on experience. You either have it or not and Firebrand* has it."
Eric Jackson. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (16/10/2006 to 24/10/2006)
"Top class instructor, excellent catering, definitely the only way to tackle the certification process. Don´t get me wrong, this is no easy time away from work, it is hard going but effective."
Jim McGrann, Health Service. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (16/10/2006 to 24/10/2006)
"Without a doubt, Firebrand* is the place to study and obtain the qualifications. I had 9 days of intensive trainig, nearly 14 hours of study every day but the hard work paid off. Pre-reading is strongly recommended if you want to pass your exams. The instructor was brilliant as he was able to answer all the questions even at 6pm on the 8th day. "
Alap Damani, Nottingham City Transport. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (2/10/2006 to 10/10/2006)
"It´s hard work but the results are worth it!"
JC. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (2/10/2006 to 10/10/2006)
"Great camp, never knew you can learn so much in 9 days and pass. There is no other camp I will choose over this one!"
Andre Mellet, Universal Telecom. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (18/9/2006 to 26/9/2006)
"Very hard work,
Neil Ireson, Vintner Systems Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (4/9/2006 to 12/9/2006)
"Firebrand* is excellent. A month's worth of personal study is achieved in a few days. The instructors are superb. Certification suddenly becomes very achievable in a fraction of the time it would normally take."
Jonathan Warcup. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (7/8/2006 to 15/8/2006)
"To come from a background with little to no experience of Windows 2003 and pass not one but 2 exams only goes to prove that your method works"
Lawrence Burns, unemployed. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (7/8/2006 to 15/8/2006)
"Everyone in the camp was very helpful, friendly and possitive"
Felipe Hurtado. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (10/7/2006 to 18/7/2006)
"Forget university learning, company training, laid-back home-study...this is intense! One you finish you get not only the satisfaction of your certification but knowing that you are up to the hard work"
George Preston, R G Ford Insurance Brokers Limited. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (24/7/2006 to 1/8/2006)
"Firebrand* is the best centre I've been to, Hands-on experienced instructors & gettin the to goals qiuckly.
The environment is beautiful and relaxing which was helpful for concentrating & focusing."
Wael Nassouf. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (10/7/2006 to 18/7/2006)
"Very friendly staff who helped me through some of the most strenuous training that I have come across."
Paul Murphy, Metropolitan Police. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (10/7/2006 to 18/7/2006)
"Fantasticaly structured, compact yet comprehensive training programme. The course duration/schedule fitted perfectly into the time I had available. Having the option to come back and repeat sessions (within one year) for free has given me the ability to maintain the educational value of the course. "
Peter Fernando, Qube3. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (12/6/2006 to 20/6/2006)
"Fantastic Instructors and a great working enviroment. You have to work hard but it is very much worth it."
Henry Boydell. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (29/5/2006 to 6/6/2006)
"I would recommend this course to anyone wishing to advance their career & improve their product & technical knowledge"
Anne Nimmo, Fujitsu Services. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (15/5/2006 to 23/5/2006)
"I found the environment exceptional for getting focused and passing my MCSA. Everything was taken care of, no distractions or chores - leaving me 100% of my time to study! The instructor was very knowledgeable and was able to answer any of my queries. It was a tough 9 days with very long hours but well worth the effort."
Paul Smith, The Woodland Trust. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (6/3/2006 to 14/3/2006)
"Firebrand* provides a high level of expertise and training to aid you in acheiving your goals, the days are very long and require a huge amount of concentration and self motivation to get through all the required modules. The team spirit amongst all my collegues on the course was exceptional, although extremely hard work i thoroughly enjoyed the experience"
Anthony Mott, Plymouth City Council. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (6/3/2006 to 14/3/2006)
"What a place to learn!!! Firebrand* provided me with a brilliant enviromnent in which to learn - the instructor was top class and catered for everyone of our needs. The days were long and it was hard work but it was all worthwhile in the end.P.S the foods not bad either!!"
Jared van Deventer. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (6/3/2006 to 14/3/2006)
"From what I had read I fully expected the course to be hard work; this certainly proved to be the case. As with everything in life though, the more effort you put into something does effect the ouFirebrand*ome.
Excellent training facilities, staff and accommodation made this a very satisfying experience."
Richard Otter, The Woodland Trust. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (20/2/2006 to 28/2/2006)
"It's extremely hard work but a perfect environment to learn in, I came out with an infinite amount more knowledge than when I went in! Great instructors they certainly know there stuff..."
Andy Campbell. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (23/1/2006 to 31/1/2006)
"Its an ideal place to learn away from any distractions.
Alot of pre-reading is really helpful so as to attain the same pace as the lectures.
But after the course its all worth it
I would suggest anyone to study here"
A.D. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (9/1/2006 to 17/1/2006)
"An experience you will not forget.
You will not be disappointed with the quality of the training, instructors and facilities.
But you will be very tired at the end, very hard work.
Do as much pre-reading and testing that you can before attending, this will give you a big head start and prevent a few sleepless nights!
Worth every penny.
Gary Redmond, Richmond Systems Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (24/10/2005 to 1/11/2005)
"Lots of hard work, but the focused environment and continuous support from all the staff makes every second worth while. With Firebrand* you really can succeed!"
Matthew Stinchcombe, New Forest IT. - Microsoft MCSA 2003 Certification (9 days) (24/10/2005 to 1/11/2005)
Build your information technology (IT) career with the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 credential. Here's why MCSA can be the right choice for you:
The Microsoft Certified Systems Administration (MCSA) on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 credential is a new way to enhance and validate the skills you use in day-to-day management of Microsoft technologies.
The 9 day accelerated MCSA 2003 Firebrand Training provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, support, and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows 2003-based networks with a focus on information security in the enterprise. This is an accelerated, residential, fully-immersed course, designed for computer professionals that require effective, real-world skill-building and timely certification. You will live, learn, and test on-site.
The MCSA 2003 Accelerated Course delivers the greatest value on the market for Windows 2003 Certification Training. During the program, students will achieve the following certifications:
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
For IT managers, certification is particularly important because it allows them to more easily identify the skills that an individual possesses. When a company has employees that possess certain skills, it can garner a competitive advantage when seeking to attract customers. Certification can also contribute to increased productivity, because studies have shown that certified individuals are generally quicker to implement and design new technologies. And of course by knowing that their employees are certified, IT managers can feel more confident about their ability to implement and support a network infrastructure.
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.
Firebrand Training's MCSA 2003 Accelerated Certification Program is the most effective, efficient way to learn how to successfully design, plan, and implement a network infrastructure, Active Directory infrastructure, and client deployment on the Windows Server 2003 platform.
Students attending this blended-learning program will receive a robust set of course materials that caters to each of the three primary individual learning-intake styles (auditory, visual, and kinaesthetic-tactile) - critical for a successful accelerated learning experience.
Daily lectures, labs, and review sessions are supplemented by a combination of:
The MCSA 2003 Program prepares students to achieve three (3) certifications during the program: MCSA 2003 and MCP.
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) candidates on the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 track are required to satisfy the following requirements:
The four (4) examinations that a student will take during our program also satisfy the requirements for the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) designations.
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 MCSA 2003 Accelerated Certification Program should possess six to twelve months of experience implementing, administering, networking, and managing an existing Windows 2000 or 2003 network infrastructure. Specifically, the following skills are recommended:
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.