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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 64,245 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.51% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:
"A great experience with a huge amount of knowledge gained. Partly due to a great instructor."
Simon Jones. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (6/6/2016 to 10/6/2016)
"The facilities were good and the material was well presented.
The instructor had a great depth of knowledge and kept me focused and involved throughout the whole course."
Adam Coverdale, CWL Systems Ltd. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (6/6/2016 to 10/6/2016)
"Liked the course which was quite a complicated one to complete in 5 days.
Still our instructor was able to jam-pack everything in and even get us to remember most of it."
B.v.N. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (4/4/2016 to 8/4/2016)
"Dedicated and full focus 24h study. Instructor available 8-19. All basic needs are taken care of, it is like on a All inclusive vacation. Exhausting and definitely not suited for all but I love the concept! Definitely will take a look at Firebrands offerings when training needs arise next time."
kenneth mänty . - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (19/10/2015 to 23/10/2015)
"Everything is organised to focus on learning with all the potential needs. "
Floris Peiren. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (19/10/2015 to 23/10/2015)
"Course was like drinking from a firehose. Loads of information rapidly fired at you, but extremly informative. "
P.S.. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (19/10/2015 to 23/10/2015)
"Very intensive training. I have learned a lot in just one week, maybe to much to handle in such short time.
There was a lot of reading material, and many hours of teaching. "
Lasse Nicolajsen , Zitcom A/S. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (19/10/2015 to 23/10/2015)
"Intense but very good training. "
Lasse Melsaeter , Nextron AS. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (19/10/2015 to 23/10/2015)
"Intensive, focused training."
M.D.H.. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (19/10/2015 to 23/10/2015)
"Fast paced but informative and entertaining. I learnt a lot this week. Very good food and accommodation!"
Mark Richter. - VMware® vSphere 5.5 (VCP) (5 days) (8/12/2014 to 12/12/2014)
"Well taught by the instructor. You cannot learn all this just by your own investigation."
Martin DewHattens, HP. - VMware® vSphere 5.5 (VCP) (5 days) (8/12/2014 to 12/12/2014)
"Fast, challenging, good value."
Anonymous - VMware® vSphere 5.5 (VCP) (5 days) (2/2/2015 to 6/2/2015)
"Intensive training with an extremely good instructor!... "
Henrik Pedersen , Fujitsu. - VMware® vSphere 5.5 (VCP) (5 days) (2/2/2015 to 6/2/2015)
"Good instructor. Learned a lot."
Vegard Bingen , Euro Engineering AS & ABB. - VMware® vSphere 5.5 (VCP) (5 days) (2/2/2015 to 6/2/2015)
"Another enjoyable and useful experience with Firebrand"
Paul Harper , ABtec. - VMware® vSphere 5.5 (VCP) (5 days) (8/12/2014 to 12/12/2014)
"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)
"A thoroughly rewarding experience that focus the mind on your course of choice without external distraction."
Anonymous - BCS CISMP (4 days) (26/6/2017 to 29/6/2017)
"Training here is a very high standard with the tutor going into granular detail on each subject. Not only did we go through course material, we went through how these are applied into the day to day running of a business. New skills here will be taken back and implemented into my working environment."
Richard Smith , Redcare 5G. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (25/6/2017 to 2/7/2017)
"The instructor's knowledge and experience were invaluable, always ready to explain further, a great sense of humour and kept the pace of the course at the right tempo.
Firebrand staff - first class; no job to big or too small, really helpful."
Paul Stubbs. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (26/6/2017 to 1/7/2017)
"This is the best way to succeed in certification and qualification training in a very short space of time."
Anonymous - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (26/6/2017 to 1/7/2017)
"Best value for money and your time, you will be train and certified in time specified. Learning is geared towards giving you insight into the subject and also focuses on getting you certified."
Imran Akhter. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (26/6/2017 to 1/7/2017)
"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)
"Always a good experience with Firebrand, a totally immersive learning environment perfectly suited to learning new skills. Instructors are knowledgeable and always available, no matter what time of day or night!"
Kris Dunn. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (26/6/2017 to 1/7/2017)
"This is my second visit to the training centre and I have found that on both occasions, the training has been well paced and easy to understand. Would highly recommend to anyone."
James Elmer, BMPA. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (28/6/2017 to 30/6/2017)
"The course was great. Lots of information to take in,but the pace was definitely manageable.
Gareth was friendly and answered any questions asked!
Food is also a bonus!
I would 100% recommend that anyone doing these courses does the pre-reading as it was massively helpful to do this. Rather than having to learn everything on the course which would have been full-on, you could use the course to fill in any holes in your knowledge."
Kristian Ward, Switch Networks. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (28/6/2017 to 30/6/2017)
"I really enjoyed my course at Firebrand. The instructor really knew his stuff and delivered all the content in a quick and easy to understand manner."
Tom Baker, Merlin Entertainments. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (28/6/2017 to 30/6/2017)
"Very good, lots of information, good structure to the course."
Andrew M.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (28/6/2017 to 30/6/2017)
"The instructor was a CompTIA Guru, he knew tons about SEC+/N+ and the computers in the room were the best.
Food was good also."
Anonymous - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (28/6/2017 to 30/6/2017)
"Really good teacher and makes the lesson and material interesting and easy to follow."
Anonymous - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (28/6/2017 to 30/6/2017)
"good week and got the certification eta the end of it :)"
JJ Philips. - (ISC)2 CISSP-ISSAP (4 days) (26/6/2017 to 29/6/2017)
"At the age of 60 I decided to take CISSP just to prove to my colleagues that I did know what I was talking about. fortunately I passed.
At the age of 61 I passed CCSP and now at the age of 62 Im taking ISSAP fingers crossed"
Anonymous - (ISC)2 CISSP-ISSAP (4 days) (26/6/2017 to 29/6/2017)
"Great course, Tutor and facilities."
Michael Armstrong , NECS. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (25/6/2017 to 2/7/2017)
"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)
"The course was good, staff at the training center go above and beyond to help with anything possible. Staff where giving out bottles of water due to the heat over the weekend!"
Simon Leyland, Prodo Digital. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (19/6/2017 to 20/6/2017)
"Whole week was well organised and run. Would recommend to anyone without hesitation. "
Kevin Vigar, Arqiva. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (19/6/2017 to 25/6/2017)
"Firebrand offer a good way to get certified quickly. Its very intense and perhaps does not suit everyone. However the total immersion of a residential course is an excellent way to get through content quickly."
Tim Goldfield, Geek Guru Ltd. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (19/6/2017 to 25/6/2017)
"Firebrand Training brings focus, you are completely submersed in the training and it allows for dedicated training. The facility is secluded enough to ensure that there are no temptations to wonder away from study. Whilst it is not military training it is regimented enough to provide you with the best possible out come."
Stewart Taylor, Director and Owner of Taylormade Information Security Ltd. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (19/6/2017 to 25/6/2017)
"The location was exceptional and very conducive to learning. The instructors and support staff were knowledgeable, supportive and professional. The food wasnt bad either. "
Chris White. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (19/6/2017 to 25/6/2017)
"Course content very good and meaningful for critical legislation changes. Trainers knowledgeable in the subject and communicated subject very well."
Anonymous - Data Protection General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Masterclass (3 days) (15/5/2017 to 17/5/2017)
"This is an excellent facility to get away from the office and concentrate on the course which is intense."
Mike Vale, University of Manchester. - Data Protection General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Masterclass (3 days) (15/5/2017 to 17/5/2017)
"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)
"Doing courses at Firebrand is one of the best things that have happened in my life and career this year.
Rami Al Dhafiri, Boubyan Bank. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (15/5/2017 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)
"Firebrand have exceptional facilities and the staff/ tutors are excellent. Ive learned so much, with no real prior knowledge in just 10 days. I cant wait to come back in June for my next course."
Laura OConnor, Utilita Energy. - ISTQB Firebrand's Training for ISTQB's Foundation Software Tester Certification (2 days) (8/5/2017 to 9/5/2017)
"I've found the training at Firebrand to be extremely useful and have been able to appreciate the help and support from the staff at Firebrand. My days here have been well structured and knowledge filled. I would definitely consider any future training I may do, to be done at Firebrand. "
R.H, Computer-eyez. - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (8/5/2017 to 14/5/2017)
"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)
"Ive been successfully training with Firebrand for some years now. Cisco up till now (CCNA, CCDA, CCNP & CCDP), so CEH this time round was something totally different.
Hard work and challenging, but really enjoyed it.
Firebrand have certainly got this type of training sorted!"
Andrew Ian Trow, Harmonic. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (8/5/2017 to 12/5/2017)
Learn how to install, configure, manage and troubleshoot VMware vSphere® 6.5 in just five days. On this accelerated VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] course, you'll get your own dedicated server with 24-hour lab access and official course material - including hands-on lab training covering VMware ESXi™ 6.5 and VMware vCenter® Server™ 6.5.
This course will prepare you to administer vSphere infrastructure for an organisation of any size. You'll also learn how to:
Firebrand's unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique combines both theoretical knowledge with practical, hands-on skills. This approach will accelerate your learning and ensure you can apply your new knowledge as soon as possible.
This course is aimed at system administrators and system engineers looking to further their understanding of vSphere infrastructure.
On this accelerated course, you'll be prepared for and sit the vSphere 6 Foundations and VMware Certified Professional 6 - Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) exams. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee.
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.
1. Course Introduction
2. Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center
3. Creating Virtual Machines
4. vCenter Server
5. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
6. Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
7. Virtual Machine Management
8. Resource Management and Monitoring
9. vSphere HA, vSphere Fault Tolerance, and Protecting Data
10. vSphere DRS
11. vSphere Update Manager
You'll sit the following exams at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:
In this exam, you'll be tested on the following topics:
Additional exam information:
In this exam, you'll be tested on the following topics:
Additional exam information:
You, and every other student, will be assigned your own dedicated server with 24-hour access during the course. You'll perform all labs on exactly the same hardware you find in a real data centre. This means you can 'get your hands dirty', by revisiting labs and working at your own pace, without time constraints or distractions.
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.
Firebrand recommend you possess:
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.