Discover an exclusive accelerated learning experience with Firebrand Max.

We’ve supercharged the traditional experience of training with Firebrand to enhance every aspect of learning. Even faster, even less distractions and even more included in a one-off fee.

Combining 5-star luxury with expert accelerated learning, you'll receive a once in a life time training experience. Imagine helicopter flights, personal chefs and unforgettable castle accommodation, mixed with expert one-on-one instruction and state-of-the-art learning technologies. Tailor every aspect of the learning experience to meet your individual needs.

Most importantly, develop highly technical skills through a specially created training schedule, aligned to a senior technology role. Using a unique combination of up to five accelerated certification courses, you'll achieve a level of expertise that could take years through traditional training.

Four reasons why you should choose a Firebrand Max programme:

  1. You’ll be trained and certified faster. Learn more, with one-on-one accelerated training from an expert instructor. You’ll get at least 12 hours a day of quality training tailored to your individual learning needs.

    State of the art technology and super-fast broadband further accelerate the teaching experience, complete with on-site testing and your personal exam invigilator.

  2. You’ll develop skills aligned to a senior technology role. Each programme combines a series of accelerated courses, specially selected to develop the skills and knowledge required in a top tier technology role.

  3. Learn free from distraction. From start to finish, we’ll cater to your every need, removing all distractions. You’ll be flown by helicopter to the prestigious Aikwood Tower, situated in the heart of the Scottish countryside. The location provides complete seclusion, allowing you to train and sit exams in perfect isolation.

    No need to think about food. To maintain energy levels and concentration throughout, an expertly crafted nutritional plan is provided by a personal chef. While a technical support team, available 24/7, ensures all systems for training remain uninterrupted.

  4. Your programme is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all travel, one-on-one instruction, course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning.

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Chief Information Security Officer - Just 25 days - £175,000

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On this accelerated security programme, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge necessary to function in the role of Chief Information Security Officer.

Through one on one instruction this 25 day programme develops core information security competencies across network and software development security, governance, vulnerability analysis and management. You’ll complete five specially selected accelerated official courses and sit a series of exams. You'll walk away with five industry recognised certications which are common requirements for the role of Chief Information Security Officer. including:

AXELOS - Cyber Resilience: Foundation & Practitioner (RESILIA™)

Learn the skills and knowledge to implement the RESILIA methodology in your business. During the course you’ll master a best practice approach to cyber resilience designed to prevent, detect and recover from cyber-attacks.

You’ll complete the combined Foundation and Practitioner programs and sit both exams.

ISACA – CSX Practitioner

Develop practical skills that demonstrate your ability to serve as a cyber-security first responder. You’ll cover the five domains contained in ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) teaching you to Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover from cyber attacks.

You’ll complete a range of hands-on practical labs developing skills around network evaluation, malware and incident detection, safeguard implementation and incident response plans. All of this will prepare you for a performance-based practical exam which simulates a real life cyber attack.

(ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp

Learn the skills to design, engineer, implement and manage an information security program to protect your organisations assets from sophisticated attacks growing in number. You’ll cover (ISC)2’s CISSP Common Body of knowledge, learning skills across asset security, security engineering and network security.

The CISSP certification is recognised globally as a key component in the selection process for management-level information security positions.

EC-Council - Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO)

Gain in-depth the knowledge and skills required to transition into the highest ranks of information security management. Created by seasoned CISOs, this course will guide you through EC-Council’s CCISO body of knowledge developing skills across information security leadership, strategic planning and governance.

As well as sitting the CCISO exam, you learn to adapt your organisation’s information security strategy in coordination with ever-changing risks and technologies. Providing greater protection.

This Firebrand Max programme is unique. All courses are official, meaning you’ll benefit from official instructors, courseware and practice exams.

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Security Architect – Just 22 days - £170,000

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This accelerated IT security programme will teach you the skills and knowledge necessary to fulfil the role of Security Architect. You’ll learn to analyse information security systems, before recommending and developing new security measures and models to protect your company’s systems and data.

Through one on one instruction, this 22 day programme combines four specially selected accelerated and official courses which develop your skills across multiple disciplines including enterprise architecture, ethical hacking, network security and information security management. You’ll also sit a series of exams, with the aim of achieving five industry recognised certications critical to becoming a Security Architect. These courses include:

The Open Group – TOGAF 9.1 Certification – Level 1 & 2

TOGAF is a world leading enterprise architecture framework. You’ll learn the skills to implement the TOGAF framework and develop an enterprise architecture for your business.

During this course, you’ll learn the TOGAF Architecture Development Method (ADM), critical understanding and applying security architecture.

EC-Council – Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Learn how to scan, test, hack and secure your own systems on this accelerated CEH course. You’ll be immersed in an interactive environment, learning ethical hacking skills critical to defending your organisation against cyber-attacks.

You will develop an understanding of how perimeter defences work, learning how to scan and attack your own networks, applications and systems. By identifying weaknesses, you can implement security practices to better protect your organisation. You will also learn about Intrusion Detection, Policy Creation, Social Engineering, DDoS Attacks, Buffer Overflows and Virus Creation. All critical to the role of a Security Architect.

Cisco – CCNA Security

Learn to create attack resistant networks using Cisco technology on this accelerated CCNA Security course.

You’ll learn to apply network security using the Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) developing skills to maintain the integrity, confidentiality and availability of your organisations data and devices.

(ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp

Learn the skills to design, engineer, implement and manage an information security program to protect your organisations assets from sophisticated attacks growing in number. You’ll cover (ISC)2’s CISSP Common Body of knowledge, learning skills across asset security, security engineering and network security.

The CISSP certification is recognised globally as a key component in the selection process for management-level information security positions.


This Firebrand Max programme is unique. All courses are official, meaning you’ll benefit from official instructors, courseware and practice exams.

Interested in a Firebrand Max programme? Find out more.

Ethical Hacker – Just 28 days - £200,000

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Develop the skills to become an Ethical Hacker, one of the most exciting and sought after positions in the industry. You’ll learn advanced hacking techniques allowing you to attack systems, software and networks. Use these skills to identify weaknesses and develop security solutions to defend your company from devastating cyber attacks.

This accelerated programme uses one-on-one instruction and hands-on labs to train you as an Ethical Hacker in just 28 days. Complete four specially combined official courses teaching you how to perform penetration testing, digital forensics, attack response and the hacking of web applications, servers, networks and mobile platforms You’ll also sit a series of exams, with the aim of achieving four industry recognised certications critical to becoming recognised as an Ethical Hacker.

The Programme:

GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)

Learn advanced penetration techniques to test your networks and systems for security vulnerabilities on Firebrand’s advanced and accelerated course for GPEN certification. Us these skills to locate and mitigate IT security vulnerabilities before they can be exploited.

You’ll learn a range of penetration testing technique to perform password attacks, vulnerability scans and web application attacks. You’ll also be prepared for the GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) exam, which you'll sit as part of the programme.

EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI)

The threat from cyber attacks is ever present. If your system is breached, how you respond to the attack is almost as important as the breach itself. Learn the entire digital forensics process.

Understand how to investigate digital cyber crimes and laws involved. From securing the scene to submitting evidence for investigation to begin process of recovery. Learn skills including tracking emails, investigating logs and recovering deleted files – all critical to identifying the criminals and minimising damage to your business.

ISACA – CSX Practitioner

Develop practical skills that demonstrate your ability to serve as a cyber-security first responder. You’ll cover the five domains contained in ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) teaching you to Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover from cyber attacks.

In just 5 days you’ll complete a range of hands-on practical labs developing skills around network evaluation, malware and incident detection, safeguard implementation and incident response plans. All of this will prepare you for a performance-based practical exam which simulates a real life cyber attack.

EC-Council – Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Learn how to scan, test, hack and secure your own systems on this accelerated CEH course. You’ll be immersed in an interactive environment, learning ethical hacking skills critical to defending your organisation against cyber-attacks.

You will develop an understanding of how perimeter defences work, learning how to scan and attack your own networks, applications and systems. Identify weaknesses and implement security practices to protect your organisation. You will also learn about Intrusion Detection, Policy Creation, Social Engineering, DDoS Attacks, Buffer Overflows and Virus Creation.

This Firebrand Max programme is unique. All courses are official, meaning you’ll benefit from official instructors, courseware and practice exams.

Interested in a Firebrand Max programme? Find out more.

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