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Firebrand

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Jaron78, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Jaron78

    Jaron78 Megabyte Poster

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    Hi Guys,

    Work have set me goals of Linux+, Network+, and a CCNA this year.

    They have asked me to suggest some courses and it seems that Firebrand offer the complete solution. Other companies seem to off a lot, but not as much as Firebrand.

    Has anyone used them and what are your thoughts?

    Cheers
     
  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    Expensive and pushy.

    Linux+ and Network+ are good candidates for self study.

    CCNA I'd go an evening course at a local tech college.

    Should save about £3000, use that for something else.
     
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    Certifications: CITP, BSc, HND, SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCEA, N+, Sec+, Proj+, Server+, Linux+, MCTS, MCPD, MCSA, MCITP, CCDH
  3. Jaron78

    Jaron78 Megabyte Poster

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    I must admit, they are quite intense.
    I have given work the option if me doing self study as well. Just wondered how you had found them as a company mate :)

    Cheers
     
  4. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    Not used their training, expect its decent, but its expensive so it should be.

    I used to get calls for 6+ months after I registered on their site, normally pushy sales people offering me courses for certifications I already had.
     
    Certifications: CITP, BSc, HND, SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCEA, N+, Sec+, Proj+, Server+, Linux+, MCTS, MCPD, MCSA, MCITP, CCDH
  5. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    I have done training with Firebrand (and when they were known as The Training Camp), they aren't bad but it's a condensed residential course and it's a lot of hard work to remember all that information in such a short time (we would do 12+ hours a day, then spend time in the labs after the class finished as well).

    I would self study for the CompTIA and speak to @CiscoLabRat (Joe) about his CommSupport training company for the CCNA.
     
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
  6. Jaron78

    Jaron78 Megabyte Poster

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    Brilliant, thanks Simon. Excellent as always. Just saved the firm over £10,000 as well :)
     
  7. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Don't get me wrong, for the right person the Firebrand approach is spot on but for someone new to IT it's definitely not (I saw a number of people struggle with the amount of information that was being thrown at them.

    For me, I was a contractor between contracts with experience behind me and I found it fairly easy but not everyone was as lucky as me.
     
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).

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