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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 66,105 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.61% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:
"The course was delivered really well, the instructor was clear at all times and ensured everything was understood."
D.M.. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2017.12.21 to 2017.12.22)
"It was very good, I cant wait for my next course. "
Klaudio Leku, Lloyds Banking Group. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2017.12.19 to 2017.12.20)
"The course was really good!"
Rhys Banton-laing, Schroders. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2017.12.19 to 2017.12.20)
"Had a very good experience here, the instructor was great at getting the class motivated for our early starts.
I learned a lot and think this will put me in a good place for my apprenticeship, with the core knowledge in software dev fundamentals.
Sean Lally. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2017.12.19 to 2017.12.20)
"Very informative course, trainer was very friendly and added examples to concepts to help understanding. I was able to learn a lot of information over a short period of time."
Anonymous - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2017.9.14 to 2017.9.15)
"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) (2017.6.19 to 2017.6.20)
"The course was really interesting and was explained in a very well structured manner which made it very easy to understand. There was a lot of content to cover and very long days followed by room reading was quite full on, however, the two exams went well and I do feel like I took a lot of the course content in and understood it well. The instructor was very good at explaining the course content in real-world scenarios and I felt it was a very good way to help us understand. The instructor was fun and informative and I really enjoyed the course"
Sacha Hill, North Norfolk District Council. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2017.4.10 to 2017.4.11)
"I always have a great time at Firebrand, the courses are always informative and easy to relate to my daily work life. The instructors know their stuff and are very helpful and friendly."
Dan Bourne, Devtronix. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2016.11.24 to 2016.11.25)
"Good course, good tutor and good food!"
Matt Thomas, Allpay ltd. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2016.9.15 to 2016.9.16)
"I was really happy with the training provided - thought it was really good."
Anonymous - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (2018.2.19 to 2018.2.21)
"Concise and highly informative, with a combination of clear theoretical and practical examples."
M.W., Transport for London. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2018.2.19 to 2018.2.20)
"Very useful and insightful course!"
Rhys Banton-Laing, Schroders. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2018.2.19 to 2018.2.20)
"Firebrand courses are accelerated and intensive but worth the effort. The Instructors do a very excellent job of ensuring all aspects of the course are covered"
Luis Gallagher-Munhica, Comp Consult Ltd. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2018.2.19 to 2018.2.20)
"The instructor was brilliant. I like the hands-on approach. Various labs during the class help me in overall understanding of AWS. The class environment was brilliant and it helped me focus on my exams. I achieved both AWS associate and professional certificates.
Abhinandan Rohila. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand training for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and Professional certification (6 days) (2018.2.12 to 2018.2.17)
"A fantastic intensive course that will cover installation and configuration. Don't expect it to be easy but DO expect it to be informative. Our instructor balanced real-world examples alongside the theoretical that enabled key technologies to simply Click. With sufficient pre-study this course would be the icing on the cake, as-it-were, and be a gateway into Microsoft certification. Recommended."
Robert Walker. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (2018.2.8 to 2018.2.18)
"It was great to be in an environment with minimal distractions to enable me to achieve the objectives of this course so quickly. The staff are all very friendly and helpful and the accommodation is clean and comfortable. The food was excellent and the training rooms were well equipped with modern equipment."
J.C., James T. Blakeman & Co. Ltd.. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (2018.2.8 to 2018.2.18)
"Training was great as usual. Feeling very prepared for my exam. Thanks to the instructor for all the great training, and to Firebrand once again."
Kristian Ward, Switch Networks Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (2018.2.8 to 2018.2.18)
"Firebrand has delivered another great course at Wyboston and honestly Ive learnt so much while being on this course its almost unreal.
The last module has blown my mind with its depth.
I definitely recommend this course to anyone who is starting their IT journey.
Also OPS were awesome "
Steven Rincon. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (2018.2.8 to 2018.2.18)
"As long a you can handle the fierceness of the course, I would recommend this to any one who just wants to get on!"
Simon Fenwick, Staysure. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (2018.2.8 to 2018.2.18)
"Firebrand deliver what they say. You will pass the exam and come out with a lot of knowledge and confidence."
Y.A.. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand's training for AWS's Certified Solutions Architect – Professional certification (3 days) (2018.2.15 to 2018.2.17)
"A quick and efficient way to get totally immersed in technology and to accelerate your learning and understanding."
Darren McDonagh, Avis Budget Group. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand's training for AWS's Certified Solutions Architect – Professional certification (3 days) (2018.2.15 to 2018.2.17)
"The hours are crazy and the work is intense but it is definitely worth it."
Mohammed Saeed, Joseph Chamerlain College. - ITIL® Foundation Certification (2 days) (2018.2.15 to 2018.2.16)
"The course was very helpful to expand my knowledge, and I prefer the accelerated learning format.
Adam Heeps. - ITIL® Foundation Certification (2 days) (2018.2.15 to 2018.2.16)
"The accelerated training was a great way to quickly gain a lot of knowledge of a subject"
Paolo Solari, FTI Consulting. - ITIL® Foundation Certification (2 days) (2018.2.15 to 2018.2.16)
"I have enjoyed my learning experience at Firebrand. They focus on the best and most important parts of the courses that get you the results you need"
Luke Steward, Shadowfax Technology Limited. - ITIL® Foundation Certification (2 days) (2018.2.15 to 2018.2.16)
"I had a great experience at firebrand, met loads of great people and had a great teacher."
Julian Lamprea, HEE. - Microsoft Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (4 days) (2018.2.13 to 2018.2.16)
"Great format for learning, completely immerse yourself and live and breathe AWS for 3 days. Thank you, passed the exam on the first attempt... "
A.C., Orange Business Services. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand training for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and Professional certification (6 days) (2018.2.12 to 2018.2.17)
"Intense but effective and exactly what I needed when working in a busy corporate environment."
Thomas Owen, TPC. - AXELOS PRINCE2® 2017 - Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (2018.2.12 to 2018.2.14)
"I have learnt a lot and coming from a legal background it was difficult for me to begin with, to comprehend the concepts and information, but I learnt and enjoyed it."
Jai Gillman-Smith, Cheque and Credit Clearing Company Co. - AXELOS PRINCE2® 2017 - Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (2018.2.12 to 2018.2.14)
"Tough structure but got the job done quickly! The instructor was a legend! Very knowledgeable and really helped by delivering with a sense of humor!"
Clive Gladwin, Symantec. - IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional - Europe & Certified Information Privacy Manager (4 days) (2018.1.22 to 2018.1.25)
"Great experience, friendly and confident instructor."
Alexander Rambart, Aiutd Ltd. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (2018.1.22 to 2018.1.26)
"An intense way to learn but if you can put in the effort and commitment it is an excellent way to learn. "
David Stewart. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (2018.1.22 to 2018.1.26)
"Firebrand training is very fast paced, but you are able to gain a lot of information in a short space of time. the methods of teaching are very effective and it is evident that all the staff really care. "
Sarah Godlington, THS Inspection Services. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (5 days) (2018.1.22 to 2018.1.26)
"Firebrand is a very good way of learning!"
Reece Hutchinson, Department for Education. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (5 days) (2018.1.22 to 2018.1.26)
"This is my second course at Firebrand. The first time I came, I was taught at a very fast pace that was too much for me. But this time round with a difference tutor I feel like I have learnt a lot which has changed my perspective on Firebrand completely, in a positive way!"
Alexander Farquharson, Department for Education. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (5 days) (2018.1.22 to 2018.1.26)
"Hard work but gets results!"
Peter Kelly, DWP. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (2018.1.22 to 2018.1.26)
"Great facility, great teacher, overall an amazing experience."
Johan Van Loon, Bearpole. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand training for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and Professional certification (6 days) (2017.11.27 to 2017.12.2)
"I really enjoyed my training at Firebrand. It was very engaging and interactive with very friendly and approachable staff"
Jamie Scott, Nissan. - ISO 27001 Foundation (2 days) (2018.1.25 to 2018.1.26)
"My best approach to rapid learning.
Home studying is too slow and lacks discipline for me and time available.
Would rather pay the premium, sleep little, get an awesome trainer, get the skills and then make money from the investment. Thanks Firebrand!"
Roy Casella, Designated. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (2018.1.22 to 2018.1.26)
"VERY (and that's in capital letters!) intense training course, but very worthwhile.
I took the training course to get in-depth knowledge of Office365, but ended up passing the exam, with an MCP, even when I didn't intend to take the exams."
John Oliver, Frontline Consultancy. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (2018.1.22 to 2018.1.26)
"My Firebrand experience has been, as always, great. I really enjoy it here, all the late nights and worrying are all part of the fun!"
Timothy Farmer. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (2018.1.22 to 2018.1.26)
"Plenty of free coffee!
Initially found it difficult to justify high price but, in reality it's excellent value in a complete comparison of competitors. Due diligence from colleagues spoke highly and Firebrand and has delivered on all points. "
Shane Reed, Purd.com. - IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional - Europe & Certified Information Privacy Manager (4 days) (2018.1.22 to 2018.1.25)
"A very "real world" learning experience that will help me immensely in my career. "
Anonymous - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (2018.1.15 to 2018.1.20)
"Really good Instructors and you learn a lot, but be prepared to work hard.
Top tip: Make the time to do any recommended pre-reading, it will make your already very busy week a little easier."
Stephen Sharp, DXC. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (5 days) (2018.1.15 to 2018.1.19)
"The atmosphere and support of Firebrand staff in my view is one I will recommend to anyone.
Gerald Anozia, Mr. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (5 days) (2018.1.15 to 2018.1.19)
"Great course and knowledgeable instructor."
Grant Taute. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (2018.1.15 to 2018.1.18)
"Great experience - it has really given me confidence for the exam."
Katherine Austin. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (2018.1.15 to 2018.1.18)
"Thorough, effective and excellently delivered."
M.L.. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (5 days) (2018.1.15 to 2018.1.19)
"Really useful with real-world examples and information relevant to the workplace, not just to specific to passing an exam. Great course and presenter."
P.S.. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (5 days) (2018.1.15 to 2018.1.19)
"If you would like to know about CCSP, this is the course to attend."
Kevan Hearn. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (5 days) (2017.11.27 to 2017.12.1)
This accelerated Software Development Fundamentals course will provide you with a basic understanding of the software development lifecycle. As well as the decsisions that have to be made when selecting a software development methodology. You'll also develop an appreciation of how software developers need to work effectively in teams to produce software.
Your role as a software developer is to build and test high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers. Typically you will work as part of a larger team, responsible for some of the straightforward tasks and deliverables of the overall project. You will interpret design documentation and specifications. Customer requirements will typically be defined and agreed by more experienced or specialist members of the team, such as a business analyst or technical architect.
Upon completion of this course, you will have gained the knowledge and skills to fulfil the role of a Software Developer. These include carrying out the following:
This is a vendor-neutral IT developer course, aimed at anyone who is involved in any aspect of systems development. Ideal for someone looking to develop foundation knowledge in Software Development.
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.
Learners will understand that software development does not occur in isolation. Learners will gain an understanding of the stages in the lifecycle of software development and how these stages are likely to be performed by professionals in related disciplines. In particular learners will understand that core function of a software developer is to implement code to a given specification which will fulfil a set of functional requirements.
1.1 The role and scope of software development and its relationship to other associated disciplines
Learners will understand why it is important for software to be implemented using a structured software development methodology and the benefits of following the chosen method. Learners will be able to discuss why these benefits are important to other professionals such as project managers, and to the sponsors of the software development project, and for those who will support the software once it is has been deployed.
1.2 Explain the importance of the following in a procedural (Linear) /staged (Iterative) software development lifecycle, e.g.:
In this topic, learners will learn to describe the advantages and disadvantages of at least two software development methodologies in common use in industry. In comparing these methods, learners will be able to explain when a particular method would be preferable for a specific software implementation projects, and what the consequences of choosing the wrong method might be. The learner will also be able to describe the different team roles and responsibilities of at least two methods.
2.1 Summarise software development methodologies, application, advantages and disadvantages.
Learners will learn the specific differences between at least two common industry software development methodologies. Learners will learn that different methods related to wider business issues beyond the scope of software implementation such as the focus on working product (Agile) over completeness of process (Waterfall).
2.2 Compare and contrast software development methodologies
Learners will understand that software development typically takes place in a wider business which places constraints upon the software development process. The learner will be able to explain the types of constraints that may typically arise, and how they can be mitigated.
3.1 Describe the business environment related to software development
Learners will learn how to describe the business issues related to software development and how to mitigate them. In particular, learners will understand the importance of engaging with project management as business owners of the software development project.
3.2 Understand how to respond to the business environment and business issues related to software development
Learners will learn to explain a range of common roles found within an industry software development function. One person may hold multiple roles within an organisation. Core functions of business analysis, software design, software implementation, testing and architecture will be discussed.
4.1 Describe the roles and responsibilities within the software development and implementation lifecycle
Designers - Design a software model that fulfil the specifications:
Learners will learn that software development in industry is seldom an individual effort and that to be an effective software development professional, it is important to work as a member of a development team. This will require the learner to understand the wider business context and how they can engage with it through their peers and managers.
4.2 The importance of working as a member of an effective development team
Describe how key roles and responsibilities can be used to form teams. Key Roles e.g.
Describe factors that influence effective team working and their importance including internal and external factors e.g.:
You will be provided with comprehensive courseware and the following book:
Developing Information Systems: Practical Guidance for IT professionals, by James Cadle.
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 +44 207 907 1120.
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.
There are no prerequisites for this course. It is suitable for beginners.
Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.
Just call us on +44 207 907 1120 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.