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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 65,217 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.58% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:
"My experience at firebrand was nothing less than awesome. Firebrand gave me a new perspective and built my confidence. I will definitely recommend them."
Nathaniel Brefo, Kosmos Energy. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (2017.10.23 to 2017.10.29)
"Though the days are long and you need to put the work in, the staff were very helpful, Instructor fast but took time to explain and was very approachable. "
Chris Peacock. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (2017.10.23 to 2017.10.29)
"Firebrand are an excellent training provider. Each time I attended my knowledge and skill base improve significantly, highly recommended."
Ryan Ciaraldi, NECS. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (2017.10.15 to 2017.10.22)
"I liked the efficiency of the training program, which provided training material, classrooms, equipment and facilities to effectively complete training in the most rapid and efficient way. The instructor is very knowledgeable, experienced, aware and helpful."
Akram Seyam. - Cisco CCDP Fast Track (ARCH) (3 days) (2017.9.18 to 2017.9.20)
"Dave has taught me in 8 days more about routing & switching networks than 19 years of running mid sized (500 user, multi site) corporate Cisco networks. The trainers are a priceless asset to firebrand. I wont hesitate to come back and do my CCNP."
Mark Boardman. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (2017.9.4 to 2017.9.10)
"Best training on market. Everything clear explained and friendly trainer with big passion and flexibility. "
A.C., Adler and Allan Ltd. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (2017.9.4 to 2017.9.10)
"Fantastic instructor, teaching methods are second to none."
Anthony Cummings. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (2017.9.4 to 2017.9.10)
"The instructor was excellent and was able to transfer his knowledge in a simple, clear and efficient manner. The infrastructure and logistics setup around the course and the exam is also spot on. We know that when we come for a training, we can focus solely on that without having to worry about the other things."
Anonymous - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (2017.8.11 to 2017.8.13)
"A lot harder than i thought it would be but the scope of knowledge I gained was incredible. Great instructor, be prepared for long days!"
Ashley Carrigan, AJW Aviation. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (2017.8.7 to 2017.8.13)
"Rapid training, great instructors with plenty of support."
Scott Beal, amatis Networks. - Cisco CCNA Security (IINS) (4 days) (2017.7.31 to 2017.8.3)
"Great instructors with great practical knowledge."
Anonymous - Cisco CCDA (Design) (3 days) (2017.7.17 to 2017.7.19)
"I have attended many courses with Firebrand and always enjoy the quality of teaching!"
Anonymous - Cisco CCNP Security (14 days) (2017.6.26 to 2017.7.9)
"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) (2017.6.25 to 2017.7.2)
"Great course, Tutor and facilities."
Michael Armstrong , NECS. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (2017.6.25 to 2017.7.2)
"I had a great learning experience with Firebrand, all staff were very polite and helpful. I'd train again with them, highly recommended."
Stacey Gribble, Expro Group Ltd. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (2017.4.14 to 2017.4.20)
"Firebrand is an amazing company which I would recommend to anyone willing to learn within their fields of interest.
The knowledge of my teacher was second to none and the staff around are very helpful, polite and welcoming.
S.B, RTF Networks. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (2017.3.6 to 2017.3.11)
"A tough course delivered with seasoned experience by our instructor who knew not only the subject inside out but the best way to present it to relative novices like myself. I will take a lot away from this course and hopefully be able to build on the knowledge gained."
Karl Mardell, Premier Systems IT. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (2017.2.6 to 2017.2.11)
"Great teacher. Really explained things well and went through the whole course in the expected detail. "
Farooq Riaz. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (2017.2.6 to 2017.2.11)
"Completed ICND1 with Firebrand. Liked it so much that I came back for ICND2. Experience was the same for ICND2, fantastic and unmatched by any other training provider. Lecturer gives you all the support, knowledge and time necessary to get you to pass the exam, providing you give the same effort and dedication. Will defiantly be coming back to Firebrand for future courses and certifications. "
J.F. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (2017.2.9 to 2017.2.11)
"Great facilities with a very high level of training. Been here roughly 10 times now and have never been let down.
My instructor provided a very high level of training as always and has fully prepped me ready for my exam and work life outside of Firebrand."
Richard Smith, Redcare 5G. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (2017.2.9 to 2017.2.11)
"Good facilities and learning environment, gives you everything you need to move your qualification forward!"
Chris Bloy, Acentic. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (2017.2.6 to 2017.2.11)
"I have had a great experience doing the Cisco ICND1 course. Firebrand were great for the whole three days of the course. The instructor who delivered the course was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for him.
The Training centre is excellent and firebrands accelerated learning method is great. Be prepared to work hard."
Myles Davies, Vodafone. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (2017.2.6 to 2017.2.8)
"Ive trained at Firebrand before and every time is just as good as the last. The team are very professional and the tutors I have had are super experienced and full of knowledge. I would highly recommend Firebrand courses over months and months of home studying any time!!"
Matthew Rowell. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (2017.2.6 to 2017.2.8)
"I genuinely think that the instructors leading the courses at Firebrand are some of the best in the world. Its amazing how much information they manage to condense down to only a few days as well as delivering it in a way that allows you to fully absorb everything."
Anonymous - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (2017.1.9 to 2017.1.14)
"Good start and end time to days, training was thorough throughout and the instructor was extremely knowledgeable."
Callum Catterall. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (2016.12.12 to 2016.12.17)
"Very good training, some of the best Ive ever received. Rapid pace, and made me feel really confident going into the exam, and you cant ask for more than that. Great facilities also. "
Anonymous - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (2016.12.12 to 2016.12.14)
"A great learning experience! The facilities, instructor knowledge and focussed environment really helps with study and learning. Its also a great place to network with like-minded colleagues from many varied environments and to explore interesting new avenues of learning for a career future."
Gareth Watson, Busy Ant Ltd. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (2016.12.4 to 2016.12.11)
"Firebrand Training is bar none the best training environment. Ive taken A+, Net+, and CCNP R&S, and I will take more in the future!"
Thomas Ward, GDIT. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (2016.12.4 to 2016.12.11)
"Great learning environment, everything organised to enable you to simply focus on the course. Excellent instructor with deep knowledge throughout the course."
Chris Norman, Sun Trading. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (2016.12.4 to 2016.12.11)
"Although it was hard work, it was nice being distraction free from everything else, including work! It was nice being on the course with other people in the same boat as me, chatting and getting to know new people was great."
Michael Eaton, Iforium Ltd. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (2016.11.7 to 2016.11.9)
"Really enjoyed everything. Trainer was enthusiastic and we all enjoyed it a lot."
Zak Riddington, Self. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (2016.10.10 to 2016.10.15)
"The instructors and the facilities are first rate, a good place to learn."
Kevin Johnson, Sprint Integration Ltd. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (2016.10.10 to 2016.10.15)
"Firebrand training is of a consistently high standard. All of the trainers I have had have been very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Although the accelerated learning is quite intense, I find it a very effective method of learning. I look forward to training further with Firebrand in the future."
Thomas Collins. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (2016.10.10 to 2016.10.12)
"This was exactly the training experience I was looking for. Very intensive and non-stop, a great location away from the distractions of day to day life - a perfect way to learn. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included to feed the brain - and it needs feeding. The days are long, filled with a lot of writing, listening, practical exercises and study. The whole 6 days is an exercise in learning - and well worth it for those people who want to study hard and learn a lot in such a short period."
M.S, Thompson Development. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (2016.8.27 to 2016.9.1)
"A great place with very friendly staff to help you achieve what you want."
Anonymous - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (2016.9.4 to 2016.9.11)
"Great training and fantastic instructors really set you up with a good opportunity to pass the exams - the rest is obviously up to you! "
M.H. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (2016.9.4 to 2016.9.11)
"Perfect training environment."
Hasmukh Jani, westmid lands ambulance service. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (2016.9.4 to 2016.9.11)
"The course is intensive, I never thought I could learn so much in three days. "
A.P. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (2016.8.27 to 2016.9.1)
"Extremely well presented with very knowledgeable instructors."
Craig White, fujitsu. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (2016.8.27 to 2016.9.1)
"Great tutor, very well explained coursework and more than happy to help/ answer anything you are struggling with.
Chris Bunker, University of Birmingham. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (2016.8.15 to 2016.8.17)
"Great training environment."
A.R. - Cisco CCNA Security (IINS) (4 days) (2016.8.1 to 2016.8.4)
"I found the tutors extremely helpful."
Killian Chadhani, University of Birmingham. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (2016.6.12 to 2016.6.19)
"Firebrand gave a good training experience and let me do what equivalents 3 weeks of training while only missing one week at work"
Anonymous - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (2016.6.12 to 2016.6.19)
Anonymous - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (2016.6.12 to 2016.6.19)
"Thorough training with a highly qualified trainer"
Ronni Kristensen, Axcess. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (2016.6.12 to 2016.6.19)
"Good location, facilities and friendly staff. "
David Appleby, Verizon. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (2016.6.12 to 2016.6.19)
"The best way to train. Getting away from work and being able to concentrate on training is the best way to get training done."
Robert Hoksas. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (2016.6.12 to 2016.6.19)
"Fantastic environment and fantastic staff."
M.P. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (2016.6.12 to 2016.6.19)
"Firebrand's training schedule is never for the weak minded. It is a grueling schedule at best. The instructor's approach to this type of training schedule has been the best I have seen to date.
When you get "your telephone directory" courseware, he has managed to condense this in such as way that you cover every aspect, BUT manage to retain it. I have never seen this level of effectiveness before on such a course. Thank you and well done to our instructor, you are a credit to Firebrand Training! :)"
Simon Fenwick, Staysure.co.uk. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (2016.6.9 to 2016.6.11)
"The best training I've had anywhere!"
Kevin Anderson, NA. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (2016.6.6 to 2016.6.11)
On this 7-day accelerated CCNA Cyber Ops course, you’ll develop the skills to detect cyber security breaches and effectively respond to security incidents.
You’ll be trained by Cisco Certified Trainers who, through our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, will take you through key security principles and provide hands-on, practical examples. This technique will help you better retain knowledge and will ensure you are capable of applying your skills to real-life scenarios.
Upon completing this certification you will have:
You'll also be prepared to sit exams 210-250 SECFND: Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals and 210-255 SECOPS: Implementing Cisco Cybersecurity Operations. You'll sit these on-site, during the course, covered by your Certification Guarantee.
This course, which is 35% faster than traditional training, is aimed at Security Operations Center (SOC) Analysts at an associate or beginner level. The certification does require some knowledge of basic cyber security technologies and principles.
You may be entitled to free training via Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs). If you’ve bought Cisco hardware or software - check the invoice to see if you have credits waiting to be used! If you’re unsure, get in touch with us.
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.
The first 3 days of this course are designed to teach you fundamental knowledge for the core skills needed in a cybersecurity environment including basic security principles and concepts. The second half of this course will guide students through the principles of working in a Security Operations Centre.
Module 1: Network Concepts
Module 2: Security Concepts
Module 3: Cryptography
Module 4: Host-Based Analysis
Module 5: Security Monitoring
Module 6: Attack Methods
Module 1: Endpoint Threat Analysis and Computer Forensics
Module 2: Network Intrusion Analysis
Module 3: Incident Response
Module 4: Data and Event Analysis
Module 5: Incident Handling
Exam 210-250 SECFND: Understanding Cisco Cyber security Fundamentals
This exam will test your understanding of cyber security’s basic principles, foundational knowledge, and core skills needed to grasp the more advanced associate-level materials in the 210-255 SECFND exam.
Exam 210-255 SECOPS: Implementing Cisco Cyber security Operations
This exam will test your knowledge and skills needed to successfully handle the tasks, duties, and responsibilities of an associate-level Security Analyst working in a SOC.
Both exams will be taken on the final day of the course. Passes in both exams are required to achieve certification.
As part of your accelerated course, you'll get the following official Cisco courseware:
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 official prerequisites for this course, but it is recommend that you have previously studied ICND 1 or CompTia SEC+ level.
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.