Firebrand Training provides classroom based SharePoint Certification courses for administrators and developers. Firebrand Training offers a wide range of courses and certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, APMG, BCI, CompTIA, CIW, EC-Council, ISACA, ISEB, ITIL, Linux, Novell, PMI, Sarbanes Oxley, Scrum, Six Sigma and VM Training.
- Firebrand Training brings value and benefits to its customers by virtue of accelerated learning. We aim to be twice as fast as other training providers, and offer guaranteed certification as part of the course. Exams are completed at our training centres, meaning that students leave with the certification they desire – a tangible achievement. This is the ideal measurement of success and will save you time, money and effort.
- A cost-effective way to train. Whether you are self-funding, or being backed by your employer, Firebrand Training is the cheapest option. Accelerated learning means that you’ll be spending more time doing what you want to do - although we enjoy their company, students won’t spend much time with us.
- We are confident that by training with Firebrand, students will pass the certification exam first time, or they can train again for free with us.
If it sounds too good to be true...
1. The FB sales guy told me he would need to make sure I was at an appropriate level to attend the course as it was not for beginners however there were self-confessed beginners actually on the course so be aware of this tactic.
2. The "12 hour days" are simply used to read through the very basic manuals with the instructors with just enough time to copy and paste code into inconsistent, pre-canned example solutions on VMs. You are then expected to read 3-4 chapters of an MS Press book every evening to cover what they don't in class.
3. The instructor who delivered 80% of the course was an experienced developer but was new to SharePoint and had no real world experience with it. My experience was that he was unable to offer any value over or above the basic manual he was 'teaching' from. I had made it clear to FB before taking the course this was the most important aspect for me, far more so than the qualification.
4. Having already passed one of the exams I only needed to take the second one. I was told prior to and during the week that I would be given the second exam voucher but despite requesting it several times I have never received it (MS exams cost £100 each!)
5. Worse than their course was their customer service. They refused to accept a single point I made about my thoroughly disappointing experience even a blatant error they made administering a simple Microsoft exam.
I will never use Firebrand again and will always advise others to steer well clear.
very good, especially if paying out of your own po
A bootcamp - intensive, long hours, take the exams, get the certification. I'm hoping to do the SharePoint 2010 course when I get time. It is costly but good value - if your time is valuable, you want to get it done. I learn best from being locked in a room with in person training out of the office. The trainer was a consultant who did SharePoint for a living and could answer all the questions, fix problems, etc.