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We've trained more than 30,000 students in ten years. We asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 95.93% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:
"The combination of a master trainer, exceptional facilities, very effective training methods and "depravation" from environmental factors (e.g. travel, social etc) have contributed towards this being the most beneficial training experience I've ever had."
Christoph Malherbe. - Microsoft MCPD .NET 3.5 Web Developer (10 days) (1/11/2010 to 10/11/2010)
"It was an intense few weeks and if you don't do the work on a daily basis, then I would still suggest coming along to the course and deferring the exams as there is a lot of extra information that is not in the exam books that you will find very useful."
Neil Poole. - Microsoft MCPD .NET 3.5 Web Developer (10 days) (2/11/2009 to 12/11/2009)
"The MCPD course is full on. There is not much time to think as you have to cover a vast amount of information in a short time. Expect a lot of late nights. Do a bit of pre-reading.
But be assured though that the staff are excellent and do everything in their power to get you through the course. If your are having a late night so are they.
Highly recommended. Cheers "
Anonymous - Microsoft MCPD .NET 3.5 Web Developer (10 days) (21/9/2009 to 1/10/2009)
"I found the Firebrand Training experience to be rather more taxing than I had believed possible, the word intense really does mean intense."
Paul Foley. - Microsoft MCPD .NET 3.5 Web Developer (10 days) (21/9/2009 to 1/10/2009)
"The Firebrand Training is a really good instructor. Very helpful and knowledgeable. The course itself is really hard going though and I really needed to study beforehand to pass the exams which I didn't realize until I attended. I saw some feedback saying that it was 12 hour days - it was more like 16-17 hour days."
B.M. - Microsoft MCPD .NET 3.5 Web Developer (10 days) (21/9/2009 to 1/10/2009)
"Without a doubt the courses were fast and intense. But, I have really learnt and grasped the concept of the courses, especially the foundation course. I will strongly recommend friends, who wants to learn web development to attend Firebrand. The trainer is very attentive and clear which makes settling down to the courses much easier. I have thoroughly enjoyed it."
Danny Lim. - Microsoft MCPD .NET 3.5 Web Developer (10 days) (21/9/2009 to 1/10/2009)
"I certainly learned a lot, but it was much tougher than I had anticipated. The Firebrand Training instructor was an excellent trainer and I dont think the instructor was ever unable to answer a single question anyone had."
Owen Wattley. - Microsoft MCPD .NET 3.5 Web Developer (10 days) (29/6/2009 to 9/7/2009)
"Coming from a background with pretty much no .NET experience, the course was certainly intense. My expectations were aligned by my instructor, and I can see why!
I would recommend Firebrand Accelerated Learning courses for anyone wishing to vastly increase their knowledge in a given subject over a short time period.
I decided to fund myself through this course, and am glad that I did, despite what seems a large amount of money. It was certainly a good investment in my professional future."
John Wise. - Microsoft MCPD .NET 3.5 Web Developer (10 days) (29/6/2009 to 9/7/2009)
"Good teacher, he knew his stuff and prepared us well for the exam. But its a lot of hard work, and need to be dedicated to put the hours in."
Paul Shoesmith. - Microsoft MCPD .NET 3.5 Web Developer (10 days)
"Great teacher, extremely skilled, great personality. "
Steven Pringels . - Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Development - Advanced (4 days) (15/12/2011 to 18/12/2011)
The Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) credential demonstrates your expertise using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 in a specific, real-world job role.
This Accelerated Learning program will give you the skills necessary to build interactive, data-driven web-based applications and mobile web applications for both Intranet and Internet uses that run on the ASP.NET 3.5 platform and are hosted on Internet Information Server.
Candidates for this exam work on a team in a development environment that uses Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2008 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 to build ASP.NET applications, and to access and modify data by using ADO.NET 3.5 applications. Candidates should have a minimum of three years of experience developing Web-based applications including one to two years of experience developing ASP.NET-based applications and a thorough understanding of the ASP.NET technologies in the .NET Framework 3.5.
This course prepares you for and tests you in the following certification:
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD): ASP.NET Developer 3.5
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 and exams on your return). 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.
Our Microsoft Certified Applications Developer certification program contains customised official Microsoft courseware which covers the following materials:
You will be prepared for, and sit the following Microsoft exams:
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.
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.
An MCPD can operate as a Microsoft Windows-based client application developer, Web-based client application developer, and can develop data-access, middle-tier data or business logic components.
Candidates for the MCPD certifications are expected to have:
Candidates are also encouraged, but not required, to have a basic understanding of web protocols and HTML.