Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform - Only 7 Days

Why

Seven reasons why you should sit your MCSA: Cloud Platform course with Firebrand Training

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  1. You'll be MCSA: Cloud Platform certified in just 7 days. With us, you’ll be MCSA: Cloud Platform trained in record time
  2. Our MCSA: Cloud Platform course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass MCSA: Cloud Platform first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We're sure you'll pass your MCSA: Cloud Platform course first time. But if you don’t, come back within a year, and only pay for accommodation and exams. Everything else is free
  4. You’ll learn more MCSA: Cloud Platform. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn MCSA: Cloud Platform faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying MCSA: Cloud Platform with the best. We have the Q-For quality label, recognising our standards and professionalism in the training market. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 67.286 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study MCSA: Cloud Platform courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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What

On your accelerated MCSA: Cloud platform certification course, you'll develop an expertise in Microsoft cloud-related technologies. You will use these skills to bring the benefits of cloud to your company whilst reducing IT costs.

To achieve this MCSA: Cloud Platform certification, you'll need to pass the following two accelerated course and exam combinations:

As you delve into these Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC), you'll learn skills including:

  • Designing and implementing Web Apps
  • Cloud services and a storage strategy
  • Creating virtual networks
  • Managing Azure Active Directory

Your highly experienced Microsoft Certified Trainer will make use of our unique Lecture | Lab | Review approach to ensure you develop both a theoretical and practical understanding of Microsoft cloud technologies. This will allow you to learn faster and ensure you have the hands-on experience to apply in real world situations.

You will be prepared and sit your exams on-site, during the course. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee.

Earning an MCSA: Cloud Platform certification provides the foundation for a role as a cloud administrator or architect.

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To earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Cloud Platform, you will need to select and pass two of the following elective exams.  

You will sit your chosen elective exams on-site. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee

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Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs): You'll be trained by Microsoft Certified Trainers. This means you'll get to benefit from their wealth of knowledge and experience throughout the course.

Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC): Firebrand is a Microsoft Gold Learning Partners, which means we can ensure that you'll have access to the latest curriculums and the most up-to-date content.

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.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

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.

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Course 20533D: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

Module 1: Introduction to Azure

This module introduces cloud solutions in general and then focuses on the services that Azure offers. The module goes on to describe the portals that you can use to manage Azure subscriptions and services before introducing the Azure PowerShell modules and Azure Command Line Interface (CLI) as scripting technologies for managing Azure. Finally, the module provides explanations and guidance for the use of the classic and Azure Resource Manager deployment models.

Lessons

  • Cloud technology overview
  • Overview of Azure
  • Managing Azure with the Azure portal
  • Managing Azure with Windows PowerShell
  • Managing Azure with Azure CLI
  • Overview of Azure deployment models
  • Managing and monitoring Azure resources

Lab : Managing Microsoft Azure

  • Using the Azure portals
  • Using the Azure Resource Manager features in the Azure portal
  • Using Azure PowerShell
  • Using Azure CLI

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Identify suitable apps for the cloud.
  • Identify the services and capabilities that Azure provides.
  • Use Azure portals to manage Azure services and subscriptions.
  • Use Azure PowerShell and Azure CLI to manage Azure services and subscriptions.
  • Use Azure Resource Manager to manage Azure resources.
  • Use Azure management services to manage and monitor Azure resources.

Module 2: Implementing and managing Azure networking

This module explains how to plan virtual networks in Azure and implement and manage virtual networks. It also explains how to configure cross-premises connectivity and connectivity between virtual networks in Azure. Additionally, it explains how to configure an Azure virtual network and provides an overview of Azure classic networking.

Lessons

  • Overview of Azure networking
  • Implementing and managing virtual networks
  • Configuring an Azure virtual network
  • Configuring virtual network connectivity
  • Overview of Azure classic networking

Lab : Using a deployment template and Azure PowerShell to implement Azure virtual networks

  • Creating an Azure virtual network by using a deployment template
  • Creating a virtual network by using Azure PowerShell
  • Creating a virtual network by using Azure CLI

Lab : Configuring VNet peering

  • Using the Azure portal to configure VNet peering
  • Configuring VNet peering - based service chaining
  • Validating virtual network connectivity

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Plan virtual networks in Azure.
  • Implement and manage virtual networks.
  • Configure cross-premises connectivity and connectivity between virtual networks in Azure.
  • Configure an Azure virtual network.
  • Describe Azure classic networking.

Module 3: Implementing virtual machines

This module introduces the fundamentals of Azure VMs, and discusses the different ways in which you can deploy and manage them.

Lessons

  • Overview of Azure VMs
  • Planning deployment of Azure VMs
  • Deploying Azure VMs
  • Overview of classic Azure VMs

Lab : Deploying Azure VMs

  • Creating Azure VMs by using the Azure portal, Azure PowerShell, and Azure CLI
  • Validating Azure VM deployment

Lab : Deploying Azure VMs by using Azure Resource Manager templates

  • Using Visual Studio and an Azure Resource Manager template to deploy Azure VMs
  • Using Azure PowerShell and an Azure Resource Manager template to deploy Azure VMs
  • Using Azure CLI and an Azure Resource Manager template to deploy Azure VMs

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the main characteristics of Azure VMs.
  • Plan for Azure VM deployments.
  • Deploy Azure VMs.
  • Describe the main characteristics of classic Azure VMs.

Module 4: Managing Azure VMs

This module explains how to configure and manage Azure VMs, including configuring virtual machine disks and monitoring Azure VMs.

Lessons

  • Configuring Azure VMs
  • Managing disks of Azure VMs
  • Managing and monitoring Azure VMs
  • Managing classic Azure VMs

Lab : Managing Azure VMs

  • Implementing Desired State Configuration (DSC)
  • Implementing Storage Spaces - based volumes

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Configure Azure VMs.
  • Manage Azure VM disks.
  • Manage and monitor Azure VMs.
  • Manage classic Azure VMs.

Module 5: Implementing Azure App Service

This module explains the different types of apps that you can create by using the Azure App Service, and how you can select an App Service plan and deployment method for apps in Azure. It also explains how to use Microsoft Visual Studio, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) clients, Azure PowerShell, and Azure CLI to deploy Azure web and mobile apps. Additionally, the module explains how to configure web apps and use the Azure WebJobs feature to run custom tasks. It also explains how to monitor the performance of web apps and create and configure mobile apps. Lastly, this module explains how to use Azure Traffic Manager to distribute requests between two or more app services.

Lessons

  • Introduction to App Service
  • Planning app deployment in App Service
  • Implementing and maintaining web apps
  • Configuring web apps
  • Monitoring web apps and WebJobs
  • Implementing mobile apps
  • Implementing Traffic Manager

Lab : Implementing web apps

  • Creating web apps
  • Deploying web apps
  • Managing web apps
  • Implementing Traffic Manager

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Explain the different types of apps that you can create by using App Service.
  • Create a service plan and select a deployment method for App Service apps in Azure.
  • Use Visual Studio, FTP clients, Azure PowerShell, and Azure CLI to deploy web and mobile apps to Azure.
  • Configure web apps and use the Azure WebJobs feature to run custom tasks.
  • Monitor the performance of web apps.
  • Create and configure mobile apps.
  • Use Azure Traffic Manager to distribute requests between two or more app services.

Module 6: Planning and implementing storage, backup, and recovery services

This module explains how to plan and implement storage, backup, and recovery services. It explains how to choose appropriate Azure Storage options to address business needs and how to implement and manage Azure Storage. It also explains how to improve web-application performance by implementing Azure Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). Lastly, this module explains how to protect cloud-resident and on-premises workloads by using Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery.

Lessons

  • Planning storage
  • Implementing and managing Azure Storage
  • Implementing Azure CDNs
  • Implementing Azure Backup
  • Planning and implementing Azure Site Recovery

Lab : Planning and implementing Azure Storage

  • Creating and configuring Azure Storage
  • Using Azure File storage
  • Protecting data with Azure Backup

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Choose appropriate Azure Storage options to address business needs.
  • Implement and manage Azure Storage.
  • Improve web application performance by implementing Azure CDNs.
  • Protect cloud-resident and on-premises workloads by using Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery.

Module 7: Implementing containers in Azure

This module explains how to implement containers in Azure. It starts by introducing the concept of containers and presents different options for implementing containers on Windows and Linux Azure VMs. Next, it explains container orchestration in the context of Azure Container Service (ACS) and describes how to use ACS to deploy Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, and DC/OS clusters.

Lessons

  • Implementing Windows and Linux containers in Azure
  • Implementing Azure Container Service

Lab : Implementing containers on Azure VMs

  • Implementing Windows and Linux containers in Azure
  • Deploying containers to Azure VMs
  • Deploying multicontainer applications with Docker Compose to Azure VMs
  • Implementing Azure Container Registry

Lab : Implementing Azure Container Service

  • Creating an ACS cluster
  • Managing an ASC cluster

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Implement Windows and Linux containers in Azure.
  • Implement Azure Container Service.

Module 8: Implementing Azure Cloud Services

This module explains how to plan and deploy Azure Cloud Services. It also explains how to manage and maintain Azure Cloud Services.

Lessons

  • Planning and deploying Azure Cloud Services
  • Managing and maintaining Azure Cloud Services

Lab : Implementing Azure Cloud Services

  • Deploying a cloud service
  • Configuring deployment slots and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
  • Monitoring cloud services

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Plan and deploy Azure Cloud Services.
  • Explain how to manage and maintain Azure Cloud Services.

Module 9: Implementing Azure Active Directory

This module explains how to implement Azure AD. It explains how to create and manage Azure AD tenants. It also explains how to configure single sign-on (SSO) for cloud applications and resources, and implement Azure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for cloud resources. Lastly, it explains the functionality of Azure AD Premium, and how to implement Azure Multi-Factor Authentication.

Lessons

  • Creating and managing Azure AD tenants
  • Configuring application and resource access with Azure AD
  • Overview of Azure AD Premium

Lab : Implementing Azure AD

  • Administering Azure AD
  • Configuring SSO
  • Configuring Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Configuring SSO from a Windows 10 -based computer

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Create and manage Azure AD tenants.
  • Configure SSO for cloud applications and resources, and implement RBAC for cloud resources.
  • Explain the functionality of Azure AD Premium and implement Azure Multi-Factor Authentication.

Module 10: Managing an Active Directory infrastructure in a hybrid environment

This module explains how to manage Active Directory in a hybrid environment. It explains how to extend an on-premises Active Directory domain to Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) environments and synchronise user, group, and computer accounts between on-premises AD DS and Azure AD. This module also explains how to set up SSO by using federation and pass-through authentication between on-premises Active Directory and Azure AD.

Lessons

  • Extending an on-premises Active Directory domain to Azure IaaS
  • Implementing directory synchronisation by using Azure AD Connect
  • Implementing SSO in hybrid scenarios

Lab : Implementing and managing Azure AD synchronisation

  • Configuring directory synchronisation
  • Synchronising directories

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Extend an on-premises Active Directory domain to Azure IaaS environments.
  • Synchronise user, group, and computer accounts between on-premises AD DS and Azure AD.
  • Set up SSO by using federation and pass-through authentication between on-premises Active Directory and Azure AD.

Module 11: Implementing Azure-based management and automation

This module explains how to implement Azure-based management and automation. It explains how to implement Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) solutions and Azure Automation. The module also describes how to create different types of Azure Automation runbooks and implement Azure Automation - based management by using runbooks.

Lessons

  • Implementing OMS
  • Implementing Azure Automation
  • Implementing Automation runbooks
  • Implementing Azure Automation - based management

Lab : Implementing Automation

  • Configuring Automation accounts
  • Creating runbooks

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Implement OMS solutions.
  • Implement Azure Automation.
  • Implement different types of Azure Automation runbooks.
  • Implement Azure Automation - based management.

Course 20532C: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

Module 1: Overview of the Microsoft Azure Platform

Microsoft Azure provides a collection of services that you can use as building blocks for your cloud applications. 

Lessons

  • Azure Services
  • Azure Portals

Lab : Exploring the Azure Portal

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe some of the common Azure services.
  • Describe the differences between the Microsoft Azure Portal and the Classic Portal.

Module 2: Building Application Infrastructure in Azure

Although many Microsoft Azure services use virtual machines, sometimes your application might have a unique need where it requires a virtual machine that is completely unmanaged. Azure provides networking, backup, and virtualisation services as part of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering.

Lessons

  • Constructing Azure Virtual Machines
  • Azure Virtual Machine Workloads
  • Migrating Azure Virtual Machine Instances
  • Highly Available Azure Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Configuration Management
  • Customizing Azure Virtual Machine Networking

Lab : Creating an Azure Virtual Machine for Development and Testing

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the Virtual Machines service in Azure.
  • Deploy a Linux or Microsoft workload to a virtual machine.
  • Import virtual hard disks to Azure.
  • Monitor virtual machine endpoints.

Module 3: Hosting Web Applications on the Azure Platform

This module provides an overview of the Azure Web Apps service. 

Lessons

  • Azure Web Apps
  • Hosting Web Applications in Azure
  • Configuring an Azure Web App
  • Publishing an Azure Web App

Lab : Creating an ASP.NET Web App by Using Azure Web Apps

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Create a Web App instance.
  • Publish a simple ASP.NET web application to Web Apps.
  • Monitor a Web App instance.

Module 4: Storing SQL Data in Azure

Dynamic web applications must store the data that is being managed and manipulated by end users. ASP.NET technologies such as ADO.NET and Entity Framework provide a way for accessing data in SQL Server. In the cloud, the Microsoft Azure platform provides a database as a service offering that allows developers to use SQL in the same way as they would in an on-premises location.

Lessons

  • Storing SQL Data in Azure
  • Managing SQL Databases in Azure
  • Azure SQL Database Tools
  • Securing and Recovering an Azure SQL Database Instance

Lab : Storing Event Data in Azure SQL Databases

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the difference between Azure SQL Database editions.
  • Explain some of the advantages and disadvantages of hosting databases in Azure SQL Database.
  • Explain some of the advantages and disadvantages of hosting databases in a SQL Server installation on a virtual machine in Azure.
  • Describe the tools that you can use to manage Azure SQL Database.
  • Implement a high-availability solution with Azure SQL Database.

Module 5: Designing Cloud Applications for Resiliency

As a developer, you should keep in mind certain considerations while designing applications for the cloud. Although there are many platform improvements available in the ASP.NET ecosystem, you need to rethink the way you design your applications and the patterns that are used, with respect to the scalability and reliability metrics present for the cloud applications.

Lessons

  • Application Design Practices for Highly Available Applications
  • Application Analytics
  • Building High Performance Applications by Using ASP.NET
  • Common Cloud Application Patterns
  • Caching Application Data

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the Valet Key, Retry and Transient Fault Handling Patterns
  • Use Load Balancing in a geographically redundant application
  • Create modular applications with partitioned workloads
  • Build High Performance ASP.NET Web Applications

Module 6: Storing Tabular Data in Azure

Dynamic web applications will invariably need to store the data that is being managed and manipulated by users. ASP.NET has always relied on technologies like ADO.NET and Entity Framework to access data from Microsoft SQL Server. For the cloud, the Microsoft Azure platform provides a SQL as a Service that allows developers to use SQL data and queries in the same manner as they would use in an on-premises implementation.

Lessons

  • Azure Storage Overview
  • Azure Storage Tables Overview
  • Table Entity Transactions

Lab : Storing Event Registration Data in Azure Storage Tables

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the difference between Azure SQL Database editions.
  • Explain some of the advantages and disadvantages of hosting databases in SQL Database.
  • Explain some of the advantages and disadvantages of hosting databases in a SQL Server installation on an Azure virtual machine.
  • Describe the tools that you can use to manage SQL databases in Azure.
  • Describe the Visual Studio 2015 features that you can use to manage SQL databases in Azure.
  • Describe the options for migrating data from an on-premises environment to the cloud.
  • Describe the strategies for using Entity Framework with SQL databases in Azure.

Module 7: Storing and Consuming Files from Azure Storage

When you want to scale to different cloud instances, storing files to a local disk becomes a difficult process to maintain and eventually an unreliable method of storage. Azure provides a Blob storage mechanism that not only offers high performance but also supports integration to Microsoft Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) for low latency downloads.

Lessons

  • Storage Blobs
  • Controlling Access to Storage Blobs and Containers
  • Configuring Azure Storage Accounts
  • Azure Files

Lab : Storing Generated Documents in Azure Storage Blobs

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the Blob service in Microsoft Azure Storage.
  • Identify the software development kit (SDK) libraries, namespaces, and classes that are available for blobs.

Module 8: Designing a Communication Strategy by Using Queues and Service Bus

With web applications presenting content and worker roles processing the logic, there needs to be a mechanism that facilitates the communication between these different entities. Microsoft Azure provides two queuing mechanisms that you can use for this purpose.

Lessons

  • Azure Storage Queues
  • Azure Service Bus
  • Azure Service Bus Queues
  • Azure Service Bus Relay
  • Azure Service Bus Notification Hubs

Lab : Using Queues and Service Bus to Manage Communication Between Web Applications in Azure

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe Storage Queues service.
  • Describe Service Bus.
  • Describe Service Bus Queues service.
  • Describe Service Bus Relay.
  • Describe Notification Hubs service.

Module 9: Automating Integration with Azure Resources

Although you can manage most of the Azure services by using both of the Azure portals or Microsoft Visual Studio 2013, you can use scripting to completely automate the management of the same resources. This module will look at automating the lifecycle of the services by using client libraries, Windows PowerShell, REST, and the Resource Manager.

Lessons

  • Azure SDK Client Libraries
  • Scripting Azure Service Management by Using Windows PowerShell
  • Azure REST Interface
  • Azure Resource Manager

Lab : Automating the Creation of Azure Assets using PowerShell and xPlat CLI

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the Azure software development kits (SDKs) and client libraries.
  • Use Windows PowerShell to automate Azure service management.
  • Describe the Service Management API and the steps to authenticate to the API.
  • Use the Resource Manager to create resource groups and templates.

Module 10: Securing Azure Web Applications

Just like on-premises applications, applications in the cloud need streamlined security mechanisms that are flexible. Azure Active Directory is an identity provider that can provide identity and access functionality for your custom applications or SaaS applications.

Lessons

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure AD Directories
  • Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication

Lab : Integrating Azure Active Directory with the Events Administration Portal

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the Azure AD service.
  • Explain the features that are available for the directories in Azure AD.
  • Describe the Microsoft Azure Multi-Factor Authentication service.

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You will sit the following exams on-site. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee

Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions - exam 70-532

The skills you'll be tested on include:

  • Design and implement Web Apps (15-20%)
  • Create and manage virtual machines (20-25%)
  • Design and implement cloud services (20-25%)
  • Design and implement a storage strategy (20-25%)
  • Manage application and network services (15-20%)

Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions - exam 70-533

The skills you'll be tested on include:

  • Implement Web Apps (15-20%)
  • Implement Virtual machines (15-20%)
  • Implement cloud services (15-20%)
  • Implement storage (15-20%)
  • Implement an Azure Active Directory (15-20%)
  • Implement virtual networks (15-20%)

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Included in your training will be the following Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC):

  • MOC 20532C: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
  • MOC 20533D: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

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Students must have experience working with the Azure platform. Students should also have an understanding of C# concepts for the lab scenario. The experience students may have can include the following:

  • Compare the services available in the Azure platform
  • Configure and deploy web applications
  • Create Azure WebSites using the gallery
  • Deploying and monitoring Azure WebSites
  • Create and configure Azure Virtual Machines
  • Describe the relationship between Cloud Services and Virtual Machines
  • Deploy existing Cloud Service packages
  • Create and manage a Storage account
  • Manage blobs and containers in a Storage account
  • Create, configure and connect to a SQL Databases instance
  • Identify the implications of importing a SQL Standalone database
  • Manage users, groups and subscriptions in an Azure Active Directory instance
  • Create a virtual network
  • Implement a point to site network

In addition to professional experience, students must also have an understanding of the following technical knowledge:

  • On-premises virtualisation technologies including: virtual machines, virtual networking, and virtual hard disks.
  • Network configuration including: TCP/IP, DNS, virtual private networks, firewalls, and encryption technologies.
  • Websites including: create, configure, monitor and deploy a website on Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • Active Directory concepts including: Domains, Forests, Domain Controllers, replication, Kerberos, and LDAP.
  • Database concepts including: Tables, queries, Structured Query Language (SQL), and database schemas
  • Resilience and disaster recovery including: backup and restore operations.

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"Great teacher, extremely skilled, great personality. "
Steven Pringels , Syncrogenics. - Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Development - Advanced (4 days) (15/12/2011 to 18/12/2011)

"It is definitely intense and quite hard but its worth it. "
Mohammed Saeed, Joseph Chamberlain College birmingham. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (9/4/2018 to 14/4/2018)

"Clear and concise, with practical lab examples."
M.W., TfL. - Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (2 days) (9/4/2018 to 10/4/2018)

"My experience at the Firebrand Training Centre has been comfortable. The environment is peaceful which aids concentration and thinking. Food is good with a variety and range that also meets my dietary requirements. "
P.A., Firebrand. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (3/4/2018 to 6/4/2018)

"I think the instructor has done really well to deliver a course which is technically demanding. He has a good way of breaking complex theory down to simple terms. "
Anonymous - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (3/4/2018 to 6/4/2018)

"- Trainer was excellent, very knowledgeable and good at explaining concepts, very helpful when it came to clarifying things. - While the days were long, the frequent breaks ensured concentration could be maintained (infinite coffee also helped with this!) - Accommodation was excellent - Food and drink were excellent! Excellent variety of food on offer, and different food every day. - Wide range of facilities at Wyboston Lakes, and the lake is great for a walk after a long training session."
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (26/3/2018 to 27/3/2018)

"Great course, very informative. We had a great instructor who has had practical experience. Lots of time spent with face-to-face instruction. Hands on material that we were able to work with as well. Really enjoyed my time here and will recommend to other colleagues as well. As an added bonus the food was great too!"
C.H.. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (26/3/2018 to 27/3/2018)

"I love the bootcamp format (tried other training provider that only deliver 9:00 am to by 5:00 pm just wont work)!"
Melody Lam. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (12/3/2018 to 16/3/2018)

"Excellent speedy and professional learning environment. Knowledge on subject matter for the course superb by instructor."
Fredrik Olander, Max Matthiessen. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (12/3/2018 to 16/3/2018)

"Having never had any working experience on any SQL Server product, I enrolled on this course. The accelerated nature and the efficient way the course was presented helped me absorb the concepts. I am over the moon to have passed my very first Microsoft exam at Firebrand!"
Gordon Hepburn , Kerry. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (12/3/2018 to 16/3/2018)

"Highly focused training with experienced teacher and great documentation. "
Alfredo Hidalgo Iglesias, BYG. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (12/3/2018 to 16/3/2018)

"My first experience of Firebrand, training was fantastic, instruction as just the right combination of talking, demonstrating and practical work. Definitely recommend."
Tom Odell, BUUK Infrastructure. - Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) (10/3/2018 to 12/3/2018)

"Excellent venue, resources and friendly staff. Thank you! Excellent venue, that is accessible and very close to perfect accommodation."
Christopher Harvey, Grafton Merchenties GB. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (5/3/2018 to 10/3/2018)

"Great way to learn x2 faster in a complete learning bubble A* I choose Firebrand to give me accelerated learning, certification and real world experience through the excellent trainers. Thank you Firebrand."
Roy Casana, Designated . - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (5/3/2018 to 10/3/2018)

"Excellent facilities, and a world class trainer who went out of his way to delivery the course and more. I would consider doing another Firebrand course."
Tim Harborne, Carillionarmey. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (5/3/2018 to 10/3/2018)

"The trainer was excellent, as he was very informative, friendly and patient. I do wish that there was more time for the course, because I found it difficult to process such a vast amount of information, in such a short space of time."
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (8/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

"The instructor was a very interactive and enjoyable tutor. His vast knowledge was clear and he explained everything in great detail."
J.H., Lloyds Banking Group. - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (8/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

"At the beginning of the course, I had very little knowledge but feel as though I have learn a lot in a short space of time."
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (8/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

"Great teacher"
A.N., Lloyds banking group . - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (8/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

"At the beginning of the course, I had very little knowledge but feel as though I have learnt a lot in a short space of time."
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (8/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

"Great course and tutor who was very enthusiastic and helpful."
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (8/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

"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) (19/2/2018 to 20/2/2018)

"Very useful and insightful course!"
Rhys Banton-Laing, Schroders. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (19/2/2018 to 20/2/2018)

"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) (19/2/2018 to 20/2/2018)

"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) (8/2/2018 to 18/2/2018)

"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) (8/2/2018 to 18/2/2018)

"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) (8/2/2018 to 18/2/2018)

"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) (8/2/2018 to 18/2/2018)

"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) (8/2/2018 to 18/2/2018)

"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) (13/2/2018 to 16/2/2018)

"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) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"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) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"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) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"Well organised, interactive and fun with a mixture of different teaching styles. Pleased with this course!"
S.C.. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (8/1/2018 to 13/1/2018)

"Great Instructor. I love the Measure ups that help prepare for the exam and course content is relevant to today's technologies and older technologies that are still in the exam."
Chris Hunt, Utilita. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (8/1/2018 to 13/1/2018)

"The instructor kept us engaged through long days of intense training. Educational and enjoyable, which isn't easy over a 12 hour day!"
Joe Gibbons, Utilita. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (8/1/2018 to 13/1/2018)

"Firebrand provides beneficial training in great detail. The days are long but engaging and free drinks keep me focused."
Joe Gibbons, Utilita. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (8/1/2018 to 13/1/2018)

"I started programming in C# 6 months ago. My time at firebrand has definitely as least doubled my prior knowledge."
Natalie Flower. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (3/1/2018 to 6/1/2018)

"For a robust and concentrated burst of structured learning you cannot do better then Firebrand. Your time in the classroom will be intense but you and your course mates will develop a rapport that will support your learning and provide for release during downtime. For best results come with your course material reviewed and fresh in your mind."
Christopher Helsby. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (18/12/2017 to 22/12/2017)

"The course felt very well paced and was structured in a way that didn't feel like an overload of information all at once. The instructor was very helpful and willing to go through a topic multiple times to ensure you understand it fully. "
B.M., Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue. - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (16/12/2017 to 17/12/2017)

"The course was everything that I expected and more. The instructor made the subjects easy and simple to understand. "
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (7/12/2017 to 17/12/2017)

"Perfect training!"
P. E.. - Microsoft Upgrading your skills to MCSA Windows Server 2016 (3 days) (4/12/2017 to 6/12/2017)

"It was a great experience. Definitely would recommend the course."
Junaid Shakoor, Perspective Publishing Limited. - Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) (11/11/2017 to 13/11/2017)

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