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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, 96.56% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:
"The instructor was amazing and the labs were great. My 11th and last time at Firebrand as part of the apprenticeship scheme.
The course itself was very advanced but really enjoyed the content. "
Anonymous, Gamma - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (11/9/2017 to 15/9/2017)
"Firebrand training was really good and I like the format. Learning was at a fast and hard pace but as this is all you are doing for a week it really sinks in. The instructor was very enthusiastic and kept us all involved."
Harry Courtney-Buddle, OCSL. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (11/9/2017 to 15/9/2017)
"The perfect way to get certified fast.
Friendly environment and professional instructors.
Hard but satisfying work.
Thank you all firebrand team!"
Alexander de Vries, Infrastructure Specialist. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (11/9/2017 to 15/9/2017)
"A great experience with a huge amount of knowledge gained. Partly due to a great instructor."
Simon Jones. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (6/6/2016 to 10/6/2016)
"The facilities were good and the material was well presented.
The instructor had a great depth of knowledge and kept me focused and involved throughout the whole course."
Adam Coverdale, CWL Systems Ltd. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (6/6/2016 to 10/6/2016)
"Liked the course which was quite a complicated one to complete in 5 days.
Still our instructor was able to jam-pack everything in and even get us to remember most of it."
B.v.N. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (4/4/2016 to 8/4/2016)
"Dedicated and full focus 24h study. Instructor available 8-19. All basic needs are taken care of, it is like on a All inclusive vacation. Exhausting and definitely not suited for all but I love the concept! Definitely will take a look at Firebrands offerings when training needs arise next time."
kenneth mänty . - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (19/10/2015 to 23/10/2015)
"Everything is organised to focus on learning with all the potential needs. "
Floris Peiren. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (19/10/2015 to 23/10/2015)
"Course was like drinking from a firehose. Loads of information rapidly fired at you, but extremly informative. "
P.S.. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (19/10/2015 to 23/10/2015)
"Very intensive training. I have learned a lot in just one week, maybe to much to handle in such short time.
There was a lot of reading material, and many hours of teaching. "
Lasse Nicolajsen , Zitcom A/S. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (19/10/2015 to 23/10/2015)
"Intense but very good training. "
Lasse Melsaeter , Nextron AS. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (19/10/2015 to 23/10/2015)
"Intensive, focused training."
M.D.H.. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (19/10/2015 to 23/10/2015)
"Fast, challenging, good value."
Anonymous - VMware® vSphere 5.5 (VCP) (5 days) (2/2/2015 to 6/2/2015)
"Intensive training with an extremely good instructor!... "
Henrik Pedersen , Fujitsu. - VMware® vSphere 5.5 (VCP) (5 days) (2/2/2015 to 6/2/2015)
"Good instructor. Learned a lot."
Vegard Bingen , Euro Engineering AS & ABB. - VMware® vSphere 5.5 (VCP) (5 days) (2/2/2015 to 6/2/2015)
"Another enjoyable and useful experience with Firebrand"
Paul Harper , ABtec. - VMware® vSphere 5.5 (VCP) (5 days) (8/12/2014 to 12/12/2014)
"Fast paced but informative and entertaining. I learnt a lot this week. Very good food and accommodation!"
Mark Richter. - VMware® vSphere 5.5 (VCP) (5 days) (8/12/2014 to 12/12/2014)
"Well taught by the instructor. You cannot learn all this just by your own investigation."
Martin DewHattens, HP. - VMware® vSphere 5.5 (VCP) (5 days) (8/12/2014 to 12/12/2014)
"The training was very useful and will help me in my day to day job of application of tools and training delivery.
Thanks to the trainer for being such a vast resource of knowledge and for making that available!"
T.R. - Six Sigma Master Black Belt (5 days) (16/10/2017 to 20/10/2017)
"I attended the CEH course at De Ruwenberg Hotel. Since it was the first time I attended a course in order to be certified in something related to my professional field, I did not know what to expect. Luckily for me, I didn't turn out to be a twelve-hours-a-day boring and endless course. Thanks to the instructor, the lessons went smoothly and were very entertaining, but without forgetting the main purpose of the course: pass the exam! For this, he proved that he knew what he was talking about, focusing on what was important and always providing practical situations.
De Ruwenberg is the perfect hotel to organize these kind of events. Kind staff, quality facilities and surrounded by nature. Firebrand has its own house at the hotel, also with quality facilities, computer rooms with all the software that you might need already installed, snacks and beberages so that you dont have to worry about anything, just learn!
In the end I passed the exam and I can say I am CEH certified ! Thank you Firebrand !
Anonymous - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (2/10/2017 to 6/10/2017)
"16 hours a day of packed and intense learning but still a big smile at the end and still asking for more."
Stephane Giuliani, Amadeus Data Processin. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (2/10/2017 to 6/10/2017)
"It was a very intensive and helpful training. I learned a lot of helpful tools. My objective was to better understand my customers. I reached my objective. "
Nora Bernhardt, Freelance Communication trainer. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (28/8/2017 to 1/9/2017)
"It was a hard but good course - a lot of information and a good teacher. We did a lot of practical work and it was nice to see the output of all the theoretical knowledge out of the book. "
Anonymous - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (14/8/2017 to 17/8/2017)
"The 5 days MSP training with the foundation, practitioner and advanced practitioner examinations is a demanding but great learning experience. The Firebrand trainer knows to keep a perfect balance between the theory, real life examples and experiences as well as preparation tips for the certification exams, which ensures a high certification rate (and thus a great return on the investment)"
G.H. . - AXELOS MSP® Foundation, Practitioner & Advanced Practitioner (5 days) (3/7/2017 to 7/7/2017)
"A 9 day sprint through all things Azure with a focus on getting through the MSCE exams for architecting and developing cloud solutions. The long days paid off. Comfortable accommodation with knowledgeable and attentive staff."
Graham Morgan, Spatial Consultants Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (10/7/2017 to 18/7/2017)
"The training is very intense but also very interesting. Preparation is needed but the trainer was very competent and knowledgeable, truly helping candidates to reach the required level of knowledge and comprehension. The trainers hands on experience also helps a lot as he gives real life illustrations of MSP concepts."
François D., Capgemini. - AXELOS MSP® Foundation, Practitioner & Advanced Practitioner (5 days) (3/7/2017 to 7/7/2017)
"Overall good experience. This is truly fast track learning, so be prepared to do an extra effort. Ensure you have completed pre-study (if required) before you attend, or it will be difficult to keep up. Enjoy!"
Kim Dyrby Hansen. - AXELOS MSP® Foundation, Practitioner & Advanced Practitioner (5 days) (19/6/2017 to 23/6/2017)
"Training was very complete and helped me to complete the picture of BB and tools to use in the future"
Anonymous - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (24/6/2017 to 28/6/2017)
"I love the concept, being focused on the material with a good concept supporting it."
Alfred Gietjes, AGILENT TECHNILOGIES. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (24/4/2017 to 28/4/2017)
"Straight forward - to the point with a clear and funny instructor. Recommended!"
Hampus Siroky. - ITIL® Foundation Certificering (2 days) (26/6/2017 to 27/6/2017)
"Intense and complete."
Milan Seman, OPCW. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (24/4/2017 to 28/4/2017)
"We had Phil Anderson, a very nice and intelligent man.
He had to put through a lot of information. I did not take the exam at the end of the week, because I am a person who needs more time to process information. The course was structured and well done by Phil. I would recommend him as a trainer. Teacher gets a 9. The facilities of the training were good. Everything was prepared before the training, so it had an easy start.
Danny van Oijen, Havenziekenhuis. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (13/3/2017 to 18/3/2017)
"Intense study with a great instructor and awesome co-students."
Martin Petersen, Silvaco A/S. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (25/1/2016 to 30/1/2016)
"Fast and Furious but great content delivered by a great instructor. Accelerated Learning can be challenging but 3 certificates in a week speaks for itself. I can go back to work and apply lots of the things I have learned straightaway. Training centre and environment were great, created a nice learning environment and the camaraderie between course members was great."
Sam Hanson, Ace Container Services. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (25/1/2016 to 30/1/2016)
"The instructor was very knowledgable, and I would participate another course with him as the instructor. I am likely to attend the follow up course in the UK in April 2016. "
R.S., CACI . - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (14/12/2015 to 18/12/2015)
"The teacher is a really good guy, he has a really good way of teaching the course. He explains it with examples etc. The overall impression of the lecture is really good. It also opened my eyes in security and I'm planning to do the next ec-council and hope this same instructor will do the course, he did a really good job. "
B.C., All Buro Solutions. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (14/12/2015 to 18/12/2015)
"Extreme focus, very experienced trainer, great exam preparation, sure to pass"
Anonymous - EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI v9) (5 days) (30/11/2015 to 4/12/2015)
"I thought it would be almost impossible to become SQL Server MCSA in 9 days, its normally 3 weeks of courses plus 3 exam days, but after very hard work I succeeded. Thanks a lot Firebrand and the instructor for that!"
Joakim Ronnberg, Council of the European Union. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server (9 days) (13/10/2014 to 21/10/2014)
"PRINCE2 in just three days. At first I was very sceptic but the intensive and information packed training proved me wrong! I'll recommend this course to anyone who wants to get certified in the shortest time possible. Why spend two weeks if three days will suffice?"
Chris Rauws, Utrecht University. - AXELOS PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (25/11/2013 to 27/11/2013)
"Firebrandtrainings are perfectly suited to gain a huge amount of theoretical and practical knowledge within a minimal timeframe."
Markus Altmeier . - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certificering (5 days) (30/9/2013 to 4/10/2013)
"I attended the Prince2 practitioners training at Firebrand. The pre-exam guide was concise and very valuable learning aid. The staff was friendly, the teacher experienced+insightful and the participants stimulated learning. A good experience overall."
Anonymous - AXELOS PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (25/11/2013 to 27/11/2013)
"I loved the set up of the course, the enthusiasm of the tutor and the rest of the group. Furthermore the facilities were very conducive for this type of course. "
W.F.. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certificering (5 days) (30/9/2013 to 4/10/2013)
"Firebrand communicate well through each phase of the training. I.e. purchasing the course, preparing you for the course, the actual course and course completion. This is useful in knowing what is expected of you and when."
Scott Thomson . - The Open Group TOGAF® 9.1 certified training (3 days) (14/10/2013 to 16/10/2013)
"Efficient, no fuss, friendly. "
Anonymous - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (12/8/2013 to 18/8/2013)
"Firebrand : The fastest way to learn. Great team and very helpful."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 (9 days) (9/6/2013 to 16/6/2013)
"I really enjoy the Firebrand training format. The trainer was passionate and knowledgeable about the material he was teaching."
Arjen Post. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (8/7/2013 to 12/7/2013)
"The CEHv8 Firebrand Training was very, very good. Five days non-stop training by an excellent teacher with loads of experience."
Robert Jan van der Burght, Kadaster. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (8/7/2013 to 12/7/2013)
"Very intensive course, trainer was great."
C.V. - Scrum Firebrands opleiding voor Scrum.orgs Professional Scrum Master certificering (2 days) (15/7/2013 to 16/7/2013)
"Goede opzet van de cursus met een geweldig docent die complexe materie weet te vertalen in begrijpelijke taal en toch diepgang weet te brengen. "
Peter van Luit. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (3/12/2012 to 7/12/2012)
"A course thats On Time, On Target, On Quality. Nice!"
Toin Pijnenburg, Gemeente Oude IJsselstreek. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (3/12/2012 to 7/12/2012)
Learn how to install, configure, manage and troubleshoot VMware vSphere® 6.5 in just five days. On this accelerated VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] course, you'll get your own dedicated server with 24-hour lab access and official course material - including hands-on lab training covering VMware ESXi™ 6.5 and VMware vCenter® Server™ 6.5.
This course will prepare you to administer vSphere infrastructure for an organisation of any size. You'll also learn how to:
Firebrand's unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique combines both theoretical knowledge with practical, hands-on skills. This approach will accelerate your learning and ensure you can apply your new knowledge as soon as possible.
This course is aimed at system administrators and system engineers looking to further their understanding of vSphere infrastructure.
On this accelerated course, you'll be prepared for and sit the vSphere 6 Foundations and VMware Certified Professional 6.5 - Data Center Virtualization (VCP6.5-DCV) exams. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee.
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.
1. Course Introduction
2. Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center
3. Creating Virtual Machines
4. vCenter Server
5. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
6. Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
7. Virtual Machine Management
8. Resource Management and Monitoring
9. vSphere HA, vSphere Fault Tolerance, and Protecting Data
10. vSphere DRS
11. vSphere Update Manager
You'll sit the following exams at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:
In this exam, you'll be tested on the following topics:
Additional exam information:
In this exam, you'll be tested on the following topics:
Additional exam information:
You, and every other student, will be assigned your own dedicated server with 24-hour access during the course. You'll perform all labs on exactly the same hardware you find in a real data centre. This means you can 'get your hands dirty', by revisiting labs and working at your own pace, without time constraints or distractions.
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 024-8457770.
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.
Firebrand recommend you possess:
Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.
Just call us on 024-8457770 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.