Microsoft 365 Certified Modern Desktop Administrator Associate (Windows 10)

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Microsoft 365 Certified Modern Desktop Administrator Associate - Official Training for Certification

Get the skills and knowledge to become a Modern Desktop Administrator faster on this accelerated and official 6-day course.

Becoming a Microsoft 365 Certified Modern Desktop Administrator Associate, you'll learn to deploy, configure, secure, manage and monitor devices and client applications in an enterprise environment. As well as managing identity, access, policies, updates, and apps. You'll focus cloud services rather than on-premises management technologies.

Your expert Microsoft Certified Trainer will immerse you in official curriculum and hands-on practical labs. You will learn and retain information faster through our Lecture | Lab | Review technique.

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Accelerating your path to becoming a certified Modern Desktop Administrator, you'll cover the following topics:

  • Installing, updating and configuring Windows 10
  • Protecting Windows 10 - authorisation, authentication, permissions and network security
  • Maintaining Windows 10 - supporting, monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Deploying, managing and protecting Modern Desktops and Devices

You will be prepared for and sit exams MD-100 and MD-101 at the Firebrand Training Centre during the course. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee. Passing both exams will qualify you as a Microsoft 365 Certified Modern Desktop Administrator Associate. This is the prerequisite to attempting the Microsoft 365 Certified Enterprise Administrator Expert course.

Who should sit this course?

If you're looking to develop and certify your skills as a Desktop Admin - supporting modern desktops in an enterprise environment - this course is ideal for you.

Typically, you'll perform installation, configuration, general local management and maintenance of Windows 10 core services. You should be familiar with enterprise scenarios and cloud-integrated services.

To develop as a Modern Desktop Administrator, you must be familiar with M365 workloads and have experience of deploying, configuring, and maintaining Windows 10 and non-Windows devices.

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Course MD-100T01-A: Installing Windows 10

Module 1: Installing Windows

This module covers installing the Windows 10 OS. You will learn the different editions of Windows 10, requirements, and new features introduced. This module covers how to install the OS, as well as methods for migrations and upgrading. You will also learn about common tools used in the deployment process

Lessons

  • Introducing Windows 10
  • Installation Options
  • Requirements for Windows Features
  • Installation Process and Media
  • Upgrading to Windows 10

Lab : Installing Windows 10

  • Upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10
  • Migrating User Settings

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Understanding the different editions and features of Windows 10. 
  • Understand the Windows 10 client installation options.
  • Practice installing Windows 10 using an online virtual machine.

Module 2: Updating Windows

In this module, you will learn about keeping Windows 10 up-to-date. You will be introduced to the new Windows servicing model and how it applies to various scenarios. You will learn the various different methods for updating Windows and applications, as well as managing updates using tools like group policy and Windows Update for Business.

Lessons

  • Windows Servicing Model
  • Updating Windows
  • Applying Applications and Windows Updates

Lab : Updating Windows 10

  • Configuring Updates for a Single Device
  • Configuring Updates with GPOs

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the Windows servicing model.
  • Configure Windows update settings.
  • Describe updating Windows using WSUS.
  • Describe updating Windows using Windows Update for Business.
  • Configure Windows update using group policy.

Module 3: Post-installation Configuration and Personalisation

This module covers common post-installation tasks in Windows 10. You will learn how to customise the user interface, as well as using the control panel and settings app to configure common OS settings. This course will also introduce you to Windows PowerShell.

Lessons

  • Customise the Windows 10 UI.
  • Configure device specific settings such as power plans and mobile device options.
  • Use the Windows control panel and setting app to configure settings.
  • Describe using Windows PowerShell.

Lab : Configuring Windows 10

  • Using the Settings App
  • Using Control Panel Using Control Panel
  • Using Windows PowerShell

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Customise the Windows 10 UI
  • Configure device specific settings such as power plans and mobile device options.
  • Use the Windows control panel and setting app to configure settings.
  • Describe using Windows PowerShell.

Course MD-100T02-A: Configuring Windows 10

Module 1: Configuring Peripherals and Drivers

This module will cover device configuration. You will learn how device drivers work and how to install them. You will also be introduced to managing and configuring hardware peripherals such as printers.

Lessons

  • Managing Devices and Drivers
  • Managing Printers

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe concepts related to drivers.
  • Install a device driver.
  • Describe printer management concepts.
  • Configure client-side printing and managing print server properties.

Module 2: Configuring Networking

In this module, you will learn about networking concepts. This module will introduce to IPv4 and IPv6, and concepts like DNS. You will learn how to configure network settings in Windows, as well as learn about wireless network technologies. The module will conclude with methods of managing Windows remotely.

Lessons

  • Configure IP Network Connectivity
  • Implement Name Resolution
  • Implement Wireless Network Connectivity
  • Remote Access Overview
  • Remote Management

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the different types of applications.
  • Install applications manually and using automated methods.
  • Manage application deployment using the Windows Store.
  • Learn about web browser features in Windows 10.

Module 3: Configuring Storage

This module covers storage configuration and management in Windows 10. You will be introduced to local, cloud and virtual storage options. This course will also cover configuring storage on client devices and introduce storage spaces.

Lessons

  • Overview of storage options
  • Using OneDrive
  • Managing Disks, Partitions, and Volumes
  • Maintaining Disks and Volumes
  • Managing Storage Spaces

Lab : Practice Lab: Managing Storage

  • Adding a Disk
  • Creating a Simple Volume
  • Compressing a Folder
  • Enabling Disk Quotas
  • Creating a Storage Space

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the options and benefits of local, cloud, and virtual storage.
  • Configure OneDrive.
  • Configure local disk partitions and volumes.
  • Describe the capabilities and benefits of Storage spaces.

Module 4: Managing Apps in Windows 10

In this module, you will be introduced to App management in Windows 10. This module will cover the different types of apps and supported installation methods. You will learn how to install apps using manual and automated methods, as well as manage app delivery using the Windows Store. Finally, this module will cover the differences between Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.

Lessons

  • Providing Apps to Users
  • Managing Universal Windows Apps
  • The Windows Store
  • Web browsers in Windows 10

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the different types of applications.
  • Install applications manually and using automated methods.
  • Manage application deployment using the Windows Store.
  • Learn about web browser features in Windows 10.

Course MD-100T03-A: Protecting Windows 10

Module 1: Configuring Authorisation & Authentication

This module introduces the tools and features of Windows 10 for authorising access to Windows 10 clients. You will learn about methods for how users sign-in to Windows 10. This module also covers restricting what users can or cannot do on a device through methods like UAC and account types.

Lessons

  • Using Security Settings to Mitigate Threats
  • Configuring User Account Control
  • Implementing Device Registration
  • Authentication

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the different methods for securing data and the Windows 10 OS.
  • Describe the different types of user and service accounts.
  • Configure Windows Hello.
  • Configure user account control.

Module 2: Configuring Data Access and Usage

In this module, you will learn about permissions. This module will cover considerations for different files systems. You will learn how to configure file and folder permissions as well as shared folders. The module will conclude with configuring settings through methods such as local and group policy.

Lessons

  • Overview of File Systems
  • Configuring and Managing File Access
  • Configuring and Managing Shared Folders
  • Managing Security with Policies

Lab : Configuring and Managing Permissions and Shares

  • Creating, Managing, and Sharing a Folder
  • Using Conditions to Control Access and Effective Permissions

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the differences and benefits of supported file systems.
  • Configure file and folder permissions.
  • Configure shared folders.
  • Secure Windows through local policy settings.

Module 3: Configuring Advanced Management Tools

This module introduces you to protecting devices from external threats. You will learn about the different types of common threats. This module will teach you about using encryption, firewalls, and IPSec to help protect against threats. The module will conclude with how to configure and use Windows Defender and AppLocker.

Lessons

  • Configuring Tenant Roles
  • Managing Tenant Health and Services

Lab : Practice Lab: Managing Network Security

  • Creating and Testing Inbound Rules
  • Creating and Testing Outbound Rules
  • Creating and Testing Connection Security Rules
  • Configuring Windows Defender

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify common security threats
  • Describe the methods by which you can mitigate these common security threats.
  • Describe the different methods of encryption.
  • Describe how Windows firewall can secure the device.
  • Describe the benefits of using IPSec.
  • Describe the different features of Windows Defender.
  • Describe the benefits of using AppLocker.

Course MD-100T04-A: Maintaining Windows 10

Module 1: Supporting the Windows 10 Environment

This module will cover the Windows 10 architecture and common environments. You will be introduced to the various tools used in maintaining Windows. This module will also discuss methodologies for effectively troubleshooting issues and how to proactively manage and optimise Windows 10.

Lessons

  • Troubleshooting Windows
  • Troubleshooting Tools

Lab : Practice Lab: Monitoring Windows 10

  • Monitoring Events
  • Monitoring Reliability and Performance

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the Windows architecture.
  • Describe key stages in troubleshooting.
  • Describe the purpose and benefits of the various tools in Windows.
  • Use monitoring tools to establish a performance baseline.
  • Optimise performance on Windows 10 clients.

Module 2: Troubleshooting the Windows OS

In this module, you will learn how to troubleshoot startup and service issues related to the operating system. This module will teach the different startup and recovery options, and how to troubleshoot different Windows services.

Lessons

  • Troubleshooting Windows Startup
  • Troubleshooting Operating System Service Issues
  • Troubleshooting Sign-In Issues

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the various methods identifying and recovering from startup issues.
  • Describe when to use the various advanced startup options.
  • Identify and disable a failed service
  • Identify and mitigate common locked account scenarios.

Module 3: Troubleshooting Files & Applications

This module helps you plan for file backup and recovery. You will learn how to plan and configure data protection strategies and how to perform various file and system recovery methods. This module also includes common methods for troubleshooting application installation issues, compatibility issues, and resolving browser issues.

Lessons

  • File Recovery in Windows 10
  • Application Troubleshooting

Lab : Troubleshooting Desktop Apps

  • Troubleshooting AppLocker Policy Applications
  • Troubleshooting Application Compatibility Issues
  • Troubleshooting Microsoft Internet Explorer Issues
  • Troubleshooting Microsoft Edge Issues

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the different methods of file recovery.
  • Configure Windows 10 to support individual file and system recovery.
  • Recover a device using the Reset This PC function.
  • Solve application compatibility issues with the Application Compatibility Toolkit.
  • Troubleshoot common browser issues.

Module 4: Troubleshooting Hardware and Drivers

This module introduces hardware troubleshooting. You will learn about driver management and how to troubleshoot devices. You will also learn steps for troubleshooting system hardware and external peripherals such as USB drives and printers, including diagnostic methods and remediation.

Lessons

  • Troubleshooting Device Driver Failures
  • Overview of Hardware Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Physical Failures

Lab : Troubleshooting Device Driver Issues

  • Troubleshooting a Missing Device Driver
  • Resolving Hardware Problems
  • Resolving device driver problem
  • Configuring Group Policy Settings to Control Device Installation

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Troubleshoot and remediate driver issues.
  • Troubleshoot Peripherals
  • Diagnose and replace hardware.

Course MD-101T01-A: Deploying the Modern Desktop

Module 1: Planning an Operating System Deployment Strategy

This module explains how to plan and implement a deployment strategy. It covers various methods and scenarios for deploying Windows. It discusses on-premise and cloud technologies as well as considerations for new deployments, upgrading, and migrations.

Lessons

  • Overview of Windows as a service
  • Windows 10 Deployment options
  • Considerations for Windows 10 deployment

Lab : Practice Lab - Planning Windows 10 deployment

After completing this module, you will be able to: 

  • Describe Windows as a Service.
  • Describe the different methods for deployment.
  • Understand the differences between on-premise and cloud-based solutions.
  • Describe methods of dynamic provisioning.
  • Describe the different tools available in the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit.
  • Describe the scenarios and limitations for in-place upgrades and migrations.

Module 2: Implementing Windows 10

This module covers new modern methods for deploying Windows 10 such as Windows Autopilot and provisioning packages. This module also covers tool used in upgrade planning, application compatibility and migration methods.

Lessons

  • Implementing Windows 10 by using dynamic deployment
  • Implementing Windows 10 by using Windows Autopilot
  • Upgrading devices to Windows 10

Lab : Practice Lab - Implementing Windows 10

  • Creating and deploying provisioning package
  • Migrating user settings
  • Deploying Windows 10 with AutoPilot

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Develop an Operating System deployment and upgrade strategy
  • Understand the different methods of deployment.
  • Understand which scenarios on-premise and cloud-based solutions can be used for.
  • Deploy and migrate desktops to Windows 10.
  • Plan and configure Windows Update policies.

Module 3: Managing Updates for Windows 10

This module covers managing updates to Windows. This module introduces the servicing options for Windows 10. You will learn the different methods for deploying updates and how to configure windows update policies.

Lessons

  • Implementing Windows 10 by using dynamic deployment
  • Implementing Windows 10 by using Windows Autopilot
  • Upgrading devices to Windows 10

Lab : Practice Lab - Managing Updates for Windows 10

  • Manually configuring Windows Update settings
  • Configuring Windows Update by using GPOs

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the Windows 10 servicing channels.
  • Configure a Windows update policy using Group Policy settings.
  • Configure Windows Update for Business to deploy OS updates.
  • Use Windows Analytics to assess upgrade readiness and update compliance.

Course MD-101T02-A: Managing Modern Desktops and Devices

Module 1: Device Enrollment

In this module, you will examine the benefits and prerequisites for co-management and learn how to plan for it. This module will also cover Azure AD join and will be introduced to Microsoft Intune, as well as learn how to configure policies for enrolling devices. The module will conclude with an overview of device inventory in Intune and reporting using the Intune console, Power BI and Microsoft Graph.

Lessons

  • Device management options
  • Manage Intune device enrollment and inventory

Lab : Practice Lab - Device Enrollment and Management

  • Installing the MDM Migration Analysis Tool (MMAT)
  • Obtain Intune and Azure AD Premium licenses and enable device management
  • Enrolling devices in Intune
  • Managing devices in Intune
  • Creating device inventory reports

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe benefits and methods for migrating to co-management.
  • Deploy an MDM with Microsoft Intune.
  • Configure device enrollment.
  • Enroll desktop and mobile devices in Windows Intune.
  • Configure and downloads inventory reports.

Module 2: Configuring Profiles

This module dives deeper into Intune device profiles including the types of device profiles and the difference between built-in and custom profiles. The student will learn about assigning profiles to Azure AD groups and monitoring devices and profiles in Intune. The module will conclude with an overview of using Windows Analytics for health and compliance reporting.

Lessons

  • Configuring device profiles
  • Managing user profiles
  • Monitoring devices

Lab : Practice Lab - Managing profiles

  • Configuring roaming user profiles and Folder Redirection
  • Create and deploy device profile based on the scenario
  • Change deployed policy and monitor user and device activity
  • Configuring Enterprise State Roaming

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the types of device profiles.
  • Create and assign device profiles.
  • Configure user profile and folder redirection.
  • Monitor and report on devices using Intune and Windows Analytics.

Module 3: Application Management

In this module, you learn about application management on-premise and cloud-based solutions. This module will cover how to manage Office 365 ProPlus deployments in Intune as well as how to manage apps on non-enrolled devices. The module will conclude with an overview of Enterprise Mode with Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge and tracking your installed applications, licenses, and assigned apps using Intune.

Lessons

  • Implement Mobile Application Management (MAM)
  • Deploying and updating applications
  • Administering applications

Lab : Practice Lab - Managing Applications

  • Deploying apps by using Intune
  • Configure and deploy Office 365 ProPlus from Intune
  • Configure mobile application management (MAM) policies in Intune

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the methods for application management.
  • Deploy applications using Intune and Group Policy.
  • Configure Microsoft Store for Business.
  • Deploy Office365 ProPlus using Intune.
  • Manage and report application inventory and licenses.
  • Configure Internet Explorer Enterprise Mode. 

Course MD-101T03-A: Protecting Modern Desktops and Devices

Module 1: Managing Authentication in Azure AD

In this module, you well be introduced to the concept of directory in the cloud with Azure AD. You will learn the similarities and differences between Azure AD and Active Directory DS and how to synchronise between the two. You will explore identity management in Azure AD and learn about identity protection using Windows Hello for Business, as well as Azure AD Identity Protection and multi-factor authentication. The module will conclude with securely accessing corporate resources and introduce concepts such as Always On VPN and remote connectivity in Windows 10.

Lessons

  • Azure AD Overview
  • Managing identities in Azure AD
  • Protecting identities in Azure AD
  • Managing device authentication
  • Enabling corporate access

Lab : Practice Lab - Managing objects and authentication in Azure AD

  • Enabling and configuring Azure AD Premium with Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) tenant
  • Creating user and group objects with UI and Windows PowerShell
  • Configuring Self-service password reset (SSPR) for user accounts in Azure AD
  • Joining a device to Azure AD

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the capabilities of Azure AD.
  • Manage users using Azure AD with Active Directory DS.
  • Implement Windows Hello for Business.
  • Join devices to Azure AD.
  • Describe methods of enabling access from external networks.

Module 2: Managing Devices and Device Policies

In this module, you will be introduced to managing device security with Intune. You will discover how Intune can use device profiles to manage configuration of devices to protect data on a device. You will learn how to create and deploy compliance policies and use compliance policies for conditional access. The module concludes with monitoring devices enrolled in Intune.

Lessons

  • Microsoft Intune Overview
  • Managing devices with Intune
  • Implement device compliance policies

Lab : Practice Lab - Managing devices

  • Configuring Microsoft Intune for device management
  • Configuring compliance policies and device profiles
  • Enrolling Windows 10 devices and managing compliance

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe mobile device management with Intune.
  • Create and assign device profiles to protect data on devices.
  • Deploy compliance and conditional access policies.
  • Use Intune to monitor device compliance.

Module 3: Managing Security

In this module, you will learn about data protection. Topics will include Windows & Azure Information Protection, and various encryption technologies supported in Windows 10. This module also covers key capabilities of Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection and how to implement these capabilities on devices in your organisation. The module concludes using Windows Defender and using functionalities such as antivirus, firewall and Credential Guard.

Lessons

  • Implement device data protection
  • Managing Windows Defender ATP
  • Managing Windows Defender in Windows 10

Lab : Practice Lab - Managing Security in Windows 10

  • Configuring Encrypting File System (EFS)
  • Configuring BitLocker
  • Configuring a WIP policy in Intune
  • Configuring Windows Defender

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the methods protecting device data.
  • Describe the capabilities and benefits of Windows ATP
  • Deploy and manage settings for Windows Defender clients.

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As part of your accelerated course, you'll sit the following exams at the Firebrand Training centre. These are covered by your Certification Guarantee:

Exam MD-100: Windows 10

You'll be tested on the following knowledge and skill areas:

  • Deploy Windows (15-20%)
  • Manage Devices and Data (35-40%)
  • Configure Connectivity (15-20%)
  • Maintain Windows (25-30%)

Exam MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops

You'll be tested on the following knowledge and skill areas:

  • Deploy and Update Operating Systems (15-20%)
  • Manage Policies and Profiles (35-40%)
  • Manage and Protect Devices (15-20%)
  • Manage Apps and Data (25-30%)

Passing both exams certifies you as a Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop Administrator Associate.

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The following official courseware, practice papers and exams are all included:

Microsoft Official Courseware:

  • MD-100T01: Installing Windows 10
  • MD-100T02: Configuring Windows 10
  • MD-100T03: Protecting Windows 10
  • MD-100T04: Maintaining Windows 10
  • MD-101T01: Deploying the Modern Desktop
  • MD-101T02: Managing Modern Desktops and Devices
  • MD-101T03: Protecting Modern Desktops and Devices

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Microsoft Official Exams:

  • MD-100: Windows 10
  • MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops

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You should have the following skills and experience before sitting this course:

  • Basic understanding of computer networks and hardware concepts
  • Basic understanding of Operating Systems and Application concepts.
  • Experience of using the Windows OS.
  • Understanding of M365 workloads
  • The ability to deploy, configure, and maintain Windows 10 and non-Windows devices

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"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 MCSA: Cloud Platform & MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (10 days) (10/7/2017 to 18/7/2017)

"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 Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (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 Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (25/1/2016 to 30/1/2016)

"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)

"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)

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

"Great learning atmosphere but exhausting."
Anonymous - Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert (6 days) (23/9/2019 to 28/9/2019)

"Enjoyed visit to Wyboston lakes. Staff and facilities were exceptional - Highly recommended for those who want to learn in accelerated mode !"
S.R.. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Very friendly atmosphere and everyone is very helpful."
Thomas Stephens. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Very informative and helpful with questions enabling me to get my certification."
Michael Howard. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Intense.. but good!"
K.P.. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"The lecturer is very knowledgeable and charismatic. I really enjoyed my course and learned a lot."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Although intensive, there was still time to explore topics that were interesting and particularly useful. I learnt more than I thought I would."
Robert Baxter. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Fast paced and hard work, but good"
Anonymous. - Microsoft Specialist: Dynamics 365 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Very well-organised, great communication, fabulous facilities and approachable well-informed instructor .The instructor provided real-life examples and clear explanations with relevant slides, notes, lab work and practice questions. Also. there are small, informal,and supportive groups.As well as, good and nearby accommodation. There is Lots of Food! The hot chocolate kept me going late at night ."
Anonymous. - Microsoft Specialist: Dynamics 365 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Would recommend to anyone wanting an intense training session with great staff."
Anonymous. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Firebrand training really is accelerated learning at its finest.From the experienced instructors, to the course content and guidance to help you prepare for the exam/takeaways to your given career.I loved my stay here and if I was planning to do another course which firebrand offers, I would not look else where."
Abdulkarim Youssof, KDS UK Ltd. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Great quality of teaching along with the enthusiasm of the trainer to break every step down into real world examples helped my understanding. Would recommend to anyone wanting an intense training session with great staff."
Matthew Kemp. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Its my 3rd course with Firebrand and I'm delighted with the quality of attention and facilities provided. Thank you."
D.L., National grid . - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (15/7/2019 to 20/7/2019)

"Prepare well in advance of this course, as the instructor will defiantly be doing the same. This course is packed with valuable info and is worth the investment ."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (15/7/2019 to 20/7/2019)

"Enjoyed the process of intense training. Get your heads down and focus."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (15/7/2019 to 20/7/2019)

"Great course for vendor exams. The accelerated courses aren't for everyone but great if you can handle the pressure"
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business 2015) (7 days) (8/7/2019 to 14/7/2019)

"Travelling all the way to Firebrand from another country is differently worth it. They assist you the best, they can and find a solution. Your opinion is heard and they provide several ways to the goal of a good trip, great exam and pleasant stay"
Martin Andersen, It-Relation. - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business 2015) (7 days) (8/7/2019 to 14/7/2019)

"Great experience all around. Very enlightening."
Tycjan Jaworski. - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business 2015) (7 days) (8/7/2019 to 14/7/2019)

"A Good place to start your IT career."
Anonymous, East Suffolk Council. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (4 days) (8/7/2019 to 10/7/2019)

"Pleasant experience, the standard of teaching is high, and the staff here are very helpful and try their best to make your stay here as easy as possible."
K.I., TfL. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (4 days) (8/7/2019 to 10/7/2019)

"The courses I have attended have been adequate and the teachers have made sure to keep students engaged."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (4 days) (8/7/2019 to 10/7/2019)

"Enjoyed the accelerated learning process, I find it easier to really focus in short intense bursts, and learn more that way"
Kyle Reeves, CIL. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (4 days) (8/7/2019 to 10/7/2019)

"Firebrand provides an excellent course structure which allows Apprenticeships and employers the opportunity to mound the structure into what is a good fit for their company. There is high quality of teaching for the exams and there are always people you can talk to if you have any questions."
David Stevenson, Quilter. - Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (3 days) (1/7/2019 to 3/7/2019)

"Firebrand is very organised training provider and will ensure you are at the right hand. The training was intensive but I learned a lot. Appreciation to the instructor."
Anonymous, Bedford Hospital. - Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (3 days) (1/7/2019 to 3/7/2019)

"The instructor was excellent, he delivered essentially very dry material with clarity and wit. He clearly has great experience in Azure, and was able to support the course with real-life war-stories which brought the course to life. My only criticism is that I would have liked to see more time devoted to the labs, but that was probably hard given the material that was covered. I am looking forward to using the knowledge I gained in the course soon. I really like the immersive nature of the training, with the hotel and restaurant only being two minutes away. 24 hour access was a good idea. The accommodation and food were very good. "
Hugh Mullally, Self-Employed. - Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate (4 days) (1/7/2019 to 4/7/2019)

"Very organised and good pace with the lectures."
Anonymous. - Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate (4 days) (1/7/2019 to 4/7/2019)

"Intense, amusing, enjoyable to spend the time training."
David Sugarman, Regus. - Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate (4 days) (1/7/2019 to 4/7/2019)

"Excellent delivery of the course by the instructor."
Oladimeji Onalaja, Health Education England HEE. - Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals (1 Day) (27/6/2019 to 27/6/2019)

"An excellent course, informative content, and engaging presenter ."
Graham Moor, NHSE. - Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals (1 Day) (27/6/2019 to 27/6/2019)

"Course was thorough, the instructor was very knowledgeable. Good insight."
Arthur Neild, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust. - Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals (1 Day) (27/6/2019 to 27/6/2019)

"Intense training courses made possible by industry expert instructors. Very convenient having accommodation and training centre next to each other. Being in a class full of people who are there to achieve the same goal is great motivation that would not have existed if you were learning on your own."
Joseph Lyons, Sitekit Ltd.. - Microsoft MCSA: Web Applications & MCSD: App Builder (9 days) (17/6/2019 to 25/6/2019)

"This is a fairly grueling course, no mistake! The instructor was an engaging tutor and made the content interesting and enjoyable."
Simon Jackson, Sitekit. - Microsoft MCSA: Web Applications & MCSD: App Builder (9 days) (17/6/2019 to 25/6/2019)

"Intense but good training."
Anonymous, IBM - Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert (6 days) (10/6/2019 to 15/6/2019)

"The training was great."
Anonymous - Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert (6 days) (10/6/2019 to 15/6/2019)

"Firebrand is one of the fastest ways I have ever learned any skill in my life. While challenging, it does provide good insight into the world of IT."
Jack Wills, Coventry Building Society. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (13/5/2019 to 18/5/2019)

"Firebrand taught me a lot and my instructor was great. The food was good and the accommodation was okay. "
Jack Wright, Thomas Cook. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (13/5/2019 to 18/5/2019)

"The instructor was very helpful, Answered every question I had and supported me to pass my Exams."
Charlie Boon, Netitude. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (13/5/2019 to 18/5/2019)

"The instructor is outstanding with a very unique skill set. He is 100% focused on the students needs. To maintain students attention for 12 hourss per day is not easy. Having worked as an instructor I have the upmost respect for both his teaching style and technical ability. Thank You!"
Paul Davenport, Ultra Electronics. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (7/2/2019 to 17/2/2019)

"Training was extensive and very informative. Was given in a way that it was easy to remember and associate with day to day work. Could easily relate to situations presented."
Thomas Slicer-Watkinson, CPiO Limited. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (7/2/2019 to 17/2/2019)

"Very very intensive training, but its worth it!!!"
Marco Pirazzoli, Systems IT. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (7/2/2019 to 17/2/2019)

"Would recommend Firebrand training , instructors are fantastic and keep the course delivery methods varied to ensure students attention throughout the 12 hour days. "
Dean Gathercole, National Grid. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (7/2/2019 to 17/2/2019)

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