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On this accelerated CompTIA IT Operations Specialist (CIOS) certification course, you’ll develop the fundamental skills to configure, support and troubleshoot operating systems and common wired and wireless networks.
Your expert instructor will accelerate your learning of official CompTIA A+ and Network+ curriculum. Immersing you through our unique Lecture | Lab | Review learning methodology, you’ll get a minimum of 12 hours quality training per day.
In addition to your new operating system and networking capabilities, you’ll learn fundamental IT operations knowledge covering:
Firebrand is an Authorised CompTIA Platinum Partner. This means you’ll get access to experienced instructors and up-to-date course material, officially approved by CompTIA.
You’ll sit your A+ and Network+ exams at the Firebrand training centre during the course. Covered by your Certification Guarantee. Upon successful completion of all exams, you will achieve the A+ and Network+ credentials as well as the aligned CIOS Stackable Certifcation - proving your skills as an IT Operations Specialist.
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, exams and incidental costs). 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.
Hardware and Network Troubleshooting
Windows Operating Systems
Other Operating Systems and Technologies
Industry standards, practices, and network theory
You'll sit the following exams at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:
In addition to official course material and exams, you’ll receive:
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 080 80 800 888.
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.
Before sitting this CIOS certification course, we recommend you have:
Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.
Just call us on 080 80 800 888 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.
Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 68,075 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.71% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.
Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.
"Course content was aligned with BCS Knowledge Module 6 which is park of my Level 4 Apprenticeship in Cyber Security Risk Analyst (Level 4). The Instructor was knowledgeable and made the course interesting and set the content at a manageable pace."
S.B. - CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) (3 days) (6/7/2018 to 8/7/2018)
"This was an intensive course. However, the engaging instructor delivery and revision prior to exam I felt more than prepared to pass first time!"
Q.A. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (29/6/2018 to 1/7/2018)
"Great course and classroom learning. Good materials and courseware. Experienced, friendly and engaged trainer. Dont arrive expecting to obtain all the course knowledge from the course alone... Pre-study is essential. Study in the evening also essential. The course is the "icing on the cake". Approx weighting: 40% personal study, 40% real-world experience, 20% classroom."
C.J. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (29/6/2018 to 1/7/2018)
"The course is very intensive. However, the Instructor was a very enthusiastic, and motivating tutor."
Anonymous - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (25/6/2018 to 28/6/2018)
"Thorough review of course material. Knowledgeable and engaging instructor."
A.C, Ministry of Defence. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (25/6/2018 to 28/6/2018)
"Firebrands accelerated learning courses are great. They are intense and very thorough - but for a lot of people that's exactly what you need, in order to minimize the time away from work/family and cover all the content required as fast as possible. I highly recommend pre-reading & revising the syllabus before attending if you intend to sit the exam. Staff are friendly & the centre is lovely to stay at, would recommend 100%"
Ben Griffiths, Jolly IT Solutions. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (9/5/2018 to 11/5/2018)
"Firebrands accelerated A+ course really will get you certified in just 4 days. Great instructor, great training with a group of focused professionals."
Anonymous - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (21/4/2018 to 24/4/2018)
"I would recommend a course at firebrand. It is learning in a friendly environment and quite easy to follow. The instructor was happy to retrace anything I didnt understand."
Mark Clarke, unemployed. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (21/4/2018 to 24/4/2018)
"My knowledge of hardware and the internet has increased exponentially over the short period I have had here. The course is hard work with long days and I would recommend doing some pre-reading. However, it is a good route to gaining skills and certification."
M.S.. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (21/4/2018 to 24/4/2018)
"Came into this training with very little knowledge and am now leaving with more than I could have imagined in such a short time."
K.K., USAF. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (21/4/2018 to 24/4/2018)
"I was really happy with the training provided - thought it was really good."
Anonymous - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (19/2/2018 to 21/2/2018)
"After struggling with the material for a year and dragging my feet, Firebrand Training helped me to get past that year and cleared my worries."
W.D.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (8/1/2018 to 10/1/2018)
"Firebrand took me from being worried about my exam to being well prepared and excited to take it."
Scott White, Gratte Brothers Security. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (8/1/2018 to 10/1/2018)
"The training was very good, however it was definitely a lot to take in if you didn't have prior knowledge. I would recommend to any one about to attend a course to go over the material once beforehand to get a brief overview; helped me out tremendously!"
Patrick Barklem, Intelisecure. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (8/1/2018 to 10/1/2018)
"This is my first time using Firebrand and would definitely recommend."
P.K.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (20/12/2017 to 22/12/2017)
"I think there should be more questions on this - saying what you think of trainer/course/accommodation/company.
I think you're all great though - thank you for always being so lovely and helpful and I'm still yet to have a trainer I don't like, so I think that's good :) "
Laura Dean, Utilita. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (20/12/2017 to 22/12/2017)
"During my time at Firebrand I have felt welcomed, respected and comfortable.
I would wholeheartedly recommend the instructors and the Compita A+ & N+ course to anyone looking for an introduction into the IT world."
Bhavesh Patel, Inntel. - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (6/11/2017 to 12/11/2017)
"The training at Firebrand is excellent, the instructors have a very wide knowledge of IT Systems and even beyond that.
All courses I have been on were set out clearly, well delivered and I was never made to feel left out or lost at any point. If ever I was confused, The instructors did an excellent job at explaining things in a way that was possible for me and others to understand."
Anonymous - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (6/11/2017 to 12/11/2017)
"The content was in depth and explained well."
Nick Burgess, ABP. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (10/11/2017 to 12/11/2017)
"The course was very understanding and clear. The teacher had a great sense of humor, which made the course more interesting. I feel I have learnt a lot over the past few days here."
Josh Miles, CIS LTD. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (10/11/2017 to 12/11/2017)
"Very insightful and enjoyable course. Tutor was really good, great at explaining everything and very approachable. The facilities on site were great too, and the unlimited coffee was also a bonus!"
Ryan Lay. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)
"The instructor was one of the best teachers I had the pleasure to learn with. He explained everything in a clear manner and made sure everyone understood the material. He is definitely the reason I passed the certification. Although the course was accelerated I was following everything and Gareth took time to explain more complicated modules, which I found very helpful. I will definitely be coming back to Firebrand and hope he will be the one teaching then!
The course in its entirety was very enjoyable and really useful. I would definitely do it again and I recommend it to anyone that wants to learn fast and retain the knowledge!"
Grazyna Dzwigala. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (25/10/2017 to 27/10/2017)
"I was reticent to do a boot camp but it wasn't as scary as it sounded and I loved the pace! Rather than spending time faffing between home and course, you could stay in one place and access the training and resources as much as needed. Really love the set up and will definitely come back for another course."
A.S.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (25/10/2017 to 27/10/2017)
" Good course, would come here again!"
Anonymous - CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI (Level 1) (6 days) (9/10/2017 to 14/10/2017)
"The course was well delivered, tailored to what you want and helpful."
Blair Ogilure, Xenith. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (27/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"Training at Firebrand is worthwhile. Everything is provided on site so you can concentrate on your studies."
D.J.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (27/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"Firebrand have been an excellent facility and the training is excellent."
N.M.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (27/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"The training was overall very good. Teacher know all the topics and explain it very well. I recommend this school to all who wants to further the knowledge in the IT field. "
Nathaniel Harvey. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (27/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"Great place to learn, staff are very welcoming and open to help and aid in all areas. 2nd visit after studying Network +, found this time around a lot better and took more in and feel better leaving this time. "
S.A.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (27/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"Great learning experience, second time here and still just as good as last time, you get to put all your time to the study and with no distractions its great, and great friendly staff too. Thank you Firebrand"
N.S.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (27/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"The staff here were absolutely fantastic! The instructor is a very knowledgeable and intelligent man who has a teaching style that isn't patronising and with humour to keep us all engaged and motivated. Everyone incredibly kind and supportive to me and I cant thank everyone enough for that. I look forward to coming back and hopefully passing my re-take next time!"
Laura Dean, Utilita. - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (11/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)
"I really enjoy training at Firebrand Training. The trainers are top notch. Everyone makes you feel really welcome and at ease. The training is tough but worth it! I got all my certifications from this course first time, and it was all down to my Trainer. He really helped me learn new techniques in IT, especially when it comes to sub netting. He has help me develop my IT knowledge and now its time to put it to practice in the real world"
Timothy Farmer, Utilita Energy. - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (11/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)
"I was given the time needed to focus without distractions from work and family."
Anonymous - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (30/8/2017 to 1/9/2017)
"My Trainer was very supportive and helpful. I really learned a lot from him. Thank you all."
Norah Alhussain, SABB. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (30/8/2017 to 1/9/2017)
"Second time here at Firebrand and it lived up to the first time! Excellent facilities, instructors and just a fantastic place to learn and certify."
J.W.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (30/8/2017 to 1/9/2017)
"This was my first time at Firebrand and I was blown away by how friendly the staff are, how excellent the facilities are and just how well run everything is. My instructor was fantastic and went above and beyond just delivering the course content with answering questions and providing useful anecdotes. Will definitely be coming back!"
J.W.. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (11/8/2017 to 13/8/2017)
"Really useful and extremely friendly."
N.M.. - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (10/7/2017 to 16/7/2017)
"This is my second visit to the training centre and I have found that on both occasions, the training has been well paced and easy to understand. Would highly recommend to anyone."
James Elmer, BMPA. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (28/6/2017 to 30/6/2017)
"The course was great. Lots of information to take in,but the pace was definitely manageable.
Gareth was friendly and answered any questions asked!
Food is also a bonus!
I would 100% recommend that anyone doing these courses does the pre-reading as it was massively helpful to do this. Rather than having to learn everything on the course which would have been full-on, you could use the course to fill in any holes in your knowledge."
Kristian Ward, Switch Networks. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (28/6/2017 to 30/6/2017)
"I really enjoyed my course at Firebrand. The instructor really knew his stuff and delivered all the content in a quick and easy to understand manner."
Tom Baker, Merlin Entertainments. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (28/6/2017 to 30/6/2017)
"Very good, lots of information, good structure to the course."
Andrew M.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (28/6/2017 to 30/6/2017)
"The instructor was a CompTIA Guru, he knew tons about SEC+/N+ and the computers in the room were the best.
Food was good also."
Anonymous - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (28/6/2017 to 30/6/2017)
"Really good teacher and makes the lesson and material interesting and easy to follow."
Anonymous - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (28/6/2017 to 30/6/2017)
"I've found the training at Firebrand to be extremely useful and have been able to appreciate the help and support from the staff at Firebrand. My days here have been well structured and knowledge filled. I would definitely consider any future training I may do, to be done at Firebrand. "
R.H, Computer-eyez. - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (8/5/2017 to 14/5/2017)
"I've learnt a lot in the four days of being at Firebrand. I have learnt more in these past few days than I did in a period of weeks during my time at school. Looking forward to the next course!"
M.E, Alcom Computing . - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (8/5/2017 to 11/5/2017)
"Each time I've come for training the teaching has been great as well as the overall support from the instructors."
Jon Hanley, shadowfax. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (3/5/2017 to 5/5/2017)
"The Sec+ training course was really interesting and intense. I definitely recommend Firebrand Training!"
E.F. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (3/5/2017 to 5/5/2017)
"The courses were very short and sweet, got to the exam phase very quickly with a good understanding of the content."
S.M. - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (24/4/2017 to 30/4/2017)
"This is my third time going to the Firebrand Training centre and it is still a wonderful experience to learn and increase your knowledge in IT"
R.M, Reliance ACSN. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (18/4/2017 to 20/4/2017)
"Time and attention to the setup, delivery and detail put in was excellent! It was very well delivered - In simple terms when needed, right through to an exceptional level of detail.
Very pleased overall."
Phillip Richardson, Severn Trent. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (10/4/2017 to 12/4/2017)