Microsoft MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect - Only 9 Days

Why

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

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  1. You'll be Azure Solutions certified in just 9 days. With us, you’ll be Azure Solutions trained in record time
  2. Our Azure Solutions course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Azure Solutions first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more. 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 Azure Solutions 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 Azure Solutions with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 68,075 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's 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 this accelerated nine day course you’ll learn how to migrate your existing on-premise infrastructure to Azure – Microsoft’s globally integrated cloud platform.

You’ll be MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect certified and get the knowledge you need to design websites, application storage and infrastructure in Microsoft Azure.

Get four Microsoft certifications in nine days

As well as getting MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect certified in nine days, you’ll also achieve the following three Microsoft Specialist certifications:

  • Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
  • Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
  • Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Ranked by Gartner, Azure is the only major cloud platform that is an industry leader for both infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS).

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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

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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'll sit the following exams at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • Microsoft Exam 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
  • Microsoft Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
  • Microsoft Exam 70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

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Microsoft Official Courseware:

  • Course 20532C: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
  • Course 20533C: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

Books:

  • Exam Ref 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions - ISBN - 978-0735697041
  • Exam Ref 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions - ISBN - 978-0735697065
  • Exam Ref 70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions - ISBN - 978-0735697447

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Before attending this accelerated course, you should be able to:

  • 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

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"Course had plenty of useful information and very helpful."
Connor Venton, Ringway Jacobs. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (26/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)

"My experience of this intensive course was a good one! This was due to my instructor who was so helpful and engaged us all from the beginning to the end. Thanks to the instructor for being an amazing , intelligent , funny and caring instructor"
Louise-Clair Elliot, Freightliner. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (22/11/2018 to 25/11/2018)

"This is how training should be imparted especially the accelerated approach. Thanks a ton."
Sanjeev Putla, NA. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (22/11/2018 to 25/11/2018)

"Intense but worth it"
R.V.. - Microsoft Dynamics AX 7 Financials (5 days) (19/11/2018 to 23/11/2018)

"Different type of training and it was intense. Covered many topics in express speed. It was a good learning experience. "
John Jesudason. - Microsoft Managing SharePoint Server 2016 (6 days) (19/11/2018 to 24/11/2018)

"The instructor is a great trainer that will help you understand SharePoint much better and get certified."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (SharePoint Server 2016) (6 days) (19/11/2018 to 24/11/2018)

"I have learn a lot of new things in a short time."
A.P.. - Microsoft MCSA: Web Applications (Developing ASP.NET MVC Web 5 Applications) (3 days) (20/11/2018 to 22/11/2018)

"Great Teacher, Interesting Courses and the instructor Is the best"
Jo Van Vosselen. - Microsoft MCSA: Web Applications (Developing ASP.NET MVC Web 5 Applications) (3 days) (13/9/2018 to 15/9/2018)

"Another great course with the instructor. Very enjoyable and pleasant, lots of knowledge transfer and helpful real-life cases where to apply these techniques. I'm looking forward for another course in the future with him."
Christian Dornetto, CRM Dynamics Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Web Applications (Developing ASP.NET MVC Web 5 Applications) (3 days) (20/11/2018 to 22/11/2018)

"Very efficient training course."
Adel Flici, London Metal Exchange. - Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (14/11/2018 to 17/11/2018)

"Great course, and really engrossing way to learn."
Ben Lewis, Kagool. - Microsoft Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (3 days) (14/11/2018 to 16/11/2018)

"The instructor was great yet again. teaching subjects that are not covered, but allows for a better understanding of the course. Highly recommend. "
Anonymous. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"The course was delivered well and taught a broad range of skills, both exam related and functional."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"The courses are very well structured at Firebrand, the instructors are patient and helpful. "
B.M.. - Microsoft Querying Data with Transact-SQL (3 days) (5/11/2018 to 7/11/2018)

"My trainer was very very helpful"
J.T.. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"Overall I feel that the course was very well presented and the trainer was a great instructor, He explained everything in great detail. I hope to get this instructor in future courses."
T.P., GES. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"I enjoyed the way the instructor taught, he used a more interactive method that increased my understanding"
Tom Macdonald. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"The instructor was very good to learn with. Went through at a quick enough pace not to be boring. Very interactive and easy to ask questions and get responses. Was better than just going through and learning what the book says to pass the exam, as you wouldn't learn anything other than passing. This course will be beneficial to me in the future as I now know more about the area of the course. "
Bradley Tweddle, Citrix R & D. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"Value for money with quality tutoring, good learning material, good accommodation, good surroundings, result oriented, etc."
Venkata Thummalapenta, ukpowernetworks. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"Great training experience!"
Arran Trouse, nTrust Systems Ltd. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"Intense but a great way to learn. Great instructor who help not just in the course but will help with preparing mentally for the exams."
Simon Gilson, Prodrive IT. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"The training through firebrand was all in all a good experience. The instructor was a brilliant tutor who made sure we were all engaged. I feel as though the course needed an extra day in each subject for the information to sink in properly, and the one main issue I had was that the course resources were outdated for the exams we were sitting which made it harder to revise, but the trainer did recognise this and put some material into his lessons to try and overcome this. "
M.G., utilita. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"The week spent at Firebrand has been very helpful and although there is a only a short amount of time to learn a lot of content, we were given plenty of opportunity to ask questions and even go into more depth, the course has been very helpful and I feel that I learnt a great deal in a short amount of time."
T.P., GES. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"The course is intense but well worth it, i came with a 0% knowledge and left with a lot of information in my head and a couple of certificates as well. "
Alejandro Brea Capeans. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"Excellent trainer and course delivery, well worth it for fast track qualifications, but be aware of the intense long days."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"The instructor is a humorous and knowledgeable instructor. She has mastered that art of keeping the student engaged by using a mixture of theory, labs and breaks – although she has trouble spelling the word colour! :O)"
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"The instructors are always knowledgeable but the courses wont make you a superior developer alone."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"Quick to the point training, with plenty of breaks and time to learn."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"Very experienced trainer"
Hannes Kopitz, Fresenius Kabi. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"Excellent facilities and learning environment. Very knowledgeable and experienced tutor. Very intense, but also very enjoyable."
Joe Lower, ArjoWiggins Chartham Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"Software was correctly setup, and I learnt a lot! I would highly recommend this course!"
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"Firebrand have a great facilities and staff. We have invested significantly this year in training for all out production staff and they have all come away with positive comments. Lucid developers will be coming back again."
Adrian Lloyd-Owen, Lucid Partnership LLP. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (8/11/2018 to 9/11/2018)

"A lot of information to take in 2 days, but it came to no shock as that what was expected, and what I signed up for. I do believe I would benefit more if the course was delivered in 3 days rather than two. That way we could put into practice what we had learnt. We didn't have much time to do actual coding, but it was a great starting point and gave me the boost I needed. The instructor was knowledgeable in the field and answered any questions I had. "
Ria Hilfi, N/A. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (8/11/2018 to 9/11/2018)

"Our course instructor was very personable."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (8/11/2018 to 9/11/2018)

"The course moved at a good pace. I learnt and reinforced a lot of information."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (8/11/2018 to 9/11/2018)

"A nice, informative atmosphere to study the course you have elected to take, complete with experienced instructors."
Richard Swann, Yesss Electrical Ltd. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (25/9/2018 to 28/9/2018)

"A great, informative atmosphere to study the course you have elected to take, complete with experienced mentors."
Connor Hyde, Yesss Electrical Ltd. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (25/9/2018 to 28/9/2018)

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