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"The facilities and instructors at Firebrand Training were nothing short of exceptional. This is now the only way that I would consider carrying out future training.." Ben Hughes (Firebrand MCSE certified)
"Before attending Firebrand Training, I would never have believed that I could learn and retain so much new information in such little time. Their methods really do work." Gareth Bowen (Firebrand MCSE certified)
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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.
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.
Our accelerated MCSE course is the most effective, efficient way to get MCSE certified.
We’ve designed our curriculum to prepare you for 7 Microsoft exams sat during the program.
You’ll cover the following content:
We’ll prepare you for, and test you in, the following six core exams and one elective exam:
Exam timetable shown can be changed by the instructor to ensure the goals of the course.
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.
Students that are successful in the Microsoft MCSE 2003 Training Course for XP & Windows 7 should possess a minimum of one and a half years of networking experience supporting a Windows NT/2000/2003/2008 network.
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, 96.72% 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.
"Tough but I got 5 out of the 7 passes and a wealth of knowledge. Very happy. "
S.G. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (17/5/2010 to 30/5/2010)
"The MCSE certification course was a lot harder then I expected. But the environment makes for a perfect setting to immerse yourself in learning. The food was wonderful and the staff are very friendly."
Martin Croft, KPS Business Solutions Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (17/5/2010 to 30/5/2010)
"Firebrand Training to me is one of the best training centres I ever come across in my life. The environment is exclusively convenient for learning, confortable and all state of the earth facilities. The training classrooms, the lecturers, the support staff are just very efficient and helpful.
The only place one can go and within a short period of time becomes a professional in his or her field of study is Firebrand Training. I therefore strongly recommend anyone, especially those in my country, The Gambia,West Africa to try Firebrand for professional success."
Bisenty Mendy, MRC. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (17/5/2010 to 30/5/2010)
"Ey up! My two weeks at Firebrand on the MCSE/Win7 course were very positive, the methods used to build knowledge over the two weeks were excellent. Pace was high but not too fast, though you would struggle if you had little knowledge/experience prior to attending. Instructor was excellent, pushed you when you needed pushing but allowed you time to relax if/when it was needed. Some good banter helped everyone relax which made a creative learning environment. It was also good to see "Braindumping" techniques were actively discouraged, I actually came away having learnt a lot not just how to pass an exam. Thanks to our instructor."
Peter Bush. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (17/5/2010 to 30/5/2010)
"Be prepared for a hard two weeks. It is challenging both mentally and physically. Great instructors provide solid foundations for a successful course. Your level of knowledge will increase and hopefully you will go away with the qualifications / knowledge you desire, I did!
I chose Firebrand as a colleague had been on a previous course. If someone has a good experience, there is no need to look for an alternative. I would definitely recommend Firebrand Training."
A.H. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (22/2/2010 to 7/3/2010)
"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Firebrand on the 14 day MCSE Windows 2003 course. The instructors were friendly and knowledgeable, the training centre clean and functional, and the amenities in the hotel good.
Each day was a mixture of lecture, lab, and self study. The instructors made sure that any difficult concepts were well explained and understood, and the online Measure Up tests ensured we were fully prepared for the examination methods. This was by far the best training course I have ever been on, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a high quality of training, to pass their exams quickly and efficiently, and wants to learn more than they ever thought they could in just 2 weeks!
I chose Firebrand Training because I wanted to get my certifications quickly and without being reliant on self-study."
H.R. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (22/2/2010 to 7/3/2010)
"This is very hard work, so be under no illusion that this is easy. Its not but the trainers are fantastic and will give you the tools to pass. "
Paul Mosley. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (22/2/2010 to 7/3/2010)
"I came here thinking I knew my MCSE subject, I left knowing that I now do. Long days (and nights), but done in a way that makes you want to learn The Firebrand Training instructors are world class."
Dave Hallway. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (22/2/2010 to 7/3/2010)
"A very intensive but effective way to learn. I attended the MCSE course with Firebrand Training cause I had used them previously for my training needs."
P.A. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (11/1/2010 to 24/1/2010)
"As a returning student I was pleasantly surprised with the welcome and support I received. We were all old friends. All my needs were met and it was a pleasure to attend the MCSE course. I did not expect to get new enrollments of Measureups and extra stationary, but thank you. The new facilities certainly make it an enjoyable study venue, well done."
K.H. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (11/1/2010 to 24/1/2010)
"This was a very intense MCSE course and by day 6 of 14 it was a struggle to stay focused. Also the Instructor has to try to cater for every students current knowledge and skills and therefore you may find yourself going over areas you are already comfortable with. - That said, it gives you an ideal opportunity to revise in other areas.
Overall an intense but potentially very rewarding experience.
I chose Firebrand Training for my MCSE course because Firebrand provides you the shortest way to achieve a qualification/accreditation at a reasonable price and in a suitable learning environment."
R.O. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (11/1/2010 to 24/1/2010)
"The Firebrand instructor's superb wit and entertaining course delivery, was surpassed only by the tremendous level of relevant and topical course content. Clearly a professional, clearly very knowledgeable, clearly top of the range quality. I chose Firebrand Training because of the speed of qualifying for an MCSE. "
A.F. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (11/1/2010 to 24/1/2010)
"A good way to learn subject in such a short space of time, be prepared before you attend, the more you read the easier it is when you are here. I enrolled on the MCSE course with Firebrand because I've been on a course before and was impressed by the delivery of the trainers."
N.K. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (7/12/2009 to 20/12/2009)
"A great training centre and a focused way to learn MCSE if your willing to put the effort in."
P.D. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (7/12/2009 to 20/12/2009)
"My Firebrand experience was tough. You need a good foundation of knowledge and the ability to learn quickly to go with it. The classes sometimes feel that they are going at 100 miles an hour. If you can keep up it is great. The trainers really know their stuff and bring together all of the components in such a way that it makes really good sense. I learnt loads, over and above my considerable industry experience, and of course where else can you achieve MCSE in 2 weeks?"
Martin Bowker. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (9/11/2009 to 22/11/2009)
"Coming on this Firebrand Training course has been a fantastic experience. The MCSE course is intense, but I have achieved in two weeks what would normally take months. The instructors are of the highest caliber and have been there at every step of the way. I would highly recommend the MCSE Firebrand training course to anyone who can take the pace and I will definitely be returning soon to further my education."
Jonathan Swanston, Atia Communications. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (9/11/2009 to 22/11/2009)
"Firebrand Training provide excellent services to maximize learning."
David Cawley, Reliance High Tech. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (9/11/2009 to 22/11/2009)
"Fantastic course, exceptional instructor and overall an enjoyable training experience. "
Michael Findlay. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (12/10/2009 to 25/10/2009)
"What a great couple of weeks - but not for the uncommitted. I achieved more than I thought I would, but not quite as much as I would have liked. Got one more exam to sit as I complete this, so heres hoping! If passed I'll be one Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) off the MCSE (and only missed that by 19 points - due to tiredness more than anything else). Still, the ground work is all there, and the knowledge is not going anywhere! Would strongly recommend the Firebrand way to colleagues and friends, but go into it with your eyes open, and give it your all!"
John Goult. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (12/10/2009 to 25/10/2009)
"The course was very hard but very well managed. Microsoft recommend 42 weeks of training for the MCSE. Firebrand has managed to fit that into 2 weeks without missing a step."
G.H. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (12/10/2009 to 25/10/2009)
"The Firebrand Training instructor was exceptional - his knowledge was 2nd to none and he was able to apply the knowledge into working practice.
His teaching methods are excellent."
David Fraser, CBF Consultancy. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (12/10/2009 to 25/10/2009)
"Its been a hard but rewarding week!
We have had some fun but the course has Phil has made this course a good learning experience.
Thanks very much "
Philip Zeligman, AZENT Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (12/10/2009 to 25/10/2009)
"A excellent way to gain valuable experience in the field of IT. The Firebrand Training instructors have so much knowledge to give to you that everyone will always leave with a better understanding and with that better qualifications."
Ian Cochrane, hm forces. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (14/9/2009 to 27/9/2009)
"I only had 7 days (14/9/09-20/9/09) training in Microsoft Windows Vista, XP and Server 2003. The training has taken me deeper and I now feel more confident working with these operating systems."
T.A, Steria Limited. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (14/9/2009 to 27/9/2009)
"Firebrands training method is addictive! Good balance of practical & theory - useful for the real world, as well as the exams. This is my 3rd course with you, and although I'm neither bright enough nor fast enough to keep up, I still learn far more than I'd imagine possible in the time available. And enjoy the mental challenge!
Having achieved CCNA & MCSA with you, the insight into MCSE helped me to see whats involved, so that I no longer hanker after an unattainable dream!! And the wild rabbits outside my bedroom window each morning are an added bonus!"
Christine Schofield. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (17/8/2009 to 30/8/2009)
"I would happily attend any further training courses with Firebrand, all have been professional and well taught."
Sarah Grainger. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (17/8/2009 to 30/8/2009)
"I had a great two weeks at Firebrand Training, Richard Keep went above and beyond to ensure that everyone had the information, experience and knowhow to complete the course. He kept everyone motivated during the day which is very positive in my opinion!
yes, ARINC. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (17/8/2009 to 30/8/2009)
"It is definitely the way to learn and make great achievements over a short space of time.
P.A, John R. Weir Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (20/7/2009 to 2/8/2009)
"My background - 10 yr domestic 5 yr commercial IT support. I attended the 2 week MCSE and without a doubt it was tough, learning from 8am till 11pm is taxing but well worth it. I paid for the course myself and it was worth every penny, no regrets. MCSE in 14 days is not for IT noobs but I think the MCSA would be achievable to anyone with a passion for IT. I already have my sights on my next Firebrand Training course. Bring it on! "
Mark Judge, Myself. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (20/7/2009 to 2/8/2009)
"I arrived not expecting to pass any exams, but have left with an MCSA. I am very happy with the experience overall.
I would advise anyone thinking of taking a 2 week course to make sure they know what they are letting themselves in for! Its very demanding and there is very little scope for relaxation! Saying that, its not necessarily a bad thing, its just VERY tiring!!
Thanks Firebrand Training, especially my instructor.
Andy Cassidy. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (20/7/2009 to 2/8/2009)
"I would recommend the training company and the instructor to colleagues and friends. Despite the training being very very intensive I appreciate the value of going through this experience at this site. Be warned you have to work really hard for two weeks!!"
M.S. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (1/6/2009 to 14/6/2009)
"This was my first experience with accelerated learning. I found it to be very hard going, lots of late nights and early mornings. That aside I really enjoyed it, the staff were excellent, and the training first class."
Brian Cresswell, Arinc . - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (1/6/2009 to 14/6/2009)
"The Firebrand training is an outstanding instructor. The instructors knowledge is of a very high standard and spreads to areas well beyond the remit of the course. The instructor is also very good at teaching the subject matter in a manner which is easy to understand, relate too and remember."
M.H. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (1/6/2009 to 14/6/2009)
"It was hard work with long days and short nights, but very enjoyable. The instructor helped me in obtaining information by pointing me in the right direction, without giving the answers directly, this helped my knowledge retention. I would recommend this course to anyone who has a lot of stamina and who is prepared to work hard to gain acreditation. Well done Firebrand Training."
Ray Griffiths, Petrofac Facilities Management Limited. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (1/6/2009 to 14/6/2009)
"Training is great, courseware adequate but without an experienced trainer can leave you in the land of Oz. Staff are professional and always available to anwer queries."
Jason Miller, Agile Ideas Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (20/4/2009 to 3/5/2009)
"Firebrand offered me an environment that suited me. I find it difficuly to study at home. Getting away and focussing for two weeks is a great way to achieve qualifications."
Ed Herbert, Brandwidth Marketign. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (20/4/2009 to 3/5/2009)
"Instructor was extremely knowledgeable in all areas and had a great sense of humour and was completely dedicated to the success of all students."
Lee Bishop. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (20/4/2009 to 3/5/2009)
"Food and accomodation was of a high standard, again! The instructor was a technical guru and kept the lesson fun. It was my second time here and yet again Firebrand have been exceptional!! Many thanks to you all!!!"
Mike Jones, Myself. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (20/4/2009 to 3/5/2009)
"With Firebrand training and your own hard work - you will achieve your certification goals; just like it says on the tin!!
Friendly, professional and competent staff and a distraction free environment mean you have every chance to make your goals a reality.
For the MCSE - the days are long and you have to be prepared to work hard - but its oh so worth it...
Highly recommend the whole Firebrand team and experience!"
Nick Abbott, The National Youth Agency. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (30/3/2009 to 12/4/2009)
"This has been my second visit to a Firebrand training course, each time my experience has been productive, and beaten the competition hands down."
Mark Phelan. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (30/3/2009 to 12/4/2009)
"I was booked originally for a 9 Day MCSA course and after day 3 found that the full immersion into the course material made me consider extending to the 14 day MCSE course which I duly did supported by my employer.
It was an excellent experience and the quality of the Firebrand course Instructor was excellent.
I had always considered that this was the only way to achieve MCSA/MCSE and was proven correct, and the training offered here will almost certainly help you to achieve it, - But not without a lot of personal hard work, dedication and long hours"
Steve Wilkinson, In Practice Systems Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (30/3/2009 to 12/4/2009)
"It has been tough two weeks, but I enjoyed it. The instructor was very knowledgeable and with a sense fo humour.
I feel the holes I had in my knowledge have been filled and am looking forward to getting back to work and trying out all the new (for me) and exiting stuff I learned here. Many thanks to the Firebrand Training instructor."
Victoria Avane, Self employed. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (30/3/2009 to 12/4/2009)
"Overall my experience with Firebrand Training has been great. I was fortunate enough to have a great instuctor and classmates and I even learned something. It takes something to achieve 7 exams in 14 days. If you need to achieve certification and time is a factor and you have the ability to cope under pressure and are prepared to work extremely hard, listen to the instructor and put in long hours then this is the way to do it. This course is definitely not for the faint hearted."
Collin van der Nest, Myself. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (30/3/2009 to 12/4/2009)
"Excellent course, excellent instructor!"
L.T. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (30/3/2009 to 12/4/2009)
"This is without a full on course with no let up. If you want your MCSE and have plenty of experience then give it a go. However, if your experience level is not as great, I would reccomend going for the 9 day MCSA and then coming back at a later day to complete the MCSE."
Rob Green, RAF. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (30/3/2009 to 12/4/2009)
"Wow, Firebrand is a cool place to be - provides condusive study environment and exceptionally good instructors. The meals and accomodation are good and be guaranteed to receive all the help you want from your instuctor. In addition to the help offered by the instructor, you have to be willing to work hard inorder to achieve the success you want."
Racheal Kirabo Nabweteme, National Social Security Fund. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (9/3/2009 to 22/3/2009)
"Excellent value training delivered in a format that most will get on with. The rest of my team will be visitng this year for their certifcations. Well recomended."
R.L. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (9/3/2009 to 22/3/2009)
"Even though I didnt finish the full MCSE the training experience is valuable. Well worth it."
Robert Ward-Toynton. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (9/3/2009 to 22/3/2009)
"Training at Firebrand was an excellent and inspiring experience. The management team was helpful and friendly. I have earned great knowledge about my profession and after training at Firebrand, i am willng to apply the skills in my professional life.
Nabeel Naeem, OPS International Ltd.. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (9/3/2009 to 22/3/2009)
"This is course is not for the faint-hearted.
It delivers exactly what it says it will. If you have the knowledge then this course will give you an MCSE but be warned if you fall behind schedule, catching up is a real challange..."
Matthew Gibson, Allianz Insurance plc. - Microsoft MCSE 2003 (Windows 7) (14 days) (9/3/2009 to 22/3/2009)