At Firebrand, we are committed to helping you achieve your certification as fast as possible, and we’re determined to keep this promise throughout these difficult times.
We have launched an Online Instructor-Led option to all of our courses - meaning you can now achieve your certification as if you were in a classroom. Get certified in record time, from the comfort of your home - Firebrand style.
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OIL is short for Online Instructor-Led training. We have put this solution together to allow any students affected by travel restrictions to attend courses and get certified.
Firebrand OIL uses both Microsoft Teams and Cisco Webex to deliver a rich, interactive Virtual Classroom experience and immerse students in learning, emulating the physical experience as closely as possible. The platforms allows for multimedia lectures and hands-on experience.
All of our courses will have the Online Instructor-Led option available. Until further notice, all our courses will continue to be simultaneously delivered in-classroom and online.
Simply book your course as usual and our training experts will get you set up with Microsoft Teams and Cisco Webex. Once set up, you'll just need to dial in and join the Virtual Classroom on Webex. Once there, from your dashboard you'll have access to:
There are no special requirements. All you need to attend is:
As most courseware today is digital, you'll receive all course materials in your inbox. In case any of the courses require physical materials, these will be sent to you by mail before the course.
All of Firebrand's accelerated courses follow our trademark Lecture | Lab | Review methodology. While lecture and review are pretty explanatory, Labs warrant a bit of an explanation, especially in the context of an online course.
Our labs aren't physical spaces. Actually, labs are virtual environments running on a virtual machine and containing specific challenges and exercises that relate to modules from the official courseware. They are crucial for giving students the hands-on experience that will help cement the knowledge they've absorbed.
Yes! You still have access to the official course labs, the same as if you were in the classroom.
Online testing is included, with a few exceptions. Please contact us for more information on your specific case.
To sign up for the OIL option, please contact us so we can make the necessary arrangements.
Until further notice, our courses will only be delivered online via OIL virtual classrooms. You can find the most up-to-date about Firebrand operations on this page.
That said, we are following official guidelines. As the situation develops, we'll update our operations accordingly.
Please contact us and our experts will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
"We have trained during the coronavirus outbreak and the firebrand team really deserve a massive amount of recognition for remaining focused and in good spirits during a difficult time. Course content is on point as I have seen on previous courses. I have extended the training out to my teams within my organisation as it is a trusted brand throughout our departments. The offsite approach works really well. This is my second course with a 3rd booked in 8 weeks."
DM, Freshfields. (20/03/2020)
"The instructor, Dimitrios, was very knowledgeable, professional and simply brilliant with the explanations and demonstrations of the various testing tools including trouble shooting any student installation issues. We used the remote OIL service and it was like being in the classroom with regards using the labs and viewing the course presentation slides. The course went ahead despite the UK Gov lockdown guidance on COVID19, Firebrand provided access via the Online Instructor Led OIL service. I didn’t have to rearrange leave and was able to study as planned - fantastic service, well done Firebrand!"
Mark Grover, Infosec Consulting ltd. (27/03/2020)
"Due to COVID-19, course was done online via Microsoft Teams, so couldn’t get full experience. However was still very interesting and insightful. The person running the online course, Sam Owen, was fantastic. Delivering the course brilliantly, remaining entertaining throughout, and overcame unforeseen issues as and when they occurred."
Jamie Bunce, CGI. (03/04/2020)
"Even in this time of unknown and constant change, Firebrand were still able to put on a competent course virtually with equal amount of freedom and support we would have in a normal classroom."
Craig Gillet, Virgin Media. (03/04/2020)
"My experience with Firebrand training has been incredibly positive. Although I feel i may have had a better experience attending training on premises, I feel the trainer made the best of a very unique situation we are all faced with. The delivery of the content was on point and covered everything we need to know. If there were any additional questions, the trainer was always available to talk and answer anything we raised through demonstration and screen share. At the start of this course I feel I had a very low level of general and Azure networking knowledge. Thanks to the support of the trainer, I now feel empowered to not only explore this further but to also take the certified exam shortly. Thank you for a great experience, I will certainly be taking a firebrand course again."
Gavin Reynolds, Cambridge Judge Business School. (09/04/2020)