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Your accelerated 4 day CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) certification course will develop the skills required for entry-level network support positions, the starting point for many successful careers in networking. You'll learn to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. CCENT certification is the first step toward achieving your CCNA, which covers medium size enterprise branch networks with more complex connections.
This course is 20% faster than traditional courses. In just 4 days, you will live, learn, and take the exam at one of our state-of-the-art education centres. Covered by your Certification Guarantee. You will be fully immersed in topics including:
This blended-learning program employs outcome-based (Lecture | Lab | Review) delivery - that focuses on preparing you with the real-world skills required to pass the simulator-based CCENT exam and to hit the ground running in your career.
You may be entitled to free training via Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs). If you’ve bought Cisco hardware or software - check the invoice to see if you have credits waiting to be used! If you’re unsure, get in touch with us.
Firebrand’s accelerated CCNA training course offers you access to more equipment.
Typically, CCNA training providers and the equipment made available can vary greatly. Often, you'll only be given access to remote labs and never see the actual equipment, only doing exercises based on a connection to a rack of equipment “somewhere”…
At Firebrand we do things differently. We believe that in your first exposure to Cisco you should see, feel, and touch the kit. You need to get hands on practitcal experience to know about interfaces and ports, but not by seeing a PowerPoint slide or a diagram, rather by actually connecting cables to the router or switch.
You’ll work in pairs and share a “pod” of equipment located in a rack. You have your own 2811 router and 2960 switch, access to additional equipment such as a Frame-Relay switch, along with additional routers and switches should you wish to tinker.
The equipment we supply, alongside 24 hour lab access, gives you the tools to prepare you both for the CCNA exams, and more importantly, the real world.
CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE Routing and Switching certifications have received Gold certification from the IPv6 Forum's Education Certification Program. This means that students who gain these certifications can display the IPv6 logo, demonstrating that they have attained IPv6 knowledge and skills. The IPv6 Forum is a worldwide consortium of leading Internet vendors, Industry Subject Matter Experts, Research & Education Networks, with the mission to advocate the adoption of IPv6 technology.
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 and exams on your return). 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.
During this official Cisco CCNA training course, you'll learn the following material:
Building a Simple Network
Establishing Internet Connectivity
Building a Medium-Sized Network
Network Device Management and Security
You'll sit the following exams on site as part of the course. Covered by your Certification Guarantee:
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.
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.
It's advised that you have experience of desktop operating systems and basic knowledge of networking fundamentals.
Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.
Just call us on +27 87 550 2195 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 70,652 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.74% 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.
"A huge amount of material to cover in the time, but was done excellently. Thanks. "
P.S., Atkins. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (8/10/2018 to 11/10/2018)
"Great facilities! Great instructors! Great material! They definitely prepare you for the exam. "
Caroline Walters, Atkins. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (11/6/2018 to 14/6/2018)
"This has been a really enjoyable experience."
Daniel Baines, Fluid(EM) Ltd. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (16/4/2018 to 19/4/2018)
"The instructor's delivery of the course material was excellent and the staff on site were very helpful. "
Ryan Osborne, Cumbria Partnership NHS FT. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (16/4/2018 to 19/4/2018)
"The instructor was fantastic and helped expand my knowledge of Cisco via the ICND 1 course. "
David McGregor, Leidos. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (5/2/2018 to 8/2/2018)
"It was a hard but good course - a lot of information and a good teacher. We did a lot of practical work and it was nice to see the output of all the theoretical knowledge out of the book. "
Anonymous - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (14/8/2017 to 17/8/2017)
"I have had a great experience doing the Cisco ICND1 course. Firebrand were great for the whole three days of the course. The instructor who delivered the course was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for him.
The Training centre is excellent and firebrands accelerated learning method is great. Be prepared to work hard."
Myles Davies, Vodafone. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (6/2/2017 to 8/2/2017)
"Ive trained at Firebrand before and every time is just as good as the last. The team are very professional and the tutors I have had are super experienced and full of knowledge. I would highly recommend Firebrand courses over months and months of home studying any time!!"
Matthew Rowell. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (6/2/2017 to 8/2/2017)
"Very good training, some of the best Ive ever received. Rapid pace, and made me feel really confident going into the exam, and you cant ask for more than that. Great facilities also. "
Anonymous - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (12/12/2016 to 14/12/2016)
"Although it was hard work, it was nice being distraction free from everything else, including work! It was nice being on the course with other people in the same boat as me, chatting and getting to know new people was great."
Michael Eaton, Iforium Ltd. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (7/11/2016 to 9/11/2016)
"Firebrand training is of a consistently high standard. All of the trainers I have had have been very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Although the accelerated learning is quite intense, I find it a very effective method of learning. I look forward to training further with Firebrand in the future."
Thomas Collins. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (10/10/2016 to 12/10/2016)
"Great tutor, very well explained coursework and more than happy to help/ answer anything you are struggling with.
Chris Bunker, University of Birmingham. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (15/8/2016 to 17/8/2016)
"The firebrand "crew" nice and the trainer I had Was very passionate and knowledgeable. "
Tomas Andersen, University of Birmingham. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (27/6/2016 to 29/6/2016)
"Staff at the training center are really helpful, attentive and polite. If there is any assistance you need, they'll be there for you.
My instructor, was exceptionally knowledgeable and I felt really comfortable that he was teaching the course.
Normally, I like using practice exams to make sure the knowledge is sticking in my brain. On this course, however, I didn't feel the need to use practice exams.
It was the way the instructor taught the class (recapping throughout the course) that made me feel like my brain will retain the information better.
There was a lot of information being pushed into my head though, that I became really nervous before the exam and one of the staff member's reassured me that there was nothing to worry about and that I would do well. He calmed me down and I was ready to take the exam.
I passed and felt over the mooon!
Also, the new parasols that are up at the front of the training center makes the area much more colourful. I'm loving the red!"
Guen Xiu Dang, Firebrand Training LTD. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (6/6/2016 to 8/6/2016)
"Training experience, is usually down to the instructor, I felt our instructor covered all topics very thoroughly, and with clear reasoning to reinforce the training material."
Simon Fenwick, Staysure.co.uk. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (6/6/2016 to 8/6/2016)
"Good course a lot of material to take in but a good learning environment and great instructor."
Greg Denton, University of Birmingham. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (6/6/2016 to 8/6/2016)
"I really enjoyed the Firebrand experience and would recommend it to all of my colleagues. I never thought that I could learn so much in just 3 days!"
Ethan O'Donnell. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (9/5/2016 to 11/5/2016)
"I really enjoyed my time at Firebrand. All staff were extremely friendly. I have learnt lots on the course and really enjoyed the experience I had."
N.M, Greenlight Computers. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (7/3/2016 to 9/3/2016)
"The instructor was very knowledgeable and covered the course content fully, showing good examples to ensure we understood. The course material was very in-depth and difficult to retain if you don't already have some basic knowledge and understanding. Cramming this course into two days with training running through until late evening meant you concentrated solely on the course. Don't come to this course thinking you will have time in the evenings to relax, you wont have the time. "
Anonymous - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (7/3/2016 to 9/3/2016)
"If it wasn't for the instructor I wouldn't of got such a comprehensive understanding of Cisco networks. He was very clear and answered all types of questions I asked, regardless of how simple it may had of been.
Adam Benariba, Synel Industries UK. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (7/3/2016 to 9/3/2016)
"I found the instructor to be very helpful and clear when explaining the information. Overall, I feel like I have gained a lot of knowledge from this course."
Anonymous - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (7/3/2016 to 9/3/2016)
"The training material and equipment used was very good. Plenty of labs which helped me see the subjects much better. The training was fast paced, however very clear and the instructor answered all my queries. I would definitely use Firebrand again. "
A.C, BitPipe Solutions Ltd. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (8/2/2016 to 10/2/2016)
"Great for keeping focused with no interruptions."
Jesper Christensen , none. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (12/10/2015 to 14/10/2015)
"The 3 days were very intensive, and require full attention and focus to benefit the most. Personally I would advise, particularly for this course, to already have Cisco experience, as the content you cover in the 3 days is extensive and if you do not have good basic networking understanding, with some Cisco knowledge, you will fall behind. "
Anonymous - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (12/10/2015 to 14/10/2015)
"The instructor knew his subject inside and out and took me from knowing very little, to having enough confidence to take the exam."
G.E.. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (12/10/2015 to 14/10/2015)
"The instructor was very helpful and informative."
Nick Harland, Acentic Ltd. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (17/8/2015 to 19/8/2015)
"Brilliant! But do not underestimate the work you need to put in. This is not for the faint-hearted, but is extremely rewarding if you put the work in. Instructor was excellent and would recommend Firebrand to anyone! "
Adam Jones, Triumph Actuation Systems UK & IOM. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (20/7/2015 to 22/7/2015)
"Firebrand very helpful in all ways of training,
its a great with to learn about cisco"
Lee Barker, Acentic. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (20/7/2015 to 22/7/2015)
"Great Learning environment "
O.R.. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (20/7/2015 to 22/7/2015)
"I really enjoy my training session. I think that Firebrand design the whole course in a really good way and that all the useful topics are covered during the training."
Nazia Rimmi, Atkins Global. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (13/4/2015 to 15/4/2015)
"The quality of the course was excellent, with the tutor giving us all of the information we needed to understand the concepts and pass the exams. Labs were engaging and well thought out to compliment the taught material."
James Ferguson, Atkins. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (16/3/2015 to 18/3/2015)
"Good Course material, well delivered.
Helpful and knowledgable staff"
Ivan Allen, Sipcom. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (10/11/2014 to 12/11/2014)
"Good facilities and excellent trainer."
Jari Hynninen , Dedicated Network Partners Oy. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (27/10/2014 to 29/10/2014)
"Firebrand was an enjoyable and professional learning experience which equipped me with the knowledge needed to advance in my chosen area of expertise"
Deoga KofiOfuafor, Kofi Ofuafor Limited. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (22/9/2014 to 24/9/2014)
"The instructor was very good and informative and made things easier than they were which helped me."
R.B, Polycom. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (25/11/2013 to 27/11/2013)
"Accelerated learning is very intense, but the course instructor was brilliant and I highly recommend it if you need or want to learn something quickly. Food and accomodation is also at a high standard. All round good experience"
Conor McGovern, euNetworks. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (25/11/2013 to 27/11/2013)
"Excsllent trainer, location. Loved it!"
Anonymous - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (16/9/2013 to 18/9/2013)
"Firebrand provides fast and competent training that I belive will suit every need a person would have going into Cisco or Microsoft."
Simon Larsen , PRelectronics. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (1/7/2013 to 3/7/2013)
"Very intence course Good staff Excellent Food (put on about half a stone) enjoyed the 3 meals a day"
Russell Jenkins, Leica Microsystems. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (17/12/2012 to 19/12/2012)
"Our instructor...; Never have I experienced a so skilled man. He knew everything about Cisco, and still had great social skills."
Kenneth Schwartz , TDC. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (17/12/2012 to 19/12/2012)
"Great experience, learning facility was fantastic. Well thought-out learning plan etc."
Anon.. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (19/3/2012 to 21/3/2012)
"The trainer was excellent"
James Dean, IT Security Consulting Limited. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (16/1/2012 to 18/1/2012)
"There is a lot of learning in short time, but you feel that no time is wasted."
Jan Christensen , TDC. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (9/1/2012 to 11/1/2012)
"The instructors at Firebrand were so full of life and enthusiasm about what they were teaching that they made even the less exciting things entertaining.
No questions were too small and you were never afraid of asking anything."
Rasmus Jensen , TDC. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (9/1/2012 to 11/1/2012)
"My stay at Sundsgaarden has been one the best. The staff is really kind and friendly. Youll never feel "left on your own". You litterally get what you need at any given time. And they serve the best food. The course I attended was very intense but the instructor makes sure you dont get off track.
I recommend Firebrand the place for you to take what ever course you need. You wont regrate. "
Pius Kiberu , TDC A/S. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (9/1/2012 to 11/1/2012)
Paul Linnard. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (5/12/2011 to 7/12/2011)
"There was a lot to take in as the course was over 3 days but the tutor was very helpful."
A.F. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (14/11/2011 to 16/11/2011)
"I found the course very intense but very worthwhile. The course not only prepares you for the exam but also prepares you for using the skill acquired in the real world."
Marc Vince. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (15/8/2011 to 17/8/2011)
"Very effective, welcoming and easy study environment."
Nordqvist Christofer, Netia Data AB. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (25/5/2009 to 27/5/2009)
"This was the second time for me at Firebrand, and again - I'd strongly recommend them. Courseware, lab equipment, high quality instructors and good training facilities. You get a great overall service, and the information just goes in better than in self study or in lesser training providers. Worth every penny."
Matthew Stevenson. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (12/1/2009 to 14/1/2009)