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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 64,856 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.54% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:
"Intensive means just that. Long and exhausting training days but the quality of instruction makes the time fly by. Looking forward to part 2!"
C.P.. - Microsoft Specialist: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (3 days) (9/9/2017 to 11/9/2017)
"The instructor was very engaging and knew his stuff! "
Anonymous - Microsoft Specialist: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (3 days) (9/9/2017 to 11/9/2017)
"The quality of the training at Firebrand is perfect for preparing your for the exams!"
Rachel Hillier, Computer-eye2. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (21/8/2017 to 26/8/2017)
"If you need massive amounts of knowledge in a short time, these are the guys to train with.
Excellent facility and instructors.
Darrall Jarman, Dazzle Computer Solutions (Self Employed). - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (21/8/2017 to 26/8/2017)
"Great place to come if like me you cant sit at home and read through a book, as it just does not go in. I came here having read books and have learnt a lot in the 6 days I was here. The classrooms are quite a nice environment and if you get a good trainer then it makes the whole thing better. The days are long and a bit of a slog at times getting in at 8/8.30 and then leaving at 9. Obviously there are breaks in between but still long days and don't sleep much. Overall a great experience and will definitely be using Firebrand for training again. "
Ben Farnath-Jones, OC&C Strategy Consultants. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (21/8/2017 to 26/8/2017)
"Although the course consisted of very long days, the instructor was brilliant, it was a good laugh in the classroom and covered the subject areas very well! "
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (21/8/2017 to 26/8/2017)
"The trainer was great and very engaging.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and felt that all of the modules were covered clearly and concisely."
Ethan ODonnell. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Identity (4 days) (17/8/2017 to 20/8/2017)
"After finishing the training for the MCSA course, I now feel confident in taking the examination!"
Callum Nocton-Gribben, Onefile ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (14/8/2017 to 19/8/2017)
"Had a great time at Firebrand. Thank you for all your support."
Jacob Johnson, St Johns School. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Networking (3 days) (14/8/2017 to 16/8/2017)
"MCSD - App Builder course experience was great, got to know lot of new stuff like Azure & MVC and information about how to develop/plan enterprise level web application. The instructor was great through out the course explaining lot of modern stuff which goes on and also balancing the course with exam perspective. "
Amit Rathod. - Microsoft MCSD: App Builder (9 days) (5/8/2017 to 13/8/2017)
"The instructor was great and answered all questions in detail as well as making sure everyone understood. I found the course challenging but learning at Firebrand helps beginners get better knowledge of all the courseware covered."
Hannah McEwan. - Microsoft MCSD: App Builder (9 days) (5/8/2017 to 13/8/2017)
"The course was of very high quality and has provided me with the relevant information to allow me to put it into practice. I attended the course with little knowledge of administering SharePoint and I am leaving knowing that I have the relevant knowledge to build and administer a SharePoint farm. This is all thanks to the instructor - he has been fantastic!"
Benjamin Riley, Halton Borough Council. - Microsoft MCSE: SharePoint 2016 (6 days) (7/8/2017 to 12/8/2017)
"Very experienced tutor also allowed flexible learning environment to discuss wider scope of applied knowledge.
All In one location (accommodation and self contained classroom building that is 24 hours accessible)."
A.A.. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (7/8/2017 to 12/8/2017)
"The quality of the training experience was excellent! Good facilities, helpful staff and brilliant instructors. This was my first experience of official Microsoft training and Firebrand have definitely made me want more... and with them!
I will be Back!"
D.W., Declaro Support Limited. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (7/8/2017 to 11/8/2017)
"Excellent facility with excellent trainers."
Owen Heaume . - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (7/8/2017 to 11/8/2017)
"It has been a great course, the instructor takes a fast-paced & information dense course, yet somehow makes it feel relaxed. Its been a great 3 days."
Anonymous - Microsoft Developing ASP.NET MVC Web 4 Applications (3 days) (8/8/2017 to 10/8/2017)
"Very good course, enjoyable under many aspects. The instructor was very friendly, knowledgeable and patient (I ask many questions).
"Firebrands intensive courses are great for achieving qualifications fast!"
"The training was very helpful and puts a lot of things into perspective and real life. It is explained in a way that makes sense, which isn't always captured from a book."
M.J., Knauf Insulation. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (31/7/2017 to 5/8/2017)
"Really enjoyed my short time here. I've made lots of new friends and learned a lot of new stuff within the 6 days that I've been here. Gareth has been great and has helped us through every section of the course."
James Laird, Jmfinn & Co. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (31/7/2017 to 5/8/2017)
"It was a great course, relevant information and a knowledgeable instructor. It helped to make a good bond with other attendees, helping with the evening revision and practice exams together in the hotel bar, or purely just moral support! Be prepared for a lot of intense information, take notes and use whatever vice you need; coffee, sugar, fizzy drinks to keep you alert! I had a great time and would definitely recommend."
KAYLEA REED, UTILITA ENERGY. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (31/7/2017 to 5/8/2017)
"My journey at Firebrand has been great. First course with them, it was extremely informative and I learnt more than I ever would in my own time. The course duration was just right, 6 days to cover 3 modules was perfect. The practice exams are priceless, you can never prepare yourself for the real thing however they got you ready for the daunting aspect of exam conditions. The level of help, support and enthusiasm for us to succeed drives you to do your best (and the failure is not an option T-shirt helps!). Thank you - I will be back!"
Leah Hunt, Scientifica. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (31/7/2017 to 5/8/2017)
"I have learnt a lot this week with Firebrand, their instructors were all friendly and experienced, and have the experience they have in the real world has significantly contributed to my passing this course."
James Gunn, Softwerx. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (31/7/2017 to 5/8/2017)
"The course was great; fast paced enough to keep you interested and the instructors will give you excellent insight the books wont."
R.W., 3T RPD Ltd. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (31/7/2017 to 5/8/2017)
"Excellent Environment and training provided. Thank you"
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Networking Fundamentals (2 days) (2/8/2017 to 3/8/2017)
"Its been really hard work, but really worth the time.
Jeffrey Vermunt, MK2. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Skype for Business) (6 days) (17/7/2017 to 22/7/2017)
"Training has been of high standards and quality and why I have returned for 3rd time to train with them. I would highly recommended Firebrand Training to anyone wanting to certify themselves."
S.B., Sutaj Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Skype for Business) (6 days) (17/7/2017 to 22/7/2017)
"A 9 day sprint through all things Azure with a focus on getting through the MSCE exams for architecting and developing cloud solutions. The long days paid off. Comfortable accommodation with knowledgeable and attentive staff."
Graham Morgan, Spatial Consultants Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (10/7/2017 to 18/7/2017)
"Great course with a brilliant course teacher. The instructor managed to dumb down complex concepts and made an interactive educative environment."
Mohammad B, CRMCS Consultancy. - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (3/7/2017 to 6/7/2017)
"The training is very good. It is not passive, so you have to work hard, but you get all the key information you need to build upon - with your own reading and revision adding the extra insight needed for the exam. My expectation before the course was that I might pass one of the three exams, but I soon realised that if I was prepared to work in the evenings as the instructor encouraged us all to, then I could get through them all (so far Ive passed 2 with one more this afternoon!). It was up to me now. Having passed an MCP in server 2003 through self-study - which took nearly 12 months - I was very impressed with how much you can learn when able to get the answers you need from a subject matter expert and how quickly you can get through a single exam - a matter of a few days. The labs were also very useful for getting hands-on experience and testing out what you had learned during the day. In terms of the accommodation and food, it was excellent - a small issue with my shower was fixed within hours and the staff are all friendly and very professional. You get a very good choice of food and if you prefer a low carb diet like myself then thats no problem. If you prefer to relax in the evening then there is a decent bar where you can take some time out with your new friends. "
Ben Kane, Euro Recycling. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (24/6/2017 to 4/7/2017)
"Excellent learning environment, knowledgeable staff. Well paced course syllabus."
Matthew Ottley, Manuli Hydraulics UK Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (24/6/2017 to 4/7/2017)
"5th Course at firebrand, and as always a great experience.
Trainers are friendly and willing to answer most any questions you may have, even if they have to get back to you later 10/10"
Ethan ODonnell. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Networking (3 days) (28/6/2017 to 30/6/2017)
"Very happy with the course and cannot wait to come back for mtadev in a couple of months.
Definitely enjoy server work."
Jamie H., Watchfinder&co. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (24/6/2017 to 4/7/2017)
"Have been to Firebrand several times and the training is of a high standard. Great way to get qualified in a short time."
Richard Smith, Redcare (5G Communications). - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 (9 days) (13/5/2017 to 21/5/2017)
"If you are prepared to attend an intense training course, Firebrand is for you. After 3 days of training, I gained a huge amount of knowledge.
Just be ready to learn! And take your skills to the next level."
Mark Cunningham, Capgemini. - Microsoft Specialist: Dynamics CRM 2016 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (16/5/2017 to 19/5/2017)
"Firebrand provides great training with brilliant instructors. The course was enjoyable and the resources I had access to were fantastic"
Azimuth Jenkins, Capgemini. - Microsoft Specialist: Dynamics CRM 2016 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (16/5/2017 to 19/5/2017)
"Very professional, interesting, comprehensive training! "
Michal Jarosinski, UTILITA.ENERGY. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (8/5/2017 to 13/5/2017)
"Highly engaging trainer! Found the MCSA Server 2012 course to be intense but it was helped along the way with the unique and fun way that the trainer took with his approach to it. Hes very, very knowledgeable in the subject which is helped with live notes to take a way (a first for me!) and provided time to carry out labs to test out what is learnt in theory."
The Vinh Hoang, Agent Provocateur Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 (9 days) (1/4/2017 to 9/4/2017)
"Really impressed with the training and the on-site facilities. Its been a great experience. "
Matt Hill, Coeo Ltd. - Microsoft Azure Academy: Data Lake & Data Factory (2 days) (30/3/2017 to 31/3/2017)
"Good experience at the course. Great introduction and working experience with Data Lakes and Data Factory.
The instructor was very patient and clear."
Terry Choo, eBECS. - Microsoft Azure Academy: Data Lake & Data Factory (2 days) (30/3/2017 to 31/3/2017)
"The training is very intensive, but everything is taken care of and thought about. The instructor was immensely knowledgeable and had huge amounts of experience. The facility is excellent too."
Matt Bridgeworth, Softcat plc. - Microsoft Specialist: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (2 days) (29/3/2017 to 30/3/2017)
"Firebrand delivers a complete studying experience that is geared towards results. Tutors and support staff are excellent with incredible knowledge and outstanding customer service. The immersive format is absolutely critical to the success of the training approach and delivers results time after time.
If you want your organisation and your staff to develop and succeed then Firebrand is the training partner that you need. Completely committed to delivering the results that you deserve.
Paul OSullivan, CSC. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (13/3/2017 to 21/3/2017)
"Very useful, very intense, Plenty of information to take in but it was all useful and will be practical for when i take it back to work.
Only positives to say really."
Aman Kumar, DMS. - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (20/3/2017 to 21/3/2017)
"We had Phil Anderson, a very nice and intelligent man.
He had to put through a lot of information. I did not take the exam at the end of the week, because I am a person who needs more time to process information. The course was structured and well done by Phil. I would recommend him as a trainer. Teacher gets a 9. The facilities of the training were good. Everything was prepared before the training, so it had an easy start.
Danny van Oijen, Havenziekenhuis. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (13/3/2017 to 18/3/2017)
"Very hard work, but it gets you through the course. My brain is so full!"
Chris Fitz-Avon. - Microsoft Developing ASP.NET MVC Web 4 Applications (3 days) (14/3/2017 to 16/3/2017)
"I would recommend Firebrand to anyone who wants to get qualified quickly in a fast learning environment. The days are tough but rewarding as well."
Nick Margerum, React CP. - Microsoft Specialist: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (3 days) (13/3/2017 to 15/3/2017)
"Excellent training. For anyone planning to take certification it's helpful and intensive. This training helped me understand the new features of the software and how to use those for performance improvement of our data model."
Brinda Jana, British Red Cross. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (6/3/2017 to 10/3/2017)
"Great delivery and having the freedom to learn key areas critical to my job made this course fantastic. The fact that I had a VM remotely accessible from my hotel room was a big help, allowing me to mess around with settings.
Paul Robertshaw. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 & MCSE: Server Infrastructure (15 days) (25/2/2017 to 11/3/2017)
"A very informative course, ideal for any server administrator. Covered many areas that my personal studying and experience hadnt reached."
PhIllip Edwards, Telis LTD. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 (9 days) (25/2/2017 to 5/3/2017)
"I love coming to do my training down at Firebrand, this is the 5th time I have been down here and I have always gained lots of experience from the courses. "
N.M. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 (9 days) (25/2/2017 to 5/3/2017)
On this 4 day accelerated Securing Windows Server 2016 course, you will learn technologies and methods for hardening server environments and securing virtual machine infrastructures.
This course is 33% faster than traditional courses. This means you’ll get back to the office sooner, ready to apply your new skills.
This course starts by emphasising the importance of assuming network breaches have already occurred. It then teaches you how to protect administrative credentials and rights through:
In preparing you for the exam, you’ll also cover the protection of Active Directory and identity infrastructure and threat detection solutions. In addition, the exam covers threat detection solutions, such as auditing, implementing Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA), the understanding of Operations Management Suite (OMS) Solutions and workload-specific security.
Your increased skills will allow you to return to work with a holistic and well-developed understanding of how to improve the security of your IT-infrastructure.
Firebrand are a Microsoft Gold learning partner. This means you’ll get Microsoft’s Official Curriculum (MOC), delivered by our experienced Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT). Learning through our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique means you’ll be exposed to both practical and theoretical tasks. This will help you learn and retain information easier.
You’ll be prepared for and sit your exam on-site. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee.
This course is aimed at IT professionals who need to administer Windows Server 2016 and work with networks that are configured as Windows Server domain-based environments, with access to the Internet and cloud services.
You’ll get certified 33% faster: This means you’ll be able to return to the office sooner and put your new skills and knowledge into practice.
Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC): As a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner, we only offer official Microsoft curriculum. This means the content will be the most current and up-to-date available.
Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT): You’ll learn from Microsoft certified trainers that boast years of industry experience. This experience will be used to provide relevant real-world examples and ultimately enrich your learning experience.
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.
Module 1: Breach detection and using the Sysinternals tools
In this module, students will learn about breach detection, attack types and vectors, cybercrime, and how you can analyse your system’s activity by using the Sysinternals tool suite.
Lab : Basic breach detection and incident response strategies
Module 2: Protecting credentials and privileged access
This module explains how you can configure user rights and security options, protect credentials by using credential guard, implement privileged-access workstations, and manage and deploy a local administrator-password solution so that you can manage passwords for local administrator accounts.
Lab : User rights, security options, and group-managed service accounts
Lab : Configuring and deploying LAPs
Module 3: Limiting administrator rights with Just Enough Administration
This module explains how to deploy and configure Just Enough Administration (JEA).Lessons
Lab : Limiting administrator privileges by using JEA
Module 4: Privileged Access Management and administrative forests
This module explains the concepts of Enhanced Security Administrative Environment (ESAE) forests, Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM), and Just In Time (JIT) Administration, or Privileged Access Management.
Lab : Limiting administrator privileges by using Privileged Access Management
Module 5: Mitigating malware and threats
This module explains how to configure the Windows Defender, AppLocker, and Device Guard features.
Lab : Securing applications by using AppLocker, Windows Defender, Device Guard Rules, and the EMET.
Module 6: Analysing activity by using advanced auditing and log analytics
This module explains how to use advanced auditing and Windows PowerShell transcripts.
Lab : Configuring encryption and advanced auditing
Module 7: Analysing activity with Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics feature and Operations Management Suite
This module explains the Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics tool and the Microsoft Operations Management suite (OMS), and details how you can use them to monitor and analyse the security of a Windows Server deployment.Lessons
Lab : Advanced Threat Analytics and Operations Management Suite
Module 8: Securing your virtualisation an infrastructure
This module explains how to configure Guarded Fabric virtual machines (VMs), including the requirements for shielded and encryption-supported VMs.
Lab : Deploying and using Guarded Fabric with administrator-trusted attestation and shielded VMs
Module 9: Securing application development and server-workload infrastructure
This module details the Security Compliance Manager, including how you can use it to configure, manage, and deploy baselines. Additionally, students will learn how to deploy and configure Nano Server, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Windows Server Containers.
Lab : Using Security Compliance Manager
Lab : Deploying and Configuring Nano Server and containers
Module 10: Protecting data with encryption
This module explains how to configure Encrypting File System (EFS) and BitLocker drive encryption to protect data at rest.
Lab : Configuring EFS and BitLocker
Module 11: Limiting access to file and folders
This module explains how to optimise file services by configuring File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) and Distributed File System (DFS). Students will learn how to protect a device’s data by using encryption or BitLocker. Students also will learn how to manage access to shared files by configuring Dynamic Access Control (DAC).
Lab : Configuring quotas and file screening
Lab : Implementing DAC
Module 12: Using firewalls to control network traffic flow
This module explains the firewalls that are present on Windows Server.
Lab : Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Module 13: Securing network traffic
This module explains how to secure network traffic and how to use Microsoft Message Analyser, Server Message Block (SMB) encryption, and Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC).
Lab : Connection security rules and securing DNS
Lab : Microsoft Message Analyser and SMB encryption
Module 14: Updating Windows Server
This module explains how to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to deploy updates to Windows Servers and clients.
Lab : Implementing update management
You’ll be prepared for and sit the following exam on-site. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee.
Exam 70-744 Securing Windows Server 2016 - this exam is currently in beta
This exam will test the following skills:
Included in your accelerated training course will be:
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.
Students should have at least two years of experience in the IT field and should have:
Completed the following courses or have equivalent knowledge:
A solid, practical understanding of:
Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.
Just call us on +971 4 3199019 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.