What would you do with Free Training for Life?

Firebrand are offering free training for life for one lucky winner of their competition.  Sounds too good to be true, right? That’s what Joseph Guthrie and Mario Henkel thought before they won Firebrand’s Free Training for Life competition, this time it could be you! What is Free Training for Life? Free Training for Life is…


Why the new Microsoft Azure Specialist certifications are career changers

Ed Jones works for Firebrand Training, a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner. He has worked in the IT training and certification industry for the past 3 years. He is a tech enthusiast with experience working with SharePoint, Windows Server and Windows desktop. Having been part of a team that has launched or upgraded hundreds of courses, it’s…


Ethical Hacking for an IT Professional

The following article is contributed by Richard Millett, a Senior Instructor for Firebrand Training with 30 years experience specialising in Networks and Security. As an IT professional having just acquired the skills to administer your assets, and the certifications to prove it, the next stage has to be to ensure they are secure. Security is not just a…


Microsoft Apprentice of the Year - A Winner's Story

The following post is a Q&A interview with one of the winners from the Microsoft Apprentice of the Year 2014 awards. Kimberley Bolton, a Firebrand apprentice is the first female to win the award and what's even more impressive, she was new to IT just a year ago. Starting out in the industry at 19 with no knowledge, she is…


IT Pros Unplugged: Reece Gillespie - IT Apprentice

‘IT Pros Unplugged’ is a running feature we’ve kicked off this month which highlights personal IT Pro stories be it day to day insight, or personal progression articles much like Matthew Reynolds recent article. For this article we thought it would be interesting to tell the story of an IT Apprentice at one of our partner…


FireBrand Windows Server 2012 Survey Results

Last month Firebrand ran a survey to find out what your plans are for using Windows Server 2012 within your network environment.  Take a look at the results of this survey to see what others across the UK are identifying as key decision making factors for adoption Windows Server 2012. by FirebrandTraining.Check out our data…

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Guest Post: How to use Fine-Grained Passwords in Windows Server 2012

This post is brought to you by Ed Baker, Windows Server Instructor at Firebrand Training Prior to Windows Server 2008, to allow different groups of users to have different password requirements or lockout policies, the user would have to implement multiple domains or password filters. Both of which were complex and costly. In the 2008…

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