Last week I was at Firebrand Training located at Wyboston Lakes in Bedfordshire, I had been contemplating a course with them for a while. I had heard about their attitude to training and the rumour that if you don't pass first time, they will allow you to resit the course for free. I knew a few people who had sat technical courses with them and they all said that you are immersed into your subject from dawn to dusk and I don't mean the winter hours dawn till dusk (short days).
So I had the opportunity through work and I applied for the Business Continuity Lead Implementer course. All I can say is that I never knew it was possible to squeeze a 4 day course in to two and half days and a three hour exam.
The course was excellent, it put everything that I had previously read about ISO22301 Business Continuity Management System in to complete perspective, The fact that we also had 4 different nationalities in the classroom also helped as there was varying degrees in knowledge of Business Continuity and Information Security; this really helped towards discussion during the hours locked in the classroom 🙂
The course includes the accommodation, three meals, snacks and drinks, so taking in to account these elements and the effectiveness of the course; the value is extraordinary over other courses where hotels and food are extra. The fact that the Firebrand Training centre is on the site of the hotel is also excellent, less than a hundred metre walk to the classroom.
I have been truely Firebranded, now all I need are the results from the exam (not Firebrand), my FireBrand T-Shirt and to book my next course.
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