Demand for Microsoft's Entry-Level Certification Still High in 2009

Firebrand Training are still seeing strong demand for Microsoft's entry level support qualification, the MCDST, despite the fact it's now well out of date, having been replaced 2 years ago by the much newer MCITP Enterprtise Support Technician cert.

[UKPRwire, Sun May 24 2009] The MCDST - career recession-proofing very much on the agenda. According to Rob Chapman from Firebrand, it's the same scenario with the MCSE

"The MCDST, like the MCSE, still has a brand value which is much bigger than the perceived value of the curriculum taught. So whilst Microsoft are pressing ahead with their new line of ITPro and Technical Specialist certs, the market are desperately clinging on to the "badge" of the good old fashioned MCDST and MCSE"

The Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician course runs over five days and is open to any IT professional providing support to end-users.

On successfully completing the course, students will be able to support Microsoft Business Solutions and troubleshoot desktop environments running on Microsoft Windows.

In the five-day residential programme, students learn the skills of help desk technician, customer support representative, PC support specialist, technical support representative, and technical support specialists.

Firebrand Training has an above average pass rate of 85% and over 17,000+ students have been trained to date.

Enquiries have increased steadily in the last 6-12 months, fuelled by the need to recession-proof IT professionals' careers has grown,

Similarly, whilst Firebrand Training are now offering MCITP Server and Enterprise Administrator tracks on Server 2008, IT pros are going back to basics and sticking with what they know, and that's the next level MCSAs and MCSEs. MCITP is building a head of steam, but don't write off the old dogs just yet..

MCDST training in 5 days, MCSE training in 14 days - Firebrand Training is challenging the way in which professional training is delivered.

Firebrand Training, formerly known as The Training Camp, has pioneered Accelerated Learning courses for busy IT professionals. The organisation’s innovative approach to MCDST & MCSE training course delivery has led to its status as the Institute of IT Training’s “IT Training Company of the Year” for three years – something no other IT Training company has achieved.

MCDST & MCSE students are totally immersed in the subject matter, receiving an average of 12 hours intense tuition per day at a residential training site. Subject experts implement a range of teaching methodologies designed to fit with how we best understand and retain information during different periods in the day. Accelerated Learning is an attractive proposition for contractors, whose time commands very high premiums, and employers who need to minimise staff absence. Firebrand Training has an above average pass rate of 85% - confounding critics’ claims that Accelerated Learning fails to produce results.

About Firebrand Training’s MCSE training -

About Firebrand Training

Firebrand Training was founded by Robert Chapman and Stefano Capaldo in Summer 2001 as The Training Camp. Stefano was a former student in the US and rated the company’s approach so highly that he decided to launch a programme of courses in the UK. The organisation has since been recognised by Microsoft as a Gold Partner for Learning Solutions (MCPLS) and over 17,000 students have been trained in the UK to date. The success of the company enabled the management team to relaunch as Firebrand Training, which is focused on delivering training courses specifically designed for a European market.

Firebrand Training offers a range of courses covering all major vendors such as Microsoft (MCSE, MCP, MCSA), Cisco, Oracle, Sun, and Novell, as well as specialist certifications in the areas of security, business intelligence, project and business process management.

Sarah Morgan
Firebrand Training’s MCSE training
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