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When you pass the Cisco ICND2 exam, you'll upgrade your CCENT certification to the CCNA. On the course, you'll learn how to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot a small-to-medium-sized network environments. This accelerated three-day course focuses on the following:
This certification is 40% faster than traditional training. During the week, you’ll take the ICND2 exam which completes your CCNA certification.
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, exams and incidental costs). 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:
Implementing Scalable Medium-Sized Networks
Troubleshooting Basic Connectivity
Implementing an EIGRP-Based Solution
Implementing a Scalable, OSPF Based Solution
Network Device Management
You'll sit the following exams on site as part of the course. Covered by your Certification Guarantee:
Firebrand’s accelerated ICND 2 training course offers you access to more equipment than most.
There are many Cisco training providers and the equipment used can vary greatly. Several use remote labs where you never see the actual equipment but do exercises based on a connection to a rack of equipment “somewhere”…
At Firebrand we see things differently. We believe that in your first exposure to Cisco you should see, feel, and touch the kit. You need 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 have your own 2811 router and 2960 switch, access to additional equipment such as a Frame-Relay switch, along with additional routers and switches. The equipment we supply, alongside 24 hour lab access, gives you the tools to prepare you both for the ICND 2 exam and, more importantly, the real world.
The equipment we supply, alongside 24 hour lab access, gives you the tools to prepare you for the ICND 2 exam, more importantly, the real world.
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.
We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 0720-880599.
There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.
Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.
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.
In order to sit the exam - and take the last step to get your CCNA certification - you must already have the CCENT (ICND1) certification and working knowledge of the Windows operating system.
Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.
Just call us on 0720-880599 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 68.075 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.68% 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.
"The staff at firebrand have been absolutely fantastic and have been really great in organising the exam and making sure we following procedure. I will be returning for the CCNP and already have the CCDA booked in November. I would like to thank Firebrand for helping my learning aid and I will definitely be returning. In addition to this the stay has been an overall pleasure."
Jon Legg, NHS. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (15.6.2018 to 17.6.2018)
"The instructor was excellent and was able to transfer his knowledge in a simple, clear and efficient manner. The infrastructure and logistics setup around the course and the exam is also spot on. We know that when we come for a training, we can focus solely on that without having to worry about the other things."
Anonymous - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (11.8.2017 to 13.8.2017)
"Completed ICND1 with Firebrand. Liked it so much that I came back for ICND2. Experience was the same for ICND2, fantastic and unmatched by any other training provider. Lecturer gives you all the support, knowledge and time necessary to get you to pass the exam, providing you give the same effort and dedication. Will defiantly be coming back to Firebrand for future courses and certifications. "
J.F. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (9.2.2017 to 11.2.2017)
"Great facilities with a very high level of training. Been here roughly 10 times now and have never been let down.
My instructor provided a very high level of training as always and has fully prepped me ready for my exam and work life outside of Firebrand."
Richard Smith, Redcare 5G. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (9.2.2017 to 11.2.2017)
"Firebrand's training schedule is never for the weak minded. It is a grueling schedule at best. The instructor's approach to this type of training schedule has been the best I have seen to date.
When you get "your telephone directory" courseware, he has managed to condense this in such as way that you cover every aspect, BUT manage to retain it. I have never seen this level of effectiveness before on such a course. Thank you and well done to our instructor, you are a credit to Firebrand Training! :)"
Simon Fenwick, Staysure.co.uk. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (9.6.2016 to 11.6.2016)
"A great Cisco training experience. The classroom was very comfortable, the equipment good to work on and the instructor was excellent.
R.G. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (9.6.2016 to 11.6.2016)
"Great trainers, great location. Well thought out and put together"
Tony Payne. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (9.6.2016 to 11.6.2016)
Really good teacher.
Chibuzor Achukoh, Siemens. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (9.6.2016 to 11.6.2016)
"Good environment and location. I was able to concentrate and focus on the subject at hand. Great and knowledgeable instructor."
C.S.. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (15.10.2015 to 17.10.2015)
"Firebrand has professional trainers who deliver the course content in a well explained manner"
Peter Croom, Stanley Black and Decker Inc. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (20.8.2015 to 22.8.2015)
"I've experienced the immersive aspect. It's lush!"
Mark Sharman. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (20.8.2015 to 22.8.2015)
"Good course but very tough if you dont prepare or have no knowledge of topics that are covered."
C.W. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (23.7.2015 to 25.7.2015)
"I had a great experience, really enjoyed it."
Marlise Rogers, Petroleum Pipe. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (18.6.2015 to 20.6.2015)
"Very intense course, but I learnt so much in such a short time. Well organised, instructor very knowledgeable. I'd definitely recommend it."
S.I.. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (18.6.2015 to 20.6.2015)
"Great course. Plenty of information given. The instructor does a great job at explaining and getting the information across."
Anonymous - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (6.4.2015 to 8.4.2015)
"Great training facility and instructors."
Paul Baron. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (22.1.2015 to 24.1.2015)
"Well taught and thorough training. The instructor was very helpful as always."
Anonymous - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (18.12.2014 to 20.12.2014)
"training was well presented and covered all necessary topics "
Anonymous - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (19.6.2014 to 21.6.2014)
"Firebrand Training Centre is a perfect place to learn and the exam centre was excellent and fair place for all types of courses. Everything that Firebrand does for training and exam is so very well organised."
Francis Santana, Telco Communication UK Ltd. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (6.1.2014 to 11.1.2014)
"Our Cisco Trainer delivered the course in a well paced and knowledgeable fashion with a bit of humor!
The instructor was not afraid to go outside the course parameters to give supporting information and real world examples, he managed to answer every Cisco question thrown at him, however hard we tried to trip him. Nothing short of brilliant.
Facilities are great, really good place to come to focus on the material and really learn the subject."
Luke Withers. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (19.8.2013 to 21.8.2013)
"Hart - Härter - Firebrand Training. Gut, besser, Firebrand Training. Das Training ist gut, aber man muss auch damit rechnen, an Grenzen gehen zu müssen. Umso schöner, wenn es mit der Zertifizierung klappt."
Anonymous - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (8.12.2016 to 10.12.2016)
"Lehrstoff wurde sehr gut und professionell durch den Kursleiter Walter Kahrmann vermittelt. Dabei wurden abgemachte Zeitvereinbarungen eingehalten und somit gab es auch Zeit zum Prüfungsvorbereitung. Alle offenen Fragen und Defizite wurden sehr professionell beatwortet und erklärt. "
Ranko Grasic, Infosys Lodestone. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (19.3.2015 to 21.3.2015)
"Sehr guter Lehrer & genügend Zeit."
Max Pfister, keiner. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (19.3.2015 to 21.3.2015)
"Super Training, hohes Maß an Wissensvermittlung."
Guido Krauß, Guido Krauß IT-Consulting. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (19.3.2015 to 21.3.2015)
"Sehr gute Lernumgebung, gutes Equipment und ein ausgezeichneter Trainer."
Michael Thelen, Rockwell Automation GmbH. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (29.1.2015 to 31.1.2015)
"Hard training but really well presented by the trainer."
D. K.. - Cisco CCNA Security (IINS) (4 days) (15.3.2018 to 18.3.2018)
"I would recommend Firebrand Training - course was intense, well instructed and information rich. Compared to when I started the course, I feel so much more knowledgeable and confident about networking topics."
J.W., Dana Petroleum,=. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (11.6.2018 to 17.6.2018)
"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)
"Good environment to work in, but be prepared to work hard when you get here."
Mark Stevens, JEM Solutions IT Ltd.. - Cisco CCNA Security (IINS) (4 days) (8.5.2018 to 11.5.2018)
"Firebrand manage to compress long term training into a very short time and do it effectively. The quality and subject knowledge of the training staff is the main reason for this."
Lee Farrow, PX Limited. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (16.4.2018 to 22.4.2018)
"As usual, its been a great place to learn and (re-)certify... everything's organised for us, all we need to do is learn. The course is presented with the right focus on the points that matter and plenty of time given for hands-on practical labs to fully understand the topics. And - we even had sunshine this week!"
Steven Tremayne, Honeywell. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (16.4.2018 to 22.4.2018)
"Despite the exhausting days, I think this intensive course is better than spreading it out over 2 months.
The Firebrand trainer was very professional. "
Regin Jørgensen, Zitcom A/S. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (16.4.2018 to 22.4.2018)
"Training as usual was very good, instructor was very knowledgeable of the subject matter "
Anonymous - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (16.4.2018 to 22.4.2018)
"Great course, very fast pace and hard work but worth it.
Very knowledgeable instructor. "
Scott Rose, Oxford University. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (16.4.2018 to 22.4.2018)
"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)
"I've studied at Firebrand Training several times now and I've never failed an exam."
D.M., Systems IT. - Cisco CCDA (Design) (3 days) (4.4.2018 to 6.4.2018)
"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)
"Excellent course, well delivered at a good pace and very thorough and relevant."
K.O.. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (25.2.2018 to 4.3.2018)
"The Cisco instructor is exceptionally knowledgeable and patient. The quality of training is second to none, but you need to arrive prepared to work your socks off!"
L.S.. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (11.12.2017 to 17.12.2017)
"It is a very hard training and I don't think it's suitable for complete beginners in networking.
Our instructor was very competent and the location was excellent."
Christian Dietrich. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (4.12.2017 to 10.12.2017)
"My experience at firebrand was nothing less than awesome. Firebrand gave me a new perspective and built my confidence. I will definitely recommend them."
Nathaniel Brefo, Kosmos Energy. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (23.10.2017 to 29.10.2017)
"Though the days are long and you need to put the work in, the staff were very helpful, Instructor fast but took time to explain and was very approachable. "
Chris Peacock. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (23.10.2017 to 29.10.2017)
"Firebrand are an excellent training provider. Each time I attended my knowledge and skill base improve significantly, highly recommended."
Ryan Ciaraldi, NECS. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (15.10.2017 to 22.10.2017)
"I liked the efficiency of the training program, which provided training material, classrooms, equipment and facilities to effectively complete training in the most rapid and efficient way. The instructor is very knowledgeable, experienced, aware and helpful."
Akram Seyam. - Cisco CCDP Fast Track (ARCH) (3 days) (18.9.2017 to 20.9.2017)
"Dave has taught me in 8 days more about routing & switching networks than 19 years of running mid sized (500 user, multi site) corporate Cisco networks. The trainers are a priceless asset to firebrand. I wont hesitate to come back and do my CCNP."
Mark Boardman. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (4.9.2017 to 10.9.2017)
"Best training on market. Everything clear explained and friendly trainer with big passion and flexibility. "
A.C., Adler and Allan Ltd. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (4.9.2017 to 10.9.2017)
"Fantastic instructor, teaching methods are second to none."
Anthony Cummings. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (4.9.2017 to 10.9.2017)
"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)
"A lot harder than i thought it would be but the scope of knowledge I gained was incredible. Great instructor, be prepared for long days!"
Ashley Carrigan, AJW Aviation. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (7.8.2017 to 13.8.2017)