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On this accelerated CompTIA IT Operations Specialist (CIOS) certification course, you’ll develop the fundamental skills to configure, support and troubleshoot operating systems and common wired and wireless networks.
Your expert instructor will accelerate your learning of official CompTIA A+ and Network+ curriculum. Immersing you through our unique Lecture | Lab | Review learning methodology, you’ll get a minimum of 12 hours quality training per day.
In addition to your new operating system and networking capabilities, you’ll learn fundamental IT operations knowledge covering:
Firebrand is an Authorised CompTIA Platinum Partner. This means you’ll get access to experienced instructors and up-to-date course material, officially approved by CompTIA.
You’ll sit your A+ and Network+ exams at the Firebrand training centre during the course. Covered by your Certification Guarantee. Upon successful completion of all exams, you will achieve the A+ and Network+ credentials as well as the aligned CIOS Stackable Certifcation - proving your skills as an IT Operations Specialist.
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.
Hardware and Network Troubleshooting
Windows Operating Systems
Other Operating Systems and Technologies
Industry standards, practices, and network theory
You'll sit the following exams at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:
In addition to Official course material and exams, you’ll receive:
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 +34 911 23 77 24.
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.
Before sitting this CIOS certification course, we recommend you have:
Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.
Just call us on +34 911 23 77 24 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 70.652 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.74% 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.
Ben Smyth, Cintx. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (12/12/2018 to 14/12/2018)
"Course material is straight forward , clearly explained."
Anonymous. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (12/12/2018 to 14/12/2018)
"The quality of teaching and the facilities with Firebrand at Wyboston Lakes has been excellent."
Anonymous. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (12/12/2018 to 14/12/2018)
"The trainer was a great instructor and made sure he took the time to make sure we understood everything we needed for our exam.
J.S.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (12/12/2018 to 14/12/2018)
"Course material was comprehensive, the instructor was great at cramming all the knowledge in over the two days. Fast paced and I passed both tests!"
Sam Reeves, Daisy Group. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (29/10/2018 to 31/10/2018)
"Lots to take in. The instructor was nice."
A.Y. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (29/10/2018 to 31/10/2018)
"Its like an intense army base with long hours of training but fairly good food."
Noor Singh. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (29/10/2018 to 31/10/2018)
"The instructor was very good and kept us interested throughout, all the staff were friendly as well. "
Anonymous, Sopra Steria. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (29/10/2018 to 31/10/2018)
"Intense course, lots of material. Instructor delivered the material well (albeit hastily), and was knowledgeable - not just good at presentation."
P.D. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (29/10/2018 to 31/10/2018)
"Excellent facilities and first rate instructors."
A.C. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (29/10/2018 to 31/10/2018)
"Very good and in-depth course information. Very good facilities. Well looked after. "
Anonymous. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (29/10/2018 to 31/10/2018)
"The material was structured very well and our instructor did a great job teaching. I felt like I benefited a lot from this course. "
K.G.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (29/10/2018 to 31/10/2018)
"Third course for me and I will keep coming back as the training is some of the best Ive had. Always a great atmosphere and personally suits my learning style."
Thomas Sweet, Software Escrow Solutions. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (29/10/2018 to 31/10/2018)
"Exceptionally friendly staff who are always happy to answer questions and spend extra time covering information that is not immediately clear. Great course, thanks a lot!"
S.B.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (29/10/2018 to 31/10/2018)
"Instructor is very knowledgeable, professional, good at handling the group of students."
Jean Pascal Robert, UN ICC. - CompTIA Cloud Essentials (2 days) (29/10/2018 to 30/10/2018)
"The instructor has great knowledge on the field, provided extra material and examples to the training."
Anonymous. - CompTIA Cloud Essentials (2 days) (29/10/2018 to 30/10/2018)
"Tough, but lots of detailed information. If you struggle don't worry as Firebrand is understanding and once you go through the course you can take it at your own pace."
Anonymous. - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (13/10/2018 to 19/10/2018)
"Firebrand delivered on all areas. "
Anonymous. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (17/10/2018 to 19/10/2018)
"Great training! Don't be afraid to come back the second time, it really helps! "
Shannon Glover. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (17/10/2018 to 19/10/2018)
"Excellent training facilities and accommodation."
A.C.. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (17/10/2018 to 19/10/2018)
"Very good and informative."
Kai Chan, Poole Bay Holdings Ltd. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (17/10/2018 to 19/10/2018)
"Brilliant training for if you want to learn your course quickly. As a self funded student its a great way to get hands on and ask loads of questions, and at the end of it go away with so much knowledge."
E.S.. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (13/10/2018 to 16/10/2018)
"Course content was aligned with BCS Knowledge Module 6 which is park of my Level 4 Apprenticeship in Cyber Security Risk Analyst (Level 4). The Instructor was knowledgeable and made the course interesting and set the content at a manageable pace."
S.B. - CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) (3 days) (6/7/2018 to 8/7/2018)
"This was an intensive course. However, the engaging instructor delivery and revision prior to exam I felt more than prepared to pass first time!"
Q.A. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (29/6/2018 to 1/7/2018)
"Great course and classroom learning. Good materials and courseware. Experienced, friendly and engaged trainer. Dont arrive expecting to obtain all the course knowledge from the course alone... Pre-study is essential. Study in the evening also essential. The course is the "icing on the cake". Approx weighting: 40% personal study, 40% real-world experience, 20% classroom."
C.J. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (29/6/2018 to 1/7/2018)
"The course is very intensive. However, the Instructor was a very enthusiastic, and motivating tutor."
Anonymous - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (25/6/2018 to 28/6/2018)
"Thorough review of course material. Knowledgeable and engaging instructor."
A.C, Ministry of Defence. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (25/6/2018 to 28/6/2018)
"Firebrands accelerated learning courses are great. They are intense and very thorough - but for a lot of people that's exactly what you need, in order to minimize the time away from work/family and cover all the content required as fast as possible. I highly recommend pre-reading & revising the syllabus before attending if you intend to sit the exam. Staff are friendly & the centre is lovely to stay at, would recommend 100%"
Ben Griffiths, Jolly IT Solutions. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (9/5/2018 to 11/5/2018)
"Firebrands accelerated A+ course really will get you certified in just 4 days. Great instructor, great training with a group of focused professionals."
Anonymous - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (21/4/2018 to 24/4/2018)
"I would recommend a course at firebrand. It is learning in a friendly environment and quite easy to follow. The instructor was happy to retrace anything I didnt understand."
Mark Clarke, unemployed. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (21/4/2018 to 24/4/2018)
"My knowledge of hardware and the internet has increased exponentially over the short period I have had here. The course is hard work with long days and I would recommend doing some pre-reading. However, it is a good route to gaining skills and certification."
M.S.. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (21/4/2018 to 24/4/2018)
"Came into this training with very little knowledge and am now leaving with more than I could have imagined in such a short time."
K.K., USAF. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (21/4/2018 to 24/4/2018)
"I was really happy with the training provided - thought it was really good."
Anonymous - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (19/2/2018 to 21/2/2018)
"After struggling with the material for a year and dragging my feet, Firebrand Training helped me to get past that year and cleared my worries."
W.D.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (8/1/2018 to 10/1/2018)
"Firebrand took me from being worried about my exam to being well prepared and excited to take it."
Scott White, Gratte Brothers Security. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (8/1/2018 to 10/1/2018)
"The training was very good, however it was definitely a lot to take in if you didn't have prior knowledge. I would recommend to any one about to attend a course to go over the material once beforehand to get a brief overview; helped me out tremendously!"
Patrick Barklem, Intelisecure. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (8/1/2018 to 10/1/2018)
"This is my first time using Firebrand and would definitely recommend."
P.K.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (20/12/2017 to 22/12/2017)
"I think there should be more questions on this - saying what you think of trainer/course/accommodation/company.
I think you're all great though - thank you for always being so lovely and helpful and I'm still yet to have a trainer I don't like, so I think that's good :) "
Laura Dean, Utilita. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (20/12/2017 to 22/12/2017)
"During my time at Firebrand I have felt welcomed, respected and comfortable.
I would wholeheartedly recommend the instructors and the Compita A+ & N+ course to anyone looking for an introduction into the IT world."
Bhavesh Patel, Inntel. - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (6/11/2017 to 12/11/2017)
"The training at Firebrand is excellent, the instructors have a very wide knowledge of IT Systems and even beyond that.
All courses I have been on were set out clearly, well delivered and I was never made to feel left out or lost at any point. If ever I was confused, The instructors did an excellent job at explaining things in a way that was possible for me and others to understand."
Anonymous - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (6/11/2017 to 12/11/2017)
"The content was in depth and explained well."
Nick Burgess, ABP. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (10/11/2017 to 12/11/2017)
"The course was very understanding and clear. The teacher had a great sense of humor, which made the course more interesting. I feel I have learnt a lot over the past few days here."
Josh Miles, CIS LTD. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (10/11/2017 to 12/11/2017)
"Very insightful and enjoyable course. Tutor was really good, great at explaining everything and very approachable. The facilities on site were great too, and the unlimited coffee was also a bonus!"
Ryan Lay. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)
"The instructor was one of the best teachers I had the pleasure to learn with. He explained everything in a clear manner and made sure everyone understood the material. He is definitely the reason I passed the certification. Although the course was accelerated I was following everything and Gareth took time to explain more complicated modules, which I found very helpful. I will definitely be coming back to Firebrand and hope he will be the one teaching then!
The course in its entirety was very enjoyable and really useful. I would definitely do it again and I recommend it to anyone that wants to learn fast and retain the knowledge!"
Grazyna Dzwigala. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (25/10/2017 to 27/10/2017)
"I was reticent to do a boot camp but it wasn't as scary as it sounded and I loved the pace! Rather than spending time faffing between home and course, you could stay in one place and access the training and resources as much as needed. Really love the set up and will definitely come back for another course."
A.S.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (25/10/2017 to 27/10/2017)
" Good course, would come here again!"
Anonymous - CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI (Level 1) (6 days) (9/10/2017 to 14/10/2017)
"The course was well delivered, tailored to what you want and helpful."
Blair Ogilure, Xenith. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (27/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"Training at Firebrand is worthwhile. Everything is provided on site so you can concentrate on your studies."
D.J.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (27/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"Firebrand have been an excellent facility and the training is excellent."
N.M.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (27/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)
"The training was overall very good. Teacher know all the topics and explain it very well. I recommend this school to all who wants to further the knowledge in the IT field. "
Nathaniel Harvey. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (27/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)