Starting today, Mario Henkelwill gain access to a lifetime’s worth of free training courses and exams from Firebrand. He’ll be able to choose from 200+ IT, security and project management courses. The 26-year-old from Aschaffenburg, Germany, currently works for ponturo consulting AG as an IT Administrator.
Firebrand Training UK Managing Director, Emma Seaman said:
“We are excited to be awarding Mario this life changing prize. We cannot wait to see him taking full advantage of this opportunity and shaping his future career. By gaining just a single certification, research shows, Mariocould increase his earning power 3x over in his lifetime. Just think what unlimited certifications will do for him.”
Responding to winning Free Training for Life and what it meant to him, Mario said:
“This is incredible, I can’t believe I won Free Training for Life! I am still processing the opportunities this prize can create for me. I have already decided to take the Certified Ethical Hacking course first. As I’m responsible for our IT system’s security, the knowledge I gain from this certification will be invaluable in protecting the company’s assets. I cannot wait to get started.”
When talking about Mario’s first choice of certification,Firebrand Training UK Managing Director, Emma Seaman went on to say:
“Mario has made an excellent first choice in selecting the CEH course from EC-Council. He will come away with the knowledge to significantly boost the information security posture of his organisation. In being taught to think like a hacker, Mario will learn how best to fend off any attacks on his organisations network and systems.”
Mario’s prize includes all training fees, exam fees, course books, food and accommodation, and he can take the training in any of Firebrand’s training centres across Europe.
Firebrand would like to thank all 15,000 contestants for entering Free Training for Life and wish them well in their future careers. If all entrants made the choice to take at least one certification course with Firebrand, they would increase their salaries by around £75 million** over the next year.
About Firebrand Training
Firebrand is a leader in Accelerated Learning, and has training centres in the UK, DACH (Germany, Switzerland, Austria), Nordics (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland) and Benelux (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Middle East). Since its inception in 2001 the company has grown at an incredible rate with more than 35,000 students taking IT and project management training, with over 96% of our students reporting that Firebrand exceeded their expectations.
Firebrand Training runs more than 200 courses, from Microsoft Windows, Windows Server and IT support courses, through to Cisco, Oracle, Lean Six Sigma, PRINCE2, PMP, ethical hacking and Agile.
Firebrand Training has been named in the Top 20 IT Training Companies in the World by TrainingIndustry.com and has won the Institute of IT Training – Training Company Of The Year for three consecutive years. It is a Microsoft, Cisco and Oracle partner, and Firebrand Training Nordics is Microsoft Learning Partner of the Year (2010, 2011 and 2012) and is the first Microsoft partner business to achieve this award three years in a row.
* £1 million is calculated based on a 25 year-old winning and choosing £15K of training a year for the next 40 years with an inflation rate of 2.5% per year. The total value of training over 40 years would be £1,011,038 million.
** Average salary in the UK for an IT role £40,000 (http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/jobs/uk/microsoft.do) average salary with a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certification (http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/jobs/uk/mcitp.do) £45,000 increase in salary £5,000 x 15000 £87.5million