We are delighted to announce that we have been named as finalists in the 2015 Microsoft Australia Partner Awards (MAPA), in the category of Excellence in Learning for our .NET training course, FireBootCamp.
Part of why we’re so thrilled to have been chosen as finalists is that at FireBootCamp, while we use Microsoft products and methodologies, we don’t sell Certified Microsoft courses, which is one of the criteria that Microsoft considers when evaluating the award applicants. That FireBootCamp was selected as a finalist is great testimony that Microsoft recognises our innovative and holistic approach to training, and our fantastic course outcomes.
FireBootCamp is an intensive 9-week .NET training course that covers all the latest technologies, industry best practices, and real-world development skills. The students make a real world project, which allows them to be a part of every step of the process, from the weekly scrum meetings, hands-on development, testing, and more – our students don’t just see how the sausage is made, they make it themselves.
The results speak for themselves: our new graduates emerge as well-rounded junior developers who are already familiar with all aspects of creating a new product, and experts at overcoming the hurdles tricky jobs may through at them. In short, they may be juniors, but they’re not green.
“FireBootCamp was a great way to get back into development and catch up with all the latest technologies and best practices in the industry. The course was a mixture of fundamentals, tools and architecture, with some great presentations, lots of class work, and the ability to ask advice from SSW’s experienced developers all throughout the course. 9 weeks very well spent!”
– Michael Demarco, FireBootCamp Graduate
The 2015 MAPA winners will be announced in the opening keynote presentation of APC 2015 on 31 August.We’ll keep you updated.