Weird and wonderful course names and what they mean!

Here at Focus on Training we are able to provide a very wide range of training to suit most needs (and of course, with excellent value) yet some of the courses we provide have some unusual names, to say the least.

With no scientific research whatsoever, here are our Top 21 of the weird and wonderful names on offer.

  1. PRINCE2
  • What it is not: A fairy tale resulting in finding your second true love by kissing a frog
  • What it is: PRINCE2 stands for Projects IN Controlled Environments and is arguably the world’s most popular project management method. More…
  1. Certified ScrumMaster
  • What it is not: Training to become an officially insane Hooker in your local rugby team
  • What it is: Scrum is the most widely used agile project management methodology. It can be used to manage and control complex software, development and other projects using iterative techniques. The scrum framework is an alternative to traditional waterfall approaches to projects and aims to make teams more effective. More…
  1. Chef Essentials
  • What it is not: Baking for beginners
  • What it is: Learn what it means to turn infrastructure into code so that you can automate the configuration, deployment and management of servers. More…
  1. Selenium and Cucumber Foundation
  • What it is not: Growing fruit using the by-product of metal sulphide ores
  • What it is: A basic introduction to Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) using Cucumber and Selenium with Ruby, although the concepts could equally be applied to any language with a Selenium implementation (eg. C#, Java, Python etc). More…
  1. Cybersec First Responder
  • What it is not: A Marvel superhero
  • What it is: This course covers the duties of those who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. More…
  1. Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud
  • What it is not: Ensuring a melancholy person remains rained upon
  • What it is: This course is intended for cloud administrators who will be responsible for designing, installing and configuring a cloud infrastructure. More…
  1. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Practitioner
  • What it is not: Losing weight with five others through practicing Judo
  • What it is: Lean Six Sigma is a pragmatic approach that emphasises the importance of focusing on delivering what the customer wants by utilising the skills and knowledge of the employees. Improvement projects aim to reduce the cost of poor quality, increase process capability, minimise process cycle time and remove waste, ultimately resulting in increased customer satisfaction. More…
  1. Puppet Essentials
  • What it is not: Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons
  • What it is: This course provides the necessary skills and techniques to install Puppet Master and Agent in order to carry out configuration management effectively. More…
  1. Red Hat OpenStack Administration II
  • What it is not: Organising a pile of brightly coloured headwear (for the second time)
  • What it is: This course teaches system administrators how to implement a cloud-computing environment using Red Hat® OpenStack® Platform, including installation, configuration, and maintenance. More…
  1. HDP Developer: Java
  • What it is not: Learning how to become a Barista
  • What it is: Delegates will learn how to design and develop efficient and effective MapReduce applications for Hadoop using the Hortonworks Data Platform, including how to implement combiners, partitioners, secondary sorts, custom input and output formats, joining large datasets, unit testing, and developing UDFs for Pig and Hive. Labs are run on a 7-node HDP 2.1 cluster running in a virtual machine that delegates can keep for use after the training. More…
  1. Linux BASH Shell Programming
  • What it is not: Automating boiled egg opening (using Linux)
  • What it is: The Linux Bash Shell Programming course is designed to give delegates practical experience in developing and writing Bash shell scripts.  Most of the built-in shell commands are introduced together with the main program control structures.  The course also gives practical experience using a range of Linux tools to manipulate text and incorporate into Linux Bash shell scripts. More…
  1. Mastering BASH Scripts
  • What it is not: Writing an episode of Game of Thrones
  • What it is: This course deals comprehensively with the capabilities of BASH and the utilities commonly used in the development of scripts. The training concentrates on a common approach to BASH on variants of UNIX, and currently covers versions of BASH up to 4.1. More…
  1. Python 3 Programming
  • What it is not: Green screen programming on Snakes on a Plane 3
  • What it is: This is a technical course that introduces the Python 3 programming language and is suitable for programmers starting new projects in Python 3, or for those porting existing applications from Python 2. More…
  1. Ruby on Rails
  • What it is not: A haunting film about a lady called Ruby taking a train journey across Europe
  • What it is: Ruby is a high level Interpreted, Object Oriented, rapid development language deployed in many scenarios in the modern world. This Ruby on Rails course is designed to give delegates the knowledge to develop / maintain Ruby scripts and Rails based projects. More…
  1. The Dark Web
  • What it is not: A spider who only comes out at night
  • What it is: The course is intended for those requiring intelligence or evidence from the Dark Web. This will usually be those working in government or law enforcement though may also be in the private sector. More…
  1. Certified Ethical Hacker v9
  • What it is not: Unethical Hacking v1
  • What it is: The Certified Ethical Hacker certification will fortify the application knowledge of security officers, auditors, security professionals, site administrators, and anyone who is concerned about the integrity of the network infrastructure. A Certified Ethical Hacker is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker. More…
  1. The C# Programming Language
  • What it is not: Programming a keyboard to play one note over and over again
  • What it is: This intensive course is intended for developers who will use C# to write .NET Framework applications and who are relatively new to the C# programming language. It concentrates on the C# programming language itself, to prepare delegates fully in readiness for exploring the .NET Framework. More…

18. Tomcat Administration

  • What it is not: Preparing paperwork on a Grumman F14
  • What it is: This Apache Tomcat Administration course teaches the core skills needed to install and manage the Tomcat Web Container up to version 8. More…
  1. Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Advanced Optimisation and Troubleshooting
  • What it is not: From the school of Mahayana Buddhism during the Tang dynasty
  • What it is: Designed for students with previous XenApp and XenDesktop experience, this course is best suited for students looking to learn how to enhance the functionality of a new or existing environment and remediate complex issues. More…
  1. CCNA Bootcamp
  • What it is not: Anything to do with ‘Full Metal Jacket’
  • What it is: The CCNA R&S curriculum includes CCNA Bootcamp Version 3.0, which is a composite course derived from ICND1 and ICND2 content merged into a single course and delivered over 8 days. Overlapping content between ICND1 and ICND2 is eliminated and some content is rearranged for the purpose of the course flow. This course teaches learners how to install, operate, configure, and troubleshoot basic IPv4 and IPv6 networks, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, identifying basic security threats, understanding redundant topologies, troubleshooting common network issues, connecting to a WAN, configuring EIGRP and OSPF in both IPv4 and IPv6, understanding wide-area network technologies, and getting familiar with device management and Cisco licensing. More…
  1. Pestle, Most and Boston Box
  • What it is not: The only pages we have on the Focus website
  • What it is: Some of the most popular pages on the Focus website


Focus on Training can supply classroom and online dates for these and many more courses to suit your needs and all at competitive prices (c15,000 course dates across hundreds of locations). Visit us at to see our full range.