About Us

State of the art training centers


Microsoft Partner - Gold Learning

If you are looking to achieve the MCSA, MCSE or MCSD Microsoft Certifications, you found the right place. We offer “All-Inclusive” pricing with airfare, lodging, transportation, meals, books & test vouchers.
Our training model blends knowledge and certification prep into one solution. This “hybrid” solution is designed for you to learn the objectives of the exam, not just “learn the exam”.
Most training centers offer multiple formats and bootcamps are just a fraction of the business. Certification Camps exclusively delivers specialized training using the Microsoft Boot Camp format.


We have built a team of 15 dedicated instructors who consult as well as teach. Many of our instructors are authors, Microsoft MVP’s and MCMs – and all of them are consultants who work in the field. We are in the process of adding profile information about our instructors to each bootcamp they teach. Our staff also includes facilities personel who assist us with classroom setup, network admin, courseware and other departments.
Certification Camps operates in 36 different training centers across the US. Our Corporate Offices are located in beautiful Sarasota, FL. Please use the interactive map below for location information.

Chester Flake, CEO

Chester Flake is the Chief Executive Officer of Certification Camps. Over the past 6 years, Chester has developed Certification Camps business from a single classroom with an average of 3 students per class – to 10 classrooms training over 1,200 students in 2014. Based on current pace – under Chester’s direction – Certification Camps will provide training to over 1,500 in 2015.
Chester focuses on the student experience – attending face to face or online. Looking at every aspect of the business for ways to constantly make improvements and further separate Certification Camps from the competition. Chester remains part of the day to day operations of Certification Camps – communicating with every student who attends our programs.

Brenda Barker, President

Brenda Barker is President of Certification Camps. She brings over 20 years of database experience building and supporting applications for thousands of end users.
Brenda manages all aspects of CertificationCamps including partnerships, logisitcs, application development, instruction and management. As our company started to grow, Brenda wrote a customized application which has automated many of our systems and workflow to take a student through the different stages of the bootcamp process. The application helps us to keep up with students logistics such as airline reservations, ground transportation, hotel accomodations, special dietary needs and other requirements.
Brenda has been recognized with many awards through out her career as a database developer and trainer. She holds several premier Microsoft Certifications including MCT since 2001.

Angela Smith, Executive Administrator

Angela Smith is our Sarasota office manager and executive administrator for bootcamp logistics – managing our shipping department, scheduling/administering our Pearson Vue Test Center, data entry into our partner websites and other task.
Angela brings her strong management skills to our office environment handling the most stressful situations with professionalism.



Mailing Address

8374 Market St #412
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

Phone Numbers

or 1-941-218-0007


Certification Camps primary Microsoft Training campus (for individual students) is located at 8470 Enterprise Circle, Suite 200, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202.
If you have 5 or more student looking for a corporate / private Microsoft class – Certification Camps has over 30 offices located across the United States.
Please use the interactive map below to find the center for all corporate (group) training.