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Classroom Experience - April 2018

Week of April 2, 2018

Chris Dunbar – A+ Essentials 902 – Operating Systems and Security – Days (STL)

“I am amazed how much I gain each day.”

“Chris is awesome & a great teacher!”

“We all work together in the class, Chris gives great samples and examples”

Chad Johnson – A+ Essentials – Server Configuration and Help Desk Training – Days

“Very personable and has very good real world scenarios and examples.”

“I really enjoyed Chad’s teaching style. I was able to retain a lot more information in his class than in the past.”

“really made it a good environment”

“Mr. Johnson was an exceptionally good instructor. I know the class appreciated his teaching style; he was able to provide real world examples that tied into the material we were learning. I feel vastly more prepared for the A+ certification exam after the review from this week. I believe the entire class enjoyed the laid back environment; it’s very stressful learning all this material over such a short period of time and it’s refreshing to be able to laugh together.”

“Instructor provided excellent study guides, ways to study and excellent practice examples. The hands on training aspect of the course was excellent.”

“I really liked how the information was presented in a relatable manor and how we were treated as equals”

“Chad’s real world references are unparra…..spelled”

“I really enjoyed Chad’s teaching style. I learned a lot while he was able to keep my attention in a very weird but enjoyable way.”

“Able to break down majority of material into a easily understandable form”

“Class is very group oriented and banded together on multiple tasks”

“Labs were excellent, real world scenarios and network defense was very instructive.”

“Im a fan of the disheveled training technique. “Hey during lunch I trolled those PCs the class fixed. I need you to get them back to operational. Like….now”

Jon Lindley – Advanced C# Review & Technical Interview Prep – Days (STL)

“Fantastic at giving tips and tricks”

Chris Nuckolls – C# .NET Fundamentals 1 – Introduction to C# Language & .NET Framework – Days

“Chris Nuckolls is a very engaging teacher that makes learning much easier and fun.”

“Chris kept the course interesting, relevant, and made an effort to make us all feel adequate as students even when we struggled.”

“I am extremely appreciative of Chris and the way that he leads with questions when I am facing a problem. I have learned to better problem solve this week!”

“Funny, knowledgeable, and does a good job making you understand the subject.”

“I cannot believe how much I have learned in just 5 days, and am excited to push forward in this training. Everything seemed well organized and intentional, which I appreciate.”

“Loved the videos to bring us back from breaks!”

Chuck Wieners – Full Stack Development Project – Deployment & Employer Presentation – Days

“pleasure doing business with you sir!”

“Chuck is the man!”

“The class was amazing”

“These past two weeks have been amazing. Chuck has been a great help always willing to help no matter the problem. And hes a damn good cook”

Derek Duderstadt – Advanced MVC – Design Patterns, Unit Testing, & Advanced User Interactions – Days

“Derek did very well”

“This was one of the best courses and teaching experiences I’ve had in this track.”

“Derek made a point to let us know when we had done something good, which I greatly appreciated.”

“This week’s material was very challenging, but Derek was extremely patient and took the time to answer all questions and work through any issues.”

Week of April 9, 2018

Frank Pflumm – Systems & Security Career Foundation – Days

“He is very relatable and presented a lot of his own experiences. He sets the classroom dynamic and that makes it very easy to learn new things.”

“Instructor made a good effort to mold his teaching style depending upon the individual he was speaking with. Highly energetic and easy to stay engaged in his class.”

“He is very sociable and approachable, Has great communication skills which are necessary when letting people know what they should do in an environment where they’ll need to be able to associate with people–can relay necessary speech to individuals successfully. Seems to not be judgmental at all at this point. Makes you feel very comfortable and reassures you, that no matter your skill level in any area, that you will get there as long as you put in the effort.”

“Good job Pflumm sauce!”

“Fun, laid back, learning environment”

“Teacher ties instruction in to life situations”

“Much needed building for people who lack the ability to do public speaking. Helping us to build confidence in ourselves. Very well describes the importance of your ability to speak with fellow workers, and the correct way to handle it.”

“Great mix”

Chris Dunbar – A+ Essentials – Server Configuration and Help Desk Training – Days (STL)

“Chris really knows his stuff which in turn helps us to learn well”

“Chris does a very good job of making the environment fun but productive”

“Really enjoyed doing simulations of the desktop support troubleshooting.”

“Loved the ticket system training”

Caleb George – Windows Server Administration 1 – Days

“I like the flow, lecture and labs – hands on training”

“Caleb was extremely knowledgeable on the subject and made excellent use of the time he was allotted.”

Chad Johnson – Linux Administration – Days

“Great at involving all students in the class.”

“Saying what you’re typing worked great.”

“Very good at adapting and being patient with his teach.”

Matt Neilsen – Linux Administration – Days (STL)

“Matt is the best.”

“Matt goes hard. He knows stuff. Seriously, though, he’s really good at what he does.”

“I feel very prepared to enter the work force. Matt has done a very good job of instructing us on what the work environment is looking for.”

Eric Reid – Distributed Computing – Dependency Injection, AngularJS, & Web Services – Days (STL)

“Eric is a great instructor. He was very good at explaining everything.”

“Eric was a phenomenal instructor.”

“very detailed explaining steps on how to code and their functions”

“Eric was extremely helpful and made me more confident in my two-tier site build out.”

Jeff DeMaranville – Advanced C# Review & Technical Interview Prep – Days

“Jeff has an infectious, friendly attitude that makes the difficult material a little easier to learn. He always has time for questions and is very patient.”

“Jeff is extremely helpful. His teaching style is very engaging and easily keeps us all on task without feeling burned out by the end of the day.”

Chris Nuckolls – C# Fundamentals 2 – Complex Datatypes & Collections – Days

“Chris does a great job teaching with great real life examples.”

“Chris was outstanding, knowledgeable and the classroom is great”

Karla Sharp – Systems & Security Office 365 – Days

“TO the point, very constructive. A joy to have around. :)”

“Instructor very knowledgeable, well spoken, and has mastered her teaching techniques.”

“You have an amazing realm of knowledge and are very easy to interact with.”

“Very Well at recapping and helping the students re run the procedure she was working on”

“Karla Sharp was both extremely knowledgeable and thorough in her teaching approach, she also exhibited a commanding presence in the classroom, which I appreciate. I wouldn’t hesitate to take additional classes in which she was leading.”

“Taught me many amazing, new skill sets in both word and excel that I had no clue were even possible. She gave real world, examples on how it will be efficient and effective in every day life.”

“She was helpful when we had questions.”

“Fantastic teacher”

Jeff DeMaranville – Front-End Development 1 – HTML5, CSS3, and Frameworks – Eves

“Did great!”

Jeff Overhaug – Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 1 v3 – Eves

“Very knowledgeable and taught beyond just things in the book. His high energy levels made it more interesting.”

“I very much felt like this instructor was super advanced in knowledge while making me feel like more of a peer then just a new IT student, which helped me a lot.”

“My Instructor was dope. Cool dude. Definitely knows his stuff. Very good instructor”

“Great work.”

“Very cool and calm instructor.”

“Best one yet. Great friendly learning environment”

Week of April 16, 2018

Jason Presley – CT MVC4

“Jason is extremely knowledgeable and conveys the material in a manner and pace that allows us to grasp the concepts. He is very patient and makes sure no student gets left behind.”

“Thanks for putting up with us, you’ve been an amazing instructor.”

“Jason was a great instructor.”

Matt Neilsen – CT Sec+ (STL)

“matt is still awesome”

“Matt knows his stuff and does a really good job”

Frank Pflumm – CT A+ 901

“Plumm has a great style of teaching and is a pleasure to have as an instructor.”

“has a fantastic way, of helping our minds boot in the morning, by reviewing the topics each morning we covered the nights before. His reassurance that, it is okay, if you don’t entirely know everything and that you will just to stick with the program was infinitely helpful.”

Jeff Overhaug – CT ICND1

“I really liked how loud you were”

“I like how Jeff did his best to keep the class together when when working on programs.”

“I thought Mr. Overhaug was phenomenal teacher. I have no prior networking experience but I thought he did a great job of making the information accessible. He was incredibly patient with our class, and provided in-depth answers to any question asked. When we made mistakes on the simulations he was able to quickly troubleshoot the issue and get us back up to speed. At the same time he also tried to engage us to apply our own knowledge in the troubleshooting, he didn’t just tell us what to do; I thought it was a great learning experience.”

“Jeff is an outstanding instructor attempting to teach us goons this information against software that consumed 50% of the class time troubleshooting any particular individuals fat-finger typing rather than ***.1.2”

“I like the Guided Learning that leads to Individual Learning.”

“Instructor was very helpful with questions. Instructor cared about our progress, friendly. would work with students with questions. Hands on approach worked for me. very patient, and verifies our progress before moving on.”

“I enjoyed him as an instructor; his ability to break down the material to a level I could understand was excellent”

“Flowed well and was a good pace. slow enough to keep up and fast enough to be interesting”

“I loved that is wasnt just reading the book it was labs and actually showing us how to do it. You can tell me all day how to do it but if you dont actually show me then your just telling me useless stuff cause i wont remember it. IF you show me how to do it like HE did then i remember it for LIFE.”

“room was excellent, chairs comfortable, monitors good, I liked the projector in the ceiling.”

Eric Reid – CT MVC2

“Eric displayed an extensive knowledge of the source material and Jeff was an awesome resource as well”

Kasama Kasemvudhi – CT Sec+

“Energetic and keeps everyone on their toes.”

“He is a very knowledgeable. Always willing to help any student. Very energetic which helps keeps all the students interested in whatever he is teaching at the time.”

“Interactive environment with good quizzes as well as group homework.”

Chris Nuckolls – CT FED 1

“Chris has done an amazing job integrating the classroom content into real life experiences and preparing us for what’s to come.”

“Chris Nuckolls is a great instructor.”

“Chris did a great job with encouraging those who were struggling, and leading us through the content this week.”

Chad Johnson – CT Linux

“Chad was able to explain the subject matter very well.”

“Extremely helpful and understanding.”

“Nice and friendly atmosphere.”

Week of April 23, 2018

Eric Reid – Full Stack Development Project – Build Week-Days

“Eric does a fine job presenting the material and helping when needed to work through problems, without just telling us the answer.”

“Eric has been a fantastic instructor to have during our Project weeks. Very glad to have him and have had no issues with how he has ran things. Extremely helpful.”

“Eric rocks my socks. Seriously you have been amazing. When we had you the first time I was scared by the massive review we had to go through, but you shattered that initial reservation into a million pieces. You know you stuff, and you are very confident in handling students.”

“Eric is an outstanding instructor. He provides enough information to allow us to research our problems/questions, but also “comes to the rescue” if we have tried to resolve the problem and are hitting a road block. He takes the time to ensure that we understand the problem resolutions, and keeps our projects on track. I really feel like a lot of the content is “coming together” for me this week.”

Jon Lindley – Full Stack Development Project – Deployment & Employer Presentation – Days (STL)

“John was a great teacher, he was professional even through technical difficulties”

“the training was excellent and i enjoyed the training course.”

Jeff DeMaranville – Front-End Development 2 – JavaScript & jQuery – Days

“Jeff did a great job being attentive to the individual work pace of each student. He frequently stopped lecture to help if anyone was behind or struggling, yet made sure we covered as much material as possible.”

Chris Dunbar – Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 1 v3 – Days (STL)

“Chris did work with the class making sure we had a good understanding of a subject before we moved forward”

“Chris is awesome”

“The class did have some good labs and some good tools to work with in helping to prepare for the test”

Hai Hilvitz – Comprehensive Systems Project – Design, Build, and Deploy – Days

“Hai was very knowledgeable about the project we had to set up. Whenever a question was asked he helped us but not to the extent of giving us the answer. He really made us think about the situation and access it our self.”

“Good classroom environment, had all the tools need to properly setup and install a network.”

Caleb George – PowerShell Programming for Network Administration – Days

“The instructor was a true professional, he was able to break down the material to a level I could understand.”

“I really appreciated how organized Caleb’s class was, it was very easy to takes notes. He always had the day fully planned and knew exactly how long an activity would take. I appreciated the 30 minutes of review time in the mornings.”

“Clear instructions, knowledgeable and confident in their ability to teach the course.”

“I like learning looping it was a lot of fun and a lot easier than i thought it was gonna be, i thought it was gonna be like 100 lines of code just for a simple loop but nope it was like 6 and i liked that.”

“I liked Caleb’s enthusiasm, very contagious. I really enjoyed learning about powershell. Like all the topics at Centriq, everything is new and I can’t wait to learn something new. Caleb was very helpful and patient with all the students.”

Derek Duderstadt – Team Development – SDLC, UML,& Pair Programming – Days

“Personally I feel like Derek, is one of the best “Somewhat new” instructors. I was able to learn and retain a lot of the content that was presented to us prior to this class with Derek’s class.”

“Derek is great, makes everyone feel like they belong”

“You would explain the whys behind items rather than just going on.”

“Loved that you would allow us to go on the blue skies and bring it back in saying that this was real world”

Jeff Overhaug – Windows Server Administration 3 – Days

“Jeff is Honestly my favorite instructor. He has a way to make the class flow perfectly the right amount of instruction and demonstration. He also knows exactly how to handle the different personality of all the students in class to keep everyone focused and attentive.”

Jenna Beckett – Front-End Development 2 – JavaScript & jQuery – Eves

“Jenna has a lot of great real world knowledge and I really appreciated her incorporation of it into our classroom training. Jenna also did an awesome job of answering follow up questions from our earlier classes in HTML, CSS, bootstrap, etc.”

“Really enjoyed the class and I feel like I’ve learned a whole freaking lot.”

David Ray – PowerShell Programming for Network Administration – Eves

“instructor very knowledgable and taught at a good pace”

“Very good and clear when helping us slower students out, even when we didn’t ask for help cause we didn’t know what to ask… he checked on us and made sure we were tracking with everyone else.”

“Great Job on the Instruction.”

Week of April 30, 2018

David Ray – A+ Essentials – Server Configuration and Help Desk Training – Days

“Very laid back and knowledgeable, use of labs was exponentially helpful.”

“Great job filtering out the rabbit hole questions that were brought up during our lecture time. Staying on track really helps with learning new material.”

Eric Reid – Full Stack Development Project – Deployment & Employer Presentation – Days

“I can’t say enough good things about Eric. His personality was perfect for our group. He never gets ruffled, no matter how many students are asking questions at the same time. His command of the course information, friendly personality, classroom management style, and calm demeanor all contributed to the success of our final projects. Couldn’t have asked for a better instructor!”

“Eric was simply amazing. So lucky we got him for projects.”

“Eric was fantastic. Appreciate his knowledge, enjoy his personality”

“I am truly going to miss this class and class environment.”

“I am going to miss all of the instructors here. They are all world class.”

“I would like to say how good ALL of the content and ALL our instructors have been. The Full Stack Web training has been an extremely valuable and enjoyable experience.”

Matt Neilsen – Comprehensive Systems Project – Design, Build, and Deploy – Days (STL)

“Mr. Matthew Nielsen is an exemplary example of an excellent instructor, his educating executed exquisitely, an exhilarating exhibition of extravagance. I endorse his exceptional skills with extreme excitement.”

“Only giving hints instead of outright giving answers was a good way to challenge us and make us think about our issues.”

Chris Dunbar – PowerShell Programming for Network Administration – Days (STL)

“Chris is a great instructor.”

“I enjoyed seeing real world examples of how PS can automate tasks and save time.”

“The exercises are constructive and it is good because I can save our work so we can review and ponder what I have just learned”

“We have done many labs. This is how I learn best.”

Kasama Kasemvudhi – Cybersecurity Essentials with CompTIA Security+ – Eves

“Extremely knowledgeable. Shared real world experiences that relate to the subject matter.”

“Kasama was very knowledge and was fun to learn from”

“High quality class that Kasama also made fun”