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Classroom Experience - April 2019

Week of April 1, 2019

Caleb George – PowerShell Programming for System Administration – Days

“Caleb did a good job of giving us an idea of how everything works and connects with each other.”

“I like the fact that he had real-world experience with PowerShell and was able to explain the ups and downs of the program”

“Caleb was very knowledgeable of PowerShell. I think it’s amazing that he is self-taught. He is very helpful to those having difficulties.”

Chris Nuckolls – C# Fundamentals 2 – Days

“Chris answers questions in two parts, what is the solution and real-world application. Love it”

“Good instructor.”

Chuck Wieners – Advanced C# and Technical Interview Prep – Days

“Excellent at explaining and clarifying difficult concepts. Very good at answering questions fully and following up to make sure the student is satisfied and understands the answer. Great at providing “real-world” examples for concepts.”

“The quizzes (HTML/CSS, jQuery, MVC) helped me differentiate the differences between the code. Having one for C# would have been helpful. It is a good way to judge progress.”

Jason Presley – Introduction to DATA-SQL, XML, & JSON – Days

“Jason’s awesome. I’m excited for his transition from Full Stack Teacher to Java Professional, I’ll definitely visit him in the future.”

“Jason did a great job on explaining joins.”

“Jason has been really helpful in trying to get us to understand a concept. I look forward to having him as our instructor again later in the track.”

“Jason is an excellent instructor! He explains material very well and very patience. I would love to have him in more classes.”

“Awesome Instructor. Too Bad we are losing him to Java.”

Matt Neilsen – Windows Administration 3 – Days (STL)


“Matt is taking a hands-off approach and allowing to make mistakes and attempt to troubleshoot the various problems we are facing in trying things which I appreciate.”

Chris Dunbar – A+ 902 – Days (STL)

“Chris has been a great instructor these past two weeks. His knowledge and real-world experience have provided me with a way to tie the information in with the learning material.”

“Great instructor. Tells content in great detail but easy to understand”

“Instructor has been awesome.”

“Chris is friendly and it shows that he truly cares about our success.”

Kasama Kasemvudhi – Windows Administration 3 – Evenings

“Kasama showed us step by step what needs to be done.  He took the time to provide meaningful and helpful lectures. I think he’s one of the best instructors I’ve had so far.”

“I enjoyed Kasama’s class.”

“Kasama was great.”

Week of April 8, 2019

Hai Hilvitz – Windows Administration 1 – Days

“instructors use of Diagrams on the Board to help explain how different items relate to each other in the windows network.”

“Hai is an amazing instructor, he has been able to bring a lot of great information to the class. No one in the class is having trouble with the information.”

“Hai is very experienced in this subject and is great at making sure we understand why systems operate the way they do.”

“no change in the content it was great.”

Jason Presley – MVC 4: Distributed Computing – Days

“His experience really shines through. Great at giving real-world examples of how he has applied what he is teaching. Keeps things fun by teaching students about things that he has been working on in his personal time.”

“Excellent instructor. Wish we could have had him in the very beginning.”

“I REALLY appreciate all of the amazing resources he shared. He even took the time to screen record building a 2-tier app so we’d have it for future reference.”

Jeff Overhaug – Networking Fundamentals 1 – Days

“great class, Jeff is a very solid and smart instructor. his passion for teaching and IT really are evident in the way he breaks the information down and helps alter the approach so it makes better sense then CompTIA and its infinite wisdom books.”

“Knew everything we were covering and was able to break it down to simpler terms.”

“Great instructor. Has a great knowledge on the subject”

“Jeff was able to answer any questions we had and design activities to help clarify concepts. He also did a very good job of making a large amount of the book work interesting.”

“Jeff has helped me understand the material a lot I love his teaching style he really knows his stuff. Every question I asked he was able to help my understanding of the material.”

“just awesome”

“Jeff is an awesome instructor, he is very knowledgeable and made the class enjoyable.”

“Made it fun and entertaining also took the time out to answer EVERY question someone had, before or after class.”

“Everyone in the class makes it a good environment to learn in.”

Frank Pflumm – Systems & Security Career Foundation – Days

“He’s easily one of the best instructors I’ve had in my lifetime. Very well-versed, personable, and humorous.”

“Very laid back and fun personality. Very knowledgeable”

“I really enjoy real-world examples. This helps out a lot.”

“Pflumm was a fantastic instructor, he provided real-life examples and connected with us on a personal and realistic manner. He was quick to help explain things we didn’t quite understand. I enjoyed listening and learning from him immensely and I hope I get to learn more from him in the future!”

“Mr. Phlumm is a confident and effective instructor. His transition from a different career, into the IT field and success, is inspiring.”

“Really engages class, makes everyone feel included. Regardless of skill level.”

“The classroom, building and facilities are first class.”

“I can’t think of any way this class could have gone better.”

“I actually wouldn’t. The way it is seems to be really good thus far.”

“Nothing, the course was laid out nicely as that it didn’t overwhelm you with all the new information it eased you into it.”

“I would change nothing I was very satisfied”

“I don’t feel any changes need to be made.”

Chris Nuckolls – MVC2: MVC and Data Integration – Days

“Chris is an excellent instructor.”

“Chris was great. He showed a great deal of patience in keeping us on track and answering questions that were somewhat out of scope.”

“Chris’s technique of coding with us for “author”, and then having a lab for “publishers” and repeating the same process for our homework in uStore was very beneficial! It also helps to have a review in the morning to handle any issues we had in our uStore homework.”

Jenna Beckett – Front-End Development 1 – Days

“Ensures students have no visual issues and always makes sure everyone is keeping up with the lesson before continuing. This combined with the frequent reassurance about the normalcy of asking questions has developed a comfortable feeling in the classroom that encourages students to ask questions without fear of holding the class back. Very glad to have had such good instructors throughout my experience here at Centriq.”

“Everyone is very nice, glad to have such good classmates.”

Chris Dunbar – Networking Fundamentals 1 – Days (STL)

“Chris makes things understandable by putting them in a real-world example. I feel that I have learned a great deal over this past week.”

“No comments, he is outstanding.”

“Awesome Instructor :-)”

“Great Class and a great instructor always laying out content in real-world terms”

“Fun and informational and I can’t wait till I get my Network+”

“great overall”

“Chris is very good at making visual examples or explanations in the classroom. Helps me to understand what is in the book thoroughly He also asks everyone if they understand it before moving onto the next topic to ensure that no student is left behind.”

Jeff DeMaranville – Project Build Week 1 – Evenings

“Jeff was a great guide throughout our first half of building our final project, providing a good balance between helping and encouraging us to figure things out. I definitely learned by having to stretch myself and find what I needed from the Internet, my notes, and my classmates, but Jeff was a helpful resource when all else failed, and I always felt safe asking him questions.”

David Ray – Networking Fundamentals 1 – Evenings

“Mr. Ray went above and beyond to ensure that everyone stayed up to speed. He was very knowledgeable in all of the teachings he performed.”

“Dave was a fantastic book of knowledge.”

“This is my 2nd time around Network Fundamentals 1 and I have definitely felt like I was able to learn more this time around with Dave as my instructor. He was patient with everyone and really tried to make sure everybody understood the content he was teaching. I also really enjoyed when he had us do quizzes as well. It was a different yet fun way to challenge our knowledge and work as a team. Loved this class this time around!”

“Classroom was clean and excellent.”

Week of April 15, 2019

Jenna Beckett – Front-End Development 2 – Days

“Jenna Beckett is a great instructor and very personable.”

Kasama Kasemvudhi – Cybersecurity Essentials with CompTIA Security+ – Days

“Kasama is easily the best instructor I’ve ever had for security plus. His knowledge of the material and his ability to skillfully articulate each facet isn’t just impressive it’s one of a kind.”

“Kasama’s presentations skills are awesome. He is exceptional when it comes to making difficult concepts easy to understand. I learned a great deal from him.”

“Kasama is great, and he really knows what he’s talking about. He’s great at making difficult subjects easier to understand. I also appreciate his ability to make real-world examples.”

“Kasama is great. He is smart and makes learning fun. He really knows what he is teaching, and he teaches very well.”

“Kasama knows about whatever you ask him. He explains subjects in a way that anyone can understand.”

“He is very very intelligent and knows the subject matter well.”

“Extremely knowledgeable I would like to come back and take CEH with Kusama”

“Kasama is a genius. I have gained a great deal of knowledge from his teaching. I hope to take his CEH class in the future.”

“Excellent teaching skills. Very relate-able”

Hai Hilvitz/Chris Dunbar (Thurs/Fri) – Windows System Administration 2 – Days

“Hai was a lot of fun. He is very knowledgable and knows how to break down things that you don’t understand.”

“Substitute instructor Chris was an awesome instructor for Thursday and Friday.”

“Having Chris for two days was awesome. He really shows that he cares and enjoys teaching. It would have been nice to have him for an actual instructor for a week.”

David Ray – Networking Fundamentals 2 – Days

“Leads you to a solution without telling you specifically”

“Very good instructor really helped us on the labs we did”

“BEST week I have had at Centriq. Love the hands-on labs”

“Dave did a great job of explaining the labs and helping anyone when they weren’t understanding or were caught up on something. Being that the class is largely lab work it was very helpful.”

“Very personable”

“Classroom environment was fantastic”

“David was an excellent instructor. He helped me tremendously.”

Steven Russell – Help Desk Fundamentals 1 – Days

“Steven was an amazing instructor, he was fantastic about making analogies to things we do or see every day and used them to bridge the gap in understanding harder concepts.”

“very knowledgable on the subject and able to answer all questions”

“I enjoy every aspect of this training. Everything seemed to be all over the place, but somehow, in the end, it all just came together. Worked super well.”

“Nothing, Steven’s knowledge and ability to communicate our lessons was amazing.”

“I don’t feel there is any need for changes.”

Derek Duderstadt – Team Development – Days

“Derek by far is one of the best instructors at Centriq. I love how he review what we’ve learned and answered any questions we may still have before diving into new materials. Keep up the good work.”

Matt Neilsen – Linux Administration – Days (STL)

“Matt is very patient and encouraging! I like the challenging labs and how we are allowed to go for a while with minimal interaction from him. It lets me know how far I have come, what my strengths are, and what needs more practice. I am excited to have accrued notes that can actually walk me through as if the instructor is right beside me.”


“I really appreciate Matt’s hands-on/hands-off approach. He gives you the tools to go down the path and let you figure things out but he’s always there when you get stymied or stuck. Thank you, Matt!”

“I really enjoyed Matt’s teaching method. I like that he will test you to see how much you actually know before jumping in to help you.”

Eric Reid – Advanced C# Review & Technical Interview Prep

“Eric was great. Intelligent and helpful with expanding on our previously gained knowledge”

Week of April 22, 2019

Hai Hilvitz – ITPro1: Comprehensive Systems Project – Days

“Hai is awesome plain and simple.”

“Hai knows everything Hai knows all.”

“Hai was an incredible guiding light during this project.”

Jeff DeMaranville – DVPRO1: FSWD Project Build Week – Days

“Very helpful to anyone who needed it. Unobtrusive to those who didn’t. Ideal for project build week.”

Steven Russell – Help Desk Fundamentals 2 – Days

“I missed the first week of this 2-week course for personal reasons. Steven stayed late with me a couple of days and brought me up to speed. I was able to pass both exams. He is very laid back and a great instructor”

“I really enjoyed that every question got answered. If he needed to show how something worked there was no stopping and he just explained it. Steven and Frank did a fantastic job. please more training like this!!!”

“Steven was such a great instructor! He was very informative on all aspects and provided fantastic analogies to help bridge the gap in understanding.”

“Awesome instructor! I’ll definitely be happy to have a class with him again!”

“Great Instructor”

“Hand on labs were awesome. working with a group worked awesomely.”

“This was great content and very good explaining done.”

“I’m not sure there’s much to even improve. It was an amazing learning experience and I learned almost everything instantaneously.”

“I wouldn’t change anything, the flow and pace of material combined with hands-on labs really allowed me to grasp concepts and retain information”

“Steven did an amazing job explaining everything that needed to be explained, even going into necessary details. The way the Information was presented was perfect. More training like this!!!”

Matt Neilsen – CyberSecurity Essentials with CompTIA Security+ – Days (STL)

“I appreciated Matt’s approach of using humor while not to overload us too much with many new security concepts and ACRONYMS.”

Chris Dunbar – Networking Fundamentals 2 – Days (STL)

“Greatly enjoyed the way Chris instructs. Real world knowledge is a huge plus.”

“Thank You”


“Chris has been creative in teaching me and I am Learning.”

“Like McDonald’s, “I’m Loving It”

Chuck Wieners – MVC4: Distributed Computing – Days (STL)

“Chuck was great. Knowledgeable and helpful, having him explain things in a different way helped myself and others understand the material more.”

“Had a very good understanding of how to help each individual. Also provided great real-world examples.”

Jason Presley – DVPRO2 – FSWD: Deployment & Employer Presentation – Evenings

“Would not have made it across the finish line without Jason. He absolutely rocks. He cheerfully went above and beyond to help every single one of us succeed.”

“Jason has a wealth of resources and I have so appreciated his instruction!”


“Incredible Jason Presley is the ABSOLUTE Best!!!!!”

Jeff Overhaug – Networking Fundamentals 2 – Evenings

“Great use of hands and whiteboard”

“I have had Jeff once before (Network Fundamentals 1) a couple of months ago and there is no question that he knows his stuff. He demonstrated outstanding patience and genuinely seemed to get involved with the labs when anyone had any trouble. I am someone who absolutely HATES to ask for help because I feel stupid for not keeping up or being where I should be and I get extremely anxious when someone is guiding me through the lab. Jeff was relaxed, could joke, but keep on topic and didn’t cause pressure for anyone. Top tier instructor!”

“Jeff was motivated and brought a ton of enthusiasm to class. He clearly has a vast knowledge of the material and subject.”

“Great Class, Jeff explains networking very well and I am excited to take more class from him”

“he will breakdown a problem in labs and enplane what went wrong to better understand”

Chad Johnson – Linux Administration – Evenings

“Chad Johnson is an awesome instructor! The most awesome”

“Chard has become my favorite instructor here at Centriq. The way he knows how to relate the material to students is unparalleled and I appreciate it very much.”

Week of April 29, 2019

Jenna Beckett – C# Fundamentals 1 – Days

“Absolutely amazing, all the way through the course, Really cared to help students understand and be comfortable with learning a new subject. While also being fast enough to get through the course material efficiently and making me chuckle all the way through with horribly amazing jokes.”

“She is bubbly and friendly. Additionally, the nerdy jokes help to relax the atmosphere especially since most of the students not only may have not been in a class style situation in years but also may have never been on a computer for more than email.”

“Very good presentations and excellent jokes. The examples written out on the whiteboard were immensely helpful, due to the fact that I’m a visual learner. I gain from writing stuff down, as well, so the provided legal pad was great to write down personal notes, and copy and add to the whiteboard examples.”

“If there are issues, Jenna is very good at helping the student work out a viable solution. Also, she seems very open to different methods from students.”

“I really like how positive and engaging Jenna is. She is very good at explaining concepts and helping you solve your own problems.”

“There is nothing I could possibly do to make this course better I learned and got everything related to a real-world example, as I loved every second of it.”

“I really enjoyed doing labs. I feel like they were a great indicator of whether I understood the concept, or needed more practice.”

Jeff DeMaranville – DVPRO2: Project Deployment & Employer Presentation

“Very good at helping and encouraging those who needed it without being micromanaging or intrusive to those who didn’t need it.”

“Thank you”

Derek Duderstadt – MVC1: Introduction to MVC – Days

“Very fun environment! Encourages classroom participation at every turn, comparatively much more when considering other instructors. (Which is personally better for me, can’t speak for all students) In my opinion, this makes it very difficult for anyone to be left behind on content. While maintaining a grade of professionalism and ensuring that we don’t get too far offtopic, keeps the classroom lively and bright. Makes sure that students know they’re on a good path and reinforces how well they’re doing throughout the course. Glad to have had such good instructors so far.”

“I liked the whiteboard reviews and made the C# review earlier in the week much easier for me to understand. The instructor gave detailed notes within the code along that made it easy for me to go back and reference when attempting homework.”

“Derek is an excellent instructor capable of delivering highly receptive technical information. Keep him around!”

“Really enjoyed the laid back environment”

“Amazing humor, and addressing issues appropriately”

Eric Reid – MVC3: Advanced MVC – Days

“Great instructor!”

“I had Eric twice now and I LOVE the way he teaches. He’s very patience, will go over until I understand or come over to my desk to help me out. I can feel that he REALLY cares and wants me to understand it. I would give him 10 if it was there!!”

“Eric is one of the best instructors in Centriq. He takes the time and explains what we are going through in our exercise, always here to help if needed. Share any and all notes in the event we miss something, it also gave us something we can reference back long after we attended this class.”

Matt Neilsen – ITPRO1: Comprehensive Systems Project – Days (STL)

“I appreciate Matt’s hands-off approach as we approach the end of the program.”

“This week was extremely valuable! Touching the servers and devices, making them come to life is the moment I have been waiting for. Officially MTA Certified, pursuing Sec + next!”

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

“Great Instructor Gives Great Examples”

David Ray – PowerShell Programming for System Administration – Days

“great instructor”

“David did a great job, once again, of breaking down the material and making sure everyone had a handle on it.”

“This class was very enjoyable throughout.”

“Very informative PowerShell course”

“Awesome class, David is very knowledgeable!”

Chris Nuckolls – C# Fundamentals 1 – Evenings

“Chris is a great instructor, very friendly and patient.”

“Gave very good examples Very patient and open to questions”