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Classroom Experience - December 2019

Week of December 2, 2019

Steven Russell – Networking Fundamentals 1 – Days

“I personally loved Steve as an instructor. He took time out of his day before or after class to help us if we needed it. he kept it professional and fun even with all the dry book work. Personally I hope we can have him again”

“Steve was great”

“The instructor went into great detail about all topics and answered each and every question brought up by the class.”

“Great balance of responses to questions and great knowledge for technical questions.”

“good lectures and helped to focus in on key points. Lots of reading so it was great to have focus points.”

“Got along with the class great and related to everyone which helped understand much of the content.”

“Did great, made the class very enjoyable.”

“Honestly I wouldn’t change anything. He knew there was a lot of bookwork and yet he made it work. I’ve been through college with all the books and this was by far the easiest book heavy class I’ve been apart of.”

“I would not change anything about the training content, it exceeded my expectations.”

“enjoyed/learned a lot from the labs and working together with team members.”

“Instructor was able to step in and help when needed and made each question a learning experience.”

Chad Johnson – Security + – Days

“I appreciated the fact that Chad made learning a large amount of content covered throughout the week as fun and engaging as possible.”

“Chad demonstrated good examples of what we learned in class. His expertise was most impressive.”

“Chad had some fun stories that helped in understanding the contents”

“Chad does a great job breaking down information and making it easier for the class to understand. He made a week full of book work really enjoyable. Chad is defiantly one of the best teachers Centriq has to offer.”

“You are very knowledgeable about all the material that we covered. Thank you for helping us understanding concepts that were hard to grasp.”

“Chad makes it fun”

“Chad was able to make this book interesting”

“The classroom was awesome even though the week was kind of rough due to reading so much book but you were able to make it much more bearable. Thank you!”

“Great classroom”

“I wouldn’t change a single thing”

“Thank you for all your help over the past two weeks. I have really enjoyed getting to know you and learning about what we have. You have been a great help to me throughout the program and I really appreciate it.”

Caleb George – Windows Server Administration 1 – Days

“The class was very good and the instructor help when asked. He also tested us with making us create Powershell scripts to enforce our PowerShell training”

“Instructor was very friendly and engaging. The instructor was very knowledgeable about the topic and when asked questions, he provided detailed explanations while also providing real-world context to relate the situation too. We were given plenty of opportunities to test the knowledge we learned in lab simulations, which helped us understand the concepts. No complaints”

“A true professional”

“I can’t think of anything to change. It was a very good class”

“I really liked how there were more labs since I am a hands-on learner.”

“The instructor has always been ready, willing, and able to assist by any means necessary.”

James Caldwell – Front-End Frameworks – Days

“I appreciate the visuals on the board”

“Thank you for an outstanding job!”

“James has a strong willingness to assist and went above and beyond helping me with my website.”

Frank Pflumm – Systems & Security Career Foundation – Days

“Great instructor, really knowledgeable and presents the information well. Has great direction of the classroom and is able to adequately manage the time in the day so that information is retained and absorbed by all learning styles.”

“The Instructor was phenomenal. He answered all of my many questions in detail, and it seemed like he really cared about my success. His background made it fun and easy for him to relate info in class to real-life stories and scenarios. That made the class way more enjoyable than I expected.”

“Frank Pflumm is outstanding. He is personable, relate-able and he goes above and beyond to make students feel welcome, supported and informed. His command of the room is one of the best I have ever experienced. I WISH that Frank could be my instructor for the entire term.”

“Coming into this course with no IT background Frank Pflumm really made an attempt to help our class get our first look into the next four months. I was impressed with his personal skills and his ability to teach to everyone’s different learning styles. Pflumm really is an extraordinary instructor that isn’t just here for a paycheck, but to really help his students prepare for their future in the course and their career.”

“I am a bit disappointed that this will be my only week with Mr. Pflumm. I appreciate his teaching style. He is very open, honest and helps make things relatable.”

“Mr. Pflumm is an excellent public speaker who runs an entertaining & educational class.”

“I greatly enjoyed learning new soft skills and study habits, I feel like this first week has been great and I wouldn’t change anything, everything was paced perfectly and very rarely did I feel confused or overwhelmed.”

“The environment is very upbeat, positive and interactive.”

“If we had 2 Pflumms instead of 1”

“I would not change the environment, This was just enough to keep learning something new every day, without being overwhelmed.”

“I can’t really think of anything I’d change, I felt like everything went smoothly.
Week 1 was a great week.”

Eric Reid – Introduction to DATA – Days

“Laid out the information in a great way to understand easily.”

“I had to miss some class time and the instructor had notes online and available for me to use before I even needed them.”

“I like how you put the homework on the board, it helped me stay organized when I missed 2 days.”

Jeff DeMaranville – FSWD Project Week 1 – Days

“You answered questions phenomenally! You know a ton about all of the things we are working with and I’m confident you’re helping everyone in this classroom achieve their best.”

“Thanks for leading me to answer and not just handing it over.”

“I wouldn’t change this project week in any way.”

Jenna Beckett – Front-End Frameworks – Days (STL)

“The course was very well thought out and organized. The material was presented well and she gave plenty of time for note-taking and practice.”

Matt Neilsen – ITPRO Project Week 1 – Days (STL)

“Interactive class-room, instruction is well knowledge of the subject matter, prepared for every day of class and providing a world-class example.”

“Matt always gives you the opportunity to figure problems out for yourself. I had the opportunity to learn about intricacies I probably never would have known about because of the troubleshooting I had to do.”

“Matt kept the pressure on the whole time and let us troubleshoot things the way we thought were best.”

Adam Jurotich – Help Desk Fundamentals 1 – Days (STL)

“Excellent command of the classroom tailors his lectures and speaking to meet the class’s needs, to include each individual. He’s very aware of the students’ needs.”

“Instructor was keeping a quick but steady pace. Very engaging and open to all questions.”

“Great job making sure his students understand the material and ALWAYS pressing us to ask questions/review.”

“Classes were well-tailored towards the knowledge and abilities of the students, enabling a highly successful learning environment.”

“The instructor breaks down the material into manageable portions while also mixing in hands training and visual aids. The presentation of information is fast but my overall absorption is very high also”

Chris Dunbar – Windows Server Administration 2 – Days (STL)

“Really liked Chris a lot. Super helpful and knows his stuff.”

“very good at helping with in-depth and real-world examples. helpful with all questions students asked.”

“very good at keeping it fast-paced and clear at the same time.”

Jeff Overhaug – ITPRO Project Week 2 – Evenings

“Jeff is the best!”

“Jeff is the best instructor.”

Chris Nuckolls – C# Fundamentals Part 1 – Evenings

“very Knowledgeable and was able to answer all question we asked”

“Chris Nuckolls was a great instructor. He was always prepared to teach and answer questions in a way that made sense to the entry-level learner. Very knowledgeable about the subject.”

“Solid Instructor, he is knowledgeable about development and C#”

“I enjoyed this class. The instructor was very knowledgeable on the subject matter. Every day I looked forward to coming to school and learning C#.”

“The classroom and my classmates are outstanding, we help guide each other in the right direction whether it is a problem in code or problem in general.”

Chris Dunbar – Help Desk Fundamentals 1 – Evenings

“Again, the instructor was great. I just wish I had more time with him in this course.
The training was extremely effective and provided the knowledge for an actual in-field experience.”

Week of December 9, 2019

James Caldwell – MVC1: Introduction to MVC – Days

“You helped me understand when applying for jobs how to responded when questioned on why I applied when not being finished with the track”

“James really was prepared for this class and helped us all a ton. We as a class were able to get our personal websites deployed on Wednesday and I feel better than I have felt all track with the content.”

“I like that you are very helpful when figuring out our errors”

“You made it easy to catch up.”

“Great Job. I truly enjoy having you as an instructor. Keep doing what you’re doing.”

Chris Dunbar – Networking Fundamentals 2 – Days

“The instructor was very knowledgeable and taught us well. He promptly answered any and all questions.”

“Chris Dunbar takes the time to answer all of our questions, the great instructor”

“Good sense of humor and I was glad to have him as an instructor again.”

“He took a pause while going through the book and made sure everyone was at an understanding and brought up answers to questions prior to classes had asked and even related them to life experiences.”

“Chris knew we had a lot of book work, just like Steve when we had him last week. And he went out of his way to make the classroom environment fun and lively.”

“The classroom was perfect, I would not change anything.”

“There is nothing I would change. The training content fits all styles of learning extremely well.”

“Liked real-world tie ins to book content. Labs were very helpful in understanding the written concepts. It was great to have music playing while doing labs since that is the way I study at home.”

“Great content and split of labs/book work.”

Jeff Overhaug – Windows Server Administration 2 – Days

“Jeff was great.”

“Great class participation. he will stop everything and go back and help any student that has fallen behind in the lecture or lab. He will stay through lunch and help students get caught up and or understand any subject matter that they may be struggling with in class.”

“Great job, Jeff! Thanks for everything.”

“Best dad jokes I’ve ever heard”

“Instructor was very friendly and knowledgeable about the subject. He gave us plenty of examples related to the field and was very responsive to any questions we had. His knowledge and professionalism were outstanding.”

“I enjoyed the class. The labs were great at explaining what we learned that day”

“Jeff always keeps the class entertained with his humor and it just gives the class a really chill and easy environment to learn in.”

“I am a visual and hands-on learner, so the number of labs is very nice”

Chad Johnson – Help Desk Fundamentals 1 – Days

“Easy to understand and follow. Quick to help and will explain things to the point of making sure the student has a full understanding.”

“Really enjoyed the labs.”

“Chad is a very knowledgeable instructor who makes sure that we know what is needed. He will also go out of his way to help with advance information that has piqued my mind.”

“Chad is a good instructor. He is knowledgeable, relatable and makes students feel comfortable with the topics introduced.”

“Love the hands-on learning.”

“These laptops are great.”

“The classroom was good, overall.”

“Great teacher, fun classroom.”

Chris Nuckolls – C# Fundamentals 2 – Days

“Instructor made everything a lesson and found interesting ways to prove either concept or real-life business situations and professionalism. I learned a ton in this class.”

Caleb George – IT PRO Project Week 1 – Days

“Caleb did a great job making this long week of project building laid back and easy to get through.”

“You did really good thank you for the help you provided!”

“Great experience working with actual hardware”

“It was an awesome environment”

Chuck Wieners – Advanced C# Review & Technical Interview Prep – Days

“Truly enjoyed the class. C# is still challenging to me and the labs were tough. But I felt like the clarity was very good in class and technically for helpful.”

“I really enjoyed and appreciated how Chuck approached the content.”

“Great job! Very thorough and receptive. Thank you.”

Matt Neilsen – IT PRO Project Week 2 – Days (STL)

“Thanks so much for all you have giving me in knowledge, it is my hope to use all in good faith.”

“Matt pushed us hard this week and it was definitely worth it.”

“I wouldn’t change it at all”

Adam Jurotich – Windows Systems Administration 3 – Days (STL)

“Adam is always great. He’s a super fun guy who really knows his stuff and is really good at helping when you need it.”

Frank Pflumm – Help Desk Fundamentals 2 – Days (STL)

“Instructor was open to all questions and ensured any question was fully answered with real-world examples”

“The instructor was exceptional at keeping the material engaging and presenting it in a mentally digestible manner. The material was broken up with relevant hands-on labs that helped with the retention of information.”

“Frank did a great job of balancing lecture vs lab. The labs we did were very applicable to what we could expect out in the workforce and were very helpful.”

“Helps make sure you actually know the subject”

“Instructor-led labs were amazingly helpful with my learning process, and the lessons were presented with joyous exuberance.”

“had a lot of fun with the labs”

“I love the hands-on work”

David Ray – Windows System Administration 2 – Evenings

“Always a pleasure having as an instructor! Very knowledgeable about many different subjects!”

Week of December 16, 2019

Caleb George – ITPRO Project Week 2 – Days

“Caleb did very well in preparing us for our presentation.”

“Caleb did a great job getting all of us ready for our presentation”

“You did great this week!”

“Caleb made sure that we were very prepared for our class presentation and helped a lot with the construction of our presentation which was greatly appreciated.”

“It was awesome”

Chad Johnson – Help Desk Fundamentals Part 2 – Days

“I loved the lessons, and the new material. I would come home and talk for hours about the mind-blowing revelations I was making every day.”

“Chad Johnson is an outstanding instructor. He makes everyone in the class feel comfortable, welcome and keeps the course on track even when others in the class speak up and start rambling. He does a great job of tying concepts together while still taking the time to dive into the details of the concepts.”

“Chad has been a phenomenal instructor. Pushing me to my limits and making the learning environment fun. will forever be grateful at having the opportunity to be a part of his class. Not only is he professional and personable, but he’s someone that I can look up to as a person. Thanks, Chad for helping make a monumental change in my life seem seamless and easy.”

“Chad definitely helped the class learn in an exciting but professional way. These last two weeks have contained a lot of information, but the class came together to help each other out and with a lot of help from Chad.”

“Mr. Johnson is very well rounded in his knowledge. If he does not know the answer, he has no issue finding it out for us. His use of real-world experiences has been so helpful. He connects the rhyme to the reason so that you have a clear understanding. He can look at you just know if the information is not connecting so he will not move on until he is 100% sure that everyone knows the information.”

“Chad’s Teaching style really helped engrain a lot of the knowledge into not only myself who has zero IT experience but every student in the class, noticeably.”

“Great room”

“Classroom is nice and clean. Thank you for the newer chair, I appreciate that.”

“Wonderful learning environment, Chad was prepared to resolve any questions asked, He would also allow other students to show how they learned and thought of things which ended up helping a few students understand things. If he did not know a question (that wasn’t directly related to the course) he would have no problem looking into it, especially if it helped student’s understanding of actual class material”

“Mr. Johnson is an awesome instructor. The environment is always positive and interactive. His attitude is always positive and upbeat. He makes it known that he has faith in every single one of us and wants to be sure we succeed. The hardware/software used is great.”

Jenna Beckett – Project Management for the Developer – Days

“You’re awesome, Jenna. Thank you so much!”

David Ray – PowerShell for the System Administrator – Days

“The instructor was very knowledgeable and answered all questions asked by the class. He did not move to quickly or leave any student behind.”

“Professional and patient”

“Right after Net+ this was a nice change of pace”

“Nothing, all training content was excellent.”

James Caldwell – Front-End Development Part 1 – Days

“James is neature.”

Jeff Overhaug – Windows System Administration 3 – Days

“He helped me with routing and even showed the class a step by step process on how to set up static routes.”

“Jeff was good, also very helpful.”

“Thanks Jeff! Great work.”

“He will stop everything to answer any question in the class. He will also work with you after class.”

“Instructor was very friendly and engaging. When asked questions, he gave a knowledgeable, detailed explanation as well as providing real-world examples for what to expect in the field. The class was given plenty of lab opportunities to apply the knowledge we learned.”

“classroom atmosphere is always upbeat.”

Adam Jurotich – Networking Fundamentals 1 – Days (STL)

“In spite of the overly dry material, the instructor keeps the class interested and active in the learning process.”

“Adam does a great job of reiterating how important the material is-especially NET 1 and NET 2-to completing our goal. It helps to keep us motivated.”

“Instructor was basically a NET+ wizard, I rate 10 out of 9 due to the vastness of knowledge from the instructor. This first week blew my mind but the instructor was able to break it down in bite-sized pieces which made it so much easier to understand.”

“really helps you when you need it”

“love the hands-on work to help explain the book work”

Matt Neilsen – Linux Administration – Days (STL)

“Knows what he is talking about and can make terms easier to understand”

“Matt is an awesome teacher!”

“great classroom experience”

Steven Russell – Help Desk Fundamentals Part 2 – Evenings

“Stephen was not only clear and concise but his professionalism was spot on. He controlled the class and focused.”

“Instructor knows his stuff. Easy to ask questions.”

“The way Steven explains the material, he explains it in a way that allows for simple understanding and then builds on it until you fully grasp the concepts before you leave the building for the day.”

“kept me engaged in class”

“Now my favorite instructor. This guy knows his stuff and has a sense of humor like all of us.”

“No complaints..he was excellent!”


“Fun learning environment.”

“I had so much fun and learned so much more.”

Jenna Beckett – C# Fundamentals Part 2 – Evenings

“Enjoyed her periods of instruction. Helped me further develop my understanding of C#. With the knowledge obtained in CSF2, I intend to further study the language on my own time. Great instructor!”

“Very Knowledgeable when it comes to real-world application”

“Enjoyed the class.”