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November 11 02:28 AM

Classroom Experience - February 2021

Student Comments

  • “My favorite thing about the course is honestly making more friends, I haven’t had to really form bonds outside of a work setting in so long that it is very refreshing to now have a strong group of individuals with the same goal in mind to call my friends, and that I can rely on and help to succeed as well.”
  • “Great job with walking us through the track. Once we started previewing the work and then started the co-coding it was easier to visualize what we were writing out. Keep that up for the visual learners!”

Jajuan Elias – Systems & Security Career Foundation – Evenings

  • “Great instructor. Very easy to talk with.”
  • “I appreciate you everything you did to help us warm up to one another. It helped me feel more comfortable right off the bat!”
  • “Great job”
  • “Great instructor, good communication and presentation of the material for the class.”
  • “Jajuan is very easy to talk to and is very approachable.”
  • “Learning binary”
  • “The energy of everyone in the class.”
  • “Learning the career tracks once I am finished with the program.”
  • “the team building exercise and activities”
  • “That the instructor has gone through this course too, and that he has experienced what its like to go through the job market”
  • “Felt like everyone was cool with each other and you were in there with a bunch of friends even though everyone just met.”
  • “I look forward to working with all of you”
  • “Good job”
  • “my current progress is going good, I need to hear, see, and apply the lesson material to fully understand it.”
  • “Didn’t feel I needed too much time as I was confident in my understanding of the material.”
  • “zoom app was easy to use and no lag or dropped calls”
  • “Awesome job”
  • “solid first week, curriculum was pretty straight forward and easy to understand”
  • “Jajuan made sure we got all the important information.”
  • “class room was good”

Adam Jurotich – Help Desk Fundamentals 2 – Days

  • “Each week so far has been just packed full of information, and it helps keep the class interesting and exciting! Like I think I said last week, best class I’ve ever had, both structurally and informationally.”
  • “Instructor is very knowledgeable on course material and makes learning course very easy.”
  • “Adam is a very knowledgeable instructor, very patient.”
  • “Information was awesome. Really gets us interacting and learning.”
  • “Adam is an amazing teacher! He’s fun and funny when it’s time to be that, but all business when it’s time for learning. He assured us at least once a day to approach questions as if it was just the 2 of us in a room together. I really appreciate that.”
  • “I get really nervous when it comes to testing, Adam helped me calm down and believe in myself”
  • “Adam continues to educate at a superior level.”
  • “Adam showing that I know more than I thought I knew beforehand.”
  • “My favorite thing about the course is honestly making more friends, I haven’t had to really form bonds outside of a work setting in so long that it is very refreshing to now have a strong group of individuals with the same goal in mind to call my friends, and that I can rely on and help to succeed as well.”
  • “the cool and calm teaching manner.”
  • “How hands on everything really is.”
  • “Subnetting and creating virtual machines”
  • “The hands on labs”
  • “Learning the functions of logical ports.”
  • “Let’s keep killing it through the rest of the course!”
  • “Adam and Centriq are an incredible experience. I am glad I chose to attend”
  • “Keep teaching and advising the way that you do. You are by far the best teacher I have in my lifetime to this point.”
  • “Great job. It’s a joy to be in your class.”
  • “i am eager to learn what is next in line in the curriculum.”
  • “My progress in my learning has really opened my eyes to what I can do. I really look forward to the rest of my time here at Centriq.”
  • “even through online methods, the material is still able to be learned,”
  • “again great ways to get us interacting even though we was using zoom.”
  • “the way Adam presented materials is unlike anything I have ever experienced before in a very positive manner.”
  • “I have learned a lot of information in a short period of time and really cant believe that I had remembered all of the information that has been teached.”
  • “His teaching style is great along with his enthusiasm for teaching”
  • “the class room is very inviting and comfortable to learn in.”
  • “Always a great learning environment.”

Steven Russell-Instructor/Caleb George-Coach – IT Service Desk 1 – Tek Ladder

  • “The Technical Trainer was great! His teaching method was good with the way I learn.”
  • “Definitely knew his stuff, started the morning prepared. Great session”
  • “Viewing the actual hardware of a server. Also learning how to create a VM”
  • “The familiarization that was given to explain something really helped.”
  • “Disscecting the computer, componets, and functions. I especially like the Virtual Machine and BIOS/PS courses.”
  • “Powershell mostly, touching again on various security aspects. I like coding and things like that, solving difficult problems and things of that nature.”
  • “Did a great job, very knowledgeable”

Matt Neilsen – Windows System Administration 3 – Days

  • “Thank you Matt”
  • “Matt does a great job of teaching the content without holding your hand which for me forces me to question things and get a better understanding then I would have if he had held my hand.”
  • “Labs”
  • “the two days of hands on lab”
  • “My favorite aspect of this course was getting to be in class working with physical hardware to set up a network.”

Jeff Overhaug – IT PRO Project Week 2 – Days

  • “Jeff is a fantastic instructor!”
  • “Learning how to give a presentation”
  • “Thanks for all of your support for the program”
  • “I am grateful and humbled to have been part of Centriq Training student journey and am looking forward to my alumni journey”

Jim MacAuley – PowerShell Programming for System Administration – Days

  • “Jim was a great teacher! He made some of the dull material fun to learn through creating a Black Jack game!”
  • “well instructed and enjoyable to troubleshoot”
  • “Great instructor with a very good teaching pace.”
  • “Jim has all the best jokes”
  • “I enjoyed being able to actually be inside PowerShell and learn how things interact.”
  • “Troubleshooting the scripts created”
  • “using a game to teach troubleshooting is an excellent teaching method”
  • “Always available with quick responses.”
  • “Happy Superbowl Weekend!”
  • “I believe that I am advancing through Centriq at a great pace and I believe that I am learning a lot.”
  • “I am a hands on learner and Powershell was all hands on creating scripts, so it was helpful to continually doing so.”

Chris Nuckolls – C# Fundamentals 2 – Days

  • “Absolutely amazing!”
  • “I feel like C# is a much more logical language that personally resonates with me very well.”
  • “C# introduction in general. Its the most challenging thing I have put my mind to in a long time. However, seeing how things functioned was awesome and I can’t wait to dive deeper.”
  • “I loved all of it, honestly.”
  • “Making the dungeon app”
  • “Chris made the course amazing”
  • “Dungeon App for sure”
  • “Everything is going swell!”
  • “Chris was a great presence during a stressful week.”
  • “Chris has a great teaching process that I feel like helps me understand the concepts instead of just absorbing information.”
  • “I personally never experienced a problem”
  • “Awesome curriculum to tackle very difficult concepts!”
  • “A lot of stuff, but all necessary”

James Caldwell – Introduction to DATA – Days

  • “Learning a new faster way to create websites was awesome”
  • “James is great”

Chuck Wieners – FSWD Project Week 2 – Days

  • “Very helpful and easy to work with”
  • “Chuck was fantastic.”
  • “Chuck is a wonderful instructor. He is always happy to help troubleshoot and I think his best skill is helping students find the answer they are looking for without leading them directly to it and coding it for them.”
  • “Being able to create something unique.”
  • “Having a professional online portfolio that showcases my abilities.”
  • “I feel like I learned an incredible amount in a very short time.”
  • “Very productive while also still being very comfortable.”
  • “I learned a lot by going through this two-week project cycle.”

Joelle Fronzaglio – C# Fundamentals 1 – Evenings

  • “I liked the entire course. This is the part I was most excited to learn about through centriq and I absolutely love it”

Jenna Beckett – Front-End Development 2 – Days

  • “This was by far my favorite experience with an instructor yet. I loved the attitude and the flow. There is a way you talk to the class that is certainly fitting for junior developers. The willingness to help was awesome. The external resources you have us and the quantity was most excellent. I appreciate everything you do!”
  • “Jenna is knowledgeable, kind, respectful, and an overall great teacher.”
  • “The explanations were effective.”
  • “Jenna is Awesome!”
  • “I loved the flow and attention the instructor paid to us where we are at. Her attitude was very fun and formal. Great class environment.”
  • “The creativity involved! I loved being able to see the colors and shapes change. p.s. The alien game is addictive!”
  • “The functionality of JS”
  • “Jenna was great!”
  • “The alien game”
  • “Building on what we’ve learned is always fun!”
  • “Thank you for your patience’s”
  • “Everything is great!”
  • “The flow of the course made absolute sense per subject order.”
  • “The game was so fun! I like that because it makes us dig in after and decipher what we wrote”
  • “Great course content”

Jared Long – MVC2: MVC & Data Integration – Days

  • “Great job with walking us through the track. Once we started previewing the work and then started the co-coding it was easier to visualize what we were writing out. Keep that up for the visual learners!”
  • “SQL”
  • “Entity Framework and linq”
  • “Jared did a great job this week. He adapted his teaching styles to the large number of visual learners by displaying the outcome of the co-coding prior to walking through the code which helped us visualize what we were doing.”
  • “It is difficult but interesting!”
  • “Jared is so patient and respectful of each student’s abilities.”

Jeff Overhaug – Linux Administration – Days

  • “Very positive! Engaging class where everyone got to participate. Every student got to participate even if they were missing for part of the week.”
  • “You are the best!”
  • “Jeff is incredibly knowledgeable and patient, especially with all our troubleshooting. Very effective teaching style – this was not an easy class but he was great!”
  • “Jeff is very knowledgeable on linux. He does a very good job of helping with problems and is super friendly and personable.”
  • “This is a tougher one, but I like that it’s just another way of doing things with a different operating system”
  • “Joining with the St. Louis class was really nice. It’s nice connecting with more people at our peer level”
  • “my favorite aspect of the class was finally breaking into linux itself. its the first time that ive ever been inside a linux machine let alone in the command line. i was very excited to get this experience under my belt”
  • “Labs”
  • “Probably the teacher and the lab we did mid-week”
  • “I like that we can create the different types of servers using hyper-v without fear of crashing a physical computer. I know it’s not realistic when it comes to troubleshooting and time for restart and shutdown but it’s conducive to class efficiency, especially with bigger classes. I also love the online/virtual learning aspect of this class.”
  • “I liked the introduction of Putty. I think it is a neat tool to be able to remote into command line systems.”
  • “Please share any comments or feedback you may have for your Student Advisor or Career Coach.”
  • “Jeff was an excellent instructor. he left no stone unturned and made sure every person was completely comfortable with a topic before moving on. his teaching style was contagiously energetic and made learning more enjoyable in a virtual setting.”
  • “Much like PowerShell, I feel that this class should always be done virtually so the other students can observe the troubleshooting process.”
  • “The pickiness of Linux lead to a bunch of different troubleshooting opportunities. I feel like my notes and the quick guides will help me create the machine.”
  • “I missed a few days due to being sick but between our instructor and my classmates I was able to get all caught up.”
  • “My study hours this week were due to MTA prep. :)”
  • “Everything went great from volume”
  • “Some issues with hyper-v but Jeff did a great job bouncing around between students to troubleshoot all issues. He did not give up on any issues but continued to assist others or pushed troubleshooting to breaks so as to not inhibit forward progression when necessary. Great balance!”
  • “experience was great. I heard the instructor clearly & saw everything I needed to.”
  • “More time in a CLI was helpful, taking us out of the GUI entirely. Being familiar with different syntax other than windows was good as well. The troubleshooting was pretty intense at times but helped bring this to the real world, searching and scavenging for the issue.”

Jeff Westerhaus – Networking Fundamentals 1 – Days

  • “Very patient and helpful.”
  • “You were awesome! You made sure we learned the content and encouraged us working ahead if possible to see what we could learn on our own, but you also took time to help those of us that were falling behind. You really helped me find out that subnetting is something I really enjoy, and kind of want to do for my future career at this point. I can’t think you enough for that, I had no idea what path I was interested in pursuing.”
  • “Everything was done really well.”
  • “Jeff is great at what he does. Does his best to explain things multiple different ways to try and include how others might learn.”
  • “Jeff gave an overall feeling of really caring and was very good linguistically, he also showed great patience, as I was struggling in certain scenarios. I look forward to learning from him next week.”
  • “I just liked building my knowledge. Started with one machine and now we’re building networks.”
  • “SUBNETTING!!!!!”
  • “My favorite part was doing the labs and getting to see how you do everything that we had just talked about.”
  • “labs”
  • “I enjoy the challenge of it. There is so much I do not know and where it might be a struggle just to keep afloat with the wealth of information, I do expanding my knowledge.”
  • “Creating the VM’s and connecting all nodes”
  • “Learning how much communication is going on between the various parts of the internet behind the scenes.”
  • “I think subnetting is something I’d be very interested in pursuing career wise but I’m not really sure what positions I should look for with that.”
  • “Looking forward to the next week of class with you sir.”
  • “Thanks for getting me the new laptop.”
  • “The labs were great and really helped.”

Matt Schwarzenberger – Windows System Administration 1 – Days

  • “Matt was super professional and very helpful. I liked that he gave us plenty of opportunities to ask questions. I liked his method of asking individuals certain questions to make sure not just the smart person answered all the questions each person was accountable for knowing the material. Matt was a great instructor and I enjoyed being in his class this week.”
  • “Was a fun week! Enjoyable for me for sure!”
  • “Extremely patient nd teaches at a good pace”
  • “Having most of the learning come from labs makes it easy to understand, I am very much a hands on learner.”
  • “My favorite aspect of this course was the final lab that matt had incorporate with Harry Potter which was awesome, and helped tie it in to how this could be used in the real world.”
  • “labs and hands on training.”
  • “Just more interaction with servers and learning how to use and connect them.”
  • “I feel like this course has been one of easiest to understand so far. Networking was the hardest simply due to the amount of information, but I did have fun in both classes.”
  • “Just wanted to say thank you to Christina for making me aware of how much I need to reach out and network with friends and family.”
  • “Right now my main focus is studying for net+ and its been challenging but I like going through test questions and seeing why answers are right or wrong.”
  • “Learning ADDS I think will be helpful when I go out into the field. Matt did a great job at structing the material to build off each other and never went too fast that you were stuck with your head spinning.”

Frank Pflumm – Systems & Security Career Foundation – Days

  • “Frank did an awesome job and made our material very digestible.”
  • “Probably one of the bets instructors I’ve had, he was easy to follow and was very engaging and I had no issue raising my hand and asking him questions.”
  • “He’s really quite funny”
  • “I really enjoyed my instructor for my week one. Very knowledgeable on all topics.”
  • “I could relate to the instructor in many past experiences and he made us feel comfortable even if we had little IT knowledge. He made us feel like we are part of a team that wants nothing but the best for us.”
  • “Frank has made my first week here at Centriq the best I could’ve asked for. He is very engaging and genuinely wants you to succeed and has helped make me feel very comfortable and prepared for the rest of my time here at Centriq. If I could’ve picked 10’s I would’ve.”
  • “Very positive experience thus far. I was very nervous coming into this but I’m finding my IT legs quite nicely.”
  • “Frank is a FANTASTIC instructor. He makes you well aware of the challenges ahead but somehow gives you a real sense of confidence moving forward. His team building exercises are truly helpful as well.”
  • “A lot of care and thought went into this weeks class, being able to talk with someone who is from the program help a lot.”
  • “The team building exercise we did where we planned a whole day for new hires was my favorite part of this course.”
  • “It helps give students time to adjust to the teaching style of Centriq and I believe most students needed this time.”
  • “Learning about one another and the sharing of real life experiences and storys that give an interesting perspective into how things operate.”
  • “interacting with students and staff”
  • “The participation of each student really helped bring students out of their shell. It really helped me with my stage fright in public speaking.”
  • “The teacher and environment”
  • “How to prepare for interviews. I was given new insight on what to say and new tools for when going to an interview. It’s been 13 years since I’ve had one. So I feel more confident now.”
  • “My favorite aspect has been having Frank as my instructor and him sharing a lot of his life experiences and tieing them into the lessons to help us understand at a deeper level.”
  • “Just how helpful and knowledgeable everyone is.”
  • “I enjoyed the technical and practical advice shared, and being given an overall view of what the coming weeks will be like so I can better prepare myself.”
  • “Just hearing relatable stories that help me understand what is expected of me and having an instructor that really makes you feel comfortable in just the first week.”
  • “Getting to hear from others who have been in this course.”
  • “So far I’m really enjoying my time here at Centriq, and I usually don’t really enjoy my time when I go to learning institutes so this is already great.”
  • “I feel relaxed in class and a little bit more confident in my learning progress”
  • “Great course. It gave us lots of tools for us to use in our future careers and for the rest of our lives.”
  • “The only thing I can say is that everyone has helped make this whole process easier and comfortable. I am eager to learn more here at Centriq!”
  • “I have nothing much to say here at this time outside of just commenting on what I believe is a terrific instructor you have here. I hope I get to say as much about the next instructors down the line.”
  • “I spent extra time trying to make sure I would be as prepared as I could be for each assignment this week.”
  • “This first week was all get to know one another and get comfortable with your classmate and learning soft skills. We had a few things to learn outside of the class and I think that the time was spent perfectly.”
  • “studying on my own with some of the tools provided has helped me out in a lot of areas.”
  • “I feel more confident in my abilities to learn the materials”
  • “Was struggling a bit to memorize ports but our instructor created a quiz system on quiznet that immediately produced better results for me.”
  • “Easy and straight forward to use.”
  • “I always thought of Zoom as this cash grab outta-no-where conference application that appeared when COVID-19 hit, but its actually been pretty smooth to use, and we may as well have been in class.”
  • “So far I’m getting more out of it than I expected.”
  • “Course content made sense and I feel as though it will help me well into my later weeks at Centriq.”
  • “This course was more of an introductory course for the program more than anything, so most questions were not applicable yet.”
  • “No complaints whatsoever.”
  • “Very nice campus, comfortable enviroment.”
  • “Really felt like they put their money where it mattered”
  • “Very neat and organized and felt safe during the covid pandemic being in person.”

Chris Dunbar – IT PRO Project Week 1 – Evenings

  • “I enjoy your teaching method and just you as an individual. You are a great asset to Centriq”
  • “Chris was very prepare for class every night, and very insightful when it came to the information needed to do the project. He would help anyone and everyone that needed help as fast as he could, and would even juggle helping multiple people at one time. All around Chris is one of the best instructors within the Centriq Training program.”
  • “I enjoyed the physical aspect of this class, working together with my teammates to learn together”
  • “My favorite part was the actual hands on work that we got to do with the equipment and the servers in order to get them to communicate across the network.”
  • “hands on/on prem”
  • “The Hands on training”
  • “I feel confortable with my progress”
  • “The virtual environment provided what we needed to complete our task.”
  • “The technologies provided were prefect for our situation and our project building. Some of the equipment had small issues but it led us to work on our trouble shooting, which made us stronger in the aspect of that.”
  • “It had everything I needed”
  • “The class room is always comfortable and is always a good place to learn. We have a good group together to where no one minds helping out someone that may need it.”

Chuck Wieners – MVC3: Advanced MVC – Days

  • “I liked Chuck. He was very hospitable and listened to our critiques.”
  • “Great job, knows the material, can tell he is very experienced in the material”
  • “Loved going through the debugging and finding the cause. Very helpful watching how you go through it.”
  • “You were very clear with your presentation.”
  • “I liked seeing the end result of what we were doing. It makes the website look modern.”
  • “Ajax”
  • “Getting more skills and understanding for implementation in StoreFront”
  • “Seeing the changes happen in real time”
  • “Learning some functionality I’ve seen on other major websites (i.e. amazon) was super cool. like the paging and searcing.”
  • “Definitely AJAX. The JS is fun to debug as always, but once the code works, it’s a fun piece of functionality.”
  • “Chuck was lot of fun to have in class.”

James Caldwell – C# Fundamentals 2 – Evenings

  • “The most benefital thing that James does that helps me is giving real world examples. It’s one thing to be shown how to do something, but it’s another to be able to see an example of how we would implement what we’re learning in a job setting. James does this really really well and I really appreciate that.”
  • “I really enjoyed this class and learned so much.”
  • “James was great, really enjoyed him and the knowledge he shared.”
  • “I really liked the one-on-one’s we did to talk through concerns or questions. I am a bit of an introvert so it helped me a lot with getting everything that I wanted across.”
  • “The other students made a very comfortable learning environment”
  • “Finally putting some of this all together and making interaction!”
  • “Friendly and knowledgeable teacher, makes you feel fine with the pace you’re learning at and not feeling rushed or that the pace you’re at is wrong.”
  • “The dungeon app. I love it and I love working on it. I just like taking all the concepts we are learning and putting them to one big thing that works.”
  • “Slowly learning more advanced techniques in CSharp”
  • “Thanks for being responsive in Slack! Moving the announcements to their own channel has really been beneficial to combat notification overload.”
  • “It helps to have a clear direction of where I need to be going with projects/homework, and having the checklists certainly help”
  • “Even though I have imposter syndrome, I still felt like I was actively learning more as I went along. I was able to grasp topics at my own pace and learned quite a bit.”
  • “The virtual environment was used effectively”
  • “Really enjoy the setting, was able to learn and feel comfortable. I actually like this setting more than in classrooms as I can have more enjoyment with my class.”
  • “Overall it was really well structured.”
  • “Repetition was key!”
  • “Very engaging course.”

Jajuan Elias – Help Desk Fundamentals 1 – Days

  • “This week was great and very informative. The information presented was done so in a digestible manner and made easy to fully understand.”
  • “I believe personally That Mr. Elias was properly prepared for this class and that he handled the the weather issues we had this week very well.”
  • “Good instruction.”
  • “Had a great time the week I spent with Instructor Elias.”
  • “He did a great job overall!”
  • “The quizlet live competitions. I think they make a great team building exercise, bring out healthy competition, and help greatly with memory recall.”
  • “More in depth learning about computers.”
  • “hands on work and discussion”
  • “Being on prem was a plus, the team building and quizzes were really engaging.”
  • “That would be the teacher”
  • “The labs on-site!”
  • “Learning about the part of the computer.”
  • “Doing labs and seeing things in person how they worked.”
  • “Terminating cables”
  • “the labs”
  • “The labs in person”

Adam Jurotich – Networking Fundamentals 1 – Days

  • “He was really helpful with the labs”
  • “Adam turned an extremely difficult subject into something more manageable for me to process.”
  • “Even with the challenging material Adam, was amazing at keeping the class on track”
  • “information was not as dry as it was said to be with the excitement the instructor has shown with it.”
  • “If we had questions or need something repeated, he took the time to help us through the issue.”
  • “The labs really helped me understand the topics discussed.”
  • “Labs”
  • “Getting to put words to theory.”
  • “Labs”
  • “The Labs”
  • “I get a lot of knowledge and experience from the labs.”
  • “Being able to take the things that we learn from the course and being able to apply it to everyday life.”
  • “My learning has grown every single day that I get to be in class and my progress in this course has really shown.”
  • “The Virtual environment is always great.”
  • “Always comfortable to be in the class.”

Jeff Westerhaus – Networking Fundamentals 2 – Days

  • “You give tons of information in lecture and I love that. I like being able to explore further with certain topics. Loved your class!”
  • “You really took the time to make sure that we understood a concept and were always willing to answer any questions or stay after class to get people caught up. That was very much appreciated! You also took a week that had a lot of very dry lecture and still kept us all engaged and focused.”
  • “I like how well you describe things and try to make it easy to understand.”
  • “All around really good, and made sure if he didn’t know or wasn’t sure of the answer that he asked around and or searched it up to find what the correct answer is.”
  • “Great second week with Jeff. Knowledgeable and upfront made for a great learning environment knowing our teacher really knew his stuff.”
  • “Jeff did a great job with explanations and using examples and diagrams to help explain the material. All questions any student had were addressed in detail and he did great work to find answers to any questions we had.”
  • “Professor was really good about answering questions and stopping to assist students that were lost.”
  • “He was very knowledgeable and answered questions well.”
  • “Building on the knowledge from previous lessons and seeing it all come together.”
  • “configuring DHCP/DNS/routers, along with pinging to prove connectivity”
  • “My favorite part is getting to do labs with virtual machines. The best ones are where the instructor sits back and you ask for help when needed after trying to work through where you get stuck.”
  • “labs”
  • “The simple knowledge of how to slightly alter my at home setup to better perform for my needs. Even without a job in the field, I am already trying and succeeding at applying it in the real world.”
  • “Labs and Visuals.”
  • “Labs”
  • “My favorite aspect was getting to dive a little bit into some security features. As well as having an instructor that knew the material and was able to assist the students that needed it.”
  • “Continuing to learn the depth of I.T. it’s kind of overwhelming to me how much transpires in milliseconds.”
  • “I wasn’t so sure last week on how well I was doing but I definitely think this second week that I am more confident in what I have learned.”
  • “After going through Net+ I do not feel like computers are so much of a mystery now. A wealth of information to learn but with the great staff Centriq has, I no longer feel that it is beyond my reach.”
  • “The labs were great.”
  • “I felt very comfortable in the environment. Jeff did a great job keeping everyone motivated throughout what can be a very stressful and overwhelming course.”

Matt Neilsen – Security+ – Days

  • “I was extremely impressed with how prepared you were all week long! Efficiently going through each slide and hitting all major points and pushing off to the next, that’s really hard to do unless you both know the topic very well and prepared thoroughly. Thank you for doing all that for us!”
  • “The instructor was certainly knowledgeable on this topic, and it was especially helpful that he had just taken the Sec+ exam only a couple weeks prior. He did point out what we needed to bookmark and things that would definitely be on the test, and I greatly appreciate the document he made with all the acronyms!”
  • “The labs were really interactive, being able to see some of the attacks and implement different defenses were helpful on understanding the material”
  • “Matt was very knowledgeable and it was easy to see that he enjoys what he talks about. it makes the class alot easier and definitely makes for a fun environment”
  • “Labs and hands on learning.”
  • “LOD”
  • “The LODs”
  • “I liked how allot of the info in this course was in some of the previous courses.”
  • “Virtual works great! With the instructor having the ability to oversee and help with the LODs even without sharing screens helped too!”
  • “The infographics within CertMaster are pretty helpful, especially with the pop-up info “i” links. The LODs were extremely helpful; I liked how there were questions during and after, and I’m glad these labs were incorporated to break up the lecture a little.”

Matt Schwarzenberger – Windows Server Administration 2 – Days

  • “Matt did great this week. The labs were pretty easy to navigate through but it was extremely helpful having Matt speak through each step and explain each part. If we missed a step you could see where you messed up and go to that exact point. Overall, I enjoyed this week and everything I learned from Matt.”
  • “Very engaging and made sure everyone was on track and keeping up with the hands on instructions”
  • “My favorite aspect of this week was learning about the different group policies that you can set up and control.”
  • “hands on learning”
  • “Active Directory seems like its going to be a consistent thing just about everywhere you go so learning to use it better and getting more familiar is a big plus.”
  • “My favorite part about this past week has been the amount of labs. I am very much a hands on learner, so it helps me immensely.”
  • “Im having fun and im learning a lot, thank you!”
  • “I am a hands on learner so this course was pretty much all hands on, so I feel comfortable with what I was taught”

Frank Pflumm – Help Desk Fundamentals 1 – Evenings

  • “I really liked the teaching style. Made things easy to understand”
  • “Did a great job. His training was superb. He went out of his way to teach and explain everything. Best instructor ive had.”
  • “great teacher and had relatable stories or experiences that applied to the real world”
  • “I really enjoyed your teaching style and always felt included and engaged in class. The labs were a great way to get our hands on the equipment. I feel like I have a better understanding of the components of a computer.”
  • “Pflumm is fantastic. Helped me with all of my questions and was more than willing to make time to help those who needed it.”
  • “Super cool instructor. Easily relatable and approachable.”
  • “I appreciate that you take the time to make sure everyone’s learning style is catered too even if we were stuck doing mostly virtual due to the weather.”
  • “Our schedule did not go according to plan and he was able to keep up motivated and push through, along with always checking our knowledge to keep us up to date.”
  • “SUPER KNOWLEGABLE and great teacher. What makes him great is his people skills, knowledge, and understanding where the student is coming from in regards to a question e.g. Pflumm has been there thought that.”
  • “Labs”
  • “Getting to be hands on; cable termination and taking apart/putting together laptops and PC’s”
  • “the teacher asking if we need anything. Always went out of his way. Explained and taught everything. Great instructor.”
  • “hands on labs”
  • “I actually liked both the lectures and the labs. Pflumm did a great job making the material engaging, and I really liked getting my hands on the equipment in the labs.”
  • “Learning more about the computer functions and settings. Gives me more of an opportunity to explore on my own as well.”
  • “Labs, and virtual machines”
  • “just all the new knowledge. Its all pretty fascinating.”
  • “The laptop and twisted pair lab. it was nice to get hands on experience after two weeks of virtual classes.”
  • “I liked learning all the different PC parts and how they all work together.”
  • “LABS”
  • “The intro to system security and learning about malware.”
  • “The labs, not that I don’t like the teacher but who doesn’t like getting their hands in the mud”
  • “Hands on labs, generating RAIDs, and command prompt commands”
  • “Awesome Job Man. Wish i could have you for the rest of the time in centriq.”
  • “Pflumm deserves a raise. That is all.”
  • “Great job, see you in 2 weeks”
  • “He really does his best and always put up with our shenanigan’s”
  • “Keep Plfumm around .”
  • “Unbelievable Awesome”
  • “I try to get an hour or so of studying in before class each day and then more on the weekeneds.”
  • “I’m very confident in my move forward I am ready to learn more.”
  • “Pflumm is a great teacher. I wish he taught every class”
  • “Outstanding”
  • “zoom is good”
  • “He was always patient and worked through any problem with us”
  • “Enjoyed being able to do some hands on labs”
  • “Awesome. Wins instructor of the year award”
  • “good”
  • “I think the course material was well organized and presented very cleanly.”
  • “Again, Pflumm’s ability to explain and dive into the various topics with ease made the course more easy to comprehend. Plus, it made it easier to identify what questions I had.”
  • “Everything was easily understood. Pflumm was very open to questions and helping out where he could at any given time.”
  • “I loved the labs.”
  • “Phenomenal”
  • “nice and clean”
  • “Working as a team is the best learning opportunity and we’re definitely able to achieve that when in person at Centriq.”
  • “Always comfortable, always inviting”

Elysha Barclay – Windows Server Administration 1 – Evening

  • “Very good learning experience with this teacher.”
  • “I felt comfortable asking questions and felt that i was actually retaining knowledge”
  • “The labs”
  • “contractor, is very knowledgeable”
  • “learning the active directory tools”
  • “The labs”
  • “The teacher understood the material”
  • “Labs were fun and the repetiveness made it easier to remember”
  • “She was always in a good mood whenever we started class”

Chuck Wieners – MVC3: Advanced MVC – Days

  • “I liked Chuck. He was very hospitable and listened to our critiques.”
  • “Great job, knows the material, can tell he is very experienced in the material”
  • “Loved going through the debugging and finding the cause. Very helpful watching how you go through it.”
  • “You were very clear with your presentation.”
  • “I liked seeing the end result of what we were doing. It makes the website look modern.”
  • “Ajax”
  • “Getting more skills and understanding for implementation in StoreFront”
  • “Seeing the changes happen in real time”
  • “Learning some functionality I’ve seen on other major websites (i.e. amazon) was super cool. like the paging and searcing.”
  • “Definitely AJAX. The JS is fun to debug as always, but once the code works, it’s a fun piece of functionality.”
  • “Chuck was lot of fun to have in class.”

James Caldwell – C# Fundamentals 2 – Evenings

  • “The most benefital thing that James does that helps me is giving real world examples. It’s one thing to be shown how to do something, but it’s another to be able to see an example of how we would implement what we’re learning in a job setting. James does this really really well and I really appreciate that.”
  • “I really enjoyed this class and learned so much.”
  • “James was great, really enjoyed him and the knowledge he shared.”
  • “I really liked the one-on-one’s we did to talk through concerns or questions. I am a bit of an introvert so it helped me a lot with getting everything that I wanted across.”
  • “The other students made a very comfortable learning environment”
  • “Finally putting some of this all together and making interaction!”
  • “Friendly and knowledgeable teacher, makes you feel fine with the pace you’re learning at and not feeling rushed or that the pace you’re at is wrong.”
  • “The dungeon app. I love it and I love working on it. I just like taking all the concepts we are learning and putting them to one big thing that works.”
  • “Slowly learning more advanced techniques in CSharp”
  • “Thanks for being responsive in Slack! Moving the announcements to their own channel has really been beneficial to combat notification overload.”
  • “It helps to have a clear direction of where I need to be going with projects/homework, and having the checklists certainly help”
  • “Even though I have imposter syndrome, I still felt like I was actively learning more as I went along. I was able to grasp topics at my own pace and learned quite a bit.”
  • “The virtual environment was used effectively”
  • “Really enjoy the setting, was able to learn and feel comfortable. I actually like this setting more than in classrooms as I can have more enjoyment with my class.”
  • “Overall it was really well structured.”
  • “Repetition was key!”
  • “Very engaging course.”

Jajuan Elias – Help Desk Fundamentals 1 – Days

  • “This week was great and very informative. The information presented was done so in a digestible manner and made easy to fully understand.”
  • “I believe personally That Mr. Elias was properly prepared for this class and that he handled the the weather issues we had this week very well.”
  • “Good instruction.”
  • “Had a great time the week I spent with Instructor Elias.”
  • “He did a great job overall!”
  • “The quizlet live competitions. I think they make a great team building exercise, bring out healthy competition, and help greatly with memory recall.”
  • “More in depth learning about computers.”
  • “hands on work and discussion”
  • “Being on prem was a plus, the team building and quizzes were really engaging.”
  • “That would be the teacher”
  • “The labs on-site!”
  • “Learning about the part of the computer.”
  • “Doing labs and seeing things in person how they worked.”
  • “Terminating cables”
  • “the labs”
  • “The labs in person”

Adam Jurotich – Networking Fundamentals 1 – Days

  • “He was really helpful with the labs”
  • “Adam turned an extremely difficult subject into something more manageable for me to process.”
  • “Even with the challenging material Adam, was amazing at keeping the class on track”
  • “information was not as dry as it was said to be with the excitement the instructor has shown with it.”
  • “If we had questions or need something repeated, he took the time to help us through the issue.”
  • “The labs really helped me understand the topics discussed.”
  • “Labs”
  • “Getting to put words to theory.”
  • “Labs”
  • “The Labs”
  • “I get a lot of knowledge and experience from the labs.”
  • “Being able to take the things that we learn from the course and being able to apply it to everyday life.”
  • “My learning has grown every single day that I get to be in class and my progress in this course has really shown.”
  • “The Virtual environment is always great.”
  • “Always comfortable to be in the class.”

Jeff Westerhaus – Networking Fundamentals 2 – Days

  • “You give tons of information in lecture and I love that. I like being able to explore further with certain topics. Loved your class!”
  • “You really took the time to make sure that we understood a concept and were always willing to answer any questions or stay after class to get people caught up. That was very much appreciated! You also took a week that had a lot of very dry lecture and still kept us all engaged and focused.”
  • “I like how well you describe things and try to make it easy to understand.”
  • “All around really good, and made sure if he didn’t know or wasn’t sure of the answer that he asked around and or searched it up to find what the correct answer is.”
  • “Great second week with Jeff. Knowledgeable and upfront made for a great learning environment knowing our teacher really knew his stuff.”
  • “Jeff did a great job with explanations and using examples and diagrams to help explain the material. All questions any student had were addressed in detail and he did great work to find answers to any questions we had.”
  • “Professor was really good about answering questions and stopping to assist students that were lost.”
  • “He was very knowledgeable and answered questions well.”
  • “Building on the knowledge from previous lessons and seeing it all come together.”
  • “configuring DHCP/DNS/routers, along with pinging to prove connectivity”
  • “My favorite part is getting to do labs with virtual machines. The best ones are where the instructor sits back and you ask for help when needed after trying to work through where you get stuck.”
  • “labs”
  • “The simple knowledge of how to slightly alter my at home setup to better perform for my needs. Even without a job in the field, I am already trying and succeeding at applying it in the real world.”
  • “Labs and Visuals.”
  • “Labs”
  • “My favorite aspect was getting to dive a little bit into some security features. As well as having an instructor that knew the material and was able to assist the students that needed it.”
  • “Continuing to learn the depth of I.T. it’s kind of overwhelming to me how much transpires in milliseconds.”
  • “I wasn’t so sure last week on how well I was doing but I definitely think this second week that I am more confident in what I have learned.”
  • “After going through Net+ I do not feel like computers are so much of a mystery now. A wealth of information to learn but with the great staff Centriq has, I no longer feel that it is beyond my reach.”
  • “The labs were great.”
  • “I felt very comfortable in the environment. Jeff did a great job keeping everyone motivated throughout what can be a very stressful and overwhelming course.”

Matt Neilsen – Security+ – Days

  • “I was extremely impressed with how prepared you were all week long! Efficiently going through each slide and hitting all major points and pushing off to the next, that’s really hard to do unless you both know the topic very well and prepared thoroughly. Thank you for doing all that for us!”
  • “The instructor was certainly knowledgeable on this topic, and it was especially helpful that he had just taken the Sec+ exam only a couple weeks prior. He did point out what we needed to bookmark and things that would definitely be on the test, and I greatly appreciate the document he made with all the acronyms!”
  • “The labs were really interactive, being able to see some of the attacks and implement different defenses were helpful on understanding the material”
  • “Matt was very knowledgeable and it was easy to see that he enjoys what he talks about. it makes the class alot easier and definitely makes for a fun environment”
  • “Labs and hands on learning.”
  • “LOD”
  • “The LODs”
  • “I liked how allot of the info in this course was in some of the previous courses.”
  • “Virtual works great! With the instructor having the ability to oversee and help with the LODs even without sharing screens helped too!”
  • “The infographics within CertMaster are pretty helpful, especially with the pop-up info “i” links. The LODs were extremely helpful; I liked how there were questions during and after, and I’m glad these labs were incorporated to break up the lecture a little.”

Matt Schwarzenberger – Windows Server Administration 2 – Days

  • “Matt did great this week. The labs were pretty easy to navigate through but it was extremely helpful having Matt speak through each step and explain each part. If we missed a step you could see where you messed up and go to that exact point. Overall, I enjoyed this week and everything I learned from Matt.”
  • “Very engaging and made sure everyone was on track and keeping up with the hands on instructions”
  • “My favorite aspect of this week was learning about the different group policies that you can set up and control.”
  • “hands on learning”
  • “Active Directory seems like its going to be a consistent thing just about everywhere you go so learning to use it better and getting more familiar is a big plus.”
  • “My favorite part about this past week has been the amount of labs. I am very much a hands on learner, so it helps me immensely.”
  • “Im having fun and im learning a lot, thank you!”
  • “I am a hands on learner so this course was pretty much all hands on, so I feel comfortable with what I was taught”

Frank Pflumm – Help Desk Fundamentals 1 – Evenings

  • “I really liked the teaching style. Made things easy to understand”
  • “Did a great job. His training was superb. He went out of his way to teach and explain everything. Best instructor ive had.”
  • “great teacher and had relatable stories or experiences that applied to the real world”
  • “I really enjoyed your teaching style and always felt included and engaged in class. The labs were a great way to get our hands on the equipment. I feel like I have a better understanding of the components of a computer.”
  • “Pflumm is fantastic. Helped me with all of my questions and was more than willing to make time to help those who needed it.”
  • “Super cool instructor. Easily relatable and approachable.”
  • “I appreciate that you take the time to make sure everyone’s learning style is catered too even if we were stuck doing mostly virtual due to the weather.”
  • “Our schedule did not go according to plan and he was able to keep up motivated and push through, along with always checking our knowledge to keep us up to date.”
  • “SUPER KNOWLEGABLE and great teacher. What makes him great is his people skills, knowledge, and understanding where the student is coming from in regards to a question e.g. Pflumm has been there thought that.”
  • “Labs”
  • “Getting to be hands on; cable termination and taking apart/putting together laptops and PC’s”
  • “the teacher asking if we need anything. Always went out of his way. Explained and taught everything. Great instructor.”
  • “hands on labs”
  • “I actually liked both the lectures and the labs. Pflumm did a great job making the material engaging, and I really liked getting my hands on the equipment in the labs.”
  • “Learning more about the computer functions and settings. Gives me more of an opportunity to explore on my own as well.”
  • “Labs, and virtual machines”
  • “just all the new knowledge. Its all pretty fascinating.”
  • “The laptop and twisted pair lab. it was nice to get hands on experience after two weeks of virtual classes.”
  • “I liked learning all the different PC parts and how they all work together.”
  • “LABS”
  • “The intro to system security and learning about malware.”
  • “The labs, not that I don’t like the teacher but who doesn’t like getting their hands in the mud”
  • “Hands on labs, generating RAIDs, and command prompt commands”
  • “Awesome Job Man. Wish i could have you for the rest of the time in centriq.”
  • “Pflumm deserves a raise. That is all.”
  • “Great job, see you in 2 weeks”
  • “He really does his best and always put up with our shenanigan’s”
  • “Keep Plfumm around .”
  • “Unbelievable Awesome”
  • “I try to get an hour or so of studying in before class each day and then more on the weekeneds.”
  • “I’m very confident in my move forward I am ready to learn more.”
  • “Pflumm is a great teacher. I wish he taught every class”
  • “Outstanding”
  • “zoom is good”
  • “He was always patient and worked through any problem with us”
  • “Enjoyed being able to do some hands on labs”
  • “Awesome. Wins instructor of the year award”
  • “good”
  • “I think the course material was well organized and presented very cleanly.”
  • “Again, Pflumm’s ability to explain and dive into the various topics with ease made the course more easy to comprehend. Plus, it made it easier to identify what questions I had.”
  • “Everything was easily understood. Pflumm was very open to questions and helping out where he could at any given time.”
  • “I loved the labs.”
  • “Phenomenal”
  • “nice and clean”
  • “Working as a team is the best learning opportunity and we’re definitely able to achieve that when in person at Centriq.”
  • “Always comfortable, always inviting”

Elysha Barclay – Windows Server Administration 1 – Evenings

  • “Very good learning experience with this teacher.”
  • “I felt comfortable asking questions and felt that i was actually retaining knowledge”
  • “The labs”
  • “contractor, is very knowledgeable”
  • “learning the active directory tools”
  • “The labs”
  • “The teacher understood the material”
  • “Labs were fun and the repetiveness made it easier to remember”
  • “She was always in a good mood whenever we started class”

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