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Classroom Experience - July 2018

Week of July 9, 2018

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

“Great support from Jeff and Eric.”

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

“I loved having Jenna as an instructor, she was very helpful and really helped me get through some difficult issues is a way that I would understand and find the solution.”

“super nice, helpful, and goes above and beyond to make sure we all understand the content. Honest, funny, and laid back. Great job!!”

“I would not change anything. I really enjoyed and understood the content and can’t wait until she is my instructor again further down that track.”

Jeff Overhaug – Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 1 v3 – Days

“Jeff Overhaug was a very entertaining and knowledgeable instructor”

“Overhaug is a great instructor.”

Chad Johnson – Linux Administration – Days

“great job pushing through to provide guidance.”

Jon Lindley – MVC and Data Integration – Connected SQL, Entity Framework, & n-Tier Architecture – Days (STL)

“I Feel the walkthrough PDF’s go a long way in reinforcing the classroom teachings and make great reference materials”

Steven Russell – Systems & Security Career Foundation – Days (STL)

“Steve is one of the best instructors I ever had in any Environment. He made the class entertaining yet informative. he was very professional while maintaining a relaxed atmosphere.”

“Steven’s way of simplifying binary and real-world input on job interview skills and experiences is great.”

“I appreciated being talked “to” and not talked “at”. Learned a lot.”

“Steve did an excellent job laying out the foundations of a career in IT. He was open to any questions/concerns and took it upon himself to research answers to questions that came up during the course in which he didn’t already have a sufficient response.”

“The way he teaches and explains the topics that we’re working on makes things easier to comprehend. I think he has been one of the better instructors I’ve had in my learning career.”

“Welcoming learning environment with the necessary resources for instructors and students to both succeed”

“Clear straightforward provides the info I need in an engaging manner”

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

“Extremely Knowledgeable. Great instructor!!”

Caleb George – Windows Server Administration 1 – Days

“Easy to follow and knowledgeable. Enjoy learning and then putting it to the test in a lab scenario.”

“He knows his stuff – a very smart guy”

Chris Dunbar – Windows Server Administration 1 – Days (STL)

“Chris’s knowledge of each class and his presentations and going over in detail each subject help me to prepare for the real world experiences of IT”

“Chris is always very upbeat when teaching. Great job!”

“He’s my all-time favorite instructor that I’ve ever had in any classes from any other school that I’ve attended! He knows what he’s talking about, very eager to help, explains the subject matter flawlessly and puts it into much simpler terms for the people who need it. He cares about success and understands each one of the levels we are at.”

“Chris is an outstanding instructor for our group, we as a group very much like his teaching style and teaching methods.”

“Once again Chris was very informative and helpful in making the material which could have been difficult to understand very accessible”

“I like the labs are constructive and Chris works hard to help me to understand all that I learn each day.”

“Classmates are all great and supportive!”

“It’s become an amazing family environment where we can talk about deeply personal matters with each other.”

“Everything about the classroom is great.”

“So far, so good!”

“I don’t see any correction that could be possible. Chris helps our entire class to understand complex matters in a way that we can all understand.”

“At this point, there is nothing that Chris needs to do to change anything. He is doing an optimal job at teaching us and getting us to learn the right material to be successful in IT”

Frank Plumm – Systems & Security Career Foundation – Days

“Pflumm is a great instructor and I am glad I have had the chance to learn from him, VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE”

“Instructor was able to adapt to each students learning the style.”

“Great to see someone from Centriq be able to give so many real-life examples”

“Greatly appreciate the introduction to IT Concepts and his chosen tactics to make what could have been very boring information fun as often as possible.”

“Instructor was a good speaker and presented subjects well and gave a lot of real world examples from his own life and connects well with students.”

“My instructor has been great at sharing his knowledge and his real life experiences. He has made the class room environment fun and inviting. Also made me feel comfortable and excited to be here.”

“Pflumm does a great job with the overall presentation of this class. He is very clear when explaining everything and stops what he is doing to answer questions whenever they are asked.”

“Love the small classroom environment”

“Pflumm engaged the class, made it easy to be a part of the training.”

“Classroom was great. Student size was perfect.”

“Very good positive environment.”

“This enviroment has been great for learning and the staff has made me feel real comfortable with the training and life.”

“Honestly, i wouldn’t change a anything. I personally found the course to move and flow just fine with little to no difficulty.”

Chad Johnson – Linux Administration – Evenings

“Instructor was able to guide me to the answer instead of just giving me the answer.”

“I liked how chad had us use the knowledge that we have learned from the previous course and applied it in his class. he gave us a time limit to let us try to figure out the solution on our own and then helped us halfway through the evening.”

“Chad is a great instructor with great training techniques. He challenged the students.”

“Chad killed it!!! Made all the classes very fun at the same time allowing for each last student to learn and have a chance to understand the material.”

“Great knowledge on topic Great relating to students”

“Taught at our pace and very professional”

“The classroom environment was awesome, filled with learning and enthusiasm.”

“the best instructor ive had”

“Classroom was great!”

“Great job.”

“Great Environment”

Week of July 16, 2018

Frank Pflumm – A+ Essentials 901 – Hardware, Devices, and Networks – Days

“I feel like Frank Pflumm does a great job at presenting the new content for the course. I also feel like he does a great job with answering questions about said content.”

“Instructor does a good job of moving on from questions that get off task.”

“I personally wouldn’t change a thing. I fell like the course was paced very well for someone with my experience and skill set.”

Derek Duderstadt – C# .NET Fundamentals 1 – Introduction to C# Language & .NET Framework – Days

“Very quick to come up with a good response to students questions, even if the student had very badly worded the question.”

“Derek is a great teacher, helping to simplify new concepts all throughout the week. Both Derek and Jenna have been super responsive to myself and my classmates’ questions and concerns. Doing awesome so far!!!!!”

“very positive”

“very energetic – thanks”

“Derek is an awesome instructor; he provides daily objectives at the beginning of the class, remains positive throughout the entire day, and helps students until their problem is resolved in a timely manner”

“Great job encouraging the class to keep going even if we’re struggling to understand something or finish a lab.”

“Derek is exceedingly professional, and knowledgeable beyond belief when it comes to teaching the program. Jenna is also always willing to help when Derek might be busy helping another student. Ensures that everyone is getting the 1 on 1 time they might need.”

“I can only hope that the other instructors in the track are as knowledgeable, helpful, and proficient as I get further into more difficult programming.”

“Great job of engaging all students in classroom discussion and examples. Always willing to stop, get up, and help anyone that is behind or has errors in their code.”

“Everyone is very respectful of the time it takes for an individual to comprehend things. makes for a less stressful environment.”

“Jenna was cool”

“Very flexible in allowing open class discussion if it was relevant to the coursework or overall programming experiences. Even with my 6 years of programming experience here were still a couple of things I learned that I had never been taught or came across in my professional experience.”

Matt Neilsen – Comprehensive Systems Project – Advanced Implementation and Employer Presentation – Days (STL)

“Good job pushing us, couldn’t have gotten it this down.”

Chad Johnson – A+ Essentials 901 – Hardware, Devices, and Networks – Days (STL)

“Was Extremely helpful with subject related matter and went above and beyond to help me with various problems”

“Great guy”

“Gave appropriate real-world applications for what we covered this week.”


“Chad is really good at simplifying complex information.”

“Lots of hands-on experience”

Chris Nuckolls – Introduction to MVC – Model, View, Controller Fundamentals – Days

“Loved having Chris as an instructor, he was very knowledgeable of the content and is very helpful when issues arise.”

Jason Presley – Advanced MVC – Design Patterns, Unit Testing, & Advanced User Interactions – Days

“Clearly very knowledgeable on the subject”

Caleb George – Windows Server Administration 2 – Days

“Caleb does a great job explaining this information to us. He is very detailed and patient.”

“He did a great job”

“Good instructor. Learned a lot”

“Very interesting material this week”

David Ray – PowerShell Programming for Network Administration – Days

“Great class.”

Chuck Wieners – Team Development – SDLC, UML,& Pair Programming – Days (STL)

“Just the way that you explain how pieces of code should be written is just what I needed to get a lot of things to click in my head. Writing out the steps we needed to take before writing any code was really helpful.”

“Chuck Wieners is able to convey concepts in a very comprehensive context that makes retaining the information from the lessons much easier, and his ability to answer questions with patience and consideration allows for a welcome environment to open discussions regarding the content.”

“I love Chuck’s teaching style! He used real-world examples and explains things in a different way where I can better understand and apply based on his teaching/training methods.”

“It was really easy to understand what was being taught. The review was super helpful and helped me learn a lot of terminology in a span of only a couple of days.”

“Chuck did a good job conveying the information in easy to understand delivery. I felt he was able to touch on all of the newbie questions there might have been. I especially like and learn the most from the step by step instruction pdf”

Kasama Kasemvudhi – Cybersecurity Essentials with CompTIA Security+ – Days

“Kasama is a genius”

“I appreciated the interaction with the class, calling on different people to answer questions during review time. The study materials on OneDrive were also tremendously beneficial.”

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

“Chris was a great instructor. I will miss him but I will also remember him as one of my best instructors I have ever had.”

“Chris has always done a fine job with conducting his class!”

“Chris is a fantastic teacher. His instructions are clear and he is always willing to help. I especially appreciate him staying late after classes to mentor me for exams.”

“I’m going to miss Chris! He’s been such an amazing friend who has a wonderful heart! He cares so much about making us succeed! He does a PERFECT job of relaying information through examples, jokes, real-life stories, and is constantly willing and happy to help! He is by far the all-time favorite teacher/instructor that I have ever had in my life!”

“The best instructor that I ever had. I learned so much working with Chris that I feel like I will be successful through the rest of the program. If all my college instructors taught like Chris I would have gotten much further in life and career-wise.”

“Chris has done an excellent job teaching us and we will miss him”

“I would not have been able to excel in Windows Server Administration 2 if it were not for the labs. The labs help me better to understand what I am doing and why and to retain what I learned better. The labs make all the difference.”

“Great classmates, always helpful!”

“Great class, great friends, great time!”

“Everything worked properly.”

Jeff Overhaug – Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 1 v3 – Evenings

“The instructor was great.”

“Jeff is an amazing instructor for Cisco.”

“Jeff knew the material well and had an answer to every question. Jeff also was patient and did a great job of guiding us through the problem places.”

“I loved how much Jeff knew the material inside and out. always prepared for the information and material covered each night. super easy to relate to.”

“Made the class very enjoyable and productive at the same time.”

“Great knowledge and delivery of instructions. very helpful! Thank you”

“thanks for helping to make sure all understand”

“Great classroom environment.”

“The Boson Network Simulator is an amazing tool for students.”

“Great layout for the whole classroom and students.”

“Very informative”

“Still impressed with the quality of this class and how well we mesh with the teacher. I liked the labs a lot. Seeing the info was the most helpful”

“I enjoyed the labs best. Troubleshooting the network and building the network was very interactive and it helped the material sink in.

Jeff DeMaranville – Advanced MVC – Design Patterns, Unit Testing, & Advanced User Interactions – Evenings

“Jeff was great!”

Week of July 23, 2018

Frank Pflumm – A+ Essentials 902 – Operating Systems and Security – Days

“I feel like Frank Pflumm does an excellent job preparing and then instructing us on the subject matter.”

“It was fun putting together a network out of parts that we had NO IDEA if they worked or not! I really enjoyed this portion of the track!”

Matt Neilsen – Windows Server Administration 3 – Days (STL)

“Matt has outstanding knowledge!”

“Great classmates!”

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

“Awesome Instructor! Provides great explanations on the course information. I appreciate his hard work and dedication to teaching.”

“I like how there were a ton of notes. I also liked how he explained things, made complex ideas sound simple (at least in my mind)”

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

“awesome job explaining things that I didn’t quite understand from the way the book taught them”

“Good approach to the subject matter while making it as entertaining as possible and making a clear c view of what was the focal point to the topic if the day.”

“Very knowledgeable and helpful.”

“Chris is excellent at making very dry and boring material at least mildly interesting. Very solid knowledge of the material, and very willing to help when asked.”

“Chris was able to teach the material in a manner that made it easier to understand.”

“Great instructor”

Derek Duderstadt – C# Fundamentals 2 – Complex Datatypes & Collections – Days

“Derek has been an outstanding teacher. I’m glad that we had the opportunity to learn C# under his guidance. He was able to eloquently convey the new concept while emphasizing real-world applications. Thanks, Derek, for all your help these last two weeks!”

“Derek is a coding BEAST”

“OUTSTANDING! Derek is very committed to the student’s experience and comfort. He can hammer through content, but also spend extra necessary time as needed for the entire class to keep up.”

Eric Reid – Introduction to DATA – SQL, XML, & JSON – Days

“Eric is the kind of guy you want as a teacher. You can tell he’s passionate about the way he explains things and you know he has a good picture in his mind of what is going on. He’s funny and easy going which is what makes learning fun and is super good at explaining stuff which helps a lot. Glad to have had him as a teacher and couldn’t be happier.”

“Eric was awesome; he’s personable and can explain things very well”

“I really enjoyed having Eric as an instructor, he has a strong grasp of the content and is able to talk about the exercises we are doing in a way that I understood and was able to follow along. I also was appreciative of how he encouraged us to solve our own problems at times while keeping it known that if we needed his help he was there. I look forward to having Eric as an instructor again.”

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

“Thank you for your guidance and recommendations during our build, and your help with troubleshooting.”

Jeff Overhaug – Windows Server Administration 3 – Days

“Jeff is like Chuck Norris, Rambo, Spongebob Squarepants, and a velociraptor mixed into one perfect entity. Do you smell what the Rock is cooking? There’s no way you could because Jeff is cooking something much more fragrant. You know that feeling of there being an extra step at the bottom of the stairs but there is not and you’re like “WOooAAaahH”? That’s because of Jeff.”

Jeff is simply awesome!! Easy to get along with – more time with him (and Pflumm) as a teacher would be welcomed.”

“My name is Jeff is a very nice dude. A fantabulous teacher and mentor to us lonely children.”

“Amazing instructor makes the lectures less painful and make learning the content fun and exciting.”

“Very knowledgeable. Exceptionally knowledgeable. Unbelievably knowledgeable.”

“Mr. Jeff was a very good instructor.”

Kasama Kasemvudhi – Cybersecurity Essentials with CompTIA Security+ – Evenings

“Kasama is very knowledgeable and has a lot of real-world experience. He conveys it in an understandable way to his students and applies his experience to our training.”

“He was straight to the point when it comes to covering the material and gave us everything we needed to study for the certification”

“The classroom dynamic is great.”

Week of July 30, 2018

Frank Pflumm – A+ Essentials – Server Configuration and Help Desk Training – Days

“I’m gonna miss Pflumm :(”

“Instructor provides real-world examples to assist with explaining topics covered.”

“Instructor provides a comfortable environment where all students get along and participate. The instructor relates well with the students and has made my first weeks at Centriq enjoyable.”

Jeff DeMaranville – MVC and Data Integration – Connected SQL, Entity Framework, & n-Tier Architecture – Days

“Jeff’s AWESOME”

“I would give 10’s if I could. Jeff has been my favorite teacher so far. Definitely deserves a raise.”

“This was the most relaxed environment of the track so far. Thanks!”

“Loved having Jeff as an instructor, his knowledge of the content was very easy to notice and I can’t wait to have him again.”

“The content was very easy to follow and makes it easy to retrace my steps when I run into an issue”

Chad Johnson – Windows Server Administration 1 – Days

“awesome instructor, professional but can joke around.”

“For Chad’s first time teach Server Admin 1, he did a great job of making it understandable for the class to learn.”

“Enjoyed Chad as an instructor did a great job of making sure each individual was fully understanding the material.”

“Chad has a unique personality that brightens up the class environment.”

Jason Presley – Front-End Development 1 – HTML5, CSS3, and Frameworks – Days

“Awesome Job!!”

“I appreciated Jason’s explanation of concepts in a visual way (ex: padding — padded room ). I thought he was helpful in translating how HTML/CSS are used in a real-world context.”

David Ray – PowerShell Programming for Network Administration – Evenings

“David was very knowledgeable on PowerShell and enjoyed his extra tidbits of experience with it.”

“David was great showing multiple ways to teach. let us run on our own and also walked us through the more challenging parts. great learning style.”

“David Ray is a great instructor.”

“Thank you , very informative”

“Good information”

“The amount of hands-on experience and application in this class was perfect.”