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Classroom Experience - July 2019

Week of July 8, 2018

Frank Pflumm – Systems & Security Career Foundations – Days

“Frank was great!!!!”

“Real advice and mentoring. Not only from the IT side but also shows a lot of knowledge on the soft skills/resume/career development side.”

“Frank is an excellent instructor. Makes sure everyone is comfortable with the material before moving on and if they’re not, he will either stay on the subject or revisit it before the day is over.”

“Frank Pflumm does a great job of providing clear instructions and making the content being taught enjoyable. He treats the students with respect and is I am enjoying his classroom.”

“Great teaching style, doesn’t put me to sleep.”

“Thank you for your patience and clear instructing.”

“Very well organized learning system.”

“I can’t think of anything else to improve in this class. It’s clear and thorough with all subjects presented.”

Jeff Overhaug – Windows Server Administration 1 – Days

“Jeff made the class enjoyable and made sure that all of us were on the same page and didn’t hesitate to help us catch up.”

“Mr. Jeff was a great instructor. He explained things very well and kept the environment a positive and fun learning experience.”

“Jeff is a great instructor”

Steven Russell – Security+ – Days

“Steven is an amazing teacher, I loved having him for every class we did. He is very knowledgeable and really cares about every single one of us.”

“Steven is the best at Centriq, he has helped me more than any other teacher has in my life.”

Caleb George – Networking Fundamentals 1 – Days

“instructor was knowledgeable explained concepts really well”

“The content was structured well. and presented in an easy to digest manner”

Jenna Beckett – Front-End Development 2 – Days

“Great experience from the instructor. When I needed extra help she was always patient and willing to guide me through. Really enjoyed this class.”

Chris Dunbar – Help Desk Fundamentals 1 – Days (STL)

“very engaging, even on topics known to not be “interesting”, lots of examples from the instructor’s experience in the field, great analogies, answered all questions”

“Chris is an excellent instructor. very knowledgeable on the subject at hand and very approachable if any questions arise.”

“Chris is an excellent instructor! He will make sure you are understanding the content and will help you when you need it.”

“Great week enjoyed the antidotes and real-world experience.”

“Everything involved in the classroom is excellent.”

“Chris is extremely detailed and makes the class fun”

“Very knowledgeable. Easy to understand. Question friendly.”

“honestly pretty effective, I enjoyed the break down of lecture vs hand’s on labs”

“Ranking = Awesome”

Eric Reid – MVC3

“Excellent depth of knowledge from Eric. Very involved and good at answering questions.”

Matt Neilsen – Windows Server Administration 2 – Days (STL)

“Matt is awesome. He was able to relay tons of information to us this week and make it easier for us to learn”

“Matt is very helpful so far and really informative”

“Matt was great at helping us navigate through the course work, but also allowing us to troubleshoot independently first.”

“The classroom is fun and not intimidating”

“Class is still great”

“This class was run well. I cannot think of anything to improve”

“I wouldn’t change it, I really enjoy the daily tests too. They show how much you’re improving or what you need to study more.”

David Ray – Networking Fundamentals 1 – Evenings

“None. Fantastic job. Very relatable”

Week of July 15, 2018

Jenna Beckett – MVC 1: Introduction to MVC – Days

“Jenna was simply fantastic and so very patient with my questions. She was always available for help and questions.”

“Love the enthusiasm and knowledge!”

“Helped explain to me everything I needed to know. We even did stand up real-life situations to help us learn.”

Jeff Overhaug – Networking Fundamentals 2 – Days

“knowledgeable instructors who teaching in varied methods”

“I enjoyed the way you taught. Professional but relaxed at the same time.”

“I continue to be impressed with Centriq’s teaching staff. Absolutely exceeds expectations.”

“excellent classroom environment”

Chad Johnson – Windows System Administration 2 – Days

“Chad was great. Very open, and blunt. He was able to answer every question I asked, except for 1, which, 24 hours later, he proved me an answer.”

“Chad is a great instructor and his way of teaching was personally one of my favorites so far. Giving us answers when we needed it.”

“Professor Chad is a great instructor. He makes learning very fun and he’s pretty funny. He explained Kerberos using Disney and it was perfect.”

“Chad was very fun to be in class with, kept class lively and interesting. 11/10”

“Chad was a terrific instructor. He excelled at teaching the material in a simple manner so that the concepts were easy to digest. If someone had a question that he could not answer, he would write it on the board and ALWAYS get back with an explanation by the next day. Very easy to talk to and would enjoy having him as an instructor again.”

“Chad is the best”

“excellent classroom environment.”

Frank Pflumm – Help Desk Fundamentals 1 – Days

“I initially thought when I started this course, that I would get lost. I feel confident in my knowledge because I feel that the information is presented in multiple ways. It engages the other students and our questions drive the information as well. I think the drawings and ways to remember things are very helpful.”

“Great dude”

“No issues or flaws from what I’ve seen.”

“communicates information very well.”

“Great examples and use of technology. Youtube videos on point!”

“Great atmosphere.”

“The classroom is clean and organized well.”

Chris Nuckolls – C# Fundamentals Part 1 – Days

“I feel that I’ve learned a lot from the instructor. As he very knowledgeable and teaches real-world examples. So I do appreciate that.”

“Good presentation and engagement.”

“It was appreciated that the class size its self was fairly small and made room for more personalized learning.”

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

“Allowed for fun and it reflected positively in the classroom environment.”

“Excellent instructing. Every question was answered with great attention to detail and understanding. The in-depth answers help tremendously with overall learning.”

Matt Neilsen – Windows Administration 3 – Days (STL)

“Matt was great. He would answer all questions that we had and explanations were clear.”

“Lots of great VM tools and physical machines to use. Very fun.”

Chris Dunbar – Help Desk Fundamentals 2 – Days (STL)

“Very exceptional instructor.”

“Chris is – by far – the best instructor I’ve ever had in any setting. Be it restaurant management, Police Academy instructors, anyone… he’s been the best.”

“Quality is very exceptional, the instructor uses different ways to help remember things in a non-tech way when having difficulty understanding Example remembering acronyms your own way.”

“love the pace of the course content — instructor is always asking if we are going to fast/ if we are absorbing the information being given”

Chad Johnson – Linux Administration – Evenings

“Chad Rocks! Great guy and instructor!”

“I have had Chad as an instructor a few times and I’m consistently impressed with his dedication of making sure that every student is on the same page. What makes him stand out from all the other instructor’s is the time he takes with each student who needs help. He’s truly genuine and I absolutely love having him as an instructor.”

“Chad always goes above and beyond to ensure we are all on the same page no matter our skill. He uses great analogies that help us remember the important stuff.”

Jenna Beckett – DATA – Evenings

“So much knowledge, great interaction, and very helpful! Thank you!”

“Jenna is great and really helps us by breaking down everything in process-able chunks of information.”

“Jenna is great at making things more understandable and relatable”

“Great instructor goes above and beyond to help class, great personality and teaching methods”

“Awesome setup as always!!”

Week of July 22, 2018

Frank Pflumm – Help Desk Fundamentals 2 – Days

“Good to go”

“Gonna miss having Pflumm as an instructor. He is very good at showing two different ways to approach the same task. He shows great memory examples but also explains it so other students can get it in a different way. One of the best instructors I have ever had throughout all of my previous education (including college).”

“Best of the best”

“Classroom is great.”

“Gonna miss having Pflumm as an instructor.”

“After speaking with former Centriq grads and explaining my current course and things I’m doing, all of them have remarked about how up to date it is and how much more hands-on training we got in the first three weeks. I have been VERY pleased with my decision to leave careers and start in this field and Pflumm has made this very easy and enjoyable. I feel like it’s directly because of him as an instructor!”

Eric Reid – DATA – Days

“Very knowledgeable on the subject.”

“Very thorough and well laid out. We did so much practice through the week it helped very much.”

Steven Russell – PowerShell Programming for System Administration – Days

“very open on how the IT world work”

“You were very knowledgeable. You force me to come to a conclusion on my own which was the best help that you could have gave me. Thank you for all the reference point. Fantastic instructor. Thank you very much.”

“Very enjoyable class. I learned a lot and am going to have a lot of fun with PowerShell, so far my favorite instructor. Thank you Steven”

“I like the feel the road rash environment he teaches I learned so much.”

“You are a great instructor. I greatly appreciated your teaching style and I felt it helped me tremendously. I have no recommendations for improvement.”

“I knew I liked this guy within 2 minutes of him speaking. Excellent presentation skills, good sense of humor, candid manner of speaking, honest, and understanding. Centriq’s instructor staff has exceeded all my expectations so far but Mr. Russell has pushed the envelope yet again. I would enjoy taking more courses from him.”

“Steve is fantastic as an Instructor!!! I look forward to having him as an Instructor if I’m lucky.”

Matt Neilsen – Linux Administration – Days (STL)

“Matt was great. Linux seemed hard at first but after going through the class, I’m able to at least understand Linux on a fundamentals level. Matt was able to explain everything clearly and concisely.”

Chris Dunbar – Networking Fundamentals 1 – Days (STL)

“Chris is a good instructor very engaging.”

“Good classroom environment.”

David Ray – Windows System Administration 3 – Days

“DRAY is Super smart. I find him to be very knowledgeable. I might add that he is a very patient man.”

“Very helpful in every aspect. Knowledgeable”

“D-Ray has been by far the best teacher there is. He’s super nice and laid back, but also very knowledgeable. He helps and makes it so easy to understand all the material.”

Steven Russell – Networking Fundamentals 2 – Evenings

“Steve is very thorough and knowledgeable with the pertaining subject matter to the course. By far the most informative instructor I’ve had so far. Steve needs a commendation for his drive to teach others.”

“Made it fun and good learning environment”

“Does a great job at making sure we get the right notes for our certs but also gives us info that will help in our it careers. He does a great job on NET + of mixing up the book work and labs so that we don’t get burnt out on textbook.”

“Kept the class involved, very easy to listen to as an instructor.”

“Very friendly environment to learn in. Steve goes above and beyond to explain topics in detail to the class.”

“I learned a lot and probably wouldn’t change anything.”

“Steven is a SoupOrCool Instructor, get it? haha…ha but yeah he’s awesome at helping us learn the different concepts about networking and has helped me learn very well in his class with his teaching style! keep up the good work!”

Week of July 29, 2018

Chris Dunbar – Networking Fundamentals 2 – Days (STL)

“there was A LOT of book information to get through and Chris did a great job of working through the material at a suitable pace while also making sure we were keeping up with the material. There was no way around it and I really liked how honest he was with us and set great expectations for how the book/lecture side of the class was going to be.”

“does an awesome job of engaging and explaining and making sure everyone understands and follows”

“Chris is very knowledgeable about the topics being discussed.”

“Great classroom experience”

Jeff Overhaug – Linux Administration – Days

“He was more than happy to help and make sure that we were all on the same page and were up to speed. I felt at ease with asking questions and he made sure we understood what we were doing.”

“Opening up into the course, it was very daunting. A lot of information all at once. After the first two days, it all started to sync together. Just took repetition. Jeff is a VERY patient man.”

“Mr. Jeff was great. He explains things very well.”

“Jeff knows a lot and I’m glad he was our instructor.”

“Jeff is an All-Star. In addition to learning a new OS through Linux, Jeff also explained both DHCP and DNS in a visually digestible manner. Incredibly knowledgeable and overall great guy.”

“Jeff was awesome! His knowledge of an OS that I have never utilized helped me tremendously. I could not have asked for a more competent instructor.”

“Very knowledgeable instructor, very helpful in troubleshooting and answering questions”

Jenna Beckett – Front-End Development 1 – Days

“The instructor this week was very helpful. Was willing to take the time any day of the week to answer questions and re-explain things over and over until I or even as a class fully understood what we were doing.”

Chris Nuckolls – MVC2: MVC and Data Integration – Days

“Chris is Awesome”

“He really is a great guy.”

“Love the attitude and style! I really appreciate the way Chris can tie specific questions to real-world situations and paint the picture of how things work”

Jeff Overhaug – Security+ – Evenings

“Jeff’s great, He can explain everything very well and easy to understand”

“Answered any question thrown his way.”

“I love the review that covers everything we learned in the Centriq track”

“Great coverage of the material.”

“I would not change anything Jeff is a badass teacher!”