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Classroom Experience - July 2020

Student Comments

  • “I enjoyed the time given to us to do the labs, class discussions, and relating the knowledge back to the real world. I feel like I learned a ton and appreciated the willingness to give one on one feedback.”
  • “Zoom training is still exceeding expectations and I think we are all getting more done. I wouldn’t have believed that when this started but it’s been great.”
  • “I honestly can’t think of any improvements. This is the BEST learning environment I have experienced in all my years as a student in high school and university.”
  • “It is a good environment for asking questions if we don’t understand what is happening.”

Shawn Nelson – Front-End Frameworks – Days (KC)

  • “He responds to student’s concerns as they’re brought to his attention. He does an excellent job of reinforcing content with activities and labs. He reworded things until they made sense with patience and professionalism. Excellent instructor! “
  • “Shawn did a good job of explaining and helping us when we had a problem. He also made sure the class was fun and interesting.”
  • “Very good at explaining the content and making it easier to understand.”

Jim MacAuley – Windows System Administration 2 – Days (KC)

  • “Good class enjoyed the labs”

Chuck Wieners – Introduction to DATA – Days (KC)

  • “Chuck was very entertaining and gave good real-world scenarios for the subjects we covered.”
  • “Chuck was great and his real-world examples helped out a lot. he was patient with all my questions and I feel like I got a lot out of class this week.”
  • “Chuck was an absolute professional with this material! Chuck knows the material well, how to present it, and real-life situations that will relate well in our professional career. Chuck was willing and eager to answer any questions and was great at watering-down any needed content.”
  • “I sincerely appreciated Chuck’s approach to the classroom experience. He took the time to work with students individually, thoroughly explain concepts, and work through them after lab work to ensure comprehension.”
  • “Super Awesome, very detailed, and great explanations of the material.”
  • “I enjoyed the time given to us to do the labs, class discussions, and relating the knowledge back to the real world. I feel like I learned a ton and appreciated the willingness to give one on one feedback.”
  • “I would not change the training content.”
  • “Zoom training is still exceeding expectations and I think we are all getting more done. I wouldn’t have believed that when this started but it’s been great.”

Matt Schwarzenberger – Networking Fundamentals 2 – Days (KC)

  • “Outstanding job! Great knowledge of content, and real-world examples.”
  • “Good Environment. Positive Atmosphere”

Jared Long – Introduction to DATA – Days (STL)

  • “Jared’s great”
  • “Jared is still very patient with everyone, and he makes sure everyone understands before moving on to another subject.”
  • “Virtual is working quite well though this is mostly because we have a small class”
  • “Everyone has gotten comfortable with each other and willing to help each other out.”

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

  • “In Class, Matt is so much better at communication and was really able to help out with questions”
  • “He made him easy to understand and he was able to walk us through the lab on the parts we didn’t understand.”
  • “The labs were very challenging but doable. I feel I learned a lot of admin skills that will help with future employment”
  • “In actual Class that was the most fun, I’ve had this entire course”
  • “IT was great we had plenty of time to work on our lab and there was plenty of equipment to use.”
  • “Really enjoyed the Virtual learning environment and loved the fact that the instructor was very tech-savvy.”
  • “Also liked that all the reference material that we needed was provided in the modules and how the lectures were presented. (Question and Answer style). And the MTA quizzes were a lot of fun.”

Jared Long – MVC1: Introduction to MVC – Days (STL)

  • “Jared is an excellent instructor. Very Patient, very knowledgeable, always willing to help”
  • “Jared continues to be one of the best knowledgeable, patient, and classroom friendly instructors I have had. He always makes time for his students’ questions and makes sure the material is understood before moving on.”
  • “The environment is actually the best I’ve ever had to deal with. I love the remote environment and I have never been more focused just because I am in my own personal space and I can easily remain comfortable in my own space.”
  • “I honestly can’t think of any improvements. This is the BEST learning environment I have experienced in all my years as a student in high school and university”
  • “nothing to change”

John Hardin – Networking Fundamentals 1 – Days (STL)

  • “John does a great job of not only providing real-world examples and experiences but different analogies of how the subject matter works together. “
  • “An experienced person with a great attitude toward instructing new people”

Chris Nuckolls – Advanced C# Review & Technical Interview Prep – Days (KC)

  • “Chris did a great job of explaining things without giving the answer away and made sure we pushed our selves to figure things out on our own.”

TJ Boone – Front End Development 1 – Days (KC)

  • “The classroom was great.”
  • “He did an amazing job of being able to adapt to the different paces that everyone in the course was moving.”
  • “You guys did an amazing job making the content that was provided seem very simple in hopes to not overwhelm anyone in this first week of the course.”

Jeff DeMaranville – MVC1: Introduction to MVC – Days (KC)

  • “Jeff was awesome. He knew all the material in and out and has a great personality to go along with it. Could not be happier with him as an instructor.”
  • “Jeff was an amazing instructor. He knew the material and how to explain it in a learnable manner.”
  • “Prefers to be called Jeffrey.”
  • “Jeff was a fantastic instructor. His pacing and approach to the material were both excellent. He dedicated a great amount of time and attention to our success in the classroom, both as a group and as individuals.”

Frank Pflumm – Systems & Security Career Foundations – Days (KC)

  • “Pflumm has been exemplary in all aspects of this course.”
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable and had good real-world experiences to relate the material to.”
  • “Pflumm does an amazing job of making sure everyone is on the same page. Gave a real-life example for almost every topic and was very relatable.”
  • “Instructor Pflumm has been spectacular”
  • ” I really enjoyed the open communication and honest feedback from the Instructor. I also enjoyed reviewing content from the previous classes.”
  • “Frank is very engaging, honest, and knowledgeable about the material he presents. I really enjoyed the real-life examples he provided for different subjects because it really painted the picture of importance for the material.”
  • “Excellent, no complains.”
  • “Frank is very honest and straight forward. I appreciate his direct way of explaining things and the fact that he practices what he says. He’s not a ‘do as I say, not as I do’ type of person. He believes in what he teaches and he shows that he’s applied the tools in his own life to his success.”
  • “My instructor is very well-spoken and goes into detail on every single matter and I believe that you could not find someone better for this class.”
  • “Honestly, might be one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. He teaches in a way that is easy to understand, and if I don’t understand, I don’t feel stupid if I ask him a question. He is always happy to help in any way he can to get a student to be able to understand the curriculum. He has provided a wealth of information for every type of learner. I really can’t say anything bad about him.”
  • “Instructor was really good at sharing the past experience with the training content”
  • “I do like the fact that we had a class over zoom so we can actually start applying/learning some simple user skills. Having to zoom we were able to see/and relate how certain network problems and solutions could be applied.”
  • “I’m thoroughly am enjoying this course!”
  • “Classroom at Centriq’s facility was fantastic, it really was.”
  • “So far I wouldn’t change anything. I think it was a very nice introductory course.”
  • “I believe this course content was presented very well and I have learned due to having audio, visual, and hands-on practice. “
  • “I think we have spent the time wisely, and I feel that everything we have done is crucial.”
  • “I like that we started out with communication skills so that we could build on that throughout our entire track.”
  • “I like how the instructor explained the importance of the presentations and the continued importance in the program. “
  • “Even though I was aware of or had a lot of the soft skills we talked about already. It was great to have my previous knowledge reinforced, and to learn some new ways of looking at things along the way.”
  • “Goes into great detail. Also is very well-spoken and has a lot of knowledge”
  • “I am so glad that we read through “Crucial Conversations”. That book is a relevant, life-changing.”

Jim MacAuley – Windows System Administration 3 – Days (KC)

  • “He knew what he talked about, he helped me understand the material better. Thanks :)”
  • “definitely positive and well taught”
  • “I really like the overall friendly manner.”
  • “Does an amazing job, keep it up πŸ™‚ “

Chris Nuckolls – Front End Development 2 – Evenings (KC)

  • “Really appreciate Chris’s confidence in everything he has taught.”
  • “Chris is an incredible instructor and is extremely well organized and paced. Coming from academics, Chris puts even some seniored professors to shame.”
  • “Chris was very informative and delivered material at an excellent pace.”

Jeff Overhaug – Linux Administration – Evenings (KC)

  • “Jeff is the perfect person to teach Linux, he is so very patient and in my opinion, it is very challenging. There were many questions and he was so good about stopping and thoroughly answering questions no matter how many times people asked the same thing. He also obviously knows a lot about Linux which was very helpful because to me it was a bit stressful, it was just very different it helped that he knew what he was teaching and was very nice and positive.”
  • “Jeff is a really good instructor in my opinion, patient, engaging, knowledgeable, and humorous. I really enjoyed his style of instruction.”
  • “Nice easy flow of info, great back and forth and fun talks and side discussions”
  • “I enjoyed the pace of the class going slow especially online classes makes it brutal the more fast-paced the more I know I have to stay engaged”
  • “Outstanding! Always cheerful and keeps the class fun and entertaining. My mind often wanders during lecture and your energy helped keep me engaged.”
  • “Very well organized and presented himself well. Knew the content and was quick to answer questions”
  • “good open discussions when solving issues or errors we came across”
  • “Very knowledgeable and very enjoyable would love taking more classes with Jeff. Very much helped to continue to inspire me to take my love of servers into the realm of Linux.”

Andrew Mackay – Networking Fundamentals 2 – Evenings (KC)

  • “he is great “
  • “Andrew really helped us learn in any way he could. The information was tough to grasp at times but he made it enjoyable and I feel I took a lot away from this course”
  • “Great instructor!”

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

  • “Chris was a pleasure to learn from, he was clear with his instruction, very accepting of questions, and was very easy to learn from. “
  • “Chris is always attentive to the class and always open to questions and to provide examples from the field”
  • “Excellent. Chris did a great job answering questions and meeting our questions with learning opportunities.”
  • “Very well-rounded and able to answer any question “
  • “Chris knows his stuff. He provided examples as well as “real-world” examples. very helpful!”
  • “Chris was always on task. From the moment class started until we were dismissed I felt like I was learning something. whether it was from his first-hand experience or through teaching it was hard to not pay attention.”
  • “Great, Chris did a great job of being prepared and walking us through the tools we needed to participate.”
  • “Chris is very friendly and approachable for questions or concerns. “
  • “I spent time reading the first few chapters of the book the weekend before class began and I hardly needed to. On day one, we jumped right in and started building scripts. I hardly needed the book as the first few chapters were aimed towards you setting up your environment. Chris led us straight into the dark forest and we followed and came out the other side as proficient PowerShell users in my opinion.”
  • “Chris does a great job making sure all questions are answered. even if he is unsure, he will search for an answer for you until you are satisfied.”

Chuck Wieners – MVC2: MVC & Data Integration – Days (KC/STL)

  • “Chuck is able to teach like knows the material inside out. He is skilled at troubleshooting newbie mistakes in coding and addresses all students in a respectful way. He is able to introduce topics to students in a way that sets the stage for learning. For example, This is what we’re learning, this is why we’re learning it, this is what we can do to help you learn it. It is the context that he adds that helps me learn. “
  • “Chuck is awesome, he’s quick and knows the info in and out “
  • “We were able to bring up concerns and get those concerns mostly immediately resolved. Both instructors were EXTREMELY professional and I was impressed by the composure and ability to deliver the content.”
  • “Chuck did an exceptional job working through the content, providing real-world examples of core concepts, and taking the time to ensure student success.”
  • “Chuck is patient, informative and quick to respond”
  • “Mr. Wieners was phenomenal! very personable and stopped when needed to help students catch up or to re-enforce points.”
  • “Chuck Wieners – Awesome Guy, Awesome Name, and BBQing is His Game!”
  • “The pace was appreciated, kept me actively listening, and paying attention. When we were moving slower during the beginning of the week I was finding myself getting distracted and a little frustrated/discouraged. The way you teach is very cohesive to how I learn and I love the real-world examples and the detailed explanations you give.”

Frank Pflumm/Andrew Mackay – Help Desk Fundamentals 2 – Days (KC)

  • “Pflumm did an outstanding job of breaking things down when we don’t understand. every question that is asked, he reiterates what he was talking about then gives an example. he makes sure you understand before he moves on.”
  • “Frank and Andrew both did a fantastic job with lecture and explanation.”
  • “hands-on training was very good and help me to apply what I learned in discussion and enhance my ability to easily grasp and understand more”
  • “I wouldn’t change anything, I love my instructors they are great at there jobs and I feel like they go way above and beyond….”
  • “Andrew was a nice addition to have when we had questions.”

Shawn Nelson – MVC2: MVC & Data Integration – Days (KC/STL)

  • “We were able to bring up concerns and get those concerns mostly immediately resolved. Both instructors were EXTREMELY professional and I was impressed by the composure and ability to deliver the content.”
  • “It’s a learning curve and you are doing great. I loved the real-world experiences that you provided, your positive attitude, flexibility, and patience as well.”
  • “Shawn’s interest in student success and application of the content is readily apparent. I thoroughly enjoyed learning with him.”
  • “I appreciate Shawn’s patience, kindness, and knowledge of what an employer will expect of us.”
  • “knowledgeable and very helpful. Thank you for taking the time to instruct and not breeze through the material.”

Matt Neilsen – Linux Administration – Days (STL)

  • “The instructor is very knowledgeable about the issues we might run into and if he doesn’t know he’ll look it up and get back to us.”
  • “The Instructor I very knowledgeable and explains everything in a way that’s easy to understand.”
  • “The classroom is good we get plenty of experience of working with different programs.”
  • “I am really enjoying and learning a lot while at Centriq.”

Jared Long – C# Fundamentals Part 1 – Days (KC)

  • “CLEARLY you know your stuff.”

John Hardin – Networking Fundamentals 2 – Days (STL)

  • “John did a very good job keeping us all interested in the topic at hand.”

Caleb George – Windows Server Administration 1 – Days (KC)

  • “Content and questions alike have been met and answered very well. The instructors knowledge on the subject is obvious and well translated.”
  • “Caleb did a fantastic job this week instructing our class through WSA1. He was able to relate to each of us and get us to understand what we were learning very easily. His presentation was thorough and he made time to answer any and all questions that we had. If I had the opportunity to stay with Caleb throughout the rest of the program I would do so in a heartbeat. Great instructor.”
  • “Caleb’s ability to lead a class as well as manage class questions and troubleshooting is fantastic. I appreciated the daily expectations and goals to help me know what to expect for the day.”
  • “Keep doing what you do.”
  • “Everything has worked great”
  • “i enjoyed that any time i had a question, i not only got a thorough answer, but i was asked if that answered my question. very helpful”

Chuck Wieners – MVC3: Advanced MVC – Days (KC)

  • “chuck is awesome, sharp, he’s patient and always nice to everyone. I wish i had him every week, I’ve learned more when he’s teaching than anyone”
  • “Chuck was phenomenal in answering all the questions and resolving concerns.”
  • “Chuck always demonstrates great knowledge of the concepts and communicates them effectively.”
  • “@The_Chuckster – If there is a problem, Yo he’ll solve it!”

Jeff Overhaug – Linux Administration – Days (KC)

  • “You’re an awesome teacher, keep it up”
  • “Honestly, One, if not my favorite instructor.”
  • “He is an amazing instructor”
  • “Jeffs knowledge of linux and really of anything dealing with what we was learning is amazingly good. He made sure that everything we did we knew WHY we were doing it and not just going over it like a robot. Everytime we had isssues as a class he was able to solve everyones problems.”
  • “He does a fantastic job teaching :)”
  • “Excellent week classroom environment was good.”
  • “No changes. I think everything was well performed and it was taught to us very well “

Frank Pflumm & Andrew Mackay – Help Desk Fundamentals 2 – Days (KC)

  • “I’m not sure how long Pflumm has been teaching this course, but it’s obvious that he is not new.”
  • “Both Frank and Andrew did an awesome job at explaining the content and breaking it down to where I could understand.”
  • “Pflumm and Andrew were great I couldn’t have had better teachers, they truly know how to teach and to help make it stick, very good at explaining terms and with in sharing their knowledge.”
  • “Pflumm has to be one of my favorite instructors I’ve ever had. He is very knowledgeable and for some reason things that have never made sense to me make sense so easily”
  • “At first the equipment seems old but it was actually really cool to see that you could get old computers to work when you know what you’re doing.”

Matt Neilsen – Security+ – Days (STL)

  • “The instructor had a good knowledge of the material and had good stories he could share that we might run into the field.”
  • “Instructor is very knowledgeable.”
  • “It is a good environment for asking questions if we don’t understand what is happening.”

Jared Long – MVC3: Advanced MVC – Days (STL)

  • “Jared is very knowledgeable on the subject matter and knows the course material as well.”
  • “jared is smart and knows the material and he is always helpful and patient.”
  • “Jared did a great job with the material.”
  • “I thoroughly enjoy learning with Jared. His knowledge of the material is apparent and he takes the time to ensure student understanding.”
  • “Jared is a very fast and clear coder. He makes it easy to follow along!”

Steven Russell – Security+ – Evenings (KC)

  • “Steven has a great way of engaging with the class and keeping our energy levels up.”
  • “Love the does not mess around with fluff and states what we need to know.”
  • “Even when the instructor did not know something, he went out of his way to find the answer”
  • “The best instructor that I have had at centriq”
  • “love the inclusion of your one note and keeping us engaged”
  • “Fantastic instruction, especially for an online course.”
  • “liked the time we spent doing review questions and really breaking down why we got the answers we got”
  • “IMO, the best class offered.”

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