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Classroom Experience - June 2019

Week of June 3, 2019

Frank Pflumm – Help Desk Fundamentals 2 – Days

“Keep up the good work! I thoroughly enjoyed this class (especially the labs) and this was a great foundation to learn what comes next. ”

“Mr. Pflumm explains things very well and makes for an enjoyable learning environment. ”

“Pflumm has been an awesome instructor during the last two weeks of this course. He is engaging and is able to pull real-world experiences into his teachings which give an extra layer of understanding. ”

“Pflumm has been one of the better instructors that I have had in post-secondary schooling or training. His knowledge of the subject matter and relating that to personal experiences helps solidify the content taught. ”

“Great teacher”

“Pflumm is the man, always willing to help. Incredibly approachable and has a great way of doing a lecture. ”

“I have learned more than I would have expected during this classroom. Between Frank and the rest of the class, I am in the group atmosphere was far better than I hoped for. ”

“Classroom environment was great. ”

“The Class is amazing and the learning environment is above and beyond great. ”

Eric Reid – Full Stack Web Developer Project Deployment & Employer Presentation – Days

“Eric is a really rad guy and very helpful when it came to virtually anything for the final project. I appreciate him! ”

“Had Eric 3 times an instructor and he’s one of the best. I would give him 10s but 9 was the max. ”

Chris Nuckolls – Model, View, Controller Fundamentals – Days

“I really like how Chris pushes students to fully understand concepts and doesn’t just give out answers. He knows how to make people learn. ”

Steven Russell – Windows System Administration 1 – Days

“I love Steven’s teaching methods, he makes sure you understand the important aspects of things that bridge the gap of other concepts ”

“Stay this way teaching!!! ”

“He’s easily my favorite instructor. I find it insanely easy to pay attention in class because of how he keeps people engaged in the course content. ”

“As always Great Classroom environment from Steven! ”

Chad Johnson – Linux Administration – Days

“great instructor ”

“It’s clear that Chad cares about everyone in the class outside of class this week and beyond Centriq as a whole. I’m very glad to have had him as an instructor.
Very good knowledge and the capacity to find solutions to problems that arise during labs is great. ”

“It was good to see the that if our instructor didn’t know the answer, he would either work with the students to find the answer or reference other instructors that know Linux better to find an answer to our questions or problems. ”

“I had never dealt with Linux before, I was a little worried going into the Class that I was not going to be able to keep up. However, Chad’s way of explaining what to do and what it means helped me stay afloat. I was able to complete all of the labs successfully with his help. ”

“Makes it easy to relate to the material while being entertaining. I have learned more easily in his classes than any other instructors so far. ”

“Always a fun environment keeps it simple and straight forward so it is easy to understand. ”

“Chad is a great instructor! ”

“Very good at explaining Linux ended up getting me into it and wanting to pursue a certification in Linux ”

“He is a great instructor when most people would go home, he roughed it out and made sure to stay, no matter the consequences. ”

“Mr. Johnson demonstrates a well-grounded teaching style and takes time to think through problems with us. His personality makes it a joy coming to class.”

Matt Neilsen – Linux Administration – Days (STL)

“I enjoyed the class the week.”

“It was a very frustrating week for me. For some reason, it took me the majority of the week to grasp this concept. Matt was very patient and helped me through it. He also talked to me about how to handle frustration in the workplace. ”

“Very good Instructor guides you through the process without holding your hand but will help if you truly need it. ”

“I feel that having the basic knowledge of Linux will help in the future ”

Chris Dunbar – Networking Fundamentals 1 – Days (STL)

“Chris is an amazing instructor ”

“Yet again Chris has proven to be a fantastic instructor this week. Even though we had a lot of book work this week he was still able to make it fun and engaging. ”

“Chris did a great job in relaying the information and relating it to examples we could all relate to. ”

“Instruction and Lecture was great. ”

Chad Johnson – Help Desk Fundamentals 1 – Evenings

“Very knowledgeable and had great enthusiasm for teaching ”

“Chad did a great job with making sure that everyone understood the information. He took the time to help everyone get on the same page. He would stop on a subject if someone didn’t understand and wouldn’t go on till everyone understood. He did an awesome job. ”

“Chad is able to break down complicated information to “Barney style” for people who are not computer savvy and just starting to learn the ways of the IT professional. it is exciting and very encouraging to finally understand complicated information. ”

“Chad does an amazing job on describing concepts and everything we are learning about and gives us real-world examples of how certain topics we learn were used. ”

“Very helpful and willing to help! ”

“It is absolutely fantastic to be able to physically see all the components at work and see how they all interact as one system. ”

“amazing hands-on type of classroom really helps with learning.
hands-on and very informative”

Week of June 10, 2019

David Ray – Networking Fundamentals 1 – Day

“He is the man, very charismatic, knowledgeable, and just all around competent.”

“D-Ray was very knowledgeable and helpful. ”

Frank Pflumm – System & Security Career Foundations – Days

“Awesome instructor who was very personable and encouraging!”

“Very patient and understanding with the new students who had questions that probably seemed basic to him. Made people feel comfortable asking questions.
I loved listening to personal anecdotes and very much enjoyed Mr. Pflumm’s class.”

“Very helpful and explains things in a way we all can understand.”

“Very knowledgeable and helpful”

“Overall Frank did an outstanding job with presenting the material and making it a fun environment .”

“Pflumm was always ready with a comparable story from his personal experience or someones he knows.”

“Very impressed with the quality of the infrastructure”

“I really liked that he would stop/pause to give us time to finish writing notes before he moved on.”

“I wouldn’t change it. It’s only been a week and I have learned so much already.”

Steven Russell – Security+ – Days

“Steve is the ideal Sec+ instructor in my opinion. I am really glad that we were able to have him.”

“Steve does a good job bringing in his life experiences to help exemplify security concepts, especially for novices in the security field or security protocols.”

“Most knowledgeable teacher”

“Steven made the material more engaging than I expected going in. I feel like I learned a lot and learned well form him.”

“Great classroom environment”

Chris Nuckolls – C# Fundamentals 1 – Days

“Clearly passionate about the subject matter with extraordinary patience!”

“Chris Nuckolls is a fantastic instructor. He gives us real-world examples for every new concept he brings up and how to think of it as if we are working in the field. It really feels like I’m properly being prepared.”

“kept things interesting and understandable.”

“Great at keeping the students engaged, while not letting anyone fall behind”

“Great instructor”

“Appreciate Chris’ sense of humor”

“I think the pace of the course is great for me. If anyone is stuck, we stop and try to figure it out together which helps everyone because we all learn from the mistake. No one ever seems to feel singled out in a negative way.
friendly environment”

“Information is set up in a great order to learn”

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

“Keep doing what you’re doing.”

Derek Duderstadt – Introduction to DATA – SQL, XML, & JSON – Days

“Excellent at explaining things that anyone had a question on. Stellar use of materials to inform us how everything was working.”

“Great teacher. Made it easy for me to understand.”

“You are very active with your students to make sure everyone is keeping up and staying with the content.”

“Amazing instructor really cared to get all the knowledge of the subject through your head. Worked his hardest to help you understand, while also making the learning environment fun.”

“The content was good and despite many of us struggling with a known difficult topic you worked through and helped us understand”

Matt Neilsen – Security+ – Days (STL)

“Matt is an exceptionally smart instructor. He does a great job of pushing us to succeed”

“Very informative and enlightening”

“fast but the homework was good because I obtain more than half of the content ”

Chris Dunbar – Networking Fundamentals 2 – Days (STL)

“Chris has once again proved to be a fantastic instructor. His teaching style is awesome and engaging. This week contained a large amount of information and Chris was able to break everything done in a way that was easier to understand and learn. I could not ask for a better instructor”

“Chris is still doing a great job and is very informative.”

“Chris did a great job in presenting the material in an approachable manner that not only made the information easier to process but also helped improve my confidence in my own knowledge.”

“Classroom tools worked well this week. Labs were engaging and necessarily difficult”

“Being able to use Netsim and create servers on our VMs was a huge help in seeing the book material in action.”

Jenna Beckett – Front End Development 2 – Evenings

“Thank you”

Hai Hilvitz – Windows Server Administration 2 – Evenings

“I liked when you asked a question to the class to try to solve the problem.”

“I have honestly enjoyed having Hai as an instructor. He’s thorough, patient, and consistent. He’s a great instructor!”

Week of June 17, 2019

Chris Nuckolls – C# Fundamentals Part 2 – Days

“Chris Nuckolls is always happy to answer questions and make sure everyone is on the same page before moving on. All the material we cover, he gives at least one real-world example, but usually several. He is very knowledgeable and approachable.”

“Instructor did a great job encouraging me to ask questions when I was lost and encouraging me when it was needed.”

“The technology works perfectly fine for the material we cover. The classroom environment is very professional and conducive to learning.”


“Outstanding classroom environment”

“It seems intimidating until we do it, then it’s usually pretty okay.
Chris is awesome, he will be a hard act to follow”

Chuck Wieners – MVC4: Distributed Computing – Days

“Chuck is an excellent teacher of high-level information.”

“I found it to be a great review of everything. Really liked the blog project and template conversion reviews.”

Jeff Overhaug – Windows Server Administration 3 – Days

“Jeff is an amazing instructor. He knows so much about all the subjects involved in our training. He is intent on making sure we each understand topics and personally helps connects those dots for us. I cannot express how much I enjoyed Jeff as a teacher.”

“I enjoy Jeff as an instructor very much. He is very knowledgeable. And always helps where help is needed.”

“Jeff’s an awesome instructor! He’s very engaging and helpful in class.”

“Instructor is very knowledgable on the subject matter and would help with any and all problems”

David Ray – Networking Fundamentals 2 – Days

“D ray is an awesome instructor and seems to have the ability to explain the same thing in different ways. ”

Chad Johnson – Help Desk Fundamentals 1 – Days

“fun environment, and learned a lot”

“Chad is awesome!”

“We have a great classroom environment to learn in.”

“I feel like I’m in a great class”

Chris Dunbar – PowerShell Administration – Days (STL)

“Chris is doing a great job and is always helpful. Thanks to him what I thought was gonna be a horrible week in a subject I had no idea about, turned into one of a lot of learning and fun. Even if his music taste can jump around, he’s a swell guy.”

“Chris was great again this week. Powershell is a hard topic to learn and he got it done in a week. Which I find to be pretty amazing”

“Chris did great. It’s obvious that he is incredibly knowledgeable in PowerShell, but was still able to break it down and make it easy to understand for beginners.”

“This week was great, PowerShell was a lot of fun. This is the first week I’ve noticed just how much I’m really learning.”

“I really enjoyed the focus of hands-on training during this week’s class!”

“More hands-on was great and really is needed to understand the concepts and syntax. Great job on the instructions and guidance from Chris. I feel accomplished after this week.”

“Training was great! I really liked all of the hands-on skills that we learned.”

“Everything seems like it is field ready.”

“This week was really great.”

Frank Pflumm – Help Desk Fundamentals 2 – Evenings

“Very friendly and knowledgeable on the subject matter. ”

“Pflumn, as he has in our other class, has done a great job of making sure we are ready to take our test. and giving us time to study.”

“Classroom was a good mix of professional and casual. It was easy to learn and also enjoy the class.”

Week of June 24, 2019

Chad Johnson – Help Desk Fundamentals 2 – Days

“First I want to Thank Chad for taking the time to help me out of the rabbit hole of knowledge I kept going down when I got very confused. The second thank you is for making to a subject matter relevant to me”

“Again I’d like to say how impressed I am with the teaching staff at Centriq. Chad is no exception. I look forward to working with the other instructors on my way through the track.”

“Chad has helped me come out of my shell”

“Very engaging and great learning environment”

“So far Centriq has exceeded my expectations in every area.”

“Very professional but kept the class fun and involved”

Caleb George – IT PRO Project Week 2 – Days

“Personally I feel like the way Caleb set this week up helped me prepare as well as possible.”

Jeff DeMaranville – FSWD Project Week 2 – Days

“Jeff is a very knowledgable instructor and I would not have had the success I did without his guidance and instruction.”

Jeff Overhaug – Linus Administration – Days

“I learned a great amount and thoroughly enjoyed this course.”

Steven Russell – PowerShell Programming for System Administration – Days

“Mr. Russel is a great instructor and provided a fun and in-depth learning environment.”

“Russel was a fantastic instructor and his off-beat teachings was an engaging and welcoming environment.”

“Strong presentation skills, good demonstrations, and provided answers for questions asked.”

“Hands down, Steven has been my favorite instructor. His blend of both practical experience and high energy made lecture engaging as well as enjoyable. He always had an answer to all my questions and always made sure we had an understanding of what we were doing in our labs. Really disappointed I won’t have him as a teacher for the rest of this course.”

“Steven is a great teacher and cares about what he teaches. Only wish I could put 10 instead of 9”

“All of my instructors have been great, but I think Steven might be the best so far. Loved the teaching style. Rarely spaced out or got drowsy.”

“His Dynamic was barebones, “to the point.” Easy to understand the material, providing the time frame restrictions, in regards to the course.”

“Instructor did a great job of keeping everyone engaged and relaxed while making it fun.”

“great classroom atmosphere kept it professional but relaxed”

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

“Pflumm is a wonderful instructor!!! He explains the material very thoroughly and will make sure everyone is understanding the material in the classroom. He is also very professional and has a great attitude towards his job!”

“Easy to understand and relate to.”

“He made sure eve explain in ways everyone could understand
very comfortable and didn’t have any problems”

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

“Great instructor guides without holding hand”

“Great Instructor, was very demanding and strict, but it was well needed. I personally want to thank the instructor for being hard it brings the best out of me.
Matt is a very good instructor. He has helped me in so many ways.”

“Matt knows how to make things easily understood and helps keep the course fun and interesting.”

“Matt helped a lot by critiquing our work and allow us to fix what we needed to nail the presentation”

“Great Classroom environment”


“This week was hard but we got through it together”

“I cannot believe that it is over. I had a great time here at Centriq.”

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

“Although his drawings could use some work, everything Chris showed and taught was done very well.”

“Chris was clear and concise. He taught the class exactly how we needed to learn ”

“Chris was great at presenting the material in a way that was easy to understand and related it to practical examples we may face while working in the IT field.”

“The entire time in Chris’s class has been great very informative over pretty much every subject we went to.”

“Everything was great and straight forward this week. No issues with the classroom”

“I wouldn’t change anything so far.”

“This was awesome training”

James Caldwell – Front-End Development 1 – Days

“Instructor was awesome, really helps out a lot when we need it. Also, takes time going over the content.”

“James goes into great detail with all the topics and always answers questions to the fullest extent. He is a phenomenal teacher.”

“Instructor was very knowledgeable and provided us with enormous amounts of real-world experiences and examples to supplement the content he was delivering”

“I’m very glad to have the classmates I have. Everyone is super positive and eager to help or talk.”