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Classroom Experience - March 2018

Week of March 5, 2018

Chad Johnson – A+ Essentials – Server Configuration and Help Desk Training – Days

“the instructor was very knowledgeable about the topics covered kept class interesting and fun”

“Thanks for getting me up front the board.. ports”

“Makes the class interactive”

“I appreciate the fact that Chad used all facets of teaching to provide all types of learning comprehension. Hearing, Seeing, and tactile”

“At first the style was overwhelming, however, as the course went on, it became apparent that the style was to push students to succeed and was impressive.”

“Chad did a great job presenting the material in a way that was easy to understand and remember. A lot of subject matter was presented in the week but we were able to go through all of it and even extra.”

“Chad was very engaging and made a point to try to appeal to all learning types. If anyone was having issues learning/remembering a topic Chad made sure to review the topic several times as needed until the information stuck.”

“One of the best instructors i have ever had in my life. Chad made learning fun and definitely went above and beyond to make all the information click. I was having a hard time with all the material until Chad showed us the real world applications and made it as easy as possible to understand.”

“kept it interesting and made me pay attention”

“I enjoyed the hands on training…”

“Chad kept the class engaged and working. There was lots of hands on labs which was excellent as I learn well and enjoy hands on.”

“This class was awesome it really helped me put the pieces together and into real application. One of my favorite things about the class was how he just threw us into the deep end and wanted us to try and figure it out with minimal help because it made it easier to understand.”

“made it interesting”

“I highly enjoyed the network troubleshooting lab.”

“all good in my opinion”

“Chad Johnson is hands down best instructor i’ve had the opportunity to learn from.”

Chris Nuckolls – C# Fundamentals 2 – Complex Datatypes & Collections – Days

“Chris is great at making sure we understand the content.”

“Chris is always willing to help”

Jenna Beckett – Introduction to DATA – SQL, XML, & JSON – Days

“Jenna is very patient and is excellent at getting us to understand complex material!”

Jeff Overhaug – Comprehensive Systems Project – Advanced Implementation and Employer Presentation – Days

“Love the suit”

“Jeff helped us build as a team and only helped us when we tried to fix it ourselves. Great teacher 10/10 but as you would say 9/9.”

“We appreciate Jeff dressing up with us for project. Feels like he’s really behind us.”

“Really appreciate jeff suiting up with us”

“Class was great, loved working on actual hardware. tied it all together and allowed class to become a stronger team.”

“If this Project is used correctly, this is a great tool that each student can use for their future and really show case what they have learned at Centriq. If they were truly explain this process in an interview it would show some experience and knowledge.”

Derek Duderstadt – Advanced MVC – Design Patterns, Unit Testing, & Advanced User Interactions – Days

“Love the reviews every morning. Love the teaching methods. Will miss the Duder.”

“Duder is an amazing teacher he takes the time to make sure everyone is understanding all the new concepts and even goes over older ones as well.”

“The past 3 weeks have been the most enjoyable time I have had in class yet. Excellent job I cannot speak highly enough about the learning environment.”

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

“Thanks for using a lot of visuals and stories to go with the lessons.”

Week of March 12, 2018

Frank Pflumm – Systems & Security Career Foundation – Days

“I thought that the instructor did a fantastic job of creating a fun environment while also maintaining control of the class. He provided lots of feedback; criticism was always constructive, and provided specific examples of what could be better. I would have been very happy to have the instructor for all of the classes.”

“Instructor was friendly and personable. Telling students about his time in the program was helpful. Real world experience was also helpful. Instructor was also available after class for questions. Instructor is genuinely interested in the success of his students.”

“I really enjoyed Frank as an instructor. I am disappointed that he isn’t my A+ instructor. I’m hoping the rest of the instructors are as helpful and fun to listen to lecture.”

“He was very personable and easy to talk to. It made for a great first week of school, especially since I haven’t been in school for over 18 years.”

“it was good to get little snippets of technical information/insight during the Career Foundations week.”

“Having examples of equipment in the room on display was helpful.”

“It may only be the first few days but the class seems to work well together and get along. it’s been a good experience thus far.”

Craig Gerdes – Systems & Security Office 365 – Days

“I thought the instructor did a great job of keeping everyone on the same page, especially considering the wide range of ability within the class. The instructor taught everyone new skills or developed skills they already had. He also made it very clear that he could be reached in the future if we had any questions.”


“Very patient helping us resolve our issues. Instructor was prompt, on task and thorough in explanations.”

“Classroom environment was good”

Jeff DeMaranville – Advanced C# Review & Technical Interview Prep – Days

“Jeff is great instructor.”

“Always glad to have Jeff in class”

Jenna Beckett – Front-End Development 1 – HTML5, CSS3, and Frameworks – Days

“Jenna is amazing”

Chad Johnson – Linux Administration – Days

“For his second time teaching the class, Chad did an excellent job.”

“Chad makes learning fun”

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

“Eric was outstanding! Very knowledgeable about the material and was able to convey the material so that we got a good understanding of the subjects.”

Jon Lindley – Team Development – SDLC, UML,& Pair Programming – Days (STL)

“Jon is a really good instructor and he helps everyone understand the things they don’t understand.”

Hai Hilvitz – Windows Server Administration 1 – Days

“Instructor was great, always made sure everyone understood what they were doing and why they were doing it.”

“The instructor was very thorough in explaining the content.”

“Content was delivered in a way that was easy to understand.”

Matt Neilsen – Windows Server Administration 1 – Days (STL)

“Matt’s understanding of the material is a great help when we have questions”

“appreciate the time matt took to explain things i was behind on compared to everyone else”

“This dude sure knows his stuff. Seriously, he has an example for like everything we go over.”

“AD is everywhere. Great material to learn”

“Matt is a good dude. I like him. He is nice.”

Caleb George – Windows Server Administration 2 – Eves

“Caleb is very knowledgeable in this subject and gave good examples and explained things thoroughly.”

“Caleb was really knowledgeable on the subject that we were studying and was extremely helpful when we didn’t understand something. He was willing to work with us for as long as we needed.”

“Caleb was always available to assist individual students to catch up with the lesson’s labs and helped to keep up whenever there were complex situations. Caleb performed above and beyond to deliver a very complete overall picture of course material.”

“Very helpful and informative.”

“Enjoyed the lab work. getting hands on made it feel like I learned a lot.”

“Relaxing and friendly environment.”

Week of March 19, 2018

Jeff Overhaug – Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 1 v3 – Days

“Jeff was extremely knowledgeable on the subject matter and engaging. I thought how you went over the previous days content in a short review each day was very helpful.”

“I like the repeating of the labs to understand how to do it all better.”

“Instructor was great. Morning review was superb.”

“Overhaug was able to present the information in a way that kept the class moving allowing us to cover a lot of information quickly and ask questions about applications.”

“Instructor was very helpful in answering my questions.”

“Jeff is super knowledgeable about the subject material. It was great working in Boson on the sims because we would learn how to do something and then the next day we would rebuild the sim and add a little bit more making it much easier to understand and retain because it wasn’t all just thrown at us one time with no way to completely grasp. If we have a problem with our lab Jeff comes over and helps us figure out where we went wrong but instead of just pointing out the issue he explained how it happened and why the correct way to do it is the correct way and how it all makes sense.”

“Enjoyed the class.”

“The servers in the back of the class were a helpful visual.”

“Classroom environment was very good. There was lots of hands on lab which was very helpful for learning and maintaining the material covered.”

“Loved the flow of the class. Everyday we were taught about the material and then got to apply so we could further understand the material.”

David Ray – A+ Essentials 901 – Hardware, Devices, and Networks – Days

“Knowing this was the first time he taught this specific class he did really well. His knowledge was helpful.”

“Ray did a great job moving us along and giving us visual representation.”

“Answered my questions clearly stayed after class to help me.”

“I think the instructor did a great job. The instructor was amazing at staying on track while still allowing plenty of time for questions and discussion. I imagine this is an absurdly difficult class to teach considering both the content and time constraints. Mr Ray exceeded my expectations.”

“Very knowledgable.”

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

“Matt has a great knowledge of server management.”

“Matt good. Matt smart. Me like Matt.”

“Matt is doing a great job teaching the material.”

“Matt is pretty awesome” 🙂

Jeff DeMaranville – Front-End Development 2 – JavaScript & jQuery – Days

“Jeff always willing stop for specific questions before continuing on. Making sure all are good before next topic.”

“Jeff took so much extra time to really help us with all our questions and really helped me personally get my personal site up and running and looking fantastic! Thank you!!”

Kasama Kasemvudhi – Cybersecurity Essentials with CompTIA Security+ – Days

“Kasama was great! He has a good way of making things easy to understand.”

“Great instructor!”

“Kasama is by the best teacher I’ve ever had K-12 and post High School. The jokes are phenomenal and his dance moves are better than Jagger.”

“Kasama was very entertaining and very knowledgeable.”

“A lot of enthusiasm realy kept us all engaged.”

“Kasama is a fantastic instructor. He was able to relate the Sec+ material to real life experience. His entertaining teaching style kept the class engaged and really made it easy to absorb.”

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

“Chuck did a great job of relating real world examples to the code in this course. It was a lot of material to cover, but he always had time to stop and answer questions. It was very helpful to take a web project from “zero” to complete, and to have plenty of lab time to accomplish the various development steps.”

Caleb George – Windows Server Administration 2 – Days

“Great wealth of knowledge. Listened to class request for tips that will help us in the field and practice.”

“The instructor was helpful in staying after or during lunch to help any students with whatever they need!”

“Very knowledgeable on the subjects he taught. I liked the fact he walking around the classroom to ensure everyone was paying attention and was caught up on the current lab. He answered every question that was asked with out any issues.”

“Instructor was proficient in all areas of material and explained everything extremely well!”

“Loved the labs with hands-on experience, then working through them together to ensure understanding.”

Chris Dunbar – Systems & Security Career Foundation – Days (STL)

“Incredible instruction about what we will really be doing in the field. Made everything very easy to understand and enjoyable, all while building an effective resume and cover letter.”

“Chris is a great instructor but also a real down to earth guy, which means I can really connect with him and learn much from him. He has a great style in how he teaches and he really cares and takes the needed time to make sure we all understand what is being shared and that the entire class is in the same loop.”

“I love how the classes are not large which makes so much more interaction. The rooms are bright and the performance of the technology is awesome. Just in my first week at Centriq has shown me that I made an excellent choice coming to Centriq Training.”

David Ray – A+ Essentials – Server Configuration and Help Desk Training – Eves

“He let the class choose what to review and how long we wanted to stay on the topic. Kept everything at a nice steady pace without overwhelming us with too much at one time.”

“Ray was great”

Week of March 26, 2018

Chris Dunbar – A+ Essentials 901 – Hardware, Devices, and Networks – Days (STL)

“Helps that the instructor has gone through the course.”

“Chris is awesome. I enjoy his approach to 901 and the subject matter.”

“Presented an insane amount of information in an easy to understand manner and environment. Boy, do I love A+.”

David Ray – A+ Essentials 902 – Operating Systems and Security – Days

“I like how you brought in real world experiences to illustrate networks”

“I think Mr. Ray is an excellent instructor. I think he established a good rapport with the students; he was friendly without losing control of the classroom. He also makes it clear that he is available for additional assistance for anyone who wants to stay after class.”

Chuck Wieners – Full Stack Development Project – Build Week – Days

“Very knowledgeable, always willing to help, overall a great instructor. Only wish we could’ve had him in more than just the final weeks.”

“Overall environment was great.”

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

“Hai was very helpful during project.”

“Hai is an extremely knowledgeable instructor. He helped our class through our the problems we had on our build patiently, and made sure we understood how to fully deploy a network.”

“Wonderful instructor! Thank you Hai, for putting up with us.”

“I liked how instead of just giving the answer the instructor led us to the answer by asking more questions.”

“Two thumbs up!”

“Loved getting to work on the servers!”

Jon Lindley – Advanced MVC – Design Patterns, Unit Testing, & Advanced User Interactions – Days (STL)

“Pretty darn good.”

Caleb George – PowerShell Programming for Network Administration – Days

“Great instruction! Very clear and concise. Instructor was able to take a large amount of information and manage his time to ensure that the topics were understood through the use of reviews and quizzes.”

“You’re very knowledgeable of the material taught in this class, so thank you for bringing the most you can out of a command line interface because im sure that is not easy.”

“Caleb was extremely knowledgeable on the subject matter and was always willing to take the time to help those that needed it. I was extremely impressed by his utilization of our time as almost every minute was used to further our skills and knowledge.”

“Very knowledgeable on PowerShell and was able to answer all questions I had.”

“Well done, I liked the flow of the course.”

“This class is meant to build the foundation of Powershell essentials and it does just that.”

“I loved the way the training content was outlines. Gave us the right tools to understand as much as possible in the one week of training.”

Jeff Overhaug – Windows Server Administration 3 – Days

“Instructor was very attentive to everyone’s questions and took time to explain things one on one. Pace of instruction was conducive to retaining the content being taught. Professional and fun to joke with.”

“Very approachable instructor and very knowledgeable. Always has a willingness to help the students.”

“Jeff is an amazing instructor! He explains things in a way we can understand and makes sure we know what is going on. The classroom has a fun feel and everyone is excited to come to class.”

“Explained problems efficiently as well as being very attentive to detail.”

“Really enjoyed the full day of review.”

“Organized and detailed environment.”

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

“everyone is awesome”

“The past three weeks of windows server have been my favorite of the course. This part of the class, I feel, has provided the most real-world usability”

“Active Directory is extremely important in the Tech world and I feel like these three weeks of Server Administration have been among the best in the course for making me feel prepared to enter the working world and be effective & knowledgeable”

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

“the best”

“Instructor cares he shows. Dynamic instructor tried teaching different ways and that appreciated Definitely the type of teacher a student would like to have”

“Derek is a great instructor”

“Derek was great at making the classroom a fun relaxed place where i felt comfortable to ask questions about things i didn’t understand well. He also exuded an obvious love of programming, and that is something that really motivated me, and made me feel confident about what i was learning, because i knew that the person that i was learning from had a drive for what he was teaching.”

“Give this guy a raise! Derek far exceeded my expectations. It’s hard coming in after a long day of work and his energy makes me excited to see what we are going to tackle that day. He is very respectful of everyone’s time as well.”

“great instructor, was very helpful”

“Derek was very helpful and gave me encouragement when I felt like I wasn’t understanding the material.”

“Derek is the best. his pacing and explanations are well done and easily understood.”

Kasama Kasemvudhi – Windows Server Administration 3 – Eves

“Kasama was really good at helping if I needed it.”

“Good at explaining the subject.”

“Friendly and fun.”