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November 11 02:28 AM

Classroom Experience - March 2021

Student Comments

  • “You took a completely new concept to me and made it so that it was recognizable.”
  • “I feel that Centriq Training has been an amazing opportunity and foundation setter for anyone that had the motivation and passion to pick up a new trade or career path.”
  • “PowerShell week has been my favorite. It made me feel like a big brain hacker and the concepts were easy to grasp.”

Jared Long – Front-End Development 2 – Evenings

  • “The JS labs”

Chuck Wieners – Introduction to MVC – Days

  • “Chuck is absolutely amazing and knowledgeable – I really love the morning reviews of yesterday’s content. Especially when a strong understanding is needed to improve upon the content the next day.”
  • “I love the energy”
  • “I love the morning reviews that we did. It helped to say the things we were learning out loud and to take note of where I was in understanding.”
  • “I loved the instruction given by this instructor. I appreciated the answers given when we ask to expand on a topic or questions to help our understanding. I would give you an extra point for showing us your big cat but it only goes up to 9. Excellent teaching style.”
  • “Morning Review”
  • “Chuck is amazing! And MVC is terrifying and he did a good job of mitigating that!”
  • “MVC is awesome! I can see all the pieces coming together!”
  • “I enjoyed seeing things come full-circle, how the different tiers connect to each other.”
  • “Chuck!”
  • “never had any problems”
  • “Great stuff”

James Caldwell – Front-End Framworks – Days

  • “React”

Adam Jurotich – PowerShell for System Administration – Days

  • “Hands down the best instructor I’ve had. Period.”
  • “Extremely grateful that I had Adam as an Instructor. He really was an amazing and insightful teacher.”
  • “A one-of-a-kind instructor. Both incredibly knowledgeable and personable. Unlike any instructor/trainer I have ever experienced.”
  • “Freaking Awesome.”
  • “Great Instructor, you can tell the guy knows his stuff and I learned a lot from him”
  • “Very informative, made the class fun.”
  • “I never heard of Powershell before, and now i’m just amazed by what it can do.”
  • “Adam, teaching me how to use powershell as a CLI if I didn’t want to use CMD Prompt.”
  • “Powershell really keeps me engaged, even though I had personal matters to take care of this week. I take great satisfaction in taking raw materials and turning them into a function object, whether that be physical or logical. Seeing the prompts work at the end of it all really is just topper on the cake each time.”
  • “Powershell”
  • “The last PowerShell Script that we got to write.”
  • “Hands on learning”
  • “Learning shortcuts to create VMs”
  • “I’m gunna miss Adam. Best teacher hands down, he really knows his stuff and knows it well enough to make everyday interesting and new. So far, the best investment I’ve ever made is coming to Centriq.”
  • “Freaking Awesome. Loved learning PowerShell. It was fun getting to write up scripts.”
  • “He’s a great instructor who takes the time to get to know his students individually.”
  • “I keep progressing towards my goal.”
  • “Freaking Awesome. So Comfortable to be in.”
  • “I thoroughly enjoyed Powershell, I plan on taking my knowledge to the next level and really diving deep into it after graduation.”
  • “Very Fun and entertaining.”
  • “A lot to learn and still not done, but I have a good head start thanks to Adam.”

Jeff DeMaranville – PowerShell for System Administration – Days

  • “Great class. Loved the time that was taken on each step and the explanations along the way. The way you can write notes in was extremely helpful.”
  • “You took a completely new concept to me and made it so that it was recognizable.”
  • “I do not have any improves that I can think of.”
  • “Great class and teacher. Kind of makes me sad I didn’t choose the coding side of things to learn.”
  • “Providing input and having the desired output come out was pretty cool. Literally making tech work for us.”
  • “Learning the new CMDLETs”
  • “Seeing the code I made work.”
  • “Being able to put in a couple hours work upfront to make it easier on the back end.”
  • “Understanding PowerShell scripting”
  • “Learning to start a VM through PowerShell”
  • “Loved the class. Sad it was only a week.”
  • “Everything went smooth, no issues.”

Chris Dunbar – IT PRO Project Week 2 – Days

  • “Mr. Dunbar is one of the easiest instructors to get along with. He keeps everyone engaged and has a great personality. His patience when a student is having an issue and ability to get them back on track is right there with the best we had.”
  • “You did a great job making us all feel comfortable during this kinda scary time. We’re about to go into the real world and join the professionals and it’s wild. Thanks for making this week comfortable for us.”
  • “Chris it was an honor having you as a instructor thank you very much”
  • “on point”
  • “The self driven time was good.”
  • “Hands on learning and labs were the most helpful part.”
  • “Thanks for all your help this semester!”
  • “Thanks for being available and helpful throughout the final project. I appreciated all the feedback and direction.”
  • “smooth week”
  • “No issues with Zoom.”
  • “good times”

Matt Neilsen – IT PRO Project Week 1 – Days

  • “labs”
  • “Getting in the classroom and being hands on with the devices”

Frank Pflumm – Help Desk Fundamentals 2 – Evenings

  • “Labs again”
  • “Learning how to set up virtual machines”
  • “Hands on portion and labs”
  • “Always an excellent job of providing a foundation for my next course, I feel confident and prepared”

Matt Schwarzenberger – Windows Server Administration 2 – Evenings

  • “Very knowledgeable about the subject.”
  • “This was actually nice to learn and put to use on the VM environments. Very useful stuff.”
  • “Labs”
  • “The classroom environment”

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

  • “Reviewing C# was very beneficial”
  • “Stand ups in the morning are an enjoyable way to start the day’s events.”
  • “Honestly, hearing the real world process and experiences that Chris shared with us.”
  • “Learning more about collections in C#”
  • “Chris is a wealth of information and willingly shares it with a great friendly presence.”
  • “Learning how to use Dictionaries. They were the key component to get my dungeon application”
  • “I enjoyed trying the challenging code challenges”

Jeff DeMaranville – MVC2: MVC & Data Integration – Days

  • “I enjoyed having Jeff as an instructor. He gave us bonus content based on the observations we made about the user’s journey with our MVC site. The pace was great. He adapted to our needs based on the day and time. He made sure to cover everything we needed to know with thoughtful answers to our questions. I like that he told us examples of how to do something in another way when we asked him about refactoring something. What I really like about him is his positive attitude, humor, and compassionate demeanor. It makes me feel comfortable asking for help. This was a fun week and I learned a TON of exciting things I’m going to be able to use in my career. Thank you, Jeff!”
  • “Jeff is overall awesome.”
  • “Just the knowledge itself, salt and peppering your ASP.NET MVC data driven application with UX and everything is great!”
  • “I love seeing how all of the things we have been learning so far come together to create a bigger picture!”
  • “Using real-world examples and implementing them into our learning process when building websites.”
  • “The pure amount of things we learned in such little time.”
  • “Jeff is doing really great. Always super supportive and helpful, and teaches clearly!”
  • “Everything is great!”
  • “Feeling good!”
  • “Great!”
  • “We learned so much this week!”

James Caldwell – Front-End Development 1 – Days

  • “You were great.”
  • “I like James a lot. He is patient with everyone and does a good job at explaining everything.”
  • “Mr. Caldwell is very accommodating and makes sure everyone in the class understands what is going on in the code and how it is represented within a webpage. He does not hesitate to slow down or stop to explain a concept more clearly when a student is having trouble.”
  • “Did a great job. James is very nice and open to questions.”
  • “James Caldwell is a great instructor he is very clear with his delivery of content and also goes more in detail if needed. He made sure that the class was able to preform each task before moving on to the next topic and provided time for those who needed to catch up. I think Centriq has and will benefit for having him as an instructor.”
  • “Thank you for going back to the code once you finished demonstrating what was done in the local host . You explaining what is goin on, while displaying the code in visual studio rather then on the website we built helps me understand more.”
  • “building the small business site.”
  • “The amount of webpage customization we were taught.”
  • “Learning the different functions of CSS and how they can make basic HTML look more appealing to the eye”
  • “Being able to understand with the breakdown. Being it explained to me, we then do it together and then I do it myself with asking question and directions.”
  • “Definitely our instructor James, I don’t think I would have made it through this week without him. Very knowledge and helpful really couldn’t ask for more.”
  • “I came in to this course with a brief understanding of html and css. I had questions about both from learning on my own and all of those questions were answered this week. Thank you!”
  • “I think this is a great course with the content provided and gives you the necessary tools to be successful starting a new career as a Full Stack Developer”
  • “Edward is the best”
  • “No support was needed for me, everything worked as it should.”
  • “It was good.”
  • “I was able to understand the content of this class extremely well and retain a majority of the information.”
  • “It is week 1, the other students were very helpful when on campus. People helped each other and we worked well together.”
  • “Great and helpful”

Jim MacAuley – Linux Administration – Days

  • “Jim was a great teacher and extremely helpful with any and all questions. He goes at a pace that is easy to follow and really talks things out to make it understandable”
  • “Jim was great.”
  • “The Firefly themed lab at the end of the week. I love themed labs.”
  • “I thought it was cool building the email server and sending myself an email.”
  • “troubleshooting”
  • “Just lucky to have a good instructor and good class.”
  • “I had a wonderful time and learned more than I thought I would be able to learn.”
  • “Thanks for the Career Fair Tips this week!!”
  • “I feel very confident in what I have learned through the track thus far.”
  • “Linux is a tough course but, the way the course is structured helps to make it flow and stick with us.”

Andrew Mackay – Windows System Administration 1 – Days

  • “Great job showing us very thoroughly the first time. I feel like we got most of it right the first time this week with your guidance”
  • “You have a great way of describing things that makes it easy to understand.”
  • “Is a great instructor who has very good skills in being personable while also being able to keep disruptions to a minimum.”
  • “I really liked that each time we completed one part of setting up the VM that you would throw in a new thing to do on top of what we already have done.”
  • “Great instructor. Kept the class entertaining and fun. Also since we had progressed through the course faster than anticipated , he added content was great to enhance real world situations.”
  • “I learned a ton this week and really enjoyed it. You were really easy to follow along with and provided a ton of help to everyone who needed it.”
  • “Great instruction and did a good job of keeping us on track even with the constant interruptions from a classmate.”
  • “Very knowledgeable and helpful.”
  • “I really loved that this course was so lab oriented. It was fun and engaging”
  • “Having to make functioning domains and troubleshooting them are fantastic.”
  • “Learning everything in a walkthrough on the VM instead of on slides and then running through it on my own after learning how to do it.”
  • “labs”
  • “The labs. Hands down they were the best part, any real world application is great to learn.”
  • “Lots of labs”
  • “Learning how to set up a domain”
  • “I liked all of the labs that we did.”
  • “Linking all the devices together and then seeing them communicate.”
  • “Feel really good about all of the stuff that we learned this week.”
  • “I had no issues with being virtual”
  • “I really like that there was a big focus on VMs it did a lot to help me learn how to properly setup the domain.”
  • “Loved all the labs. Was great to finally start tying the knowledge from previous course into real world applications.”
  • “Very in depth class full of good practical knowledge.”
  • “Took his time to explain steps/processes multiple times. Made it easy for all 11 of us to understand why/what we were doing and how it would apply to future jobs.”

Adam Jurotich – Systems & Security Career Foundations – Days

  • “very friendly, made class fun and engaging”
  • “Very easy to talk to and engage with, Adam makes the class very enjoyable.”
  • “Everything was incredibly well presented. The outline of the course, and what the expectations are were clearly laid out by the instructor. Any and all questions were promptly answered, and I left everyday feeling confident in what was presented and knew exactly what needed to be done for the next day.”
  • “small class size, good teacher, clear goal”
  • “That is seriously challenging me.”
  • “So far my favorite aspect of this course has been how easy it is to learn all of the factors that go into it.”
  • “The concise nature of the material. Doesn’t seem to really include any “fluff,” and gets rights into what needs to be learned.”
  • “Keep up the good work!!!”
  • “None really so far. They were quick to reach out and let it be known what they are there for and how they can be reached.”
  • “Everything worked flawlessly online. The link for the virtual classroom was easy to find, and the video app had little to no hiccups in setup and performance. I was able to stay focused and aware of everything going on during all online teaching.”
  • “Course curriculum is great.”
  • “The course flows very smoothly, and its consistent which makes it easy to follow.”
  • “The syllabus/road map for the course was easy to follow and understand. I felt my style of learning was well accommodated, and the examples and class exercises helped solidify what was being taught.”
  • “The classroom environment is great due to the instructor makes everybody comfortable.”
  • “For the brief two days we spent in-person this week, I felt the classroom set up was well thought out and made for a comfortable and effective learning environment. Minimal distractions, and plenty of tools (large monitor in front of class, plenty of desk space, etc.) to help facilitate learning.”

Matt Schwarzenberger – Networking Fundamentals 1 – Days

  • “The labs were great.”
  • “I have really enjoyed this first week in net+. Our instructor Matt has made this challenging week a lot less stressful. He puts our learning first and I don’t think you can find a better teacher. No complaints whatsoever.”
  • “He was incredibly patient with those of us having a lot of problems and helping troubleshoot them. If you didn’t understand something, he’d find other ways to explain it until you did.”
  • “My instructor and teammates who helped me through this week.”
  • “The Labs help me put what we learned into better perspective on how this works and how to use it”
  • “The virtual labs, loved creating the servers”
  • “The in-depth knowledge of the instructor and use of VM’s”
  • “My favorite aspect has been learning how networks actually work!”
  • “Doing labs and discussing how things work in a job environment.”
  • “Probably troubleshooting in labs”
  • “The labs”
  • “It was a great week. I am rolling when it comes to the labs.”

Matt Neilsen – IT Pro Project Week 2 – Days

  • “Thank you MATT”
  • “Matt is an incredible teacher he has done great job helping us get through the last month and half. He does a great job of letting you attempt figuring an issue out before giving you an answer.”
  • “Matt is an awesome instructor and is a perfect fit for the back half of the program. He did a great job preparing me for the next step in my path to IT.”
  • “LABS”
  • “The amount of preparation we had for the presentation.”

Frank Pflumm – Systems & Security Career Foundations – Days

  • “Frank is great. He really breaks technical terminology down for everybody to understand what is going on.”
  • “Absolutely got my mind to working”
  • “2: Instructor Pflumm is very knowledgeable about the material. I found it very easy to ask questions or requesting help.”
  • “Frank is an astounding teacher. He tries to connect to everyone on a personal level, whether it is through sharing experiences and past stories to caring about the class progressing and learning as a collective team.”
  • “Mr Pflumm has been an amazing instructor this week and i feel that he provides a very positive and straight forward teacher. I am happy Centriq has such high quality instructors.”
  • “So far everything has been great!”
  • “I really like that Frank uses personal stories to tell us things that may happen in the field and it helps us be more relatable to the instructor and makes a more personal connection and gives me drive to pay attention”
  • “The brotherhood with my fellow classmates”
  • “introduction to technology and other professional aspects”
  • “With having little to almost no IT knowledge and experience I found that the material was presented in a way where it can be easily absorbed and retained.”
  • “Hearing about Frank’s personal experiences really helped build a foundation and respect that helped get the point of the material across and to keep the class intriguing.”
  • “openness of the instructor and willingness to help”
  • “Teaching us what we need to know to get the job done and no extra nonsense”
  • “The student teacher engagement has been the best part, I went to school last semester and it was a terrible experience because the teacher did not have much interaction with us. I was a bit worried that i would run into that problem but it was the opposite”
  • “The learning style has been great, love doing review everyday to refresh everything.”
  • “simple and easy to understand”
  • “I really enjoy the that we do not feel like a class room we feel more like a team that is learning everything step by step”
  • “I like the interpersonal stuff ie. talking to other students”
  • “a lot more hands on and only on information we need to get a job nothing like normal school”
  • “Frank treats us like adults and makes us feel like we know IT already.”
  • “I can’t wait to start a career in IT”
  • “I feel that Centriq Training has been an amazing opportunity and foundation setter for anyone that had the motivation and passion to pick up a new trade or career path.”
  • “I am really enjoying my first week at school and am very excited to keep learning. I have never been this excited to learn something new before and i just want to keep learning.”
  • “I enjoy that we have these resources available when needed”
  • “I want to be the best. I study outside of the class a lot”
  • “Today 12Mar2021 Instructor Pflumm was able to introduce the Quizlet tools to help assist in our study and the retention of the material. I feel that it will help with my methods for studying in the future.”
  • “Studying has always been a week point in my learning experience and as i grow as a Centriq student i will be using more time to study”
  • “This was great. once I figured out how to focus at home I was able to be more successful at home.”
  • “First time working or taking courses online/from home and I am really surprised how well and natural it feels when trying to absorb the material.”
  • “this is my first time using zoom and I thought I would have difficulty learning but Frank keeps us pulled into the learning experience and if he see a student not paying attention he will ask if everything is okay”
  • “This week we started to learn ports on Monday afternoon. Every morning we would review and just when I thought it was getting redundant frank switched it up and we used a competitive way to study”
  • “7: The course objectives were clearly defined from the instructor for the core course material.”
  • “Frank showed us multiple ways to study and was very big into driving the class into a more team based environment so all the student are willing to help each other out when needed”
  • “I like how we were spread out.”
  • “Everything has been great”
  • “It was comfortable in the class room.”

Chris Nuckolls – Project Management for the Developer – Days

  • “Really enjoyed having Chris for this class.”
  • “Being in class coordinating with my partner for the project.”
  • “Getting a better idea on what it feels like to jump into a project and slam out some work!”
  • “The sense of real world experience as far as working on a team to complete a project”
  • “Getting updated feedback on my portfoilio projects”
  • “Being able to work in a team for the entirety of the project. It was a nice change having another person’s input.”
  • “Collaborating with classmates has made this my favorite course in our track yet.”
  • “This is a far better way in my opinion to conduct class”

Jenna Beckett – MVC3: Advanced MVC – Days

  • “Jenna is always so helpful, kind, and happy! She always takes the time to help us, even after hours, and you can tell that she really, truly, deeply cares about her job. Would give 10/10 if I could!!”
  • “Her way of explaining this and checking where we are in the learning process periodically was helpful. Thank you, Jenna!”
  • “Jenna is genuinely best there is!”
  • “I feel like one thing I really need to work on is honing my logic and I feel like a lot of the advanced functionality we worked through really helped with that”
  • “I love the learning environment. Even though it was heavy content, we still got to laugh and lighten the mood to take off some of the pressure while still making great progress.”
  • “All the high level concepts tying together”
  • “Everything is going great!”
  • “I am thrilled to continue on and keep creating and learning!!”
  • “Never encountered a problem.”
  • “Tough stuff but great curriculum.”

Frank Pflumm – Help Desk Fundamentals 1- Days

  • “genuinely cares about our success, made it exciting to come to class.”
  • “Frank is an excellent teacher. He enjoys engaging with each one of us. He plans his week out according to our schedule being hybrid virtual, making the best course of action for out education.”
  • “Pflumm is by far one the best instructors I have had in a learning environment”
  • “very good Lots of info and understanding everything well”
  • “I was able to jump in and ask questions much more easily when there was a subject that I was not quite grasping. Adam Haile”
  • “great learnng environment”
  • “virtual machines”
  • “Hands on with computers and rebooting with new installations of windows and how to get VM’s up and running.”
  • “hands on portion”
  • “learning what is needed to do the job and nothing extra”
  • “I really liked how involved i am with the class, i cant just sit back and do nothing.”
  • “the hands on approach and how the instructor is willing to stay and help if it is needed”
  • “Lecturing. Pflumms voice is just magic and makes me want to learn more and more.”
  • “I liked the hands on practice”
  • “My favorite aspect would be doing the labs and learning through repetition and review”
  • “I would say when learning the differences of RAID, even though it is a simplistic subject just going over the different arrays of how to store data and the advantages and disadvantages for each type can help in a wide range to improve processes or networks”
  • “the Labs”
  • “Frank Pflumm has been a personable and knowledgeable instructor. He treats the students as if they are on the same level as himself. What I mean is from a level of respect he treats us not only as students but colleagues or coworkers which intern builds a relationship where everyone respects one another as equals no matter the individual’s background. It is a rare gift to have and a commendable one at that. Thank you for all your hard work and going above and beyond to educate your students. Adam Haile”
  • “we always start a day off with review that helps solidify what we learned over the course and its making all the knowledge stick”
  • “I was introduced to Onenote by a fellow classmate which allowed me to transpose my notes from a written, notebook, format to the digital Onenote format. While going over my notes to make sure they all make the transition to the digital format allowed me to essentially review everything we had went over for the current or previous days.”
  • “Frank and Jajuan, are excellent at keeping us all going in the write direction each day and expanding out knowledge.”
  • “Im sure it is home ISP dependent but some of the material is slower to load for some than others.”
  • “this has been my first time using zoom or any virtual areas to learn and communicate with multiple people and it has been a good experience so far”
  • “The environment was well maintained even in the virtual setting or the work from home aspect. it was engaging even with the everyday distraction”
  • “from the instructor to the classmates we are like on big friend group”

Adam Jurotich – Help Desk Fundamentals 1- Days

  • “makes the class as fun an engaging as possible”
  • “One of the best teachers I have ever had.”
  • “Adam was very quick and effective at answering any and all questions, and provided helpful examples to better solidify the material being taught.”
  • “has some hands on aspects”
  • “The information that I am not familiar with amazes me.”
  • “So far i have really enjoyed most and or all of the mathematical sides of this course!”
  • “Learning the basics of setting up Virtual Machines”
  • “nervous and excited”
  • “Felt the progression of the course is well pace, and allowing me to retain what we are learning effectively.”
  • “On campus classes are just as interesting as virtual classes.”
  • “All online material is easy to find and get to.”
  • “Amazed by how much information is presented.”
  • “The labs really are what help to get my brain moving. Love the labs a lot! Very helpful”
  • “Layout of the curriculum was logical, and easy to follow along with. The hands on exercises were great for “putting a face to the name” (so to speak) for all the material we were going over.”
  • “very positive environment”
  • “Feeling more comfortable with my class mates.”

Matt Schwarzenberger – Networking Fundamentals 2 – Days

  • “Felt very comfortable asking for help and even have an after school study session set up on zoom for our self paced study week.”
  • “Thank you for another great week of learning. I feel like I have all of the tools I need for success on the Networking+ certification. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!”
  • “He did a wonderful job.”
  • “He seems extremely knowledgeable in the field. It feels almost like job training it’s so “real”.”
  • “the labs and virtual environment in hyper-v”
  • “The labs, especially the last one”
  • “learning vmware plus the teacher”
  • “The labs are great for learning.”
  • “My favorite aspect was the learning, I feel like I have all of the tools I need to move forward with the program.”
  • “Team work”
  • “Setting up the DNS/DHCP/routers in the EOW”
  • “The fact that its just raw IT information that’s like ACTUAL technical knowledge.”
  • “Doing labs and seeing how everything fit together.”
  • “I don’t have much else to say other than that I am enjoying my time at Centriq and I’m very excited to keep learning more!”
  • “Awesome job”
  • “I take light and quick notes during class and then go over them until the information is hammered into my skull.”

Kasama Kasemvudhi – Security+ – Days

  • “Super knowledgeable while keeping us interested.”
  • “I liked how he kept everyone engaged by asking questions to different people. Kasama is extremely knowledgeable on security topics.”
  • “He did well explaining the different aspects of security and showed other things outside of the cirriculum.”
  • “Very good instructor and good at keeping the material interesting and keeping the class engaged”
  • “I had a lot of fun.”
  • “I really liked getting on the kali linux box and looking at different exploits on there.”
  • “learning about hacking and how easy it is to create a virus.”
  • “Honestly I just like security in general, it has been my favorite class as well.”
  • “appreciate the weekly emails and follow ups on the different events coming up.”
  • “While this has been the most intensive class, it also built on our previous knowledge.”

Matt Neilsen – Windows Server Administration 1 – Days

  • “Really enjoying the class.”
  • “it was fun learning from Matt”
  • “Matt is very impressive with his knowledge about all of the information that was taught this week.”
  • “Instructor was awesome answered my questions effectively and perfect.”
  • “Matt was very good at being detailed and taking things slowly.”
  • “Building on what we learned earlier to do more”
  • “Scripting and ADDS”
  • “Im really enjoying going back over the things we’ve walked through and scripting it all to run more efficiently in powershell. I really enjoy working with powershell.”
  • “Favorite aspect of the course would have to be the lab that we had done on Friday that took us thru all the things that we have learned this week.”
  • “Learning some backdoor Powershell scripts”
  • “Matt is awesome has a lot of knowledge in this field. Answers questions with great knowledge and insite to when you would use it and how you use it correctly. Just was a Great week of learning with a great intructor.”
  • “I have learned a lot of new and useful things for gearing up for a career.”
  • “Environment is always a comfortable and relaxed place.”
  • “the labs really help with applying the knowledge learned throughout the week”
  • “The Labs are freaking awesome and helped me learn the material that we was going over.”

Chris Dunbar – Windows Server Administration 2 – Days

  • “Thank you so much for doing everything you could to keep us moving forward. I really enjoyed all the labs.”
  • “I like how you present the material and keep it from feeling dry. It definitely helped me follow along better.”
  • “I loved all the labs and building on what we already know. Keep on using all the visual representations of the information it really helps with understanding the information.”
  • “Chris is an amazing teacher. Effective and funny.”
  • “Really enjoyed lecture this week, Chris did a great job of keeping it interesting and engaging. Also did a great job of keeping us on track.”
  • “Chris is extremely knowledgeable and prepared.”
  • “Everyday there was always something more added to what we already knew how to do in the VM.”
  • “the labs”
  • “The teacher honestly. Course was pretty straight forward as far as what to do and where to go. Chris’s explanation of the course was great because he not only explained why we do things but also gave real world experiences so we could better understand.”
  • “Learning to effectively setup and work inside a domain with no problems.”
  • “Lots of labs”
  • “The building of the active directory.”
  • “Chris is top notch.”
  • “Labs are great real world experience.”
  • “I love doing all the labs in this course and really help getting familiar with permissions.”
  • “Love the hands on, sticks way better in my head.”
  • “Ton of good stuff.”

Jim MacAuley – Windows Server Administration 3 – Evenings

  • “You have a lot of knowledge in the workforce. Plus I feel you are easy to talk about interviews going in or out.”
  • “Had a good time and felt more in tune with class”
  • “Teacher was great and got the information to us in a good way to understand it.”
  • “Great instructor that makes lectures less boring by make the atmosphere of the class fun and exciting”
  • “Instructor makes classroom comfortable to ask questions”
  • “Just learning the in depth of active directory”
  • “Alot of hands on work”
  • “The teacher made the class enjoyable and easy to understand the information.”
  • “Creating labs and making a project”
  • “The teamwork and teaching aspects”
  • “Two thumbs up!”
  • “This might have been the best course for me so far.”
  • “Course curriculum was clearly stated for progression”
  • “Great atmosphere between teacher and students”
  • “Classroom was always professional and fun”
  • “Best classroom environment i’ve experienced at Centriq”

James Caldwell – C# Fundamentals 2 – Days

  • “James is one of the most helpful instructors I have come across in my whole career as a student. He does not hesitate to slow down in order to make sure everyone is on the same page. He is willing to spend time with each student individually in order to help them with anything related to the course. He is very knowledgeable about the course content and is very good at presenting new topics and information effectively.”
  • “James does an amazing job at making sure everyone gets a general understanding of the content and adjusts to the class needs and focal points if people are struggling.”
  • “building classes”
  • “Learning how to use C sharp and the labs that went along with it.”
  • “So far learning the front end development with CSS and HTML”
  • “building and learning new thing”
  • “James is a great teacher and I am happy to have him for future classes”
  • “With some prior coding knowledge I find it easy to follow along and grasp new concepts. I love to expand my knowledge about programming and toy around with code on my own time.”
  • “The virtual environment is very friendly and everyone is eager to help everybody else.”

Jeff DeMaranville – FSWD Project Week 1 – Days

  • “He was great. Super professional and had alot of advice to give.”
  • “Getting to simulate a work environment and building a project”
  • “The freedom of scheduling our day based off of what makes sense in the code that we are in”
  • “Being able to do a full scale project on my own with a set time limit and work through the real world process of completing it.”

Jim MacAuley – Windows System Adminisration 3- Days

  • “I really enjoyed your teaching style. Also I noticed how you change slightly talking to different people so they can learn better. You are a very good teacher. Thank you so much!”
  • “You really made this week fun and still made sure we learned a lot more than we even realized we were. Thank you for everything you did this week.”
  • “I like how much energy you have when presenting the class. It really helped me keep focus.”
  • “Thanks for the great class. Had a lot of fun, learned even more than I thought.”
  • “great instructor”
  • “Jim did a great job of keeping the class engaging and holding the attention of the class. Really enjoyed the time spent on prem doing our large lab.”
  • “Very knowledgeable and good and getting points across.”
  • “I love the lab work”
  • “end of week lab”
  • “The teacher was great. Great learning style, supportive and funny. Made the classes fly by.”
  • “Amount of hand on (Labs)”
  • “Jim made the class fun and interesting, always showed up to class ready to learn and have some fun.”
  • “Lots of labs.”
  • “Getting to get back in class and the end of week project.”
  • “Enjoyed all of the labs throughout the course.”
  • “I feel comfortable with what I’m learning.”
  • “Labs were amazing. Helped me learn the subject without even realizing how much I learned.”
  • “Class was organized well and did a good job building on previous lessons from other ws courses.”
  • “The project has opened my eyes on what we need to look at to ensure success.”
  • “Mainly virtual but the two days in person was a great learning environment.”
  • “Actually got to be back in class and it was fun.”

Adam Jurotich – Help Desk Fundamentals 2 – Days

  • “fun and engaged”
  • “Anytime I had a question, Adam was more than helpful when it came to answering it, or looking into it if he didn’t know the answer already.”
  • “Adam had everything well laid out and presented to us both online and in-person. The presentations and topics were easy to follow along to and any questions we had were answered efficiently and effectively.”
  • “learning the real world application with the virtual help desk”
  • “Learning how to talk to “clients” and or how to do tickets.”
  • “All the practical labs we did setting up VMs, and using Command Prompt.”
  • “nervous and excited”
  • “The pacing was great and I felt like I was able to retain everything comfortably.”
  • “prepared for test very well”
  • “The labs and hands-on work helped me out more than most of the other options when it comes to learning.”
  • “Everything was easy to follow along to, and the labs and examples we did online and in class helped solidify everything we were learning about.”
  • “very positive environment”

Matt Neilsen – Windows System Administration 2 – Days

  • “Matt really went out his way make sure the class was understanding the material.”
  • “Troubleshooting issues on my own”
  • “I’m just trying to survive and learn as much as I can”
  • “the labs”
  • “Hands on is always the favorite.”
  • “Always love the hands on experience that I am getting during all the courses thus far.”

Jeff Overhaug – ITPro Project Week 1 – Day

  • “Great instructor. Was super helpful and approachable.”
  • “Jeff was super helpful and helped bring ideas and thought full circle. I believe Jeff is extremely knowledgeable and was a huge help to my overall learning.”
  • “extremely helpful”
  • “Putting all of our knowledge together in the project has been very fun. Not only is it enjoyable, but Im learning that I am remembering more than I thought I would.”
  • “My favorite aspect of the course was getting some hands on training with actual physical equipment and seeing them be able to talk across the room.”
  • “hands on learning on hardware”
  • “Seeing it come together with hardware and software seeing how things need to be set up to actually set up an entire network was really cool.”
  • “Seeing everything coming together”
  • “always helpful”
  • “I believe that I have taken a lot from my time at Centriq.”
  • “being onsite was very helpful”
  • “I really enjoyed being able to come in and set up a full network and see how the pieces fit together in a non-virtual environment.”
  • “love hands on learning”

Frank Pflumm – Help Desk Fundamentals 2 – Days

  • “Great Job, Frank was extraordinary and very intellectual, constructive when trying to answer our absurd questions, as well as his teaching methods.”
  • “I am hoping that every instructor I meet in the program is as helpful as Frank has been during these first couple weeks.”
  • “Truly appreciate the help & patients.”
  • “Frank was great”
  • “Pflumm has been one of the best, if not the best, instructors or teachers I have had. Personable skills and exceptional by treating us as colleges and being straight forward with out sugar coating.”
  • “Getting to know Frank, hear his stories.”
  • “defiantly hands on portion”
  • “Getting the info we need and nothing extra”
  • “the labs and review everyday really helped”
  • “Hands on.”
  • “labs”
  • “So far I would have to say the labs but I do enjoy all the content presented.”
  • “Frank!”
  • “I like the labs and practical work”
  • “getting to learn more through Pflumm and the classmates and building the brotherly relationships and friendships.”
  • “The engagement and the hands on learning”
  • “Keep up the good work”
  • “I have been working on my studying techniques over the time I have been here”
  • “We all got together and made sure everybody was good to go.”
  • “everything was awesome”
  • “For the bad situation we had with covid the learning experience has far exceeded my expectation.”
  • “the labs were the best part”
  • “Frank did a great job”
  • “In the virtual course were made to where the material was explained in a manner that was easier to understand. The onsite courses are great opportunities to give hands on training for real world experiences.”
  • “everything was great”
  • “Great environment.”

Chris Dunbar – Networking Fundamentals 1 – Evenings

  • “very helpful”
  • “Great Job Man”
  • “great over all, i liked the jokes and delivery of the information.”
  • “Chris made it really easy to ask questions, and was very knowledgeable of the material. I really appreciated that he was able break the really complicated topics down into easy to understand pieces.”
  • “Great instructor, helped us keep a great pace. Even with work and school I felt like I could keep up.”
  • “Very willing to elaborate and facilitate the overall success of the class.”
  • “I liked the humor throughout the lecture. Made it more fun”
  • “Thanks for making it a comfortable environment for letting us ask questions and clarify things! It actually rocks.”
  • “Chris was nothing less than outstanding. His teaching skills, cert knowledge, field knowledge analogies, and availability to help made this course very enjoyable. He was a fantastic instructor and I wish I had him again!”
  • “lab activities”
  • “Labs. Chris was awesome. He wasn’t boring. Taught Well. Always asked if we had questions. When we did have questions. He answered to the best of his ability.”
  • “labs”
  • “My favorite aspect was the interactions with the instructor”
  • “Definitely the labs”
  • “Netsim”
  • “learning how to make the machines respond and networking”
  • “Easy to follow and really cool teacher”
  • “The labs were awesome.”
  • “Lab work”
  • “The labs by far.”
  • “The instructor and furthering my knowledge of computers and networking!”
  • “Chris was awesome. He wasn’t boring. Taught Well. Always asked if we had questions. When we did have questions. He answered to the best of his ability.”
  • “It was a fun class, one that I looked forward to going to. Thanks for all the help”
  • “Great teaching tactics, was really able to start grasping everything, still long way to go but you helped a lot”
  • “Again, Chris was outstanding. I hope to cross paths again.”
  • “over all good so far”
  • “Feeling a little overwhelmed but, hoping to get more comfortable in the coming weeks. You were super encouraging to those of us that were clearly looking/feeling/acting overwhelmed.”
  • “Awesome”
  • “Chris did a great job with diagrams, the zoom class really seemed to flow.”
  • “Relaxed but remained engaging and a good environment to learn in.”
  • “knows the curriculum and taught it in an effective way”
  • “I am more of a hands on type of guy. But you did great man. Labs were my favorite”
  • “I think the course material was very well organized”
  • “I have been in the process of moving so the good mix of labs and lecture kept me through it.”
  • “Very good at pointing out essential information on each page”
  • “Nice Job”
  • “fun”
  • “Instructor was funny and welcoming”

James Caldwell – Front End Development 2- Days

  • “the instructor seems to really try and tend to everyone’s learning style”
  • “Very knowledgeable and accommodating to all student needs”
  • “I enjoy when you give the overview of the day on the notepad I’m able to follow along better and see where we are heading too.”
  • “I can use this in everyday life”
  • “My favorite part of this section was learning bootstrap and jQuery to make development a bit easier”
  • “Working from home.”
  • “learning the different functions of javascript”
  • “My classmates and instructors support.”
  • “Great job James. Everything I suggested improvement upon from the first week was fixed and I greatly appreciate it.”
  • “I feel comfortable going to him with any problem I’m facing and he’s very patient. I don’t feel as if I’m annoying him at all even if it’s a simple concept that I’m not understanding. Maybe a cool implementation for the course would be having students debug other students problem instead of the instructor (if there is time) I think that would help all the students get used to looking at problems and how to come up with a solution.”
  • “They are great”
  • “i feel like i was lagging behind but now im understanding more of the work”
  • “I struggled a bit more with this section but I feel I have a strong grasp on what we covered.”
  • “its been a journey and still learning”
  • “Very well laid out, content builds on previous content within the section.”
  • “I understand it and enjoy and see the connection with FED1”

Jenna Beckett – Front End Frameworks- Days

  • “Jenna is always more than helpful, and she really loves what she does — it’s evident. She always takes the time to help us with whatever we’re stuck on/need more clarification on, even if it means cutting into her evenings and weekend. All together wonderful!”
  • “I learn a lot from Jenna’s teaching delivery. I told her about struggles in class and her response was helpful solutions and insight. Having her as an instructor has helped me level up as a developer. Jenna is nothing short of amazing!”
  • “Jenna is the actual best!”
  • “React is such a cool framework to work with. It’s pretty difficult, but it’s apparent that it is so powerful!”
  • “Jenna is amazing as always!”
  • “Everything is going great!”

Chris Dunbar – PowerShell Programming for System Administration- Days

  • “Chris was awesome this week. Starting the mornings off with verbal review was really nice for checking on memory recall. The only way that could be improved is maybe turning it into some sort of game to elevate engagement from students who are less willing to be put on the spot. Chris also made the material very digestible and easy to understand.”
  • “Instructor was super fun and engaging! I hope to have him again.”
  • “This class has been amazing. Through out the week, I really appreciated the repetitiveness with the steps in working through PowerShell. I personally feel like I have a good grasp on it and cannot wait to use it in my career.”
  • “Did a wonderful job at correcting mistakes. Very gracious and let us know that all the mistakes are very normal.”
  • “You made the class relaxing and fun, even while sick at the beginning the way you layed out the info was easy to understand”
  • “I have had a very fun week learning the basics of scripting in PowerShell thanks to you. The learning process has been great, your pacing is very good, you let us digest the information and tell us why we’re doing things which helps me understand the things I’m learning even more. I do not have have any constructive criticism you made it easy to learn for me, thank you!!”
  • “He did an awesome job! Keep up the good work!”
  • “I honestly didn’t think I would like powershell but Chris makes it so easy to understand and his repetition really helps drive the information home. He was also really good about not leaving you behind when you had a problem. He really did make this class fun, I kind of hate that its only one week but looking forward to having him as an instructor again.”
  • “Content was great and I think you did an amazing job describing not only how buy why we were doing whatever it was that we were doing. That made everything stick very well.”
  • “I thought the explanations were very good and lessons were well paced.”
  • “Class was great. 100% :)”
  • “PowerShell week has been my favorite. It made me feel like a big brain hacker and the concepts were easy to grasp.”
  • “Learning the Script and automation Process.”
  • “I loved talking with TGS and the configuration of the server via powershell.”
  • “Power Shell was really fun doing something physical and interactive especially the teacher”
  • “Powershell was foreign to me and now I have a basic understanding of what it is and how to navigate it.”
  • “My favorite aspect was learning a new skill that I will definitely be using in the field.”
  • “Learning different ways to make my job easier.”
  • “The pace. Sometimes I miss one little thing and then fall behind and find myself playing catchup and often make mistakes doing so. At no point did I ever feel left behind or like my questions weren’t answered. I really didn’t think I’d like this course but I was wrong. Chris helped me to really enjoy it.”
  • “All of it honestly, I look forward to expanding my knowledge about this topic and applying it wo work and home.”
  • “Seeing different ways of doing things and how Powershell works into everything.”
  • “Definitely the whole thing, it really feels like we’re getting into the guts of a PC.”
  • “This course was great. It introduced me to something new and that will be useful in the field.”
  • “Keep up the good work!”
  • “👍👍👍👍”
  • “Enjoyable class, wish we spent another week on Powershell to really gain proficiency.”
  • “100% :)”
  • “Again, Chris did a phenomenal job in how he presented the material as small building blocks leading up to culminating labs.”
  • “Love everything I am learning so far. Still studying over my Network + is still a Process but i am confident and determined.”
  • “I got the basic understanding of how powershell works. With more practice I should feel more confident using it.”
  • “I feel comfortable with Powershell and looking forward to learning more.”
  • “The virtual technology aided the class well and performed as expected.”
  • “I really enjoyed powershell!”
  • “Gave Me a great basic understanding of PowerShell and i now prefer this to the command line.”
  • “I love powershell!”
  • “I can’t think of anything I’d really ask this instructor to do differently. At this point, it’s really up to me how well I do with powershell.”
  • “Curriculum was fun and engaging.”
  • “Always welcoming and great team work”

Matt Neilsen – Windows System Administration 3- Days

  • “He’s very informative about the subject matter”
  • “Im sorry I missed doing this last week! But again, the class is great, I feel like I understand about 85% of the content, and I’m hoping that by next week I can change that to 100% The quizlets really helped put into perspective how much i need to work on.”
  • “Matt has been an informative instructor throughout this class. he was very helpful in instructing the class on the lab portion.”
  • “Freaking amazing.”
  • “The EOW lab”
  • “The hands on lab using physical computers”
  • “working hands on with the equipment”
  • “the labs were very helpful”
  • “The Last Lab was the best part. TroubleShooting over TroubleShooting.”
  • “Learning about SQL”
  • “Love this part of the program so far!”
  • “Cant stop learning all the good material provided.”
  • “always a chill environment.”
  • “It was great for hands on for sure.”
  • “always a pleasure.”

Jeff Overhaug – IT Pro Project Week 2 – Days

  • “Roll for initiative”
  • “Jeff was great and super encouraging throughout the track! Great instructor and wish I had some more classes with him.”
  • “Jeff’s the homie! Great dude, knowledgeable, great teacher!”
  • “Jeff was AWESOME!!!”
  • “Learning how to present our technical knowledge was fun and it really helped me.”
  • “My favorite aspect of the course was seeing the final project run together.”
  • “Its the final leg of the race! Just happy to be finished learned so much, and met some new friends along the way.”
  • “Bringing together everything that I have learned”
  • “I felt like I have learned a lot at Centriq.”
  • “This was a great learning experience and provided great teamwork building exercises.”

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