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Classroom Experience - November 2018

Week of November 5, 2018

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

“very enthusiastic….I really enjoyed the class”

“Very well constructed teaching and knows his stuff. I liked the switching up of code along to whiteboarding because it really helps keep the concentration on the subject of matter while giving a different view on certain things if one way wasn’t clear enough.”

Jeff DeMaranville – Introduction to DATA – SQL, XML, & JSON – Days

“Jeff is a great teacher, very relate-able and thorough with his teaching”

Chris Nuckolls – MVC and Data Integration – Connected SQL, Entity Framework, & n-Tier Architecture – Days (STL)

“I liked having the labs then the homework after covering a new concept. It really helped me to achieve a deeper understanding of the concept.”

Chris Dunbar – Networking Fundamentals 1 – CompTIA Network+ and Intro to Cisco Devices – Days (STL)

“very in-depth explanation of the material”

Chad Johnson – Cybersecurity Essentials with CompTIA Security+ – Days

“Chad, keep doing your thing.”

“I like how Chad uses real life to teach this course”

“Chad is dope”

“His head shines bright like a diamond but great otherwise”

“Thank you for using the book I feel I’m more prepared for the test and that I have the information needed to study for the test with of all the classes I feel more prepared.”

“Great instructor, even if we had a question he could answer off the bat he asked around Centriq to pick other instructors brain”

“Chad is the Disney prince of Security +. He is a dynamic, humorous, and knowledgeable instructor.”

Eric Reid – Advanced MVC – Design Patterns, Unit Testing, & Advanced User Interactions

“Wonderful! Very knowledgeable and willing to explain things thoroughly and able to repeat things in different ways well so that everyone can understand. Really enjoyed the class!”

“I <3 EJR”

Hai Hilvitz – Windows Server Administration 2 – Days

“Hai made it easy to learn and digest the information. Really enjoyed”

“Hai did an amazing job he was very active with helping those who needed it, he gave clear and precise answers to questions.”

“I really liked how he had us work things out and worked along as well”

“Patient, kind and fun!”

“Has a very inclusive way to get people involved in the subjects that we are discussing.”

Jeff Overhaug – Networking Fundamentals 1 – CompTIA Network+ and Intro to Cisco Devices – Days

“Jeff is an outstanding instructor with a wealth of knowledge. He never has an issue stopping his lecture to make sure that a student understands the concepts that are being taught. Outstanding attitude as well towards his job and his students.”

“Very skilled at explaining the complex technical concepts to students that have little IT knowledge. Always addresses students questions and makes sure to help them understand. But he also does not let sidebars or questions interfere with the flow of the class, he does a great job of keeping us on point while helping.”

Frank Pflumm – Systems and Security Career Foundation – Days

“Pflumm was professional and diligent in handling the training for the week. He kept students engaged and participating in classroom discussions and provided feedback that was beneficial to the class’ success.”

“Pflumm was great, always had interesting stories that could relate to anything he was trying to inform us about. Interested to have him teach us for A+”

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

“Wow, wow, WOW! Jenna is an amazing instructor: engaging, funny, enthusiastic, sharp, generous, passionate, and wonderful role, model. In terms of teaching style, I really appreciate her explicit offer to teach us in whatever modality we requested. She ended up drawing me into the world of HTML and CSS in such a compelling manner that I’ll never look back. I also caught her spark for community involvement and can’t wait to get involved in some of the groups she works with that teach kids to code. Being in her class was the first time I began to really envision that I could teach others to code someday.”

“Jenna was great about laying things out in a coherent way, reiterating when necessary, and answering questions and made learning fun.”

“Willing to adjust to our speed as needed.”

“Jenna is a fantastic instructor. I love her sense of humor. She has a great way of delivering the content.”

David Ray – PowerShell Programming for Network Administration – Evenings

“Great, straight to it.”

“Loved having a second monitor.”

“David mad fun and easy”

“Training was very well put together. Enjoyed hands-on learning and practice labs.”

Week of November 12, 2018

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

“Gave lots of resources and advice, also was very informative. Would give a 10 if I could.”

“Going from ADO to Entity Framework was very cool.”

Caleb George – Windows Server Administration 3 – Days

“Caleb did a great job with helping and pushing people to try to find the answer without just giving us the answer.”

“Caleb is a great Instructor, extremely ready and willing to help with any confusion you have. He was very patient with our class as some of us didn’t grasp the information right away.”

“Outstanding instructor! So willing to answer questions and go the extra mile to encourage students!”

“I really enjoyed the SQL day, I feel like it was a wonderful change of pace.”

“I really enjoyed the lab at the end I feel like it really brought everything together I learned over the past five weeks”

Jeff Overhaug – Networking Fundamentals 2 – Windows Network Infrastructure with DHCP, DNS, and Routing – Days

“Had no issues with Overhaug and was very pleased with his teaching in general, the labs did this week made all the lecture we had to go through the previous week worth it and it finally clicked for me.”

“Instructor is outstanding! He does a great job of explaining complex technical concepts to inexperienced students.”

“I wouldn’t. The pace, the structure, the information, it is all very clear, concise, and comprehensive.”

“Jeff Overhaug is an outstanding instructor.”

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

“Chris was extremely patient and understands the topics he teaches very well. Not only does he check to make sure the class is following along with what he’s saying, but he also asks if anyone needs a review or a different explanation. I greatly appreciated him and am glad I was able to have him as an instructor. Also, HE LOOKS LIKE GREEN ARROW FROM THE DC UNIVERSE.”

“You’re very good at what you do. I appreciated your point of view very much.”

“Great stuff man!”

Steven Russell – Systems and Security Career Foundation – Evenings

“Great Communicator and he answers everyone questions as they come up”

“Very attentive, open, and respondent to questions.”

“I think that the instructor did a great job. Keep up the good work and thank you for the memorable exp….”

“Very engaging teaching method. Lots of Energy keeps the learning environment upbeat.”

“Steve has a very nice way of relating to students. It is very obvious that Steve enjoys what he does and enjoys the content he is teaching. This creates an excellent learning environment for the student.”

“Steve had a comfortable presence about him and his approach was realistic. He was funny but also knew when to take things seriously. He has been patient with everyone.”

“I enjoyed Steve’s course and would very much enjoy training with him again.”

Frank Pflumm – CompTIA A+ Essentials 1 – Hardware, Devices, Networking, and Operating Systems – Days

“For providing real-world experiences I would give a 10”

“great job really enjoyed the first two weeks with Pflumm”

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

“Hai was very helpful in answering questions about project details.”

“Hai, I don’t know how you do it. You encourage a sense of learning and support in nearly every sentence that comes out of your mouth. This project and your help have helped me solidify next to all of the things I’ve learned while at Centriq. This is a great capstone.”

Matt Neilsen – Cybersecurity Essentials with CompTIA Security+ – Days (STL)

“His ability to get through the content and still explain the content was spectacular.”

Chris Dunbar – Networking Fundamentals 2 – Windows Network Infrastructure with DHCP, DNS, and Routing – Days (STL)

“detailed responses to any questions and a good amount of lecture and labs.”

“The labs help tremendously”

“Very knowledgeable, really good at explaining the subject matter. Chris makes class fun and enjoyable.”

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

“Trello was very helpful”

Week of November 26, 2018

Steven Russell – CompTIA A+ Essentials 2 – Security, Server, Cloud, and Help Desk Support – Days

“great teaching style. enjoyed the hands-on labs within this week.”

“Great instructor, made things very easy to understand”

Frank Pflumm – Systems and Security Career Foundation – Days (STL)

“I think that you’re a very good instructor and I enjoyed every second in class.”

“Frank Pflumm rocks”

“I wouldn’t change a thing.”

Chris Dunbar – Microsoft Windows PowerShell Programming for System Administration – Days (STL)

“Chris is an amazing teacher. He is one of the best instructors I have ever had, including Professors I had at a four-year University. He gives lots of real-world examples and makes class fun. Give this man a raise!”

“Knows his PowerShell”

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

“Hai gave good guidance and encouragement for our project.”

Jason Presley – Distributed Computing – Dependency Injection, AngularJS, & Web Services – Days

“Wonderful! I learned so much with Jason as an instructor, it’s been such a great experience.”

“Love Jason! Very intelligent, always has a fun time teaching and interacting with the class, offers a good learning environment, and is by far one of my favorite teachers here. Very glad to have been taught by him and I look forward to using all the useful resources he has bestowed upon us.”

“Jason Numba 1”

“Thanks, Man!!!!!”

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

“Chuck is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of development. If you have any questions he immediately is up and explaining the mistakes or issues you have made a developer. He is patient and his teaching style is progressive and very attentive to details.”

“Very good in-depth explanations for any questions we had. I personally liked that Chuck would stop and create examples for us to demonstrate working code and show us how we can copy that structure into our own projects.”

“Chuck was always there to help me when I needed, hope to get him in one of my next classes. Honestly deserves a 10.”

“The way you leave notes on all of your content is very helpful when typing off your code. helps me see and realize exactly what I am doing”

Jenna Beckett – Front-End Development 2 – JavaScript & jQuery – Days

“She has a deep passion for teaching.”

“great job, very helpful”

Chad Johnson – Linux Administration – Days

“I really enjoyed this class because we went over what we were supposed to while still maintaining the ability to travel over some extra information.”

“Chad made this amazing and fun. He didn’t just give us the answers, he wanted to ensure that we understood the material…THAT is a sign of a teacher, not an instructor. Thank you Chad”

“Chad was fantastic. I was able to have a lot of fun while learning Linux basics”

“Chad made us feel very confident and explained answers to questions very well. Also, there wasn’t a single thin patch in his beard …. impressive”

“Best instructor I have had in the track”

“I really enjoyed Chad and I think he is a wonderful teacher. He encourages all of us and helps us become better overall. I can’t begin to scratch the surface on how well he has helped me out over the week, even if it was just a week. It was a very fun course with a very fun teacher which was easier for me to learn from. I think he truly is one of the best instructors Centriq has to offer! Thanks, Chad!”

“Best teacher next to Pflumm. really great guy”

“Chad does an excellent job. He explains the material very well while allowing the students to explore and experiment as well. My only criticism is that he doesn’t look as good in person as he does in his picture.”

“really helpful in helping me understand Linux”

“I’m a unique individual and need something that is much faster paced and much more in depth. For the way, Centriq is designed this class couldn’t have been any better for me.”

“I really only wish that we had more time to play with Linux!”

Caleb George – Microsoft Windows PowerShell Programming for System Administration – Days

“Great instructor. Easy to hear.”

“Caleb broke down the information in a very detailed yet easy to understand way so that it made sense, especially when going through ISE and getting into the scripting environment of PowerShell.”

“Awesome content, the instructor did awesomely.”

Chad Johnson – Windows Server Administration 1 – Evenings

“It’s a whole new worlddd..”

“Chad the man!”

“chad always makes learning fun”

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

“I appreciated all the lab time to work through new concepts and that the teaching was straightforward with lots of great resources and understandable explanations”

“Jeff does a great job introducing new concepts in that he repeats the new piece of content multiple times while we’re processing the information. He’s very receptive to questions, and offers extra time before, during, and after class to assist students one-to-one.”

“The group preparing for their final presentations in the room next door was entertaining. I wish they were recorded so those of in-class could watch them later. From what we could hear, they must have been fantastic.”

“I enjoyed the code-along content as it was. The expectation, reality, and the resolution process worked logically for me”

“Also it felt great to reach the point in our training where concepts are coming together”