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Instructor Highlight - Kent Tuominen

Kent is the son of two teachers. You could say teaching is in his blood, he certainly says it is. 


Kent TuominenUpon graduating New Horizons, he joined us an application instructor and then transitioned into our technical department. He taught classes ranging from hardware all the way to operating systems (OS’s). Kent also took the initiative to train incoming instructors and help them acclimate to the New Horizons’ classrooms and course content.

He has extensive “Train the Trainer” experience and shares the New Horizons vision of training. After three years of applications training, he applied for an open technical training position and secured the position. He was placed into the Novell track where he primarily taught Netware 4.11 and Netware 5.0. In 1999, he transitioned into Microsoft after achieving his MCSE in Windows NT 4.0 and he continued within the Microsoft track all the way up to Server 2016.

When he isn’t actively teaching a class, Kent can be found in the Mentored Learning labs at our New Horizons locations. He is an additional resource to our students who are continuing their learning through review, self-paced content, or who are studying for their certification exams. Every question is an important one to him and none of his students feel as if he doesn’t take it serious. He wants them to succeed in their personal and professional goals. Nothing is more satisfying to Kent than knowing that he has made a difference in his student’s lives.

He is an avid believer in using real world examples alongside theoretical ones. As he puts it,” Real world examples keep things interesting and in some case add a little humor. It engages the class and gets them to participate and remain invested.” By keeping things a little more light-hearted, Kent’s students feel at ease with the content they are learning and leave the classroom with the confidence they need to tackle all of the hurdles they may face in the real world.

Kent is certified or specializes in the following:

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