DBM/405 course was very practical and hands-on. The subject
matter could be very confusing but was extremely simplified
by the expertise of our instructor. Ernest Bonat brings
a level of energy into the classroom that creates a fun
learning environment. I appreciate his sincere concern about
making sure the students understand the material. He genuinely
wanted people to understand everything to help them advance
in their careers. His efforts truly helped me understand
and implement my knowledge into real-world practical applications.I
look forward to learning from Ernest again in the future!"
DBM/405 class was one of the few that I looked forward to
going to. Ernest’s energy and enthusiasm for the subject
along with his knowledge and teaching style made for a grate
environment to learn in. Teaching by example, for me, is
the best way to learn"
thank you for your enthusiasm and willingness to give as
much help as needed in DBM/405 class. At the end of these
five weeks I feel that I have advanced my knowledge of database
construction and use considerably. I have a feeling of accomplishment
and satisfaction that is not always there after some classes.
Keep up the good work and keep that sense of humor! I look
forward to your classes in the future"
finishing my degree, I was fortunate to experience Ernest's
WEB/410 class. Having thirteen years of development experience
under my belt, I was able to experience a perspective of his
class that many do not get to. It was refreshing to have a
teacher that actually knew what he was talking about and could
do so intelligently. His unique approach to teaching allowed
him to draw from strengths of the students and create an atmosphere
that promoted free thinking as well as teamwork. I learned
a great deal from Ernest, and from his class. He is and excellent
teacher and a good friend. Since the class, we have collaborated
on a project or two and his methodology and business practices
are top notch. His teaching ability shines bright even outside
of the classroom"
Management Systems 405 was a great course. There were a
lot to learn. The “Database Familiarization”
class was taught using Microsoft Access. When we start this
class, Mr. Bonat asked the class if we would like to learn
MS. Access or MS. SQL. The class agreed to learn SQL. Also,
the class agreed Access was not that great of a database
program and it is easy to learn. Therefore the class would
like a challenge and agreed to learn SQL instead.
Mr. Bonat, with his unique background most
definitely shared his experience and expertise in teaching
us the MS. SQL database program. Technology and Business
in the present are so advance and so diversity, which minor
roadblocks that we experienced were easily overcome with
his patient and motivations. Class lectures and assignments
were well defined which made it easy for us to learn. We
definitely had our shared of practical hands on assignments
which re-enforced Mr. Bonat’s lectures. What was so
unique for our class is that all of us have our laptops
and we just follow along with the lectures. The show and
tell technique enhanced the skills and knowledge of building
a SQL database. Mr. Bonat and his professional teaching
skills made MS. SQL easy to learn. We were very impressed
with his knowledge of the MS. SQL. He made sure that we
all learned and understood each assignment in the classroom
before dismissal. Last but not the least, Mr. Bonat is the
first professor whom made himself available almost 24/7
when we need help, I did used that to my benefits.
This class really opens some possibilities
of re-setting my goals of what to pursue as far as programming
is concern. I will definitely continue practice by building
my own database at home using the combination of techniques
in which I learned from class. This will be the way to perfect
ones skill and SQL database is it.
The whole class had a swell time with Mr.
Bonat’s humors and motivations. I am looking forward
of having Mr. Bonat as an instructor in the future, hopefully
for Visual Basic programming"
Bonat is especially proficient with computers and carries
into his DBM/405 classes an enthusiasm that is contagious.
If a student is having difficulties, Dr. Bonat is more than
willing to go the extra mile and meet with students before
class, or even after class ensuring that the student has
an understanding of the materials. He has created and provided
to his students reference materials that are enlightening
and detailed. Reference materials that are likely be valuable
for years to come for students and employees of information
Bonat brings an enthusiasm and energy to the classroom that
immediately captures the students attention. His no-nonsense
style of instruction was refreshing after spending 6 months
learning concepts and theory.
During the Advanced Visual Basic course,
Dr. Bonat provided us with the tools necessary to create
real-world solutions to common programming problems. Although
the coursework was demanding, Dr. Bonat made himself available
to answer questions and review code even on Sunday evening.
This level of dedication from an upper level college professor
is almost unheard of, and especially noteworthy due to the
demanding schedule he keeps with his consulting business.
I would highly recommend Dr. Bonat to prospective
University of Phoenix students as well as corporate training
customers. His knowledge and ability to effectively communicate
Visual Basic principles sets him apart from his peers"
has been my third class I've taken with Ernest, and I have
to say each and every time, I've gotten a tremendous amount
of knowledge from him. Ernest teaches you real world scenarios
as well as theory. Often times you will run into an instructor
that can only teach a particular way, but that is not the
case with Ernest, he adjust his teaching style to accommodate
the experience and the not so experience.
love taking Ernest classes; because I can honestly I've
really learned a lot about .net. I would personally recommend
Ernest, as an instructor to anyone how really wants to learn
how things are done in the real world, and to you Ernest
I say job well done. I don't think I would have been able
to do it without you. Thank you”
you run into an instructor who really knows his stuff and
can communicate very difficult subjects with ease, this
is Dr. Ernest Bonat! Ernest always had the right answer
and the correct handouts. The course material didn't cover
stored procedures and triggers effectively so Ernest wrote
his own instructions! His teaching style is complete and
includes handouts, quizzes, how to guides, presentations
and sample databases! Ernest made light a very heavy subject.
I truly wish to encounter Dr. Bonat in several more classes
before I graduate!"
Bonat is very attentive to his students' needs. He is always
willing to clarify and elaborate on any issues that are
brought up by his students. He's excellent at explaining
the material covered in each of his classes. Just as important,
he adds appropriate humor to each class that lightens the
mood and, I believe, puts his students at ease for a relaxing
and engaging learning experience. Professor Bonat is by
far one of my favorite instructors at the University of
Phoenix. He was my instructor for at least two of my Technology
classes and I most certainly recommend him to anybody wanting
to take a class in his area of expertise”
really enjoyed being in the DBM/405 class because you are
a good instructor who really has a good sense of humor and
the know how to teach. You make the class so excited and
interesting to learn. Your accent does not bother us at
all and your repeated of questions for us to make sure,
we understood of what you have taught and to make sure of
no one left behind, really helped us a lot.
Your background and experienced in database is superb and
we have learned a lot from you than any other instructor
in database. Your response to us between minute of receiving
our questionnaires and assignments shown to us that you
real care. You are the first instructor that feed back to
us faster than we expected (within one to three hr.) Every
Saturday, you are the one who shown up first. You are a
reliable and dependable instructor who are not just to teach
but shown us a real life of responsibility. Your example
of reading four to five technical magazines a month made
you one of the best Instructors in the UOPhx.
At the end of the class all of us will advocate to the Dean
of IT to recognize you as one of the instructor of the year.
You are highly respected and we will definitely recommend
you to other students”
1. POS/400 INTRODUCTION TO OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
2. POS/405 ADVANCED VISUAL BASIC
3. POS/410 SQL FOR BUSINESS
4. WEB/410 WEB PROGRAMMING I
UOP there seemed to be a pitfall for instructors to cater
to the less capable students, plenty of hand holding to
get them through the class with a passing grade. This makes
fiscal sense, to keep the students moving forward. But,
unfortunately, this also leaves the rest of the class unable
to get the most from the course. Ernest did not fall into
this trap because his abilities of effective instruction
did not require it.
Ernest has a way of efficiently delivering information that
is condensed and to the point. He does not overwhelm a student
with useless verbal noise and filler, which leaves the listener’s
brain processing data that will not help them gain critical
insight into the subject matter. This method can only be
mastered by an instructor who understands the subjects they
are presenting so intimately, that they are then able to
distill and present the essential information out of a large
volume of subject information available. This is a key area
where the value of Ernest's classes is evident. Less capable
instructors fill class time with talk that fills the student’s
mind with information that in the end will not be a tangible
asset. This is usually where many students begin to get
lost and confused. Since Ernest avoids this problem altogether,
even the weakest minds gain valuable insight into whatever
Ernest is teaching and then walk away with something useful.
His fast paced and clear style of presentation rapidly deliver
critical information to all students, so that there was
nothing left but understanding for those who follow along.
Even in the rare case that a student was not able to keep
up, Ernest was quick to offer his time at all hours to assist
them in quickly gaining complete understanding.
One of Ernest's greatest strengths as an instructor is his
real-world knowledge and experiences that he is able to
incorporate into the subjects he is discussing. This allows
the mind to wrap the concepts around good examples that
can later be used to create new solutions to future problems.
Ernest was always quick to give out all the source coding
and examples used as demonstrations in formats that the
student could use immediately.
was fortunate to have Ernest for 4 different classes at
UOP. I am honored to be able to say that not only was he
one of my best instructors, but he is also a friend"
Bonat brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to his
class. I was fortunate enough to have him as my instructor
in the POS/405 Advanced Visual Basic course. His ability
to connect with students and provide them with the tools
to understand and apply their knowledge after completing
his course makes the learning process very rewarding. Dr.
Bonat does an excellent job of both explaining and providing
examples that enable tostudent to grasp the sometimes complicated
programming language. I would definitely recommend that
any individual interested in obtaining an excellent understanding
of the Microsoft Visual Basic language strongly consider
attending his class"
have taken 3 classes with Ernest that tought me web page
design and database management. Ernest effectively tought
class concepts, plus tought us how to use the latest software
used in the industry. Such as DreamWeaver and Microsoft
SQL server. Ernest used very good examples to illustrate
to the class how things work and why. He made learning exciting
had the pleasure of being in Dr. Bonat's class on a number
of occasions. I've attended his POS/410, DBM/405 & WEB/410
classes and can honestly say that he did an excellent job
of teaching. An area that Ernest excels in, is his ability
to make sure each student walks away understanding exactly
how to complete each assignment. He provides the necessary
tools and individual help if required. In addition, his
fun personality and engaging antics helps breaks up mundane
the University of Phoenix, students are given the opportunity
to give their feedback on every class we take. We are asked
to evaluate the course material taught, as well as the Instructor’s
approach to delivering that material. As I am on the verge
of my completion of the program, I would like to take this
opportunity to give some feedback about Dr. Bonat.
Bonat has a real world approach to teaching. He has always
made it a point to make sure that the class understands
the material before leaving for the night, and what is expected
when returning the next week. He covers the fundamentals
thoroughly; then, he puts the subject being taught in a
business perspective. He gives you just enough information
in class so you understand the assignment; then, he expects
you to do the work, and the research, to complete the assignment.
of the different level of experience of his students, this
requires a certain type of personality. His ability to make
clear a topic that is difficult to understand is amazing.
He does not leave anyone behind. I was very fortunate to
have him as my Instructor for three of the classes I have
taken at the University of Phoenix: Database Management,
SQL for Business, and Internet Web Programming.
are certain people that you cross paths with as you go through
life. Dr. Bonat has made an impact on my life. I am a better
person because of him"
was one of the best classes; I have had in my 2 years at
the University. POS/405 was extremely challenging at times,
but very rewarding. I enjoyed you style of teaching and
look forward to continued experience with VB.NET and ASP.NET.
This is one class that I can see will benefit me in my job
today. I have a couple of applications that I need to develop
for work and this will be a great start. I look forward
to the SQL Server class and continued learning"
OCS Engineering Technical Services
Maximo Local Site Administrator Intel
Bonat has a way of making the most diffucult course material
seem easy and logical. I have had the pleasure of being
instructed by Dr. Bonat 3 times so far and would gladly
have him instruct as many more classes as I ever take at
the University of Phoenix. His teaching methods include
a practical hands on, one on one experience along with a
positive outlook at the inherient problems that can arise
in the middle of a classroom with 20 plus laptops.
Dr. Bonat can take any subject and simplify it without losing
the intricit details of the subject matter, and he is capable
of addressing the highest and lowest complexity of questions
without confusing the subject for his students. He can talk
to every degree of knowledge a student has, and draw upon
the experience level of the student to provide a challenge
to learn in his classes. It was a great advantage to be
held to going beyond what I already knew about the subject
matter, and a great learning experience in evey class"
started the DBM/380 class with no experience with databases.
The teaching style and methods used by Dr.Bonat were extremely
helpful in teaching me a good foundation for database design.
Going over each person’s homework in class was invaluable
in showing the concepts you were teaching us. Seeing how
other students designed their databases was very informative.
Seeing errors in other student’s assignments and mine
and showing how to fix them was also extremely valuable.
I was dreading a database class, thinking it would be tedious
and boring. Dr. Bonat made the subject interesting and class
enjoyable to attend. The quizzes were also effective at
solidifying the concepts you discussed in class. I learned
has a very practical way of teaching students. He teaches
you real world applications and not only shows you how to
code but shows you how to find all of the information that
you will ever need to advance your skills on your own. Just
like the old saying "Give a man a fish and he will
eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a
Ernest also creates a very positive and fun learning environment.
I actually looked forward to going to his classes and learning
more. Ernest was my instructor at University of Phoenix
for Advanced VB.NET and SQL Programming for Business. During
those courses he taught me enough to create useful business
applications that use both technologies. In fact, during
and after his class I created an application using VB.NET
for the company I work for. It was such a success that my
company is submitting it for a US Patent and I am receiving
a nice bonus.
I feel fortunate that I had him as an Instructor. Thanks
Bonat is an outstanding instructor who engages his students
fully in the learning process. He invests the right amount
of humor, personality and knowledge to make learning fun.
Dr. Bonat truly cares that the students walk away from his
course with real life tools. In POS405, he taught us how
to create a web interface that manages data in a database,
and that was just the extra credit! Ernest really knows
his subject. This is my second class with Dr. Bonat as an
instructor and I am blessed to have had the opportunity
to learn from Ernest in more than one class. Thank you Ernest!"
was a lot to learn for DBM/405 class in a very short period
of time, but somehow Ernest managed to teach the most important
concepts with out neglecting any major areas. The major
concepts were discussed and tough using hands-on methods,
as for theory (that was covered as well). I now have a good
enough foundation and understanding to go on my own. I can
easily apply what I learned in Ernest’s class immediately
without any additional work. I was also tough how to debug
and research new areas. I strongly recommend this class
to anyone interested in SQL Server 2000"
though it was the first time that I studied SQL, the class
was made interesting and easy to understand by the instructor.
Professor Bonat’s teaching style kept all students
actively engaged in the learning process. I would recommend
this instructor to all students taking DBM/405 class"
is one of the most enjoyable instructors at the University
of Phoenix who goes the extra mile to ensure that everyone
in his class achieves comprehension of the material and
is willing to spend time outside of class to give additional
help to those that need it. Ernest is very educated in the
industry of Information Technology and uses the technology
in the class as all students follow and learn as they see
and put into practice the concepts being taught. All in
all Ernest was a fun instructor to have who was knowledgeable
about the subject and sought for the success of his students
in the classroom and in life"
"I enjoyed your class thru exciting hands-on experience
using Macromedia MX 2004. I was able to design and build
my first web site using the tool set following your structured
approach guiding me from start to finish. It was fun to
learn how to use Dreamweaver as well as Fireworks and Flash
MX. I am glad I learned to use the same set of tools used
by real professionals in the field. By taking your class
I have upgraded my knowledge base with latest skills which
will be utilized at my current job. Thank you!"
Systems Consultant III
Tandem Technical Support US Bank
had Ernest for 3 consequetive courses, I can attest to the
benefits of his hands-on approach to learning new technologies.
Reading through countless programming books and papers is
useful for reference, but rolling up your sleeves and getting
down into the code is the best way to come away with a good
understanding, rather than just surface knowledge. Ernest's
classes were always entertaining and informative, and his
no-nonsense style lends itself well to today's I.T. student."
have been enrolled at the University of Phoenix for 4 years
finishing my BSIT degree, and while all of my classes we
great I found the 3 classes I took with Ernest as my instructor
were the best. The information that Ernest imparted was
valuable and fit the “real world”. I now have
a greater understanding of databases and web design that
will assist me in creating top notch web sites and web applications.
The examples that Ernest provided showed me that even someone
that is not in the IT field can feel comfortable with the
web and web design. Making my job easier to explain what
my requirements are to those that design and maintain the
systems here at the pharmacy.
If you ever have a chance to have Ernest and your instructor,
I highly recommend him as a mentor. As a student we all
have choices and having Ernest as an instructor is the best
choice any IT student can have"
Thank you Dr. Ernest Bonat for all of the knowledge you
have given to me!
Here is my last assignment (Number 4), thank
you for allowing us extra time to complete the work it was
a lifesaver. Also, I want to let you know that I truly enjoyed
having you as an instructor / facilitator this go-round.
Your teaching style is such, where the learning environment
is so relaxed, yet we get so much accomplished in the short
five weeks that is allotted. Your class is one of the only
ones I look forward to attending and because of that, I
retain a majority of the material taught long after the
class is over. Thanks for everything and we look forward
to seeing you in next class"
"I have had 13 instructors during
my time at University of Phoenix. Dr. Ernest Bonat is by
far my favorite because of his smile, positive attitude,
and easy going personality. I have found that these traits
are rare in college professors. He makes it fun during every
moment of class. This makes it particularly easy to learn.
had Advanced Visual Basic and SQL from Dr. Bonat. The Beginner
VB class was not taught by Dr. Bonat. I found that he had
superior knowledge and experience compared to the beginning
VB instructor. In fact, Dr. Bonat reviewed our code from
the beginning class and found that we were taught VB6 commands
instead of the new VB.NET commands. He then taught us what
we should have been taught in the beginning VB class as
well as effectively teaching the advanced course material.
The material in both SQL and VB were not exactly easy, but
Dr. Bonat gave us the background, guidance, and tools necessary
to learn and complete the required concepts.
recommend Dr. Ernest Bonat to any and all people. He can
teach you! It doesn’t matter how you learn things,
you will learn in his classes"
"The POS/410 SQL for Business class
was very well presented by Dr. Ernest Bonat, Ph.D. and class
documentation support was excellent. I believe the Structured
Query Language (SQL) is a very useful for business database
systems; this makes database systems more robust and capable
of data manipulation and data control in a business application
environment. With this database knowledge I learned from
POS/410 I’m now able to setup complicated SQL databases
using primary keys PK and foreign keys FK constraints, trigger
constants, and stored procedures. I would now have no problem
designing a business database"
Ernest's POS/405 (Advanced Visual Basic) course through
University of Phoenix was an unforgettable experience. He
made the class exciting, fun and very interesting which
is no small thing. I never thought I would say a class in
programming was fun, but I always left his class with a
smile on my face and a better understanding of Programming
with Visual Basic.NET. Dr. Bonat was very involved with
the students and was happy to help anyone that needed it.
It was a pleasure taking his class and learning what he
had to teach. Thank you for the experience"
"This has been my fourth class
I've taken with Dr. Bonat, and I have to say each and every
time, I've gotten a tremendous amount of knowledge from
you. Dr Bonat You teaches real world scenarios as well as
theory. You making the most difficult course material seem
easy and logical. I have had the pleasure of being instructed
by Dr. Bonat 4 times so far and would gladly have him instruct
as many more classes as I ever take at the University of
Phoenix. His teaching methods include practical hands on,
one on one experience along with a positive outlook at the
inherent problems that can arise in the middle of a classroom
with humor and fun.
I personally love taking Dr. Bonat classes; because I can
honestly I've really learned a lot about database and .NET.
I would personally recommend Dr.Bonat, as an instructor
to anyone who really wants to learn how things are done
in the real world, and to you Dr.Bonat I say job well done.
I don't think I would have been able to do it without you"
PS. Class taken with Dr.Bonat- DBM/405, POS/402, POS410,
method that Dr. Bonat uses to teach his POS/405 class was
very clear and concise. He teaches in a way that gets you
to the point quickly without a lot of "Blah Blah Blah".
This is the first teacher I have taken a Programming Class
from at the University of Phoenix that teaches by examples.
Lots of Class Activities combined with a small amount of
lecture and slides made this class the most enjoyable class
I have had at the University of Phoenix. I took so much
information from this class that I shared my team project
and homework assignments with my upper management. They
were very impressed and I plan to use what I have learned
to develop an application that will help my peers succeed
in every project they tackle"
had four IT core classes with Dr. Bonat. I enjoyed all of
them and walked away from each with a thorough understanding
of the subject matter. Dr. Bonat delivered knowledge beyond
the stated curriculum objectives. His straight-forward approach,
focus on the key fundamentals as well as the most-used aspects
of the subject matter in the business environment, worked
very well for my learning style and professional needs.
Dr. Bonat always keeps things lively, which makes for a
great learning environment"
was fortunate enough to have Dr. Bonat for two classes at
University of Phoenix -- Advanced Visual Basic, and SQL
for Business. Dr. Bonat's approach is hands-on, with many
good examples and opportunities for students to excel. Dr.
Bonat's energy and good humor help make learning even difficult
material enjoyable. I would recommend these courses to anyone
seeking to broaden their skills in these important IT areas"
Enterprise Operations Manager PacifiCorp
found Ernest's class to be both challenging and accomplishable.
In the short five week class I learned more than any other
class I have had at University of Phoenix. He provided excellent
reading and in class examples. He even described real world
techniques as compared to classroom techniques. I got the
feeling that he customizes every class according to the
skill levels of the people in the class. I truly enjoyed
"After attending the POS 410 (SQL for Business) course
taught by Ernest, I have gained valuable knowledge of SQL
- a good foundation to build on and fold into my skills. I
am an IT professional, having worked in IT for the last 10
years. I appreciate Ernest’s knowledge and experience
in SQL and in the IT industry as a whole. It was refreshing
to take an undergraduate course where I was able to immediately
apply what I learned in the classroom to my job. Of all the
classes that I have taken at the University of Phoenix, this
class was one of the best by far. The classroom experience
was exceptional. Ernest is a rare kind of teacher, one that
teaches the student to think for themselves and imparts meaningful
knowledge to the student. I really enjoyed his sense of humor
and his ability to bring a new perspective to technical subjects.
"I've enjoyed all three of the classes that I have taken
from Ernest so far. Ernest tends to keep things light, or
rather he intersperses a lot of humor in his classes. But
he also manages to get a lot of concepts and practical examples
into his classes as well. The assignments are challenging,
but not overwhelming. And Ernest works hard at making sure
that everyone understands what he is trying to teach. He also
takes the time to work one-on-one with people who may be struggling
more than others. Ernest typically does not ask a student
to do anything that he has not already demonstrated in the
classroom. The only problem I had was with the quizzes. There
was nothing easy about those! Ernest obviously possesses a
wealth of programming and database knowledge. But he breaks
it down and makes it easy for the non-programming types to
pick it up"
Dr. Ernest Bonat, Ph.D. will start teaching a new course for Windows Applications Developers “Database Windows Applications Development Using MySQL and VB.NET”. This course starts on Feb/23/2009 and it’ll be hosting by Portland Community College (PCC), Southeast Center in Portland. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills need to develop real production database Windows applications using the MySQL 5.0 Open Source server and Microsoft VB.NET 2008 Express Edition. To learn more about this course look at the brochure sheet and register as soon as possible. If you have any questions feel free to contact Dr. Bonat at any time you need.
Please, if you are interested in Open Source technology LAMP, you can’t just miss this course!
Visual WWW was hired by Voter
Power to develop and host their website. Voter
Power's website is pure Open Source Technology LAMP,
as a Content Management System (CMS).
Stored Scheduling Department from Kroger
- Fred Meyer (Portland Offices) hired Visual
WWW to develop a "Labor Management Criteria Maintenance
System" and teach his employees with the latest Windows
programming technologies using Microsoft VB.NET 2005 / IBM