Instructors

Training Approach

Prosoft’s philosophy to training is based around two pillars. First, is experience; Students need to work with the product in a meaningful way. Going through a wizard and clicking the same spot an instructor clicks doesn’t teach anything. Students will follow along with the instructor and then are presented with lab exercises which are similar to the example but provide room for the student to grow and learn. The second pillar is focusing the course so that students can leave our class and be able to start working right away with the product. Each course concludes with a Capstone exercise. This exercise is by far the most popular part of our courses as it brings in all of the course topics into a large singular activity. Students are presented requirements for a system that they then need to define into functional areas. The class as a whole defines what needs to be done to build the application and then each student creates the application on their own.

Carl Willis - Lead Instructor

Highlights:
  • 12 years experience as a business analyst
  • 11 years working with Microsoft Dynamics 365 / CRM
  • Implemented various line of business applications ranging from basic sales to enterprise applications
  • Designed and Implemented a project that was nominated for a "CRM Magazine Excellence Award". That project integrated Dynamics with InfoPath forms and included over 300 custom entities, 30 InfoPath forms, and 75 custom reports.
Fun Facts:
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Frank Grimberg - Developer / Architect Instructor

Highlights:
  • 30+ Years of Software Development Experience
  • Started with Microsoft CRM (Dynamics 365) in 2003
  • A pioneer of the Low Code/ No Code Dynamics Platform
  • Subject Matter Expert for the first Dynamics Workflow Course
  • Co-Author of the first Dynamics Customization course for Business Analysts (2011)
  • Author of Dynamics Server-Side Code course (Plugins, Actions)
  • Authored first Developer training course in 1993
Fun Facts:
  • Once owned visualstudio.com until - a story for another time.
  • Wrote derivatives pricing models on Wall Street at the age of 24 (now can't do 5th grade math)
  • Had a full-time job programming before leaving high school
  • Started Prosoft in 1992.
  • First Dynamics (Microsoft CRM) certification in 2004. See partial transcript below: