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What Our Students Have to Say About OSR Seminars

Don’t take our word for it – check out what developers from around the world have to say about OSR seminars they’ve attended.

  • For me, OSR is the #1 place in the world for getting Windows internals and driver development training…just sad that I’ve already attended most of those applicable to my work!
  • Great people, awesome and highly knowledgeable instructor. Totally exceeded my (already high) expectations of the seminar.
  • I’m always impressed with Scott’s in-depth knowledge of Windows internals and drivers. In his seminars it is also visible that he likes teaching others.
  • This seminar was an excellent experience as it was well taught and was applicable to my daily work. I was particularly impressed with the instructor who is obviously an expert in the field and is passionate about the subject, which is expressed through his teaching style.
  • I appreciated the depth of knowledge presented in this seminar. It was never just about answering the question of “what to do?”, but answering the “Why is it that we need to do it” as well.
  • This was a fantastic opportunity to learn, not only about how to write a Windows driver, but also understand how that driver will interact with the Windows operating system. I would recommend this to anyone who works with drivers in Windows, not only as an introduction but also as a review, as there is a wealth of knowledge that is imparted and you can always learn something new!
  • I would absolutely recommend the online seminar experience to others. Peter did an excellent job of making sure we (remote attendees) felt like we were part of the group. Being on the West Coast, traveling to the East Coast is not the easiest or cheapest thing to do, making it a difficult sell to my management. So I greatly appreciate the opportunity to attend the seminar online, as it made logistics of attending much simpler.
  • Peter was honestly one of the best instructors I’ve had (and having gone through graduate school, I’ve had a lot of instructors). He was enthusiastic as well as knowledgeable about the topic, which made online attendance easier. He was not afraid of student questions, being happy to say, “Let me get back to you on that because I can see it going either way.” He was also extremely quick to respond via email after class hours when I had a problem with the lab exercises.
  • Scott is an amazing instructor and didn’t hesitate to answer questions in the classroom to clarify concepts and functionality that may have been complex to understand. It was more than a pleasure to have his perspectives and anecdotes to provide context to the material.
  • Scott did an excellent job at presenting the course material. His knowledge and experience on the subject matter really helped solidify the concepts covered during the course.
  • I was expecting the seminar to be somewhat useful in my endeavors to understand the internal workings of Windows, but it turned out to be a downright mandatory step on the way to understanding the fundamentals of the operating system.
  • This was the single best learning experience in my career. I have recommended this course to literally every person I know that is interested in the subject. The price is absolutely reasonable. I got value from what I learned the moment I got back to the office.
  • “This is the fourth class I’ve taken by OSR, and every time I feel lucky to have been taught by such knowledgeable and experienced instructors. After each class, I leave feeling much more confident about my understanding of developing Windows kernel-mode solutions. I am currently a senior developer for my corporation, and I always learn a plethora of knowledge every time I attend an OSR class.”
  • “Certainly the best course I’ve ever taken. The instructors and content were top notch and I would certainly do it again.”
  • “The course covered the topics needed to get started with writing a device driver for Windows. The instructors were very knowledgeable and communicated well. There was plenty of time for questions and interaction with the instructor. The course was very valuable.”
  • “A valuable lesson learned from the best regarding Windows Driver Development!”
  • “This was one of the best teachers I had in my entire life! English ain’t my first language, but he was easy to understand and very technical at the same time!”
  • “This is the best seminar I have attended. I learned more in a week than in a year in College!”
  • “This was the third time I took an OSR course.  For Windows kernel mode learning, I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Even if I need to fly to the other side of the globe, I’d still go with OSR.  As before, the course exceeded my expectations.”
  • “I’m pretty sure I lucked out with my instructor. Peter’s extremely experienced in the field and one of the core contributors to this admittedly small community, and was very willing to answer my questions, even those which were technically out of scope for the course.”
  • “Peter was great. He provided the right balance of humor and entertainment to keep our attention while explaining things very clearly.
  • “There is not a lot of documentation on Windows Internals that isn’t extremely overwhelming. This course taught the topics and provided materials to help understand them. The instructor was excellent at explaining the content as well and patiently went over it numerous times with the students since that’s required to truly grasp some of these concepts.”
  • “Peter is a passionate and talented instructor. His examples are great!”
  • “Having Peter as the instructor is always a treat! He always gives a lot of super helpful examples, tips, and shares good practice techniques. Peter’s interaction with the class is non-formal and fun!”
  • “Peter’s style of teaching is excellent with the kind of humor and use of objects to give you a visual representation of how things work is simply amazing. I had a lot of questions on why things were the way they are and I got my answers to a lot of concepts. For me, this seminar was like bridging the gaps of my previous knowledge.”
  • “I was very nervous coming into the seminar as I wasn’t sure I had enough hands on experience and background knowledge on Windows internals. The class put my mind at ease and I was able to quickly grasp and understand the concepts.”
  • “I was pleased with the experience. As someone new to driver development, it gave me a better understanding on the framework and made me a lot more comfortable working with our driver code.”
  • “Peter was kind enough to answer technical questions other than topics listed.  Both Scott and Peter were excellent in teaching this seminar.”
  • “A very dense and invaluable way for getting introduced to advanced windows driver development.  A must take class for anyone designing solutions.”
  • “Scott is a gifted teacher.  He truly made the concepts easy to understand and learn“.
  • “Peter was fantastic and I can easily say that this has been one of the best training seminars I have attended“.
  • “I was VERY impressed with the content and Scott’s knowledge of the subject matter. All questions were answered for all the students and/or researched quickly, if an answer was not readily available.”
  • “The seminar was great! Even with previous knowledge on WDF Drivers, I left the seminar feeling like I learned a bunch of new concepts.”
  • “This was a good learning experience for me to enrich my Windows knowledge base.”
  • “This was, in my opinion, the best and honestly only class available to learn the subject matter.”
  • “The OSR Seminar was a great learning experience for me. I am planning on attending another seminar early next year.”
  • “It was well run and covered a lot of good material.  Scott is obviously very knowledgeable and presents the material in an enjoyable manner.”
  • “Simply awesome! I am looking forward to attending more seminars from OSR.”
  • “The word I would use to describe the class is – great. I will recommend anyone starting out with device drivers to attend this seminar. For me, being a developer who has never written a driver for Windows, it was a great start.”
  • “What I liked most about the format was the bite-sized labs. It’s nice to have something illustrated for you without too much surrounding complexity and the subjects and labs were nicely separated out.”
  • “One of the most lively and engaging seminar presentations on such a normally serious topic.”
  • “Peter is a very good tutor. He presents the material with a (loud and) clear voice, often repeating stuff, so one won’t miss a thing. His long experience in the field shines through. When he got a question he could often refer to how it was designed and implemented in the Windows source code itself, and thus bringing a very clear and understandable answer.”
  • “It was an absolutely wonderful experience.  Peter knows the subject matter thoroughly, and can express the important points vividly and in easy to associate contexts. He is a very important player in the driver world, and made me feel very much welcome to this select community.”
  • “The seminar was a demonstration that it is indeed feasible to put 50 lbs of sugar (knowledge) in a 10-lb bag (learning time).”
  • “Peter was energetic and did an excellent job of adding humor to keep the presentation lively. I would enjoy another class taught by him.”
  • “I would not trade this experience for the world. I recommend this seminar to ALL developers entering driver development.”
  • “With the seminar training, I was able to dive right in and create a useful driver in a few weeks.”
  • “Professional, well-prepared seminar taught by well-qualified instructor.”
  • “Peter was able to explain everything we needed to know and explained complex stuff in an easy to understand way by simplifying information while still addressing the key goals. Excellent!”
  • I could not do a WDF driver without this class. I have the Orwick and Smith book, but still needed this class.”
  • “I learned so much more in the week spent here than trying to learn on my own these past 4 years. I only wished I took the class back then. OSR continues to provide the best training experience we developers could wish for.”