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NEXT Academy

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NEXT Academy offers a 10-week Full-Stack Web Development bootcamp in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and remote 8-week Front-End Web Development courses and 12-week Digital Marketing courses. NEXT Academy was founded by self-taught programmer and bootcamp graduate, Josh Teng. NEXT Academy partnered with the Malaysian government agency, Malaysian Global Innovation & Creative Centre (MaGIC) in 2014 - jointly officiated by U.S. President Obama, Prime Minister of Malaysia ...

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  • Chia Shanq Yeet
    Graduate • Kuala Lumpur
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    Feb 08, 2018
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    Mr.

    Honestly, I really think that the full stack web dev bootcamp NEXT is well planned - where we actually learned things step by step - things that we thought weren't useful was in fact fundamental and essential to the next level of learning and giving us way too many "aha" moments.  End result of the bootcamp - I'm so damn confident I can create anything. It doesn't matter if we didn't know - we've learned to learn.. and learning them fast.

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  • Voon Shun Zhi
    Student • Graduate • Kuala Lumpur
    Nov 27, 2018
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    Very Rewarding

    It is a very rewarding experience that you will have ever had in your coding journey in Next Academy. In Next Academy, i met mentors who are ready to help you when you need one and a bunch of friends who cheer you up when you burnt out. If you ask me why i chose Next academy instead of learning myself online, i would say Next Academy offers you mentorship. Without mentorship, it is so easy for me to give up but with a mentorship i will never give up or doubt myself in coding and these 10 w...

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  • Stephanie
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development Course • Kuala Lumpur
    May 10, 2018
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    A++ for North Americans attending.

    This review comes from a Canadian who travelled to Kuala Lumpur just to attend NEXT Academy. If you are a North American who cannot see the value in paying $8000+ to a bootcamp in youre area, and have the freedom to move to Asia for 3-4 months, I HIGHLY reccomend NEXT academy. The mentors are great, and you leave the bootcamp a self sufficient programmer. You may not know absolutely everything you need to get your dream job right when you graduate, but this course gives you the tools to te...

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  • Alvin
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development Course • Kuala Lumpur
    Oct 11, 2017
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    No regrets, fully recommended!

    The bootcamp has very helpful mentors with great attitude. It is designed in a way where you learn the more challenging fundamentals before learning the easier way of doing it, which I appreciate, especially if I want to go further into programming. One of my better decisions in my adult life is to pick up this very important skill. No regrets, fully recommended.

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  • Our complaint went nowhere
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development Course • Kuala Lumpur
    Oct 07, 2017
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    bad worse worst

    You're reading from the one that studied here,,

    Misleading marketing. (no coding background needed) (will get jobs)

    Learn non worthiness coding language.

    98% of your grads get jobs? puihhh, 

    Never spend such money here, you're WASTING your TIME and MONEY ! 

    NEVER study , apply or even read anything from their website.

     

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    Josh Teng of NEXT Academy

    Founder

    Mar 04, 2018

    Hi,

    I'm Josh, the founder of NEXT Academy. I've worked with my team to further understand where you're coming from and I would like to personally apologize that you had a bad experience. We take this very seriously because it's what my team and I are dedicating our lives towards - the empowerment of people to pursue careers in technology. Clearly, there's something that we have failed with your experience.

    We have stopped making any claims about the percentages of students getting jobs since early 2017. The reason why we stopped isn't that our quality and commitment have dropped, in fact, we are dedicating far more resources and attention than ever to ensure a good outcome for our students. 

    The reason why we removed the claim was because between Q4 2016 - Q2 2017, we removed our admission interview and failed to communicate to incoming students about the preparation necessary prior to joining the bootcamp (yes, you can join the bootcamp as a beginner, but there are a few things that potential students need to prepare for. we address those in the admission interview). We have since restarted the admission interviews to prevent students from having known bad experiences.

    We have made many improvements consistently to the bootcamp and curriculum since Q2 of 2017 and are continuously doing so. One of the biggest being a MONEY BACK guarantee for students who fail to secure a job after attempting the bootcamp. We have, obviously, some terms in place to prevent people from gaming the system since we have bills to pay.

    Again, I would like to sincerely apologize. I ensure you that we are not working on NEXT Academy to make a quick buck - there is also a high cost operating a physical academy employing highly demanded engineers. NEXT Academy has been around for close to 4 years and we plan to be for decades to come. The only way we can remain in business is to ensure a good outcome for you and others.

    For others who are reading this and have thoughts about joining NEXT Academy, I hope you will continue to consider us. And may I suggest that you go on LinkedIn and search for students who have attended NEXT Academy and have a conversation with them just so you get more opinions before parting with hard earned cash.

    To the person who left this review, I'm not sure who you are but I would like to hear from you. If you are comfortable reaching out, do email me at josh@nextacademy.com.


  • Ton Pham
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development Course • Kuala Lumpur
    Sep 19, 2017
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    Taught me how to think like a programmer

    I enjoyed learning Web Development at NextAcademy. When I started the bootcamp in NextAcademy, I hadn't touched a computer in about a year. I wouldn't say I was tech-savvy at all. But after the course, I feel like I learned a lot. I don't think you have to be very tech-savvy or know all the latest trends to get into programming. NextAcademy will teach you how to think like a programmer and teach you all the basics you need to be a junior developer. I do feel like I have a lot more to learn...

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  • Justin Khor Cheng Ee
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development Course • Kuala Lumpur
    Sep 16, 2017
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    The mentors were super helpful!

    It was a great experience for me, I've learnt a lot in these 3 months thanks to the mentors!! They did really well in helping and guiding us throughout the whole bootcamp and I'm super grateful to them. 

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  • Mohd Adam
    Graduate • Kuala Lumpur
    Sep 15, 2017
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    Met a lot of friends with similiar passion

    I would totally recommend this course to my other friends that wish to become a programmer. Here you don't only learn about coding, but also life experience. I also get to know more friends that really have the same passion to code. With that said, I totally enjoyed my stay here for the past 10 weeks and I really hope to cross path with Next Academy again. 

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  • Max Jala
    Graduate • Kuala Lumpur
    Sep 12, 2017
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    Intense but immersive!

    Had a great time at NEXT Academy. The course may be intense but it fully immersed me into the world of coding. Coming from a management background I was not always looking for a career in tech. After experiencing and enjoying this bootcamp, I am definitely going to pursue a career as a programmer in some shape or form.

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  • Fu Hong Yi
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development Course • Kuala Lumpur
    Sep 12, 2017
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    Rewarding journey

    I would recommend the course to anyone who is aspiring to become a web developer. With that said, the course is pretty hard which is the reason I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who is not totally serious about committing. However, if they choose to put it full effort it will be a rewarding journey. It has been for me, I learn as much as I have learned in my previous 25 years combined.

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  • KW Lai
    m572567@mvrht.net • Student • Full Stack Web Development Course • Kuala Lumpur
    Sep 08, 2017
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    Look Elsewhere

    DId the web development bootcamp. Very little instruction and every day you will show up and work through an online interface that lags and is mostly copied and pasted from github. Would recommend codeacademy, freecodecamp, treehouse or even a udemy/edX course instead- save yourself the money for what is essentially a highly overpriced study hall. If you must do a bootcamp, look elsewhere/compare other bootcamps and ask to watch a class first. 

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    Colin of NEXT Academy

    Program Coordinator

    Sep 10, 2017

    Hi, I'm Colin, the Program Coordinator at NEXT Academy. 

    We view students' input and concerns seriously and constantly work with our students/graduates especially on matters related to curriculum. Unfortunately, I could not find your student record in our system. I have also tried to get in touch with you via your email address on Course Report but was not able to reach you. May I know which intake are you from?
  • Nicholas Tan
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development Course • Kuala Lumpur
    May 26, 2017
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    Extremely worth it

    The Web Development Bootcamp was one of the most challenging things I've gone through, but it was extremely worth it. The mentors are very understanding and willing to help!

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NEXT Academy costs around RM11,500. On the lower end, some NEXT Academy courses like Frontend Web Development (2 weeks) cost RM3,499.

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NEXT Academy has in-person campuses in and, Kuala Lumpur. NEXT Academy also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

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