Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

What is NexGenT’s cybersecurity program?

Our cyber security program is an 8-12 week intensive & immersive cyber security training curriculum that prepares anyone for a career in cyber security. The course will teach students a solid foundation in networking before they begin cyber security training. Networking is a crucial foundation to learn before anyone steps into learning about cyber security. By the end of the program, graduates will have mastered the fundamental skills in networking and cyber security and be job-ready for an entry-level role.

Alongside the course, all students will receive individual mentoring from top cyber security engineers in the industry and also be given career coaching to land their dream job in cyber security. We focus on real-world skills training at NexGenT over theoretical education. Our #1 goal is to kickstart your career in cyber security.

The course was developed by industry leaders from Lockheed Martin, Ford, Cisco, Dimension Data, and more. The curriculum as a whole has been reviewed and influenced by Chief Security Officers from Fortune 500 companies. We are proud of the training and education we provide at NexGenT and have been blessed to have many high caliber industry leaders help validate the curriculum.

And best of all, there are $0 up-front tuition costs!

What is NexGenT’s Network Engineering program?

NexGenT’s Full Stack Network Engineering Program is designed to equip aspiring or current network engineers with real-world skills through hands-on, live training experience. In just 12 weeks, you’ll be a certified full-stack networking professional equipped with three certifications: Full-Stack Network Associate certification, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and the Full-Stack Network Professional (FSNP) certification. Each student will have rolled out three complete real-world based projects and will have their real-world skills verified via a live Skills Qualification Check. Once the training is completed, graduates work directly with our career services team to land a high-paying networking job. 

How much does the program cost?

NexGenT is on a mission to prepare our students for a career in cyber security and network engineering. We believe the Income Share Agreement is the best way to help people break into these careers without paying anything up-front. This allows us to focus on getting you results in the lucrative industry in cyber security and network engineering.

Under our ISA, you agree to pay back 10% of your gross income for 48 payments as long as you’re making $3,333/month ($40,000 annual salary) or higher.

Your ISA obligations will be satisfied if you pay the payment cap or will be wiped out after 7 years of graduating from our program.

The base tuition for NexGenT’s Cyber Security Program and NexGenT’s Full Stack Network Engineering Program is $12,500 upfront.  

What are the classroom/study hours?
All of the times are Pacific hours (PST). 

NexGenT Network Engineering Program (Part-Time)
M,W,F (5 pm – 7 pm) Sat (8 AM – 12 PM)

NexGenT Network Engineering Program (Full-Time)
M,W,F (9 am – 2 pm)

NexGenT Cyber Security Program (Part-Time)
M,W,F (5 pm – 7 pm) Sat (8 am – 12 pm)

NexGenT Cyber Security Program (Full-Time)
M,W,F (9 am – 2 pm)

Does NexGenT help me get a job?

Our sole mission is to help prepare you and then aid you in landing your first job.

We have a dedicated career service team that will work with you in accomplishing landing a job in networking or cyber security.

The career service team aids students with professional career coaching, technical and behavioral practice interviews, professional career maps, guidance check-ins, and more!

Our career services team will be accessible to you from years 2-3-4 to help you land a six-figure position quickly.

How much can I expect to earn in cybersecurity?

The average salary for a cyber security professional is $77,190/year.
Entry-level roles such as Cyber security Analyst and Information Security Analyst make around $62,264/year.
Experienced cyber security professionals can make over $150,000 – $250,000/year.

How much can I expect to earn in network engineering?

The average salary for a network engineer is $72,000/year.

Entry-level roles such as Junior Network Engineer or Network Administrator make around $65,710/year. 

Experienced network engineers anywhere around $120,000 – $250,000/year.

Can I pay tuition costs upfront?

Yes, you can. Please contact us at admissions@nexgent.com

The base upfront tuition for NexGenT’s Full Stack Network Engineering program and NexGenT’s Cyber Security program is $12,500.

What is the ISA payment cap?

NexGenT’s payment cap for NexGenT’s Full Stack Network Engineering Program and NexGenT’s Cyber Security Program is $25,000.

Program Information

Why Income Share Agreements?

NexGenT is on a mission to equip as many people for a career in cyber security and network engineering. We believe the Income Share Agreement is the best way to help people break into these careers without paying anything up-front. This allows us to focus on getting you results in the lucrative industry in cyber.

When do the courses start?

Cohorts begin regularly every quarter.
Upon application, you will be notified of the upcoming enrollment dates with the ability to choose the most suitable option.

Do I need prior experience to start the academy?

NexGenT takes applicants from every background. We’ve helped grocery managers, forklift drivers, and existing IT folks to launch their careers.
If you are driven, determined, punctual, and willing to learn, you’ll be successful!
Having a background in IT will definitely be beneficial.

How much time do I need to dedicate to homework/self-study?

Our academy is designed to accelerate one’s career from Zero to Engineer. It is an intense, rigorous, and immersive program that will produce results. We are a military-grade training program that pushes people to reach their maximum potential.
Be prepared to put in several hours outside of the classroom each week.

What is the online learning experience like?

Online education allows people to learn from anywhere and complete programs without commuting to a campus.
We’ve designed our virtual classrooms to keep you engaged and motivated.
Our lessons are broken up into manageable chunks combined with practical hands-on labs and projects.
We also invite our members into our social media network to build relationships and share knowledge/experiences.

What happens if I miss a class?

Academy members must attend 90% of their classes to graduate from the program.
If you miss a class, you can catch up through digital recordings.
If there are emergencies, we will work with you accordingly to find a solution.

Income Share Agreements & Tuition Cost

NexGenT is on a mission to equip as many people for a career in cyber security and network engineering. We believe the Income Share Agreement is the best way to help people break into these careers without paying anything up-front. This allows us to focus on getting you results in the lucrative industry in cyber.

What is an ISA and how does it work?

NexGenT’s Income Sharing Agreement (ISA) is the easiest way to pay for NexGenT’s training programs. An NexGenT’s ISA is a contract under which you agree to pay 10% of your post-graduation annual salary for 48 months, but only once you’re making $40,000 per year (the equivalent of $3,333/month). Under NexGenT’s ISA, students will never pay more than payment cap. If your tuition isn’t paid back within 7 years of graduating, we waive the rest of your balance to zero, even if you made zero payment

Our ISA contract obligation will be waived after seven years of graduation, regardless of how many payments. 

We only select students who we believe will be successful and cover your tuition upfront until you’re in a good financial position to pay us back.

What is the true cost of NexGenT’s Cybersecurity or Network Engineering programs?

The cost of NexGenT’s Cybersecurity Program cost is $15,000. The cost of NexGenT’s Full Stack Network Engineering Program is $12,500. You can elect to pay upfront or via NexGenT’s ISA.

Does my ISA include interest?
No, there is no interest. ISA’s are not counted as debts or loans.
How do you verify my income?
NexGenT partners with an ISA provider to handle all administration regarding ISAs.
The ISA provider will be in contact with you during your ISA obligation period to make sure your ISA is held accountable.
You will be required to report your employment status and income on a monthly basis. This is done online and takes approximately 1 minute.
What happens to my ISA if I don’t complete the course?
We offer a refund policy to students who don’t complete the full course.
This refund policy is on a pro-rata basis and revolves around the modules you have completed before you leave the Academy.
If you complete 4 weeks of the training, you will pay back $7,500 tuition over the course of 24 months. You can cancel your ISA up to 4 weeks of your cohort start date.
Can I pay for the program up-front?
Yes, please contact admissions@nexgent.com
When do the ISA repayments begin?

The NexGenT’s ISA begins after you have graduated from NexGenT’s program and you’ve landed a job earning above $40,000/year or above $3,333/month.

When do the ISA repayments stop?

Repayments stop once you have made 48 payments at 10% of your annual salary.

Repayments stop once you have paid back your tuition cap. 

Your ISA expires after 7 years, even if you’ve paid nothing.


If your income drops below a certain threshold, you will not pay an installment that month.
If you have to stop working, your ISA pauses. There’s no interest.

How do I get started?

Your early-stage submission will require you to apply online. Once we receive your application, our admissions team will contact you shortly afterward to proceed with your application.
Should your extended application form be successful, you will be invited to meet with an Academy mentor, tutor, or senior member of staff. At this meeting, you will have the chance to learn about the academy and plan your tuition.
Most applicants are required to take our technical assessment after this stage. We only take applicants who are determined, motivated, and willing to put in the work.
Our company takes on the risk through our $0 up-front tuition and goes into debt so that our students get access to a state-of-the-art cyber training program. This allows you to focus on learning and us to make sure you get a job after graduating.
If you pass the technical assessment, you will receive a formal acceptance email from our team.

How long does the application process take?
On average, the application process will take 2-3 weeks.
What are the eligibility requirements and criteria?

NexGenT welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. We’ve helped warehouse workers, dog groomers, IT support helpdesk people, and more to land jobs. What set them apart was their potential, enthusiasm, and willingness to learn.
Beneficial backgrounds include

  • Bachelor’s or technical degree
  • Experience work in IT
  • Knowledge of the cybersecurity industry
  • Military experience
  • Computer savvy