I’m shopping for a short-term intensive online UX course for a career change. My background is in marketing, business, web design and E-Commerce. After some research I have narrowed my options to the Interaction Designe Foundation - Design League membership and CareerFoundry 6-month UX course.
CareerFoundry is more like a program with a set curriculum to follow and build an interview ready portfolio by the end of the program with the assistance of an assigned mentor with weekly 1 hour meetings. They hire mentor with 3-5 years of UX professional experience. The program costs $280/month for 6 months.
IDF though is more of a personalized approach where you get to select a personal coach with whom you set career objectives, make an actionable plan, follow the required courses and they get to assist you with weekly 30 minutes skype meetings. I like the fact that you get Ivy league quality courses in UX, and personal coaches have at least 10 years of professional experience in the field and they award certificate of achievements. The program costs $149/month.
I would like to get some feedback from people which have attended any of these two before making my final decision.