I'm going to be graduating with a B.S. in IT (Network Admin) soon and I'm starting to plan my next steps forward. My end goal is to become a digital forensics investigator.
I'm considering two options. Either,
A) Spend $10,000 to get a master's in Digital Forensics over a 2 year time span
B) Spend $5,000 to earn my EnCE cert through one of the boot camps in the time span of a month or so.
My question is, would a B.S. in IT along with the EnCE be enough to land me an entry level digital forensics position or should I just go straight for the master's? (Note: I'm going to get the master's either way, I'd just like to start my digital forensics career as early as possible)
Also, do you think the added benefit of landing a job early would be worth the extra $5000 I'd wind up spending by getting the EnCE cert AND the master's as opposed to just the master's?