Need Advice! Passed 70-680 but unsure!
Hello I am new to the forums here and I need some advice and was told this is a good place to ask. I consider myself moderately experienced with the Windows operating system (XP and 7) and user based desktop support and decided after college to help me land my first entry-level help desk job (Tier 1 or 2 help desk) that I would make myself more marketable and go for a Microsoft certification. So I did some research and decided that being that I wanted to work as a desktop support technician that I would go for the MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7 Certification instead of MSDST because MSDST is being discontinued and I wanted to be more current with a Windows 7 cert in this area so I decided to go with this one based off recommendations from the internet and information I found. However at the time I signed up for the exams I was not aware of the significance term "Enterprise" and considered this cert a good way to get me my first IT help desk position in a consumer based help desk environment. I know there is a certification for consumer based technician but it was based on Windows Vista so I ignored it at the time thinking this was my better alternative. Unfortunately given my lack of server/on hands Enterprise experience I learned quickly from studying the somewhat flawed Microsoft Self paced training kit that given my entry level state that I may have taken this certification too soon being I know very little of the server structure in this type of environment. Iv heard on these forums that its recommended to take the server exams first but I have already taken the first exam. Regardless, I studied hard for 3 months and did online training exercises and used as many resources I could to help me prepare for the 70-680 exam. It was a tough exam but I did pass! However I feel a bit uneasy as I realized I probably should of taken this test after a few years of hands on experience. but now I am also signed to take the next exam 70-685 next week and I found the material to be a little easier and more on my level, minus a few topics. My question is being in my situation would this certification work well to help me get my foot in the door or is it really an overkill for someone at my skill level? I am already on my way to getting this cert so there really isn't any turning back so I am going all the way! I know I can pass the exam is just... I have my A+ and will have this under my belt soon as well. I consider myself extremely knowledgeable in User-end desktop support and can do just about anything in this area but I just do not want to be placed in a situation in where my future employer thinks I can do everything there is to do in a huge enterprise environment and find myself not being able to perform my job duties. I know most employers look at experience first anyway but still. Can I use this more advanced certification (In my situation anyway) to help me land my first help desk position in a consumer based help desk environment. Because even though this is an enterprise cert starting out I just want to use it for this first job then build around my experience and use what I have learned to give me an edge until I do become an enterprise technician. Any advice or suggestions? Sorry for the long post I'm just pouring out of my head here and a little confused. Thanks