So without giving my resume in detail, I have been working in the field for about 4 years starting as store PC tech, moving to an enterprise service desk and then their field services. Currently my friend was able to land me a really good gig at his company as a contractor working on their rather large production VMware environment. It was supposed to be a 6 month contract-to-hire but it is looking like the budget to bring on the new FTE isn't coming through. I have really enjoyed working with VMware and so I am trying to think of what to do to help make me more marketable in that area since I will only have 6 months experience with the technology. My mind went immediately to getting a vmware certification. To the point of the topic I have three Microsoft certs (MCSA, MCTS, MCITP) to go along with my BS in Technical Management from Devry (yeah I know but they served my purposes). I just wonder if all certifications still hold respect in the community since there are so many classes that "teach the test" and even worse those places that sell questions to exams.
I am sure this comes up a lot on the forums and any responses would be appreciated. And since it is my first time posting even though I have followed Hak5 for awhile I must say the show is awesome.