I really don't think so, if you are trying to get to an architect position you should have experience in that field, at least that is what I ask for, the certification is just a plus to your experience.
Its better if you gain any experience in your current work, maybe helping your team with some ideas, or addressing some of the designs.
The architect is the critical persion in any major application.
Any enterprise will require: any person to have proven track record before letting them architect any signicant enterprice app.
I greatly doubt, a no experience fresh college grad will ever land that enterprise architect job. It may be possible if you marry Chelse Clinton, but it would not because they expect you to actually architect anything. [ January 22, 2008: Message edited by: peter cooke ]