No you just need a break.
At 22 you haven't got a *lot* of experience.
You could raise your profile by doing some open source stuff, get some googlejuice, or recognition on ohloh.
You could take some courses that teach real stuff - object orientated software development for the real world.
You could apply for some jobs at places that have career enhancing software projects going on. Some media and financial companies are still hiring (not always permies), I know, and doubless other firms are too - IT isn't going away.
If you go the certification route, I know many people that would put you nearer the bottom of the pile, simply because you would have to unlearn so much more.