Rajesh's Advice on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 :
Certification is one aspect and its better to go with the latest if you are planning to do so. Keep aside 3-4 months and in your spare time (actually spend atleast 8 hours working on these technologies) and build something useful may be opensource to build up your confidence in the area of work. There are some very good opensource applications available for ready reference.
A couple of references here..http://blogengine.codeplex.com/
(Refer code base)
Learn about HTML5, jQuery, CSS along the way. Refer the following article for a simple app developed using this technology. Look out for real implementation as well.http://stephenwalther.com/blog/archive/2011/01/11/building-an-html5-app-with-asp-net.aspx
It may seem difficult at first but if you can make this a habit, it may stick with you through your career giving an added advantage.
Google is your best friend. Search and learn :)
Do make use of these resources apart from the regular theoretical knowledge and learn the best/better practices.
Remember certification is just one aspect and true knowledge is altogether a different joy to posses and to boost your confidence.
If you are good with technologies then lack of degree may not be an issue (but remember competition is fierce, be prepared).
All the best!