I have been working in the industry for a while and I have gotten one or two certifications over the years. My current employer is a Microsoft Partner and there are benefits to the company for me to receive certification. I have decided to pursue some certification based on my work experience.
This started for me this past weekend and I have already achieved my first SharePoint certification (My MCP Business Card). I intend to become MCP SharePoint Developer and Administrator as well as ASP.Net Web Developer.