This week's book giveaway is in the Agile and Other Processes forum. We're giving away four copies of Real-World Software Development: A Project-Driven Guide to Fundamentals in Java and have Dr. Raoul-Gabriel Urma & Richard Warburton on-line! See this thread for details.
Maybe this is not an answer you'd expect , but personally I think one should either go for certs regarding a technology area he or she is interested in, and use the learning process to master the subject. Or, as it is in many cases, do the cert in an area because your boss asks for it