I have passed the SCJP just recently.
I am preparing for another cert.
Either SCJD or SCWCD.
I worked hard for my SCJP, and I'm proud of it.
Hope I will say the same thing when I get my SCWCD in the future.
But just a back-up, I'm nearly finishing my master's degree in Computer Science.
I think cert and education level is as much as good as experience.