Ever since certifications came into existence, there has been a section which questions if certifications are worth it or not.
A recent survey of 700 networking professionals in networkworld.com aims to finish this debate. 60% of the surveyed professionals said that their certifications led to a new job. 56% said that they got a raise, while 29% said that they got a promotion within their current company.
Certifications from vendors such as Microsoft and Cisco have always been in demand. Recent certs which have come in recognition are the Project Management certifications like PMP and PRINCE2.