This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Certification is for personal achievement. It can build your confidence and help you in job interviews, etc. It shows that you have taken the initiative to learn, research, practice, etc. Certifications alone not enough to succeed in your career.