Well partner, this certification was the one I had more fun taking. I really liked it. And honestly, I learned a whole lot more after taking it, because I studied a lot about design... after finishing it, I continued studying it and things became even more clear to me.
After August 1st, things will change a little bit... taking this certification will be more expensive. I myself still don't have the SCEA (studying at ITA demands a lot from us), but after finishing the post graduation, I'm going for it. Honestly, if I didn't have this certification, I'd go for it as well.