if you have no experience or are from a 3rd world country, sure.
if you have experience, certs are usually a waste of time. I would actually hire people who did NOT bother with certs.
I run into folks from india all the time (bay area resident, fact of life here) and more often than not, they are filled with degrees and certs and lots of memorization. still, with all that 'stuff' the output from many indians is sub-par. they don't THINK, they just have amassed lots of DATA in their heads.
sadly, those are the folks who are now, almost completely in control of the hiring. indian bosses, indian co-workers, indian ceo's. they think their methods of learning is great and they hire from their own culture, ignoring (blatantly) the locals who grew up here and who did NOT spend their time swallowing textbooks and memorizing algorithms.
not much more to say about the subject. oh, right - cheating - LOTS and lots of cheating on tests in india. its documented and known. and so, what good are certs if the culture encourages and allows cheating?
certs are useless. less than useless, in fact. give me someone who can think and that's most of an engineering job; not rote data storage in greymatter.