I believe an employer looks for a certified individual because those people are the ones who really enjoy what they do and it adds instant credibility and confidence from the perceived professional accomplishment. Do you believe in Certification? If so, what Certifications do you have? I made a list of some of the certifications I think are important for web professionals. Associate Computing Professional ( http://www.iccp.org/iccpnew/certification.html ) Certified Data Processor (http://www.iccp.org/iccpnew/certification.html ) Adobe Certifications: ( http://partners.adobe.com/public/ace/main.html ) Microsoft MCTS Certifications: (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcts.aspx#tab2 ) W3 School Certifications : ( http://www.w3schools.com/cert/default.asp ) WOW (http://webprofessionals.org/certification/ ) CIW (http://www.ciwcertified.com/certifications/program.asp ) Do you agree or disagree with any of the above choices? Can you add to it?