Some (many to be more exact) employers ask for Microsoft Certification. I don't know if it is plain ignorance, or another reason, what I know is that it is pointless. Certification ( I am talking about Microsoft but this applies to a multitude of other certifications) does not prove anything. Why? Simply because when you have the answers, there is no point of asking is there? The answers are available on multiple sites, all one has to do is memorize them and go sit for the "test", if it can be called that. I think there is a more important reason why employers want their employees to be certified; as an interviewer answered me when I said that Microsoft Certification has no credibility "I don't care about that, I am a Microsoft Partner". Microsoft Partner-ship is a big ship and has money on it. So when you are certified, your company gets a higher rank in the partnership hierarchy. So, you see, in the end, it is all about using YOU to make money.