Certification courses are of great help for students that wish to acquire specific skill sets within a short span of time. I am not talking about the courses that are usually pursued by students to save time and money from getting a college degree. I always feel a college degree is extremely important for getting a highly paid positions later on.
This is a situation where you’re in a job and you want to grow up the ladder. Sometimes only showing great skills at work doesn’t mean you’re capable of handling more responsibilities and adapt to the changes the new position requires. A certification in some cases can help you demonstrate your willingness and readiness.