MTA certification has placed me above the rest. I have even secured an internship with Microsoft and am hopefully working towards full-time employment. I also use my free time to give back to the community by working alongside a non-governmental organization in ICT4D, to educate the younger generation on the impact that technology can have in their everyday lives.
I would recommend MTA. It helps students to enhance their skills in the field of technology as well as with job preparation overall.