I don't look at them. Especially when I am hiring someone who is relatively new. If you want to use a certification process to properly and effectively study to learn and to find where your gaps in knowledge are - then definitely. If you think the certification will make you hirable in and of itself - it just doesn't typically hold true. But it is a catch-22, some recruiters will ask for those in job requirements. But then so many people just pass low-level certs with brain dumps and a complete lack of testing. When I see a resume with little experience and a lot of certifications, I get nervous.
Resume with Little Work Experience