In addition to the certificates of specialization offered through CPCC, many of the companies and professional organizations who are responsible for the development of industry-leading technologies and programming languages offer certification exams in a specific area of expertise. If you plan to work in one of these industries or professional fields, you should note that many potential employers view these certifications as being (often equally) as important as a college degree.
In order to give yourself every possible edge in a competitive job market, you should plan to sit for those certification exams that apply to your professional field. Note: Industry Certifications are not the same thing as CPCC's Certificates of Specialization - they require a passing score on an exam administered by the company or organization responsible for a proprietary technology. The courses which lead up to a certificate from CPCC are excellent tools to prepare to sit for an industry certification exam.