Ankit_Oberoi - 11:31 pm on May 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
I've done a lot of recruitments for an IT Training company and saw quite a few people having there certifications, however, I would have still called them noobs.
So, I won't call it a scam, but the certification will not get you a "pro" tag.
Instead, develop a portfolio or create a github account. As an employer, I would really love to see a candidate's actual work rather than his certifications or degrees :)