Original article was published by Skyler Thompson on Artificial Intelligence on Medium
I think the certifications are worth it alone (Associate/Professional) if just for the salary increase that typically comes along. Typically gaining a certification is “proof” that you know what you’re doing. Kind of like plenty of people graduate with a CS degree that are not good at software engineering. The real test of skill is in the job itself. That said, it is increasingly more difficult to get a job without a CS degree so it is probably worth it.