I’m not asking here about whether someone should invest in QA certs. That’s another topic and one that clearly has been done to death. Rather, for those who did get a certification of some kind: In what ways did you see a financial benefit from doing so? That is: You got a raise or promotion after getting a cert. You found it easier to get a new job. Or…. what? Was the financial payoff (if any) enough to justify the time and money you invested in getting the certification?