You should follow whatever choice shows the most promise for you. You should identify and ask yourself what specific goal you have and what will lead to that goal. Be specific so that you can fine tune your educational needs. If certification leads to your goal then that is your answer. It is okay to have to fine tune your goals with the changing of your needs as you progress in your career. Your primary choice has to lead to your primary goal. As long as you plan well you can't go wrong in your choice.