I'm at a point where I want to improve my 'marketability' as much as possible before dropping out of permanent programming roles and getting into contracting. I've looked at Microsoft ceritifcation in the past but didn't see the point when they were bringing in a new certification structure.
Now I'm looking again and it seems the main relevant ones are MCTS (for web, desktop or cloud) and, beyond that, MCPD. Given that I've never seriously used ASP.NET Webforms, have absolutely no desire to work on WebForms contracts, and have around 2 years of solid ASP.NET MVC experience that I want to build on, would it be a complete waste to get the MCTS web certification? Is there any cross-over value that would make doing what appears like a painfully out-of-touch certification worth while beyond the 'gold star' resume factor?
 fixed the cert number from 505 to 515 - thanks