Every tester would have at some point come across the well know debate on software test certification and its importance. I have been fortunate to attend one of the meetups organised by software testing club and meet some greats like Micheal Bolton, Rob Lambert and others. One of the topics that was discussed pretty aggressively was "Test Certification". Debate went in lines of, is Test certification required, would it help fresher's, would it help people who have been in testing for few years and so on. Made a humble attempt to highlight the discussion and some take away points that came across strongly from the community.