I know I am probably going to get flamed for this, but read the reason:
Certifications are both good and bad, depending on what you intend to do with them. Another factor is also what job you intend to hold and where you intend to progress to.
A+ Computer Repair & Upgrading
Network+ Network Support
MCP Help Desk
MCSE Network Admin Microsoft
RHCE Network Admin Linux
SCNA Network Admin Unix
CNE Network Admin Novell
CCNA Entry Level Network Engineer Cisco
CCNP Senior Level Network Engineer Cisco
CCIE Routing & Switching Guru
PMP Project Manager
CISSP Computer Security Professional
If you intend to be an admin or engineer o security guru find a field (admin, infrastructure, security, etc...) that truly interests you and focus on it. Get certified in that area and begin to specialize. Certification is just the beginning. Take that field by storm and learn everything you can about it. Live it, learn it, love it, you get the idea....
If you intend to manage, try to obtain as many certifications as you can in varying fields. Use the certifications as a guideline and get a little hands on. This will give you a better opportunity to understand where your admins, engineers, etc are coming from. You will have a basic understanding and know the lingo. Just don't get a big head because you have the certifications, because those guys will blow you away in their specialties. You can be a manager that is a jack of all trades yet master of none. If you play your cards right, they might even respect you.