I hope that this article has made it clear why it might be a good idea to get Java certification given current industry conditions, which routes you might consider taking in order to get certified, and which resources are available to help you on your way.
It's important to remember that certification alone will rarely get you a job. You often need hands-on experience as well as certification in order to be employed in the IT world. Some good ways to get such experience are to write your own web site using Java technologies, help out on one of the numerous open source projects, or apply for a nonJava job in a company that uses Javaand then make it known that you're available to help out the Java team as you have Java skills.
Finally, good luck in obtaining certification and in finding your ideal job!