I have come across mixed responses to the usefulness of industry awarded certificates.
Academics, or those with an academic background, point out that they have no oversight and don't come from an accredited, independent organization, and lack depth, covering what to do but not why you do it and omit the underlying theory entirely.
People starting out in a new career feel that they are a way of showing you know how to do the job when you lack relevant experience on your CV.
Old hands who have been doing the job on a daily basis for years can be quite dismissive saying that they don't cover topics that are relevant to their daily work at the coal-face or concentrate on the latest and greatest at the expense of tried-and-tested methods.
I have found that some, or all, of these to be true, in varying amounts, at various times. I have found that MS training courses are good enough to get you up and running with new technology. They show you what is possible and give you basic examples to start working with the technology and make sure that the basics are well ingrained. If you want to study the underlying theory there are more academic texts available covering those topics. They can prove a base level of competency, which looks good on a CV, but after 15+ years I have surpassed the contents of the starting level courses but have yet to master all of the complexity of the SQL Server platform.