I think spending a few weeks developing something in ASP and then saying that it's a work-in-progress project you're developing in your free time will be more impressive than a certificate. That way, you come across as having initiative, being self-motivated and all that other good stuff.
And for what it's worth, I was reading this
article a couple of days ago.
"At a lower level, the certifications are more important because it's a way to filter. If they work in a technical environment, such as Microsoft, that A+ certification is a way to measure their skills," said Ebner, referring to the CompTIA A+ base-level technician certification.