Nowadays whether we like it or not, we are biased towards some vendor technology in your own specialized area. But we should never forget the concepts, architecture and the core. So much you know about any particular technology or their vendors you still cannot be a complete Software person unless you cover your bases.
So finally we can see some hope in this area in terms of building the competency. It is another CERTIFICATION! A lot of people might not know about this, since it is quire new to the field. But I know the people who do provide this service are the pioneers in the subject.
So it is another set of Industry Certification. But this is not about any vendor. It is about the Software Design and Patterns. Wow! I am waiting to get on board. Hope you will too.