After recently being laid-off I'm looking into some government funded training. They will pay for me to take a course with any local college so long as I have a diploma or cert within two years. One that stood out to me takes 10 month and leaves me with 10 potential certs. MCSE, MCSA, MCDST, A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+, CIW Associate, CIW Security Analyst, and CCNA.
There is also a second course that offers MSSQL and Oracle certification paths but the exams aren't paid for.
The only concern I have is how this looks to a potential employer. Does anyone have any experience gaining certs in this manner? Did the location you took the courses affect how they viewed your having them?