Why Would I pay good money for a Natural certification, if there is no new sites out there. I have been a Natural Adabas programmer for over 8 years and in those 8 years the job market has dwindled to a mere 8 companies in my country that is still using Natural Adabas and of those 8, I know of 3 that is busy or looking to move to SAP or MS systems.
Companies has moved over to other technologies because of the stigma of Natural Adabas being an heritage system. And SoftwareAG has done nothing that I can see to improve the image.
They have nice development tools and new natural versions, but as long as the sigma is attach to Natural Adabas, there is no future in staying with Natural Adabas.
Surly is is more wise to try and get into .NET or SAP.