How about adding the Project+ in as well?
As a Senior Engineer I often have to lead and/or plan projects even though I am not a Project Manager. There is no way I have enough experience for the PMP and I don't generally need that in depth level of knowledge. I think the Project+ would be the proper "middleweight" project manager cert for my situation. Rarely do I work in organizations that have MS Project though so the MS Project course is not directly relevant. Usually we are using other tools such as ConnectWise or (gasp/choke/sputter) MS Excel.
I am not overly familiar with PM cert's though so maybe there is a better one?