Top 7 Cloud Certifications of 2017
Amazon Web Services - AWS Certified Solutions Architect ***ON FIRE***
Google Certified Professional: Cloud Architect **HOT**
Microsoft Azure - MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure *BOILING*
Red Hat Certified Architect - DevOps *RED HOT*
Red Hat Certified Engineer *BURNING*
VMware Cloud Management and Automation *FLAME ON*
These are what recruiters are constantly searching in high demand for in addition to DevOps. Don't forget that a minimum of an Associates Degree get's you past HR people and into the hands of IT Managers, IT Directors, etc. It's just too easy now-a-day's to get college education which is a rip off in some ways, but it's how society is structured unfortunately. It's better to have it then not to have it though.
Do not attend schools that are not regionally accredited in the US (also, take the time to find out if their is a lawsuit or restriction on accreditation for the school, your spending your money, invest in either a public university or college or reputable private school. Don't get scammed and become another victim of schools like ITT Tech (DO NOT attend any school that is not regionally accredited and holds only the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools: The Department of Education has sued to remove them as an accreditation body.
Don't be dumb. Do your research or just go to a public community college, college or university in your state!! You can also pick an accredited online school with a good reputation. If they advertise like crazy, probably not a good idea.