I passed CCNA 640-801 exam just under 8 hours ago with a score of 885, THANK GOD !!!. Actually i registered for the exam for March but due to job commitments rescheduled it. Yesterday, I wanted to do the same as I had not seen the material for a month. Unfortunately, i got late and the rescheduled/cancel option was no longer available. So the last 24 hours have been intensive and desperate preparation hours for me... Well, 885 is still better then getting failed, isn't it :)
Now, aiming for CCNP, which exam better be prepared and taken first. Are there any recommended study guides, good books, online resources for it.
BTW, on average how long will preparing for CCNP take after one gets CCNA. Can some one please share their experience of doing CCNP with us in terms of time spent studying guides, practice on physical systems compared to simulating via say boson, order of exams taking.