So last week I passed my CCNA exam (first try). I have been working in IT for about 4 years, and I have heard so many haunting stories about that exam. Must say I am actually more proud of myself for this exam than my MCSE (kinda odd how one exam trumps 7).
Anyway, now with the CCNA out of the way, I actually have the feeling the rush into the CCNP and CCDA. I know that is the last thing I should be doing. I am trying to get my employer to atleast get more involved in Cisco so I can get more hands on with this. I feel that with a year or two atleast I can really go for the CCNP. My question is does anyone actually go for the higher level stuff, without the "proper" hands on experience before hand?