I passed the 821 exam about 3 months ago. Today I finally passed the 811 exam. I AM CERTIFIED BABY :), starting a new job in a week. Things are coming together quite nicely if I must say so myself.
Good luck to those who are persevering for their certifications!
PS For study materials I used Boson Netsim and Cisco Press ICND. This discussion forum also came in handy. Does anyone have any experience with Boson's Netsim for CCNP?