I know that this is probably a redundant question, but I am starting a study program for my CCNP. I have purchased the CCNP Official Exam Certification Library and I inted to read one book at a time and then use the CD's that come with the book to take the practice exams. After reading one book and going through the practice exam I will take the corresponding test for that book. As a part of an overall study plan I would like to find a book or software that gives me practice labs that I can use to practice configuring the routers and switches. I already have the Packet Tracer software so I can set up mostly anything I need. It seems that the more experience you get with doing actual configs, the better off you are. So my first question is: what is the best book and/or software to buy to get this config experience.
My second quesiton is fairly simple, based on other posts it seems that the best order to take the CCNP tests is: BSCI, BCMSN, ISCW, ONT. Does this sound right? I understand that there is no specific order that you need to take them in, I am just trying to make my CCNP experience as easy as possible.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.