Im looking to get promoted in my current job but the position hasn't been made yet and would require the person to know a decent amount about switchs,routers and networking in general, so I'm starting to study for my CCNA. From what I've read I can either do the CCNA exam or the ICND1 and 2 and thats the equivilent to taking the CCNA exam, is this correct? Keeping in mind im a still a novice would you suggest icnd2and2 or straight ? To anyone who did the ICND1+2 tests did you find it easier,more time consuming, worth it or what are you thoughts on it. I just want to get some ideas on what i should aim for because im hoping to get certified within the next 6 months. Thanks for any help!