I took the version of the CCNA composite exam that was available prior to the current exam and failed it. Now the exam changed and I have read the Todd Lammle sybex book (sixth edition) cover to cover but never got to the point where I felt I was ready to take the exam and I am ready to try again. I am wondering it it would be better for me to take the two part ICND approach rather than try the composite exam again. Is there really any benefit to the ICND approach to this cert? What is the benefit to the two part exam approach? Is there anything that is not included on one exam vs the other so that the preparation is easier?
Any advice or guidance would be greatly appreciated.