The end result is the same The "composite" 200-120 exam covers all the topics from ICND 1&2 so it may expedite the process but some people prefer learning the individual topics and taking the exams in two parts.
Either way works! Good luck with your studies & exams!
Earning the CCENT requires passing only one test. Earning a cert by passing just one test will boost your confidence and get you ready for the longer certification paths such as the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification.
The CCENT is a stepping stone for the CCNA. Passing the single CCNA test can be very difficult – it’s much easier to take two smaller tests that you can more easily prepare for. By passing the CCENT test, you’re halfway on the road to earning your CCNA.
For a purpose I did some analysis of discussion ratings. I would like to
share those numbers as they may interests someone. I analyzed rating of
discussions in LAN, Switching and Routing community. Overall statistics
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