This was an incredibly difficult test! Don't let the score fool you. I didn't do that good. Just did well on the 2 main topics, but I bombed the other ones. Thank God for the weighted exam! I firmly believe there were at least 10 questions I had not seen any details about in the 4-5 resources I used to study.
I remember one post mentioning the lab work not being necessary, and I agree with that comment. I used Lammle's book, as well as Odom's. I viewed the CBT vids as well as Stormwind online training, provided by work. I also used Boson exams, which helped a lot, but didn't cover everything, unfortunately. Still a great study tool! I've been a network engineer for 8 years, and most of what I saw in the exam was stuff we don't even use or talk about.
Bottom line, as I posted when I passed ICND1, you are writing a Cisco exam, and that's the hardest part. A few questions, I think could've had 2 acceptable answers.
Having said that, I'm CCNA R&S certified, and satisfied;)
I can answer questions without blowing the NDA if it can help!