I am coming off of a pass for the 300-115 switch exam (took me about 5 months of study).
Started the CCNP route studies about 3 weeks ago and I'm finding it extremely difficult to keep up.
I have the INE video series, Cisco press book, Chris Bryant videos and study guides.
Normally I have no trouble keeping up with topics on the exams. Sure it may take 1 or 2 days for everything to fully sink in, but I usually catch on pretty quick.
I don't know what it is about routing tho. I don't really do any dynamic routing at work and it's been about 1.5yrs since passing the CCNA RS.
I'm currently watching the INE videos (EIGRP) and there are literally about 10 different ways to allow or deny routes each 1 achieving the same thing. Do I really need to go this deep?
CCNA was great, learn the technology, tweak a few things here and there, but this is a whole different animal.
Can anyone shed some light on how deep I need to go on these topics, how long it takes an "average" engineer to pass the route exam, and possibly any tips to keep motivated with the studies?