Anyone following might have noticed that there have been no posts lately.
I've taken a break from certs, and even sold the lab to someone I work with. Back to Racing SCCA Solo (Auto-cross) for the next year or so. My car (08' subaru WRX) will likely be re-classed to a class that it can actually be competitive in, and things are jumpin' at work. Since we are switching over to a mainly Alcatel 77xx platform, and What Cisco Transport we utilize, doesn't really utilize IOS as a front end, I don't really need the CCNP right now. When I feel I'm ready to move into engineering, I'll likely pick this back up, but not until I finish the first level Alcatel, and Juniper Certifications.
Good luck to all, and I hope what I have here is useful.