CCNA-CCNP Certification

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Hi there , I'm currently half way through my CCNA and hopefully if I pass
I'm looking to do my CCNP early next year, I'm 26 and been in IT Support
/networking  for 10 years with various MCPs in Luton , Bedfordshire
.

I was hoping somebody could help answer a few questions. Here's the
scenario:

The aim is to study full time early next year for my CCNP , Ideally I would
like to have the certification within 6-8 months( the sooner the better)
I've looked at many websites and most offer a boot camp (14 days etc)
cramming type course which I'm not  keen on .  I looked at some of the Cisco
acadamy courses but most if not all tend to be part time and last 2 years.

My other option is to do the self study at home, Although I feel this is
achieveable  i think  there maybe some things I may miss out.



Does anyone know of any good companies that offer a course for 6 months?

Can anyone offer any any advise and curriculum ie, test prep book etc... I
already have 3x 2950 switches and a 2600 router

What would be  an average timescale to home learn CCNP fulltime  from
scratch providing I have the correct equiptment?


Many thanks in advance








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