Four years ago I passed CCNP + 350-001. I then worked on speed for the lab, but life intervened and I took a long break from studying.
I'm making another go. I'm reading the Cisco configuration guides and practicing everything using non-production routers and switches from my workplace. As I encounter troubleshooting scenarios that prove I lack understanding, I re-read bits and pieces from my large-but-dated CCIE library: Doyle, Halabi, Caslow, Bruno... the works.
This is a good approach for the lab exam, but will this work for the written exam? I know vlans, stp, bgp, ospf, etc. I'm scared of crazy topics like RIFs, SRB, DEC Net, Appletalk, and Wirless (beyond the basic ssid / wep stuff you learn from owning a home lan).
Thanks in advance for any tips or hints.