Returning Lapsed CCNA: Take separate exams or composite?
I passed CCNA composite about 10 years ago (and also the SWITCH exam for CCNP track) but, have let it lapse (oddly enough while working for Cisco).
I work actively on network admin/design on a daily basis but, most of that doesn't require me to look at standard timers/intervals unless there's a problem so, that is the area where I feel the least comfortable (the rote memory stuff).
My question is: Should I work through ICND1 and 2 separately or just work towards taking the composite?
My thinking was that I would chunk it down since my work is a bit more time-intensive now than it was when I first tested for CCNA and, since I intend on pursuing through CCIE (R&S) the additional focus spent on basics won't hurt me.
If I proceed with this approach, I'm giving myself a month to study pre-exam.
Does that sound reasonable? Is anyone of the opinion that just taking the composite is a better approach?
Interested in hearing other viewpoints or, if anyone was in a similar situation what you did and whether or not you were happy with your particular approach or would have done things differently.