I've watched the CBT Nuggets as an overview and am about 400 pages deep into the OCG. I'm planing on being selective of the chapters to read in the FLG before scheduling an exam.
Not super stoked about this exam, but I have a surplus of time at work, and it's a pre-req for CCDP.
Initial thoughts: I find it absurd that a fair portion of "References and Recommend Readings" is CCIE reading list material. Quite literally "CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Certification Guide" is listed at the end of Chapters 10 and 11. Somehow studying Expert level material to prepare for an Associate level exam does not bode well with me... Barring that, much of it has been a great review. I find I am weak in the Wireless area, and I expect to be weak in the Voice/Video area as well, likely security too.
Anyway, any other monkeys in this circus?