broad description of what each one is about, what they involve you to know, and what you should basically know after getting the cert?
CCNP certification validates a network professional's ability to install, configure and troubleshoot converged local and wide area networks with 100 to 500 or more nodes. Network Professionals who achieve the CCNP have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to manage the routers and switches that form the network core, as well as edge applications that integrate voice, wireless, and security into the network.
Implement EIGRP operations.
* Explain the functions and operations of EIGRP (e.g., DUAL).
* Configure EIGRP routing. (e.g., Stub Routing, authentication, etc.)
* Verify or troubleshoot EIGRP routing configurations.
Implement multiarea OSPF operations.
* Explain the functions and operations of multiarea OSPF.
* Configure multiarea OSPF routing. (e.g., Stub, NSSA, authentication, etc.)
* Verify or troubleshoot multiarea OSPF routing configurations.
Or is it better to choose a path and go?
I don't particularly like exams so I read the books and don't go any further. I'm quite happy sticking at the CCNP level.