Finally, after much deliberation, I passed my CCNA exam. I took it this morning and managed to score 974/1000. I was extremely happy to the point of screaming in the exam lab.
Now that I’m CCNA, I might consider doing CCNP , but maybe after a few years (and before my CCNA expires). To add to the excitement, when I got home, my MCSE goodies arrived via UPS.