I earned my CCNA back in 2013 and let it expire in 2016. At the time, I didn't really see the point in keeping it because I didn't do a lot of networking and had no plans on leaving my job. Last week I had an interview and it came up that it was expired. I don't think it was the only reason I didn't get the job but it surely didn't help.
Last time I passed with the Odom books and Boson simulators and practice exams. I was planning on the same approach this time. I'm hoping I can push through it pretty quickly by skimming the first book and focusing on the second one followed by intense labs and practice exams. Has anyone else had any luck basically flying through the recertification process? I want to get it done ASAP and retry for the position if its available but don't want to set myself up for failure and be out the money.