If you haven't even started yet and there is no external pressure to get the cert (from, say, and employer) then I'd wait. If you're based in the US then we're entering the holiday season and that can be very disruptive to the study schedule. It might be tough to clear the CCNA before the cut off date. I would just focus on the new exam topic list with the goal of taking the exam in the March - April 2020 time frame.
You can get an idea of teh new exam topics here
my brief analysis is this: Wireless In, Security In, Automation In
EIGRP, RIP, OSPF out
I think the new Cert aligns to the new Networking reality that is coming with Devnet/Control plane separation
Excellent!, you have many projections. Try to check which certifications the companies are required in your country. Try to aim to the specific specializations and certifications. Many certs but few application in a job are not some effective.
In my personal opinion, you can go for Cisco specializations from February 24th, 2020, but until February 23th, 2020, you can get the CCNA R&S => CCNA
About EIGRP. It is true, in the new CCNA, only can see OSPFv2. But in the exams for CCNP Enterprise, you can see about EIGRP:
3.2 Layer 3
- 3.2.a Compare routing concepts of EIGRP and OSPF (advanced distance vector vs. linked state, load balancing, path selection, path operations, metrics)
1.9 Troubleshoot EIGRP (classic and named mode)
- 1.9.a Address families (IPv4, IPv6)
- 1.9.b Neighbor relationship and authentication
- 1.9.c Loop-free path selections (RD, FD, FC, successor, feasible successor, stuck in active)
- 1.9.d Stubs
- 1.9.e Load balancing (equal and unequal cost)
- 1.9.f Metrics
About CCNP Enterprise Certification and Training program:
I'll give you my advice and it's my point of view only.
As previously said, you seem to have no pressure from external sources (employers, etc.) so no hurry besides time.
But consider this :
- Get CCNA R&S now and receive new CCNA on February 2020. Alright, then ? You'll have some knowledge of rip, eigrp and other stuff, which is still good to know. BUT you'll have the new CCNA without having studied for the part which are not included in CCNA R&S now. You'll have to get up to date by yourself if you want, in the future, get a CCNP or whatever ; if you want to be on the new "Cisco path".
- Get next CCNA : you'll be up to date, you'll be on the new path defined by Cisco. Alright, everything seems good. If, however, you want to study rip or other stuff, get yourself old materials or go for CCNP for which you'll be aligned to thanks to the new CCNA. This seems to put less pressure because you have more time in my opinion.
I'll add something. If you get your CCNA R&S and receive the brand new one after February 24 2020, you'll get the badge, the logo, I don't know how this works really. Maybe someone else could help me on this consideration but... In my opinion, a certification paper is valuable only if it's valuable for someone (employer, you maybe, etc.) Thing is, knowledge is, for me at least, the key of all things.
I'll go for the second option myself because I'm not in a hurry of getting a certification and because, in my country, having a badge or logo is not a concerned. All study materials for the new CCNA is not out on the market (yet) so I have a bit of time to learn about CCNA R&S before diving into the new CCNA. This is a way of getting best of both worlds for me.
So, I think you'll get the idea ; 1) "old" one and running to get back on track ("next level" of certs) 2) "new" one and getting knowledge of "old" one at your own pace. Thas how I see it. I once was for the first option but time put me in the second and it's pretty good after all.
You seem to know a bit about other certs so you know about what's ask on the "job market" in your contry I suppose.
Sorry for the long message and I hope it will help you a bit.