Lots of good advice.
I have done the fronts twice and the rears once on my Frontier in 85k miles. I tow fairly regularly and it is my first automatic transmission in a truck, ever. No compression braking, sadly, to smooth the transition. I like to have the Nissan shop manual at hand and watch a couple youtube videos on the process. You can always learn something new. Not sure if it was for the Frontier or my wife's sedan that the DIY youtuber was wearing a clown wig whilst changing brake pads. You just can't find that sort of entertainment everywhere.
1. Replaced pads and rotors with best OEM-ish parts from NAPA, turn factory rotors for future use.
2. Another set of best OEM-ish pads from NAPA, turned factory rotors back on.
NOTE: Caliper pin rubber booties (the ones ON the pins INSIDE the caliper, not the outside ones that keep out dirt) getting soft and a pain to put back in on second go 'round. Next time will replace them, too.
Replaced pads & rotors with best OEM-ish NAPA parts. Caliper pin booties again were overly soft and a pain to re-insert. Will replace next time.
If I have the time, I also like to replace the outside bootie deals.
C-Clamp vs Dedicated Tool Kit.
I'm a C-clamp man going way back. Like another poster wrote, use an old pad to get even pressure. Then my wife's sedan had the screw-pistons and I bought a 6-sided dice-like thingy that fits on the end of a 3/8" socket extension. It has different patterns I think on each face of the dice. So, I use the special tool when it is absolutely necessary. I am the last guy to criticize someone for buying yet another tool. You may have more tools than you can use in any given moment, but you can't have too many tools.
Forgot to mention that I do a mild bedding. The routine posted is about 2x to 3x more than i do. Maybe more a test to make sure things are working, but has mild bedding side effects.