Cisco CCIE ConsultantsProgent's organization is designed to make the best IT skills available quickly and affordably. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting industry for being able to offer convenient, rapid, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are elite network engineers who qualify for this rare certification only after strenuous examination by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the most advanced certification for networking engineers, and certifies a person's technical knowledge at the expert level. Individuals who pass the two mandatory exams, one written and the other in a hands-on lab environment, are awarded a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification usually takes at least three years of real-world experience designing, deploying, managing, and repairing large-scale Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE credential also requires a familiarity with Cisco devices and Cisco networking software, broad understanding of LAN and WAN technologies, and an in-depth familiarity with the protocols associated with routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The prestigious CCIE certification has been recognized as the most technically advanced information technology certification by CertMag.

The Capabilities of a Cisco CCIE Engineer
Cisco's CCIE certification recognizes consultants with the knowledge and experience to handle the most difficult tasks in their field. The CCIE tests given by Cisco are regularly updated to evolve with the industry, focusing on current environments and practical problems. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to keep it current consultants need to take a Cisco renewal test. This guarantees that CCIE engineers do not become stale or overly specialized so that they can provide the latest solutions to a broad range of problems associated with the most recent network and security products and technology.

CCIEs are a select class of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco certified professionals make it to the CCIE level, a small fraction of information technology professionals worldwide. In 2010, about 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were registered in the United States. Progent retains the services of about a dozen CCIEs on its remote and on-site network support team, which is an exceptionally large number for an independent computer support organization.

CCIEs can handle even the most complex problems associated with network design, integration, administration, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work with the highest priority with Cisco's in-house engineers in isolating anomalies with IOS Software network administration tools and coming up with alternate approaches or obtaining software updates to resolve problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value since their deep expertise enables them to fix complex problems quickly. In many instances, less seasoned engineers can burn up many hours or even days wrestling with a task that an experienced CCIE can solve in just minutes.

Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco products, but also have multiple advanced technical credentials such as Microsoft MCSE, and a major network protection certification such as CISA or CISM. This allows Progent to offer comprehensive services that incorporate a broad range of technologies without incurring extra expenses and delays managing multiple consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs are employed by large corporations or nationwide ISPs, and so their services are not easily accessible to the general public. Progent is one of the rare support firms that makes CCIEs available to help small and medium sized companies. In addition, Progent can provide fast access to a CCIE by phone so that you can receive timely support for complex network issues that are hurting worker productivity but are outside the scope of your local IT maintenance personnel. Progent's CCIE support experts can tie into your environment by means of state-of-the-art remote troubleshooting tools in order to provide fast and affordable diagnosis and repair of urgent system trouble. To find out how to talk to a Progent CCIE for timely assistance with your IT infrastructure, visit Progent's Online Support Services.

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