CCIE Certified ConsultantsProgent's organizational structure is designed to make top IT talent accessible on short notice and economically. Progent is a leader in the IT consulting industry for being able to provide convenient, quick, and cost-effective access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are elite networking professionals who earn this prestigious certification by passing strenuous testing by Cisco.

CCIE is the premier certification for networking consultants, and certifies an individual's technical skills at the expert level. Candidates who succeed in the two required exams, one written and the other in a lab environment, are awarded a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually takes at least three years of real-world seasoning architecting, deploying, managing, and troubleshooting large-scale Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE certificate also demands a familiarity with Cisco devices and network software, broad knowledge of LAN/WAN mechanisms, and an in-depth familiarity with the protocols used on routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The elite CCIE certification has been recognized as the most advanced IT credential by CertMag.

The Skills of a CCIE Consultant
Cisco's CCIE certification recognizes experts with the skills and experience to succeed in the most difficult tasks in their field. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are continually updated to evolve along with the state of the art, focusing on contemporary environments and practical applications. The CCIE credential is valid for two years, and to renew it consultants need to pass a Cisco recertification exam. This ensures that CCIE engineers don't get stale or overly focused so that they can provide the most advanced approaches to the widest range of challenges associated with the most current connectivity technology.

CCIEs are a highly-select group of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco accredited individuals make it to the CCIE credential, a small minority of information technology workers worldwide. By 2010, around 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were estimated to be in the US. Progent offers the skills of around a dozen CCIE-certified engineers on its phone-support and on-site network consulting team, which is an exceptionally large number for a publicly accessible computer support organization.

CCIEs can resolve the most complex problems related to network planning, deployment, administration, protection, and repair. CCIEs work on a privileged basis with Cisco's in-house support staff in identifying anomalies with IOS Software network management utilities and developing alternate approaches or installing software updates to fix problems. CCIEs are an excellent value since their deep experience enables them to resolve complex problems quickly. In common cases, less seasoned consultants can spend many hours or even days struggling with a problem that a certified CCIE can solve in minutes.

The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco networking solutions, but have multiple recognized industry credentials such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a major network security credential such as CISA or CISM. This permits Progent to provide end-to-end services that incorporate a broad range of technologies without requiring extra costs and interruptions managing multiple consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs are employed by large enterprises or national ISPs, and so their services are not easily accessible to small businesses. Progent is among the few consulting firms that makes CCIEs available to support small and mid-size businesses. Also, Progent can provide fast access to a CCIE by phone so that you can get immediate support for complex network issues that are impacting worker productivity but are outside the experience of your ordinary IT support providers. Progent's CCIE consultants can connect to your environment via secure on-line troubleshooting technology in order to provide quick and economical diagnosis and repair of urgent system problems. To find out how to talk to a Progent CCIE for fast assistance with your network, visit Progent's Remote Support.

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