CCIE Certified Consulting and Support ServicesProgent's organizational structure is geared towards making top IT talent accessible quickly and economically. Progent is a leader in the network support arena for being able to offer easy, quick, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are sought-after networking professionals who qualify for this rare certification by passing intense examination by Cisco.

CCIE is the most advanced certification for networking engineers, and certifies an individual's networking knowledge at the master level. Candidates who pass both of the mandatory exams, one written and the other in a hands-on lab setting, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco. CCIE certification typically requires a minimum of three years of real-world experience designing, implementing, managing, and repairing sophisticated Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE credential also requires experience with Cisco devices and network solutions, broad knowledge of LAN and WAN technologies, and an in-depth understanding of the network protocols used on appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The elite CCIE certification has been recognized as the most technically advanced information technology credential by CertMag.

The Capabilities of a Cisco CCIE Consultant
The CCIE credential recognizes engineers with the skills and experience to succeed in the most difficult assignments in their field. The CCIE exams given by Cisco are regularly updated to evolve with network technology, focusing on contemporary technologies and real-world problems. The CCIE credential is valid for two years, and to renew it engineers have to pass a Cisco recertification test. This ensures that CCIE engineers do not become stale or overly specialized in order that they can offer the most advanced approaches to the widest array of problems associated with the most recent networking products and technology.

CCIEs are an elite class of consultants. Below 3% of all Cisco qualified professionals qualify for the CCIE level, a tiny fraction of information technology professionals worldwide. In 2010, approximately 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were estimated to be in the US. Progent retains the skills of around 12 CCIE-certified engineers on its remote and on-site IT consulting team, which represents an extraordinarily large number for an independent small business IT support company.

CCIEs can resolve the most challenging issues associated with network planning, integration, administration, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work closely with Cisco's internal support staff in isolating anomalies with IOS Software network administration utilities and coming up with workarounds or installing software patches to correct problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value because their deep experience allows them to solve seemingly intractable problems quickly. In common cases, less seasoned engineers can spend many hours or even days struggling with a task that an experienced CCIE can resolve in a few minutes.

Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco technologies, but have a variety of recognized industry credentials including Microsoft MCSE, and an important security certification such as CISSP or CISM. This permits Progent to offer end-to-end services that address a wide range of technologies without requiring extra expenses and delays managing multiple consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs are employed by large corporations or nationwide Internet providers, and so their services are not readily available to small businesses. Progent is one of the rare service organizations that makes CCIEs available to support small and medium sized businesses. Also, Progent offers fast contact with a CCIE-certified consultant online so that you can receive timely help for complex network issues that are impacting business efficiency but are beyond the scope of your ordinary network support resources. Progent's CCIE engineers can connect to your network using secure on-line troubleshooting technology in order to perform quick and economical analysis and remediation of critical system problems. To learn how to contact a Progent CCIE for fast assistance with your IT infrastructure, go to Progent's Online Support.

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