CCIE Certified ConsultantsProgent's organizational structure is geared towards making the best network support skills available on short notice and for a reasonable cost. Progent is unmatched in the network support industry for being able to offer easy, rapid, and cost-effective access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are sought-after network professionals who qualify for this prestigious certification only after strenuous testing by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the premier certification for network professionals, and indicates an individual's networking knowledge at the master level. Candidates who succeed in the two required exams, one written and one in a hands-on lab environment, are awarded a CCIE credential from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually requires at least three years of practical seasoning designing, implementing, managing, and troubleshooting complex Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE certificate also demands experience with Cisco hardware and Cisco networking solutions, extensive understanding of LAN/WAN technologies, and a detailed familiarity with the network protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The prestigious CCIE certification has been voted the most advanced IT credential by CertMag.

The Skills of a CCIE Engineer
Cisco's CCIE credential recognizes consultants with the knowledge and experience to handle the most challenging tasks in their field. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are continually revised to evolve along with the industry, focusing on contemporary environments and practical applications. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to keep it current holders need to pass a Cisco recertification exam. This guarantees that CCIEs do not become out of date or too focused so that they can provide the latest approaches to the widest array of challenges involving the most current networking products and technology.

CCIEs are an elite class of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco certified professionals achieve the CCIE level, a tiny fraction of IT workers worldwide. By 2010, approximately 5,000 CCIEs were estimated to be in the United States. Progent retains the services of about 12 CCIEs on its phone-support and on-site network consulting team, which represents an extraordinarily large number for a publicly accessible small business IT service firm.

CCIEs can handle even the most challenging issues encountered in network planning, deployment, administration, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work with the highest priority with Cisco's in-house engineers in isolating anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network administration utilities and coming up with workarounds or installing software patches to resolve problems. CCIEs are an excellent value since their depth of expertise enables them to solve complex problems quickly. In many cases, less seasoned engineers can spend many hours or even days wrestling with a problem that a certified CCIE can solve in just minutes.

The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco networking solutions, but also have multiple advanced industry credentials such as Microsoft MCSE, and an important network security certification such as CISSP or CISM. This allows Progent to provide comprehensive solutions that address a wide array of technologies without requiring extra expenses and delays orchestrating multiple consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs are employed by large corporations or nationwide ISPs, and so their services are not readily available to the general public. Progent is among the few service firms that makes CCIEs accessible to support small and medium sized companies. Also, Progent offers fast access to a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can get immediate support for complex network problems that are hurting worker efficiency but are outside the experience of your ordinary network maintenance personnel. Progent's CCIE engineers can tie into your network using state-of-the-art on-line support technology in order to perform fast and economical analysis and repair of critical system problems. To find out how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for fast help with your network, visit Progent's Remote Support.

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