CCIE Professional HelpProgent's operational structure is designed to make the best IT skills accessible quickly and affordably. Progent is unmatched in the network support industry for being able to offer convenient, quick, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after network professionals who qualify for this prestigious certification only after intense examination by Cisco.

CCIE is the premier certification for networking engineers, and indicates an individual's networking skills at the master level. Individuals who pass both of the required exams, one written and the other in a hands-on lab environment, are awarded a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually requires at least three years of practical experience architecting, implementing, operating, and troubleshooting sophisticated Cisco networks. Earning a CCIE certificate also requires a familiarity with Cisco devices and Cisco networking solutions, extensive understanding of Local and Wide Area Network mechanisms, and an in-depth familiarity with the network protocols associated with routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The prestigious CCIE certification has been voted the most technically advanced IT credential by CertMag.

The Skills of a Cisco CCIE Engineer
CCIE certification recognizes engineers with the skills and experience to succeed in the most challenging tasks in networking. The CCIE exams given by Cisco are continually revised to grow with the industry, focusing on current environments and real-world problems. The CCIE certification is active for two years, and to renew it consultants need to pass a Cisco renewal exam. This ensures that CCIEs do not get out of date or too specialized in order that they can offer the latest approaches to a broad array of challenges associated with the most recent network and security products and technology.

CCIEs are a highly-select class of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco qualified professionals qualify for the CCIE credential, a tiny minority of IT professionals worldwide. By 2010, approximately 5,000 CCIEs were located in the US. Progent retains the services of around a dozen CCIE-certified engineers on its remote and on-site network support group, which represents an exceptionally large number for a publicly accessible small business IT support organization.

CCIEs can handle even the most challenging issues encountered in network planning, deployment, management, security, and repair. CCIEs work on a privileged basis with Cisco's in-house support staff in identifying anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network administration tools and coming up with workarounds or obtaining software patches to resolve problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value since their deep experience enables them to solve complex problems rapidly. In many cases, less seasoned consultants can spend many hours or even days wrestling with a problem that an experienced CCIE can solve in a few minutes.

The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco networking solutions, but also have a variety of advanced technical certifications such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a major network protection credential such as CISSP or CISM. This permits Progent to provide end-to-end services that address a broad array of technologies without incurring needless costs and delays orchestrating too many specialists.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs work for large enterprises or nationwide Internet providers, and so their help is not readily accessible to small businesses. Progent is among the rare support providers that makes CCIEs accessible to assist small and medium sized companies. Also, Progent offers fast contact with a CCIE-certified consultant online so that you can receive timely help for urgent network problems that are impacting business productivity but are beyond the scope of your ordinary network maintenance resources. Progent's CCIE consultants can tie into your environment via state-of-the-art remote support tools in order to perform fast and economical diagnosis and repair of critical network problems. To find out how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for timely assistance with your network, visit Progent's Remote Support Services.

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