Cisco CCIE SupportProgent's operational structure is designed to make top network support skills accessible quickly and affordably. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting arena for being able to provide easy, rapid, and cost-effective access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are sought-after network engineers who qualify for this prestigious certification by passing intense testing by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the top certification for network consultants, and indicates a person's technical knowledge at the expert level. Candidates who succeed in the two required tests, one written and the other in a hands-on lab setting, are awarded a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually takes a minimum of three years of practical seasoning architecting, implementing, managing, and repairing complex Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE certificate also requires experience with Cisco devices and Cisco networking software, extensive understanding of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network mechanisms, and a detailed understanding of the protocols used on appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The prestigious CCIE credential has been recognized as the most advanced information technology certification by CertMag.

The Skills of a Cisco CCIE Engineer
Cisco's CCIE certification recognizes consultants with the knowledge and experience to succeed in the most challenging tasks in networking. The CCIE tests administered by Cisco are continually updated to grow along with network technology, focusing on contemporary technologies and practical problems. The CCIE certification is active for two years, and to keep it current engineers need to take a Cisco recertification exam. This guarantees that CCIE engineers don't become stale or too focused in order that they can provide the latest approaches to the widest array of problems involving the most current networking technology.

CCIEs are an elite class of consultants. Less than 3% of all Cisco qualified professionals make it to the CCIE credential, a tiny fraction of information technology professionals worldwide. By 2010, about 5,000 CCIEs were located in the United States. Progent retains the skills of about a dozen CCIE-certified engineers on its remote and on-site network consulting group, which is an extraordinarily large number for a publicly accessible computer service organization.

CCIEs can handle even the most challenging problems involving network design, deployment, management, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs operate closely with Cisco's in-house support staff in isolating problems with IOS Software network administration tools and developing workarounds or installing software updates to fix problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value because their deep expertise enables them to resolve complex problems quickly. In many instances, less qualified consultants can spend hours or even days struggling with a task that an experienced CCIE can resolve in minutes.

The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco networking solutions, but also have multiple recognized industry certifications such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a major network security certification such as CISA or CISM. This allows Progent to offer end-to-end solutions that incorporate a broad array of technologies without incurring needless costs and delays managing too many consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs are employed by large corporations or national Internet providers, and so their help is not easily accessible to small businesses. Progent is among the few support firms that makes CCIEs available to help small and mid-size companies. In addition, Progent can provide quick access to a CCIE-certified consultant online so that you can get immediate support for complex network issues that are impacting business efficiency but are outside the scope of your local network maintenance providers. Progent's CCIE consultants can tie into your environment using state-of-the-art remote troubleshooting technology in order to provide quick and affordable diagnosis and repair of urgent network problems. To learn how to talk to a Progent CCIE for fast help with your network, visit Progent's Online Support.

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