CCIE Certified EngineersProgent's organization is geared towards making the best IT skills available quickly and affordably. Progent is unmatched in the network support industry for being able to offer convenient, quick, and cost-effective access to Cisco CCIEs. CCIEs are elite networking professionals who earn this prestigious certification only after intense testing by Cisco.

CCIE is the top certification for network engineers, and certifies an individual's networking skills at the expert level. Individuals who succeed in both of the required tests, one written and one in a lab setting, receive a CCIE credential from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE typically takes at least three years of real-world seasoning designing, deploying, operating, and troubleshooting large-scale Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE certificate also demands experience with Cisco hardware and Cisco networking software, broad knowledge of LAN and WAN technologies, and a detailed familiarity with the protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The prestigious CCIE certification has been recognized as the most advanced IT certification by CertMag.

The Skills of a CCIE Engineer
Cisco's CCIE credential recognizes engineers with the skills and experience to handle the most difficult assignments in networking. The CCIE exams given by Cisco are continually revised to evolve with network technology, concentrating on contemporary environments and practical applications. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to renew it engineers must take a Cisco recertification test. This guarantees that CCIEs do not become stale or too focused so that they can offer the most advanced solutions to the widest array of challenges involving the most advanced connectivity technology.

CCIEs are a select class of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco certified professionals qualify for the CCIE level, a small minority of information technology workers in the industry. By 2010, approximately 5,000 CCIEs were located in the US. Progent retains the skills of about 12 CCIEs on its phone-support and on-site network consulting group, which is an exceptionally large number for a publicly accessible network support company.

CCIEs can resolve even the most challenging issues involving network design, integration, administration, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work with the highest priority with Cisco's internal engineers in identifying problems with IOS Software network administration tools and developing workarounds or installing software updates to resolve problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value since their deep expertise allows them to solve complex problems rapidly. In common instances, less seasoned consultants can spend hours or days wrestling with a problem that an experienced CCIE can resolve in a few minutes.

The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco technologies, but also have multiple recognized technical credentials including Microsoft MCSE, and an important network protection credential such as CISA or CISM. This permits Progent to provide comprehensive solutions that address a broad range of IT products without requiring needless costs and delays managing multiple specialists.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs work for large corporations or nationwide Internet providers, and so their help is not readily accessible to the general public. Progent is one of the rare service providers that makes CCIEs available to support small and medium sized companies. Also, Progent offers quick access to a CCIE-certified consultant online so that you can get immediate support for urgent network problems that are impacting business efficiency but are beyond the scope of your local IT support personnel. Progent's CCIE consultants can connect to your environment using state-of-the-art on-line troubleshooting technology in order to provide fast and affordable analysis and remediation of critical network problems. To learn how to talk to a Progent CCIE for fast assistance with your IT infrastructure, go to Progent's Online Support Services.

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