CCIE EngineersProgent's organizational structure is designed to make top network support talent accessible quickly and for a reasonable cost. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting arena for being able to provide easy, rapid, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after networking engineers who qualify for this prestigious certification only after intense examination by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the most advanced recognition for networking engineers, and indicates an individual's networking skills at the expert level. Candidates who succeed in the two required tests, one written and one in a hands-on lab environment, are awarded a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually requires a minimum of three years of practical experience architecting, implementing, operating, and troubleshooting complex Cisco networks. Earning a CCIE certificate also requires a familiarity with Cisco devices and network solutions, extensive knowledge of LAN/WAN mechanisms, and an in-depth understanding of the network protocols used on appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The prestigious CCIE certification has been voted the most technically advanced information technology credential by CertMag.

The Capabilities of a Cisco CCIE Consultant
Cisco's CCIE credential recognizes consultants with the skills and experience to succeed in the most difficult tasks in networking. The CCIE tests given by Cisco are continually updated to grow along with the industry, concentrating on current environments and practical problems. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to renew it holders need to pass a Cisco renewal exam. This ensures that CCIE engineers do not become out of date or overly specialized so that they can provide the latest solutions to the widest range of challenges associated with the most advanced network and security technology.

CCIEs are a highly-select group of consultants. Less than 3% of all Cisco qualified individuals make it to the CCIE certification, a tiny fraction of information technology workers worldwide. In 2010, around 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were registered in the United States. Progent offers the services of about a dozen CCIE-certified engineers on its remote and on-site network support team, which represents an exceptionally high number for an independent small business IT support company.

CCIEs can handle the most complex problems encountered in network design, deployment, management, security, and repair. CCIEs operate with the highest priority with Cisco's internal engineers in identifying anomalies with IOS Software network management utilities and coming up with alternate approaches or installing software updates to resolve problems. CCIEs are an excellent value since their deep experience allows them to solve seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In common instances, less seasoned engineers can burn up hours or days struggling with a problem that a certified CCIE can solve in just minutes.

The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco networking solutions, but have a variety of advanced technical credentials such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a major network security credential such as CISSP or CISA. This allows Progent to provide end-to-end services that address a wide array of IT products without incurring needless costs and interruptions managing too many consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs work for large corporations or national Internet providers, and so their skills are not easily available to the general public. Progent is among the few service providers that makes CCIEs available to assist small and medium sized businesses. Also, Progent can provide fast access to a CCIE online so that you can receive timely help for urgent network problems that are impacting worker efficiency but are beyond the experience of your ordinary network support providers. Progent's CCIE support experts can connect to your environment using sophisticated on-line troubleshooting tools in order to perform fast and economical diagnosis and repair of critical system trouble. To find out how to contact a Progent CCIE for fast help with your network, go to Progent's Online Support Services.

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