CCIE Certified EngineersProgent's operational structure is optimized to make top IT skills accessible on short notice and affordably. Progent is unmatched in the network support industry for being able to offer easy, quick, and cost-effective access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are sought-after networking engineers who earn this rare certification by passing intense examination by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the premier recognition for network engineers, and certifies an individual's technical skills at the expert level. Individuals who succeed in both of the required exams, one written and the other in a lab environment, are awarded a CCIE certificate from Cisco. CCIE certification typically takes a minimum of three years of practical seasoning architecting, implementing, operating, and repairing large-scale Cisco networks. Earning a CCIE credential also demands a familiarity with Cisco hardware and Cisco networking solutions, extensive understanding of Local and Wide Area Network mechanisms, and a detailed familiarity with the protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The prestigious CCIE certification has been recognized as the most advanced IT credential by CertMag.

The Skills of a Cisco CCIE Consultant
Cisco's CCIE credential recognizes engineers with the skills and experience to succeed in the most difficult assignments in their field. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are regularly revised to evolve along with the state of the art, concentrating on current technologies and real-world problems. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to renew it engineers have to take a Cisco recertification exam. This guarantees that CCIEs don't get stale or overly focused in order that they can provide the most advanced solutions to a broad range of challenges involving the most recent networking products and technology.

CCIEs are an elite group of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco accredited professionals make it to the CCIE credential, a small fraction of IT workers worldwide. By 2010, around 5,000 CCIEs were estimated to be in the US. Progent retains the services of about a dozen CCIE-certified engineers on its phone-support and on-site IT support team, which represents an exceptionally high number for an independent network service company.

CCIEs can resolve the most difficult problems encountered in network design, deployment, management, security, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work with the highest priority with Cisco's in-house support staff in isolating problems with IOS Software network administration tools and developing workarounds or installing software patches to fix problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value since their deep experience allows them to fix complex problems quickly. In many instances, less seasoned consultants can spend many hours or days wrestling with a task that an experienced CCIE can resolve in minutes.

Most Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco networking solutions, but have multiple advanced industry certifications including Microsoft MCSE, and an important network security certification such as CISA or CISM. This allows Progent to provide complete services that incorporate a wide range of IT products without requiring extra costs and interruptions managing multiple consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs work for large enterprises or national Internet providers, and so their skills are not easily accessible to small businesses. Progent is among the rare support providers that makes CCIEs available to support small and mid-size businesses. Also, Progent can provide quick contact with a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can get immediate help for complex network issues that are impacting worker efficiency but are outside the scope of your ordinary network maintenance resources. Progent's CCIE consultants can tie into your environment using the latest on-line support tools in order to perform quick and economical analysis and repair of critical network problems. To find out how to contact a Progent CCIE for fast help with your network, go to Progent's Online Support.

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