Cisco CCIE SupportProgent's operational structure is optimized to make the best network support skills accessible on short notice and economically. Progent is a leader in the network support industry for being able to offer convenient, rapid, and cost-effective access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). Cisco-certified CCIEs are elite network engineers who earn this prestigious certification only after intense testing by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the premier certification for network consultants, and certifies a person's technical knowledge at the expert level. Candidates who pass the two required exams, one written and the other in a lab setting, are awarded a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification typically takes a minimum of three years of real-world experience designing, deploying, operating, and troubleshooting large-scale Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE credential also requires a familiarity with Cisco devices and network solutions, broad understanding of Local and Wide Area Network technologies, and an in-depth understanding of the protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The elite CCIE certification has been recognized as the most advanced information technology credential by CertMag.

The Skills of a CCIE Consultant
The CCIE credential identifies consultants with the skills and experience to succeed in the most challenging tasks in networking. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are regularly revised to grow with the state of the art, concentrating on current environments and practical problems. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to keep it current consultants must pass a Cisco renewal test. This ensures that CCIEs don't become stale or too specialized in order that they can offer the most advanced approaches to a broad array of challenges involving the most recent network and security products and technology.

CCIEs are a select class of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco qualified professionals qualify for the CCIE level, a tiny fraction of IT workers in the industry. In 2010, around 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were estimated to be in the US. Progent offers the services of about a dozen CCIEs on its remote and on-site network support group, which is an extraordinarily large number for an independent computer service organization.

CCIEs can resolve even the most complex problems involving network design, deployment, management, security, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work with the highest priority with Cisco's in-house support staff in identifying problems with Cisco IOS Software network administration utilities and coming up with alternate approaches or installing software updates to resolve problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value because their deep experience allows them to solve complex problems quickly. In many instances, less seasoned consultants can burn up many hours or even days struggling with a task that a certified CCIE can solve in just minutes.

Most Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco products, but also have multiple advanced industry certifications such as Microsoft MCSE, and an important network protection credential such as CISA or CISM. This allows Progent to provide complete services that address a wide range of technologies without requiring needless costs and delays orchestrating multiple specialists.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs are employed by large enterprises or nationwide Internet providers, and so their services are not easily accessible to small businesses. Progent is among the rare consulting providers that makes CCIEs accessible to assist small and mid-size companies. Also, Progent offers quick access to a CCIE online so that you can get timely help for urgent network issues that are hurting worker efficiency but are outside the experience of your local network support personnel. Progent's CCIE engineers can tie into your environment using secure on-line troubleshooting tools in order to perform fast and economical analysis and remediation of urgent network problems. To learn how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for timely help with your network, visit Progent's Online Support.

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