Cisco CCIE ExpertiseProgent's organizational structure is geared towards making top information technology talent available on short notice and for a reasonable cost. Progent is a leader in the IT consulting arena for being able to offer easy, quick, and budget-friendly access to Cisco CCIEs. CCIEs are elite network engineers who earn this prestigious certification by passing strenuous examination by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the most advanced recognition for network professionals, and certifies a person's technical skills at the master level. Individuals who succeed in the two mandatory exams, one written and the other in a hands-on lab setting, are awarded a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE typically requires at least three years of real-world experience architecting, implementing, managing, and repairing complex Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE certificate also demands a familiarity with Cisco hardware and network software, extensive understanding of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network mechanisms, and a detailed understanding of the protocols used on routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The prestigious CCIE certification has been voted the most advanced IT credential by CertMag.

The Capabilities of a Cisco CCIE Engineer
The CCIE certification recognizes experts with the knowledge and experience to handle the most challenging assignments in networking. The CCIE tests given by Cisco are continually updated to evolve with network technology, focusing on current environments and practical problems. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to renew it holders need to take a Cisco recertification exam. This guarantees that CCIE engineers do not get out of date or overly specialized so that they can provide the most advanced approaches to a broad range of challenges associated with the most current networking technology.

CCIEs are a select class of consultants. Below 3% of all Cisco certified professionals make it to the CCIE certification, a tiny minority of IT professionals worldwide. In 2010, approximately 5,000 CCIEs were registered in the United States. Progent retains the skills of about a dozen CCIE-certified engineers on its phone-support and on-site IT consulting group, which represents an exceptionally high number for a publicly accessible small business IT service company.

CCIEs can handle even the most challenging problems associated with network design, integration, management, protection, and repair. CCIEs operate on a privileged basis with Cisco's in-house support staff in isolating anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network management utilities and coming up with workarounds or obtaining software updates to correct problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value because their depth of experience enables them to fix complex problems rapidly. In common instances, less qualified consultants can burn up hours or days wrestling with a problem that a certified CCIE can resolve in minutes.

The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco networking solutions, but have a variety of recognized industry certifications including Microsoft MCSE, and a major network protection certification such as CISSP or CISA. This permits Progent to offer comprehensive services that incorporate a broad array of IT products without requiring extra costs and interruptions managing too many specialists.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs are employed by large enterprises or nationwide Internet providers, and so their services are not easily available to small businesses. Progent is among the rare support providers that makes CCIEs available to assist small and mid-size companies. Also, Progent can provide fast access to a CCIE-certified consultant online so that you can get timely support for urgent network problems that are hurting business productivity but are outside the scope of your local IT support personnel. Progent's CCIE engineers can connect to your network using sophisticated remote support tools in order to perform quick and economical diagnosis and remediation of critical system trouble. To learn how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for timely assistance with your IT infrastructure, visit Progent's Remote Support.

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