CCIE ConsultantsProgent's operational structure is geared towards making the best IT skills accessible on short notice and affordably. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting industry for the ability to offer easy, rapid, and cost-effective access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after networking professionals who earn this prestigious certification only after strenuous examination by Cisco.

CCIE is the premier recognition for network consultants, and certifies a person's networking knowledge at the master level. Candidates who pass the two required tests, one written and one in a lab environment, receive a CCIE credential from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE typically takes at least three years of practical seasoning architecting, implementing, managing, and repairing sophisticated Cisco networks. Qualifying for a CCIE certificate also requires a familiarity with Cisco devices and Cisco networking solutions, broad knowledge of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network mechanisms, and a detailed familiarity with the protocols associated with routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The elite CCIE credential has been voted the most technically advanced information technology credential by CertMag.

The Skills of a Cisco CCIE Consultant
Cisco's CCIE credential identifies experts with the knowledge and experience to succeed in the most difficult assignments in their field. The CCIE exams given by Cisco are regularly revised to grow along with the state of the art, concentrating on current technologies and practical applications. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to renew it consultants must pass a Cisco recertification test. This ensures that CCIEs do not become out of date or overly specialized so that they can provide the most advanced approaches to a broad array of problems involving the most recent networking technology.

CCIEs are a highly-select class of consultants. Below 3% of all Cisco accredited professionals achieve the CCIE level, a small minority of information technology professionals in the industry. By 2010, approximately 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were registered in the US. Progent offers the skills of around a dozen CCIE-certified engineers on its phone-support and on-site network support team, which is an extraordinarily high number for a publicly accessible small business IT service firm.

CCIEs can handle the most challenging issues involving network design, integration, management, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work on a privileged basis with Cisco's internal support staff in identifying problems with IOS Software network administration tools and coming up with alternate approaches or installing software updates to resolve problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value because their depth of experience allows them to fix seemingly intractable problems quickly. In common instances, less qualified consultants can spend hours or even days wrestling with a problem that a certified CCIE can solve in just minutes.

Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco networking solutions, but also have a variety of advanced technical credentials such as Microsoft MCSE, and an important network security certification such as CISA or CISM. This allows Progent to offer end-to-end services that address a broad range of technologies without requiring needless costs and interruptions managing too many consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs work for large enterprises or nationwide Internet providers, and so their services are not readily available to the general public. Progent is among the few consulting organizations that makes CCIEs accessible to assist small and mid-size companies. In addition, Progent offers quick contact with a CCIE online so that you can receive timely help for urgent network problems that are hurting worker efficiency but are outside the scope of your ordinary network maintenance resources. Progent's CCIE consultants can connect to your environment using the latest on-line support tools in order to provide fast and economical analysis and remediation of urgent system trouble. To learn how to talk to a Progent CCIE for timely help with your IT infrastructure, visit Progent's Online Support Services.

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