Cisco CCIE ConsultantsProgent's operational structure is geared towards making the best information technology talent accessible on short notice and for a reasonable cost. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting arena for the ability to offer convenient, quick, and cost-effective access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are elite network professionals who qualify for this rare certification by passing intense testing by Cisco.

CCIE is the top recognition for network professionals, and certifies an individual's networking skills at the master level. Individuals who succeed in the two mandatory tests, one written and one in a hands-on lab setting, are awarded a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification typically requires a minimum of three years of practical experience architecting, implementing, operating, and repairing sophisticated Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE certificate also requires a familiarity with Cisco hardware and network solutions, extensive understanding of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network mechanisms, and a detailed familiarity with the network protocols used on routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The prestigious CCIE credential has been voted the most technically advanced IT certification by CertMag.

The Capabilities of a CCIE Engineer
The CCIE certification recognizes consultants with the skills and background to handle the most challenging assignments in networking. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are continually updated to grow along with the state of the art, focusing on current environments and real-world applications. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to keep it current holders have to take a Cisco recertification exam. This guarantees that CCIE engineers do not become out of date or overly focused so that they can offer the latest solutions to a broad range of challenges associated with the most current network and security technology.

CCIEs are a select class of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco certified individuals make it to the CCIE certification, a small fraction of information technology professionals worldwide. In 2010, about 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were located in the United States. Progent retains the services of about a dozen CCIEs on its remote and on-site IT consulting team, which represents an extraordinarily large number for an independent computer support company.

CCIEs can handle even the most complex issues associated with network design, integration, management, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work closely with Cisco's in-house engineers in identifying anomalies with IOS Software network administration utilities and developing workarounds or installing software updates to correct problems. CCIEs are an excellent value since their depth of expertise enables them to fix complex problems quickly. In many cases, less qualified engineers can spend many hours or days struggling with a task that a certified CCIE can solve in just minutes.

Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco products, but have multiple advanced industry certifications such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and an important security credential such as CISA or CISM. This allows Progent to offer end-to-end solutions that address a wide array of technologies without incurring needless expenses and interruptions managing multiple consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs are employed by large enterprises or nationwide ISPs, and so their help is not easily accessible to small businesses. Progent is among the rare consulting firms that makes CCIEs accessible to support small and mid-size companies. Also, Progent offers quick contact with a CCIE by phone so that you can receive timely support for complex network problems that are hurting worker productivity but are outside the experience of your local network support providers. Progent's CCIE engineers can connect to your environment using the latest remote troubleshooting technology in order to provide fast and affordable analysis and remediation of critical network trouble. To learn how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for fast help with your IT infrastructure, go to Progent's Online Support.

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