CCIE Consulting FirmProgent's organizational structure is designed to make top information technology skills accessible on short notice and economically. Progent is a leader in the network support arena for being able to provide convenient, rapid, and cost-effective access to Cisco CCIEs. CCIEs are sought-after networking professionals who qualify for this rare certification by passing intense testing by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the top certification for network consultants, and indicates an individual's technical skills at the expert level. Candidates who succeed in the two mandatory tests, one written and one in a lab setting, are awarded a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification typically takes a minimum of three years of real-world seasoning architecting, deploying, operating, and repairing large-scale Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE credential also requires experience with Cisco devices and Cisco networking solutions, extensive knowledge of Local and Wide Area Network mechanisms, and an in-depth understanding of the network protocols used on appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The prestigious CCIE credential has been voted the most advanced information technology credential by CertMag.

The Capabilities of a CCIE Consultant
CCIE certification recognizes engineers with the skills and background to succeed in the most difficult assignments in their field. The CCIE exams given by Cisco are continually revised to evolve along with network technology, focusing on contemporary environments and real-world problems. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to renew it consultants have to take a Cisco renewal exam. This ensures that CCIE engineers don't become stale or too focused so that they can provide the most advanced solutions to the widest array of problems associated with the most current networking products and technology.

CCIEs are a highly-select group of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco certified individuals achieve the CCIE level, a small minority of IT professionals in the industry. By 2010, around 5,000 CCIEs were estimated to be in the United States. Progent retains the services of around 12 CCIEs on its phone-support and on-site network consulting group, which represents an extraordinarily high number for a publicly accessible network service company.

CCIEs can resolve even the most challenging issues involving network design, integration, administration, security, and repair. CCIEs work on a privileged basis with Cisco's in-house support staff in identifying anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network management utilities and developing workarounds or installing software patches to fix problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value because their depth of expertise enables them to solve seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In common instances, less qualified consultants can spend hours or days struggling with a problem that a certified CCIE can resolve in minutes.

The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco networking solutions, but also have multiple recognized technical credentials including Microsoft MCSE, and a major network security certification such as CISSP or CISM. This allows Progent to provide complete services that incorporate a wide array of technologies without incurring needless costs and delays orchestrating multiple consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs work for large corporations or national Internet providers, and so their skills are not easily accessible to the general public. Progent is among the rare support organizations that makes CCIEs accessible to help small and mid-size businesses. In addition, Progent can provide quick access to a CCIE-certified consultant online so that you can get immediate support for complex network issues that are hurting worker efficiency but are beyond the experience of your ordinary IT support personnel. Progent's CCIE consultants can connect to your network by means of secure on-line support technology in order to provide fast and affordable analysis and remediation of critical system problems. To find out how to contact a Progent CCIE for timely help with your IT infrastructure, go to Progent's Online Support.

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