CCIE Certified ConsultingProgent's operational structure is designed to make top network support skills accessible quickly and affordably. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting industry for the ability to offer easy, quick, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after networking professionals who qualify for this rare certification only after intense testing by Cisco.

CCIE is the top recognition for networking professionals, and certifies an individual's networking skills at the expert level. Individuals who pass the two mandatory tests, one written and the other in a lab setting, receive a CCIE credential from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE typically takes at least three years of real-world experience architecting, implementing, managing, and repairing sophisticated Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE certificate also demands a familiarity with Cisco hardware and network solutions, extensive understanding of Local and Wide Area Network mechanisms, and an in-depth familiarity with the network protocols used on appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The elite CCIE certification has been voted the most technically advanced information technology credential by CertMag.

The Skills of a Cisco CCIE Consultant
CCIE credential identifies experts with the knowledge and background to handle the most difficult tasks in their field. The CCIE tests given by Cisco are regularly updated to evolve with the state of the art, concentrating on contemporary technologies and real-world problems. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to keep it current holders have to pass a Cisco recertification test. This guarantees that CCIE engineers do not get out of date or too focused in order that they can provide the latest approaches to the widest array of problems associated with the most current network and security products and technology.

CCIEs are a select class of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco certified professionals qualify for the CCIE certification, a tiny fraction of information technology professionals in the industry. In 2010, about 5,000 CCIEs were registered in the United States. Progent retains the skills of around 12 CCIE-certified engineers on its phone-support and on-site network support group, which represents an extraordinarily high number for a publicly accessible network support firm.

CCIEs can handle the most complex problems involving network design, integration, administration, protection, and repair. CCIEs operate closely with Cisco's internal support staff in isolating problems with IOS Software network administration tools and coming up with alternate approaches or installing software patches to correct problems. CCIEs represent an excellent value since their depth of experience allows them to fix complex problems quickly. In common cases, less qualified engineers can spend many hours or days struggling with a problem that an experienced CCIE can resolve in minutes.

Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco products, but have a variety of recognized technical credentials including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a major network protection certification such as CISSP or CISM. This permits Progent to provide complete services that address a broad array of IT products without incurring extra expenses and delays managing too many specialists.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs work for large enterprises or nationwide Internet providers, and so their services are not easily available to the general public. Progent is one of the rare consulting providers that makes CCIEs available to support small and medium sized businesses. Also, Progent offers quick contact with a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can get immediate help for complex network issues that are impacting worker efficiency but are beyond the experience of your local IT support providers. Progent's CCIE engineers can connect to your network via state-of-the-art remote support tools in order to perform quick and affordable diagnosis and remediation of urgent network problems. To learn how to talk to a Progent CCIE for timely assistance with your network, go to Progent's Remote Support Services.

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