CCIE Certified ExpertiseProgent's operational structure is designed to make top network support talent available quickly and economically. Progent is a leader in the network support arena for being able to offer convenient, rapid, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are sought-after network professionals who qualify for this rare certification by passing intense testing by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the premier recognition for networking engineers, and indicates an individual's technical skills at the master level. Candidates who pass both of the mandatory exams, one written and the other in a hands-on lab environment, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually takes a minimum of three years of practical experience designing, deploying, operating, and repairing sophisticated Cisco networks. Qualifying for a CCIE credential also requires experience with Cisco hardware and network software, broad understanding of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network technologies, and an in-depth familiarity with the network protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The elite CCIE credential has been recognized as the most advanced IT credential by CertMag.

The Skills of a CCIE Engineer
Cisco's CCIE credential recognizes engineers with the knowledge and background to handle the most difficult assignments in their field. The CCIE tests administered by Cisco are regularly updated to grow with the industry, concentrating on current environments and real-world applications. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to keep it current holders must pass a Cisco renewal test. This guarantees that CCIEs don't become out of date or overly specialized in order that they can offer the latest approaches to a broad range of problems involving the most recent network and security technology.

CCIEs are an elite group of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco certified individuals qualify for the CCIE level, a small minority of IT professionals worldwide. By 2010, around 5,000 CCIEs were registered in the United States. Progent retains the skills of around 12 CCIEs on its remote and on-site network support group, which is an extraordinarily large number for a publicly accessible computer support organization.

CCIEs can handle even the most complex issues related to network planning, deployment, management, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs operate closely with Cisco's internal support staff in isolating problems with Cisco IOS Software network management utilities and developing workarounds or obtaining software updates to fix problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value since their deep expertise allows them to solve seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In many cases, less qualified engineers can burn up hours or days wrestling with a problem that a certified CCIE can resolve in a few minutes.

Most Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco networking solutions, but have multiple advanced industry certifications such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and an important network security credential such as CISSP or CISA. This allows Progent to provide complete solutions that address a broad array of IT products without incurring extra costs and interruptions orchestrating multiple consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs are employed by large enterprises or national ISPs, and so their help is not easily accessible to small businesses. Progent is among the few support firms that makes CCIEs accessible to assist small and mid-size companies. In addition, Progent can provide fast access to a CCIE-certified consultant online so that you can receive immediate help for urgent network issues that are impacting worker productivity but are outside the experience of your local IT maintenance resources. Progent's CCIE support experts can connect to your network using the latest on-line troubleshooting tools in order to provide quick and economical diagnosis and repair of critical network trouble. To find out how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for fast assistance with your IT infrastructure, go to Progent's Remote Support.

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